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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Madras. Crisp and spicy Chicken fritters toasted with red Chili and curry leaves
Chicken Tikka Dosa
Very tender and slow cooked (Chicken / Lamb / Salmon / Paneer / Tofu) in a sauce made of tomatoes, onion, red chilies, fenugreek and cream
Fantastic food at great value! The curries are amazing, so are the clay pot oven dishes. The service was great. 100% recommend
Excellent!! Will be coming often!
Amazing food, amazing service, great guy who took care of us. Get the onion pakora!
Stellar meal! Special Goat Curry, Shrimp Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, and Tandori Salmon were the selection for our family birthday meal, and we could not have been more pleased. Perfectly blended flavors, delicious garlic, and paneer naan, and very attentive wait staff made this a wonderful meal.
Parking is incredibly easy with a lot right across the street.
The food was delicious. It was a quiet Monday evening, the lights were down pretty low, but we enjoyed our meals ! Our one diner likes things spicy and said the Vindaloo could have had a little more kick to it, but overall we enjoyed and would return !
Our food was truly delicious: an onion appetizer, the eggplant, a chicken korma, I think I was, with garlic naan on the side, with copious servings. The restaurant's lunch buffet got rave reviews but is not happening now; we hope it will return.
Always great food and impeccable management. The owner makes you feel like family.
We thoroughly enjoyed everything about Thanal!!! The food was ABSOLUTELY AMAZING!!! The service was phenomenal; they were very attentive, knowledgeable, and accommodating. We had outdoor reservations; however, there was some rain before we arrived and they moved us inside no problem! The music, lighting, and atmosphere was perfect.
Food was not that great. I accepted to be more like Indian taste food but it was no where closer. I won’t recommend to anyone
Love. Love. Love.
Their food is above many levels.
Great food! Service was a bit slow but they were very busy.
We had an amazing meal here last night. The service was top notch and the owner even came over and introduced himself. I would absolutely recommend this neighborhood gem and we’ll definitely be back soon.
First time I e been back since the pandemic started and Thanal
did not disappoint! Everything was just as good as I remembered it 💜
The food was amazing. There was live music at the restaurant on Friday night. The Cauliflower dish was delicious. Great establishment
Great food and atmosphere with live music outside.
Delicious food. We dined indoors, at our request. DON’T! It’s dark and unattractive, dishes get dumped noisily in plastic bins. Order takeout. Many people already do. We will the next time.
Love the food here. Some traditional dishes and some modern fusion dishes- everything we ordered was tasty. I would come back just for the crab naan because it was fantastic!
Most delicious Indian food ever. Friendly service, and lovely to sit outside on a nice evening.
They were very gracious when we couldn’t make it on time for our reservation and accommodated us at a later time. Then we had to leave quickly to catch a show and again very gracious and hurried our meal along so we could make it on time. Food was delicious! Recommend!
I absolutely LOVE this place! This was our third time having our weekly date at Thanal, and each time I walk in, I get excited for the experience. I also tend to order WAY more food than I can consume in one meal- just for the option of eating leftovers the next day. Thank you for the wonderful food!
Terrific place a block away from our hotel. Nice people, great service, great food , prices were veey fair. No complaints , would highly recommend, do it again.
I'm a big outside diner, forecast was poor, made inside res, then got there, was beautiful night, they did let us grab the last outside table for 2. I ordered soup ('we're out of that'...) and lamb, friend had app/breads and entree as well. First app came out +/- 30 mins later, then an entree and another app +/- 30 mins after that, then the final entree after another +/- 30 mins. No apologies, no 'the kitchen is backed up', nothing... Server seemed to want to be anywhere else but at the restaurant. Overall the food was good. I try to be supportive of restaurants in general and specifically of late, but would I rush back? Unfortunately no...
Before booking I confirmed if they could make any dishes without onion and garlic. They stated they could make Saag and Tadka lentils. When I got there all seemed to be good. They then stated they could not make the Saag. The lentils were my back up and I could not eat them so I did not eat. The rest of my party had a great experience. They loved their meals and enjoyed the several apps and main dishes. It all looked tasty and the service was polite. I think I’m general it seems like a great place to eat and I’m sure my SO could go back. I’m only a little annoyed because I prepped ahead of time only to be disappointed and hungry.
The place was packed. Service was very attentive and nice but SLOW!! The food was delicious. It is obvious they were severely understaffed.
Never had Indian food before! From NYC and Found this place on Open table so I had an idea of what I wanted to eat after going though a few reviews and reading the menu in advance. Can’t recall the names of everything but the tikka marsala and butter chicken were amaze as well as the lamb rice dish of whoms name I am totally forgetting. The spicy cauliflower dish (agin, name I can’t recall- eeek!) was delish ! Soooo spicy and delicious. I LOVE spicy food and thick curry and my guy and I have huge appetites and had plenty to take home. Enjoy this place! I know we did!
The food was fabulous and the service is friendly.
Food was amazing, service was great and it was so cute inside. It was a great place to catch up with an old friend!
Best Indian food in the city.
The lighting could’ve been better,
Food was phenomenal and price was reasonable. Waiter was friendly.
Moving from England I’ve found it tough to find a good Indian where we have a lot of it. I always come here, very good
Wonderful neighborhood restaurant with great food, check it out. Support our neighborhood.
Fabulous food. If you're truly looking for authentic Indian cuisine with lots of options,, this is the place. We chose to eat inside, which the restaurant isn't fully set back up to accommodate but they did it for us. For starters, we had the Tandoori chicken ( excellent) and vegetable samosa ( beyond excellent). For our entrees we had Chicken Chettinad and Lamb Vindaloo. When I tell you that the seasoning all came together to have a celebration in these 2 dishes, believe me!! Neither of us had ever had either dishes so it was quite a delight to try something new and completely be wowed!
Coming to Center City might deter you because of the parking but I found street parking within one block during rush hour. My guest used the parking lot across the street. So parking really isn't an issue.
If there was any room for improvement, I'd have to say that it was the drinks. We both had mojitos which were about average. They didn't have orange juice to make a mimosa ( not sure if that's always or just that night). The waitress told us they don't really do cocktails.
The place is very popular and I strongly recommend reservations. But all and all, we will continue to go out of our way to come back to this restaurant.
I thought the food was outstanding! Servers were very friendly and informative. Was a bit slow because there were only two servers working, but that was fine with us; tho it would’ve been nice to have something to munch while we waited.
We had samosas which were excellent, delicately flavoured. Mains were butter chicken, lamb korma and a mushroom entree that stole the show.
Definitely will come back and I’ll get delivery as well. Love this place!
The food is amazing! Lively selection of dishes on the menu. I would definitely recommend this place to those looking for quality, tasty indian food. The live jazz music is an additional great touch for the customers.
First time at Thanal. We were excited to find a local Indian restaurant as we recently moved to Fairmount. Service was quick and friendly. The cauliflower appetizer was awesome. Veg Samosa ok; we've had better - prefer chunkier stuffing. Chana masala was ok; not my favorite - prefer more intense Indian flavoring. It was light and creamy - almost like a Campbell tomato soup with chickpeas. Naan was good and the Tandoori Chicken was awesome! Will definitely go back to try other dishes.
Great food and location! Nice menu …not too overwhelming.
Great neighborhood restaurant. Would highly recommend.
Beautiful food and gracious hospitality. Thanks!
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 4.7 stars by 314 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.