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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Southeast Calgary
2.4 miles from Heritage Park Historical Village
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Reviewed May 15, 2019 via mobile

First time visiting for their Mother's Day buffet. Excellent food and excellent service. We will for sure be back!

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 5, 2019

We have been coming here for the Monday night buffet quite often, there are many hot dishes to choose from the buffet table. On Monday night the food is generally milder to suit everybody's taste. This time I decided to try a regular dinner night,...the food was just as good and I could choose from spicy to mild curries. The service was quick since it was a quiet evening, in general a busy night would take a little bit more time for the food to be served, but the drinks would always be promptly brought to the table first.More

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed February 15, 2019 via mobile

Had their Lunch buffet, which was awesome home made style indian food, they domt try and be fine dining fancy like all those new indian places that charge allot. The Taj Mahal is a great sort of hidden spot even though its right off a...MacLeod, you have tondrive in the back alley. But I recommend it to anyone looking or good value home made style indian food.More

Date of visit: December 2018
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Reviewed January 18, 2019

I love this buffet of indian food. Nice variety and nice people working there. Good value. Lots of meat and vegetarian choices.

Date of visit: January 2019
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Reviewed November 17, 2018 via mobile

Taj Mahal is the best Indian food that I ever had. Everything is delicious: Nam , cracker (appetizer), prawn masala, vegetarian dishes , saffron rice, vegetarian rice. So many flavors and spices. I highly recommend this restaurant.

Date of visit: November 2018
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Reviewed September 16, 2018

Party of five for dinner - all of the food was topnotch. We had a selection of appetizers and then mains for all. Everyone was very pleased with their choices and complimented the quality, quantity and flavour of the food. We have not ever gone...for the buffet - that is our plan for our next visit.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed September 9, 2018

We went to Taj Mahal for supper on a friends suggestion. Parking is at the back of the building. You walk in thru the back door and go downstairs.At first the restaurant looks a little dated in need of a reno. That is where it...ends your not there to eat the decor. We arrived at 6pm there was only one other group besides the two of us. We were seated right away and order drinks and a mixed platter of appies. Just a heads up mixed platter feeds 4. Everything was very tasty. Our main dishes where Chicken Chawla,Lamb chops, coconut rice and garlic naan. Everything we had was delicious But next time we go which we will we will not order the mixed platter plus a meal it was just too much food. The Chichen Chawla was tender chicken in a peppery based curry just as advertised. My husband said the Lamb chops were the best! The coconut rice was perfect as was the garlic naan. We requested another order if naan to take home. We had the left orders to take home for another meal. If you are going for the decor and fancy small portions this is not the restaurant for you. If it is great Indian food and service this is a place to try.More

Date of visit: September 2018
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Reviewed August 11, 2018

After trying many East Indian restaurants in Calgary, we decided to give this one a shot. The first thing we noticed is the wonderful front on Macleod Trail and what looked like extremely limited parking in the back alley. We then noticed that there is...a larger gravel area shared between the restaurant and a nightclub. Entering the main doors the lobby allows entry to both places, the nightclub upstairs and the restaurant downstairs. We went down the narrow stairs into the basement and both of us thought, wow, this looks and feels like a basement. Very dim lighting and low ceilings. To add to this ambiance, we were seated in the corner. Water was served in stainless cups. The buffet looked great. There were several salads and chutneys as well as both vegetable and beef samosas. None of the dishes were very spicy but they were flavorful. I discussed the lack of spiciness with one of the men working and he indicated that not everyone enjoys spicy, including those from India. What was more interesting is that none of the dishes were very hot, more like lukewarm. They were all from chafing dishes on a steam table however, they were not hot. I like the fact that they had some fresh cut fruit pieces, rice pudding AND Jalebi for desert, unlike so many other places that offer only one item. Overall the food was good but, with so many others to try, it will be quite some time before we return (if ever).More

Date of visit: August 2018
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Reviewed June 18, 2018

Parking for the Taj is at the back off of the alley that runs behind the building. A small group of us met here for lunch buffet and we all went away full and satisfied. Pakoras, bajis, naan breads, chutneys, salads and my favorite Indian...dishes were all to be found. Butter chicken, chicken tandoori, beef curry and a lamb curry to go along with a couple of vegetable dishes made our choices pretty difficult, so I had a little of each. The food was tasty and none too spicy heat wise. I have had better butter chicken, but overall, the food deserved a solid 4. One of the better Indian restaurants in Calgary... try it.More

Date of visit: June 2018
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Reviewed April 13, 2018

We stopped in for lunch on a cold, snowy Calgary day. We thoroughly enjoyed the buffet, especially the good selection of vegetarian dishes. A fresh basket of naan bread was provided at our table. The paneer curry was excellent. The vegetable curry was tasty, full...of onions and peppers. To finish off, the rice pudding was sublime, I think it had hints of cardamon. Delicious food, good value, fine service. Note: there is a parking lot dedicated to Taj Mahal behind the restaurant on the opposite side of the alley.More

Date of visit: April 2018
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