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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
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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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17 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

We visited the Thava restaurant at The Gardens, Norwood in Johannesburg for lunch in the third week of May 2017. The property is located in an area which is considered safe for tourists. The restaurant was established some years ago by a Keralite hailing from Pattanamthitta. We struck pleasant conversation with Mr Bipin, the restaurant Manager who hails from the... More 

Thank KR V
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25 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We always love to come for dinner at Thava restaurant and we enjoy the nice spiced meals. We always ask our waiter to recommend the meals and we don't go wrong. The most amazing Indian food we get here. The service is also excellent.

Thank jost21800
Groningen, The Netherlands
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4 reviews
Reviewed 22 April 2017 via mobile

The staf is very nice! Nice ambiance and the food is delicious! We liked it very much so would recommend it!

Thank HildeAnke
Johannesburg, South Africa
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23 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 April 2017

Party of seven, good varied menu very reasonably priced and the food was excellent, good service. Our party enjoyed a lovely meal in relaxed surroundings. Well worth a visit.

Thank Michael L
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13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 March 2017 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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75 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

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
Reviewed 16 March 2017 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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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017

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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161 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 March 2017 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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204 reviews
136 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, 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?