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“Excellent food & service- highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Maharaja

Maharaja
Ranked #22 of 136 Restaurants in Herne Bay
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Asian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Dining on a budget, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Excellent food & service- highly recommended”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 1, 2013 via mobile

I was given a recommendation to come here and I have to say, we were not disappointed. Firstly the restaurant has been furnished to a very high standard. It's also nice to see that the tables have been spaced out when clearly more could have been squeezed in, as is the case in many Indian restaurants.
The food is the best I have eaten outside of India. The menu is noticeably different to the norm and the variance of the dishes is a major plus point. The dishes were all quality and full of taste. The wines we had were also very good and great value.
The service was extremely good from the moment we walked in and the owner spoke with us on a few occasions. The staff were keen to recommend dishes and were quick and efficient and in good humour. The atmosphere was extremely good in the restaurant all night.
For the food on offer the value was superb, I was pleasantly surprised when the bill arrived.
This is by far the best indian I have been to for a while and we will definitely return - highly recommended

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Kent, England
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19 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
“Happy New Year”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 31, 2012 via mobile

We paid our first visit to this new Indian at the old Bandstand last night (New Years Eve). We were just collecting a take away but the staff were gearing up for a busy night ahead. We always order our curies from The Shad but someone recommended we try here. We were not disappointed. Despite all being busy preparing for the busy night ahead all the staff were attentive and polite. When we left the man who looked to be in charge (may have been the owner) shook our hands & wished us a Happy New Year. Little touches like that DO matter. As for the food..... Without a doubt the best curry we have had to date. We will definitely rerun, probably for the Sunday buffet. What a good idea that sounds, to be able to try different dishes that you wouldn't risk trying if you were ordering as your main meal.

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London, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
“Very Good”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 29, 2012

Had a great Meal, friendly staff, great location. Best Indian in Herne Bay. Newly opened, very atractive restaurant. If you want somewhere to take someone special in Herne Bay then this is definatly the place.

  • Visited December 2012
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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“New and gorgeous”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 24, 2012

Our first visit to this new restaurant was a delight. The food was different to the "usual" fare offered in most Indian restaurants and delicious. The waiter offered suggestions of food combinations which were perfect. We will return. Another gem in Herne Bay.

  • Visited December 2012
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Herne Bay, United Kingdom
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“A curry house with class”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 22, 2012

My fiance and I took my parents here as a thank you and we were not disappointed. In fact we had our expectations surpassed. We knew it wasn't going to be cheap but even upon entering The Maharaja and being greeted by very attentive staff we knew it was worth it. On a cold Winter's night it was the perfect treat. Delicious food. We were served complimentary starters and the waiters were very helpful. The owner even talked to us himself and quite clearly is very involved with the running of the place. He has made great use of the space and we were very impressed with the meals and service. The duck especially went down a storm!!! Definitely try this place, can't wait to see what they do with it in the summer!

Visited November 2012
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