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Royal Taj

8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
+1 410-381-1111
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I have been to so many Indian restaurants in the US over the last 30 years. This place beats all, Each dish is delicious, the ambiance is awesome and the service is impeccable. Highly recommend it.

Thank Selva M
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

An excellent spot to enjoy authentic Indian food. We have a favorite Indian Restaurant back home so our expectations were high. This place exceeds all expectations! We loved it so much we plan to return for lunch before leaving town. Excellent Food, Staff & Ambiance...More

1  Thank AdbeeSay
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten at this restaurant at least a half dozen times and have never been disappointed. Great white table cloth setting but not the least bit stuffy. Helpful accommodating wait staff. Extensive wine and top shelf whiskey offerings. All the standard Indian offerings and...More

1  Thank Robert G
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Amazing décor, outstanding service and well prepared, delicious Indian cuisine is what you will experience when visiting the Royal Taj. The dinner menu has so many choices that will keep you coming back again and again to try them all. The variety of choices offered...More

2  Thank hd01
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

First time here for four old friends. The decor is lavish/tasteful/expensive looking, Indian-themed (we PRESUMED authentically so...) and spacious. They had an extensive selection of grown-up beverage choices. The menu also was extensive and descriptive. Our meals ranged from chicken to shrimp and all were...More

1  Thank bmartin495
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

My husband and I were in Columbia to take a workshop. Trip Advisor rated this the #1 restaurant in Columbia and we love Indian food, so we went our first night in town. Elegant setting and probably the best Indian food we've ever had. Quick...More

Thank travelerRH
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Food and service was top notch on our second visit. Many other restaurants could learn from what is done at here. I have two suggestions for the restaurant. First, add Open Table as method for booking reservations and second make menu printable in a nice...More

Thank Tim H
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Recommended by friends, so we gave it a try. You can dress up and not feel overdressed, or you can dress casually. Owner greeted us at the door, and were were directed to our reserved table. If is just two of you, request seating in...More

1  Thank Jane W
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Royal Taj is probably the best food in Howard county. Every dish is flavorful and exotic and the service is amongst the best I have ever experienced. We've come so many times that Binda the owner knows us by name so that's really nice. Whether...More

Thank ribosradagast
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The atmosphere here is very nice and although we were dressed casually, we did not feel out of place. Service was very attentive without hovering. Since I was drinking only water with my meal, I appreciated that they kept my glass full. All our food...More

Thank Kiki B
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Questions & Answers
April 28, 2017|
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Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
$14.99 sounds right. Their full menu is on their website, but it does not list the buffet. It is available at lunchtime everyday.
December 20, 2016|
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Response from ron c | Reviewed this property |
No i dont think so.
December 20, 2016|
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Response from DaveThornbury | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, don't think so as the owner is always here
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions, Business meetings, Kids, 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 21045-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-381-1111
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