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Thanal Indian Tavern, Philadelphia, PA
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Thanal Indian Tavern

4.5
4.5
497 reviews
$30 and under
Indian
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.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

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Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, South Indian, Contemporary Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Phone number
    (215) 515-2511
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian/Indian
  • Catering
    We cater for all events with onsite bar, please talk to us for more details
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (215) 515-2511
  • Area
    Center City
  • Cross Street
    20th and Arch
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking and Lot of public parking lots nearby
  • Public Transit
    Bus transit stop next to the restaurant, quick walk from Suburban and 30th St Tran Station
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
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What 497 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.5
4.5 based on recent ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.3Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

Diners' Choice Awards

  • Philadelphia

    Healthy

497 Reviews
  1. Divafoodie

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 2 days ago

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was delicious! Will definitely return and try more items.

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  2. MaryB

    Philadelphia

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on 13 April 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The restaurant was packed on a Saturday night. I was glad I made a reservation, as we arrived right on schedule and we were seated at the only open table. Service was excellent, even though it was extremely busy. We ordered the cauliflower appetizer, it came out quickly and was amazing. For our entrees, we had Chicken Masala, Lamb Vindaloo, and the Saag Chicken. Everything was excellent and the Naan bread tasted right out of the oven. What an amazing hidden gem.

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  3. LovePhillyFood

    Philadelphia

    143 reviews

    3.0

    143 reviews

    Dined on 29 March 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    We waited forever for our drinks. Food was good though

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Pittsburgh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Food was very good! Had chicken 65 and Chana chat with kale and spinach as appetizers, and lamb biryanis and butter chicken and garlic naan for meal. Excellent.

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  5. Tiara

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 March 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Food is always so flavorful with great spice level. They do a good job at having a classic variety of curries and traditional Indian cuisine items while still having some unique appetizers that help them stand out. Loved the crab Naan. Staff are friendly, attentive and polite.

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  6. run2eat

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 21 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    everything was great except we waited an extremely long time for our check and to leave.

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  7. Sally

    Philadelphia

    134 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    134 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Good Indian food. Breads a disappointment. Best thing was the chicken fritters.

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  8. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 9 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    The food came out cold. They were out of basic items. The bread came out 15 minutes after the meal.

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  9. Naje

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Me and my mother went during restaurant week for lunch and it was not a pleasant experience. As soon as we were seated we were told to hurry up and order because the kitchen closed in 10 minutes. The waitress didn’t tell us her name and didn’t bother to come to our table to serve us. The hostess was basically our waitress which was odd. After ordering our food we were told that it was no rice AT ALL to pair with our food which I didn’t understand. After asking the manager about it he was the one to give us alternatives as far as rice options go. Overall it was a bad experience

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  10. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Poor service and the food was cold when brought to the table

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  11. RebeccaM

    Philadelphia

    8 reviews

    4.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We definitely enjoyed everything we ate. Four stars because the service felt very rushed. We finished eating and were given boxes and our check came out so quick, literally took the last bite of food and they were there with check and the machine to pay, barely got to look at the check. There wasn’t a wait either. It’s small there, so pretty loud. I’d return for the food. There is a parking lot near by, street parking was scarce.

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  12. RolfS

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    It is a nice little restaurant with very good service and a pleasant atmosphere (not too crowded seating). However, the food comes a little bit short. For our taste it was bland. For people, who do not like spices, it may be the right choice.

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  13. BurnellG

    Philadelphia

    22 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    One of the best values in town. Went there for restaurant week. An hidden gem. Four-course meal for $45. Good service.

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was absolutely delicious! The cocktails were awesome!

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  15. IsherK

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely superb from start to finish! I will be going back, I've now found where I will get my desi fix from!

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  16. JosephB

    New York City

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    With a little remediation after delivery of a cold soup, the meal was superb. the garlic naan was a highlight, the vindaloo as spicy as I had asked for it. Worth another visit at least.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Indiana

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food all worth the time and effort. I’d return in a heartbeat next time I’m in town

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was good but it was slow. Waited for a long time for our curries to come. Service was ok.

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  19. CarinB

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Delicious Indian food. Don't hesitate to try it!

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  20. ChristineD

    Philadelphia

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Always a fabulous experience from all categories. I continue to return here multiple times a year !

