Fast food

Opened in June 2012, this Indian sweets and food cafe specializes in thali plates. Also offers a few Malay and Chinese dishes. All a la carte menu items can be prepared without onion and garlic upon request. Other options are always onion and garlic-free. No egg or MSG. Vegans to specify when ordering. Open Mon-Sun 8:00am-9:00pm.

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40 Reviews

First Review by anarchistanimal


Points +108

Mostly Veg
22 Aug 2023

comfy place to have you indian food fix

Just had my lunch here. Ordered their thali set (original size) and wow it was huge! Taste-wise it was good, although ive had better indian dishes before. Comfy place as it is clean and semi airconditioned. They prefer cashless transanctions.



Points +806

01 Jul 2023

Great food

Massive portions with lots of options including fake meats. Some of the sweets are vegan too.


Points +1173

16 Apr 2023


I’ve had ghee tosai which was very good, the portion is big and the price is cheap. I’ve had also a very good mango lassi. There is free drinking water. I’ve also had some of their sweets which are really special and sooo sweet. Nice place, authentic


Points +1341

25 Mar 2023

Delicious and very affordable

Many vegan options, delicious food, fast service, kind staff, and affordable pricing

Pros: Lots of vegan options (buffet), Affordable pricing, Delicious food


Points +263

27 Dec 2022

Not impressed

I wanted to give this place a chance since there were several good reviews, but to be honest it wasn't worth it. I had a thali: the food tasted fine, but was luke warm/cold, and I did wander when it had been cooked... This restaurant should be a pretty straightforward thing where you choose which dishes you want to have in your thali, but the staff made it all very complicated. Communication was difficult and they were not engaged/interested at all. I also think they might have overcharged me, but it was impossible to discuss... Disappointing.


Points +188

06 Dec 2022

Yummy indian food

The staff understood when I explained about vegan / no ghee, and there were about 7 vegan options I could have along with rice. It was really tasty

Pros: Helpful staff, Lots of vegan options


Points +131

27 Nov 2022

Very deliceous, not too spicy food.

I tried chapatti, samosa. Tomorrow I go back to try more foods.

Pros: Many vegan option, Staff was nice, Good prices


Points +13

28 May 2020

Vegetarian Not Vegan

This is a really good vegetarian restaurant. I dont know why certain foreigners go inside indian restaurant and ask for vegan. Vegan is not indian. Vegetarian is indian. So please respect that when you go to an indian vegetarian restaurant.

Pros: Food is served fast

Cons: None that i can notice


27 Nov 2022

I think, vegans respect indian restaurants, thats why they go. Why vegans go indian restaurant? Because indian cusine the best. Just try to avoid dairy product, and ask. Win-win, vegans can eat, restaurant will have more income.


27 Dec 2022

Because many Indian dishes are actually vegan or can easily be made such. It has not hi g to do with lack of respect, its actually appreciation of the Indian cuisine!


Points +1274

08 May 2020

Good thali

Really good thali. Totally recommend! Unfortunately it was really hard to be understood when we asked for vegan desserts. After some minutes they understood what we wanted and there was only one vegan sweet :(

Cons: no vegan sweets


Points +210

06 Jan 2020

Delicious and great value

The Special Thali has 5 veggie dishes, one mock meat, 3 soups, rice, chapati, poppadom, and a coconut sweet plus a choice of hot/cold tea/coffee. As others have stated the veg dishes were not that warm but the rice was piping hot. This was delicious and great value for money - very filling! Sweets very tasty too and all labelled with ingredients so can choose vegan ones. Waiters understood vegan very well.

Pros: Great value for money, Vegan very well understood


Points +15

28 Dec 2019

Cheap and rude staff

The food at this place tastes good but is served cold. The staff is rude and won't pay attention.

Pros: Lots of vegan options


Points +294

09 Dec 2019

Total Bargain

I had the express Thali which was a really huge and filling portion. I think it was 5.50 so a total bargain! This included rice, a selection of curries, poppadom and chutney. Service was quick.

Pros: Bargain , Clear vegan options , Tasty food

Cons: ., ., .


