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Thava Indian Restaurant

44 The Avenue & Grove Road | Norwood, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
+27 11 728 2826
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  • Excellent56%
  • Very good31%
  • Average9%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible3%
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“curries” (19 reviews)
“dosa” (7 reviews)
“indian bread” (4 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
44 The Avenue & Grove Road | Norwood, Johannesburg 2192, South Africa
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Reviewed 1 week ago

We attended a work event at Thava today and they had arranged a selection of DELICIOUS authentic curries but the two favourites were Butter Chicken and Chicken Korma - absolutely impeccable . Restaurant décor is authentically decorated and staff very friendly.

Thank Doriane76
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Friendly reception when we arrived.Large variety of dishes, including vegetarian.The waiter was extremely helpful with suggestions.Very tasty ingredients in the food.All of us enjoyed the meal.I highly recommend the restaurant.

Thank jaykay911
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A warm welcome which is always good A special mention for our waiter Bongani. We ordered hot but he warned us their food is hot and he would hold the main course until we had tasted our starters. This was very considerate of him and...More

Thank AfricaBanker
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

If you are looking for real Indian cuisine (including an extensive vegetarian menu!), excellent and friendly service then don't hesitate to visit Thava. They are situated in a quiet spot inside Norwood/Orchards Johannesburg, with secure parking. The venue is large and can accommodate groups. Their...More

Thank EvanF390
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

On the way to our B&B from the airport, we decided to pick up food at Thava. Since we’d wait in the car, I asked if food could be prepared fast, but the staff person gave a canned answer – food would be ready in...More

Thank Rita B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went as a family group of four adults and two kids for Saturday evening dinner. The party included my foodie son-in-law from Mumbay. The restaurant is quite spacious. In spite of this every table was occupied. We shared the Chicken Chettinad, Chicken Tikka Masala,...More

1  Thank BertusJHB
Reviewed 27 August 2018 via mobile

Arrived at restaurant on a Sat evening no booking.they accommodated us.food was good and tasty.good value for money.they have 2 serving sizes to fit the party size which is great.would recommend.

Thank Ahmed M
Reviewed 13 August 2018

This restaurant really cannot be faulted. The service is fast and courteous, the menu contains a wide ranging selection of Indian cuisine, including the Kerala food that we like. The food was delicious and the portions generous. Please note that when the menu says 'hot',...More

Thank Michelle_RQ
Reviewed 10 July 2018

A must if you enjoy all types of curries and Indian food. A choice to suit all, well prepared and abundant helpings. Good staff, nice atmosphere, a little slow with the service but really not an issue. Friendly and unhurried. An enjoyable family evening out....More

Thank 508jeffreyi
Reviewed 29 June 2018 via mobile

Fairly large restaurant.. Very popular. No loud music was awesome. Great for business get togethers gethers. Food was delicious.. Curries, naan bread, rice dishes and desserts. Would definitely go there again.

Thank Sue K
vibin v, General Manager at Thava Indian Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 5 July 2018

Dear. Thank you so much for your support and valuable comment. Look forward to hosting you again

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Romantic
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
  • E-mail
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