Thaaja Indian Food Bar Set to Open Wednesday (January 23rd)

23 Jan

Thaaja Indian Food Bar, specializing in quick and customizable Indian food made from scratch, plans to open Wednesday in NoMa (1335 2nd Street, NE).  You can see our detailed preview piece here and the menu here.

Thaaja Indian Food Bar

Thaaja Indian Food Bar

Thaaja will offer diners the opportunity to build their own Indian meal from a variety of different proteins, vegetables, and homemade sauces in a setting similar to Chipotle or Roti where customers choose ingredients from the display right in front of them.  At Thaaja, diners initially choose between a wrap, a rice bowl, or a salad bowl and then choose from chicken, lamb, steak, Paneer (an Indian cheese), or tofu before completing the meal with different vegetables and sauces.  The price ranges depending on the protein, but all are reasonably priced around the $7-8 range (with unlimited toppings).

Counter at Thaaja

Counter at Thaaja

Thaaja will also feature several different sides/appetizers, including Thaaja rolls (available as a samosa or with a tikka filling) and naan and chips; all of the sides will be priced at $2.75.  Thaaja will also have freshly made Lassi shakes (an Indian drink with a yogurt base) in a variety of flavors for $2.75.      

Seating Area at Thaaja

Seating Area at Thaaja

In addition to its food and Lassi shakes, Thaaja will also have a variety of drinks.  Thaaja will have several beers, including Kingfisher (from India), Flying Fish, Agave Wheat, and then several standard bar beers (Bud Light, Corona, and Stella). They will also serve several wines in individual serving bottles as well as several mixed drinks.  Thaaja hopes to attract a strong happy hour crowd as from 4-8pm everyday all beers and wines will be $4 and all mixed drinks will be $5.

Interior at Thaaja Indian Food Bar

The inside of Thaaja will provide a nice setting for lunch and dinner as well as for people who want to go to a local happy hour (something currently needed in NoMa).  The owners hope to set up delivery and catering services soon.

Menu Boards at Thaaja

Menu Boards at Thaaja

Starting tomorrow Thaaja will be open from 11am-8pm Monday-Friday and should be a great addition to NoMa.


2 Responses to “Thaaja Indian Food Bar Set to Open Wednesday (January 23rd)”


  1. Opening Night at Thaaja Indian Food Bar « District Cuisine - January 26, 2013

    […] cucumber, and coriander) which we sampled and also liked.  You can check out our complete preview here and see their menu […]

  2. Thaaja Hosting Opening Event Tomorrow | District Cuisine - March 14, 2013

    […] impressions of Thaaja have been really positive so far.  You can check out our preview of Thaaja here and a review of our first visit […]

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