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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
Elkridge, Maryland
Top Contributor
85 reviews 85 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
43 helpful votes 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

There is a reason why this is rated the best in Columbia, excellent food, service and ambiance! We ate here a couple of times and had the best experience each time. The owner always greeted us at our table and on our exit out. We felt welcome. The food is also very good. We had the lunch buffet once and... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

My family and I have been coming here since they first opened and I just realized I never wrote a review! Undoubtedly not only the best Indian restaurant in MD but the best restaurant, period. Atmosphere, food and service are consistently top notch. Best part is the owner, Binda Singh, who sets the tone for the evening from the minute... More 

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Columbia, Maryland, United States
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5 reviews 5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2015 NEW

My Bride and I went to the Royal Taj last night (Saturday) on a whim...we'd had their Lunch Buffet before (which is really good too by the by) but not their diner serice. We were there a bit early.. around 5:45 PM and the place was full already. I had the Lamb Vindaloos and Tauna and Tandoori Lamb Chops. The... More 

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Baltimore, Maryland
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

The food is awesome, especially the lunch buffet. My kids love the mango lassi. The staff is friendly and efficient, the host "remembering" you and shaking your hand as you enter.

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Silver Spring, MD
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

To my wife and me this restaurant was clearly very popular; and it was clear to us why. The food quality and variety was incredible; the atmosphere, impressive; and the staff and the owner just so helpful and devoted to making our experience superlative. The lunch buffet is presented 7 days a week. I am recommending the Royal Taj to... More 

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Wash-Balt
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21 reviews 21 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

By far the BEST Indian restaurant in Columbia..Extremely attentive wait staff..Food is excellent..they are moving to a larger space(former Applebys near CostCo) We will follow them and continue to enjoy !!! Their Buffet was a great way to learn about "what to order"

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Baltimore, Maryland
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10 reviews 10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

This was my first experience with Royal Taj, even though it's very close to my home. Decided on a whim to pick up a carry-out meal mid-afternoon, as a dinner surprise for my husband. The place was packed (at 3 pm!), but even so, I received the friendliest welcome from everyone- from the host, to the person who handed me... More 

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Newark DE
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135 reviews 135 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2015

Crowded on a Saturday night. Need a reservation unless you like to wait. Small place in a strip shopping center. Excellent service always. Have rather here a dozen times and never anything but a fine meal. Owner/manager very attentive. Lunch here is a buffet and a bargain. Traditional table service at dinner

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Hampstead, Maryland
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84 reviews 84 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2015

I'm always a little skeptical when I see all excellent reviews for a restaurant, but this one lives up to it's rating. This was our first visit here but it won't be our last. From the time you walk through the door to when you leave they make you feel appreciated. The service is over the top. Take a sip... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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31 reviews 31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 13, 2015

This is a marvelous restaurant with delicious tandoori dishes as well as many other varieties of indian cuisine. We were greeted by the staff and were attentively served. The meal was exquisite. We were three generations of family members and everyone -- from the oldest to the youngest -- was extremely satisfied.

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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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