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“Great food and nice atmosphere”
Review of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Ranked #15 of 85 Restaurants in Alesund
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations
Leon, Nicaragua
Level 4 Contributor
26 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Great food and nice atmosphere”
Reviewed July 30, 2014 via mobile

I went here with three friends, and we were all positively surprised by the incredible food and the great service.
I had the Mixed Tandoori plate (nr 19, which by the way was not THAT spicy so do not worry if you are afraid of too spicy food). The dish included chicken, fish and lamb. If I go back I will definately choose the fish tandoori or another of the chicken dishes or tandooris. The garlic naan was also delicious.


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75 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Excellent food”
Reviewed July 22, 2014

In the heart of Ålesund, if you hunger for Indian (Punjabi) food, Taj Mahal is the place to go. Open air service would add to its merits.

Visited July 2014
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Seattle, Washington
Level 4 Contributor
29 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Mango chutney was to die for”
Reviewed June 19, 2014

Who would have thought Indian food would have been one of the highlights in alesund? The staff helped make suggestions and the food was wonderful. We came back a 2nd night since we had to have the chutney again.

Visited June 2014
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Hong Kong, China
Level 2 Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Good food bad service”
Reviewed March 3, 2014

Average good food, but bad service. We were advised to go upstairs after telling the waiter that we were going to have lunch. Waited upstairs, no one came to serve us, while all other guests were sitting downstairs. At last we went down and was told that lunch visitors should be sitting downstairs. We order at once as we were in a hurry. We were however served food later than those ordering after us. Not a single sorry from the waiter for mistakenly showning us to the wrong place.

  • Visited March 2014
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Sweden
Level 1 Contributor
3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Rude staff, good food, bad service and acceptable ambiance.”
Reviewed July 18, 2013

We went to this restaurant two times and we felt that service is very bad and so does the staff. First of all this is not an Indian restaurant, they are using only an Indian name. Whenever wherever in the world you go to an Indian restaurant you will always find an statue/idol/picture of Indian god Ganesha or any other Indian god. This restaurant don't have such thing.

The staff is very rude, they expect their customer to order all the food at one time or in the first order itself. This what happened with us:-

We were four people and we went for dinner, we ordered our food in first round and then after having first round of ordered food we realize that we need to order more so we did it. The second round of ordered food came after 25 minutes which was not complete, they served us only half portion of second order, we simply asked the waiter about rest of the food to that very rudely he said "We have a busy kitchen, we need to serve other tables as well, if you order something in middle of your meal then it will take some time as we need to adjust it among the other orders. This is your mistake."
We were not able to understand that was it our mistake to go to their restaurant, order food and then pay for it? Which restaurant staff speaks to their customer like this. We understand that ordering something in middle will take time but it is certainly not a customers mistake.

We also observed that they were serving some Indian wine with name Chandani to the local customers, the truth is that there is no such Indian brand of wine with name Chandani. I don't why they are fooling people in the name of Indian wine, beer and food.

  • Visited July 2013
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