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“much better improvement deserves second visit for brunch and lunch” 5 of 5 stars
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Raj Mahal
2033-37 State Road, Cuyahoga Falls, OH 44223
330.926.0795
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Ranked #30 of 114 Restaurants in Cuyahoga Falls
Price range: $5 - $10
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Buffet
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Dining options: Buffet
Akron, Ohio
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“much better improvement deserves second visit for brunch and lunch”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2012

There has been much improvement in this restaurant since I was there last, Brunch is much better and if you ask the owner to prepare certain soup he will do it. Lunch should be the brunch ans nothing less since there is a wide variety of good food. Restrooms are cleaner and neater. For me it should be said that a certain amount of cultural authenticity can be found at this place with people from the region of Nepal being there to serve food and take your order. Conversations about this part of the world are well worth your time to start and sustain if you are interested in knowing about the people there. A map of the region on the wall would be a wonderful starting point for sustaining a conversation. Not that a visit to this restaurant should be an extension of reading National Geographic magazine but there is a certain connection with the homeland to empathize this point. Eating here is not like going to a drive-in restaurant. There is also a certain amount of culinary authenticity at the bakery or food store next door to make the visit to the restaurant more meaningful. I recommend many dishes that are called balta (my spelling might not be correct). To make things better for me there was an ample amount of vegetarian dishes. Ask the people to explain how the food is prepared Some parts of the Indian food on the menu can be very filling and can approach being heavy meat and potatoes for some people. Curry flavored food might be bad nurtition for its content and for this reason there should be a list of ingredients to guide your selection. I do not know much about low sodium or low salt content for preparing this food but it should be investigated. The salad ingredients that come with the brunch are well worth your choice in making suich a selection. Sometimes the tea is too weak and shallow tasting. The so-called lassie drinks are a good choice to make. Low volume indian music from the homeland makes the atmostphere that much better. It is a quiet place and should remain that way. Service is good and prices are largely affordable but I still think that the portions should be larger than what is possible to place in those small metal-like bowls that are used to serve the food. Otherwise I have many good things to say about this place but you have to know what you are getting your stomach in for when you come here for dinner or lunch. The owner will come out to speak with dinner or lunch patrons even at brunch. For many reasons this place is affected by the recession too,

  • Visited June 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Cuyahoga Falls, ohio
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20 reviews 20 reviews
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15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
“Great food!!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 13, 2012 via mobile

Great food, a bit pricey. Great for take out too. Service is good.

    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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KUTZTOWN
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61 helpful votes 61 helpful votes
“Very Dissapointed!”
2 of 5 stars Reviewed January 11, 2012 via mobile

The Raj Mahal was located in a strip mall. It appeared not as clean as it could be inside and had no atmosphere. The Rogan Josh had tiny cubes of lamb and the sauce was watery. They burned our garlic nasn but still served it. And the young waitress kept forgetting everything we ordered. My recommendation is to skip the whole experience.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 1 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Mogadore, Ohio
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
“Very good indian food!”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2011

The food here was very good. This is a wonderful place if you are looking for homemade, authentic indian food. The service was good, and the place is very clean. My family and I will be visiting in the future!

  • Visited December 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Akron, Ohio
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“It is becoming much better with the Indian grocery store next door.”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2011

Visit the grocery store next door and look at the variett of indian food there. A visit to the grocery store is not necessary to gain an appreciation of the qualityof food service and indian food available for dinner and lunch as well as buffet at the restaurant that has become better these many months since I started to show up for dining pleasure.
Portions are still small but certain entrees with potatoes spinach and chicken are quite tasty, well prepared and worthy of a second visit especailly when the owner/ cook prepares tomato basil soup. Vegetarian food lovers still can find quality in many entrees when they order and consume specific meals.On the menu Items number 70 through 78 and the entrees in the Balti category are well worth your time to order and consume. The waiter explained to me the meaning of the term "balti". I recommend the many items with chicken, potatos, onions, beans and corn. Nan bread with parsley and garlic can make the meal even better. The buffet is quite inviting for the diversity of vegetarian foods with and without basmani rice and lentil soup The choice of chicken for the buffet can be most inviting and worth sampling once or twice. I found the potatoes, slicesof melon and oranges, rice pudding, and beans to be the best for me.Vegetarian food lovers c=shodl not shy away from this place. The interior atmosphere is less than totally decorative and less than totally elaborate. There are not any large elephants and luxurious statues to create an elaborate or extravagant atmosphere.The interior is quite unadorned and simple. but this restaurant it is not an hole in the wall. I was grateful for the small space allocated for dinner guests. On crowded afternoons for buffet/lunch it can be crowded but on these occasions and others I see many people who make return visits there. Many peope who describe thmeselves as lovers of Indian food I believe constitute a nutritional or culinary cult of true believers that should be enough of a reason for making a firrst or second visit there. In total the restaurant is becoming much better but portions are still too small for many entrees. Those metal dishes that contain entree often remind me of a large coffee cup - not large enough for getting my money's worth of indan food. While I was grafeful not to have had to watch indian dancers or musicians play music during my visit there. I looked for some more reminders of India like a large geographcal or culinary map of the Indian sub continent, but nothing like that was available. More satisfying than eating a pizza at home for sure. but going there with friends who know something about India can make the visit more rewarding. This might not be the best place to eat food from India alone. Companionship pays off dividends for this reason. In many way this restaurant reminds me of those inexpensive places for eating ethnic food found on or near a college-university campus forty years ago. Talking with the owner and cook can be rewarding for certain especially when you ask him to prepare a certain dish like basil tomato soup for the buffet or dinner. He often comes out to the dining room to speak with customers and he recognizes many people from earlier visits they make. He did on more than one occasion explain how he made certain dishes I found him to be receptive to your requests. People from India can be seen there as dinner guests often to say something about culinary authenticity.

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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