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Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

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1220 State St, Salem, OR 97301-4155
503-990-8679
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  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Great food and service

The food and service was great. The restaurant could use some updating and cleaning. The hallway to the bath room made me wonder about the cleanliness of the kitchen. They could use better lighting and atmosphere. But overall the experience was fine. Very tasty.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 16, 2014
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Salem, Oregon
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2015

Went here for dinner tonight and if I could give it negative stars I surely would. for $12 I got a little dish of rice and a little dish of chicken tikka masala, an empty plate and a glass of water. They don't serve Thali style at all so you get zero variety unless you pay for an appetizer or... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015 via mobile

Stopped for dinner on our way through Salem and ordered our favorite Indian dishes: chicken saag (chicken and spinach), baigan bharta (eggplant), and garlic naan. What we liked: - Fast, friendly service - Big portions - Great Garlic Naan What we didn't like: - Both dishes tasted sweet (sugary sweet) and weren't as flavorful (Indian spices) as we are accustomed... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 3, 2015

The lunch buffet is not bad as buffets go. Dinner is also fine except that service is slow. The vindaloo dishes are quite good. A good spot for a quick, inexpensive lunch or dinner, centrally located to state gov't buildings.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

The food and service was great. The restaurant could use some updating and cleaning. The hallway to the bath room made me wonder about the cleanliness of the kitchen. They could use better lighting and atmosphere. But overall the experience was fine. Very tasty.

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Hermiston, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 18, 2014 via mobile

Love the food at this place. The lamb that I ate was excellent. That garlic and cheese naan were hot and delicious. My kids loved their rice and my husband devoured his chicken dish. Dal was good too, my 2.5 year old thought it was the best soup ever!. The restaurant was clean and it is clear that it is... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

My mother and I went here for the 1st time. we had our food within 10 minutes. she got the chicken tikka marsala which I also go to try. we both loved it. I got the non vegetarian dinner on the back page. came with 3 different dishes. this was soo much food a very delicious. Just be ready to... More 

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Woodland Park, Colorado
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2013

This restaurant may not be very fancy, but the food is amazing. The staff was very nice and attentive. Our food came quickly. The Garlic Naan, mild Chicken Corma, Vegetable Samosa and Chicken Pakora were our favorites. I only gave it a four star because of the non-eye pleasing decor which seems to be the norm for this type of... More 

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2013

While I am not a huge fan of Indian food, this place is making me change my mind. The service is great and the food unpretentious and delish! Chicken Korma was the best and I have ordered twice. Once my fellow diners tasted it they ordered it the next time. Good food-enjoy!

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Salem, Oregon
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2013

Me and my friend have been to Taj Mahal. This was the best Indian food I've ever had. We ordered Chicken Tikka Masala. Lamb Corma, and Garlic Nan. Everything was so delicious and fresh. Service was great. I would recommend you this place. I would definitely go back.

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1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

Travelled to Salem today and Googled Indian restaurants close to our hotel.....my husband wanted fish.....I should have listened to him! This is possibly the dirtiest restaurant I have EVER been in and I am fairy well travelled. The trip the the bathroom turned my stomach the carpet was sticky and BLACK. The toilet was gross. Unfortunately we had already ordered.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1220 State St, Salem, OR 97301-4155
  • Location: United States  >  Oregon (OR)  >  Salem
  • Phone Number: 503-990-8679

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

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