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57 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138
617 5472757
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11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: The Maharaja located in Cambridge, Massachusetts serves authentic Indian...
The Maharaja located in Cambridge, Massachusetts serves authentic Indian cuisine in a stunning setting, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a beautiful park in bustling Harvard Square.
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  • 26
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 3
    Average
  • 6
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Exquisite Indian food near Harvard Square

Refined, rich, exotic Indian food prepared to a high caliber of quality. The food here may not be cheap, but it is truly superlative. The Maharaja features dishes from various regions of India, prepared to a high degree of quality. The food here is rich, so don't order too much - no matter how good... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Huitzilipoxtle
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Cambodia
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Cambodia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Refined, rich, exotic Indian food prepared to a high caliber of quality. The food here may not be cheap, but it is truly superlative. The Maharaja features dishes from various regions of India, prepared to a high degree of quality. The food here is rich, so don't order too much - no matter how good it is! The space is... More 

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Washington, DC
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528 reviews
359 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 179 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I visited Maharaja with a colleague who has travelled extensively in India. We both liked what we ordered. We didn't eat enough for a definitive sample, however. I found the food a bit better than at the other Indian place around the corner (Tagore?). I would happily return here. Service was fine, and the price was reasonable.

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Cambridge, Massachusetts
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117 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2015

This is a good place to go to for Indian food. One should never compare US versions to originals (as they might think of them...). The place is pleasant and has an attractive view over Harvard Square, one of the few interesting squares in the US.

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Thank Eleni O
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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18 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

The food was tasteless and the service was poor. The restaurant was not busy, but the staff was running around like it was and paid no attention to our table of 3. The appetizers were dry and overcooked and the main dishes were not much better. The food came across as processed.

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Thank T M
Boston, Massachusetts
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

It was a very lovely view and the atmosphere was nice and bubbling with people. However, the wait staff brought out the food way to fast (did not finish appetizer) and took quite a while to get the check. We were most disappointed with the food. The chicken was lacking flavor and tasted like rubber. We left very unsatisfied and... More 

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Troy, Michigan
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 79 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 9, 2015

This is a re-review after Maharaja reopened following a fire. They really did not seize the opportunity to improve, but it is still a decent restaurant. Certainly, it is in the top 3 of the 8 or 9 I've tried in the Boston area. However, be warned that if you know Indian food from London or the Persian Gulf, you... More 

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Thank 1Rahhalatun
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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62 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

The restaurant is pretty spacious and with lots of tables. the food was ok but not that great.We ordered the -Aloo papri chat,bare mia chicken biryani,tandoori chicken,chicken vindaloo ,kadhai chicken and some bread. We also ordered sweet lassi and mango lassi. The service was very poor. The server forgot to bring one order(chicken lollipop). when we asked for it,he said... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

Service, not so much. We ordered appetizers. We had a small table and were still enjoying our apps. Our entrees were brought over too quickly and we did not get clean plates right away. Our food was getting cold as we waited for clean plates. OUr check was brought out before we had a chance to order coffee. Service was... More 

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Thank MGD02135
Winchester, Virginia
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015 via mobile

Absolutely delicious!!! Great prices! I will definitely frequent this place when in Cambridge! I recommend the chicken masala

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Thank jkaralis
Boston, MA
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25 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

We have been here for both the buffet lunch, and dinner. It is nicely decorated, the staff is friendly and efficient, and the food is better than average. The lunch buffet is a bargain at $10, and very good. The Tandoori chicken was dry, but the other dishes good, and the variety fine: condiments, raita, naan, various meat and veg... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 57 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617 5472757

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 30 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant

Description

The Maharaja located in Cambridge, Massachusetts serves authentic Indian cuisine in a stunning setting, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a beautiful park in bustling Harvard Square.
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?