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Indian, Asian, International
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Had dinner last night and owner/ managers still stuck in apartheid mindset of treating Indians as inferior. They seated us in inferior section of restaurant together with rest of their Indian clients. They need to learn from their non Indian owned / managed restaurants on...how to treat all South Africans.More

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

See my review under The Boathouse, That is the name of the restaurant situated there, everything was excellent

Date of visit: December 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021

Saiju - Manager Jubilee - Waitress Coming from a far, we have had many great experiences. However this place takes the cake. On our last day of holiday we got to eat at the best restaurant in Ballito. The food is out of this world,...the service is excellent as well everything along with the restaurant. I 110% recommend. Thank you Jubilee and Saiju for making our experience and time with you so awesome.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 26 September 2021

Came from Johannesburg and this restaurant made the whole trip worth it. Highly recommended this place. 11/10

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 25 September 2021 via mobile

Where does one begin? The warm welcome on arrival, the views of the Indian Ocean from your table, the lilting golden oldies from Bollywood in the background? As impressive as all these are, they are nothing compared to the wide menu on offer or the...exotic mock tails - at prices that are extremely competitive. My partner and I opted to share a Veg Patties starter and a Paneer Briyani for our main meal. The patties, with its coconut and mixed spices, was a celebration of flavours. The briyani was everything we expected and then some - it was better than mummy used to make and the serving was so generous that there was some to take away. The Bombay Crush that topped the meal was a taste of India and not the strawberry milkshake variety that locals pass off as the dessert of choice for us. Given the excellent service we received from Mlamuli Mthembu (popularly known as Bullet because of the speed with which he serves his clents, I assume) and the attention from management, we have no hesitation in recomming Thava in Ballito.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 21 September 2021

Such a disappointment. The chicken briyani was absolutely horrible. It was just rice and and some marinated chicken. Really disappointed with the food they had served me and as a take away they really don't care about the quality of food they send out

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 20 September 2021

We had the best food and service at Thava, Ballito. Friendly staff and management. And to top it all, food is great!!!

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 16 August 2021 via mobile

We requested take away only, but We reay didn't enjoy the food at all! We requested Chicken Byriani, but you don't need to be an expert to know that what was served to us was spices rice with tandoori chicken breast peaces. Was very very...bad, were not ordering again. But let me say that the view was amazing so as the friendly staff.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 26 June 2021 via mobile

The food was AMAZING, especially the Lamb Thava Masala. We enjoyed great, friendly, and fast service. A must visit for all.

Date of visit: May 2021
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Reviewed 11 May 2021 via mobile

During our visit to KZN we decided to search for a restaurant that serves real curry and found this place. The best Chicken briyani ive had in along time. Bullet our waiter slso suggested their special lamb deboned masala, outstanding. The service, bullet and owner/manager...was great, will he backMore

Date of visit: May 2021
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Response from vibinv2013 | Property representative |
We don't have a certificate as we serve alcohol. But we buy our meat from Halal butcheries.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Thava Indian Restaurant

Yes, Thava Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

Thava Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4