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Royal Taj

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8874 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
410-381-1111
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5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
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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
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible

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  • 308
    Excellent
  • 44
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 1
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Really good!!

First time here on a Friday night with a girlfriend. Great table great service excellent ambiance and fantastic food. Would highly this restaurant to anyone that enjoys fine Indian.

5 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW

I have eaten Indian food at a bunch of places and in bunch of cities. Royal Taj food has to be in the 1st place of authentic food I have ever eaten. The staff is extremely friendly and courteous (normally not associated with Indian rest.). The ambience is elegant and they have moved into a bigger space which has reduced... More 

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Thank ameya g
Maryland
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

First time here on a Friday night with a girlfriend. Great table great service excellent ambiance and fantastic food. Would highly this restaurant to anyone that enjoys fine Indian.

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Thank MarylandTravelguru
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Fantastic place to eat. Excellent host, atmosphere, waiters/waitresses and absolutely fantastic food.

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Thank Neill H
Columbia, Maryland
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53 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It is rare than you can talk comfortably in a restaurant. Often the noise level is high. But the new location for Royal Taj, a popular Indian restaurant, is outstanding. It is like a palace. We were 5 women on a Thursday afternoon. We were seated at a rectangular table near one of the two fireplaces. The table was not... More 

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Thank ViviColumbiaMaryland
Columbia, Maryland
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5 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We go there all the time, and also do take out sometimes. Best Indian food in the area. Nice decor, before we had the baby we would go in more often but it is a little difficult with little one. We have since moved to the california bay area and the indian food here is out of the world.. but... More 

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Thank Prashanth A
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11 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Sunday buffet offers a wider choice than the buffets I've seen elsewhere. The food was delicious, especially a chicken stir fry I had not seen before. There were pakoras, chicken tikka masala, a delicious fish chilli, spinach, aloo gobi (sp?), and more. Dessert options were kheer and gulab jamans. The restaurant served a mild masala chai. Spiciness: this is... More 

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Thank MidAtlantean
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I have visited this restaurant multiple times at the old and once at the new location. They have transformed into high end dining at an economical price. I enjoyed my meal thoroughly as always. My only complaint is the management of the entry way. It was as crowded as a subway during rush hour in a major city. I must... More 

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Thank Erica W
Columbia, Maryland, USA
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is one of the best restaurant in Maryland. The service and food is great. We normally go for buffet and it has lot of varieties of food. Ask for hot tea. The value I am rating 4 because they only carry chicken at lunch buffet but no goat.

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1 Thank Kalvay H
Laurel, Maryland
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

OMG! If you are in Columbia on a weekend and feel like lunch, I cannot recommend Royal Taj enough! Our neighbors told us about it and took us there for our first experience. It was fantastic! Go early because it is packed. My husband does not normally do buffets, but even he was impressed with the quality and variety of... More 

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Thank Trishie66
Stafford, Virginia
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 4, 2016

We decided to try this restaurant on New Years Day, and we were more than happy with our choice. The Sample platter we shared as a starter was spicy and plenty for two people to share. The Chicken Tikka Masala was excellent, and so was the lamb dish we ordered. The staff were attentive, discrete and pleasant. We will definitely... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 8874 McGaw Rd, Columbia, MD 21045
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 410-381-1111

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 3:00 pm

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