Tawa Kitchen

4.7
46 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Tawa is a traditional flat stove used in India on the streets, at home, in restaurants as the core of Indian cooking which is why it forms the basis of Tawa Kitchen's dishes.

At Tawa, what we're trying to promote is wellness inside and out. We take the ayurvedic principle of balance in body and mind and apply this to our cooking. Tawa kitchen moves away from the format of stereotypical India restaurants serving heavy dishes concentrating on curry and rice. What we eat at home and what we will offer at Tawa, is largely plant-based nutritious and created to fuel you your day.

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
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
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 46 people are saying
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Satch
Cambridge
5 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. Will visit again!

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Annie
London
3 reviews
Dined on August 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All of the staff are incredibly kind and friendly. They are passionate about the restaurant they work at, and it shows! The food is the best in Cambridge, hands down. Incredible flavours and presentation. There were so many gluten free choices too!

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RandyRam
Caribbean
6 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall2food2service3ambience2

Not your average curry. A little disappointing with small portions, fairly priced though.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on August 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food - Just a great restaurant with really friendly service.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on July 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We found Tawa on this app. The staff is very welcome and friendly. The service is excellent. The food is outstandingly well cooked and delicious. Portions are quite big. One dish which is smoked aubergine is extraordinary, we haven't tested it in any other Indian restaurants. The prices are reasonable. We were very satisfied and happy. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We came up from London for one night and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. All of the staff were so attentive and kind, I would definitely recommend going there.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, service and ambiance. Can’t believe I’ve only just discovered this place. Thank you!

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best Indian food that we have ever eaten. Simply outstanding in every way!

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KateS
London
1 review
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food, great service.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and the owners are incredibly nice. Great restaurant, I highly recommend it

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Zauj
London
4 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really enjoyed dining here. The food was amazing and the service was great as well!

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Anon
London
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thoughtful to offer blankets given the current situation. We enjoyed the food and would recommend to friends

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mattymichaels
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Oh wow. Found Tawa completely by chance on Open Table and so pleased we did. Service was amazing - Ajay, Vilas and the team were just brilliant (we were ‘Ajay’d’!). Everything explained and real care taken to understand what we liked in terms of flavours.
Vegan options are delicious. Everything was great but the standout was the starters. Have the Kurkuri Bhindi instead of poppadoms - you won’t regret it. Definitely try the Spicy Coconut Petis with some Masala Chips!
Can’t wait to go back. Without doubt one of the best Indian restaurants (and most authentic) that we’ve eaten in.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
9 reviews
Dined on April 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service was excellent. Recommend

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RayceneB
London
1 review
Dined on April 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent experience tasty food, true to Indian spice.. Naan portions could be a little larger.. Otherwise great time

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Kashew
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2021
Overall4food3service4ambience3

There food was quite good, specially the dal makhani. The masala chai was a disappointment, I could only taste milk. It seemed that used tea leaves were used again.
They were quite sweet to offer blankets and gave good service

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Samantha
London
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and great service. Would definitely recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
Norfolk
1 review
Dined on April 17, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience2

Service was amazing but the alcohol is very expensive and they don’t give good portions whatsoever. I’m kind of used to this now when not going to Greene King chains but this place was extra stingy! Lol, other than that the food was very tasty. We sat outside since because of Covid we couldn’t sit inside. There weren’t any warmers which would’ve been nice but oh well!

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BenH
London
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is incredible. This is by far a must go to if you are local, and if you aren’t! The owners were personable and care about your experience, and eve apologised for the cold weather! Just lovely and cant wait to go back.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous - real home made real Indian food in a modern setting. Great menu and beautifully prepared and served.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Tampa
2 reviews
Dined on April 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everyone was absolutely amazing!! The food was also great, absolutely perfect Friday evening after a long week

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vipOpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on December 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

All the staff were incredible and the food was remarkable. AJ was kind enough to help us find the restaurant. Friendliest place in Cambridge and by far the best restaurant here. 10/10 experience.

Definitely coming back here.

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JackW
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on December 5, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, really enjoyed our meal. All staff were really friendly and made us feel very welcome.

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AllieA
1 review
Dined on November 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Pros: Food was authentic and the service was excellent. My friend was even given free rice to take home with her meal. The manager was very chatty and approachable as was his wife. The restaurant was warm and the atmosphere wasn't overwhelming.

Cons: The tables weren't as well spaced as they could be however, this feedback was given to the manager and he took it on board. The door to the restaurant was tricky to open however, this is understandable as it was designed this way to ensure the heat within the restaurant was retained.

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
2 reviews
Dined on October 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely food, would highly recommend

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BenE
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was amazing, the service was excellent. I can't really comment on the ambience as we were having a early meal just after it opened.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Every element of our evening was first class, the staff were lovely and very keen and interested in talking to their customers, the food was the most flavoursome we have had in a long time and tasted so fresh. It was one of the best meals I have had out in a long time, would highly recommend

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RichardP
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fantastic food and restaurant conveniently located near Cambridge station. One of the best authentic India restaurants in Cambridge.

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Thomas
1 review
Dined on October 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, noticed some changes recently, equally good but I'd prefer the old way :)

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BobY
Cleveland
7 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2020
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Food wasn’t that great but the staff was nice.

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OpenTable Diner
London
1 review
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Amazing new place great food. Thoroughly recommend

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StuartD
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food has a home cooked look about it. Well presented, very tasty, quite different in a very good way to most "Indian" restaurants in Cambridge, interesting menu. Have already planned return visit with friends.

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RoyC
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Great food, great service. Not your normal Indian food. Perfect if you've outgrown mainstream Indian restaurants

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Wafa
Birmingham
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Lovely little find. Friendly helpful staff. Delicious Indian food. Great service.

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Annie
London
3 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

A hidden gem in Cambridge. I would highly recommend to everyone! The gluten free options are insane and the food is delicious. Best curry in Cambridge!

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OpenTable Diner
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was as lovely as the people. Great service in difficult times and creative cuisine.

MB
MomtazB
London
1 review
Dined on August 31, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food was delicious, I would recommend to others.

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vipLocal
Oxford
9 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unusually good food and service on a rainy stormy night. Dhal in particular was incredible. Felt like a really authentic place and reminded us of our travels in Kerala

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Loza
Cambridge
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This our first time visiting but we will definitely be returning very soon. The food was amazing and staff were all very helpful & welcoming.

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khaw
1 review
Dined on August 26, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious but healthy and filling. Not too spicy! All 6 of our party loved the place and would return! Great for lunch but also for dinner as they have some good wines and the staff are very attentive and accommodating (but not too fussy/formal). Tucked away so you wouldn't necessarily know it was there, would describe it as a modern but cosy cafe by day and restaurant by night.

FAQs

Tawa Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Tawa Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01223 362041.

Tawa Kitchen is rated 4.7 stars by 46 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.