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“Enjoyable” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Le Taj Tandoori - CLOSED

Le Taj Tandoori
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Seating
Description: http://www.urbanspoon.com/r/242/1569444/restaurant/Ontario/Le-Taj-Tandoori-Timmins
Toronto, Canada
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 9, 2013

I've been to Le Taj about three times since moving to Timmins in September. The food is tasty, not the best Indian food I've had--however keep in mind that I'm using to eating home-cooked Indian food at one of my friend's houses, or going to authentic Indian restaurants in Toronto.

I've had the buffet twice, and I feel that they really do dull down the spices to fit their clientele. If you want something to taste really spicy, order it off the menu. I've had the palak paneer with garlic naan off the menu and it was delicious. The buffet could include a bigger variety of Indian food. There always seems to be perogies and friench fries mixed in with the pakoras, butter chicken, and curry.

By far, the best thing about this restaurant are the people that own this place. They are such warm, welcoming, attentive people.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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1 Thank FloatingIsland
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19 reviews from our community

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Date | Rating
  • English first
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English first
Timmins, Canada
1 review
“Delicious Food and Great Service”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 16, 2013

The food is delicious and the service is excellent. We didn’t realize the restaurant closed at 8:00 pm on Saturdays and arrived at 7:30. The owners were still happy to seat us even though the other customers were finishing up and leaving. The owners were very attentive and made sure we were enjoying our meal. We were a party of three and ordered the Vegetable Pakoras, Mixed Vegetables, Chicken Tandoori, and Goat Curry, and Naan. The portions were very large, especially for the very reasonable price, and everything was hot, fresh, and tasty. The naan and pakoras were especially good. We also received a complimentary dessert to finish the meal. The owner explained that their chef would be joining them from India at the end of the month (Feb.2013) which means they will be expanding their buffet to weekends as well as weekdays. I’ll definitely be back.

  • Visited February 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Thank l p
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Timmins, Canada
Level Contributor
22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Enjoyable”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 1, 2013

Le Taj is a nice little restaurant set in a "meat and potatoes" sort of town. The buffet selection isn't huge, but there is just enough so that you can go up twice and try something different every time.

Cleanliness and service are satisfactory. I didn't have the chase down the waitress to have my water re-filled and she always had a smile on her face.

The value is hard to beat. I went for the lunch buffet and it was $13 with tip. Great deal!

I've eaten at several Indian restaurants in Southern Ontario and across The Pond, and I think Le Taj is very good. If I have one complaint, it's that the food in the buffet isn't spicy enough. However, knowing local clientele, this is not surprising. I'm sure If I ordered off of the menu and asked for something a little spicier, I would be accommodated.

Kudos to Le Taj for offering something a little different at a great price.

  • Visited January 2013
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Binky M
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Level Contributor
5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
“By far the best restaurant in Timmins”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2012 via mobile

The owners are genuinely nice people and always take the time to come by and say hello. The buffet is a lunch time favourite for my wife and I with Fridays having extra special food. (Chili chicken is a must try) The food on the menu is great and the owners are more than accommodating when it comes to adjusting the spice level ( if you like spicy ask for it). They make the best naan I have ever tried in any Indian restaurant. It's too bad more in Timmins aren't open minded enough to try it, if they were this restaurant would be number one without a doubt.

    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank 16ga
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Toronto, Ontario, Canada
1 review
“The perfect combination of amazing food and amazing people”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 16, 2012

Since opening, Le Taj has quickly become my favourite restaurant. Their food is very well priced and by far the best East Indian food I have tasted, beating out the restaurants I have tried in Toronto. If spice is what you want, they are always willing to make your food spicier and they will also accomodate for those who can not handle spice as well. Furthermore, when visiting Le Taj, there isn't a community feeling to the restaurant, there is a feeling of family and even new faces are always greeted as old friends. They take their customer service one step further with their holiday buffets, where you can also be sure to be leaving the restaurant with a little something extra.

  • Visited December 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Holli-Beth M
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