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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

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574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Los Angeles, California
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39 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

The food was delicious and the service was exceptional. We beat the dinner crowd as walking in we were directed to the table right by the entrance. Waiter came by after a few minutes and provided us a brief explanation of their dishes. Ordered the vegetation combo, although small it was the perfect size for me. We also ordered samosas... More 

Thank Gabby0223
Santa Paula, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 6 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed our anniversary dinner. We love the variety of flavors in Indian food, and the Taj chefs bring those out wonderfully. The coconut curry was excellent, as were the Tandoori lamb and chicken. And the lentil soup, and the chutneys, and the samasas, and the milk balls and rice pudding. The server brought us several extra... More 

Thank Andrew S
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

This place was recommended by a friend of mine.. We tried this place out.. It's was good not great. Friendly staff and nice and clean.. Food can be better.. This place is good for anyone who haven't tried Indian food before. Chicken curry was great rest was ok.

Thank Dushyanth P
Albuquerque, New Mexico
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21 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were very impressed! So much so that we ate there twice on our trip just so we could try different dishes. They have some neat street food choices like the sev puri. Really good. And though the dosa felt a bit thicker then I like, the sambar was the best either of us have ever had! The saag paneer... More 

Thank ErinJE
Hartford, Connecticut
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

We were visiting from the east coast and stayed in Oxnard for the night, and chose this restaurant due good reviews. We were a family of three and chose to have the daily specials for dinner, 1 mirchi chicken and 2 malai kofta. The variety and amount of food recieved in each platter definitely amazed us. The platters came with... More 

Thank mithra2016
Redondo Beach, CA
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

I enjoyed the vegetarian dishes of tarka dhal and sag aloo. The plain basmati rice compliments the spices. I wasn't crazy about the garlic naan and aloo paratha. I would not order the masala chai again - it had too much milk for my taste. They brought out a special appetizer (made of potato and lentil) and kheer (milk and... More 

Thank nextjordan
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food was just delicious. We ordered the Agra chicken, saag paneer, white rice and garlic naan. All the food was delicious and I have to admit the saag paneer was my favorite part of the meal. It was so yummy. If you like Indian food you really should visit this restaurant.

Thank Nzamayoa
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We arrived late on Tuesday night around 9PM And they prepared our food rapidly Starting the meal with an amazing vegetable appetizer compliments of the house, yummm! The seafood curry, tandoori lamb chops, and the masala chicken were all incredible! Brought back memories of our trip to London known for its Indian cuisine. Not to mention the Nam...we had three... More 

Palmdale, California
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20 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Voted the best Indian restaurant in Ventura. A quaint place in downtown Ventura with a nice selection of genuine Indian food. Food is really good and prices reasonable. Have dined here several times and really enjoy it.

Thank mikesQ7787RR
Ventura, CA
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I don't write reviews too often about a restaurants but I love Taj in Downtown Ventura. I go there for a lunch. Food is fresh and tasty. I would recommend it to a friends.

Thank EmaVentura

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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
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Indian, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: 805-652-1521

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