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Thali opens in Patel Plaza

thaliCool news for Indian food fans:

Thali restaurant has opened in the Patel Plaza shopping center in Decatur. This vegetarian spot serves a fixed price lunch and dinner of what looks like a dozen or more items. I peeked in and talked to the owner (sorry, didn’t get his name). He told me that each customer gets a thali (a platter holding several curries, starches and pickles,  and comprising a full meal). But he also made it sound like the meal would be coursed out, with two entrees making their appearance, as well as some sweets.

There is also a snack counter with Indian sweets and savories.

The restaurant is inside the redeveloped shopping plaza, and it holds a number of cozy low tables on raised platforms with cushions scattered around. There is also table-and-chair seating.

The price for the meal is $14.99, lunch and dinner. I hope to check it out soon.

(1709 Church St., Decatur, 678-705-1290)

6 comments Add your comment

Tyrone Biggums

June 9th, 2011
4:15 pm

This appears to be a Gujarati restaurant. Should be interesting.


June 10th, 2011
12:38 pm

looking forward to a review for this. Being a Gujarati, I would like to try this place.

bronwyn sellers

June 10th, 2011
10:17 pm

Don’t you think 14.99 is kinda high for a lunch when so many other Indian places, also offering thali selections, are half that price. i love experiencing new restaurants and granted i have never been to a Gujarati place, but i still think the lunch prices are high. course my curiousity is peaked….i am off to research the cuisine!


June 11th, 2011
5:59 pm

we have been there. great food!
we have to go there to relax and enjoy the food.
i don’t recommend if you want to eat something in a hurry.
great decorations and sitting arrangements also.


June 15th, 2011
4:16 pm

We went there over the weekend, this is their first weekend.
Great decor and well presented. Great variety of food.
We started with rice crisps, a variety of appetizers (dhokla, chilli pakora, cutlets etc.) with mint and tamarind chutney. Main course was poori, chappati good in quality with a variety of side dishes with Shrikhand. We got a cup of butter milk as well. While we were wondering it is too much food, they also provided steamed rice, Khadi, and kichadi. We ended our meal with Pista kulfi.
All the food is unlimited, they served everything freshly made. Great variety of food for the price.

They had some issues with workers so only a 2 people were there to wait the tables. Food service was slow. Manager showed up and apologized for the delays and promised to have them fix this.

John Kessler

June 15th, 2011
4:33 pm

Thanks for the report! Cannot wait to try. Wonder if I can get Indian food maven Bill Addison to go with me…