The haute Indian food experience at Thava Indian Restaurant

Thava Indian restaurant was launched in March of 2010 to much delight of the welcoming taste buds of Gauteng’s “gastronomes”.

Thava is owned by the successful food enthusiast, Mathew Abraham and it would appear that the destination restaurant has been consciously conceived, nurtured and delivered.

The authenticity of the restaurant is resonant from the moment that you step through the impressive wood carved door, to the unobtrusive and helpful waiting staff that glide through the restaurant like members of some gentle sect, to the decorative embellishments on the tables and ceiling.  Indeed one’s senses are exquisitely assailed!

Thava Indian Restaurant wins the Gold award from Diners Club for the 4th time!

A subtle yet non-negotiable key ingredient of the continued success of Thava is the behind the scenes complement of 6 expert Indian chefs who ensure that authentic Indian dishes are taken to a whole new taste experience, constantly enticing and delighting.

With Thava’s elite clientele that make the restaurant their “home away from home”, it is essential that you call ahead and book a table.  You would hate to walk away not having experienced Thava Indian restaurant.

A must try for first time visitors to Thava are both the Kasthuri chicken (Kasthuri herbs, tomatoes and onion sauce) and the Kerala paratha (layered unleavened flatbread).

Tapas sized portions set the table for a sharing and tasting of all the delights on offer and also catering for corporate events and family functions.

Vegetarian dishes are enjoyed by non-vegetarian and vegetarian diners alike – so speaks the testimony of the feast at hand.

A sweet and decadent sampling is a must to wrap up the richness of the evening and Thava’s desserts will not disappoint. 

Try the Payasum (vermicelli cooked with cream, raisins and almonds) or the Gajar Halwa.

A fun alternative to being seated in the formal area of the restaurant, is to request dining seats at the counter facing the Tandoor ovens – when last have you been that close to India!

For more information visit

Reservations: 011 728 2826 / email:

Location: Thava Indian restaurant, cnr The Avenue and Grove Road, Gardens Norwood

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