rats at tawa cafe - indian restaurant

rats at tawa cafe - indian restaurant

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Edison Citizen

Hicksville, NY

#1 Feb 8, 2009
I am a resident of Edison, NJ. I usually go out with my family on weekends to eat at local restaurants.

The other day I was at an Indian restaurant on Stelton Road - TAWA. The food definitely was good.
But as we were finishing our lunch, I saw a rat come out of the lavatory area and headed straight to the kitchen.
None of the waiters or owners or managers noticed it.

When I brought this to their notice, I was told the following...
"This place being a restaurant, there is a lot of food and since there is food, rats will be OBVIOUSLY found in this vicinity. Its good that no white guy saw it, else it would be a big problem."
I personally never differentiate between whites and others. But this guy means, anyone other than whites will eat food in vicinity of rats? This is pathetic.

After this, when I proceeded to pay my check, I was given a $5 discount gift card which was indirectly meant for me to keep this incident to myself.
I still have the card and I would surely not visit that place again.

I also saw some of their management people and their "head chef" sitting there, but they did not even bother to look into this issue.

And just last week, I also heard complaints from one of my friends family - THEY FOUND A RAT IN THE FOOD SERVED TO THEM. THIS IS THE LIMIT!!!!

I ADVISE NO ONE TO EVEN TRY EATING HERE.
Sanjana

Linden, NJ

#3 Feb 23, 2009
I was there when the rat was pulled out from the matar paneer. The place is still open. I called the cops myself and some other also called the health department. I cant imagine how the place is still open and i see people sitting and eating there when i drive past.

Filthy yucky place.
piscataway resident

Middle Village, NY

#4 Mar 10, 2009
This is all done to defame the success of TAWA. The person who found the rat had it all planned and even asked for $10000 from the owner to keep this secret.
Shame on people like you to spread rumors like this.
south plainfield resident

Piscataway, NJ

#5 Mar 21, 2009
I totally agree with "piscataway resident".I have never seen a rat in tawa before nor have I seen it after. It seems like foul play by many rivals in this area.
indian

Jersey City, NJ

#6 Mar 23, 2009
i'm from india. though i feel bad about saying this about indian restaurants but i have to admit that IT MAY BE TURE. there is one indian chat(SNACK) house on oak tree road, iselin and i used to go there but when i realized that they never clean/disinfect their restroom, i stopped going there. most of fast food joints in edison/iselin dont maintain enough hygiene.
SAME GOES TO CHINESE RESTAURANTS.
AL W

AOL

#7 Mar 23, 2009
As a former Iselin resident of four decades, I can atest to the fact how filthi those restaurants are. 24 months ago, I moved to Indianapolis. Oddlee, I miss Iselin despite the uglee reputation the town has gotten since the Indian population moved in. It's still home, and home to move back soon.
White guy who likes Tawa

Brooklyn, NY

#8 Mar 25, 2009
I've been to this place about five times - three for lunch when I used to work up the street across from the train station and twice with my wife and three pre-schoolers. The people there are incredibly nice and helped us with our kids (without charging them anything for the food, which they ate a lot of). The food was very good - well above average among the ubiquitous Indian buffets in the Middlesex County area and elsewhere (e.g., in Ann Arbor, Michigan where we used to live). There are many more choices of dishes than most places, including lots of salads, lots of main dishes, and more than one dessert. The atmosphere is cheerful and casual (no overblown Indian fanfare) and the place (including the restrooms) seems perfectly clean.
Given all this, even if the rat story is true, I can deal with it.
Steve

United States

#9 Apr 7, 2009
Yea whatever, this doesnt sound real...
niti

Richardson, TX

#11 Aug 25, 2009
hi there is tawa cafe in dallas tx and its worse with filthy tables and stale food. These resteraunts make money off us and we should demand more service and bang for our buck from these Indian resteraunts. they make money while we get sick and feel stupid.
niti

Richardson, TX

#12 Aug 25, 2009
thay have similar place in dallas, tx and its filthy tables and owner wears a dirty banyan. I would leave but my friends paid in full upfront for the buffet which i threw up later. these stupid and greedy indian resteraunt owners are fleecing us.
James Baker

Oakland, CA

#13 Aug 25, 2009
The management did panic after the rat was pulled out from a patron dish.
But they tried to down play the incident.
They tried to blame the patron for creating a scene.
Tawa should know that there is a class action lawsuit waiting for them.
I have constantly heard the Head Chef abusing his team mates in Indian foul words.
This guy thinks that he is a great chef, but just to let u know he is just a jerk.
Dunkin Donuts

United States

#15 Oct 6, 2009
Good morning Dunkin Donuts may I help you?
who was there on that day

Saddle Brook, NJ

#16 Apr 25, 2010
piscataway resident wrote:
This is all done to defame the success of TAWA. The person who found the rat had it all planned and even asked for $10000 from the owner to keep this secret.
Shame on people like you to spread rumors like this.
First of all, one thing we can understand that there was a rat on that day :) yes its true.. this post also admits it..

next, the place is still in business, it means the owner might have paid some body to keep it secret ;-)from the law.

The police was present that day, if the man who found that rat asked the owner $10000 then he could have reported that to the police on the spot, but we didn't see such things.

Food of Tawa is good or bad I can't judge, but its true that I don't want to eat Matar-'Rat'-Paneer again in my life.

Shame on the owner who is a disgust among the Inidan community in Piscatway and runs his dhaba with such filth.:p
xyz

Levittown, NY

#17 May 18, 2010
hi there mu name is rishi & i live in piscataway since last seven years i'am a very big fan of tawa restaurant now itz tawa bar & grill since the day 1 they open that restaurant ya thatz true that rat was there i was there at that time lot of people were yelling that itz a cooked mice no thatz not possible if its cooked mice it has to be destroyed whilw cooking i feel it was a bad incident or mishap no body is do this purposly i feel so. i'am still a very big fan & i love the most is there goat patiala & chicken chatinad you guys are rocking. all the best tawa
jay

Levittown, NY

#18 May 18, 2010
i love tawaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa
YUMMY

Brooklyn, NY

#19 May 26, 2010
TAWA is simply the best.
Ratatouille

Wyckoff, NJ

#21 Jun 1, 2010
Edison Citizen wrote:
I am a resident of Edison, NJ. I usually go out with my family on weekends to eat at local restaurants.
The other day I was at an Indian restaurant on Stelton Road - TAWA. The food definitely was good.
But as we were finishing our lunch, I saw a rat come out of the lavatory area and headed straight to the kitchen.
Question, was the rat wearing a chef's hat and speaking in a french accent? Perhaps it was a the new employee.
gaurav

India

#22 Jun 15, 2010
my chacha is the chef in this hotel
Ambreen_L

Bronx, NY

#23 Dec 7, 2010
piscataway resident wrote:
This is all done to defame the success of TAWA. The person who found the rat had it all planned and even asked for $10000 from the owner to keep this secret.
Shame on people like you to spread rumors like this.
You must have some monetary interest in the success of Tawa. If not, then shame on YOU for lying or at the very least, not learning your facts. The owner didn't deny the incident occured -- he has expressed anger that a man was hoping to make some "hush money" out of it. If you research a little, you'll find many people who were witnesses, who have seen rodents, and even recently, found "bugs/roaches" in their food. This place is filthy and unsanitary.
mmmm

Brooklyn, NY

#24 Dec 9, 2010
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