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186 The Strand, Il Gzira, Island of Malta, Malta
+356 2731 3200
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:00 am - 11:30 pm
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

This is by far my favourite Indian Restaurant in Malta. It has me coming back everytime. The staff, the amazing smell, the cosiness of the place,, and most important the authenticity of the food are the reasons for me declaring Maharajah as the best Indian food restaurant to eat in or take-away. Plus the owner is the nicest man I... More 

Thank Duane P
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As a Maltese Professional Chef living and working in the UK we I come home to Malta twice a year to visit family and friends and I have a few " must go " restaurants every time I visit. This is one of them. First of all do not let the exterior and intererior furnishing of the restaurant deterour you.... More 

Thank James R
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The restaurant it self is very simple and the smell in the place is quite strong that clothes and hair will notice. The food is good and the staff is very friendly however the waiting time is quite long, 1 hour to get our food. If you are looking for a simple place is not a bad choice but get... More 

Thank MeryClaire
Il Gzira, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 28, 2016

Been coming here ever since they opened their doors in 2010, this family run indian restaurant has the best indian food! Tried lots of stuff from the menu and never dissapointed as they are always tasty, generous portions. The owner John is always friendly and welcoming and so is his wife. Can not recommend this place enough!

2 Thank mtabone89
Zabbar, Malta
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

The best restaurant for Indian food- portions are larger than other restaurants, great value and everything's delicious. Relaxed atmosphere, friendly staff and quick service. Booking recommended since the place gets filled up quickly especially on weekends. Definitely recommend this.

1 Thank DaphneJane
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016 via mobile

Keep going back here. Very good value Indian food with good service. Location is not the best and restaurant is bit small but dishes make up for it.

Thank Hannele00
Ħaz-Zebbug, Malta
2 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2016

We go there very often! Atmosphere : Nothing fancy Indian Food : Love it Value for money : Very good Very friendly owner Recommend 100%

1 Thank Dennisha C
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016 via mobile

The food is amazing never tasted anything better the taste of Indian food is incredible,and excellent staff.

Thank Darren R
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

I love Indian food; however, this little charm never fails to impress with its amazing food. Staff is extremely helpful and friendly. I have never tasted better Indian. Prices are reasonable and portions are very generous.

Thank nsam0004
Il Gzira, Malta
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 25, 2016

This restaurant is as genuine as it can get. The food is good, the portions are quite big, the staff is very friendly and you do not have to pay the price of an a la carte restaurant like most of the other places on the island. I highly recommend it.

Thank evo060

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
11:00 am - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 186 The Strand, Il Gzira, Island of Malta, Malta
  • Location: Europe  >  Malta  >  Island of Malta  >  Il Gzira
  • Phone Number: +356 2731 3200
New restaurant and the best indian on the island. with out a doubt

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