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Tiffin Bistro
Tiffin Bistro

Tiffin Bistro Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.tiffin-bistro.com
  • Email: bpizzi@mytashan.com
  • Phone: (215) 468-0104
  • Hours of Operation: Dinner: Sunday thru Thursday 4-11 pm
    Dinner: Friday and Saturday 4-12am
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Contemporary Indian, Indian
  • Executive Chef: Kirti Pant
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Smoking Area, Smoking Area (patio only), Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: Contact Event Coordinator Brion Pizzi @ bpizzi@mytashan.com

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S 11th Street
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Tiffin Bistro
Fun, lively, energetic Tiffin Bistro at 11th and Federal. The much anticipated addition to south philly's myriad of restaurants. Enjoy a modern twist on the flavors and spices of India with a dynamic menu created by Chef Kirti Pant of Junoon fame in NYC. Enjoy clever and intricate dishes like pepper crab, gunpowder scallops, chili garlic calamari. or indulge in our contempory twist on more traditional favorites like Malai Kofta or Chicken Tikka Masala. Chef Kirti Pant transforms Indian cuisine with only the freshest of ingredients. Be sure to make reservations...this place fills up fast!!!!Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "We had a LivingSocial deal for Tiffin which came with 2 appetizers, 2 entrees, 2 classic naan, and 2 desserts. This was our first visit to Tiffin (11th & Federal location). We started off with the Aloo Papri Chaat and the Chili Garlic Calamari. The calamari was underwhelming - under seasoned and very chewy. We waited an hour+ for our entrees to come out - the Chicken Vindaloo and Lamb Roganjosh - both of which were very good. The lamb was very tender - the vindaloo was a bit too spicy for the wife's liking but it was flavorful. The classic naan was also delicious. For dessert they only had the Rasmalai so we got two of those. I'm not so much of a dessert person but it was very good. The wait for the food was a bit aggravating."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "This is the fourth Tiffin in the city I have visited and while all are unique in service and presentation, they all have in common delicious food."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "I have always loved Tiffin's cuisine, but I had to rely on delivery as their closest restaurant was too far for me to get to on public transportation. Luckily, Tiffin Bistro is very convenient for those of us in Center City. The menu had a large selection and everyone in my party raved about the food! My party of 6 shared 3 apps and 4 entrees. The drinks were excellent too. We had a great time and will definitely return!!"
    Dined on 3/9/2014
  • "We had a 7:15 reservation and we were seated as soon as we arrived. We didn't leave until 10:45. The restaurant was full and the waiter was great but the kitchen could not handle it. Thank goodness the food was good. We will try it again but, if the experience is the same, that will be the last time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food was very, very good. Prob. the best Indian food we have had in a long time. Perfect balance of flavor and spice. We will go back for sure. Very helpful and personal service-"
    Dined on 1/31/2014
  • "The pork belly had to be sent back because it was incredibly overcooked (came out rock hard). The other entree we ordered (lamb) was better, but not fantastic."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "My friend and I recently dined at Tiffin. The food was delicious and our server was extremely pleasant. They now have their liqour license, and the bar looks great! I will definitely be back."
    Dined on 11/12/2013
  • "I have been a fan of a few Tiffins in the area but this one must be using different recipes or something, The portions were extrememly small and the food was terrible. The only seasoning recognizable throughout the entire meal was salt. The pork belly was over cooked and tasted like extra salty beef jerky, the tikka masala tasted like salty water and the nann was soggy."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "We had a wonderful time celebrating my birthday. Our server was attentive and friendly. The food service was timed well. The food was authentic and cooked well. Loved the interior design and the intimacy it created."
    Dined on 10/22/2013
  • "There was ups and downs to my visit at Tiffin Bistro. I was disappointed by the service, they messed up our entree orders, forgot our Naan and even though we arrived before other patrons, we were served almost last. Though I have to give the props for their Cauliflower Bezule(spelling may be off..) Their chicken tikki Masala had a weird after taste. I'm not sure. Though I am a big believer of trying new places...but I probably won't be going back to Tiffin Bistro again."
    Dined on 10/11/2013
  • "We heard great things about Tiffin, and were excited for it's entry into the neighborhood. The food was a let down. Many dishes seemed Americanized. Pesto nan bread? Why? The Aloo appetizer was described as Indian Nachos, and looked very unappetizing. The entrees took a very long time to come out—we found ourselves "turtling" (turning around to look if out food was coming). Atmosphere is generic, with random top 40s music, and two big TV screens playing Nascar and Basketball. I would have preferred traditional Indian tunes. Also the wait staff seemed bored, and were casually hanging around chit chatting. We will not be returning."
    Dined on 8/23/2013
  • "The appetizers were wonderful but the main course was sub par to say the least. My lamb was overcooked and uneventful and the pork belly was odd in both sweet flavor and texture. You could barely recognize that it was pork belly. I'll stick with the pizzas at tiffin etc"
    Dined on 7/18/2013