About Tabla

Tabla Indian restaurant, where tradtional meets contemporary!

The restaurant boasts a contemporary ambiance mixed in with traditional cuisine. Our worldly trained Chef's bring experience, knowledge and creativity to your dining experience at Tabla. Tabla's menu is full of flavors that can entice any palate. Some popular dishes include : Kurkuri Bhindi (fried okra), Coconut Crab Masala, Tandoori Shrimp, Basil Mahi Mahi, Chicken Tikka Masala, Saag Paneer, Paneer Pasanda & Roomali Roti.

The ambiance, from the sultry & chic lounge to the serene dining hall, will make this a dining experience you wont forget.

77 12th street
Atlanta, GA 30309
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch Monday - Friday 11:30am - 2:30pm
Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 10:00pm
Dinner: Friday & Saturday 5:30pm - 11:00pm
Dinner: Sunday 4:00pm - 10:00pm


Now open on Sundays starting August 24th, 2014.

Cross Street:
12th Street & Crescent Avenue

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(404) 464-8571

Website:
http://www.tablaatlanta.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Full Bar, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Tabla Ratings and Reviews

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4.6

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.3

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

94% would recommend it to a friend

Spicy (15)
Neighborhood Gem (13)
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Authentic (11)
Good Vegetarian Options (10)
Casual (9)
Good for a Date (8)
Cozy (6)
Fit for Foodies (6)
Business Meals (6)
Romantic (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Comfort Food (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Hot Spot (4)
Pre/post Theatre (4)
Sunday Lunch (4)
Vegan (4)
Fun (3)
Healthy (3)
Late-night Find (3)
Handcrafted Cocktails (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Good for Birthdays (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Great for Outdoor Dining (2)
Quick Bite (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Great Beer (1)
People Watching (1)
Tapas (1)
Vibrant Bar Scene (1)
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 (Atlanta)·Dined 6 days ago

Had a bad experience! Ordered the Malabari fish curry and was totally disappointed...5 bits of tilapia fish floating in a big bowl of gravy 😟 complained to Manager but did not compensate or help in any way!

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 12, 2017

Amazing flavors and the staff was very attentive!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 10, 2017

Tabla is usually our pick for great Indian food. Their Naan is to die for. But this particular time, the service was the least desirable thing about the entire experience. We had some one come to the table and pour water, drop menus, and then disappear. We already knew what we wanted because we get the same thing almost every time. We sat and watched 3-4 different waiters stand around the room and not come to our table for 8-10 minutes maybe longer. Then our order was taken and our food was brought out. We were asked very quickly if we wanted more rice. After that we saw no one until we were done and ready to pay. It’s not usually like that but this time it was if no one wanted us there 🤔. But anyway, the food was amazing as always, but we are conflicted about going back to one of our favorite places because of this experience.

Tags: Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Romantic, Good for a Date, Handcrafted Cocktails, Bar Seating, Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Comfort Food, Worth the Drive, Special Occasion, Casual
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vip
 (Louisville)·Dined on November 7, 2017

Tabla was fantastic! I am Indian ( Peter's wife) and it was so great to have an authentic Indian dinner. I had three friends with me two of whom had never had Indian food and they loved it! Thank you Tabla!!!! Wonderful evening!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 5, 2017

We sat at the bar so we could watch the football game. We still had amazing chicken curries and the addictive garlic naan. The bartender was incredibly nice, attentive and provided outstanding service.

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·Dined on November 4, 2017

Best lamb chops and vindaloo sauce ever and I’ve eaten curries for a long time and all over the world

Tags: Authentic
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 4, 2017

The food is awesome!! The flavors pop! We sat at the bar with Mike the Bartender. This is our second time with Mike and his drink making skills were a big part of coming back!! We live 3 hours away and will be back!

Tags: Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Authentic
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·Dined on November 1, 2017

Excellent authentic Indian food. Chicken biryani is too good to describe in words.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Happy Hour
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 (Charleston)·Dined on November 1, 2017

We go out of our way for good Indian food. Dining at Tabla would be worth a long voyage. The menu was very well composed, seasonings were spot on, portions were generous without being bombastic, service was attentive, friendly and respectful.
Can't wait to return and enjoy the rest of the menu

Tags: Business Meals, Tapas, Disabled Access, Creative Cuisine, Vegan
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 29, 2017

Tabla surpassed my wife and my expectations. We both like Indian food and both appreciate fine dining, so this is a perfect fusion of those 2 things. In fact, in some ways it reminds us of an old Indian fusion restaurant in New York also called Tabla that has been closed for several years. In quick summary, the things we loved about the restaurant were the creative, "outside the box" approach to Indian cuisine (not the same cookie cutter menu as all other Indian restaurants) and the fantastic service. The food was well spiced, well portioned, and had just enough heat to wake up your taste buds without blowing your head off. Our server was knowledgeable and attentive, in fact one of the best servers I have had at a restaurant in quite some time. He answered questions about the menu, even helped us ID a dish we saw going to another table when we could not figure out what it was. After I finished my first glass of wine but was not ready for a 2nd, he politely came back at the appropriate time to later ask again without being pushy. Our only regret is that we did not find out about Tabla sooner, we will definitely be back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Cozy, Hot Spot, Spicy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 28, 2017

