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Tawa Kitchen, Cambridge, Cambridge

Tawa Kitchen

4.6
4.6
79 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian
Tawa is a traditional flat stove used in India on the streets, at home, in restaurants as the core of Indian cooking which is why it forms the basis of Tawa Kitchen's dishes.

At Tawa, what we're trying to promote is wellness inside and out. We take the ayurvedic principle of balance in body and mind and apply this to our cooking. Tawa kitchen moves away from the format of stereotypical India restaurants serving heavy dishes concentrating on curry and rice. What we eat at home and what we will offer at Tawa, is largely plant-based nutritious and created to fuel you your day.

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2 people

7:00 PM


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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Phone number
    01223 362041
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Neighborhood
    Cambridge
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 79 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

79 Reviews
  1. PhilB

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 9, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tawa never disappoints. We have been several times now and it’s consistently good. The welcome is warm and genuine. Food is utterly delicious and we literally polished our plates. The menu is not enormous, but enough to keep everyone happy… even our fussy friend! Everything we had was spiced, cooked and presented so beautifully. Portions are not huge, just perfect. Service is attentive and informed without being too much. Well done team Tawa. We will definitely be seeing you again soon x

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  2. MariaU

    Greater Boston

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Tasty food and very professional service. We will be back soon

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  3. NaomiR

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 12, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Outstanding - service charming and good wonderful (despite no aubergine dishes being available). I’ll be back

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  4. glen

    Kent

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Superb food. Great service. Quite noisy when the restaurant, with its tightly packed tables, is full

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  5. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    Crispy kale chaat, and chickpea curry was nice. Chilli paneer was bad value for money (6 cubes of paneer + veg for something like £6/£7). Service was very slow, we had to ask multiple times for water, for our mains, for the bill etc...

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 12, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Too crowded, management should try to find a way to manage the crowd.

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  7. XinyiC

    London

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    2nd visit Invited a friend to try the dinner here. The portion is surprisingly smaller than lunch, and my favorite salad doesn’t seem to be here. We had a lamb and a chicken dish. Following recommendation I ordered the more spicy chicken chenttinad—only a warm hint for me but tasty. Tariwala gosht appears similar. It has a more pronounced cardamom flavor. Thepla is quite rare in restaurants, pliable and goes well with the food. The flavor isn’t as strong as the ingredient suggests. Butter naan comes warm :) crispy outside and soft inside. Not too greasy. Kulfi has a small amount of pistachio and more rose petals. Not too sweet. Cardamom gives a complex flavor to it. I probably have never tried Kulfi in American Indian restaurants, so the recommended flavor is good—mango one might taste like frozen mango lassi. Ambiance-wise, some background music could help. The staff are all friendly and knowledgeable.

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  8. JOBa

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 18, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The restaurant was busy for a Sunday evening - although it was Father’s Day. We had to stand for a while awaiting our table but the staff kept checking in with us and all was good. Food and service were excellent. Will definitely return.

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  9. Satch

    Cambridge

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and food. Always a favourite for us!

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  10. Satch

    Cambridge

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on April 22, 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Highly recommended! We shall return again.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Hertfordshire

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on February 11, 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great night with amazing food that packs so much flavour.

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  12. AllieA

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    I've had better experiences at Tawa Kitchen which I still highly recommend as the food is great and the owner and her brother are very attentive and lovely to chat with. They ensure customers are well-tended and go above and beyond with the service they give, especially the owner herself. That being said, on this occasion, the service from another staff member wasn't good. When being given our drinks and meals, they were simply handed to us to pass along to the next person at the table, instead of us being informed what exactly the meal was, so it ended up being a case of just passing along food around the table, not knowing what dish belonged to whom. At one point, my friend was handed a plate that he was then told (once it had been handed to him) that it was hot and to be careful. Surely, it would've been a better move to have placed the plate on the table instead of giving it to a customer to pass around?! Another gripe is that we had a group seated directly behind us which made conversation at times a little tricky and also movement (after finishing our meal), limited as we had to be careful not to knock their chairs when moving our own back to leave the table. I would still recommend a visit as I would say that whilst disappointing, the service we experienced on this occasion isn't indicative of how it generally is.

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  13. EmiG

    Cambridge

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Very nice Indian food and reasonable price. Recommend going there early evening. Less customers.

