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Thali NR Sweets Cafe

  • Vegetarian Vegetarian
    ( 11 reviews )
Contact 60124620987

75 Penang Street, Georgetown, Penang, Malaysia, 10200

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. Open Mon-Sun 7:30am-10:00pm.

Category: Lacto, Indian, Fast food, Take-out, Malaysian

Reviews (11)

First Review by anarchistanimal

Okay Food; Extra Charges Added - Edit

Basic South Indian veg. Beware of the '6% GST' added onto each bill.

Updated from previous review on 2017-02-09

Pros: veg, inexpensive , yummy 'lime' juice

Cons: unidentified sales tax , small servings

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Tasty indian food - Edit

The place offers vegetarian food until late at night (10 pm, 01/2017). Different styles of Indian breads and a variety of sauces and curries. Much of the selection has a yogurt or ghee base so it is very suitable for lacto-ovo vegetarians, perhaps a little trickier for vegans. Menu is long and complementary water is offered. A wide selection of sweets are being offered - I believe a few to be vegan.

Updated from previous review on 2017-01-15

Pros: Open late, Tasty food, Complementary water

Cons: Can be tricky to figure out what's vegan :)

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amazing! - Edit

Great place to eat with friendly staff. Reasonably priced and even has vegan desserts. There is s pizza stall joined to the restaurant that is also all vegetarian that does mock meat.
If ordering the burger which is delicious remember to ask with no mayo as it doesn't actually say on the menu that it comes with mayo!

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Tasty food, some vegan options as well. - Edit

Nice premises, clean. Shared with a neighboring Vishnu's Pizza. Some thali dishes and a lot of sweets/cakes. Vegans can choose something from both, too. All very tasty and for a great value! Complimentary water. No plastic (disposable) dishes/cutlery, so environmentally-friendly as well. Most of the offer is for vegetarians, but I recommend it for vegans, too, even if there are not many choices for them - because of the really delicious taste of these few choices. ;)

Pros: Delicious food, great value!, Friendly and nice staff.

Cons: Not many choices for vegans.

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Nice staff. Very nice food. - Edit

You can get the Xpress Thali meal for 6 RM that really fills you up but you can't choose what 3 veg you get. Pick your own and they charged us 9RM . Most of the options are very nice. Came back a few times. Very friendly staff. They have a few vegan sweets for desert too!

Pros: Cheap

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Onion & Garlic free Indian Vegetarian Restaurant - Edit

It's difficult to find Indian Vegetarian Restaurant in Penang selling pure vegetarian food without the 5 pungent (onion, garlic, leek, chives etc). Indian cuisine requires onion in most of their recipes to bring out the flavour but Thali made it!
They are special with their North Indian Cuisine such as the paneer dishes. They are simply delicious!
They serve also local indian dishes and freshly made roti canai, tosai, capati etc.
And their menu - very very wide variety. I like the idea of them putting up descriptions under most of their food title so as to let customers understand what the food is all about, especially for non-indians, which I surely cannot understand what that is just by looking at the name. However, more food photos would definitely be helpful.
As for the sweets, I am not used to the sweetness level of their desserts. I personally think those are not meant to consume daily....

Pros: Onion & Garlic free , Tasty, Wide Choices

Cons: Inattentive staff, Slow Serving , Limited Parking During Office hours

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Disappointing - Edit

I was planning to eat at Woodlands but it was packed full with no seats available so I thought I'd try this place instead which was empty (maybe that was a sign!). I tried the thali which wasn't great. Staff were pretty grotty too. On the menu it clearly said in English that an extra portion of rice and vegetable dish was free with the thali. However, I was charged extra when I left.

Cons: Cold food, Unfriendly staff, Overcharged

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Excellent - Edit

I really enjoyed this restaurant. It offers a wonderful variety of dishes from the most simple thali to the fanciest Aloo tandoori gourmet.

The portions are generous, the meals are delicious and the price is great. This restaurant is well located at Lebuh Penang and open all day.

For more detailed info: http://www.heartofavagabond.com/2013/11/the-top-2-indian-vegetarian-restaurants.html

Pros: great food, variety, price

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Disappointing - Edit

This place isn't terrible, and I would have been happy to find it in a small town without other vegetarian options. But in the gourmet-eating paradise of Penang, it's a disappointment. The workers were not very friendly. I chose the only vegan option on the menu (a thali). Most of the (fairly large) menu contains cow milk, butter or cheese. But anyway, it turns out that they just put together the thali from the (not very fresh looking) dishes sitting in the buffet counter - where there are more vegan options. The curries tasted fine - interesting spices. But there wasn't much to them - almost no vegetables, just a bit of mock meat and sauce, and it was cold. I was still hungry afterwards so I ordered a dhal, which was thin and bland, but maybe that's their style. Together it cost around RM 12. The decor is that new, modern, soul-less, fast-food-joint style. The range of sweets looks good but most contain dairy, and when I asked which didn't contain dairy, I didn't trust their answers, since they pointed out some that said milk or butter in their labels.

Pros: Sweets (if you eat dairy)

Cons: Needs more vegan options and better understanding , Unfriendly workers, Unimpressive thali

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