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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 - 16:30
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 16:30
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South Africa
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2016 via mobile

We order takeaway before it was bad oily old today we went there for lunch we thought maybe will be butter because it's not takeaway food was warmed in the macro wave old no taste chewing we didn't eat we bean before in Bokhara Resturant at Sandton delicious food fresh taste nice

Thank remosh0211
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39 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2015 via mobile

Took the extended family here for supper. Booking is essential . The food was really good, especially the Dosa. That is like a meal on its own. Service was excellent and the atmosphere was great. It was very busy but we didn't wait long for the food. Would recommend it for large groups as well as the prices were very... More 

Thank Viresh S
Modiin, Israel
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18 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015

If you want a great dining experience, and you are after a really good curry, this is the place. This is a specious well laid out restaurant that specializes in classic north and south Indian food, including tandoori dishes, and curries. The food was excellent, the atmosphere great and the service was excellent.

Thank Stanley E
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12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Great food. Great service . It was by chance we found this place Awesome place ....place neat and tidy

Thank Lutchmee M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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112 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Thava in Norwood has been recommended to me by so many people that I honestly could not resist it any longer... Last night I booked a table for six people and we duly arrived to be welcomed and seated by our waiter Nkosi. Thava offer classic North and South Indian food, including tandoori dishes; vegetarian, lamb, chicken or seafood curries,... More 

Thank LaurasWorldza
New Delhi, India
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255 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Location very lively so many restaurants delicious food service is good.Mumbai bhajiya & bada pav very good.Big space

Thank Alokmili77
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

My husband loves Indian food, especially curry. At Thava, the experience is simply amazing. From start to finish, the service, the atmosphere and the food is absolutely fabulous. They will recommend food that suits your palate too. The Butter Chicken is simply delicious! They also make every conceivable type of Indian bread imaginable! Butter Naan... to die for! This is... More 

Thank PortiaG325
Bedford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Let me paint you a picture ... I had missed lunch and was very, very hungry. Indian food is my favourite and I have eaten in literally hundreds of Indian restaurants all over the world. The food at Thava has no flavour but only masses of chilli .... I could do better myself. I pretty much left everything and went... More 

Thank Michael M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Thava Norwood is one of the best Indian restaurants in Johannesburg . Service is excellent. The restaurants always busy so we prefer going for lunch as it's less crowded. Their masala dosas are one of our favorite on the menu .

Thank DB1076
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

My favorite indian restaurant. Really delicious food and friendly staff. Love the kerala peratha! A great spot for family dinners or dates.

Thank AmyClare7

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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, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
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?