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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

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574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
805-652-1521
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Today
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 153
    Excellent
  • 41
    Very good
  • 7
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 9
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exotic treat

We go to this restaurant at least every other week for lunch. The service is personal and friendly. The food is tasty, delicious, and plentiful.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 21, 2015
AvoGrow
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Ventura, California
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Dining on a budget
  • Families with children
  • Entertaining clients
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216 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Ventura, California
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5 reviews 5 reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2015 NEW

We go to this restaurant at least every other week for lunch. The service is personal and friendly. The food is tasty, delicious, and plentiful.

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Oxnard, California
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58 reviews 58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Little place on main that serves up excellent, succulent, fresh food. The menu is large, so something for every one is easy to find. The staff generally brings a free sampling of something to the table to start you off. The sauces are excellent and add the perfect flavor to the dishes. The staff will help you decide and they... More 

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Sonora, California
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93 reviews 93 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

We found a resturants.com gift certificate for this place and were so excited. I love Indian food and had heard this was great. The food was very yummy, they brought tea and rice pudding complimentary. I really enjoyed the tikka masala and the pakoras. The only issue I had with our experience was the final service.We were brought our check,... More 

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Texas
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32 reviews 32 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2015

Just returned from a delicious dinner at Taj Cafe with my husband. Very warm and cozy atmosphere at the front table set in the bay window. The staff was very friendly, helpful and professional. Being Vegan I had questions about the choices. They explained in detail, to make sure I found what I could enjoy. We'll definitely return.

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13 reviews 13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2015

Indian food was introduced to me by my girlfriend at the time and she would always take me here to get some of the best Indian food I have ever tasted (other than her and her moms :). This is very authentic and a small cozy place that has great service and staff. They will gladly explain the dishes and... More 

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Los Angeles
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2015

My wife and I went to the Taj with our daughter on a Saturday afternoon. We were greeted out front by a spry Indian gentleman who escorted us in and allowed us to add a third chair to a delightful little two seater table sitting in a bay window overlooking Main street. No hassle about this, and he was quite... More 

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Droitwich
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90 reviews 90 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 19, 2015

Lamb curry and lamb coconut curry entrees were great but the onion bhaji starter and lamb nan bread were excellent. This place is right in the middle of town with free parking lots nearby which are well signposted. Enjoyed eating here. If the owner reads this, try adding balti dishes to the menu they're big sellers here in the UK... More 

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Ventura, California
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2015

Our family has eaten here numerous times & the food is always fantastic! We've had the buffet a number of times. Each time we've all been so stuffed & the staff always questions why we aren't eating more! The prices are very reasonable. The staff is always courteous. It's a great restaurant!

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Duluth, Minnesota
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25 reviews 25 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

We happened upon the Taj on a beautiful day in Ventura. People were seated outside of the many cafes, but the Taj had more people, so without research, we decided that it might be the most popular. So glad that we did! The tandoori chicken was delicious and succulent. The complementary glass of ginger lemonade that the owner brought us... More 

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Ventura, California
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed March 12, 2015 via mobile

Don't know how this got to be 2nd in Ventura. We love Indian food. Resturant is dirty, unpleasant smell. Bathroom filthy. Complementary appetizer had been re-heated too many times. Dishes below average for Indian fare.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-652-1521

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Romantic, Doing business, Special occasions, Dining on a budget, Families with children, Entertaining clients
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

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