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“poor quality food”
Review of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Ranked #680 of 2,744 Restaurants in Ottawa
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Dining options: Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: The Glebe / Dow's Lake
Toronto, Canada
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104 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
“poor quality food”
Reviewed July 15, 2013

We ate lunch buffet. The stuff was not great. Pretty dated facility. food was tasteless except or their naans

Visited March 2013
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“Excellent food and atmosphere”
Reviewed May 16, 2013

I went for supper with some girlfriends last night on a whim via recommendations from restaurant review websites. It was the first time any of us had been here, and it was an excellent decision. The food was amazing and the wait staff were very attentive and very helpful. The atmosphere was really great too. We had the butter chicken, sham savera, and another vegetarian dish. All of them were amazing. I'd definitely, definitely recommend this restaurant.

  • Visited May 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great atmosphere, food very disappointing”
Reviewed March 23, 2013

We have been here many times and find the food ok but love the atmosphere as the place is consistently busy. Last night, our food was greasy and very salty. We ordered 6 dishes and everyone agreed that we are amazed at how good a reputation the food in this place has as nothing was outstanding. It has a great location compared with some other Indian restaurants that have consistently better food, which is how it can continue to be so successful. I hate to be negative as the staff are wonderfully attentive and friendly.

  • Visited March 2013
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Ottawa, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
“Consistently good food”
Reviewed March 13, 2013

Went to Taj Mahal last night and took the food to go - a convenient option for what actually is fresh, tasty food. We've been there quite a few times before, and while the food has varied, it varies between good and very good, but never any worse. Their Murgh makhani is my favourite choice - I recognise that this is often standard butter chicken, but it is not at Taj Mahal. They also have butter chicken which is as bland as it is at most places. Their Murgh makhani takes it up a couple of notches in both heat and flavour. Worth a try. The naan was particularly good, as it is consistently - they always take it directly from the tandoor to the plate (or take away bag in our case). The service was find last night. It's consistently friendly, but occasionally a bit awkward. Not an issue given the tastiness of the food!

  • Visited March 2013
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Winfield, Missouri, United States
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“Indian Food at it's best”
Reviewed February 28, 2013

Great buffet with a large selection of dishes. Lots of flavor, but could have used more spice in some items. I know they are trying to please everyone, but really, I went for the Indian food, it's meant to be spicy.

  • Visited March 2012
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