Outstanding!!!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Food is quite authentic, with a good varied menu and pleasant (but slow) service.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Very enjoyable evening. Great food. Very nice atmosphere and wait staff. Will recommend to friends. We return!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Always a good experience to dine at Tabla. Great food, great service and wonderful ambience.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Special Occasion, Business Meals, Quick Bite
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 13, 2017

Love the food, the service, and the atmosphere. Free parking in midtown is always a plus. They validate for the garage above them.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on October 6, 2017

Great food! So glad we found this restaurant.
The waiter was knowledgable, friendly and attentive. He offered good recommendations.

We will be back.

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·Dined on September 4, 2017

Fantastic Taste! Definitely visiting again

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 28, 2017

Smells weird when you first walk in but other than that no complaints, he cauliflower is always awesome.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 26, 2017

So delicious, can't wait to go back!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 15, 2017

Excellent curry dishes, but the lamb chops were incredible.

Our server was knowledgeable, explained the food well for people unfamiliar with Indian dishes and accommodating to those in our party who did not like spicy food.

Tags: Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Cozy, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Healthy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 14, 2017

Amazing food. Great service. Lovely ambiance. Would highly recommend for foodies.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 11, 2017

Great place to experience Indian cuisine, especially for people wanting to try something new but not experienced.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Tabla raised their prices, but not their quality, quantity or service, so clearly not worth it anymore.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Excellent food. Lot of noise. It is very congested table arrangement. Tables are close to each other making uncomfortable to sit.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 4, 2017

Wonderful food and service. I'm already looking forward to my next visit.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on August 2, 2017

Tabla is excellent for its food and service. No complaints. I will go there as many times I can. I did not however like the sitting arrangement. The tables were too long to talk to people who are sitting at the other end. And the tables are too narrow to fit two people on one side. polygonal tables of the equal area might give more space to people. I felt a bit cramped on one side of the narrow table.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Casual
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·Dined on July 30, 2017

Very good service and cuisine. Vegetarian options may be increased

Tags: People Watching, Vibrant Bar Scene, Creative Cuisine
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Exceptional in every way, as usual. Service, delicious food, all top-notch!

Tags: Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Healthy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 25, 2017

Good food. A bit slow. Very expensive.

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Items that were supposed to be spicy, Laal Maas were not as spicy.
Salt level was too much.
Loved the Rumali Roti, but had too much ghee on it.
SPDP and lasooni cauliflower were not up to the hype/expectations set by server.
Rest rooms were not tended and drinks were mixed up and delayed a lot.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 2, 2017

I crave this places food! Best Indian in town! Try their korma, tikka masala, and moilee! Their goat cheese naan is so good too and every bit of curry should be accompanied by it!

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Great Indian food some of the better ones I've had in the states. I still give the nod to London but this was a great alternative and better than some of the stuff we have in LA.

Tags: Good for a Date, Business Meals
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 10, 2017

Excellent food and service!

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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 9, 2017

Tastey sauces and incredible Naan bread selection; very attentive service and good atmosphere. Everything was flavorful - great spot for a group or date night. Will be back

Tags: Comfort Food, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Business Meals, Hot Spot, Spicy, Tapas, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on June 3, 2017

I have eaten dinner here about a year ago and this time was lunch.
We made a reservation but did not need it, it was almost empty . Had thaali and veg biryani which was done very well. The dessert - rice pudding was a little disappointing. The menu is limited but good. The prices are reasonable.
Definitely worth eating there.

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 2, 2017

This place is so good. The staff is always so kind too. My favorite dish is the cauliflower app. It's sweet and spicy and fried to deliciousness. You can't make a mistake with anything you order. I've had the wraps, I've had the biryanis, the curries. Its all so good.

Tags: Good for Groups, Disabled Access, Pre/post Theatre, Happy Hour, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Business Meals
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 1, 2017

Very Good food and great service ! Definitely recommend!

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Tasting Menu, Local Ingredients, Seasonal, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Fun
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 27, 2017

My husband and I had dinner here and it was excellent. The appetizers and entrees were reasonably priced and freshly prepared. The wait staff was prompt and courteous and offered recommendations that were on point. We will definitely return when we come back to Atlanta. Thanks for a wonderful night out.

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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on May 24, 2017

Totally enjoyable evening for a birthday celebration. Staff was very helpful in choosing menu in advance our large group. Excellent variety of expertly prepared Indian food. Authentic in a very nice setting.
Convenient parking next door and validation. Good midtown location.

Will go again and often.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Casual, Good for Birthdays, Spicy, Authentic, Tapas, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date
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 (Nashville)·Dined on May 20, 2017

Great service, friendly and helpful staff. Delicious food and wonderful atmosphere

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for Anniversaries, Bar Seating, Special Occasion, Romantic, Spicy
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