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Thanal Indian Tavern

4.7
224 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 & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
  • Sanitiser 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
  • Waiting staff wear masks
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 224 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
Food
4.6
Service
4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
Noise · Moderate
98% of people would recommend it to a friend
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AJFoodie
1 review
Dined on 7 November 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Thanal food hit the spot so well for us. The ambience and friendly staff along with some nice music (only on weekends I believe) were perfect. Being from India, I'm rarely impressed even with places that claim to be authentic. This was an exception and I highly recommend them.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food is excellent and the staff are very friendly. Be sure to ask for Hari.

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MariaM
Atlantic City
1 review
Dined on 17 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service

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Basil1819
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience3

Delicious food, safe outdoor seating. For Philly, it's a solid indian restaurant.

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Katie
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 10 October 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanal is one of my favorite Indian restaurants in all of Philly! Their appetizers are amazing, and they have the best Gobi Muncharian I've had in the states!

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Huddy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 29 September 2020
Overall1Food1Service1Ambience1

They never stated on the website , that they had no inside dining ! After paying to park and the rain falling . Stepped in to find the place not doing service inside !

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vipKarenr
Philadelphia
166 reviews
Dined on 28 September 2020
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Food is good, service is good. We had a very nice dinner with perfect weather. Drinks are reasonably priced. Crab Naan was ok - very little crab. I had firecracker shrimp (think that’s the name) and it was very good. My husband had the lamb shank which he thoroughly enjoyed. Overall, the food is good, the value is good, and sitting outside on a nice night, we had an enjoyable evening.

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vipMargaretP
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on 26 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Very delicious food and service was on point, attentive and friendly. The pricing is extremely reasonable. There was 4 in our party. We ordered 6 drinks, 3 sharable size appetizers, and 4 sharable entrees with additional sides ordered. This only came to $68 each and that includes the tip. Food is very, very good. Tandoori salmon, Tikka chicken, and lamb chops are delicious. We will return.

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vipReservedGlutton
Raleigh
23 reviews
Dined on 23 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Excellent authentic Indian food. Fairly good portion for the price. Service is good and quick. Would recommend.

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xiangshid
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 22 September 2020
Overall3Food3Service3Ambience4

The food is not really worth the price and 50 mins waiting.

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vipVeraD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on 18 September 2020
Overall5Food4Service5Ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. Very relaxing and safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on 15 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Good Indian food. Slightly overpriced but pretty good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! Awesome diverse menu with Amazing food every time, great service, and the owner, Mohan, is super friendly and personable. 10/10 would recommend!

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BlakeB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

The lighting of the place set the perfect mood for a night out and the service was great!

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vipMariaA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I am a New Yorker whose kid attends college in Philly. My favorite part of visiting is having dinner with my son at this restaurant. It’s fantastic. Inventive and beautiful food that is well priced. My only complaint is that it’s not closer to my home!!

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SusanP
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanal is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. Amazing food, service, and atmosphere.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
42 reviews
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience2

Excellent dinner with very good social distancing in a sidewalk setting. The live music was a nice surprise!

JM
JM90
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food, kind service, nice ambiance! Perfect dinner location in Center City.

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AfrahH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience4

My first (and probably only) outdoor dining experience was at Thanal, and I'm glad I decided to spend it here. As per social distancing measures, the tables were well spaced out and the servers were all wore masks. Notably, our server was so nice - she checked in on us frequently, brought us an updated drink menu, and even brought out a dessert because it was my birthday! As per the entrees, it was good but not the best Indian food I've ever had. I ordered my Chicken Tikka Masala a bit spicier than its original but it was still pretty mild. I'd recommend to anyone who isn't a big fan of spice. My friend got the Chicken Vindaloo and would rate it an 8/10 for its flavor and consistency, although she wishes hers was a little spicier as well. I do recommend Thanal for outdoor dining, especially for the service. If you do go, please adhere to guidelines like wearing your mask when you are not eating/drinking out of respect for your server!

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vipLawrence
Philadelphia
20 reviews
Dined on 17 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Delicious Indian for either takeout or outdoor dining-a real treat and neighborhood gem!

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vipdalto
Philadelphia
55 reviews
Dined on 16 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service2Ambience4

Absolutely amazing tour of Indian cuisine. From the chaat that brings back memories of Mumbai street food to the spice levels of south India, this restaurant brings it all. Service is helpful for those needing advice and conscientious and friendly for regulars. A true gem. So happy they’re able to Accommodate outdoor dining.
Faves: railway peppers, Gobi, Kerala parrota to name a few. Happy to order a lot and leave with tomorrow’s dinner.

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PD16
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The atmosphere was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 9 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing, service was even better!

OT
OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our server was absolutely wonderful! Suggested the best items on the menu and provided exceptional service!

OT
OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 8 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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TMPFD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent food! The customer service was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 25 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food and amazing outdoor dining.

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JeffJ
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was Great the server was very polite I’ll definitely return

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vipFoodiesince87
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on 18 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

My boyfriend and I love this place!! Best people, best food, and great spice levels!

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vipCharlesG
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined on 17 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

They serve well prepared Indian cuisine in a pleasant venue. If you are a 20-something and want to take a date to an Indian restaurant that serves traditional (well, traditional for Anglo-Americans) Indian food, without being surrounded by university students, Thanal is an excellent choice. If you are a married, settled-down person having date with your spouse, this is an excellent choice. The long and short of it is that Thanal is a nice place to have excellent food.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 14 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time there, celebrating a birthday. Was beyond terrific. Great attentiveness from staff and the food was tasteful and superb quality. Even ordered take out for home after finishing dinner. Would highly recommend.

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DanS
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 12 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing staff. Great food. Wonderful outdoor dining atmosphere. Love this place!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 4 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Thanal is excellent! Our family of 6 went on July 4 for outdoor dining. The food was delicious and served very quickly. Our waitress memorized our entire order without writing anything down! The servers gave us extra naan and rice which was nice too, and there was live music! It was even better than we expected, and they brought out chocolate cake for my fiancé’s birthday! 10/10 would recommend

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MariaD
1 review
Dined on 3 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love this place! We go here at least once a week.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Best Indian in the city!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great experience, outdoor dining. Would come again

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vipdoctorj
Philadelphia
31 reviews
Dined on 27 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great job with the outside service and live music too

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viplvbks40
New York Area
43 reviews
Dined on 26 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the food here so really lovely to be able to eat onsite outdoors again. Well spaced tables and everyone e was masked except while eating. The jazz band was what inspired us to reserve a table and it was wonderful to hear live music again. I highly recommend a visit though takeout seemed to be in demand while we were there so another excellent option.

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AliciaM
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 23 June 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

First time experiencing Indian food. Place was great, the staff was kind and helpful with explaining different options and flavors. My girlfriend and I will definitely return!

FAQs

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

Thanal Indian Tavern is rated 4.7 stars by 224 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.