RC Contest: Vote Now for Name-the-Restaurant Finalists!

Munish Narula has narrowed down the names for his new fine dining Indian restaurant to five contenders

We’re on to stage two of the Name Philly’s Newest Indian Restaurant contest. A quick recap: Munish Narula, of the Tiffin empire, asked the Restaurant Club readers to submit names for his new restaurant, a fine dining Indian concept set for a February opening at 777 South Broad Street. He’ll choose a name for the restaurant from among the entries; the winner receives a chef’s dinner for six with wine pairings and a VIP tour of the restaurant before it opens (read the full details of the contest here). But now, it’s your turn to vote.

After sifting through nearly 800 entries, Narula has narrowed his picks down to five finalists. He’ll spend the next week mulling over which he likes the best, but in the meantime, we want YOU to vote for your favorite name in our reader’s choice poll. The readers’ choice winner will receive a $100 gift certificate to Tiffin from Narula, while second and third place runner-ups will get $50 and $25 Tiffin gift certificates, respectively.

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  • Angithi is a Hindi word that means “open stove.”
  • Aagatya is Hindi word that means “welcome.”
  • Mir is a play on the Hindi word “Amir,” which means “affluent.”
  • Tashan is used in both Hindi and Punjabi language to mean “style and/or

What names didn’t make the cut? Narula tells the Restaurant Club that he had a lot of entries that incorporated the word “Thali,” which means “platter,” and he feels that doesn’t mesh with the restaurant’s small plates concept — “what we’re trying to do is the opposite of that,” he says. There was also a big push to call it “Narula’s,” which, he says, “Would make my father really happy, but I think it’s too pretentious.” Some of the most entertaining entries included:

  • Thali-Delphia
  • Saag Spot
  • TiffinSoBo
  • Chez Paneer
  • Korma Karma
  • Mmmmbai
  • Jeera Joint
  • Some Like It Chaat

You’ll be able to cast your vote through noon on Friday, December 10.

Previously: An RC Exclusive: Name Philly’s Newest Indian Restaurant!?

*Contest is being sponsored solely by Dranoff Properties and Munish Narula. Metro Corp., together with its affiliates, subsidiaries, agents, and its respective directors, officers, employees, licensees and assigns, has no operating control over contest rules, winner selection or awarding of prize.”