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£8 - £15
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Indian, Asian, Healthy
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The menu is varied and has plenty of vegetarian options The food was delicious, particularly the Daal Makhani The cocktails were also of high quality I’ve dropped a star because there were a few things that were not perfect Firstly the paneer chilli nuggets were...so bland. I don’t know how it can be described as chilli. It was an expensive starter so we expected a lot more The food came extremely quickly which meant there was zero time between starters and main which isn’t ideal There was a very loud group of teenagers behind us so we had move table as we couldn’t hear ourselves think The staff were helpful with thisMore

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Lovely food, good service. Very busy which is a testament to how nice the food is. We had a selection of starters to share- the aubergine and onion bahjees were fantastic. The korma and mysore lamb were both very tasty main dishes. Large portions, especially...the masala chips. Good choice of drinks and delicious mocktails.More

Date of visit: March 2024
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Reviewed 21 February 2024 via mobile

I visited after hearing about the place from a friend, there were barely any customers, we are the first, had ordered paneer thali and a chicken wrap , the portion for the thali was not proportionate, half roti and a tiny bowl of rice ,...we had to order more roti and rice so we don't waste the Dal and paneer. MANGO LASSI was a disappointment as we can not taste mango due to the overpowering of cardamom and mint leaf garnish. Might visit for dinner to see if anyone different. Taste - not Authentic Price - average Service - could be better as they charge 12.5% serviceMore

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 2 February 2024

Another great lunch at The Tawa, always the same consistently good flavours and tastes. Each time we have been, the restaurant has been full, so a booking is advisable. Lunchtime menu is excellent value, and they do not skimp on the portions. Our favourite is...the Biriyani ,which is amazing. Located close to Cambridge Rail station. Friendly and efficient staff.More

Date of visit: February 2024
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Reviewed 19 December 2023

Great restaurant, more contemporary street food cuisine than classic and it was a really nice change. The food is exceptionally tasty (I had the keema scotch egg to start and lamb curry main), the service is great and the moderately priced. Would certainly return if...in Cambridge again.More

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 9 December 2023

Staff were miserable and slow. My order was changed and I was not told. Soggy rice with chicken I could have cooked as badly at home. Difficult to get water. Will not go back mainly due to rude staff’

Date of visit: December 2023
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Reviewed 13 November 2023

Lovely diwali meal here. Great food. Good service. Will definitely be back. Only minor issue is its a bit loud in there.

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 10 November 2023 via mobile

Food looked and tasted absolutely delicious 😋 wonderful service and good ambience. Will Definitely come again thank you so much

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 27 October 2023

This spot is great for casual and cozy dinner. This is my second time here with my friends and had a great experience in-terms of food and service. This time I tried lamb chops as a starter and had cochin prawn & chicken biryani in...mains which are beyond words and became my favourite dishes. Apart from these, restaurant ambiance and friendly service from both the owner and staffs made the evening outstanding. So happy to come back. And will be back again so soon and definitely will recommend. Thank you Tawa Kitchen & Team.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 14 October 2023

Fabulous indian food. Very busy but did not feel too crowded. Everyone on the waiting staff was helpful and informative about the food.

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 6 October 2023 via mobile

Wow - never have I had such beautifully prepared curries. We have travelled in Nepal, India and other countries experiencing their cuisine. This was stunning. Every dish was so beautifully presented. So so very tasty. We had been recommended by a guy in one of...the local shops - he was so right! I can’t think of a meal that just kept being so incredible. Not just that though - we had travelled with our 8 month border terrier puppy who they allowed into the restaurant. He just slept by our feet the whole time. Vilas and her team were wonderful throughout the evening and we immediately booked to go back on our last night.More

Date of visit: October 2023
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Reviewed 1 October 2023 via mobile

every time we visit this place is perfect. even though it is busy the service is prompt and friendly. the food is delicious, in fact it makes it difficult to try new things when it would be so easy just to have your favourite every...time.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 10 September 2023 via mobile

Food was lovely and perfect portion size for me ! Very tasty and great flavor ! Would definitely return next time I come to Cambridge. Staff were all so lovely 😊

Date of visit: September 2023
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Reviewed 6 September 2023

Food is fantastic undoubtedly. The reason for a four rather than five star review is the noise level indoors when it gets busy. I have been to busier restaurants but here somehow the sound just reverberates and leaves you with a migraine. It’s because everything...is glass and metal (including chairs and tables) and the sound just bounces off rather than gets absorbed. So I highly recommend the food on either a take away/delivery or in the restaurant in quieter times. In busier times, the noise really takes away from the experience which is unfortunate as the food is lovely.More

Date of visit: August 2023
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Reviewed 3 September 2023

It was our first visit to Tawa and friends had recommended it. We arrived on time for our table but the previous diners were still there - I suspect the restaurant tries to offer too many sittings. We were seated ten minutes late - and...then waited another twenty minutes for someone to take our order. When the food arrived, something peculiar happened. We were sitting at a table next to a wooden room divider near the kitchen, and instead of coming round to our table to deliver the plates, everything was handed to us, one by one, through this room divider! It was comical, but also annoying because, as the person sitting nearest and therefore being handed the hot dishes one by one, I nearly burned my hand. This happened for all courses, so it wasn't just a one-off. Most peculiar. Thankfully the dishes were cleared in the conventional way... The food was very tasty, but the portions were small. My husband's lamb dish had only two pieces of lamb in it, and the bowls of rice - for £3.50 each - were not large enough for one person. And when the bill came, a service charge of 12.5% had been added. I appreciate that this is discretionary, but when did the normal rate for a table of four rise from 10% to 12.5%? Perhaps it was a surcharge for the unusual through-the-divider method of delivery. So not quite what we had expected, and I doubt we will return.More

Date of visit: September 2023
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TAWA KITCHEN, Cambridge - Updated 2024 Restaurant Reviews, Menu, Prices & Restaurant Reviews - Food Delivery & Takeaway - Tripadvisor

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Tawa Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 4