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Tava Indian Kitchen
Indian Restaurant$
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163 2nd St #100 San Francisco, CA 94105
163 2nd Street #100USCaliforniaSan Francisco94105
$Indian Restaurant, Gluten-Free Restaurant
Indian Restaurant
Gluten-Free Restaurant
Vegetarian Restaurant
Vegan Restaurant
South Asian Restaurant
Today Closed
Sunday ClosedMonday 11AM–8PMTuesday 11AM–8PMWednesday 11AM–8PMThursday 11AM–8PMFriday 11AM–8PMSaturday 11:30AM–5PM
At Tava, we believe in the power of food that is handmade - food that is crafted with love and care.

Our burrotis are wrapped lovingly in roti we make fresh in-store. Our sauces are seasoned with spices we roast in small batches. Our chutneys are ground daily using fresh produce.

At Tava, we believe that you don't need to go to a fancy sitdown restaurant to be treated like a king. Walk through our doors, be our guest. Leave the rest to us. Everything we do is with the goal of putting a smile on your face.

Jason, Hasnain and Vijay left comfortable jobs in consulting and private equity in order to pursue their dream of creating something different. Starting a restaurant was the perfect fit: they loved entertaining, feasting, and just being around good people - and they each adored South Asian food. Hasnain and Vijay grew up with it, and Jason fell in love with it as a teenager in D.C.

At Tava, we don't just think of ourselves as a restaurant. We're a place to break bread with friends and a great way to introduce them to the wonders of Indian cusine.

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Option for customize-your-own Indian wraps, bowls & sandwiches with limited seating.- Google
"It's basically Indian food with a "Chipotle" concept."
"That takes away two stars from a 5 star food option."
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Kevin Davila
9 months ago
Love this place! Only negative is that the last time i was here they made my buritu bigger, & this time it came out small. Plus the guy making the tortilla had to do mine like 3 time because every time he made it would come out with a hole. But other than that i really love the combinations of Mexican food mixed with Indian food!
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Jon-Michael Durkin
a month ago
Delicious Indian bowls a la chipotle
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Image Thoughts Photography
6 months ago
Concept is very good, the food options are also unique, but quantity?? That takes away two stars from a 5 star food option.
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Anita P
a year ago
I wish Tava had thought of something more original rather than trying to duplicate the 'whole' chipotle model without understanding that chipotle is Mexican food! I was not impressed with any of their dishes. Indian food does not go well by mixing roti with rice.. The staff had no clue about the origin of the meats. You are in SF... Expect to get questions about organic, humane vs GMO chicken or meats. It's a waste of a great location in SOMA... sorry :-(
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Roger Kuo
11 months ago
Love the idea! It's basically Indian food with a "Chipotle" concept. You can get a wrap, bowl, etc, and choose your ingredients. What I love about it is the fact that you can experiment with different Indian ingredients and flavors (something you would not be able to do in a traditional Indian restaurant). And, just like Chipotle, you can load it up with all kinds of fresh ingredients and sauces. Word of warning: there are long lines during the lunch rush, so try to avoid the lines by going early or after 3pm.
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Maxim Abukhovsky
9 months ago
The best healthy Indian food lunch option. Big plates and the best prices in the area (about 9$ for a big box with brown rice, paneer, souce, salad). I know that because I've checked many other places in the area. Nothing is even close to Tava! Thank you for making our lives better!
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Manik Gupta
5 months ago
Had the vegetarian option. Good concept. Quantity could be a little more.
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Karthik Srivatsa
a year ago
A great option for fast food close to work .. It is the Indian Chipotle ... and taste is good. Went there on its opening day and have been a regular. One thing thats changed now is the long line during lunch time... so they are doing the right thing. A complaint if I can call it that is the servers go easy on the rice & veggies during the peak hours and go overboard if you go after the peak times (after 1.15PM). I dont like wasting food so I make it a point to ask them to reduce the quantity to a more reasonable level. Have already and will continue to recommend it.
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