50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia: 2013 » tashan_philadelphia_best_restaurants
“But they don’t even eat octopus in India,” said one Tashan diner early in the restaurant’s tenure. “This isn’t authentic Indian food,” said another. Both parties are correct. But so what? After changing the way we eat Indian food throughout the region with his entry-level Tiffin mini-chain, owner Munish Narula took a huge gamble with this swank, modern Indian restaurant that regularly invokes the F-word (fusion) while charting a bold course with modern Indian flavors. Whether this gamble pays off will depend largely on people being able to wrap their heads around the idea of going out for Indian food and not just getting tandoori chicken.
Gamble #2: Tashan recently launched a high-end delivery program that’s somewhere between Indian takeout and a full-scale catering operation.
You Should Probably Know: When the hostess says, “Do you like to sit near all the action in the kitchen?,” what she really means is, “Do you want to sit next to our blazingly hot tandoor ovens?” Don’t bother bringing a sweater.
Visit one of the 50 Best Restaurants in Philadelphia:
Tashan, 777 South Broad Street, 267-687-2170.