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“Maharaj prices for so so basic Indian food”
Review of Maharaj

Maharaj
Ranked #374 of 1,443 Restaurants in Petaling Jaya
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Kuala Lumpur
Level 4 Contributor
23 reviews
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“Maharaj prices for so so basic Indian food”
Reviewed July 15, 2012

Ahhh, I should have known better - an Indian restaurant in Petaling Jaya named Maharaj would serve food that come with aristocratic price tags. Firstly, lets establish the fact that Indian restaurants in the Klang Valley are notorious for their almost negligible money for value prices. The locals have just had to accept this situation. Portions are small. Indian restaurants are only generous when it comes to dishing out plain white rice and the veggies and condiments that go with the banana leaf rice set meals.


Back to Maharaj. I had a craving for Biryani rice. Maharaj had been highly recommended by an Indian friend. Since we were within the vicinity, we looked for this restaurant along Jalan Gasing. Maharaj is right on the main road - very easy to find.


The restaurant is very simple, air conditioned and clean. We ordered Biryani rice. For meat, we ordered 1 fried Maryland (drumstick + thigh), and when the waiter asked which curry we wanted, we asked for fish curry sauce (emphasing to him we didn't want the fish. Just the fish flavoured curry sauce).


The service was very slow. There was table with 6 customers who were already eating when we arrived. Then a young couple were seated at another table after we had ordered our food. Basically 10 of us. Our food came 35 mins later. And Lo and behold, they brought out fried chicken drumlet (the wing drumlet). We returned the drumlets. The waiter said no more fried Maryland. How about taking Tandoori Maryland instead? OK fine, Tandoori Maryland then.


It took another 20 minutes for the Tandoori Maryland to be ready. By then the small pot of rice and the fish curry sauce had gone cold. We asked the waiter to reheat the rice and the curry. He did so with out complaining.


The overall taste of everything was OK, not the best we've eaten. When the bill came, we were stunned. RM30.80. The Tandoori chicken Maryland was RM18+ ! The friend who recommended us here specifically said Maharaj's prices were not prohibitive. We beg to differ. We didn't feel it was worth RM30.80.


**By the way, a very good restaurant that has authentic Indian cuisine which is super fresh and consistently delicious is Lemon Garden at Shangri La Hotel on Jalan P Ramlee in Kuala Lumpur. The buffet is truly value for money. They have an impressive spread for their authentic Indian section. Ask for their garlic butter cheese naan bread, prepared by Chef Devan. The naan is sooooo soft. Their various curries are divine.

  • Visited June 2012
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“Good blend of food fron all parts of india”
Reviewed March 11, 2012

situiated i the quieter part of petaling jaya. Old bungalow with adequate parking. Good blend of food from most indian states. Good ambiance. Good place fpr family oyting

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Kuala Lumpur
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“Authentic Indian Cuisine in a lovely ambience.”
Reviewed February 16, 2012

An excellent restaurant that serves excellent Indian cuisine in a typical Indian setting. The restaurant is located in a single storey bungalow house and is rather cosy. The food tastes good and is well presented with choices from North and South India. Some of the signature dishes are also very good. Perhaps what is nice is that, if you have a request that is not on the menu, they are quite willing to accommodate. A variety of alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages are also available. If you'd like you could also dine under the stars.

  • Visited February 2012
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