We just had dinner there tonight. Even without comparing with the excellent indian cuisine you find in the UK, The Curry sauce jars from Coles or Woolworth taste more authentic than the food served at the Taj.
Our suspicion was raised as soon as we ordered. We asked for peshwari naans, only to be told they had run out and would not have any until next week! It just reflects the overall quality of the place. Our main dishes were served 5 minutes after we ordered. To some, this will be a positive, but when you claim to produce authentic cuisine, it should take a little more than 5 minutes to put this together. The taste just confirmed our suspicions. My chicken palak ( marinated with Indian spices and cooked in a curry made with pureed fresh English spinach, nuts, coriander..... Really??) looked and tasted like pieces of chicken thrown into defrosted chopped spinach with some tomato cubes. So tasteless it is laughable. The chicken tikka masala was no better...
$60 for 4 popadums, mixed pickles ( even the raita was out of a jar), our 2 mains, plain naans, and 2 beers... Reasonably priced if you are just looking for quantity... Extortion for something you could make at home and better!
The only positive is the service. Very friendly and welcoming, without being too much.
Shame the same customer-friendly attitude isn't applied to making the food taste as it should.
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