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Thali Regional Cuisine of India - New Haven

Thali Regional Cuisine of India - New Haven Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.thali.com
  • Email: prasad@thali.com
  • Phone: (203) 777-1177
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday 12:00pm-2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday 5:00pm-10:00pm, Friday & Saturday 5:00pm-11:00pm, Sunday 4:00pm-9:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Tapas / Small Plates
  • Executive Chef: Prasad Chirnomula Chef / Owner
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: Custom Menus for any occasion, special theme parties, Tandoori Nights and or Curry Parties.
  • Private Party Facilities: we have two Private Dining Rooms for business, corporate and private functions. Chef tasting menus and or pre-fix dinners and wine tasting regional Indian cuisine dinners.
  • Private Party Contact: Prasad Chirnomula (203) 777-1177

Getting there

  • Cross Street: George Street
  • Public Transit: New Haven train Station is ten minutes walk.
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Street and private lot. Parking validated in the private lot.
A word from Thali Regional Cuisine of India - New Haven
THALI is an innovative restaurant in New Haven whose chef, Prasad Chirnomula, is determined to change the way you think about Indian food. Dishes come from all over India. Rated excellent by The New York Times. The service is gracious and careful, with an eye toward educating the clientele. Eating at Thali is like taking a crash course in the diversity of Indian cuisines , and it is tremendous fun. As good as the food is here, the desserts stand out. Roomy and well lit, with comfortable, attractive chairs. Lounge has low tables for more intimate seating. THE SPACE Roomy and well lit, with comfortable, attractive chairs. Lounge has low tables for more intimate seating. Wheelchair access. THE CROWD Quiet, urban, a little dressy. THE BAR Full bar and well-priced wine list with great choice of Austrian, German and Alsatian whites that are excellent with spicy food; appealing selection of specialty cocktails.Continued
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Awards voted by OpenTable diners
  • Diners' Choice WinnerIndian
  • Diners' Choice WinnerFit for Foodies
Diner Reviews
  • "We did the small plates and tasted several different things. All of them delicious."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "Great food but the service was bad the night we were there."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great Indian food. The chicken tikka kabab was amazing!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "It was great wished it had sitar thats all, food n service was very good along with portions"
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I took my wife here for a valentines day dinner since she loves Indian food so much. I on the other hand had reservations. I looked over the menu ahead of time and saw some items I liked. I ordered the roasted duck and she the lamb. I just dove in and tried everything that was on the table. I was impressed as the duck was not fatty and reminded me of a pork loin. Weird thing is I havent had pork in over 30 years. The lamb came out like giant lamb pops and were seasoned to perfection. All in all I recommend this place and will be making a return visit soon."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Not your usual Fare! Very fresh takes on Traditional indian dishes. The weekend buffet is not to be missed! Large restaurant with plenty of seating, nice modern decor. Worth going; good value"
    Dined on 1/26/2014
  • "We haven't been for Indian food for several years and tried Thalia after the Best of CT magazine came out naming it #1 in CT. It was excellent, the waiter was very helpful, explaining various dishes, and making my wife's entree slightly less hot. Nice wines by the glass and beer list. All around enjoyable."
    Dined on 1/12/2014
  • "Took a work party of 6 out to dinner to celebrate the new year. The restaurant comfortably accommodated us and provided very tasty high quality food, great cocktails and attentive but not smothering service. Will definitely be coming back."
    Dined on 1/8/2014
  • "Ate here for the first time this summer and food was awesome. This time food was good but not excellent. Entrée ordered described as spicy but was not very. I ordered a signature ginger based cocktail again this time but I could barely taste the ginger. Food was served warm but not hot."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "The curry at Thali still feels like it has a regional flavour - it's not overcome by cream or sugar, it's full of carefully constructed spice and tastes absolutely wonderful. Everything we ordered on New Year's Eve was wonderful. It may be more spicy than you're used to, so avoid the dishes marked as spicy if you're averse to some heat! We will be back to try more of the menu!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Our meal was good to very good: baked spinach (served cold) for a shared appetizer, chicken curry and duck (missing the taste of the tandoor oven in which it was reportedly baked). Service was extremely solicitous and pleasant. Wine list was up to the job. Ambiance was reminiscent of Hayes Bickford cafeterias and sort of a downer. A six-block walk from the upscale neighborhood around the Yale Art Museum on Chapel Street into an increasingly downscale and sketchy neighborhood on Orange Street."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "Thali is our favorite spot for Indian food! The flavors are subtle and unique from dish to dish, and we always have a hard time identifying a favorite. Our party of three started with Jaipori chicken kababs and Ragda patties to accompany our creative and delicious cocktails. We then moved on to shrimp biryani, Kori Gasi and lamb vindaloo, of course accompanied by raita and naan. Every dish was absolutely delicious. There wasn't a drop left when we were finished! If you think all Indian restaurants are the same, think again. Eating at Thali is a unique treat!"
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "We visit Thali quiet often, food and service has always been exceptional. Parking is across the street and the restaurant validates your parking ticket so no need to look for street parking which is a big plus for the downtown restaurants. This is one of our favorite New Haven restaurants."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "The spices complimented the food but were not overwhelming. The cocktails were very imaginative, perfect for my sweet tooth.The service was attentive, but not intrusive. I would have preferred a little more light."
    Dined on 11/7/2013
  • "Excellent capable service, food was tasty, and arrived hot and as described by the staff. Very helpful with gluten sensitivity choices. Will be back!"
    Dined on 10/13/2013