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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 - 2:30 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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Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Awesome Experience!

My husband and I visited this restaurant to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary and we brought our friends along with us. Neither of us has ever had Indian food before and this was definitely a wonderful experience for us all. The ambience of the restaurant was awesome and the service was... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 5, 2015
mrsdawng
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Smyrna, Georgia
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Smyrna, Georgia
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015 NEW

My husband and I visited this restaurant to celebrate our 14th wedding anniversary and we brought our friends along with us. Neither of us has ever had Indian food before and this was definitely a wonderful experience for us all. The ambience of the restaurant was awesome and the service was impeccable from the moment we stepped in the door.... More 

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Columbia, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2015 NEW

The best thing about this place is the owner. He always treat everyone like family. They have an abundant wait staff. The food is good and the free chai is yummy.

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London, United Kingdom
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW

Great buffet of Indian food. Good service and an authentic feel. Good for group dinners rather than individuals i think.

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2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 3, 2015 NEW via mobile

Don't be skeptical of every outstanding review you've read on here; this place has earned each one. We have eaten here several times over the last year and a half (don't have a huge budget or we'd be there every week). Every single time, the quality of the food is beyond excellent. It tastes like someone's grandmother spent the day... More 

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Ellicott City, Maryland
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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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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015

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
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

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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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?