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Thali of India

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3259 Winton Rd S, Rochester, NY 14623-2969
+1 585-427-8030
11:30 - 15:00
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Schenectady, New York
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Companion and I like to try various ethnic foods on our travels, and especially Indian, it can vary as much as the varieties of foods to be found on the sub-continent of India itself. Thali of India ranks amoung our top five India restaurants anywhere. Located in a non-descript strip of shops well outside of Rochester is a small, nice... More 

Thank rschauer
Henrietta, New York
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17 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I eat lunch here at least once a month and the lunch buffet food is always outstanding. They have an excellent balance of vegetarian and non-veg foods making it easy to please everyone. The food is excellent and none of it is so spicy as to be uncomfortable for even someone who doesn't like hot foods. The service is attentive... More 

1 Thank 1RTFM
Rochester, New York
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2,901 reviews
1,916 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 935 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We love this place, and it has become our "go-to" Indian restaurant. We've had the same waiter our last several visits....I don't know his name, but he even remembers our favorite dishes and how we like them prepared! This visit, I had seafood biryani, which I ordered "Extra Extra Hot." Our waiter also brought out some "Native Indian" curry sauce... More 

1 Thank Larry W
Bremen, Germany
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5 reviews
Reviewed 1 February 2017 via mobile

The Chicken Briyani that they served was not at all Briyani it's just Chicken curry and Rice mixed together and the rice was left not properly mixed. Never had such bad briyani in my life. All the curries we ordered were Ok but all tasted same. I asked for medium spice and it was super hot.

Thank Prdavid
Rochester, New York
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2,901 reviews
1,916 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 935 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017

Our whole family loves going out for Indian food, and this is about the best in the city. We've sampled many restaurants over the years in this genre, but this is the best! From the crispy seed appetizer load cracker to the naan to the chicken tandoori and the seafood makni (spelling?), it is all wonderful here. The service is... More 

1 Thank Larry W
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26 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 23 January 2017

Great buffet for lunch hour. Large assortment of dishes, dessert, salads. Comfortable dining room. Service is excellent.

1 Thank kmr47
Rochester, New York
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108 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 120 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 January 2017

I will start right out by strongly recommending a visit here to one of the daily (or Monday night) buffets. The only way to really experience Indian food is as they eat it and which is multiple dishes and courses (honestly, I don't know how the normal Indian cook - usually it is the mother or wife - prepares all... More 

1 Thank Mark D
Rochester, New York
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 January 2017

My wife and I love Indian food. Over the years, we have dined numerous times at Thali and were consistently pleased with the food, the service, and the environment. I am so sorry to report that Thali is no longer even close to excellent in any of these categories. At our most recent visit, the food was very mediocre, the... More 

Thank arrybay9
Ithaca, New York
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29 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016

We lived in Kerala, India for 5 months. This place has authentic food with a southern India flavor. Dal and rice delicious--and perhaps the best paneer I've ever had. We ordered take out and picked up our food. The staff was friendly and welcoming. You don't find Indian food this good in the States every day!!!

Thank Kathleen M
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4 reviews
Reviewed 4 December 2016 via mobile

Food was good. Had Lunch buffet and was delicious. Kids had few options too. The restaurant was clean.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 10 - USD 15
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3259 Winton Rd S, Rochester, NY 14623-2969
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  Finger Lakes  >  Rochester
  • Phone Number: +1 585-427-8030
Thali of India is Rochester's premier restaurant for delicious authentic Indian cuisine. For mouth-watering taste in every bite, come into Thali of India.

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