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Thali NR Sweets Cafe


Vegetarian Indian restaurant that's part of an Indian sweets business. I was initially put off by the bright lights and signs for awful-looking pizza, but I read some promising things so I gave it a go.

I was surprised by the number of westerners (which is unusual for Little India) and the restaurant was almost full. The menu has lots of varied options which looked promising, including quite a few items that are rare in Penang. They're well-known for their thali sets but I decided to order a bhel puri (6/10 - strangely smothered with black pepper powder), 1 roti canai (7/10), 1 capati (4/10 - it was cold), kadai paneer (7/10) and some rice.

I had to wait for a while (as did all the tables around me, with dishes arriving sporadically) but the staff were friendly. Unfortunately the food was average so I doubt I'll go back. At least they have A/C!

Overall rating... 6.5/10