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Taj Mahal

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Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian
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150 North 8th Street, Suite No. 222, Boise, ID 83702 (Idaho)
8th and Idaho Bus Stop
12084737200
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5:00 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
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Hours:
Mon - Sat 5:00 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Off-Street Parking, Free Wifi, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Street Parking, Takeout, Television, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Family style, made from scratch Indian and Pakistani cuisine. The Best in...
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Best Indian food in town.

You can tell their food is prepared fresh. My wife and I love to eat here if we are craving for Indian food. I love their Biryani and curry. Would have been 5 stars if the wait time can be shortened.

4 of 5 starsReviewed January 25, 2015
Joe_Cindy2014
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Meridian, Idaho
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Montreal, Quebec, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2015

I said I'd be back...and when business brought me back to Boise, there was only one place to go. Being welcomed back (and recognised!) by the owner after six months...that doesn't happen everywhere. As always, the dishes are hearty and flavourful, the naan and lassi spot-on. Make this a regular spot, you will be happily surprised.

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2015

My family loves Indian food! And I grew up eating Indian food prepared authentically from family members and friends. The food here is good, but I've had better. We chose to eat at their buffet. Not a whole lot to choose from, but it's not the biggest place either. Loved the samosas.

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Boise, Idaho, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Manager is friendly and as always remembers us even though we come in rarely. Food is great the buffet is filling and very tasty. You are able to sit inside or outside on the balcony area. Will continue to come back.

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Boise, Idaho
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

This restaurant has a better setting and ambience compared to other Indian restaurants in Boise. Yet, their food is very mediocre and the buffet spread doesn't have much variety. However, to their merit, food is less greasy compared to any other Indian restaurant and you do not feel awfully heavy after a meal. Their mango lassi is to die for... More 

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Boise, Idaho
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2015

The staff was very confused had no idea what was going on so slow. Had no silverware, food arrived at all different times to the table. Had ask for an order that they forgot about. The lamb and chicken dishes had little meat in them. We ordered the family style dishes and were very disappointed very over priced for what... More 

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Eagle, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

My daughter and I enjoyed a couple hours quality time and way too much delicious food at the Taj Mahal last Friday. If you haven't stopped by, you should! Located on 8th street in downtown Boise it is a must for you if you love spicy! We ordered three different dishes, naan, samosas & chai tea. It was served with... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

Last weekend went for Dinner Had Kadhai Goat , Lamb Biryani and Chana Daal. Lamb Biryani had less salt and Kadhai Goat had more salt. Chana Daal : I can cook better than it. Point being for the cost I would expect better food. Staff is very hospitable and good ambiance. I will try others before I go back.

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Boise, Idaho
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2015

Located at upscale neighborhood of Downtown Boise, Taj Mahal is a haven for Indo- Mughlai flavor lovers. It caters to variety of tastes be it vegetarian, non vegetarian or vegan. The restaurant is owned by a lovely and polite couple. The husband manages the place, is super welcoming, helpful and makes you feel like family; which is extremely rare these... More 

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Meridian, Idaho
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015

You can tell their food is prepared fresh. My wife and I love to eat here if we are craving for Indian food. I love their Biryani and curry. Would have been 5 stars if the wait time can be shortened.

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

We visited for lunch based on some positive responses. It was s disappointment from both cost and value standpoints. Tandoori platter for 25 bucks brings you a little bit of over fried chicken and a 3 inch long meat kabob. I would not pay $5 for this quality food. Vegetable korma had a lot sauce and very few vegetables. I... More 

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Additional Information about Taj Mahal

Address: 150 North 8th Street, Suite No. 222, Boise, ID 83702
Phone Number: 12084737200
Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
Open Hours:
Monday 5:00 am - 9:30 am  11:30 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday 5:00 am - 9:30 am  11:30 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday 5:00 am - 9:30 am  11:30 am - 2:30 am
Thursday 5:00 am - 9:30 am  11:30 am - 2:30 am
Friday 5:00 am - 9:30 am  11:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday 5:00 am - 9:30 am  11:30 am - 2:30 am
Average Prices: USD $14 to $27
Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 150 North 8th Street, Suite No. 222, Boise, ID 83702
    (Idaho)
  • Public Transportation: 8th and Idaho Bus Stop
  • Location: United States  >  Idaho (ID)  >  Boise
  • Phone Number: 12084737200

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD $14 to $27
  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Vegan, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

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!
Open Hours
Monday
5:00 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Tuesday
5:00 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Wednesday
5:00 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Thursday
5:00 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Friday
5:00 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am
Saturday
5:00 am - 9:30 am
11:30 am - 2:30 am

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