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PRICE RANGE
$30 - $45
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Indian
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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Ville-Marie
0.2 miles from Musee des beaux-arts de Montreal
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BREADS​
tandoori nan
leavened triangular flat bread of fine flour served hot.
$4
mint $5
garlic $5
onion $5
paneer nan
naturally leavened bread filled w/ homemade cheese.
$7
keema nan
naturally​ leavened bread filled w/ seasoned cooked ground meat.
$7
vegetable nan
nan w/ seasoned-vegetable filling.
$6
tandoori roti
naturally leavened whole-wheat flat bread served hot
$4
aloo paratha
whole wheat bread filled w/ seasoned potatoes & baked in tandoor.
$6
tandoori paratha
whole-wheat bread baked in the tandoor; generously buttered.
$5
RICE​
plain rice
steamed naturally flavor some basmati rice.
$4
pilao rice
basmati rice steam cooked w/ onions, green peas & saffron.
$7
biryani
steamed basmati is cooked w/ seasoned meat pieces in a broth of mild spices. served w/ raita.
$18
vegetable biryani
steamed​ basmati rice cooked w/ seasonal vegetables. served w/ raita.
$15
CHUTNEYS, ETC​
mango chutney
a highly seasoned relish of mango, spices.
$3
curry sauce
$3
mango pickle
$3
pappadum
two round sun-dried lentil wafers; served roasted or fried.
$3
raita
whipped yogurt w/ cucumber slivers & spices.
$4
TABLE D'HOTE​
feast
le taj invites you to participate in what is truly a gastronomic experience. create your own feast by choosing a soup or salad, an appetizer, a main dish (meal, poultry or seafood), a vegetarian dish & a dessert. nan bread, basmati rice, & tea or coffee are included. accompaniments & other dishes marked w/ an asterisk are excluded from the davaat but can of course be ordered a la carte. enjoy
$40 per person
SOUPS - SALADS​
dahl soup
an austere lentil soup of medium consistency slow-cooked w/ mild spices & herbs.
$5
mulligatawny soup
a modified, milder version of the tamil mulligatanir "pepper water", it is prepared w/ vegetables, lentils & chicken bits.
$6
green salad
mesclun w/ cherry tomatoes, cucumber, carrots, & mango vinaigrette, garnished w/ roasted pistachios & homemade cheese.
$7
katchumbar salad
finely​ chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, dressed w/ lemon-juice & herbs, served on a bed of lettuce & topped w/ paneer.
$7
chicken chaat salad
fresh greens tossed w/ tandoori chicken bits & garnished w/ chat masala.
$9
APPETIZERS​
onion bhaji/pakoras
mouth-watering vegetables fried w/ seasoned herbal batter.
$6
aloo tikke
potato patties mildly spiced w/ fresh coriander & herbs.
$6
samosa
seasoned vegetables wrapped in fine flour dough & fried flaky golden.
$6
chaat bahar
a sweet & sour mix of diced potatoes & chic peas seasoned w/ tamarind sauce & yogurt, served on a spinach leaf, fried crispy in a herbal batter.
$7
seekh kabab
minced lamb blended w/ spices & herbs & broiled on long skewers on our tandoor.
$6
chicken malai kebab
creamy​ kebab of boneless chicken blended w/ cheese, lemon juice & fresh coriander, grilled in the 'tandoor'.
$8
garlic shrimps
shrimps patted w/ corn flour & sauteed in fresh garlic coriander & black pepper.
$10
fish amritsari
strips of tilapia fillet marinated in a mixture of herbs, seasoned w/ ginger, garlic, carom seeds & a mix of ground spices, served crispy golden.
$10
vegetarian plate
an assortment of vegetarian appetizers (onion bhaji, aloo tikke, & a samosa) . served w/ salad.
$8
non-vegetarian plate
an assortment of non-vegetarian appetizers (garlic shrimps, chicken malai, seekh kabab & fish amritsari) . served w/ salad.
$12
VEGETARIAN​
saag paneer
flavorful little chunks of fresh homemade cottage cheese cooked w/ spinach & freshly ground spices.
$15
mattar paneer
fresh home made cottage cheese, cooked w/ onion, spices & garden peas, worked into a hearty dish.
$15
shahi paneer
home made cottage cheese cooked in a tangy sauce of onions & tomatoes.
$16
aloo gobi
cauliflower & potatoes sauteed w/ turmeric, cumin, onion, ginger, garlic & fresh tomatoes. garnished w/ coriander.
$14
bhindi masala
okras delicately prepared in a blend of spices
$14
channa masala
chick peas, sharply seasoned w/ onions, garlic, coriander, garam masala & mango powder, which gives this hearty dish from rural Punjab a pleasant tang.
$13
dahl tarka
herbal dahl embellished w/ our special tarka (savoury, freshly sauteed mixture of butter & spices) .
$12
baigan bhartha
roasted aubergine is cooked w/ onions, tomatoes, fenugreek & garnished w/ fresh coriander.
$15
mushroom do-piaza
mushrooms​ cooked in a rich gravy of onions & tomatoes, coriander & garam masala.
$12
mix vegetable curry
seasonal vegetables cooked in a gravy of onions, tomatoes & freshly ground spices, garnishes w/ coriander.
$15
CHICKEN SPECIALTIES​
chicken tikka masala
boneless pieces of tandoori chicken in a yogurt sauce, enriched w/ special herbs.
$20
chicken korma
boneless pieces of chicken in a creamy sauce of ground almonds & freshly ground spices.
$21
chicken curry
boneless chicken in a generous, thick & highly seasoned sauce.
$18
butter chicken(murg makhani)
boneless tandoori morsels are sauteed laboriously in butter & fresh spices to make this smooth & rich dish from northern india.
$21
dahl chicken
seasoned lentils cooked w/ fresh herbs are added to gravied chicken & worked into a healthy dish.
$19
chicken jal-farezi
diced chicken breast stir-fried in home flavored butter; to this, a finicky selection of herbs & spices is added; a wholesome dish w/ very little gravy.
$19
saag chicken
creamed spinach is added to sizzling meat & freshly ground spices, cooked w/ fenugreek & the fragrant cardamom.
$19
chicken vindaloo
chicken marinated in herbs & spices is cooked in a spicy paste of chillies, ginger, garlic & vinegar.
$19
chicken xacutti
chicken is cooked in a fine paste of dry roasted spices, coconut, tomatoes, lemon juice & onions & garnished w/ coriander. a spicy, rich gravied dish from southern india.
$20
SEAFOOD SPECIALTIES​
fish xacutti
salmon cooked in a flavorful sauce of dry roasted masalas & onion coconut paste.
$22
bombay shrimp curry
succulent shrimps lightly sauteed in a rich sauce of onions & tomatoes garnished w/ fresh coriander.
$20
tava fish
filet​ of tilapia dipped in a special herbal batter & lightly pan fried. served w/ tandoori vegetables & lemon wedge.
$22
bhunna shrimps
shrimps cooked w/ green peppers, onions, fresh spices & tomatoes.
$22
saag shrimps
creamed spinach is added to sizzling shrimps & freshly ground spices, cooked w/ fenugreek & the fragrant cardamom.
$22
LAMB SPECIALTIES​
lamb curry
chunks​ of lamb in a generous, thick, highly-seasoned sauce.
$19
lamb korma
lamb cooked in a creamy sauce w/ almonds, spices, & just a hint of garlic.
$22
dahl lamb
lentils & lamb are first cooked separately & then cooked together on slow heat w/ fresh lemon, coriander & fenugreek.
$20
saag lamb
creamed spinach is added to sizzling lamb & freshly ground spices, cooked w/ fenugreek & the fragrant cardamom.
$20
bhunna lamb
chunks of lamb are cooked w/ green peppers, onions, fresh spices & tomatoes,
$20
lamb vindaloo
lamb​ is delicately cooked w/ onions, cumin, coriander & chillies. vinegar is added to give it a spicy tangy taste.
$20
Sponsored by: Le Taj

