Rajwadi Thali is a new Thali restaurant in Sunnyvale which serves traditional Gujarati Thali. Simple and tasty food topped with great service makes it my current favorite Thali restaurant in Bay Area.
Brief about Thali from Rajwadi Thali
Thalis are healthy and balanced Vegetarian food plates of India and consist of a round stainless steel plate with small round bowls “katoris” arranged around the rim of the Thali to serve food. In India, entire meal is served at the same time including Appetizers, Main Entree, Desserts and Beverages. This system is called Thali.
A “THALI” is traditionally eaten with your fingers, and only with the fingers of the right hand. Use your left hand only for pouring the curries onto your rice and to grasp your drinking glass.
About the founders of Rajwadi Thali & Their Vision
Sanjay and Asha migrated to the United States of America in 2011. Having disappointing Indian Vegetarian Cuisine dining experiences and craving the Authentic Gujarati taste they were accustomed to decided that people from Indian origin should experience the true taste of Traditional Indian Vegetarian Gujarati Cuisine. Thus, they decided to open their own restaurant to provide this dining experience.
They have a vision to provide quality Indian Vegetarian Cuisine through the “THALI EXPERIENCE” – consisting of a wide variety of different dishes providing healthy and balanced nutrition, flavors, texture, and colors to create a complete meal. They envision and want to combine an experience of the five senses – Sight, Smell, Sound, Touch, and Taste!
My experience at Rajwadi Thali
First time i went to this place on my birthday in June. We were serve with nice cold chaas on hot summer afternoon. Service was pretty fast. We were party of 12 and they take reservations.
Next we were served with Thalis filled with different vegetable curries, bhaji, hot rotis, dessert, khichdi and pulao.
Best part was the servers asking and serving you hot food. They were not in rush and let you know enjoy the food peacefully.
The next time I went to this place with my parents during weekend. It was the lavish weekend special thali with many more appetizers, main course and desserts.
It’s a fairly priced place but make sure you keep your stomach empty as the food is delicious. Decor is not exceptional but for me food and service matters the most. So a big thumbs up to this place 🙂