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“Fantastic service, great food.... worth calling ahead!” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Royal Taj

Royal Taj
Ranked #1 of 252 Restaurants in Columbia
Certificate of Excellence
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Restaurant details
Good for: Business meetings, Families with children, Romantic, Large groups, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Late Night, Brunch, Dinner, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Baltimore, Maryland
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50 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
“Fantastic service, great food.... worth calling ahead!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2013

My wife and I have gone to this restaurant several times for dinner (with and without friends). The food has always been good, but the service is really what keeps us coming back. The staff remembered us on our second visit and always make a point to make us feel welcome; almost like a friend.

I can't say that I was ever a fan of Indian food, but it's not hard to find something tasty on the menu. Great appetizers, entrees and interesting deserts. Drink selection isn't the most expansive, but we've never gone thirsty.

Advice: CALL AHEAD!! Every time we've gone there (during the week, Friday nights, weekends) it is always busy with a line of people waiting. Times that we've forgotten to call ahead, we've had to wait approximately 30-45 minutes. The dining room is small and waiting area even smaller. So, call ahead.

  • Visited September 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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  • English first
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English first
Stockton, California
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35 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
“Great experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2013

I took my wife to Royal Taj for our anniversary. I had heard good things but we had never been there before. The meal was delicious and was definitely the best Indian food, I have had in the area. Even better than the food was the service, we felt welcomed from the moment we walked in. The waiters were extremely attentive and helpful. My wife was offered an extra glass of wine on the house and we were brought a small dessert at the end of our meal. Overall, it was a great experience and we will surely return.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 4 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank ShawH
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Valrico, Florida
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99 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
“Wonderful experience”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013 via mobile

Royal Taj is the best Indian restaurant in the area. The food was wonderful and delicious. The service was exceptional and our order came out very quickly. The atmosphere and environment was very cozy and nice. We were even offered a glass of wine on the house for having to wait longer than 20 mins on a friday night. But the hospitality of Bindha Singh was what made the experience the best. He made you feel welcome and like an old friend. My wife and I will definitely be back. One of our new favorite places in Columbia.

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Columbia, Maryland
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136 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
“Always excellent”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

Wonderful food in a local strip mall. Excellent service. Everything fresh and well prepared. Welcoming to new and old guest alike. Lunchtime buffet delightful.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 3 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Steve E
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97 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“OMFG!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2013 via mobile

This place hands down AWESOMESAUCE. Service unreal. They comped us stuff even though absolutely nothing was wrong and everything was extra perfect.

Everything's great. My personal favorite, murg makani (butter chicken) is some of the best I've ever had

Very busy. What a terrific surprise in this Comumbia strip mall.

  • Visited October 2013
    • 5 of 5 stars
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1 Thank Rahdim M
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