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Maharaja Cuisine of India

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4542 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4111
+1 206-935-9443
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Sun 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Graham, Washington
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103 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 29, 2016

I fell in love with Indian food while living in London, but have been reluctant to try it here. My brother and I were looking for something different, a local publican recommended the Maharaja and are we glad we stopped in. We ate in the bar, because they have several tv screens and the games were on. They do have... More 

Thank drpepperi
Ashford, Washington
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46 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 9, 2016

Comfortable inside setting, but we ate outside during the West Seattle Street Fair. The restaurant was busy and limited outside seating (only during street fair) so we waited for about 25 minutes for a table. Food service was relatively quick based on the number of guests being served. This restaurant has improved over time and our meal was quite good.... More 

Thank Rainier66
Indianapolis, Indiana
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225 reviews
169 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2016

The food on the buffet was hot. However, there were not many vegetables. This surprised me. The curried goat was wonderful.. Everything else was very average food wise. The servers were amazing. Glasses were constantly kept filled. Dirty dishes were whisked away. They were helpful and unobtrusive. There is street parking.

Thank homeless-dancer
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21 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 22, 2016 via mobile

The food was excellent - I had shrimp biryani & my husband lamb vindaloo. Quite spicy - he ordered medium & was wiping sweat off him. Waiter was attentive & friendly. Drinks were potent :)

Thank mzblueiz
Seattle, Washington
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 15, 2015

Maharaja Indian Cuisine is the best Indian food we've encountered ! We would get on the ferry, enjoy the scrumptious lunch buffet at Maharaja, and happily get back on the ferry and go home. Food is consistently excellent, fresh, and authentic. The waiters are very friendly and attentive. Would highly recommend to Indian food lovers !

Thank Brooks W
Seattle, Washington
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146 reviews
94 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 19, 2015

Looks like a hole in the wall but has decent Indian food and strong drinks. The bar is large. Never had anything that wasn't good.

Thank zzzster
Seattle, Washington
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88 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 2, 2015

I was in the neighborhood and ate there. The service was ok and the atmosphere was ok. I could taste the spices sometimes individually so it seemed they were using quality ingredients. The food just did not taste good to me. I ordered twice what I could eat so I could take some home for later meal as well. I... More 

Thank sea-mike
Seattle, Washington
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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2015

We all agree on this place, my kids and I. We love the curries, the Tikka Masala, the Garlic Nan, and the Chicken Briyani. The Mango Lassi is also a favorite. We did try the desserts and were not impressed, not likely to do that again. This restaurant also has a bar in the back, so plenty of alcohol options... More 

Thank Laurel Z
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

We were so thrilled to find this restaurant, as we'd been craving authentic Indian food for some time. All the dishes we ordered were amazing. I can't wait to go back the next time we're in West Seattle!

Thank Sonnichsen5
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 22, 2015

I've traveled all over the world (never to India though) and this is some of the best Indian food I have found outside of a Borough Market in England. Their delivery usually takes around an hour but if you are in the mood to get take-out, their hidden dive bar in the back has excellent drinks and the bartender is... More 

Thank Erin H

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Open Hours
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 4542 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: +1 206-935-9443

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