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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

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574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
+1 805-652-1521
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  • Excellent70%
  • Very good22%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Open Now
11:30 am - 10:00 pmAll hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Both the staff and the place were amazing. The food was really good, great experience we will repeat.

1  Thank Antoni B
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The vegetarian entrees on the buffet can best be described as bland, all four of them and $10.99 is too much for this. They only have white basmati rice on the buffet. The have only one bathroom.

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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

not a big fan of spicy food, and still i could get what i wanted and be mild. Loved the food, the place, the various perks we got

1  Thank nocturne27p
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

SI always thought that this type of food would set my stomach on fire, but I was wrong it was very tastie and had wonderful flavo So if I can do it so can you..........

Thank William B
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Considering that Indian food is my favorite delicacy...the Taj is good. Well we r not in India:) You will not go wrong to order the buffet. Price is right. Atmosphere is wonderful! The owner is usually around and he is so very pleasant which sets...More

1  Thank Ashbecker1
Reviewed August 11, 2017

I have been going to Taj for over a decade. They have the most delicious Indian buffet. Their iced tea is the most aromatic with it's spice blend and cream.

1  Thank Theadora P
Reviewed August 9, 2017

We took our family of five to the Taj Cafe for a family celebration. Upon our entrance the staff eagerly greeted us like royalty and quickly accommodated our family (no reservations made). Eating at an Indian cuisine, we had no idea what to expect. The...More

1  Thank ishki12
Reviewed July 22, 2017 via mobile

Just great! Good service, good food. I Highly recommend it. I had chicken masala and they embellished it with extra care for my wishes however I wanted it served. I recommend medium spicy with the rice.

1  Thank coffmanh
Reviewed July 18, 2017

Atmosphere is lovely and comfortable. The service is excellent. All of the flavors in the dishes are delicious. We started with Samosas, had the nan, cauliflower frankie, rice, yogurt, ice teas and one of the many chicken dishes. All good. We will go back.

2  Thank kariedi
Reviewed July 10, 2017

If you want the Best Indian food in Ventura I recommend the Taj on Main St. The food is fresh and very authentic. The Lamb dishes are so awesome as well as the chicken Marsala

1  Thank Spyder42
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Large groups, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children
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: +1 805-652-1521
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