Points +36

19 Aug 2019

Cold food

The food was cold (like others already wrote) and looked like it was standing around for hours, which might be possible, because the guests can see the food standing around. The only warm thing was the water. And the food didn't taste good.

And the staff (like 5 people) were looking at me all the time, like they wanted to mug me.

It was only 8,50 Ringgits, but there is better food for that money on Penang.

I would give 1 star but HappyCow don't let me :(

Pros: Everything is vegan (they say)

Cons: Cold food, Warm water, Not feeling comfortable


Points +53

30 Jul 2019


I had the thali which can be made vegan according to the signs on the wall. The food was priced well for the portion size. Unfortunately all the curry dishes were cold, and it was during the dinner time rush

Pros: Good price, Good tasting food

Cons: All the curries were completely cold


Points +1394

18 Jul 2019

Very good

The food is very good and the sweets is so delicious ❤
The price is very good too.


Points +547

11 Jul 2019

Amazing prices

Ordered the Madras Thali for 7.90 RM. Had 8 different dishes, plenty of rice plus a poppadom and chapati. Tasted great too, just one or two dishes that were a little bland. Would definitely return though. Make sure to specify vegan.


Points +145

17 Apr 2019


Brilliant thali and delicious indian dessert sweets. Good value for money.


Points +28

07 Mar 2019


Excellent prices and meals. For 13 you got a good meal. For 30 a feast.


Points +67

03 Mar 2019

Leckeres indisches Essen

Das Thali war gut und ich würde jeder wieder kommen

Pros: Gut und günstig


Points +72

28 Jan 2019

Don't go!

I had veg thali set there with biryani rice, which was the worst biryani I ever had. The side dishes very tiny cold servings. The waiter heated up one of them in the microwave. No way sir! Oily, tasteless, expensive food. One of my worst Indian food experiences.. Sorry!

Pros: Central location

Cons: Cold and oily food, Very small servings , Microwave heating


Points +33

08 Jan 2019

Very good and cheap

I really loved this place, specially the drinks: watermelon juice and the iced tea. So cheap!! The only con is that when I ordered non-spicy, it was spicy for me! Jaja

Pros: So cheap, Good personal

Cons: Spicy


Points +282

07 Jan 2018

Can opt for no onion, no garlic

Been here many times. Often ordered Butter Masala Paneer dish with Naan. Tried their Maharaja Thali too, tasty Gulab Jamun and a talented staff that can speak 7 languages!

Can opt for no onion, no garlic.

Price is very reasonable.

Pros: Very tasty Indian Vege food., Friendly staff.

Cons: Can be hard to park when crowded.


Points +38

22 Dec 2017


Great food and great service. Lots of options. Its a good sign when locals also go there as well as tourists! Options for vege and vegan as well as those wanting a more western taste.


Points +558

14 Nov 2017

Ate here 4 times

Built my own thali each time. Really delicious food. Specify no dairy/no ghee.

Pros: economic, delicious , great variety


Points +11821

28 Oct 2017

Just OK

The food was OK here but nothing really that special to any of the other places around. I appreciate that they seem to understand vegan and have some signs up specifying that you can customize your order to be vegan.


Points +84

31 Jul 2017

Great service, decent food

We went here yesterday , it's right in the heart of little India and was really busy. They have an assortment of thali meals ranging from express which includes about 4-5 dahls and veg curries with a chapsti up to a maharajah thali which had god knows how many, like 12/13, which cost 13.90. I got the madras thali which was about 8RM and this was enough to fill me. I specified to the waiter that we didn't want yoghurt. A younger chap who was the guy making the dishes came over and asked us if we were vegan as we said we didn't want yoghurt, which was really good of him and surprised me that someone would take the initiative to ask that. I assume he then only put in the dahls and curries that had no milk in. There's also a sign in the restaurant saying any food can be made vegan on request. Only thing I didn't like was one of the curries, it tastes like men's aftershave or deodorant, but I think that's Sod's law, you either like some or u don't. You can do a pick n mix / buffet type thing. Will be back to try their tofu mix veg sizzler.

Pros: Great service and know what veganism is, Cheap


Points +24

30 Jun 2017

good and cheap food

A lot of choice and filling food.

Cons: Not for those who try to avoid oily food.

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