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Royal Taj

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8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
+1 410-381-1111
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Mon - Fri 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Sat - Sun 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
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141 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

Not only is the food here great, the atmosphere is unique and the customer service is truly among the best. From the moment you enter you are treated like royalty, and that continues until you leave. The owner is completely dedicated to his restaurant here and makes sure all of his customers feel welcome. We get to the point that... More 

Thank SarahB0Barah
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a really good experience here. I had the Lamb Karahi which was cooked well. My partner had the mixed tandoori plate. Great selection of food. The service was outstanding and very friendly. We were chatting away and said it was our first time there. We were enthusiastically offered a complimentary beverage which was extremely nice of them. We... More 

Thank Gallusb
Owings Mills, Maryland
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

It's funny -- you crave Indian food and a restaurant closer to you is closed on Sundays. I figured, why not drive a bit further to Columbia and try Royal Taj, as the menu looked extensive and the reviews were overwhelmingly good. The drive from Reisterstown was worth it! And, you can always tell a restaurant is good by the... More 

Thank bpeeples627
Ahmedabad, India
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186 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Though a little dark, but very neat, clean and friendly behavior of the staff and the owner himself is very good, Food is yummy too, maintaining Indian taste. Must visit place for food.

Thank VPRBhuj
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding high quality Indian food and beer. The service was very good, and All courses were flavorful and well presented.

Thank Andrew M
Laurel, Maryland
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11 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times. Never been disappointed. Food is tasty. Service excellent. Haven't tried the lunch buffet but that is definitely on our list to try. Somewhat expensive. Reservations recommended. When I call I ask for one of the small rooms because the main room can be very noisy and difficult to conduct a conversation. The manager... More 

Thank patricerobins16
Trieste, Italy
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

While in Columbia in my bi-monthly trip, I went to Royal Taj for a dinner. it's a nice, clean and friendly run Indian restaurant. Atmosphere is wonderful, even if maybe it's a little bit to dark. But it's clean and all the personnel is very friendly and supportive. Food is very well done by keeping original taste even if adapted... More 

Thank Giuseppe S
Columbia, Maryland
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We arrived at 5:40pm on a Saturday without reservations and just before the crowd, and by the time we finished, the line was out the door - And with very very good reason. We went to celebrate our daughter completing all her college applications, and it felt like a celebratory place - My vegetable Jalfrezi far exceeded my expectations -... More 

Thank adventuresome4
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6 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The food was really good. They fully packed when I entered this afternoon but the people were really nice and they were moving people quickly as well not making the people feel that they are being rushed. The plates were picked quickly. My glass of water was never empty and the ambiance was exceptional. This was no doubt one of... More 

Thank Sharad C
Columbia, Maryland
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428 reviews
297 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We dropped in on Royal Taj for dinner last Saturday night. I hadn't been to the new location before but it is beautiful. I've never been to the Taj Mahal but I think this place look like it. We didn't have a reservation (tip: make a reservation) but the Maitre D was very nice and found us a table within... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Business meetings, Large groups, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-381-1111

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