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Thanjai South Indian Restaurant, Experience The Taste Of Home With Over 51 Choices Of Dosa On Our Menu.


About Us

Dosas, idlis, bondas, uttapams … while these words appeal to South Indians longing for a taste of home, they also arouse the curiosity of Montreal restaurant goers looking to discover new facets of Indian cuisine. Thanjai, Montreal’s first authentic South Indian restaurant, fulfills both these desires. It is comfortingly familiar to the Desi community who have made it their second home. Furthermore, it is the first to expose Montreal foodies to Indian gastronomy beyond the more ubiquitous cuisine of the North. Read More

South Indian cuisine is nowhere near as popular as North Indian food in Montreal simply because of shortage, but Kumaresan Muthukrishnan and his wife Geetha are determined to shed some light on the staples as they grew up eating with their restaurant.


Certificate of Excellence

TripAdvisor is delighted to award Thanjai Restaurant the 2015 Certificate of Excellence. This achievement is a direct result of your consistently great reviews from TripAdvisor travelers.


ThreeBestRated.ca is proud to present Thanjai Restaurant with the Certificate of Excellence after duly checking its ratings, customer satisfaction, trust, cost, and its general excellence.

The Making of 6-Feet Dosa!


“I had such a wonderful time! It was amazing to go to a resturant with such good food that was 90% gluten free. Having Celiac disease it’s very…”

-Emilie Bonhomme

“I had visited this place with a few colleagues from work. The food is great, pesonalised service and good ambience. They surely deserve 5 stars.”

-Sandeep Subramanian

“I love the food.its yummy especially chilly chicken and dosas.i went with my family.service was good.waiter was very friendly and helpful.”

-Gouthami Reddy

“I just wanted to let you know that I had sent an email a few months back complaining about some terrible service my family had had in your…”

– Jo Muise

From Our Blog




Montreal Gazette Rates Thanjai as One of the Top 12 Casual Restaurants

Kumaresan Muthukrishnan is on a mission to introduce South Indian cooking to a wider clientele. Thanjai’s kitchen offers dishes from the states of Tamil Nadu, Kerala, Andhra Pradesh and Karnataka, many of them hard to find in town.




Thanjai Restaurant Featured in “La Presse”

The dosas, made from rice flour and lentils and golden in ghee – clarified butter – which are served stuffed with vegetables, lentils or potatoes, coriander, etc.” – Marie-Claude Lorite from La Presse writes.




Thanjai Featured in Daily Hives Magazine!

Thanjai, well known for its truly authentic South Indian flavors, have been featured in Daily Hives as one of the 11 Indian restaurants to checkout in Montreal.