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The Maharaja

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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
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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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Great Indian Food

I went there twice in a month. Once with colleagues and then with family. It is great place with good food and nice ambience. The staff is equally courteous. I would recommend the is place to everybody who loves Indian food.

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 15, 2014
Shantanu B
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English first
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 22, 2015

It appears it is under new management or something, they were extremely short staffed, no one appeared to know what their job was. It took around 1hr for our food to come out since making the order (it took least 15mins to make any order in the first place, drinks or food) other tables who arrived after us were receiving... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 20, 2015

A bit pricey and somewhat chaotic service. The Tandoori lamb chops ($20) were well seasoned and cooked. The Chicken Tika Massala was dry and sauce too sweet. The naan and paratha petty good. The chutneys are shared between tables and did not look too appetizing. Great street view from the huge second floor windows.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 15, 2014

I went there twice in a month. Once with colleagues and then with family. It is great place with good food and nice ambience. The staff is equally courteous. I would recommend the is place to everybody who loves Indian food.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 10, 2014

For the prices you get there, especially if you take the lunch buffet, you can't find a better indian food in all the places I have been till today (7/2014). Excellent Naan and Tikka Massala Chicken, extra tasty. Been there several times. I remember that one time I have eaten so much that I couldn't walk afterwards! This place has... More 

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Boston, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2014

This second-floor restaurant overlooking a portion of Harvard Square exudes a kind elegance not always found in Indian restaurants in the Boston area. Our party of four particularly enjoyed the tandoori chicken and salmon as well as the chicken and vegetarian biryanis. There was a wide assortment of breads and chutneys to complement the entrees. We were too full to... More 

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Pittsburgh, PA
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

Now, I'm not really an expert, but the food here was delicious and tasty, so I'll rate it 'very good' and hope that no one who really knows Indian food will call me out on it. Everything was spiced as we had asked it to be, the food was served quickly, and the service was brisk and friendly.

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Wayland, Massachusetts
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 17, 2014

We have eaten dinner here twice. The ambience is much nicer than most Indian restaurants in the area (though with higher prices to match), although the noise level can be a bit high when the place is full. Service has been very friendly and willing. In general, the food (mostly northern-style) is quite good (although I think the naan could... More 

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Shrewsbury, Massachusetts, United States
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2014

This is the second time we visited this restaurant, and this time there was the lunch buffet. for $12 per person, it is a great value. The food was good, but I was a bit disappointed with the selection. The only meat option was chicken—even in several different forms, it is still the same meat—, the only dessert was rice... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2014

It is nicest place I have been in boston. It is very cheaper and nice. My friend took me there and I took others there. I would like to have classmate party there.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

Excellent Indian lunch buffet- for $10 a great variety and high quality. Food is fresh. Very good options esp for vegetarians.

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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?