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Maharaja Cuisine of India

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4542 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4111
(206) 935-9443
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12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Sat 12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 11
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 stars
I eat here too much

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed July 22, 2015
Erin H
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SEATTLE
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago 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 :)

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Thank mzblueiz
Seattle, Washington
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars 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 !

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Thank Brooks W
Seattle, Washington
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126 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars 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.

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Thank zzzster
Seattle, Washington
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62 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank sea-mike
Seattle, Washington
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36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Laurel Z
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars 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!

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Thank Sonnichsen5
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank Erin H
Calgary, AB
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 10, 2015

We were lucky enough to stumble across this restaurant while on our way to another one. We were starving so we started off with some papadums and Kingfisher beer. The 22oz bottles are a great deal although if we had seen the great price on a bottle of Moet we probably would have ordered that instead. Papdums were served with... More 

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Thank Cowtown2015
Franklin, Wisconsin
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38 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

To begin with, our waiter was absolutely wonderful ... helping us navigate the menu to choose the dishes that would satisfy our family's different palates. I wish I would have remembered to ask his name. In any case, everyone with whom we came in contact at the restaurant was very friendly. :-) We are so happy we found this restaurant!... More 

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Thank MelindaW52
Santa Fe, New Mexico
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118 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2014

This is a great restaurant. We had delicious Goat Saag, wonderful garlic naan, and the best desserts - gulab jamun and a magnificent small dish of peach ice cream. Yes, also a delicious Hendrick's gin martini up with a twist for me. But we were the only customers there! Everyone else seems to prefer takeout. To me, that's a tragedy.... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 4542 California Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98116-4111
  • Location: United States  >  Washington (WA)  >  Seattle
  • Phone Number: (206) 935-9443

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
Open Hours
Sunday
2:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Monday
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Thursday
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Friday
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm
Saturday
12:30 pm - 9:30 pm

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