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Cafe Taj

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Indian, Pakistani
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1379 Beverly Rd. (Old Dominion Dr.), Marketplace, McLean, VA 22101 (Old Dominion Drive)
703-827-0444
Today
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Dining options: Outdoor Seating, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 14
    Excellent
  • 8
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Good Indian Food

Cafe Taj has good Indian food at a pretty good value for the price. The lunch buffet has a good selection, including butter chicken.

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 23, 2014
AuntieMRA
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McLean, Virginia
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Arlington, Virginia
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20 reviews 20 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2015

We started with the combination appetizer platter. It was ok but nothing to rave about For our entrees, we had the Lamb Bhoona Masala (which the menu said would be "hot and spicy" but unfortunately was not) and the Karahi Kabob Lamb. They looked and tasted almost the same. Both had very little meat and a lot of sauce. For... More 

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McLean, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2014 via mobile

Let me start by saying that we are British, and have a particular taste in curry! We chose Cafe Taj based on the nice interior, and the fact that it was full one Friday night when we passed. We booked on line - all very easy. The combination starter was tasty but not very well presented and a bit overcooked.... More 

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McLean, Virginia
Senior Contributor
39 reviews 39 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Cafe Taj has good Indian food at a pretty good value for the price. The lunch buffet has a good selection, including butter chicken.

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Washington, DC
Top Contributor
225 reviews 225 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

Great buffet - can you imagine all you can eat buffet for $24 w. tax a couple plus tip! Great choices - and it's very very very popular. Only qualm .... there is very little chicken in the butter chicken - but it's pretty amazing deal. In summer you get a table outside. One of the great bargain restaurants in... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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21 reviews 21 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2014

I have been here several times. The first time was on the recommendation of a colleague. We liked it and have returned and recommended it to other friends. This is a relatively small and quiet restaurant that has a large selection of food, with ample options for vegetarians as well as meat-eaters. I have been eating as well as cooking... More 

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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2014

Came here with my girlfriend for lunch, saw the buffet, it was extremely delicious (especially the butter chicken), service was great, AND the buffet was only $10! Great deal and food!!!!!

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Palm Beach, Florida
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7 reviews 7 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2014

We came in during as busy time, but the host sat us right away. My friendly strongly recommended this restaurant. Our food came quick and the service was great. The food was very tasty!

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
Top Contributor
107 reviews 107 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
58 helpful votes 58 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014

I recently visited Cafe Taj with my mother and a friend who adores Indian food and who is very knowledgeable about it. We ordered a mild lamb curry, a lamb vindaloo (very spicy) and tandoori chicken. We shared samosas for a starter. I will also preface my comments by saying we are very good friends with several Indian families who... More 

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Washington, DC
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10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2014

The food is always good and they have a very good lunch buffet. It has convenient parking and good take out.

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McLean, Virginia
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3 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

Usually this is a pretty reliable restaurant, but we just had a bad experience with a takeout order. Our butter chicken was not at all like what they serve in the restaurant. It was dried out, probably leftover chicken with bone, gristle and who knows what else! They have lost a customer.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 1379 Beverly Rd. (Old Dominion Dr.), Marketplace, McLean, VA 22101
    (Old Dominion Drive)
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Fairfax County  >  McLean
  • Phone Number: 703-827-0444

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 35
  • Cuisine: Indian, Pakistani

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm

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