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33 Canterbury Street, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2C6, Canada
5066482377
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Today
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Mon - Wed 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thu 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 12:00 am
Sat 4:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 106
    Excellent
  • 54
    Very good
  • 15
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Experience

I ABSOLUTLY love this place. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is just another plus! The best Buttered Chicken I've ever had. I would say that the prices are mid to high range, mostly being $25 a plate. Werth it for the good food and experience. Also a great place for a date or just to... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 26, 2015
Jamie M
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189 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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13 reviews 13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

I ABSOLUTLY love this place. The food is always amazing and the atmosphere is just another plus! The best Buttered Chicken I've ever had. I would say that the prices are mid to high range, mostly being $25 a plate. Werth it for the good food and experience. Also a great place for a date or just to hang out... More 

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Paris, France
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015 NEW

Had a meal here recently with business colleagues, a very wide ranging menu, and the food everyone had was good. I ate the salmon with garlic mash from the daily specials board and it was very tasty. Some friends had the Indian curies and really rated them It's often difficult for Brits to find a nice hot Indian curry (which... More 

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Saint John, Canada
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

This is our regular Friday night venue. The staff are fantastic - know us as regulars and always make us welcome...much like the bar Cheers! (Where everyone knows your name!). We usually share an appetizer and one main course...the portions are very generous. We'd recommend the satay platter and of course the butter chicken but we have tried a number... More 

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ThandiManager, Manager at Thandi's, responded to this review

Hi Jeff, Thank you and we will pass along to Dan your obvious satisfaction with his service. The personal service does make our customers feel like they have come home. We appreciate your business and look forward to seeing you again More 

Quispamsis, New Brunswick, Canada
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

My last review basically stated that the wait times were too long and that the food was average. Although almost all of my friends loved Thandi's, I never got the hype. But after giving the place a few more chances, I have actually come to really enjoy this restaurant. The atmosphere has always been lovely and is even more beautiful... More 

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ThandiManager, Manager at Thandi's, responded to this review

Hi Carrie, Thank you for returning to Thandi. We are glad you have found your favorite dish. Butter Chicken Friday there is nothing any better half price and same great flavor More 

Quispamsis, Canada
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

My friends and I went out for a birthday celebration. I ordered the Pad Thai. When it arrived it was bright red! We asked the waiter about the colour and he said they use a lot of tamarind paste. We use tamarind paste at home but it is not flaming red! Despite the colour, the Pad Thai didn't have much... More 

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ThandiManager, Manager at Thandi's, responded to this review

Hi Jane, Sorry to hear that you were not happy with Thandi Pad Thai. Your Server is correct, Thandi has served our Indian version of Pad Thai as indicated on the menu (in a tamarind peanut sauce) for about 6 years. Many customers ask for our curries or entrees to have different heat or spice levels and we are always... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 28, 2015

A group of friends and myself just went to Thandi's for the first time and were very impressed! Food was amazing and the atmosphere was beautiful and inviting. What a hidden gem in this city.

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ThandiManager, Manager at Thandi's, responded to this review

Hi Connie Thank you for your review, we hope to have the opportunity to serve you again. More 

Saint John, Canada
Senior Contributor
27 reviews 27 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Great food and atmosphere, have never had a bad meal here. Great daily lunch specials - quality and value. Can't beat Thandi's. The Butter Chicken on Friday's lunch menu is the best.

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Saint John
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 17, 2015

This restaurant has a lovely atmosphere. There are cozy areas by the fireplace or large open areas. The food is always delicious.

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Halifax, Canada
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015

Whenever I am in Saint John, friday at lunch is always booked off for Butter Chicken fridays at Thandi's. Hands down the best butter chicken. Chicken Pad thai, naan nachos, club on naan, soups.... everything on the menu is top notch. Love the atmosphere in a beautiful, lavishly furnished, brick uptown building. The staff is friendly and professional. Eat here... More 

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Halifax,Nova Scotia
Top Contributor
220 reviews 220 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
147 helpful votes 147 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

Always great atmosphere....prefer sitting first floor watching kitchen preps Large portions enjoyed the chow mein on this occasion with large pieces of shrimp The Indian lamb dish succulent

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 33 Canterbury Street, Saint John, New Brunswick E2L 2C6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  New Brunswick  >  Saint John
  • Phone Number: 5066482377
Open Hours
Sunday
4:00 am - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 12:00 am
Saturday
4:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?