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“Fundamentally flawed”
Review of Tashan

Tashan
Ranked #419 of 4,370 Restaurants in Philadelphia
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Asian, French, Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Breakfast, Delivery, Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Catharine St.
Transit: 2 Blocks south of Lombard-South station on the Broad St line. Easily accessible by bus routes 4, 27, 32, and 40.
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Fundamentally flawed”
Reviewed December 10, 2013

Bizarre fusion restaurant, trendy setting with appalling grub, quite obviously a joint which had a following at one time but after my recent experience at Tashan I'd be inclined to advise any potential visitors to steer well clear - whatever it had going for it has been lost somewhere along the line.

Long wait for wine and bland, expressionless food, very poorly executed and clearly devoid of any Indian passion - At best the dishes were entirely forgettable, at worst the scallops which simply weren't cooked properly (though strangely huge, the other portions were fairly miniscule).

It's difficult to recommend this to anyone, if you want to sit in a fairly cool (if slightly gloomy) environment and convince yourself terrible food is worth eating then this place is for you I suppose, everyone else should avoid, despite the aesthetic qualities of the surroundings.

  • Visited December 2013
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Philadelphia, New York
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1,267 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 349 helpful votes
“Amazing Food and Great Service!”
Reviewed December 4, 2013

We didn't know what to expect when we went to Tashan, but it was an incredible experience! We ordered the chef's tasting menu, which I highly recommend. And we ordered the cheaper wine paring. Every course was terrific! There was no curry, for those of you who think Indian food is all about curry. We had so much food that we brought home enough for the next night (no cooking). The service couldn't have been better. You will be pleasantly surprised if you choose to try it out. And another plus is that there is parking on the street, which saves you $20.

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank annarc6
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Manila, Philippines
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Wonderful food and excellent service”
Reviewed November 17, 2013

After the wonderful meal we had at Tashans, I would happily even become a vegetarian starting right now. The vegetables were so interesting, with flavours and textures that teased the tongue and contributed to such a wonderful, sensuous experience. The seafood and meat dishes were also just as delicious. While we frequent Indian restaurants, we found the food and decor at Tashan both familiar (and thus comforting) but also new (and thus exciting).
Saving the best for last, the service. The service added to the experience. Kenneth and his team, especially Jason, were so accomplished and yet so friendly. They seemed excited about the food they were about to serve us, hopeful we would enjoy what the kitchen had so lovingly prepared and willing to do anything else to make our visit one of the most unforgettable experiences we’ve had. But because Tashan is the restaurant it is, they didn’t have to do anything more.

  • Visited November 2013
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Thank Myrtle8
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Very good food and ambiance”
Reviewed November 7, 2013

We had the tasting menu on November 6-first visit to the restaurant. Beautiful interior-not crowded, attractive furnishings, great view of the kitchen if you're seated in the center area, where we were. The food was well-seasoned, some had good heat, without being overwhelming. The offerings were mostly protein-we would have liked more vegetable selections, which perhaps you can do if ordering off the menu. The wine pairings were also very good. If you're looking for a heavily-spiced Indian menu, this isn't it, but if you want great variety and very-well flavored food, it's a good choice.

  • Visited November 2013
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Turned lousy”
Reviewed October 28, 2013

I went to Tashan about a year ago and was served a fabulous meal: great service, unique and delicious flavors, and a lovely atmosphere. I kept meaning to go back - I wanted the meal and, as much, I wanted to support a great restaurant in a challenging location. I went back about a month ago. At least the atmosphere is still nice. The food was bland.. The service was somewhere between careless and poor. Of course, I wondered what happened. Seems that the chef left in the spring. I was sad, but I'm not going back.

  • Visited September 2013
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Thank DF1217
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