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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 384 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
Beverly Hills
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014 NEW

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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Santa Barbara, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2014

We have only had this type of cuisine a couple of times and asked the host for his recommendations. He brought us potato pancakes as an appetizer which was delicious. Next came our entrees; a butter chicken dish new to the menu and shrimp curry with side orders of garlic naan and rice. Oh the flavors were heavenly! We loved... More

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Los Angeles, California, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

Best Indian food I've ever had. Chicken curry, naan and Tikka Masala. The boyfriend and I have tried at least a dozen restaurants in our local area and this beat them all. Since it was just the two of us, the host gave us a special table near the window with two royal looking chairs fit for a Maharaja and... More

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Ventura, California
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23 reviews 23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

We saw "The Hundred-Foot Journey" & decided to do just that so we could satisfy our hunger for some of the lovely, spicey Indian food we'd been viewing. As usual, Taj Café did not disappoint! The rack of lamb was succulent, cooked just right and delicious. Chicken Tikka Masala was also just right, a spicy, creamy, unctuous sauce napping tender... More

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Senior Reviewer
7 reviews 7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014 via mobile

The food is great and the service as well! Especially for the price you pay. Don't go there too late. In ventura the restaurants close early. We were there at 7 pm and at 9pm we were the only guests left. Try the spicey BBQ chicken and order the yoghurt as a side plate.

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Bouma
2 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2014

I live in Ventura and Taj is my favorite place to eat. I usually get the coconut curry with chicken, my wife usually gets the vegetable korma. Michael and the staff are very friendly and the portions are so big I usually have leftovers. After dinner we usually have to walk up and down Main St a few times because... More

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Ventura, California
Top Contributor
127 reviews 127 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
97 helpful votes 97 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 21, 2014

We ate last night at the Taj Cafe in downtown Ventura, the place was pretty crowded which usually bodes well for taste! We got a table at the front of the restaurant right in the window, it felt like we had a front row seat for the evening promenade down Main street. Anyway our waiter, Michael, treated us to several... More

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Ahmedabad
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2014

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
16 helpful votes 16 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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