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“New Indian FAV” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine

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Taj Mahal Indian Cuisine
Ranked #814 of 1,440 Restaurants in Raleigh
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
Restaurant details
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout
RDU
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94 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
“New Indian FAV”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 1, 2012

Great Friday evening buffet! Changes somewhat week to week. Begins at 5:30 and is probably the best Indian in the North Raleigh area. Chicken dishes are very good. Great staff and not too crowded, YET. It is located back in corner of a strip shopping center near Food Lion on North Capital Blvd. Much better than the other local Indian restaurants in the area.

  • Visited July 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
      Food
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  • English first
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English first
Raleigh, North Carolina
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20 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
“Never anyone there”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 29, 2012

I have never seen more than one or two customers eating here and I wonder how they stay in business but I am glad they are here.

The place is tucked away in a corner of a shopping center and no one can find this hole in the wall. Good chance they would do much better if they moved to a better location. I live on the other side of Raleigh and have no problem driving the 15 miles one way just to eat there. I even pass several more popular and closer Indian restaurants on my drive.

The food on the buffet has always been fresh and inviting with the butter chicken being the best in town. The Samosas are probably hard to keep from drying out when they are made ahead of time on the buffet but put a little sauce on them and they are perfect.

The food on the buffet is never real spicy but I would imagine that you could order a la carte and have it made as spicy as you like.

Worth the trip!

  • Visited April 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Dennis P
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Raleigh, North Carolina
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65 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
“Cold bland buffet”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 20, 2012

I ate at Taj Mahal on a Saturday evening and was seriously disappointed. I got there a little after 6 pm and decided to try the dinner buffet.
First, I found long black hairs in my plate (possibly from the lady in front of me who was sporting quite the bushy weave). Yuck.
Every single dish, including Samosas, rice, and all the meat & veggies were soggy, cold and bland. The bread was delivered hot & fresh but also strangely lacking in flavor...garlic nan & no flavor?
The restaurant it dark & dank. I don't recommend this place...try Zayka's or Saffron.

    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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Thank BBBSTEPS
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Harkers Island, North Carolina
2 reviews
“Hot but great”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 14, 2012

very good, very hot, very healthy, buffet has big selection

Visited May 2012
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Thank Erik H
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Edenton, North Carolina
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188 reviews
177 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 102 helpful votes
“Good little hole in the wall--don't let the decor fool you.”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2011

Good and authentic. The owner was the host, waiter and chef, and the food was very tasty! Good little place for a cheap dinner!

  • Visited July 2011
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank SandSunSurf85
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