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Thava Indian Restaurant

44 The Avenue & Grove Road | Norwood, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa (Formerly Thava)
011 728 2826
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Ranked #220 of 755 Restaurants in Johannesburg
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
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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35 reviews 35 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 24, 2014 NEW

Thava usually tops the list of any Joburgers "go to" curry places. I like the set up of the new Thava - its much more spacious than the old setting across the road. The menu is still peppered with excellent dishes such as the butter chicken and the masala dosa -which are must haves! and there are loads of new... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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129 reviews 129 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
54 helpful votes 54 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 30, 2014

Been here a few times and tried different dishes. Their butter chicken and naan are amazing, but the vegetable curry was terrible. The flavour was there, but the veg was hard and undercooked. It's really difficult to rate a restaurant when there is such huge disparity between dishes. No complaints about the service.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014 via mobile

We use to be huge fans of Thava... It use to be the best Indian food that u could get in Johannesburg, but sadly not anymore... While the service is still excellent, & the naan fantastic, none of the other food was any good. The prawns were tasteless, the chicken tikka masala tasted like it had been cooked the previous... More

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2014

After three trips to India, we couldn't wait to have an "authentic" Indian meal in Johannesburg. Masala Dosa with overcooked, mashed potatoe, Chana Masala with an unpleasant sweet undertone and bland flavour, Paneer Tandoor that had never seen a tandoor and was rubbery with an uncooked paste slavered over it. What a disappointment and the supposed Indian chef should be... More

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34 reviews 34 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 2, 2014

After enjoying the food at Thava previously, we decided to take some friends out for dinner. We were disappointed as the food was not as amazing as before. Don't get me wrong - the food was good, just not as rememberable. Expected better food and better service! Mr & Mrs Naidoo

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3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed August 31, 2014

The food was abysmal and considering the not too extravagant yet not modest either pricing, this was a real let down. Nice location and vibe but would rather go to Bukarah in Sandton any day. Even fordsburg would be far better for tastier food. Would give a miss.

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Johannesburg, South Africa
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95 restaurant reviews
110 helpful votes 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We ordered idli, vada, chili chicken, veg and chicken biryanis. Everything except the biryanis was really good. We plan to return soon and try out some other dishes. Service was a bit unattentive.

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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

Thava is 1 of my favourite resturants in Johannesburg. Their curries are divine, a must try is their chicken vinadaloo, lamb rogangosh, and chilli garlic naan :)

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Edenvale, South Africa
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30 reviews 30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

If you are into curries and other Indian food, then this is a must-visit. If you go with a group, the best thing to do is to order several dishes and share the contents. It is almost a crime to try only one dish! Dishes range from dynamite to very mild, to suit every taste. I have been there several... More

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Pune, India
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141 reviews 141 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
62 helpful votes 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We visited this place for dinner as recommended by our business partners. It is in a quiet area in Norwood. The starters and food were very tasty and it appeared as if we were eating in one of the good restaurants in India. Potions were also large. However, there seemed to be a serious issue with the service. In the... More

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Additional Information about Thava Indian Restaurant

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

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