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8874 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD
410-381-1111
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Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 221
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
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  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Excellent food and service!

Love this place! I've been frequenting Royal Taj for at least 5 years now when in the mood for delicious Indian food! I have yet to order something I didn't love for dinner and the lunch buffet is great as well. The service is ALWAYS courteous and impeccable.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
OmarLittleIs6ftTall
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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
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263 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Linthicum Heights, Maryland
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

Love this place! I've been frequenting Royal Taj for at least 5 years now when in the mood for delicious Indian food! I have yet to order something I didn't love for dinner and the lunch buffet is great as well. The service is ALWAYS courteous and impeccable.

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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

I heard about this place from a friend. It is a very busy place during lunch time, but it very much worth the wait! !! Food was extremely great and the customer service was just icing on the cake. Love it!!

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Langdon, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015

Excellent food. Excellent service. Outstanding. I would be a regular if I lived here. The korma sauce was sublime. The portions were generous. The chai was delicious. Well worth a visit.

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Hanover, Maryland
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Found this place on Yelp as the #1 Indian restaurant in Colombia and it has lived up to the name. Great customer service from entering the restaurant, the Buffett was scrumptious and was only $13.50 for a large variety of Indian delicatessen. All of the staff were gracious, but the host was awesome with his greeting and interactions with staff... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2015

We have eaten at many Indian Restaurants in NYC, NJ, MD, DC, VA, TX & CA, this one tops all of them. Banda and his staff have done a wonderful job. Great Food and great staff.

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Indialantic, Florida
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26 reviews 26 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2015

Perhaps it's all the rave reviews I had heard about it, but I personally found Royal Taj to be mediocre, especially compared to many of the cheaper alternatives in the area that I felt used fresher and better ingredients. I stopped by for dinner and ordered a couple of appetizers, an entree, and naan. I found the spicing in appetizers... More 

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Adrian, Michigan
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680 helpful votes 680 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 21, 2015

This Indian establishment in Columbia is one of the better ones in this genre at which I have eaten in recent months. The food is excellent, the service is great and the atmosphere is enjoyable. Judging by the business they do, it is not a local secret by any means. The prices are not bad and certainly worth the quality... More 

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25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015

I went here for lunch with an Indian friend of mine from out of town. We thoroughly enjoyed the lunch buffet. It was fresh, varied, and delicious. The salad with daikon radishes was a nice accompaniment to the entrees. My friend, who is from the south of India, was happy that there were dhosas being made on the spot. They... More 

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Toronto, Canada
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503 reviews 503 reviews
288 restaurant reviews
255 helpful votes 255 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015

The friendly greeting at the door was just the start of a memorable dinner at the Royal Taj. The menu had so many offerings that we had trouble deciding on our order. Ultimately it came down to some of our usual dishes. The chicken masala was recommended and it didn't disappoint. Perfectly flavored and cooked to perfection. The chilli fish... More 

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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

I love entertaining guests at Royal Taj! Whenever a friend comes in from out of town, this is where I take them, and my guests are always impressed. I have been to Raseeka in DC and to Utsav in Time Square and they don't hold a candle to The Royal T!!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8874 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 410-381-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
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

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?