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  14. MarkA

    London

    15 reviews

    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    A meal of 2 halves. Starters were very good as too was the service initially. Drinks were ordered and they didn't have any cold beer. My main course arrived but my partners didn't - was told it's on it's way. Waited and asked again and was told that almost ready and on it's way. Then was told they don't have it and we should choose something else...by this time it was really too late. Asked for the bill only to find that the "missing" main course had been charged for. Asked that this be removed as we hadn't had it and was told "oops, sorry, that happens some time". Not great

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  15. RameshS

    London

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 1, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    terrible customer service - satff very unfriendly - one staff only on duty and was very unresponsive to accommodate us - did not stay to find out as would have waited a long time for ervice

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  16. JoJo1975

    Cambridge

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on June 24, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazing, the ambience is amazing and most importantly the owners are amazing!! This restaurant will very quickly become your favourite in town. They’ll not an empty table in the restaurant - that says it all really!

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  17. LouiseE

    Dorset

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 17, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was well up to our high expectations, having eaten there before. Friends with us who have been to India said the food was more authentic than usual Indian restaurants here. The service was outstanding, especially helpful in offering to move a large table outside for us because the evening was very warm.

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  18. darthvader

    Oxford

    22 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on May 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great Indian food! Good service, a must go if you are in Cambridge.

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  19. PaulD

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    great restaurant with a friendly greeting. Amazing food and lovely atmosphere.

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  20. JontyB

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 15, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    My wife & I would really recommend Tawa. It's got a really cool vibe, great atmosphere, good location near station, friendly staff and most importantly delicious food.

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  21. Camfoodie

    Cambridge

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on March 10, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    A great evening. Food was delicious and staff were superb. A bit noisy though

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  22. RebeccaC

    Cambridge

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 24, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was really lovely. Flavoursome but also light and delicate. The only thing that could have been better was it felt quite cramped. We (myself and 2 others) were sat on a small table that felt like it was for 2. It was tricky to fit our food and drinks on the table. However the service was warm and friendly and we would definitely return because of this and how good the food was.

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  23. ClaireY

    Yorkshire

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 18, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food of the highest quality . Amazing atmosphere run by attentive friendly staff . Would highly recommend .

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  24. Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 6, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The best restaurant in Cambridge. Outstanding food and service.

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  25. Cdjfood

    London

    54 reviews

    4.0

    54 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Really good food, not like your normal curry house - very flavoursome and good quality ingredients. The only slight issue was that the door opens directly to the restaurant and as it was really cold that night there was a constant arctic blast coming in and was freezing!

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  26. TREVORG

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We were initially seated adjacent to the entrance door and it was very cold. Everything was rushed. Our starters were served before our poppadoms were brought to us. Nice food, but a pretty restrictive menu

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful service and delicious food.

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  28. Satch

    Cambridge

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Wonderful food with happy caring service. We shall return.

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  29. OpenTable Diner

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great service, great food will definitely eat here again. Thanks you guys for a great birthday night, from the four in the corner 👍🏻

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  30. Michaelb

    Yorkshire

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 10, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Epic food and fantastic service. My new favourite place in cambridge.

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on September 28, 2021

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Took my girlfriend because she doesn’t eat Indian food much, she thoroughly enjoyed the daal.. and I loved the paneer :)

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Completely lived up to the reviews, great food, brilliant service, simple layout not trying to be overly ornate and expensive - just really good food that speaks for itself. Will book again!

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  33. Satch

    Cambridge

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and service. Will visit again!

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  34. Annie

    Cambridge

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    All of the staff are incredibly kind and friendly. They are passionate about the restaurant they work at, and it shows! The food is the best in Cambridge, hands down. Incredible flavours and presentation. There were so many gluten free choices too!

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  35. RandyRam

    Caribbean

    7 reviews

    2.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Not your average curry. A little disappointing with small portions, fairly priced though.

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  36. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Awesome food - Just a great restaurant with really friendly service.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Norfolk/Suffolk

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 6, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We found Tawa on this app. The staff is very welcome and friendly. The service is excellent. The food is outstandingly well cooked and delicious. Portions are quite big. One dish which is smoked aubergine is extraordinary, we haven't tested it in any other Indian restaurants. The prices are reasonable. We were very satisfied and happy. Highly recommended.

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 24, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We came up from London for one night and it was one of the best meals I have ever had. All of the staff were so attentive and kind, I would definitely recommend going there.

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Cambridge

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely stunning Indian cuisine that’s not like any other run of the mill Indian restaurant. The staff are so friendly and the service is wonderful. You won’t be disappointed!

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  40. OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food, service and ambiance. Can’t believe I’ve only just discovered this place. Thank you!

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Tawa Kitchen does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Tawa Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 01223 362041.

Tawa Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 79 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Tawa Kitchen

50/60 Station Road, Cambridge, Cambridge CB1 2JH

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    Cambridge
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Wed 12:00 pm–2:00 pm Dinner Mon–Wed 6:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm
  • Price
    £25 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Public Lot
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
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