We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.
The latest reviews. The lowest prices. The perfect place to shop for hotels.

“food is good but the place could use a few lights and some lipstick”
Review of Taj Express - CLOSED

No photo provided
Got a photo?
Add it.
Taj Express
Price range: $20 - $20
Cuisines: Indian
Restaurant details
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“food is good but the place could use a few lights and some lipstick”
Reviewed March 4, 2009

food is good but the place could use a few lights and some lipstick

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

7 reviews from our community

Visitor rating
    1
    3
    1
    1
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Any
English first
A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
“average indian buffet. Good value for price since there is not much else around the area. Deserts are very good though.”
Reviewed January 30, 2008

average indian buffet. Good value for price since there is not much else around the area. Deserts are very good though.

Helpful?
Thank A TripAdvisor reviewer on Facebook
This review is the subjective opinion of an individual contributor and not of TripAdvisor LLC.
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
“Great Indian Food with a price that leaves you smiling”
Reviewed August 19, 2007

There is no end to the ethnic restaurants in Dallas. Many of the best and most affordable are small family run places that seem to come and go with the same frequency and suddenness of a Texas thunderstorm. And just as you have a craving for that really great food at that little place you discovered last month, you arrive and it’s gone.

Not so with Taj Express. For the last 10 years this Lemmon Avenue eatery has been serving up some of the best Indian food in town at prices that will let you buy those concert tickets too. It is family owned and ethnically correct in the kitchen, which means you get authentic food prepared with quality ingredients.

If you are looking for the latest twist on fusion cuisine, or cutting edge food with unusual combinations Taj Express is not for you. If you want honest Indian cooking that tastes authentic, including the occasional “Oh my God that is Hot”, then you have come to the right place.

The daily lunch buffet at $5.95 features Indian mainstays and varies little in content. There is the obligatory Tandori chicken, vegetable and chicken curry dishes, Indian flat bread, Nan, dipping sauces, a non-curried vegetable offering, salad bar, fruit, and two traditional Indian deserts a mango lassi and a rice pudding, both delicious. It is a great meal for less than fast food. The 8.95 dinner buffet expands a bit on the lunch offerings adding various chicken and vegetable dishes.

What most miss, is the extensive ala cart menu that boasts a full range of Indian dishes spanning the entire cooking genre of the Indian sub-continent. Every imaginable curry is offered, from mild and delicate to smoking hot and rich. Exotic and standard vegetable dishes satisfy vegetarian palettes and provide variety to the meat dishes.

You can specify how much heat you would like to see in the spicing of curries, but beware. You can get to far out there and incapacitate your taste buds (read that, burn them off). I personally like to glow mildly, but I leave the heavy duty sweating to other diners.

The ambiance is early fast food diner style, which could do with a bit of updating, but then we are not paying for that, just for the food. After the first bite, you don’t notice the surroundings anyway, you are paying to much attention to the song being played in your mouth.

Standouts include;

So, how do we like it? Well, Taj Express has been around a long time, because they have got it right. Food is , Service is , Ambiance is , Price is $-$$, wine and beer. Takeout is available.

Helpful?
1 Thank William_Tait
This review is the subjective opinion of a TripAdvisor member and not of TripAdvisor LLC.

Owners: What's your side of the story?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing