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Taj Indian & Indo-Chinese Cuisine

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200 Gorham Rd Ste 8, South Portland, ME 04106-2409
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 10:15 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:45 pm
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Good valute, good selection of vegetarian and chicken. Some spicey and some not. Good naan. All home cooked. Family from the south of India. Enjoy

Thank Hawaiibettina
Dunbarton, New Hampshire
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had turned in for the day at our hotel while visiting the Portland area, and were craving Indian food, so we ordered take out at Taj. I was surprised to hear the food would not be ready for an hour and a half, but since we were just relaxing in our room, we were okay with it. When I... More 

Thank DawnP603
New York City, New York
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the posted reviews, thought I'd try. The menu is vast, so either go for their lunch buffet to try, or go with a big group. I ordered take out: Pakora, Samosa, Chicken Andharia, Saag paneer, Veggie Hakka noodles, and rice. It took ~30 mins to complete. Total bill: $43.69. I came before the dinner rush. The seating is closely... More 

Thank Pathgurl51
Lakewood, New Jersey
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22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Took the lunch buffet which had a good variety of offerings. The vegetarian dishes were better spiced than the meat dishes. It was nice that they had biryani. In general, the quality was good. Surprisingly they had goat curry. For buffets I tend to keep to the curries as they hold up better than the other dishes. Naan was provided... More 

Thank anthony t
Waltham, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

I took my friend here for her first authentic Indian meal and she really liked it. We got a few different dishes and shared . We ordered it "HOT" and it wasn't too that bad. The waiter had a hard time under standing us a little bit, but in the end, we left full and said we would have to... More 

Thank LEER2011
North Conway, New Hampshire
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51 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

An Indian restaurant in a strip mall in South Portland, Maine? We ventured in. Most of the diners looked Indian or Asian...a good sign...and it smelled deliciously like curry. We were warmly greeted,seated and asked for drink orders. The huge, colorful menu listed a wide range of south Indian dishes in addition to the usual curries, appetizers and bread. Hmmm,... More 

Thank LinnieSP
Omaha, Nebraska
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69 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

Whenever I'm in Portland, ME I try to stop in to Taj. The food has been consistently good, the service is attentive without being overbearing, and it's quick! I've never had the buffet, but their chicken tikka masala and garlic naan are my go-to. Give it a try!

1 Thank NikD34
Scarborough, Maine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 15, 2016

I absolutely love Taj. The people that own it & work there are super friendly & helpful. I've never ordered anything from there (recommended or not) that wasn't delicious. It's not fancy and is in kind of weird strip mall area but don't let that deter you from trying it!

Thank MaineGal
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52 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016 via mobile

Lots on the menu here i have never seen, tried something new, had the "green" chicken ,mild.... If you cant handle spice let them know, even mild carried a kick! It was delicious! And dont forget the naan.... Will definitely be returning!

Thank Lee G
Saint John, New Brunswick, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016

No matter where I travel, I always try to find a local Indian restaurant. And if they have a buffet, that's even better! Taj was great. We went for the lunch buffet. There was a great variety of dishes, and the price was very affordable. Food quality was very authentic and delicious. Some offerings were VERY hot, even for someone... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
Indian, Chinese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special occasions, Families with children, Local cuisine, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
11:00 am - 10:15 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
11:00 am - 10:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Gorham Rd Ste 8, South Portland, ME 04106-2409
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: 2078286677
Welcome to Taj, home to the best Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine in Maine. Taste the finest of India's cuisine presented with flair in a pleasant and ambient setting.Indian cuisine is a combination of subtle tastes. Flavors are as varied as the climate of India and as exotic as the people of India. Fragrant spices are delicately blended in meticulous proportions to create the dishes we present to you. Fresh and natural ingredients are used by our experienced chefs to create a variety of mouth watering dishes.India's varied cuisine is as diverse as its culture, languages and regions. Every region in India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes by its inspired use of wonderful spices and herbs, including coriander, cumin, cilantro, paprika, saffron, and cinnamon. Every dish is created from a unique blend of flavorings, spices with the purity of mother nature. The cuisine of Our Place, is known for its flavor, savory sauces enriched by nuts, cream and fruits.Taj Indian cuisine is a remarkable blend of many of these culinary techniques, ingredients and traditions. Please do come and visit us to enjoy your favorite Indian cuisine served by our experienced staff in a relaxing and romantic ambience.Join us for dinner or our daily lunch buffet for an experience you will want to repeat often.

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