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Royal Taj

Certificate of Excellence
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8335 benson dr, Columbia, MD 21045
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 11:00 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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Baltimore, Maryland
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173 reviews
123 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We came here on a Sunday evening without reservations, but were lucky to be seated! Our friend was visiting from out of town and he had previously been to this restaurant (at their old location) and really enjoyed it. The owner recognized him and we were definitely well taken care of. To be honest, we let our friend do all... More 

Thank MrsLyons0420
Columbia, Maryland, United States
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

First of all the service is wonderful. And then the food is excellent! It turned a bad day into a great one. I wanted for nothing there while I ate. My dining experience there was wonderful and it did not break my pockets

Thank Qtip43
Myrtle Beach, South Carolina
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57 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We ate here for dinner and had a royal welcome and EXCELLENT food. Traditional Indian dishes abound and are served with outstanding service and attention to detail.

Thank JimOwens
Jupiter, Florida, United States
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265 reviews
162 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 80 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

You can't get better Indian food than this, truly outstanding. I had the Tandoori Mixed Grill and all the meats were tender and well spiced. Fluffy naan, sweet gulab jamun. It is upscale and pricey but worth it. Classy decor with big faux gold chairs. They are always packed, make a reservation if you have a group.

Thank Nupester
Dayton, MD
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96 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

How did I ever miss this place? #1 in Howard County, and deservedly so. I'd had curry dishes once in the UK, but never like this. We had the shrimp vindaloo and the tandori shrimp. Both were outstanding. Service was spectacular: attentive and friendly. We will be back! Don't miss it!

Thank SnowmanHOCO
Ellicott City
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Royal Taj is ABSOLUTELY, FANATASTICALLY MOUTH WATERING!!! I just left the new location (well 11 mos new) just when I thought it couldn't be improved. The greeting is wonderfully welcoming. The space/interior is so well designed & spacious The entire staff is helpful and always smiling. The food is just right, it speaks for itself. At the previous location everything... More 

Thank Lynn H
Columbia, Maryland
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131 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Food and service are impeccable. They offer a buffet at an extremely reasonable price with a more than adequate selection of items. My wife and I have been there for both the buffet and dinner. They have side rooms where you can hold a party for special occasions. My wife arranged for her book club to have their annual dinner... More 

Thank FandB2
Ellicott City, Maryland
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I have dined here over the past 8 years and not once had the chance to complaint. This is no small feat. Amazing service, quality food and beautiful decor.

Thank patelpommy
Silver Spring, Maryland
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53 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

Never have I had service in a restaurant like I did here. Came here for a good-bye party for friends who are moving to Virginia. They have been frequenting Royal Taj for years. This was the second time I had been here. Both times, water glasses were never empty, waiters constantly asking if you need anything else, everything handle with... More 

Thank Chloe N
Nottingham, Maryland
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179 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I love the Indian dishes here! I believe you can't go wrong with any dish here... We loved the atmosphere and the wait staff were top notch!

Thank rddiggins

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Families with children
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
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: 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?