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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
805-652-1521
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Ranked #2 of 382 restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
Hours:
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
Ahmedabad
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4 reviews 4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014 NEW

If you are looking for authentic Indian food in this small town Taj Cafe is the place to go. It is situated in the center of the town and is easy to locate. We had a variety of vegetarian dishes twice during our stay, all nicely cooked and presented. The service is impeccable with personal attention paid to every visitor.... More

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Ventura, California
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31 reviews 31 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2014

Located downtown on Main Street, The Taj serves up some of the best food in all of Ventura. I feel like its interior could use a facelift but who really cares when the food tastes as good as it does. If you want to people watch and have a little privacy at the same time, ask for one of the... More

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Santa Paula, California
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 1, 2014

Some friends took us out for Indian food, I had not eaten Indian food since I was in Scotland. Food was out of this world, excellent. Michael was our waiter and really catered to us. Friendly and good service. I am looking forward to going back again soon. The question of is this one of the best meals you've ever... More

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Amsterdam
2 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014

The food was perfect and the service was excellent. Very friendly staff. If you like Indian food, you should really go here, it's the best Indian restaurant in town.

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Oxnard, California
1 review
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014

Every time we go, we are beyond pleased. I'm not usually one to fork out the extra couple of bucks for a meal, but this place is always the exception. The food is fantastic, the service is friendly and the kitchen in generous.

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Tucson, Arizona
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014

We have eaten at many Indian restaurants including in India and in other places in Asia. This restaurant is right up there among the best ones in terms of the authentic tasty food. They normally tone it down for the "western" palate but will spice it up for you if that's what you want. We enjoyed lamb curry, chicken butter... More

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New Jersey
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128 reviews 128 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
56 helpful votes 56 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

We enjoyed our dinner at the Taj Cafe and had food to take home too. The waiter made suggestions on dishes and brought potato pancakes for us to try. Be sure of your personal spiciness level. I love jalapeños and spicy food but the spicey rice with vegetables took heat to a higher level. The waiter was very accommodating and... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 4, 2014

This is the restaurant where you are greeted at the door and looked after as if you were family from that first greeting until you walk out the door full and happy. My family has celebrated many happy occasions here as well as traditionally celebrated Christmas Eve Dinner here for the past few years. The lunch buffet has the usual... More

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Mojave California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Taj is a great restaurant whether you are there for the buffet or ordering off their extensive menu. The staff is very attentive, you won't have to wait to get your drink refilled or for more naan. I like the choices in their buffet; a bit of everything. If you order off the menu, you will get full! Nice portions... More

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Newbury Park, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 18, 2014

Great Indian cuisine with precisely crafted and seasoned dishes. The Lamb Naan was excellent, served alongside tasty Pakoras and Raita. All Chutneys were fresh and tasty. Our main courses included Chicken Tikka Masala and Lamb Vindaloo. Both were very good and perfectly seasoned. The Vindaloo was adequately spicy. Service was excellent and we even got a desert on the house.... More

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