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Thava Indian Restaurant

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44 The Avenue & Grove Road | Norwood, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa (Formerly Thava)
011 728 2826
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5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 27
    Very good
  • 12
    Average
  • 3
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  • 4
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great Meal

Have been here many times and went with my wife my children and extended family and once again had a very pleasant and enjoyable meal. Hosts are friendly but feel that waiters could be better trained.

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 22, 2015
Charles2803
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2015 NEW

Have been here many times and went with my wife my children and extended family and once again had a very pleasant and enjoyable meal. Hosts are friendly but feel that waiters could be better trained.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2015

We have been regular visitors to Thava but on our latest two occasions we have found a distict change in the tase and flavours of the food. The first was totally over spiced and on the second visit the food lacked the lingering tastes and blending of flavours which we have grown accustomed to at this restaurant.

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19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 2, 2015

I visited Thava for a business lunch and found the food to be tasty and well prepared. I had the chicken and prawn curry with naan bread. The curry was deliciously spicy but not too hot. Definitely one of the best Indian restaurants I've been to... with affordable prices!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

Best Indian food, truely authentic and well priced. We eat there about 1 x a week and they are so consistent. The food is delcious

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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5 reviews 5 reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2015

We always have a wonderful evening at Thava, with currys cooked to perfection, impeccable service and a lively atmosphere.

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1Superchef, Consultant at Thava Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for your visit we arte pleased you enjoyed your meal and look forward to welcoming you back soon More 

Pretoria, South Africa
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15 reviews 15 reviews
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5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 9, 2015

I visited Thava Restaurant with two good friends and we decided to order three different Lamb dishes and taste each of these to experience the variety of flavours their menu. We ordered Lamb Khorma, Lamb Rogan Josh and Thava Andhra Lamb. All three were distinctly different and delicious, but my personal favourate was the Thava Andhra with its subtle taste... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2015

Thava is a great restaurant. We tried the Thava special prawn curry, which was cooked to perfection and the Thava chicken signature dish which was also delicious. They just need to improve on the Chicken lollipops.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2015 via mobile

Thava is an excellent Indian restaurant fresh and delicious. As we are vegetarian, we are restricted to this part of the menu but there are numerous options for us. When we go there we always get good service and consistantly good food. We go back because the Indian tastes and flavours are amazing and we always get what we want... More 

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 7, 2014

Thava is a firm favourite in our family. The food is well prepared and flavourful. Each dish is unique, unlike the mass produced commercialised "cuisine" in other restaurants, where the sauce/base/gravy is the same and the protein is substituted. The service also never disappoints. The best indian restaurant I've eaten at in Johannesburg.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

My husband and I can't get enough of this place. The service is excellent and you feel like you're always getting special treatment. The menu has a really good variety, and especially a lot of vegetarian food which is great to see. I highly recommend Thava!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 44 The Avenue & Grove Road | Norwood, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa (Formerly Thava)
  • Location: Africa  >  South Africa  >  Gauteng  >  Greater Johannesburg  >  Johannesburg
  • Phone Number: 011 728 2826

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm
Monday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Tuesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Wednesday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Thursday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Friday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Saturday
5:30 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 4:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?