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Thanal Indian Tavern

4.8
266 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Welcome to Thanal Indian Tavern!
Fresh Indian Cuisine for everyone!
Our attempt is to transport you to into culinary journey of India by skipping all the touristy spots and take you straight to the heart of the culture. This unique food and drinks menu are to inspire and appeal to the explorer in you to experience Indian culture in a whole new way. We have re calibrated Indian cuisine with all its authentic splendor in an innovative style of subtle fusion and tinges of barbecue.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Contactless payment available
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 266 people are saying
Overall ratings and reviews
Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant
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4.6
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4.4
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4.6
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100% of people would recommend it to a friend
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ReginaB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was delicious and our waiter was knowledgeable.

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AMMAR
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food! Drinks a little pricey and not very big.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, service, and environment were all 10/10! Can't wait to return

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Leonardo
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good food and service, with plenty vegetarian options!

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DavidS
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Arrived a few minutes before they opened for dinner, it was a rainy, cold evening and they invited us in immediately. Staff was very curious, prompt, and food was wonderful! Would highly recommend.

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vipPeterD
New England
14 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We discovered this through Open Table reviews while visiting Philly. Absolutely fantastic Indian restaurant with a modern bistro flair. Can’t say enough how friendly they were as well as the high quality of the food. Without a doubt get the Gobi Manchurian (cauliflower appetizer)...just amazing. Also the Tandoor was some of the best I’ve had outside of London! Terrific place

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on May 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food. Great service. Romantic atmosphere. Loved it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best indian restaurant!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great customer service

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TimInPhilly
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service—definitely worthy of a repeat.

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Yoony
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall3food5service3ambience4

The food is very good but it took very long. If you can wait for extra one hour, you will be happy with the food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Sat outside and there was live music and a good vibe. Things seemed a bit hectic but service was still great and received our food/drinks in good time. Everything was delicious, would definitely come back again.

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vipmusicaltitan
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The minute we walked in, we knew we’d enjoy this meal. Amazing flavors, great service- we love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

The food was the best Indian food I have ever had and that’s a lot coming from a food snob from NYC such as myself lol. Of course I had to try the spicy crab naan which did not disappoint! Perfect crunchy garlicky buttery naan. The crab smelled fresh but not overpowering. My Entree was the Malabar Fish Curry which was outstanding. Swaii was perfectly cooked. We came for my girlfriend’s birthday and upon arrival we had to wait an unexpected 15 mins even though we had a reservation. I will admit our waiter made up for it with the desert they sent over which was the Hot Gulab Jamun, something I have never heard of and never knew I needed in my life. So delectable and doesn’t leave a heavy sweet taste on your tongue. I would definitely recommend this restaurant as well as patronize it again. Service was great as well and busy for a Thursday night but it was a great experience.

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MRGQ
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was amazing. Customer service was impeccable. I will definitely visit this place again soon!!

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vipJAnneG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

The food here was outstanding with beautiful variety of choices without being overwhelming. Every dish was so delicious, but especially great were the spinach and kale chaat starter, and the eggplant in tamarind mustard sauce with curry leaves. Will definitely be my new go-to for great Indian food.

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Andrea
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent staff, great recommendations. Wonderful dining experience.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was incredible. The food was even better.

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vipRachelM
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall1food5service1ambience1

Food was wonderful. Service was AWFUL. Took us over 2 hours to get our entrees (and they were lukewarm).

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vipMorganM
Western NC
5 reviews
Dined on April 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the best staff! Highly recommend!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Great tacos and basil soup.. large plate portions.. service was ok.. we reserved for when they open.. so they ran kinda behind with online orders and table orders.. got busy real fast.. but food was hot and delicious.. friendly and accommodating. Crab naan also a great starter

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great the service was excellent it was our first time everything was so good

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FarhadK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Food great - they're getting setup so things will get better with service. Staff is polite and warm

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Best indian restaurant!

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were visiting Philly this weekend and always like to try new Indian restaurants whenever we travel. This restaurant did not disappoint. The staff was incredibly friendly and welcoming. The outdoor setup was really cute with strings of lights hanging around the tables. The food was absolutely phenomenal and the presentation was beautiful. They even offered us plates and silverware for our leftovers because they knew we were staying in a hotel. Would recommend this restaurant to anyone!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Miami
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and very welcoming staff! Loved it!!

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vipKimD
London
14 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience2

We thoroughly enjoyed our meal while staying nearby at the Four Seasons. This is not a fancy place. Perhaps it was once as beautiful as its website but unfortunately the restaurant was fed donated by rioters last summer and the owners are still recovering.
Very very very good value- actually, a note to the owners, you’re serving too much
Thank you for an amazing meal at a great value price. Top notch!

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vipSAEG
Philadelphia
18 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a delightful dining experience here, waiter was very nice, atmosphere was quiet and so welcoming. The food was so delicious. I love Indian food, they had me at hello..I will definitely come back for more.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We love Thanal. Great great food! Never had a bad thing and have tried most of the menu. Very nice owner and service as well.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on February 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Don’t know why it took us so long to get here. Tikka masala and country chicken soup is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing waitress was amazing but definitely overworked. So many doordash drivers were coming in and out it was a little uncomfortable

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SaviR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten takeout from this place many times so when they finally reopened indoor dining I had to try it freshly served and Thanal did not disappoint!

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TreyT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanal was amazing. Great modern atmosphere with a hints of Indian all around as well. Samosas 10/10, Garlic naan 9/10, chicken tikka masala 9/10, korma 8/10. Overall all the food was delicious and I can’t wait to go back soon!

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vipMariaA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I live in NY and my daughter attends college in Philadelphia. Whenever I am in Philly visiting, we dine in this restaurant. The food is wonderful. It’s one of our absolute favorite restaurants, and we are foodies who love to cook and go out to eat.

We had dinner here Saturday January 23. The Covid pandemic is in full swing and we don’t normally dine inside restaurants consequently, but we had no choice. There were only 3 tables of diners, and I felt safe. This restaurant is a treasure and I hope they are able to survive!!

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vipSDSD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They don't actually have outdoor dining. When my girlfriend and I went there for dinner we told them that we had a reservation for two for outdoor dining. The host told us that they weren't doing that tonight to which I showed him the email confirmation showing that I had an outdoor reservation. His response was "we should really change that." I will not be going back.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time trying Indian food. The food was great. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The environment was very relaxing. I would recommend this restaurant.

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AbdelP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation to dine in because both their website and reservation system said that they were having dine in customers. As I was on my way out the door, less than half an hour to the reservation time, they called me to tell me that they were not doing dine in. I complained that they waited until the last minute to call and they were completely unapologetic to the point of stopping short of telling me “deal with it”, that was the attitude of that phone call. Service lacks and attention to those obvious details was abysmal. I’m sure their food might be ok, but I never got the chance to try it because of their poor customer service. Not sure if I would try them in the future, probably not

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vipLizzy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious every time! The staff is very kind.

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vipBenK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best indian food in Philadelphia hands down.

FAQs

Thanal Indian Tavern does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Thanal Indian Tavern also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 515-2511.

Thanal Indian Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 266 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.