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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
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Ranked #2 of 383 Restaurants in Ventura
Certificate of Excellence 2014
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Price range: $30 - $30
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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Ventura, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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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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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
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127 reviews 127 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
95 helpful votes 95 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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5 reviews 5 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 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
15 helpful votes 15 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
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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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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