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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

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574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

My wife and I enjoyed a delicious late afternoon lunch at the Taj. The staff was very courteous and the food was excellent.. We shall go back again when we return to Ventura. On the main street close to all the great Ventura shops.

Skovde, Sweden
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4 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Super Indian experiense! Super Indian tastes! Super, super service! Super replete! Super satisfied! We had the lamb suffron and a curry and coconut lamp (todays offer), and Indian lager and ale to this. And on top of this, it's really worth it's price. Thank you!! 😎

Thank 256michael
Chatsworth, CA
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The Indian food was pretty much ordinary - perhaps that's the best you may expect in this area. I reviewed the TripAdvisor and selected this restaurant but I probably will not visit this restaurant again if I am in this area..

Thank JMehta41
Paris, France
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have eaten Indian food all over the world and this is one of the very best. The flavours and textures are amazing, the service and attention to detail is outstanding. I cannot recommend this restaurant more, it is just brilliant. You must make time to eat here!

Thank Nick M
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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90 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I'm used to eat a lot of Indian food and traveled in India few months ago and this restaurant definitely serves typical and excellent Indian food. I ate a Dal (10$) and my girlfriend ate a Curry Combo and both were very good. The service is excellent too, they offered us some onion pakoras as starters!

1 Thank Gross D
Ventura, California
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8 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I've been meaning write a review for this wonderful little quirky restaurant for a while now. Delicious and a good variety of Indian cuisine, reasonably priced for the area, and great service. I had only had dinner and take out until recently when I went there during their lunch buffet. All of it is awesome.

1 Thank Heesoo F
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Came here with my family for my dad's birthday dinner recently and we had an amazing time! The ambiance is truly one of the best parts of the experience. The Indian food here is one of the best I've ever had. Definitely a big plus for my parents who love that kind of stuff!

1 Thank John S
Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
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29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I needed a late dinner and chanced upon the Taj Indian restaurant in High Street, Ventura. I was made very welcome and was served a beautiful curry with all the trim.mines that was just thoroughly enjoyable. I cannot recommend this restaurant enough. Visiting Ventura, you must have a meal at this restaurant. Many thanks again.

1 Thank Jonny M
Oxnard, California
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I come here for the buffet and special occasions for dinner.The food is extra special. I could never get tired of it. I enjoy the vegan selections and they also have gluten free options too.

1 Thank Patti B
Morro Bay, California
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85 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2016

We had a great buffet lunch while my husband was in town for a business meeting. We saw the sign in front of the restaurant and decided to give it a try. We were pleasantly surprised with the great service and the many variety of dishes. Everything tasted fresh and authentic. The servers were attentive and friendly. The naan was... More 

1 Thank mags5252

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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
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special occasions, Romantic, Families with children, Dining on a budget, Business meetings
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?