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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
Closed now
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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: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 250
    Excellent
  • 36
    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
Good Late Dinner Choice

We arrived for a late evening dinner. We were seated immediately at a nice table without reservations. The management and staff were attentive but not smothering. The lamb chops and chilli chicken were awesome. They would not let us leave without having some of their house wine and a delicious... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 29, 2015
lynnojohnson
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Columbia, Maryland
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English first
Columbia, Maryland
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16 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2015 NEW

We arrived for a late evening dinner. We were seated immediately at a nice table without reservations. The management and staff were attentive but not smothering. The lamb chops and chilli chicken were awesome. They would not let us leave without having some of their house wine and a delicious fried dough and honey dessert.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2015

I always enjoying going to this restaurant. The only negative is that there is often a wait but it isn't horrible if you call ahead. The food is great and the staff is very friendly. Highly recommend!

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MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2015 via mobile

Tastes delicious and expensive. I went with neighbors after we shoveled out our court manually...the snow plow skipped us. We had koftas, fish curry, palek paneer, dosas, and kormas. There was chai and sambar. Desserts were those gulab jamon and a delicately rose-water perfumed rice pudding with almonds. I generally detest buffers but this is an exception. A great place... More 

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Glen Allen, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2015

Before this experience, Indian food was just so so for me. This restaurant changed all of that. I checked it out because of the wonderful reviews here, and this place deserves every one of them. The service is impeccable, and there is so much attention to detail from the staff. I tried a little bit of everything, and it was... More 

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Silver Spring, Maryland
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2015

Looking for a restaurant half way between our home and my son's I checked Tripadvisor for reviews on restaurants. As a fan of Indian food when Royal Taj came up as the best rated in the area I decided it would be a good place to venture to. Not having made a reservation, we had about a 35 minute wait;... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2015

Best Indian Restaurant that I have ever been to. Owner is super friendly and will accomodate anything that you may request.

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Columbia, Maryland
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015 via mobile

Love royal taj. Everything we had was wonderful. The owner made us feel very special. I noticed he did that with all the guests. Only wish there was place were bigger because whenever you go there is always a line.

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Columbia, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

A business colleague and I meet here regularly for lunch and enjoy their buffet. They have a nice selection of meats and vegetables as well as side dishes like pakoras, dosas (crepe-like bread), etc. The wait staff are very attentive as well.

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Columbia, MD
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2015

One of the best Indian Buffet's I have ever eaten at, and I have eaten at many. Everything was fresh. Great place for both vegetarians and carnivores

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Smyrna, Georgia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2015

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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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 have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?