Top 3 Reasons to Eat Here

1. Simply, wonderfully delicious
1. Simply, wonderfully delicious
"The Butter Chicken was so good it melted in your mouth like fudge."
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2. Amazing Indian Food
2. Amazing Indian Food
"The lunch buffet was absolutely amazing"
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3. Memorable
3. Memorable
"This was one of the best indian meals I have tasted"
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

There are all these new comers trying to reinvent indian food. I'm chuckling since indian food is some of the most satisfying rich food on the planet, nothing to reinvent. And here is Le Taj, which delights with traditional food, best in class service and...More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 6, 2020 via mobile

For a change good clean Indian restaurant with good food and service. Try the Chicken Malai Kabab,Okra,Dal Maknhi and the Chicken tikka masala. Perfectly spiced and Super delicious I want more of this

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed February 12, 2020

Make a reservation for the window seats and people watch as you dine or asked to be seated at the back right corner so you can watch the nann bread being made by one of the chefs. I dined here as often as time aloud...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 21, 2020

The Taj is not a student friendly restaurant. Although the meals are hearty you are going to get more bang for your buck at other cheaper alternatives. The service is also sub-par. As a South Asian woman I would not recommend this restaurant to my...More

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

We stumbled upon this wonderful restaurant on a cold snowy evening- We went without a reservation but were promptly seated by a friendly staff. Extensive selections, small portions, quick service, and delectable food! a must-visit!

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed January 1, 2020

“Outstanding”, “wonderfully delicious”, “memorable”, ‘fabulous and fascinating” are words that I came across as I read the reviews for “Le Taj”. In my opinion, “Le Taj” is one of the finest Indian restaurants in Montreal. The décor is fabulous and fascinating, and you can count...More

Date of visit: January 2020
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Reviewed November 21, 2019 via mobile

Le Taj combines old style elegance with fresh food and are rice service. It’s hard to find good quality Indian food. This is the real deal.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 18, 2019

From start to finish the service was great and the food excellent. Very busy place so a reservation is a must. Definitely go again. Price was very reasonable.

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed November 11, 2019 via mobile

This is a great place if you have an itch for Indian in Montreal. It is quite intimate, a 'kind of' fusion ambiance, quite modern and quaint, with hints of indian art. Most dishes are good, might just prefer the roti over the Naans if...More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed October 28, 2019

Our family of 5 were visiting Montreal and were lucky enough to come by this restaurant! We have one family member with Celiac disease and another with a peanut allergy and they were able to easily accommodate us. All the dishes we had were amazing,...More

Date of visit: October 2019
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$17.95/person for lunch buffet served between 11:30am - 2:30pm
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