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Maharaja Restaurant

6713 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1052
(608) 833-1824
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Ranked #259 of 825 Restaurants in Madison
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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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
Gainesville, Florida
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2014

Enjoy having dinner here when I travel to Madison on business. Easy to find location. Great service. Great food. Look forward to visiting again soon!

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Melbourne, Florida, United States
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41 reviews 41 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

it was great walking in and not having to wait during the busy lunch time. Everyone got the buffet so you are brought to your seat, order your drink, and then head to the buffet. There was a lot of choices and the food was good. Unfortunately on that day my favorites as sag paneer in buttered chicken weren't on... More

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59 reviews 59 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 24, 2014

I like the lunch buffet - extraordinary caul for the money! I wouldn't call this gourmet cooking, by any stretch, but it is really decent food. The buffet lets you sample lots of flavors and they're really busy at noon so the food is very fresh.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

While passing through Madison I craved Indian tandoori food. Went to yelp and this place was highly recommended with some awards. After seeing the food I was like Who are these bland reviewers??? Cannot believe how poor the taste and texture of the food was. I am a foodie and this place didn't cut it. I make better food at... More

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Madison, WI
12 reviews 12 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 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
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75 reviews 75 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 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
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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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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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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 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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