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8874 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD
410-381-1111
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Ranked #1 of 224 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
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  • English first
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

When we initially visited this restaurant, we thought that the owner recognized us. Upon subsequent visits, we became acutely aware that he had a way of making everyone who walked through the doors feel like a special guest. If you want to be treated right, visit the Royal Taj. What they lack at the bar, they more than make up... More 

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Louisville, Kentucky
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 29, 2014

We were in Columbia to visit family over the Thanksgiving week end. Our son was celebrating a birthday and we asked what cuisine he would like for his birthday meal. He said Indian and the search was on. We checked some websites and found Royal Taj rated highly on all of them. Upon selecting them we made a reservation for... More 

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Top Contributor
124 reviews 124 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 26, 2014

Went with Indian business associates to sample real / authentic Indian food. They called ahead speaking Hindi to make reservations. We traveled 25 minutes and, I asked wasn't there something closer? Maybe less authentic? But, the trip was worth it! The owner was friendly. The staff prompt and attentive. The restaurant was very clean! I was most impressed with the... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2014

The only place I go for Indian Food Delicious, Service is excellent.The food is the best that I have ever had at any restaurant and the atmosphere is perfect. The owner and staff were welcoming upon our arrival.

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Washington DC
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36 reviews 36 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014

We found this restaurant by accident, through a Google search for the nearest Indian restaurant while in Columbia Maryland. The owner and staff were effusive in their welcome upon our arrival. Tables were meticulously laid out with menus already aside each place setting. There were about 15 tables with about 10 immaculately dressed servers in wait - a high ratio... More 

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Timonium, Maryland, United States
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 22, 2014

Most incredible restaurant I have ever been too and most excellent experience. Binda is incredible at what he does as he makes the atmosphere warm and inviting. The food is the best that I have ever had at any restaurant and the atmosphere is perfect. Everything is the highest quality and I am truly addicted to this restaurant. You are... More 

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Maryland
Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2014 via mobile

My wife and I dine here frequently, I have also on occasions taken clients and work colleagues to experience this wonderful restaurant. If you only have time to eat in one restaurant in Columbia md, make it The Royal Taj... It's Stellar!!

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Columbia, Maryland
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

Since it opened a few years ago, Royal Taj has now become the benchmark for Indian cuisine in not only Columbia but in the greater Baltimore-Washington region. Royal Taj is owned and run by a wonderful family: chef/owner in the kitchen overseeing food preparation and two sons managing the dining room. The food is absolutely outstanding and consistently high quality,... More 

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Savage, Maryland
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

Taj Royal surpassed my expectation on all levels. From the moment we walked in the door, the staff greeted us at the door and was very friendly. The atmosphere was great!! The blue ambient lighting really set the mood. It seems that the staff worked as a team rather than just one server per table anyone of the staff would... More 

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Manchester, New Hampshire
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19 reviews 19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

The best Indian cuisine I ever had. The service impeccable. The owner/host spoke with every table ckecking if everything was satisfactory. Wish we had this restaurant in Florida as we were driving down and stopped overnight in Columbia. Hope to stop again on our trip back up North.

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Additional Information about Royal Taj

Address: 8874 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD
Phone Number: 410-381-1111
Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
Open Hours:
Sunday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm  11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 2:30 pm  5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm  11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian

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