First Pics: Tiffin Bistro now open at 11th and Federal

Tiffin Bistro, the latest addition to Munish Narula’s Indian restaurant empire, opened this weekend in the corner that used to house Kris, and before that, Kristian’s.

And we nabbed a look of the inside.


Dinner service at the restaurant, at 11th and Federal streets, began Sunday (check out the menu below). Lunch is supposed to start next week.

Delivery is planned, but the zone has not yet been finalized. The food being served may be described as a “modern twist on Indian Cuisine, with exotic influences mixed with traditional foods,” said a worker.





Appetizers include Cauliflower Bezule (stir-fried cauliflower florets, coconut cream, mustard seeds and curry leaves) and Egg Plant Chaat (crispy sliced baby eggplant with yogurt, tamarind, red onions and chaat masala). As for the main dishes, there will be Chicken Telicherry Pepper (chicken breast cubes in “Tellicherry” peppercorn sauce) and Lamb Kolhapuri (lamb in a spicy green chili based sauce, roasted coconut, star anise and white poppy seeds).

tiffin bistro menu

More information about other Tiffin locations can be found at

3 thoughts on “First Pics: Tiffin Bistro now open at 11th and Federal

  • June 5, 2013 at 5:34 pm

    Went there the other day for the soft open on a whim and it was great.
    The samosas are killer

  • June 6, 2013 at 1:07 pm

    I have seen this menu on a couple of websites and I am very excited about this place. One question though: What the #$%& is a “Local Dungeness Crab”? They don’t live in the Atlantic. In fact, when someone caught a single Dungeness crab in the Atlantic recently, marine biologists freaked out because they were afraid it had been transplanted somehow and become an invasive species. Unless Tiffin Bistro got their hands on that single crab (or it was an escapee from Munish Narula’s secret Dungeness crab farm somewhere in New Jersey), they are not serving “Local Dungeness Crab.” So what the heck are they actually serving?

    • June 6, 2013 at 1:11 pm

      That’s exactly what I thought, Chris! Northern California on up, right?

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