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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
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Ranked #2 of 383 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $30 - $30
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Dining style: Casual Elegant
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English first
Ojai, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 17, 2014

We brought several friends to the Taj Cafe to enjoy the wonderful and reasonably priced buffet lunch. The very friendly staff are always gracious and generous, willing to help and to make one feel at home. Michael, the manager, is very kind and accommodating. The varied curries and dishes are so delicious with many choices between vegetarian and meat dishes.... More

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Senior Contributor
26 reviews 26 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 14, 2014

We happened upon this restaurant completely by chance, on vacation and looking for a place to eat after going to the movies. The atmosphere of the restaurant was very nice, including the older, Indian gentleman who greeted us. The wait staff was attentive. Free goodies to entice us. Everything we ordered-- stuffed naan (both cheese and lamb), vegetable biryani, tandoori... More

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2014 via mobile

Always a pleasure eating at Taj cafe. Very satisfied with their Customer service. Food was prompt and delicious . Best Indian food.

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1 review
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014 via mobile

The food was amazing, and the service was very delightful. Great place to for atmosphere and a fun time. We had a feast and the prices were amazing for what you get. They kept bringing out more to taste. I will definitely be back soon.

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Bothell, Washington
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29 reviews 29 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2014

Attentive friendly staff and great food Ginger lemonade is refreshing Lamb and chicken Tika Masala perfectly prepared they brought extra sauce when I mentioned it was milder than expected Reasonably priced It was our second visit and both were taste treats

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Paso Robles, California
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45 reviews 45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2014

I've been coming to Ventura my whole life and recent years have seen some trendy and ethnic little eateries appear. We both love Indian food - probably our favorite ethnic cuisine. Finding ok Indian restaurants is easy -- finding really good ones is not. After a little online research, we decided to try this little gem on our way from... More

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014 via mobile

We would recommend this to anyone who enjoys Indian food. As vegetarians, we found a large number of tasty options that it made it hard to choose and settle for just one. The atmosphere was excellent, for we were fortunate to have window seats at the front of the restaurant. The food was some of the best Indian food well... More

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Ventura, California
1 review
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

We have been to Indian Buffets several times now. Carry out, dinner or lunch buffet - the food is fabulous and the service is impeccable. The host (and I believe Owner) always makes you feel welcome, even on an occasion where we remembered the hours incorrectly and arrived for the buffet maybe 10-15 minutes before it closed. They refilled and... More

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So Cal
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277 reviews 277 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
90 helpful votes 90 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 28, 2014

I thought the buffet was all right, but not the best I ever had. I came here right after an appointment, so it was walking distance from there, and I even walked back to my hotel which was cool. Anyway, there were some elements of the buffet I liked, but just felt I had better...so honestly, I don't think this... More

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Beverly Hills
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21 reviews 21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

This is not a bad restaurant, it's actually quite good, but do yourself a favor, and avoid the temptation of the inexpensive buffet. I have fallen for it twice, and both time regretted. On the other hand, ordering from their menu, both the regular menu or the lunch specials one, has proven to be a excellent choice. The service here... More

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Additional Information about Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

Address: 574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
Phone Number: 805-652-1521
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Monday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
Cuisine: Indian

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