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“SIMPLY SUPERB” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Thava Indian Restaurant

Thava Indian Restaurant
44 The Avenue & Grove Road | Norwood, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa (Formerly Thava)
011 728 2826
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Ranked #174 of 759 Restaurants in Johannesburg
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Late Night, Reservations
Johannesburg, South Africa
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 15 cities Reviews in 15 cities
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
“SIMPLY SUPERB”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2012

This one has got it all... Food, Staff, setting and, last but not least, an amazing owner, who's actually prepared to listen! The food and service are constant, and constantly excellent...
Regulars travel past many other so-called Indian Restaurants to dine at Thava. This restaurant has become one of our favorites, and most of our friends agree! ***Highly recommended***

  • Visited November 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Solid Indian restaurant”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2012

Solid Indian restaurant on a quiet block in Joburg. Warm atmosphere. I'd surely be a regular here if I lived in this city.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Johannesburg, Gauteng, South Africa
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93 reviews 93 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Lovely view, service and indian cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2012

I have only unfortunately been here once. The food is fantastic even though it is a little on the expensive side. However, do enjoy your evening by sitting on the balcony overlooking the city whilst having an extremely flavourful Indian curry that you cannot go wrong with. This place situated in the heart of Norwood is definitely worth visiting.

  • Visited December 2011
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Secunda, South Africa
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7 reviews 7 reviews
Reviews in 3 cities Reviews in 3 cities
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
“Indian Cuisine”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2012

Beautiful surroundings. Lots of beautiful indian decor. Indian food at its best. Love the food. Best restaurant in town.

Visited June 2012
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23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
“Great authentic food, slow service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2012 via mobile

Food was really good, went with a friend who had spent 15 months in India and he thought the food was spot on. Naan was delish! Atmosphere was very basic but it was probably lacking vibe as we were there at 6pm. Service was exceptionally slow despite there being many many staff around (they were all milling around rather unattentively). There was only 2 other tables at that time though it could appear based on the number of tables that it could get rather bustling.

    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 1 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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