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“good price & okay food” 3 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal
Ranked #10 of 46 Restaurants in Bujumbura
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Bujumbura, Burundi
Level Contributor
6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“good price & okay food”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 19, 2014 via mobile

meals are 10000 buf, quality and taste is average but I prefer it to the overpriced food less good food @ the average beach hotels. 2nd Indian restaurant tandoori has a more quiet garden but I prefer taj mahal for the quality of the food. indian masala tea with milk sugar & spices is very good.

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Date | Rating
  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
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English first
Arusha, Tanzania
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
“Good place to go for more than just Indian Food”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 7, 2013

Taj Mahal has amazingly friendly and "caring" service. The owner/manager makes certain to personally check that your needs are being met. The staff are equally welcoming and "at your service". The menu offers an enormous array of not just Indian, but Chinese and African (Burundian) cuisine, so it's a great place to go when with Burundian friends and colleagues who are not the adventurous type when it comes to food. Quality of food is pretty good (but I'm biaised, having lived in worked in many places in East and Southern Africa where excellent Indian food abounds), serving sizes are huge. Wear long shirts/trousers and take mosquito repellent, as the seating is outdoors (but very tastefully arranged). Will no doubt go back on my next trip to Bujumbura.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank ADTLilongwe
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Jefferson City, Missouri, United States
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Great Home Cooked Indian food”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 29, 2013

I went to the Taj Mahal with a few Indian colleagues. Great food. I ate the Chicken Tikka Masala. Staff was polite, especially considering we arrived at 10pm. Current ownership has owned the restaurant for two years. Would definitely eat there again and recommend.

  • Visited November 2013
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank James H
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Swindon, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
“great food and service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 3, 2013

I have eaten here on 3 occasions and the food and service has always been first class. the staff are friendly and have a great understanding of both English and the contents of the menu. Thanks

Visited November 2013
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Thank Biddlelad
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Kigali, Rwanda
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91 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 53 helpful votes
“Below average food and above average service”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2013

The food has been disappointing three out of the four times I have been to this restaurant. The time it was good was when I went for lunch. I do not know if they have a different chef for dinner and lunch but the food is very different.

There was a time when the food had a distinct taste of chlorine, we complained and the explanation was the tap water had chlorine, however the manager did try to replace the dish but we had already lost our appetite.

The service has always been good.

This is not the only Indian restaurant in Bujumbura.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Value
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
      Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Service
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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Thank Vysakh N
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