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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 - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night
Good for:
Casual Elegant
Families with children
Romance
Doing business
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget
Breakfast/Brunch
Lunch
Dinner
Reservations
Delivery
Buffet
Late Night

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 147
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 8
    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
Most recent review
Wonderful authentic Indian

Our friends live in Ventura and if anyone knows Indian food, they do. The location is right in downtown Ventura (E Main Street) so it's easy to find and a great location for a walk afterwards. The decor is inviting and the owners greeted us cordially upon our arrival. They have an extensive, but... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
Michael g
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San Francisco, California
Good for:
  • Casual Elegant
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Doing business
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
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205 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
San Francisco, California
Senior Contributor
45 reviews 45 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Our friends live in Ventura and if anyone knows Indian food, they do. The location is right in downtown Ventura (E Main Street) so it's easy to find and a great location for a walk afterwards. The decor is inviting and the owners greeted us cordially upon our arrival. They have an extensive, but not overwhelming menu. All of our... More 

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Ventura, California
Contributor
17 reviews 17 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015

I wasn't sure at first but the food is really good and the host was very attentive. Lots of extras, will give you a free chai when getting take out. You can even sit in front in the side window at your own table.

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Ventura, California
Senior Contributor
38 reviews 38 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 31, 2014

This is a great place where you always feel welcomed. The food is very good the service is excellent and the setting is very nice. Lunch or dinner both are great. I have lost track of how many times we have been there but we are going again soon!

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 20, 2014 via mobile

What I live about taj is how the staff makes you feel special. Their food is outstanding. I always get the Indian iced tea with sweet milk. Yum! The coconut curry is heavenly. Can't think of anything I've had there that wasn't kively. And they always give me a free appetizer and dessert. It's small and it's random but always... More 

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Ventura, California
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2014

I have eaten at Taj Cafe many times, and the service and food quality are always excellent. The waiter usually brings us a free drink or dessert. We usually eat here before a movie, and they are good about getting our food quickly, and getting us out on time.

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Southern California
Top Contributor
99 reviews 99 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

The food is great and the staff is very friendly and helpful. I especially liked the spinach. The buffet was very good. I was very pleased they were open on Thanksgiving

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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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Phoenix
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
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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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: Families with children, Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?