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Thava Indian Restaurant

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44 The Avenue & Grove Road | Norwood, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa (Formerly Thava)
+27 11 728 2826
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 16:30
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Visited with a party of six. Despite late arrival of several of our party, service was friendly and not rushed. We ordered 7 dishes for six people, together with a variety of breads. Everything was delicious and there was plenty to take home.

Thank Eileen M
Edenvale, South Africa
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69 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Again, a wonderful evening. The staff are friendly and helpful and went out of their way to may the evening enjoyable. The food was excellent - I ordered a Paneer Makni which was fantastic. Everyone else also enjoyed their meal.

Thank nicolae982
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Frist visit to thava restaurant at joburg . Good service and good food . Great hospitality made me adicted to this place . We all loved the place . Had there kariba fillet must say the best in the country so far . Equalant spices and the aromatic smell .. wahoo loved it

Thank Devan Jeremiah N
Kfar Saba, Israel
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It is a big restaurant with a good nice indian food, especially the curry chicken and lamb good service

Thank GozaliA
Johannesburg, South Africa
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151 reviews
87 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This is our favorite Indian restaurant in our area . The service is great as well as the food . They make your dish according to personal taste . You can have your curry from mild to extra hot (if you are able ) . Great night out

Thank AlanMendy
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136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 February 2017

A friend organized our dinner venue. Once upon a long time ago, this space housed 'the singing fig' - it has been completely renovated and is now a wonderful Indian restaurant. The food is authentic, loads of good vegetarian options and the pricing very fair.We sampled a range of small bites to start and followed with Aloo Gobi, paneer and... More 

Thank DineFrequently
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273 reviews
165 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 103 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 February 2017

The staff at this restaurant are always pleasant and accommodating. The curries are great and you cannot wish for a better variety on the menu. A fabulous place for curries!!

Thank Joy M
1 review
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

No children's menu Curry good Parking good Nice decor Polite staff Durban curries are better though.

Thank Hasan B
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 January 2017 via mobile

The service and the food is simply outstanding. I have never eaten a cauliflower starter like i had at Thava...simply decadent. We will be back

Thank Anisa D
Edenvale, South Africa
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 January 2017

This is a common stop for my wife and I. I bring business associates here frequently. The service is fenomenal, and we are always treated with courtesy and respect and the staff are more than accomodating. The atmosphere is great, not too loud, but not too quiet. Perfect for a fancy, romantic night out or a stop and go. Above... More 

Thank nosdivaddarej

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Romantic, Cheap Eats, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Open Hours
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:30
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:30
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: +27 11 728 2826

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