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Thanjai Restaurant

#187 of 4,632 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
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4759 Van Horne, Montreal, Quebec H3W 1H8, Canada
+1 514-419-9696
11:30 - 22:00
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Mon 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
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Montreal, Canada
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The dosas and idlis are truly authentic, and the coconut chutney and sambar (accompaniments) tasted homemade and wonderful. I organized a dinner for 16 people at Thanjai (a mix of backgrounds, including us Indians who know the cuisine). Everyone loved the food. And the 6 foot dosa was a hit! We will definitely be back.

Thank SCFtravel
So Burlington, VT
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017

The dosas were very good, close to what I have tried in India. Reasonably priced food and very friendly wait staff. Staff went out of their way to explain the menu as it was our first time to the restaurant.

1 Thank gbuffum
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

I have tried a number of Montreal Indian restaurants over the years, and have become disenchanted with my previous favorites. A Sri Lankan friend recommended Thanjai to us, and we are very excited to have tried it, and we'll be back! It was Boxing Day, so we made a reservation, which once we got there didn’t really seem as though... More 

Thank VeranoenVermont
Montreal, Canada
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43 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016 via mobile

Thanjai is the best South Indian restaurant in Montreal (also the only one that I know of). It's a BYOW which makes it a convenient option. It specializes in South Indian dishes which is quite different from the Indian fare that we usually see in Indian restaurants (i.e. Butter chicken, korma, etc...). The speciality is a Dosa, a crêpe-like dish... More 

Thank OneThird
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2016

I have visited the restaurant many times and the one thing that has remained constant is the flavour of the food. Great food, good service. I'm sure I'll keep going back whenever I visit Montreal.

Thank Sandeep S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 November 2016

For long time I was dreaming about eating home food in Montreal, far from my native in South India. Thanjai restaurant is dream coming true for me after a long long wait. I must appreciate the hardship and sincerity taken to start up an authentic south Indian restaurant in Montreal. The food is delicious and very affordable. It is very... More 

Thank Venkat S
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I keep going back to this restaurant in order to try everything they can cook in that place. It's just that taste ...

1 Thank Catalin T
Mississauga, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went to this place last weekend on sunday evening. We ordered podi idly, regular idly, dosa , mini tiffin....Everything tasted very very good. the dishes tatsed outstanding. I can't find a single fault in any of them. One thing I would suggest will be to keep the interiors bit more clean. Food was amazing , the owners were very... More 

1 Thank jaya_sathyasayog
Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I am from South India and visited Montreal with family. I have tried various food across the globe. This is the best South Indian Restaurant without any reservations which includes south India. I would recommend people to give it a try!

Thank Varathan R
Woodbridge, New Jersey
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14 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had an awesome dinner at Thanjai. The dollar idli and the sambhar were yummy. We had the best tamilnadu style "chicken kothu parotta". Unfortunately they had run out of Biriyani. Going by the kothu parotta, it would have been awesome too. The restaurant also boasts of 6 ft dosa (and they show a video of the process :) )... More 

1 Thank nets4life

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$8 - US$11
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4759 Van Horne, Montreal, Quebec H3W 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-419-9696
Thanjai is an authentic South Indian Restaurant which serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian food with separate kitchen concept. We specialize in creating the true flavors of South Indian recipes that are familiar to all who grew up with these dishes.. We offer a rich blend of flavors, colours, seasoning, health values, aroma, tastes and the visual appeals of this unique cuisine. And.. We are alone in the area in offering you this taste experience.

We have 70 seats capacity and an 80 to 100 seats hall facility for private parties, business meetings and receptions. We strive in bringing to our beloved customers the best authentic flavours of South Indian kitchens, without compromising quality, taste or health benefits.

We have more than 50 varieties of Dosa's and we make 6 feet dosa first time in North America.

Our Features:

Bring your own wine and beer (BYOW) - Catering - Coupons & Deals - Groups Welcome - Kids Friendly - Private Functions - Reception Services - Reservations Recommended - Take-Out Food - Wireless Internet (WiFi).

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?