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Thanal Indian Tavern

4.8
236 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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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 & 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
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 236 people are saying
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4.8based on recent ratings
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4.6
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97% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service! Don’t know why it took us so long to get here. Tikka masala and country chicken soup is delicious!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was amazing waitress was amazing but definitely overworked. So many doordash drivers were coming in and out it was a little uncomfortable

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SaviR
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have eaten takeout from this place many times so when they finally reopened indoor dining I had to try it freshly served and Thanal did not disappoint!

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TreyT
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Thanal was amazing. Great modern atmosphere with a hints of Indian all around as well. Samosas 10/10, Garlic naan 9/10, chicken tikka masala 9/10, korma 8/10. Overall all the food was delicious and I can’t wait to go back soon!

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vipMariaA
New York Area
14 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I live in NY and my daughter attends college in Philadelphia. Whenever I am in Philly visiting, we dine in this restaurant. The food is wonderful. It’s one of our absolute favorite restaurants, and we are foodies who love to cook and go out to eat.

We had dinner here Saturday January 23. The Covid pandemic is in full swing and we don’t normally dine inside restaurants consequently, but we had no choice. There were only 3 tables of diners, and I felt safe. This restaurant is a treasure and I hope they are able to survive!!

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vipSDSD
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is always excellent.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 22, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

They don't actually have outdoor dining. When my girlfriend and I went there for dinner we told them that we had a reservation for two for outdoor dining. The host told us that they weren't doing that tonight to which I showed him the email confirmation showing that I had an outdoor reservation. His response was "we should really change that." I will not be going back.

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Kate
1 review
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was our first time trying Indian food. The food was great. The staff was very friendly and attentive. The environment was very relaxing. I would recommend this restaurant.

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AbdelP
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

I made a reservation to dine in because both their website and reservation system said that they were having dine in customers. As I was on my way out the door, less than half an hour to the reservation time, they called me to tell me that they were not doing dine in. I complained that they waited until the last minute to call and they were completely unapologetic to the point of stopping short of telling me “deal with it”, that was the attitude of that phone call. Service lacks and attention to those obvious details was abysmal. I’m sure their food might be ok, but I never got the chance to try it because of their poor customer service. Not sure if I would try them in the future, probably not

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vipLizzy
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Delicious every time! The staff is very kind.

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vipBenK
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best indian food in Philadelphia hands down.

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AJFoodie
1 review
Dined on November 7, 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 October 26, 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
2 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service

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Basil1819
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on October 15, 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 October 10, 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 September 29, 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 September 28, 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
42 reviews
Dined on September 26, 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
26 reviews
Dined on September 23, 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 September 22, 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience4

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

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DanS
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on September 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing as always. This place is a neighborhood gem and never disappoints.

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vipVeraD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Excellent service and delicious food. Very relaxing and safe.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Good Indian food. Slightly overpriced but pretty good

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 12, 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 September 12, 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
15 reviews
Dined on September 5, 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 August 24, 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 August 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience2

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

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JM90
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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AfrahH
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 21, 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
21 reviews
Dined on August 17, 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 August 16, 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
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The atmosphere was fantastic.

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing, service was even better!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food

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TMPFD
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience3

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food! The customer service was amazing.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and amazing outdoor dining.

FAQs

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

Thanal Indian Tavern is rated 4.8 stars by 236 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.