We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

“Delicious Food, Super Service, Beautiful Decor” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Taj

Royal Taj
8874 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD
410-381-1111
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #1 of 224 Restaurants in Columbia
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Restaurant details
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Reservations, Delivery, Late Night
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Top Contributor
81 reviews 81 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Delicious Food, Super Service, Beautiful Decor”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2013

We are regulars at this laid back, relaxing restaurant. Welcomed by the owner and servers with open arms, we feel as if we are family come to visit. Not to miss: Tandoori chicken, saag paneer, and Tandoori shrimp. Kick back, inhale deeply, and enjoy!

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Write a Review

202 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    170
    26
    3
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
los angeles
Top Contributor
101 reviews 101 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 39 cities Reviews in 39 cities
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
“Sometimes surprisingly spicy”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 17, 2013

Royal Taj is definitely the most attractive Indian restaurant I've ever eaten in. We had the mixed appetizer which was ok. The server was very gracious and agreed to bring alu gobi with only cauliflower and no potatoes. It was a very tasty dish as was the raita. The garlic naan was bland but my boyfriend's lamb vindaloo was incredibly spicy in spots. To be fair, he asked for it spicy but it was inconsistently hot. Making a reservation worked for us as it was quite busy for Sunday dinner. (We had tried to go for brunch on Saturday but it was packed.)

  • Visited February 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 3 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Top Contributor
73 reviews 73 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 38 cities Reviews in 38 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Loved the Sunday Brunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

Their Sunday brunch is popular and we had to wait about 15 - 20 minutes but it was worth it. The host (probably the owner) was super friendly when seating us and stopped later to ensure we had a good meal. The buffet had a large number of options. I had Chicken Tikka Masala, which was excellent. I also enjoyed a seafood entree. My wife liked the vegetarian fare. Buffet included Naan.

Upon leaving, we noticed the restaurant next door had no customers while the Royal Taj had a line of people out the front door.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Baltimore
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 33 cities Reviews in 33 cities
38 helpful votes 38 helpful votes
“Great selection--great prices!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2013

My husband, brother-in-law and I went to the Royal Taj last weekend for their lunch buffet, and we were pleasant surprised by the great variety of choices as well as the friendliness of the staff and the owner. The food was excellent, and the $12.95 price was so welcome in today's economy! The selections were continually replenished, and your empty plates were removed so you could go back and get more food without lots of used plates cluttering the table. The friendly employees asked if they could get you chai or another drink from the buffet so you didn't have to get up again. There is only one dessert, rice pudding, but it is very creamy and good, and hey, who has room for dessert anyway after eating all of that food?! Most of the selections were vegetarian, but there were three chicken dishes, chicken masala, tandoor chicken, and one other. The entire experience was very relaxed and pleasant, and the food was excellent. We'll be going there again.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Wisconsin
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 5 cities Reviews in 5 cities
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
“Best Food, Amazing Service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2013

The Royal Taj is the best place for Indian food in Columbia, hands down. From the moment you walk in until the time you leave (usually a few hours later because you are so comfortable....) you are completely taken care of. The food is always of the highest quality and the drinks are always refreshed. I'd highly recommend the tikka masala, lamb vindaloo, and the spicy dal. Be sure to get extra orders of naan because you'll need them! The owner will be there to greet you with a smile on his face, making sure you have the best dining experience there is to offer. Be sure to check out their weekend buffet as well... I'd highly recommend reservations as the weekend comes because it fills up quickly.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
Was this review helpful? Yes
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Travelers who viewed Royal Taj also viewed

 

Been to Royal Taj? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Royal Taj, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.