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77 12th St. NE, Ste. 2 (Crescent Ave.) Send to Phone
MARTA: Midtown Station
A classy interior that emphasizes modern design provides a sleek background for fine Indian fare.

Lunch & Dinner Mon.-Sat.

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Tabla, Atlanta, GA

Tabla Restaurant Review

: Tabla is a bit hard to find, but the search is worth the effort. A pale color palette dominates the interior design, punctuated by warm candlelight arranged on one wall and a short curtain of glass balls suspended from the ceiling in the dining room. There's a bar for casual after-work gatherings. Start with the familiar veggie samosas or break from the familiar with tasty lamb ribs in a tamarind-based barbecue sauce. Naan with truffle oil and Parmesan carries fusion a bit too far to the dark side, but tandoori shrimp or octopus intrigues. Vegetarians will like the veggie-based options that are classic Indian fare. Choose chicken, lamb, shrimp or paneer (homemade Indian cheese) for any of the myriad curries. We recommend the vegetable mains, and the stuffed baby eggplants with caramelized onions were delicious if hot enough to bring tears to the eyes. Be sure to specify your preferred heat level or you could wind up with something you can't enjoy. Raita is available to cool. For dessert, while you can go off cuisine, continue the theme with the sweet dumplings known as gulab jamun. The wine list is serviceable but needs a rosé to work with the fare. Indian beers, however, make a good quaff if the spice heat is hefty.


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