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6713 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1052
(608) 833-1824
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11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Description: Amazing home-cooked authentic food w/exotic seasonings & curries!! Our...
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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  • 21
    Excellent
  • 15
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
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The food was OK first of all. AND our server was nice. However, we went to pay using our restaurant.com certificate and the owner--- who was at the cash register was as rude as any restaurant worker I've ever experienced in my life. We had the buffet and had planned on using the certificate. I had... read more

2 of 5 starsReviewed December 8, 2014
Debra777
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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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Mount Horeb, Wisconsin
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17 reviews 17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

The food was OK first of all. AND our server was nice. However, we went to pay using our restaurant.com certificate and the owner--- who was at the cash register was as rude as any restaurant worker I've ever experienced in my life. We had the buffet and had planned on using the certificate. I had looked all over the... More 

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Sheboygan, Wisconsin
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25 reviews 25 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2014

We took in the noon buffet on a Saturday and the place was packed, even at a quarter after 1. It only started to clear out by 1:45 indicating the popularity of this place. Tops is the variety of offerings at the buffet--more than twice as many as we've had at any other Indian restaurant and we've been to many.... More 

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Gainesville, Florida
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19 reviews 19 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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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54 reviews 54 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 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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Top Contributor
66 reviews 66 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
57 helpful votes 57 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
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
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
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21 reviews 21 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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87 reviews 87 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
41 helpful votes 41 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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 6713 Odana Rd, Madison, WI 53719-1052
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 833-1824

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: 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.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?