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 10 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and great service Highly recommended

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  22. NicoleS

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 9 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Sensational meal! Would definitely go again. We made a reservation but wasn’t needed.

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  23. MattE

    Philadelphia

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on 15 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was delicious; the butter chicken was a bit bland in my opinion, but the goat curry and garlic naan was so tasty. The service was a bit slow, but that was because the place was packed for a Tuesday night. Great Indian restaurant if you’re visiting Center City or looking for authentic cuisine.

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  24. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 11 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Overall great experience. Food was good and yummy! Only complaint is that they gave us the check prematurely as if trying to kick us out.

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  25. OpenTable Diner

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 October 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Service wa stellar slow. Took one. Hour to get the food. But the food is excellent

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  26. HarishJ

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Very good Indian food. Quality is closer to authentic Indian compared to other restaurants in Phily.

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  27. HarishJ

    Greater Boston

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 22 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    This is great India restaurant in the center city. Found cuisines and hospitality impressive.

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  28. JeffreyW

    Philadelphia

    10 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 20 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is excellent, but service really needs work. Took 10 minutes to approach our table. The person who cleared the table dropped a dirty knife into my lap. He didn't even acknowledge it, AND it left a stain (damn..). I'll still go back though, but I'll be extremely cautious.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited during Restaurant Week and it was an amazing choice

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  30. CF21

    Philadelphia

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 23 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A neighborhood gem. Great vegetarian and non vegetarian options.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Fabulous food! We went for restaurant week & every course was better than the last!

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 19 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The service and accommodation at Thanal was outstanding. We had an impromptu large group dinner. The reservation grew steadily from 7 to nearly 20. They opened their space and figured out how to manage our group. Their reputation for outstanding food was well-deserved! They offered us their Restaurant Week menu (which was far more extensive then other restaurant week offerings I’ve seen.) We didn’t have a single complaint from anyone in the group. And we have some very discerning foodies. Well done!

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  33. Shar

    Philadelphia

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    I enjoyed the cuisine despite the service being slow.

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  34. KelliG

    Philadelphia

    28 reviews

    4.0

    28 reviews

    Dined on 15 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food is always good at Thanal. Service was a tad chaotic but all in all it's a great place.

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  35. Ronda07

    Philadelphia

    25 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on 14 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Great dinner with a friend. Nice food. Just could be prettier but it’s a clean restaurant.

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  36. Jonfindme

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My favorite Indian Restaurant in Philly and better than any in NYC. This time they didn't have my fave Lamb Shank Roganjosh but they recommended a Malabar Fish Curry which was georgeous. Its that kind of place, everything tastes great. Try the Cheese Naan starter. Good Beers and Cocktails. Try a Mumbai mule.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 August 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was delicious. The only negative was the service; we had to get the waiter’s attention whenever we needed something. BUT we’d definitely go again.

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  38. HannahS

    Philadelphia

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service! I would recommend to anyone who is looking for a delicious dinner!

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  39. RobertW

    Orlando

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 12 August 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Thanal has terrific Indian food served by a crew of consistently kind staff. They are always extremely welcoming of our family which includes small children and look for ways to make their experience enjoyable. And the food is delicious, the whole family is able to find something and the serving sizes are quite large. Just a great option in center city.

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 20 July 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Enjoyed the food and service very much. Seasoning was perfect. Not too spicy.

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FAQs

Thanal Indian Tavern offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (215) 515-2511.

Thanal Indian Tavern is rated 4.5 stars by 497 OpenTable diners.

Thanal Indian Tavern does offer gift cards which you can purchase here.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 6 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Thanal Indian Tavern

1939 Arch St, Philadelphia, PA 19103

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    20th and Arch
  • Area
    Center City
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30 am–2:30 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sun 5:00 pm–8:45 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, South Indian, Contemporary Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking and Lot of public parking lots nearby
  • Public Transit
    Bus transit stop next to the restaurant, quick walk from Suburban and 30th St Tran Station
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Owned/operated by
    South Asian/Indian
  • Additional
    Gluten-free Options, Patio/Outdoor Dining
  • Phone number
    (215) 515-2511
  • Catering
    We cater for all events with onsite bar, please talk to us for more details
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Dining Coordinator: (215) 515-2511
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