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Taj Indian & Indo-Chinese Chisine

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200 Gorham Rd Ste 8, South Portland, ME 04106
2078286677
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11:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations
Description: Welcome to Taj, home to the best Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine in Maine...
Welcome to Taj, home to the best Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine in Maine. Taste the finest of India's cuisine presented with flair in a pleasant and ambient setting.Indian cuisine is a combination of subtle tastes. Flavors are as varied as the climate of India and as exotic as the people of India. Fragrant spices are delicately blended in meticulous proportions to create the dishes we present to you. Fresh and natural ingredients are used by our experienced chefs to create a variety of mouth watering dishes.India's varied cuisine is as diverse as its culture, languages and regions. Every region in India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes by its inspired use of wonderful spices and herbs, including coriander, cumin, cilantro, paprika, saffron, and cinnamon. Every dish is created from a unique blend of flavorings, spices with the purity of mother nature. The cuisine of Our Place, is known for its flavor, savory sauces enriched by nuts, cream and fruits.Taj Indian cuisine is a remarkable blend of many of these culinary techniques, ingredients and traditions. Please do come and visit us to enjoy your favorite Indian cuisine served by our experienced staff in a relaxing and romantic ambience.Join us for dinner or our daily lunch buffet for an experience you will want to repeat often.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Excellent Indian food, frequented by Indian families

Phenomenal Indian food. Must try the Cauliflower 65 appetizer and the Masala Dosa. The garlic naan was thin and crispy with a buttery aroma. The Eggplant Curry tasted of cardamom -- delicious! -- and the Aloo Gobi was also very good, with a fresh, lemony tomato taste. Don't forget to have a mango... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 21, 2015
Katydid1956
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Atkinson, New Hampshire
Good for:
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Special occasions
  • Romantic
  • Local cuisine
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Atkinson, New Hampshire
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2015 NEW

Phenomenal Indian food. Must try the Cauliflower 65 appetizer and the Masala Dosa. The garlic naan was thin and crispy with a buttery aroma. The Eggplant Curry tasted of cardamom -- delicious! -- and the Aloo Gobi was also very good, with a fresh, lemony tomato taste. Don't forget to have a mango lassi to cool your tastebuds between bites... More 

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Little Rock, Arkansas
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2015

Even though there are n number of good reviews, I was skeptical about the food.( Obviously, most of the Indian restaurants in US don't fail to disappoint you).But Taj totally surprised me!! They do absolute justice in keeping it authentic.We were three people,ate like pigs and the check was only $83 ! Some really tasty food, reasonable price,friendly customer service..Trust... More 

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Quebec City, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2015

We were there yesterday for our second time, last time being last year during family vacations. The waiter remembered us and we had really good service, plus the food is DELICIOUS!!! We will go back next year too for sure!

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015

Taj offers a variety of Indian and fusion dishes, authentically spiced and flavored, and well presented. The breads were very good, the korma quite good, and generally all our dishes were very tasty. The service was a little slow and I never received the tea I ordered and paid for but that wouldn't stop me from visiting again. Taj offers... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

Whenever we're in the Portland vicinity -- whether staying for a few days, or just passing through to points north or south -- we always look forward to having a meal at Taj. Spotlessly clean, and run by a lovely South Indian family, the food is consistently authentic and delicious. On our most recent visit in June, we arrived in... More 

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Portland, Maine
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

We live right up the road, and have eaten at Taj many times since they opened. The food has always been excellent, whether take-away or dine in. Sometimes the service is a bit slow, but it has always been worth the wait. The menu is extensive and you can tell that the food is made to order. This can take... More 

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Stockton Springs, Maine, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015

This is our go to restaurant when we come to portland. It's hard to find Indian restaurants that do South Indian food, and that's what we love the most. This place does it sooooo well!

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Anytown, usa
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Amazing Food and such nice people! The Paneer Tikka Masala is my Favorite. The buffet is great. Yummy Veggie Samosas, Punugulu, Pakora, Cheese Dosa, Saag Paneer, Chana Masala, Chicken Khorma, Garlic Nan, Gulab Jamun and Mango Lassi are AMAZING!!!! This is a wonderful family owned and operated restaurant. If you had ever wondered what it would be like to have... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 14, 2015

I really enjoyed the meal and the ambience. It's an unpretentious place, small but welcoming and the food was delicious. I ordered the lamb vindal and the meat was tender, the heat was perfect and the naan bread was very tasty. My husband ordered the mixed tandoori and loved it. Each component was distinctively flavored.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2015

Buffet style Indian at its best. Simple dining experience joined with easy and friendly waitstaff. Definitely planning on coming in for alacarte dining to try other items on the menu.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 200 Gorham Rd Ste 8, South Portland, ME 04106
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 2078286677

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 13
  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Dining on a budget, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Local cuisine

Description

Welcome to Taj, home to the best Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine in Maine. Taste the finest of India's cuisine presented with flair in a pleasant and ambient setting.Indian cuisine is a combination of subtle tastes. Flavors are as varied as the climate of India and as exotic as the people of India. Fragrant spices are delicately blended in meticulous proportions to create the dishes we present to you. Fresh and natural ingredients are used by our experienced chefs to create a variety of mouth watering dishes.India's varied cuisine is as diverse as its culture, languages and regions. Every region in India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes by its inspired use of wonderful spices and herbs, including coriander, cumin, cilantro, paprika, saffron, and cinnamon. Every dish is created from a unique blend of flavorings, spices with the purity of mother nature. The cuisine of Our Place, is known for its flavor, savory sauces enriched by nuts, cream and fruits.Taj Indian cuisine is a remarkable blend of many of these culinary techniques, ingredients and traditions. Please do come and visit us to enjoy your favorite Indian cuisine served by our experienced staff in a relaxing and romantic ambience.Join us for dinner or our daily lunch buffet for an experience you will want to repeat often.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Saturday
11:00 am - 10:45 pm

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