Thanjai Restaurant

2.5/5
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Cuisine type

  • Indian,
  • Vegetarian Cuisine,

Features

  • Beverage And Cocktail Service,
  • Casual Dining,
  • Restaurant With Catering Services,
  • Children's Rates,
  • Comfortable Booths,
  • Restaurant With Delivery Services,
    • Ethnic Specialized Services,
    • Family Dining,
    • Off-premise Catering,
    • Vegetarian,
  • more...
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Atmosphere

  • Casual,

Languages Spoken

  • French,
  • English,
Location
108 Third Ave, Ottawa, ON K1S 2J8
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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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scar9943
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Excellent food and very helpful service.

Atmosphere: 4/5
Food: 5/5
Service: 4/5
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November 9, 2019

The food was delicious! In our group we had one vegan, 2 vegetarians and 2 meat eaters (one gluten free) and the Dosas satisfied everyone. The eggplant curry was fantastic!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

October 18, 2019

Service was great, food was OK, but the walls needed painting, bathrooms were dirtty, flooring tiles were rickety and lighting was way too bright, like an operating room.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 5/5

September 19, 2019

We sat on the patio. Not too noisy. Nice. Food came reasonably fast and was delicious. Love dosa! The server was not too chatty - just right. I will be back!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 4/5

September 19, 2019

I like South Indian food so I was looking forward to this. Our server was very helpful, especially to my friend who had not eaten this type of food. I like that dal soup, although it was quite different (lighter, garlicky) than what I'm used to. The Samosas were so-so. Unfortunately the dosas were served almost cold. The filling (fish masala) was insufficiently reheated and I'm not sure the dosas themselves had not been made earlier, and they were cold. The mango lassi had been made, I suspect, from thick Greek yogurt instead of thin, fresh-made Indian yogurt, and it wasn't at all tasty. Prices were reasonable and restaurant well patronized by Indians, but I won't be back.

Ambiance: 2/5

Cuisine: 2/5

Service: 4/5

August 25, 2019

Not good food

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 1/5

Service: 3/5

August 22, 2019

Dosa needs more filling.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 4/5

August 9, 2019

There is only one hostess. And she did a super job. U need 3 hostesses. And additional help / chef in the kitchen. Don’t be cheap. Your Menu is missing Pesaret dosa(Andhra) and Upma. Why?

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 3/5

July 24, 2019

This is outstanding quality food! The dosa was crisp, a generous portion, and scrumptious; made with fresh ingredients...the best I've tasted to date! We enjoyed the service and spoke of returning to Thanjai in the near future!

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

July 2, 2019

We were a large group of 10, and seated on the upper floor. The food was hot and made to order. Special requests, like "masala on the side" were easily accommodated, and the mains all arrived at the same time. Great service, and a welcome addition to the Indian food scene in Ottawa.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

June 15, 2019

Losing it all day after day. One of the items in our order was never served , still we got the bill with the item on it. Had to tell the servers about the item being not served. Major reason behind this is lack of co-ordination and too much load on too less people. There was a heavy downpour of online orders which caused them to slightly if not completely ignore those in the restaurant. I am never going back here.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 3/5

Service: 1/5

May 13, 2019

Great, busy place. Good food. Great service.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

April 1, 2019

Good place to go for South Indian food. Good services.

Ambiance: 4/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

March 2, 2019

Great food... its nice to have a southern Indian cuisine option in Ottawa... Dosas are nice... starters are ok - I won’t recommend them... service is pathetic... basically young students are serving and its evident that they have no experience in service industry ... you see them running around with no smiles on their face...in my case they completely forgot to place my starter order in the kitchen and ended up serving my starter and main course at the same time.. and many such things that made the experience unpleasant... the good part was that food was not a disappointment

Ambiance: 3/5

Cuisine: 4/5

Service: 1/5

January 18, 2019

This place is a complete gem! Super authentic southern Indian food that is delicious. Great service ready to explain any/everything if needed. Second time and I want to tell everyone about it. We will go back very soon.

Ambiance: 5/5

Cuisine: 5/5

Service: 5/5

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 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

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