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TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant.

173 South Street, Perth PH2 8NY, Scotland
01738 444630
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Ranked #1 of 170 restaurants in Perth
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $12 - $46
Cuisines: Asian, Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Large groups, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night, Dessert
Description: "Tabla Pitching itself as Perth's only authentic Indian restaurant, Tabla is centrally situated on South Street, only a short meander from the River Tay. Owned and run by Praveen Kumar and his wife Swarna , both born and brought up in small rural communities in India, Tabla Restaurant can certainly boast a fair claim to its self professed title, following the same principles of using fresh, farm grown Indian ingredients for recipes handed down through the generations. Deeply committed to providing a high level of service at this comfortable, well presented restaurant you’ll find cheerful, attentive staff and an organised kitchen. Taking in various regions of the Subcontinent, Tabla’s menu is wide ranging, featuring an array of flavours and cooking styles".
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Dundee, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014 NEW via mobile

We recently had a meal at Tabla with friends and overall the meal was very good. The menu was extensive and varied, with the street food choice making the choice different from most other restaurants of this type. There was not a lot of room between the tables and , with it being very busy, at rimes conversation was difficult.... More

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tablanorthport, Owner at TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Tabla Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful words and compliments in regards to food and service I am disappointed to lean about coffee being week. My sincere apologize. I have now Trained all my front of the staff on HOW TO MAKE PERFECT COFFEE. I can assure you will find better coffee on your return. I am... More

Manchester, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Had a great meal in this indian restaurant with plenty of atmosphere and great tasting food. Staff were very attentive without over doing it

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tablanorthport, Owner at TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Tabla Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful words and compliments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your Dinner with us. I very much look forward to welcoming you both back again soon. Praveen Chef Owner More

Newcastle upon Tyne, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2014

I visited Tabla for the second time and left just as happy as I was the first time. Being from South Shields quality curry is something I'm accustomed to but Tabla still impressed. The menu is varied with plenty of delicious sounding dishes to choose from. I can highly recommend the Railway Boti, Tabla Gambas and my new favorite, Lamb... More

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tablanorthport, Owner at TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Martyn, Thank you for the review of your evening with us, It really is a delight to read and hear that guests enjoy themselves so thoroughly with and for your compliments to the team. Tabla Gambas is very much loved Indian street corner food. Railway Boti is one my favorite , reminds me of long journeys in Indian Railways.... More

Glasgow
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2014

The service was first class from being welcomed to the restuarant to the table service, could not do enough for the customers. The food was absolutely wonderful, portions very good and the chicken was the most beautiful I have ever tasted, most and delicate but great big bits!!! Reasonably priced. If you ever go to Perth you MUST go to... More

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tablanorthport, Owner at TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Tabla Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful words and compliments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your Dinner with us. I very much look forward to welcoming you both back again soon. Praveen Chef Owner More

Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

Whenever me n the Missus go somewhere different, we first check here. Tabla had great reviews and we do love a good Indian. We didn't book, but arrived quite early - before 7pm - so they were good enough to accomodate us. Others who came later - while we were tucking into our main course - weren't so lucky and... More

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tablanorthport, Owner at TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Velocity, Thank you so much for your wonderful words and compliments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your Dinner with us. It is always a delight to have such enthusiastic guests and all the more assuring when they enjoy themselves as you did. I very much look forward to welcoming you both back again soon. Praveen Chef Owner More

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20 reviews 20 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We got a takeaway from Tabla yesterday and it was excellent. Despite us living a fair distance from the restaurant the food was still piping hot when we got home. I particularly enjoyed the Murgh Moonlight which is probably the nicest curry I have had with a great flavour. My children don't eat curry but had chips and naan breads... More

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tablanorthport, Owner at TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Tabla Guest, Thank you so much for your wonderful words and compliments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your Take away at home. I am glad to hear you have traveled far distance to get good quality food. It is always a delight to have such enthusiastic guests and all the more assuring when they enjoy themselves as you... More

Stockport, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

We had the Tapas menu, Comes with rice naan and poppadoms then choose any six dishes from a list including some south Indian street food. Superb flavours, does not look a lot at first but is very filling.

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tablanorthport, Owner at TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant., responded to this review

Thank you so much for your wonderful words and compliments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your Tapas Dinner with us. It is always a delight to have such enthusiastic guests and all the more assuring when they enjoy themselves as you did. I very much look forward to welcoming you both back again soon. Praveen Chef Owner More

Blackpool
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19 reviews 19 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

So pleased we dropped in on this superb restaurant. Little did we know it is already rated as number 1 in Perth. Everything about the experience was superb. Of course the owners experience working at Gleneagles shows in the customer service. Well done, keep it up! We will return.

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tablanorthport, Owner at TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Magician, Thank you so much for your wonderful words and compliments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us. It is always a delight to have such enthusiastic guests and all the more assuring when they enjoy themselves as you did. I very much look forward to welcoming you both back again soon. Praveen Chef Owner More

Perth, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2014

My wife and tried this restaurant yesterday and were really impressed. It us evident that the chef takes real pride in what leaves the kitchen and he /she has every right to be proud. The first thing that impresses is the interesting starters with unusual vegetable dishes, authentic street food and fish dishes. I tried the crispy fried okra which... More

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tablanorthport, Owner at TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Bryan, Thank you so much for your wonderful words and compliments. I am so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us. Most of our menu is based on Street style & Authentic Indian cooking It is always a delight to have such enthusiastic guests and all the more assuring when they enjoy themselves as you did. I very much... More

Ellon, Scotland, United Kingdom
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I visited Tabla on my own while on business in Perth in 2012 and had a great meal with fantastic service and great value. Although staying in a nearby hotel I went back again this week with two work colleagues who rate the food as the best Indian Cuisine they have ever tasted! Once again the service from the Kumar... More

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tablanorthport, Owner at TABLA Authentic Indian Restaurant., responded to this review

Dear Bill, Thank you so much for your wonderful words and compliment, it was good to see you back. I am so pleased you enjoyed your evening with us. It is always a delight to have such enthusiastic guests and all the more assuring when they enjoy themselves as you did. I very much look forward to welcoming you both... More

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