We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
New! Find and book your ideal hotel on TripAdvisor — and get the lowest prices

Thanjai Restaurant

#188 of 4,570 Restaurants in Montreal
Certificate of Excellence
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
4759 Van Horne, Montreal, Quebec H3W 1H8, Canada
+1 514-419-9696
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Open now
All hours
Mon 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Fri 11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 22:00
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

134 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveller rating
Traveller type
Time of year
Showing 124: English reviews
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have visited the restaurant many times and the one thing that has remained constant is the flavour of the food. Great food, good service. I'm sure I'll keep going back whenever I visit Montreal.

Thank Sandeep S
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

For long time I was dreaming about eating home food in Montreal, far from my native in South India. Thanjai restaurant is dream coming true for me after a long long wait. I must appreciate the hardship and sincerity taken to start up an authentic south Indian restaurant in Montreal. The food is delicious and very affordable. It is very... More 

Thank Venkat S
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016 via mobile

I keep going back to this restaurant in order to try everything they can cook in that place. It's just that taste ...

1 Thank Catalin T
Mississauga, Canada
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

We went to this place last weekend on sunday evening. We ordered podi idly, regular idly, dosa , mini tiffin....Everything tasted very very good. the dishes tatsed outstanding. I can't find a single fault in any of them. One thing I would suggest will be to keep the interiors bit more clean. Food was amazing , the owners were very... More 

1 Thank jaya_sathyasayog
Shakopee, Minnesota, United States
Level Contributor
6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

I am from South India and visited Montreal with family. I have tried various food across the globe. This is the best South Indian Restaurant without any reservations which includes south India. I would recommend people to give it a try!

Thank Varathan R
Woodbridge, New Jersey
Level Contributor
13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We had an awesome dinner at Thanjai. The dollar idli and the sambhar were yummy. We had the best tamilnadu style "chicken kothu parotta". Unfortunately they had run out of Biriyani. Going by the kothu parotta, it would have been awesome too. The restaurant also boasts of 6 ft dosa (and they show a video of the process :) )... More 

1 Thank nets4life
Montreal, Canada
Level Contributor
6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016

Great Dosas,different fillings..their spice levels are great..love thier coin idlis and Dahi wadas..The service was slow,but i guess it was a holidayweekend..the pricing is good too..but parking is a issue..

Thank Shussein78663
Mumbai (Bombay), India
Level Contributor
19 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 August 2016 via mobile

Thanjai in India is known for big temple and we had big expectations based on their menu - notably the tangy eggplant and thanjai special soup. We reached the restaurant post 9pm and were told the soup was not available, but the eggplant was. We ordered bisibela bath to go with the eggplant. They were out of pongal and so... More 

1 Thank Rvittal
Level Contributor
90 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 42 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 August 2016

My first visit about a year ago was good so I decided to give it a second visit recently and I was unfortunately disappointed. The service was painfully slow and my appetizer and main course arrived at exactly the same time. My samosa was as hard as a rock and the filling was tasteless. When I got to my dosa... More 

1 Thank SteveKMontreal
Tours, France
Level Contributor
10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

We went to this restaurant motivated by a local news paper article listing the best butter chicken in town. We (of course) had the butter chicken and another rice based dish (don't remember the name). The chicken was good, but not excellent. The rice was less than average. I also had a Mango lassi that was good, but again not... More 

2 Thank jemendoza

Travellers who viewed Thanjai Restaurant also viewed

Montreal, Quebec

Been to Thanjai Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$7 - US$11
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4759 Van Horne, Montreal, Quebec H3W 1H8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Quebec  >  Montreal
  • Phone Number: +1 514-419-9696
Thanjai is an authentic South Indian Restaurant which serves vegetarian and non-vegetarian food with separate kitchen concept. We specialize in creating the true flavors of South Indian recipes that are familiar to all who grew up with these dishes.. We offer a rich blend of flavors, colours, seasoning, health values, aroma, tastes and the visual appeals of this unique cuisine. And.. We are alone in the area in offering you this taste experience.

We have 70 seats capacity and an 80 to 100 seats hall facility for private parties, business meetings and receptions. We strive in bringing to our beloved customers the best authentic flavours of South Indian kitchens, without compromising quality, taste or health benefits.

We have more than 50 varieties of Dosa's and we make 6 feet dosa first time in North America.

Our Features:

Bring your own wine and beer (BYOW) - Catering - Coupons & Deals - Groups Welcome - Kids Friendly - Private Functions - Reception Services - Reservations Recommended - Take-Out Food - Wireless Internet (WiFi).

Questions & Answers

Here's what previous visitors have asked, with answers from representatives of Thanjai Restaurant and other visitors
1 question
Ask a question
Montreal, Canada
over a year ago

See all questions (1)

Questions? Get answers from Thanjai Restaurant staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?