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7-8 Mill Hill, Leeds LS1 5DQ England+44 113 244 0500WebsiteMenu
Open now12:00 PM - 1:30 PM5:00 PM - 9:30 PM
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What you can expect during your visit
  • Face masks required for staff in public areas
  • Hand sanitiser available to guests & staff
  • Socially distanced dining tables
  • Staff required to regularly wash hands
  • Tables disinfected between guests
  • Floors marked for social distancing
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Updated 18/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
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Updated 18/09/20 Safety precautions are provided by the property and are not checked by Tripadvisor for accuracy.
Tharavadu, Home of Kerala cuisine, is the first authentic Kerala Restaurant in Yorkshire. In a blink of time Tharavadu has become the local favorite with their exceptional food and outstanding service. Winner of 'The Best Indian Restaurant by Oliver awards in 2015,2016 and 2017 - three years in a row which made history. Tharavadu is the only Indian Restaurant in Leeds, which is recommended in Michelin guide 2015 to 2021. Tharavadu is rated as one of the Top 10 curry houses in UK by Tripadvisor. Recommended in Harden's Restaurant Guide 2015 to 2021. Only restaurant in Leeds rated exceptional for cooking by Hardens. Featured in The Good Food Guide UK by Waitrose in 2017 to 2021. Voted the Best
$12 - $37
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, Drinks
Indian, Asian
Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Reservations, Accepts American Express, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service, Gift Cards Available
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Reviewed yesterday via mobile

You won’t find a Tikka or Balti here, but for me that adds to the excitement. Fabulous flavours from fresh herbs and spices. A must visit for any curry lover.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Food was superb staff were very helpful with the service attentive but not annoying. Cost wise for what we got the price was very reasonable.

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Great restaurant, excellent meal. The place was quite busy, so I had to remind the staff of my presence a couple of times, but all i. This is a great place and I shall definitely go back

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Often the secret of a great chief is to prevent novel favours the customer has not eaten before. If so, the chief is a genius. The curry had extraordinarily novel flavours, based around unusual spices and combinations, for an intense, memorable experience. The chicken in...the curry was particularly good meat. The lemon rice itself was delicious, far more than just a side. Whilst the food did take a little while to come - they were very busy - the staff were lovely and unusually readily available, and speedy in fetching drinks, so my overall experience wasn't impaired.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Good job we had a booking as the restaurant was exceptionally busy. Nice Indian decor representing images from South India. In addition to the standard Cobra and Kingfisher, drinks menu included local IPAs. Some amazing starters, I had the masala fish which had a wicked...kick of chillies, leaving a burst of flavours. For the main, the Kerala Khozi chicken dish encompassed complex but delicious flavours of South India; heat level high, perfect! Service was near perfect and nothing was too much for the waiting staff. Generally, felt the food was slightly overpriced but the drinks offered at very reasonable prices. Definitely worth returning to in the future.More

Date of visit: May 2022
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Ordered the crab curry and got more than I bargained for. What had started as a relaxing meal with friends, devolved into a vicious battle between myself and the thick shell of a crustacean's claws. Mercifully the kind waiters provided me with the perfect tools...for the job, forget nutcrackers, these were crabcrackers! I tell you it got messy, crab was flying everywhere, entirely ruining the evening of one of my companions in the process. The reward for my conquest was phenomenal, mind-blowing flavour. This was the greatest crab curry I've had in my life! Get down to Tharavadu and get face to face with the crab curry, if Alesha Dixon can do it so can you! Amen (starters were great too)More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 10 April 2022

I came to the restaurant yesterday evening. Service was slow, waiters forgot about what we had asked for and we had to keep reminding them as we were made to wait (including waiting for the card machine at the end when 3 waiters were stood...doing nothing right next to our table) simply a lack of attention to detail when it comes to service. Mains were brought out when starter plates were still on the table, leaving little space to put anything down. Empty bottles of drink were also left on our table when new drinks were brought out and I had ask the waiter if they could be cleared. I had ordered a salad and okra and asked for them to be brought out as a starter, the salad came with hard unripened avocado making the salad bitter. The okra never even came out which is what I was looking forward to the most. I ordered paneer and chapati which was very basic. The paneer sauce was watery and the chapati was not even cooked properly and was rubbery, not soft and fresh like I am used to. I had been looking forward for a while to trying this restaurant and was highly disappointed with service and quality of food. Overall it wasn’t a good experience and I was so disappointed after I had waited so long to come. Will not be recommending or returning.More

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 2 April 2022 via mobile

First time back in Leeds for 7 years and first meal had to be this restaurant. Brilliant food and brilliant service. Just as good as 2015

Date of visit: April 2022
Reviewed 25 March 2022 via mobile

We were told this place is the place to go for the best curry experience and wow it was thank you for a great evening with amazing food and excellent service. The menu isn’t your typical standard Indian food choice menu we did have to...ask what things were, I choose the chefs special and it really is special all my family will be ordering it on our next visit hopefully very soon, oh yes the garlic Nan deliciousMore

Date of visit: March 2022
Reviewed 24 March 2022 via mobile

Visited tonight for my brothers birthday, with the family. Food, atmosphere and staff were amazing! Couldn’t fault anything!! Highly recommend, the chefs special is the best I’ve ever tried😍 we mentioned at the beginning it was my brothers birthday; at the end of the meal...they brought out a full chocolate cake!!More

Date of visit: March 2022
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Comfortable! Anything you feel appropriate for you. Always a mixture when we visit.
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25 January 2019|
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Hi Glyn, we do accept American Express.. thanks
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Yes, Tharavadu is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Tharavadu is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4.5