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Tiffin Bistro

44 reviews
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$30 and under
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Contemporary Indian
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  • Neighborhood Gem (80)
  • Fit for Foodies (68)
  • Great for Outdoor Dining (30)

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Tiffin Bistro is a restaurant specializing in authentic Indian cuisine. Dishes such as cauliflower bezule, as well as many flavors of naan and samosas are on the menu. Chicken tikka masala makes one of many delicious entrées available. It also features daily food specials.

Awarded Best Indian 2010-2013 by Philly Hot List, Tiffin Bistro has numerous reviews in publications like Metro and Philadelphia Magazine. The atmosphere makes this restaurant a great location for having dinner with friends or even a date. The warm colored walls, Indian artwork and comfortable seating at Tiffin Bistro creates a comfortable, inviting space. This restaurant also has an outdoor patio that's ideal for dining on warmer days and evenings. Tiffin also offers both carry-out and delivery services.

Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Contemporary Indian, Indian
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Hours of operation
Dinner: Sunday thru Thursday 4-11 pm
Dinner: Friday and Saturday 4-12am
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Phone number
(215) 468-0104
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Executive chef
Kirti Pant
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Contact Event Coordinator Brion Pizzi @

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Cross street
S 11th Street
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Outdoor Smoking Area, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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4.2  based on all time ratings
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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vipgemgirl (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 14, 2014

This was my second time at Tiffin Bistro and it certainly will not be my last. I have had many excellent take out/deliveries from the other Tiffin locations, but it is always nice to have a well-prepared meal in their cozy bistro close to Center City. My dinner companion was as impressed as I. The wait staff is friendly, knowledgeable and attentive without being intrusive. Go to Tiffin Bistro! You will love it!

CeeCee (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2014

From start to finish both the service and food was outstanding. We were warmly greeted, given our choice of seating, and treated to a wonderful meal. Each course of the meal was excellently prepared in a generous portion. The Cauliflower Bezule appetizer appeared to be a hit because myself and two other tables ordered it and the Aloo Papri Chaat was another great appetizer. The Lamb Chettinad was well cooked, the meat tender, and very flavourful. The Chicken Korma was served with white meat; where other places use dark and it, too, was well cooked. Too stuffed for dessert, but when tasted at home, each was a delight.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on November 1, 2014

My husband and I were very pleased with the quality of the food and service at Tiffin Bistro on Federal Street. The waiter was extremely pleasant and helpful and we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. The wine was also very good. We will return, and highly recommend Tiffin to others.

vipnick (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on October 24, 2014

Not worth the time. Service is ridiculously slow, and the food was just ok. Don't bother.

kewlspirit927 (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 10, 2014

Always tasty and delectible, great ambiance, definitely worth it

MichelleG (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on October 7, 2014

Six of us had a great dinner. Spices were subtle and not overwhelming. Menu variety was more than adequate and portion sizes just perfect.

vipNewZagats2 (Philadelphia)
4.0  Dined on October 6, 2014

Loved the sauces! Got a shrimp thing and a tilapia strip appetizer and coconut sauce "dumplings that looked like little vegetarian meatballs…It was great!

vipTucker (Philadelphia)
2.0  Dined on September 17, 2014

Amazingly, we were the only diners in the restaurant on a Wednesday evening. The ambiance is wonderful and tastefully done. However, the food was served lukewarm and significantly underseasoned -- just guessing, but we suspect the microwave was very much in use. This restaurant should have a chef and approach that lives up to its potential. Sadly, our experience suggests they've given up.

vipSteve (Philadelphia)
3.0  Dined on September 12, 2014

The food tends to take an extremely long time to come out, so expect to take your time when getting food. The food is great, but it takes a long time to come out.

vipOpenTable Diner (Philadelphia)
5.0  Dined on August 31, 2014

food was excellent. waiter knowledgeable and friendly. went on a holiday so it wasn't crowded and it was early-5pm.