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Royal Taj

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

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  • 260
    Excellent
  • 37
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    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
Fantastic Indian food and attentive service

Went here for dinner based on Trip Advisor ratings and proximity to BWI airport. I wasn't disappointed! Greeted by the manager and promptly seated. Food was fantastic. I had the mixed Tandoori Grill. Great selection of wine. Manager stopped by twice and checked on quality and service. I'll be... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 25, 2015
Jeff S
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Omaha, Nebraska
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
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42 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

Top class service and very good food mark this otherwise local Indian restaurant. My wife and I are local, too, and we come here regularly. We often order carry-out. We've never been disappointed with the quality of food, and high quality of customer care. At $10-$14 per dish, the dinner bill can get pricey here if you order too much.... More 

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Omaha, Nebraska
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35 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015 NEW

Went here for dinner based on Trip Advisor ratings and proximity to BWI airport. I wasn't disappointed! Greeted by the manager and promptly seated. Food was fantastic. I had the mixed Tandoori Grill. Great selection of wine. Manager stopped by twice and checked on quality and service. I'll be back!!

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139 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2015

This was my second visit (prior was 11/2014) to this great restaurant. My dinner companion is from India and spoke in a native tongue to the owner and waitstaff. There was a line to get in through 9:15 when we left. The restaurant is clean, the waiters friendly and the food was again outstanding. Last time, we ate "mild" and... More 

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Laurel, Maryland
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2015

Our family goes to this restaurant for almost all special occasions. The food/staff are beyond excellent. To me, it's the best Indian restaurant in the DMV area.

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Orlando, Florida
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77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I rarely give 5 star reviews, but Royal Taj rates one on so many levels. The food was excellent - flavorful and plentiful, but the real standout was the service. We're never in any restaurant where we (and everyone else) are treated so well. We arrived early on a Saturday evening (their 2nd table) and were greeted as old friends.... More 

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Columbia, MD
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

Last week my wife said, "Let's get some Indian food tonight." So I went on Tripadvisor and looked to see what people said about the restaurants in Columbia. That night, I drove us to Royal Taj. As we walked up to the front door, a gentleman stepped out and held the door open for my wife and I, walked us... More 

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Tucson, Arizona
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34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 13, 2015

We love Indian food, and being vegetarian or vegan is especially easy and delicious at this lovely place. The lone meat eater in our group was blown away with all the tasty options, as well. The service is top rate, ultra attentive, and makes the entire dining experience even better than one could hope.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2015

Great staff, great food, great smells. Looking forward to their larger location opening!! Always packed on Friday pm so best to make a reservation!!

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2015

From the food, to the customer service, this place nails it every time. The food is hot, flavorful, and well seasoned. But the customer service is equally impressive. The manager comes and greets all the patrons like they are his personal guests. The staff is highly attentive and polite. There are many restaurants in the area, but in my opinion... More 

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Elkridge, United States
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2015

This place is amazing! The food is always excellent, service is impeccable and very friendly and the atmosphere is elegant and relaxing.

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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?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?