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57 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4954
617 5472757
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 11:00 pm
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Sarnia, Canada
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117 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We went out for dinner around 9 pm on a Saturday and were having trouble finding a restaurant with a table. We saw this place upstairs and decided to give it a try. We got one of the last tables, but no view of the square. The restaurant had a good atmosphere and nice service. We ordered the dal makhini,... More 

Thank Erin B
Toronto, Canada
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2016

This restaurant offers an extensive menu. The food is excellent. I can't recommend it enough. Service is terrific. The value is exceptional. On the day I visited there was no air conditioning in the middle of a heat wave. But the food made it worth staying.

1 Thank Pam R
Boston, Massachusetts
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136 reviews
89 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

On the second floor, this restaurant has big glass windows that look out on JFK St. and so-called Winthrop Square (the postage-stamp sized park near Peet's and Grendel's). Lots of natural light. We went for the buffet lunch. In addition to salad, naan and pakoras, there were three vegetarian entrees in the mix. I found the seasonings fine but boring,... More 

1 Thank CliffHugger
Gurgaon, India
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016

while i was studying at Harvard , this was one of the places i visited frequently to have some delicious Indian food , the good thing is that you can place the order late at nights and then pick it up. since we were students and had a valid student id we get a student discount in this restaurant.

1 Thank Mayank1609
Westfield Center, Ohio
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101 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 27, 2016

We ate here while visiting Harvard. The buffet was delicious and the buffet price of 13.95 (8.95 for tweens) was reasonable. This restaurant is highly recommended.

1 Thank jlormeau
Stavanger, Norway
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 11, 2016 via mobile

Read lots of good things about this & it's location. Location is indeed central but decor and ambience is dated with brown /cream tablecloths & a random assortment of flooring. The piped music reminds you it's an Indian though there is no attempt at room or table decor -(not even the normally predictable table candle!) - so a little soulless... More 

1 Thank nasol
Recife, PE
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223 reviews
153 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 543 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2016

We had been there a few time before there was a fire incident in the restaurant. The restaurant was thereafter closed for some time. We always liked the Indian Vegetarian food there. We recently Visited and were happy to see full scale working. We ordered the following food- Nargisi Malai Kofta Maharaja Dal Makhani Bread Basket We were satisfied with... More 

1 Thank SadhanaRakesh
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164 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 115 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2016

Came here with 5 others for the buffet lunch. The setting is slightly upscale and there is a lot of natural light due to corner second floor location and lots of glass. The food was about what one would expect for a decent Indian restaurant serving Americanized food. I did appreciate that the pakora were gobi (cauliflower) which is my... More 

Thank mojave_ben
Wilmington, Delaware
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2016 via mobile

The food was fabulous! The samosa were great, and we also had the kebabs. Both were great appetizers. Then we had curries and they were excellent. I especially loved the flounder curry...very good! The service was also excellent and the atmosphere and restaurant were very nice. A very good dining experience.

Thank susiemwj
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11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2016

We had enjoyed Maharaja in previous years. Not this time. Service was chaotic and poor. Restaurant was half empty when we arrived but we still had to flag down a waiter after sitting for a long time. When we were done, I eventually had to go to bar (where all staff were furiously making drinks) to get our bill. Worst... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$30 - $30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
11:30 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4954
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: 617 5472757
The Maharaja located in Cambridge, Massachusetts serves authentic Indian cuisine in a stunning setting, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a beautiful park in bustling Harvard Square.

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