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The Taj Indian Restaurant

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61 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
(07) 4051 2228
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 2:00 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

Service was very good, but the food did not deliver as anticipated. Samosas were a bit dry but tasty. I was disappointed in the curry. I was warned twice about the spice level and decided against the "hot". Ended up with a flavorless sauce with virtually no heat whatsoever.

Thank MplsMarc
Perth, Australia
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72 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2013

Had a fantastic authentic Indian here, up there with the best that I've had. The place isn't much to look at but the service and food more than makes up for it. Can't recommend enough

Thank de6s
Cairns, Australia
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27 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2013

i like the currys and my missus as well :) service is good never had a problem there we go almost every week :) i tried a lot which is mostly all of the other place and i think is is veryvery good

1 Thank serge b
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111 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 19, 2013

We are so lucky in cairns to have two of the best Indian restaurants that we have been too, including India itself. the service is prompt and friendly. Once again the portions look small but in the end there is more than enough and very true and tasty flavours. Really, very good !!!!!

2 Thank touringcairns
Perth, Australia
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2012

Best curry a must try cheap and right on the waterfront! However doesnt open for lunch of before 5pm.

Thank cdavids3
Melbourne, Australia
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23 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 25, 2012

The food is good here, but the toilets are like from the third world very disgusting.

2 Thank Mr_Hazblaski
Irvine, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 2, 2012

We enjoyed our chicken briyani, naan, and samosas. The butter chicken had too much tomato sauce in it. The service wasn't great. Their lighting is very bad with ceiling fans dangling below lighting canisters which cast migraine-inducing flashes of light. We weren't the only ones who felt this way as another couple moved to escape. We asked that the fans... More 

Thank et0607
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102 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 30, 2012 via mobile

I have written about this place before and liked the curries but after a recent visit we won't be back. The service we received upon sitting down from the waitress was unfriendly, menus just placed on the table, no smile, hello or really any interest. We looked at the menu, waitress was no where to be seen. It wasn't busy... More 

1 Thank andyoz
Sydney, Australia
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55 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2012

We are originally from the UK but have been in Oz for 12 years now and have always struggled to get creamy, tasty curries the same as we did in Notts.... Anyhow, whilst on hols in Cairns we decided we were going to risk a curry night, with my wife (who is as fussy as all hell) resigning herself to... More 

Thank RoystaDoysta
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 22, 2012

Just on the esplanade this is a nice Indian restaurant , my wife love it ! I'm not a big Indian food lover but any time I ve been there I enjoyed the food I really like the wine and spirits list but I don t really like the service

Thank Marioneromano

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Reservations, Seating
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
11:00 am - 2:00 pm
5:30 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 61 Spence St, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: (07) 4051 2228

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?