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rbarr Feb 10, 2010 04:09 AM

Has anyone heard any updates on Tiffin's plans to open in Ardmore and/or Bryn Mawr? The Ardmore location looks like it went back on the market and Bryn Mawr seems a question mark now as well.

  1. Carole Feb 10, 2010 09:11 AM

    That's too bad. I emailed them a couple of weeks ago and didn't get a response regarding the Ardmore location.

    When I was in the downtown location in December I ran into the owner and asked him when the Ardmore location would open. His only comment was a complaint about Lower Merion Township making it a real hassle and that wasn't something he ran into when opening the other locations. So maybe he just gave up.

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      rumorsofsurf Feb 10, 2010 05:07 PM

      We drive by the future location in Wynnewood shopping center daily (is that the Ardmore location you mention?) - but while their logo is on the window, there has been no activity inside in months. Was originally supposed to open in December :-(

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        Carole Feb 10, 2010 05:32 PM

        Sorry, yes I meant Wynnewood. There's been absolutely no work done inside at all.

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        Michael Klein Feb 15, 2010 06:22 AM

        Owner told me that both Wynnewood and Bryn Mawr are still on track, but for spring.

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          Carole Feb 15, 2010 07:05 AM

          Super!

        2. Carole Mar 11, 2010 12:09 PM

          This was on Philly.com today.

          "Tiffin's Wynnewood location (50 E. Wynnewood Rd.) is up for March 27 or 28."

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          1. re: Carole
            AgentRed Mar 12, 2010 05:40 AM

            Yeah I was in the original Tiffin last week and asked the manager what the deal was - he said Wynnewood is on plan for an end of March open

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            rumorsofsurf Apr 3, 2010 06:19 PM

            Tiffin's Wynnewood location is now up for April 9, and Bryn Mawr will follow in about two months, says owner Munish Narula.

            http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/th...

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              AgentRed Apr 4, 2010 08:59 AM

              Hmmmm.... I walked past the Wynnewood location yesterday and while It's clear that some work has been going on, it doesn't look anywhere near done.

              I'm VERY doubtful about April 9th but would love to be proven wrong, will keep this thread updated either way.

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                AgentRed Apr 14, 2010 09:37 AM

                Still not open as of last night but looking much better, I'd give it another week at least

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                  Hungryin theBurbs Apr 14, 2010 10:33 AM

                  They are having a grand opening on Saturday.

                  http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-a...

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                    rumorsofsurf Apr 15, 2010 07:16 AM

                    yeah! i saw the sign outside getting put up yesterday & thought they were getting close. see you at the opening!

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                      AgentRed Apr 17, 2010 10:36 PM

                      Did anyone go to the opening? Are they serving those wraps like Tiffin-to-go? What are the hours/prices? Will check it out tomorrow if no one else has been yet,

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                        rumorsofsurf Apr 19, 2010 10:35 AM

                        I went to the opening on Saturday (thanks to the tip above). It was really nicely done, with a great buffet that gave us a chance to sample everything from Chicken Tikka to Fried Cauliflower to Wraps. All of the food we tried was great - chicken tikka is my go-to dish and the did it as well as anyone. My wife was blown away by the cauliflower (and when was the last time you were blown away by cauliflower :-) ?) I think today is the true opening day & we'll become regulars quickly!

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                          AgentRed Apr 19, 2010 12:35 PM

                          They have the wraps? YAAAAAAAAAS!

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              rocknroll52 May 9, 2010 09:33 AM

              Disappointed with our first experience at Tiffin in the Wynnewood shopping center. The restaurant is small and noisy The tables are pakced together. An open kitchen makes the atmosphere seem more like a pizza joint than a restaurant.

              On the plus side, we liked the food. If we return to Tiffin it will be for takeout only.

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                gardens4me Jun 30, 2010 01:22 PM

                Looks like Tiffin in Elkins Park is closed...just drove past today.

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                  KatChow Jul 1, 2010 08:16 AM

                  That's strange, they were open for dinner Tuesday evening (6/29).

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                    gardens4me Jul 11, 2010 05:19 AM

                    KatCHow, you are right, I was wrong. The windows are so black and I saw no one going in or out at lunchtime that day that I assumed they were closed. I saw someone come back to work with a takeout order so I'm glad they are alive and well. Thanks for posting!

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                      Hungryin theBurbs Jul 11, 2010 05:36 AM

                      I was there last night and they were going strong. Goan fish curry was delicious!

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                  FrancisdeR Jul 2, 2010 07:56 AM

                  I tried it for takeout on Wednesday and loved it. I noticed the bustle, but I sort of expect that in an Indian restaurant. People were waiting for tables, a sure sign that I'm not the only one who likes the food.

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                    Carole Jul 2, 2010 05:43 PM

                    I've gotten take-out a few times from here (in Wynnewood) and have not been impressed. Actually the some of the food had no flavor and was virtually inedible. One of the dishes we got last time had whole chunks of hard and stringy sugar peas in it that couldn't be chewed. We were very disappointed as when they first opened it seemed like it was going to be good.

                    On the other hand, we've loved what we've gotten at Ekta in Bryn Mawr. A little bit more of a drive but seems to be well worth it.

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                      gardens4me Jul 11, 2010 05:21 AM

                      One hopes that the owner doesn't get ahead of himself (thinking original Boston Chicken in Gateway Shopping Center Devon 20 years ago or incredibly disappeared Krispy Kreme) in this expansion and lose sight of the quality of his meals.

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