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8874 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD
410-381-1111
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 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

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  • 215
    Excellent
  • 33
    Very good
  • 4
    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 lunch buffet

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed April 18, 2015
ZorroCat2
Good for:
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Late Night
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256 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2015 NEW

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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283 restaurant reviews
240 helpful votes 240 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2015 NEW

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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Senior Reviewer
6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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Columbia, Maryland
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

I absolutely love this place. It has the BEST Indian food, wonderful atmosphere, the maitre de knows what we like, and the service is GREAT! I tell everyone about this place.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 9, 2015

This was my first visit and believe me I was stunned the way the guy greeted me. His handshake said it all. Food was extremely good, not at all bland and I loved that "Indian Flavor" was still preserved. Extremely friendly staff. Good Job guys !!!

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Having lived in the UK for nine years, I enjoyed many an excellent curry, and have had difficulty duplicating the experience in the USA. Royal Taj is as good as I've had in the USA, and its buffet has twice the items of the typical Indian buffets I've visited. Definitely my go-to place, and the owner/staff is quite polite/friendly.

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Columbia, MD
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36 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

This a nicely decorated Indian restaurant with all the standard dishes we've come to enjoy. I often get tandori chicken. My husband always gets a lamb dish, and we may share a vegetarian entree as a side. We also get a selection of nan breads for an appetizer and a mango lassi (an Indian yogurt drink.)

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DeWitt, Michigan
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44 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2015

Royal Taj is what every restaurant ought to be: great service, excellent food, attentive staff. The service was so great, that I could not believe that I was eating a buffet. I felt as though I had been invited to a VIP party as a special guest. My glass of water never dipped below half full, every staff member worked... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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37 reviews 37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015 via mobile

I just dined at Royal Taj: amazing food, service and atmosphere! I had the Chicken Biryani; it was the most delicious Indian meal I've ever had. The chicken was cooked perfectly, and the raisins and spices were so incredibly delicious! I shared Naan with raisins and nuts that was so good it was like a dessert! The incredibly kind server... More 

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Cheshire, England
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6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 29, 2015 via mobile

had a wonderful meal in here with my family. The food was amazing and the staff were 5 star. The manager was fantastic coming over to introduce himself. I really enjoyed this restaurant and will be back again soon.

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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?