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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
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17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:30
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 17:30 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 16:30
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SOUTH AFRICA
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116 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 November 2015 via mobile

Great food. Great service . It was by chance we found this place Awesome place ....place neat and tidy

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Thank Lutchmee M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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112 reviews
106 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2015

Thava in Norwood has been recommended to me by so many people that I honestly could not resist it any longer... Last night I booked a table for six people and we duly arrived to be welcomed and seated by our waiter Nkosi. Thava offer classic North and South Indian food, including tandoori dishes; vegetarian, lamb, chicken or seafood curries,... More 

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Thank LaurasWorldza
New Delhi, India
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255 reviews
114 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2015 via mobile

Location very lively so many restaurants delicious food service is good.Mumbai bhajiya & bada pav very good.Big space

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Thank Alokmili77
Johannesburg, South Africa
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2015

My husband loves Indian food, especially curry. At Thava, the experience is simply amazing. From start to finish, the service, the atmosphere and the food is absolutely fabulous. They will recommend food that suits your palate too. The Butter Chicken is simply delicious! They also make every conceivable type of Indian bread imaginable! Butter Naan... to die for! This is... More 

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Thank PortiaG325
Bedford, United Kingdom
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015 via mobile

Let me paint you a picture ... I had missed lunch and was very, very hungry. Indian food is my favourite and I have eaten in literally hundreds of Indian restaurants all over the world. The food at Thava has no flavour but only masses of chilli .... I could do better myself. I pretty much left everything and went... More 

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Thank Michael M
Johannesburg, South Africa
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202 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2015 via mobile

Thava Norwood is one of the best Indian restaurants in Johannesburg . Service is excellent. The restaurants always busy so we prefer going for lunch as it's less crowded. Their masala dosas are one of our favorite on the menu .

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Thank DB1076
Johannesburg, South Africa
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 August 2015 via mobile

My favorite indian restaurant. Really delicious food and friendly staff. Love the kerala peratha! A great spot for family dinners or dates.

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Thank AmyClare7
Johannesburg, South Africa
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128 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2015

I live nearby so often use this restaurant for take-out, or a quick meal with friends. Food is always excellent - my favourite is the chicken korma, with a starter of Chilli Chicken or Chilli Prawn. Service is generally great and the waiters get to you quickly, and food arrives promptly so if you are starving this is a bonus.... More 

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Thank Wolery
Mumbai, India
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24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2015

A must go place for all Indian food lovers in joburg . The best part I like is the Tapas portions which gives you plenty of choice to order from their venue and not waste food and money. Food is very delicious. Service is very fast. The rates are very reasonable.

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Thank Hitesh A
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant as a family having read reviews and hoping for a nice indian meal. We ordered some grills, a lamb chop tawa, kadai chicken and lamb biryani. There was something not quite right about the taste - something was off. Just a few hours later, everyone started feeling a sore throat, heart burn and bad stomachs. All... More 

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Thank Ahmed B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Halal
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 16:30
Monday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Thursday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Friday
17:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Saturday
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?