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Ratings & Reviews - Thanjai Restaurant

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  • Atmosphere: 4/5
  • Food: 5/5
  • Service: 4/5
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arvi8376
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Order ID: 461520... not made as per our requirement. Instead of three idlis and one vada, there were all idlis only. The dosa was not mild... How can such a great restaurant will not care for the customers who come to pick up food.

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Excellent food and very helpful service.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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January 5, 2019

They did not have one of the main south Indian food item, Rasam. The coconut chutney was watery. Overall the experience was poor, especially when you drive half way across the city for dinner

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

December 2, 2018

Excellent and highly authentic South Indian cuisine. Terrific variety of offerings (my brother from Toronto had never seen such abundance) and the tastiest onion bhaji I’ve ever had. Most of the customers seemed to be a home crowd, and enjoying what they ate. Friendly, informative service.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

December 2, 2018

Great food! I dream about it. Reasonable prices. I can't wait to go again. One of, if not the best south Indian restaurants in Ottawa.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

November 29, 2018

Very authentic! I hate fusion food and doctoring food for Western palates. And, I don’t mean keeping the spicing level down.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 29, 2018

Excellent authentic Indian fare. Have been many times and will be back again soon!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 20, 2018

Amazing Customer service and delicious mouth watering food - the best 4 foot dosa ever Everyone must go to Thanjai The food is amazing! !!!! 1000 stars

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

November 19, 2018

Thanjai Restaurant is by far my favorite South Indian restaurant in Ottawa!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 18, 2018

Delicious dosa and curry, lovely attentive server. Will come back again many times.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

October 8, 2018

Thanjai serves some very good food - note that this is not the heavier Mughlai or Punjabi fare with a lot of cream, ghee (clarified butter) and sugar that most Canadians may be accustomed to. This is lighter South Indian food with different flavours and textures. Thanjai’s dosas, idly and vadas were excellent as were the sambals and dhal - all for a moderate price. Everything was made fresh to order and arrived piping hot at our table. Given that, we actually didn’t wait too long considering that we went at peak lunchtime. Service was pleasant - the server asked if she could heat up my daughter’s milk, which was appreciated. I wish Thanjai every success- my family and I will be returning.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

August 25, 2018

Awesome food . After a ling time had a real south indian food.Dosas were awesome. Chowmein were ok

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 23, 2018

We had an excellent evening and the service and food was fabulous.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 5, 2018

The food was excellent - I have been here several times before, and will be returning with other friends. I was surprised at how quickly the food arrived given that the place was packed. However, it was unusually loud this time, with the high ceilings amplifying the sound.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 26, 2018

Please treat all the customers equally. I have been here more than 5 times and every time there is a clear discrimination on how you treat the customers. Definitely need an improvement on this.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 1/5

May 28, 2018

Excellent Service and Food.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 22, 2018

Best Indian food I’ve eaten! Have and will be back again and again....and again. Keep up the great work!

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

May 22, 2018

The food came 1.5 hours after the order was taken. There was utter chaos. The food came one dish at a time. The management is really bad. This the first and last time of me being there. I will never recommend it to anyone.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 1/5

May 21, 2018

It was a packed house! A challenge for everyone, but the staff bent over backwards to seat us promptly. Thankfully, our very informed waitress kept us informed of any delays and sold out menu items without our asking. Most importantly the food was absolutely worth waiting for! Looking forward to returning again soon.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

May 19, 2018

A lovely time overall. Food is delicious and comes freshly prepared. Restaurant was full and therefore a bit too noisy (like most restos these days). Two of us were served our main and the other two had to wait almost 1/2 hour, a bit a a glitch there. Staff were very attentive and did their best given the busy night. We left happy and will be returning for sure.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

April 19, 2018

Really loved it and was a great value.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 9, 2018

Fantastic restaurant, amazing quality and price.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 8, 2018

The Dosas looked delicious, but the food was bland and flavorless. The food tasted everything except south indian. Needless to say not ongoing back ever.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 4/5

April 7, 2018

Fantastic dosas and appetizers. Have been serveral times now and never disappointed!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 1, 2018

Very good food and prices. Our server was very nice. Would recommend this restaurant. 2nd floor not a welcoming space but main floor is great.

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

March 13, 2018

food was good except the south indian coffee , it was just normal instant coffee , was very disappointed with the coffee. one suggestion - if you can please keep one of your staff member at the entrance to welcome the guests and make them seated. when you enter there is no one to welcome and you are right on top of people's head who are enjoying their meal. it's very awkward situation. no water is served until you ask for.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

February 18, 2018

Finally a decent S Indian restaurant in Ottawa! Expect to be back many times.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

February 16, 2018

Waste of time N money

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 2/5

February 15, 2018

Made a reservation for Valentine's day with my sweety. Service was excellent and the server was knowledgeable about the menu and help us navigate the special for the evening. The Doha was well prepared and the flavours subtle with a good background of heat. This was our first time but not the last.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 30, 2018

The food is absolutely amazing. The dishes are so different from any Indian food we've had before. Everything was presented by a super enthusiastic server who helped us make great choices. The food is 80% vegan but the meat dishes we ordered were delicious too. All 6 of us were given free samples of their mango lassi which is made in house. Yum! We are dosa lovers now!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

January 28, 2018

Server Kristy was outstanding but food came out cold, coffee was not hot and we had to wait a long time for the biryani so one person got his food when we were almost done. Overall food was good. Could improve the taste, tone down spice levels (we asked for medium and it was too spicy).

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 5/5

January 13, 2018

the look is basic like a cafeteria, hot water is served in steel glasses which is hot to hold.not enough servers to accommodate the crowd.

Ambiance: 1/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 3/5

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