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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.
- Surfaces sanitized between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
- Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waitstaff wear masks
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
Great food and service! Don’t know why it took us so long to get here. Tikka masala and country chicken soup is delicious!
Food was amazing waitress was amazing but definitely overworked. So many doordash drivers were coming in and out it was a little uncomfortable
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!
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!
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!!
The food is always excellent.
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.
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.
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
Delicious every time! The staff is very kind.
Best indian food in Philadelphia hands down.
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.
The food is excellent and the staff are very friendly. Be sure to ask for Hari.
Delicious food, safe outdoor seating. For Philly, it's a solid indian restaurant.
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!
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 !
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.
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.
Excellent authentic Indian food. Fairly good portion for the price. Service is good and quick. Would recommend.
The food is not really worth the price and 50 mins waiting.
Amazing as always. This place is a neighborhood gem and never disappoints.
Excellent service and delicious food. Very relaxing and safe.
Good Indian food. Slightly overpriced but pretty good
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!
The lighting of the place set the perfect mood for a night out and the service was great!
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!!
Thanal is one of my favorite restaurants in Philadelphia. Amazing food, service, and atmosphere.
Excellent dinner with very good social distancing in a sidewalk setting. The live music was a nice surprise!
Great food, kind service, nice ambiance! Perfect dinner location in Center City.
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!
Delicious Indian for either takeout or outdoor dining-a real treat and neighborhood gem!
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.
The atmosphere was fantastic.
Food was absolutely amazing, service was even better!
Our server was absolutely wonderful! Suggested the best items on the menu and provided exceptional service!
Excellent food! The customer service was amazing.
Amazing food and amazing outdoor dining.
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.