I love and seak out ethnic food everywhere I travel. What I am looking for is AUTENTIC ethnic food and it's hard to find. Such is the case with Taj of India. It's India "style" but not authentic. Like most ethnic restaurants the dishes are Americanized to suit what is perceived by the owners as what American will eat. I ask owners every opportunity I get the same question. " How different would the food served in (India in this case) be different than what you serve here"? At Taj of India the answer was "A lot". He went on to say the vegtables would be fresh not frozen (what, we don't have fresh green beans, eggplant etc?) and the spices would be fresher. He went on to say the dishes would be spicier in India. According to the owner, most Americans do not like spicy food. I was there for the lunch buffet. There were eight entres, a raita (yogurt was not great) some rice dessert---really good--some lettuce and tomato with ranch or creamy Italian dressings. Most everything looked and tasted similar. The tandoori chicken was nicely seasoned but dry. The dinner menu is extensive but there are no Indian soups on the appertizer menu. Strange because there are some fantastic Indian soups. Other menu items are clearly Americanized versions of Indian dishes. I'm going to try the place for dinner and specify dishes I know to be authentic Indian and ask that they be cooked just the way they would do it in India. In the meantime I have my eye on an indian restaurant in Greenwood, SC named Danish. Stay tuned.