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Maharaja Restaurant

6713 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1052
(608) 833-1824
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Ranked #249 of 807 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, Wisconsin
1 review
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 NEW

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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8 reviews 8 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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4 restaurant reviews
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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6 reviews 6 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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24 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 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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Austin, Texas
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43 reviews 43 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

The selection was large and the presentation was nice. The food was well-seasoned. There were no surprises and no disappointments. The waiter packaged the food for take out very well. I'll be happy to go back there.

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Top Contributor
76 reviews 76 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
92 helpful votes 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

Enjoyed the lunch buffet on a weekday. Friendly waiters, fresh food. Large selection. Lots of veg choices along with enough meat to keep meat-eaters satisfied as well. We spent just over $30 for 3 people and enjoyed some fresh mango juice as well. Very satisfying.

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Iowa City
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6 reviews 6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2013

We came here for a late lunch buffet on a Sunday, and we practically had the place to ourselves. There was a huge variety of foods on the buffet, with about a 50/50 split of meaty vs. vegetarian options. Most of the items weren't super spicy, which I'm sure they have to do on the buffet to meet most people's... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews 23 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 14, 2013

First let me say that I'm picky as Hell when it comes to Indian food. I really wasn't expecting much from this place when I was taken there, but I was pleasantly surprised. The food was tasty and authentic, i.e. not toned down for the Western palate. Whilst not close to the best Indian food I've had, the dishes were... More

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