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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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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Buffet, Delivery, Reservations

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  • 166
    Excellent
  • 47
    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
great indian - and lots of it!

The food was excellent For $15 you can pretty much get an Indian feast. On top of that, they brought us free extras too. Service was attentive and friendly.

4 of 5 starsReviewed August 26, 2015
eli37
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armonk, ny
Good for:
  • Romantic
  • Dining on a budget
  • Special occasions
  • Families with children
  • Doing business
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armonk, ny
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2015 NEW

The food was excellent For $15 you can pretty much get an Indian feast. On top of that, they brought us free extras too. Service was attentive and friendly.

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

We had the vegetable Korma and Chicken Tikka Masala. Both dishes were very good. Basically your typical Indian dish. We also had the samosas and vegi pakoras. Nice selection dips were provided. Service was excellent and prices were reasonable for this type of food. I would give it a rating of B+ meaning I would go back again.

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Scottsdale, Arizona
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

Excellent food and excellent service! Nice décor. Nice location on main street in Ventura. Ample parking.

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Los Angeles, California
1 review
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

We visited this place for dinner couple of days back. This was a Nice cozy place and had good vegetarian options. The staff was very friendly and attentive. We had requested for very hot spicy food and they didn't disappoint us. Food was very good . They even gave us free appetizer (aloo tikki) and free dessert. We were served... More 

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Pomona, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 30, 2015

If you like Indian Food you will love this authentic and delicious selection.Cozy atmosphere and friendly service. Love the Ambiance too.

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Las Cruces, New Mexico
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2015

Came here by myself after a long day on the road. For $18, I received an enormous plate of mixed meat tandoori, complete with garlic naan and a vegetable korma thrown in for no extra charge. I ended up bringing half of it back to the house with me because of the generous portions. High quality as well. Very nice... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2015

The food is excellent! The staff is on the serious side but who cares...they are fast and they are good. The waitor helped us pick out wine/beer based on what we like and the selections were great. You can order any dish as a combo which includes your naan bread, dips and everything you need to accompany your food choice.... More 

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Bakersfield, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

We stopped in for the lunch buffet and were pleasantly surprised not only to discover some things we had never tried before -- e.g. chili chicken -- but also that the food is among the best Indian food we have had anywhere. Seasonings were all balanced. Variety was good. Prices were reasonable. The only downside was the flat affect of... More 

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Antwerp, Belgium
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 18, 2015

Great food and atmosphere. Place with personality. Many vegetarian options. Delicious nan. Our favorite in Ventura.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

One the better Indian restaurants I have been. Good umbiance and courteous service. We ordered Marchi chicken and coconut chicken. Excellent tast. The brought us couple of free dishes to try and gave us free desert. Very delish. I definitely recommend this restaurant if you are in ventura. Glad we came here .

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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, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Doing business
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?