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Taj Mahal

150 N 8th St, Boise, ID 83702
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Ranked #27 of 652 restaurants in Boise
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Idaho
Transit: 8th and Idaho Bus Stop
Description: Family style, made from scratch Indian and Pakistani cuisine. The Best in Boise and the Northwest. Everything is prepared by one chef. That chef happens to be my Mother You can expect an extensive beer selection with micro-brews, IPA"s, Porters, and international favorite. Over 40 to choose from at any given day. You can expect food made from scratch to your liking, and entree's you won't find at your typical curry in a can Indian Diner. Expect spices to be cooked right when you order them, an extensive Vegan and Vegetarian selection. Expect a good time at an amazing location in the heart of Downtown Boise with an owner operated business. We have a lunch buffet everyday that allows for a quick lunch. If you're coming in for dinner, we hope you're not in a rush, our beers and wines are here for you to relax because the cost of home-style food is a bit longer wait time. The freshness and flavors of our dinner are meant to be savored and explored. We look forward to your visit!
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Elko, Nevada
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2014 NEW

This is an outstanding place for Indian food. If you have never had Indian food before...be brave and give it a shot. This is a family run business. Every time I go to Boise...I make sure to visit the Taj Mahal. If you need parking...there is a parking structure in the same building as the Taj Mahal. The entrance to... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
15 reviews 15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

On the recommendations of some locals, we went to Taj Majal in Boise and were very glad that we did. The host and wait-staff were wonderful, kind, and helpful. The food they recommended was impeccable, and the entire dinner was delicious. My local friends were delighted to hear that I shared their enthusiasm for Taj Majal, and we will all... More

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Pocatello, United States
3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2014

When we travel we search out Indian restaurants. When we discovered Taj Mahal in downtown Boise it is difficult for us not to eat both lunch and dinner here in the same day! The food and service is fantastic! We don't visit Boise without eating at the Taj Mahal at least once.

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Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The Taj Mahal is one of if not the best places I have found to eat in and around the Boise area. The food is top notch. The people are nice and friendly make you feel welcome.

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Boise, Idaho
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2013

Delicious, delicious, delicious! Absolutely authentic, fabulous food. I have been going to Taj Mahal since I was young but did not know about their new location downtown until earlier this year. I am so happy to have re-located them. As a side note- definitely try the lassi!!

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Houston, Texas
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46 reviews 46 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2013

While my husband and I were pondering what to eat on our first day in Boise, we decided on Taj Mahal since we (mostly me) were craving Indian food. Had we known the service would be slow (they only had 2 workers), the food was exceptionally good!

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Boise, Idaho
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2013

One of the best Indian cuisine's in Boise. Authentic Indian food, and the service is genuine. If you want a taste of India, this is the place to be.

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San Francisco, California
Top Contributor
74 reviews 74 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2013 via mobile

This restaurant offers a pleasing atmosphere to its customers. The owner/manager is a nice and honest guy. The good part ends here. Wait times after ordering the food were high when we visited. Our expectations from the taste were high but the food turned out to be ordinary.

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Newport Beach, California
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36 reviews 36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2013

food here was very average and unlike any Indian food I have ever eaten--give this a pass and look for something more authentic +'s samosas, friendly service team -'s chicken masala, peshwari nan, slow service

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Vancouver, Washington, USA
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2013

Love Indian cuisine. This family owned (mom is head chef - Dad will seat you) little gem is a must visit when in Boise. Everything is great. Great food with lovely colors, great aromas and fantastic flavors!

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