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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: Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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  • 239
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  • 5
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Fine dining experience

Not too familiar with Indian food. This place was highly recommended by a coworker and we were pleasantly surprised. The ambience, service and food are all excellent. A good place to go for a date night or business dinner. The staff definitely make you feel like royalty here. The price is... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
LoveMyChihuahua
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Ellicott City, Maryland
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282 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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29 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Not too familiar with Indian food. This place was highly recommended by a coworker and we were pleasantly surprised. The ambience, service and food are all excellent. A good place to go for a date night or business dinner. The staff definitely make you feel like royalty here. The price is reasonable considering the quality of service you get.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW via mobile

I usually run by for lunch between errands on Saturday. It's buffet which I usually avoid but consistently fresh, authentic and delicious. Another great find for Howard County.

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Columbia, MD
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10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

Gigantic, tasty tandoori shrimp & fantastic rice. My husband ordered a selection of appetizers & loved them. Service was A+. Very busy & the decibel level was high but the atmosphere was lively & fun. We've had carry-out from here & it was excellent also.

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Columbia, Maryland
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I took 2 clients for lunch...I was early, they were a little late, the restaurant was crowded...and I was treated as if I was the only customer in the restaurant. Exceedingly lovely staff, warm and welcoming, and outstanding food. One of the best restaurant experiences I have had.

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Morgantown, West Virginia
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

We stopped by on our way home from the airport, tired and pretty hungry. We ordered the keema mutter, aloo ghobi and baignan bartha -- everything was perfectly seasoned, expertly prepared and absolutely delicious. Mango lassis were tangy and sweet, baignan bhartha was smokey and creamy, plus the waitstaff & owner were alert, solocitous and very generous. A huge find... More 

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Elkridge, Maryland
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

We go to this place wether it's take out or dine in at least once a week . The service is so fast and very very good. You feel like family every time . The food is amazing , I've never been disappointed .

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2015 NEW

We went for the lunch buffet, and arrived at 12:15 or so on a Thursday. We had to wait twenty minutes but the host was very friendly and made sure we were okay while we waited, and got us seated exactly on time. The food was delicious, although I would have loved some spicier options. They came around and served... More 

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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69 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2015 NEW

Seriously good food. Really friendly staff that goes out of their way to make you feel welcome. And of course as I've said before, great food. What more could you ask for? Our group of 4 shared a few dishes and everything we tasted I would order again in a heartbeat. You'll leave full and happy.

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Columbia, Maryland
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39 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015 via mobile

A bunch of us went to Royal Taj for their lunch buffet on Sunday. We got there right at 11:30am when they opened so we could get a large table (they don't take reservations for the buffet). The staff was amazing and very helpful. One waiter even brought us a selection of appetizers from the buffet to start until the... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2015

This is the finest Indian restaurant we've visited. The servers were friendly but professional. The food was delicious. One of our favorites was the naan with raisins and almonds. They also brought us complimentary dessert wine.

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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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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 allow dogs on the outdoor patio?