Where We’re Eating: Tiffin Bistro


If Munish Narula’s Indian food empire has left you feeling like Goldilocks in the popular fairy tale, Tiffin Bistro might be just right. A step down in glitz from Tashan and more than a step up in style from the less formal Tiffin, Tiffin Bistro provides approachable Indian food in a white-tablecloth space. Highlights include the pepper crab, a promising rendition of chicken tikka Masala, the kitschy Indian Sloppy Joe (which is much better than the gimmick it suggests) and the chicken tellicherry pepper—chunks of boneless chicken with a sauce that heats up with each bite. Overall, Tiffin Bistro will satisfy your Indian craving, especially for South Philadelphians who remain just outside the original Tiffin’s delivery range.

Tiffin Bistro
1100 Federal Street

First appeared in the September, 2013 issue of Philadelphia magazine.

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  • HD73

    Love this place, but they still describe the Pepper Crab as “Local Dungeness Crab.” That is not a thing. It is either local crab, or it is Dungeness Crab, it cannot be both. Dungeness Crab live in the Pacific Ocean. For some reason I find this very annoying.

    • Philly Ray

      Maybe they got the Dungeness crab from Ippolito’s on 13th & Dickinson. That’s local. ;)

  • barrygster

    The chicken tikka masala is “promising”… ?