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Maharaja Restaurant

6713 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1052
(608) 833-1824
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Ranked #251 of 820 restaurants in Madison
Cuisines: Indian
Description: Amazing home-cooked authentic food w/exotic seasonings & curries!! Our family favorite for the past 5 years!!! Friendly, honest staff. Good people. Good customer mix of Madisonian types plus authentic foreigners eating authentic India food.
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Description: Amazing home-cooked authentic food w/exotic seasonings & curries!! Our family favorite for the past 5 years!!! Friendly, honest staff. Good people. Good customer mix of Madisonian types plus authentic foreigners eating authentic India food.
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  • English first
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English first
Madison, WI
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11 reviews 11 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

I haven't had much Indian cuisine but my friend who was with me has so we decided on the Maharaja Restaurant. I had to point to the drink on the menu that I wanted. Not a good sign. I ordered the Salmon Tikka and the waiter delivered Chicken Tikka. Because my friend and I had just shared a chicken appetizer,... More

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Darien, Connecticut
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2014

Indian food is one of my favorites and I've had great meals in NYC, London, and some other outposts in the US - I also make the basics at home. This was my second dinner at Maharaja and it didn't satisfy. We started the meal with vegetable samosas which were small, and made of a dry cardboard like pastry with... More

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Fresno, California
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2014

Recently we spend one week in Madison area and this restaurant becomes one of my favorite, We visited in lunch two times and enjoyed the delicious Buffet, There were lot of meat and veggie items in the buffet. ITEMS, RAVA DOSA, MUTTON CURRY,TADKA DAL,CHICKEN TIKKA MASALA, CHICKEN SOUP,RASMALAI AND MANGO ICECREAM WERE REALLY VERY TASTY AND Complementary fresh nan is... More

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Wisconsin
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3 reviews 3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

This all you can eat buffet is really incredible, with many vegetarian and vegan choices which makes me very happy! The staff feels like family and are so friendly and helpful. My favorite Indian restaurant in Madison for sure!

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Madison, Wisconsin
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

We have always loved the Maharaja Restaurant, but today the food disappointed,. I wonder of they have new owners or cooks. My favorite chicken tikka masala was watery and not creamy. With so many other excellent Indian restaurants in Madison, I think we will try somewhere else next time.

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Chicago
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9 reviews 9 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 17, 2014

I have been eating in this restaurant at least for the 4 years - and the taste, quality of the food is consistently good.

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Madison
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7 reviews 7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2013 credit card Amex Card Member Review

deserves somewhere between three and 4 stars. the food is good but nothing super. pleasant place with friendly , efficient waitstaff. a child-friendly place.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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7 reviews 7 reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2013

My wife has many food sensitivities and can eat only certain ingredients. The waiters at the restaurant were extremely helpful in examining the menu with her. When the regular menu items did not appear to meet her needs, they made her a very tasty spinach dish and a squash/lentil dish. Both were delicious and we truly appreciated their respect and... More

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Bath, United Kingdom
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43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013 via mobile

I have never given a 1 review, but this came close. The chef clearly doesn't understand Indian spice and overall the food was just edible. They could however cook cauliflower, great. Service started ok, but went down hill when the covers got to 20 percent. Rubbish.

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Madison
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2013 via mobile

Very good Indian food for a reasonable price. Staff is nice and helpful. Atmosphere is inexpensive but comfortable. If you go here a lot, you'll get to know the soundtrack.

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