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Maharaja Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maharajarestaurants.com
  • Phone: (414) 276-2250
  • Hours of Operation:

    Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm;
    Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Catering: With more than 16 years of experience, Maharaja has been catering an array of private events. Occasions range from birthdays, engagements, weddings and anniversaries to corporate business events and gatherings. Whether social or business choose Maharaja and add a little Indian flavor to your next event.
  • Private Party Facilities: From business events to weddings and everything in between, our Milwaukee location can provide banquet accommodation for your next event.

    Our Milwaukee location features a 2,000 square foot banquet hall which can comfortably accommodate up to 90 people. Amenities include a full bar, wait staff, buffet, dance floor, sound system with speakers and a projector/screen system.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Albion & Brady
  • Public Transit: 30 Farwell & Albion
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: Private parking lot across the street, adjacent to the restaurant.
A word from Maharaja
Derived from the ancient Indo-Aryan language of Sanskrit, Maharaja meaning "great king" features traditional Indian cuisine inspired by the most northern regions of Punjab and Rajasthan, to the more tropical southern regions of Bengaluru and Tamil Nadu. From the unique variance of our daily lunch buffet to our more distinctive a la carte menu, Maharaja will take you on a culinary journey through the largely diverse subcontinent of India. As the Maharaja"s who once reigned, you too shall experience only the finest India has to offer. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "I had been trying to get to Maharaja for about a year now and I just work down the street. I'm so happy I finally made in. The services was superb and very friendly. We enjoyed the buffet immensely and especially loved the mango ice cream. The lamb dish was much too bonny and not enough meat, but the flavor was still very good. The nan was sooooo good that I over indulged on it. I recommend adding crushed pistaccios to the bar to enhance the rice pudding...that's always a favorite of mine. I'm definitely returning very soon:)"
    Dined on 8/1/2014
  • "Great food, the nan was cooked just right, we had a korma and madras and the spice was perfect. Washed it down with a couple large Indian beers. Great food!"
    Dined on 6/20/2014
  • "We took friends here who had never been to an Indian restaurant. The evening was tremendous! Mr. Singh has raised the bar for the wait staff & it shows in the service. The food (as always) is superb."
    Dined on 5/23/2014
  • "Four of us had an excellent dinner at Maharaja. Excellent service and very good food. We particularly liked the appetizers though the main courses were also both delicious and plentiful. Our server was very attentive."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "My son is severely allergic to nuts. I told the waitress about his allergy and she assured me 3 times that our food would not have any nuts in it. Well, they put cashews in my son's dish and he suffered an anaphylactic reaction. When I told the waitress what was going on she went back to the kitchen and someone else came out- not sure if it was the owner or a manager. He said that the problem was that the chef doesn't read English. Seriously. He seemed to be able to read the rest of the order. And how is that an acceptable excuse anyway??? Unacceptable."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "I really love this place. Always a treat to eat here. Food is great, service is excellent. Only challenge was they couldn't find my Open Table reservation, probably because it was Valentine's Day."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Nice quaint place, we were worried about finding a seat on valentines day but thry sat us within five minutes .."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As one who has an affinity for Indian food I tried Maharaja. I took my wife out on valentines day. Each table was decorated with a rose an we were greeted with "happy valentines day". The selection of different foods were impressive. Also you were given the choice of degree of spice, mild, medium, etc. Not knowing this restaurant I chose mild for my dishes. They were way too over powering. I did not like the amount of heat in their dishes. To me making a dish overly spicy shows a lack of culinary skills. Anyone can make a spicy dish, but not everyone can delicately blend Indian spices to make a dish that sings in harmony. I was disappointed with the food that just screamed spices. Plus kids seated near couples! We will not be back"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We dined here before a concert at Shank Hall on a weeknight. The service was prompt and our waiter was helpful in making suggestions and offering substitutes. The food came quickly, and we both thought it was excellent. I was particularly impressed with the generous portion of meat -- had a piece with almost every bite. We were delighted to have left overs to take home so we could enjoy it again! Highly recommend for the food."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "This was the first time I dined at any Indian restaurant. The server was patient and asked the chef about any spices or preparation questions that she didn't know. I was with three friends so I had the opportunity to try several dishes and I thought they were all very good."
    Dined on 1/23/2014
  • "Would not go back, we ate here a few years back and the food was great but not any more. We should have known, the place was empty at 6:30 on a Saturday night. The service was terrible, our server forgot she had three tables in the front of the restaurant."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "The only reason I would go back is for the tasty Indian food. Otherwise, my waiter was very slow, there were employees yelling curse words at each other in the kitchen that everyone could hear, and we were sitting near a drafty door (partly Milwaukee weather's fault). The best dish that we had was the mango lamb that was a great combination of sweet and savory. If you don't mind all of the problems I encountered, at least you can enjoy the food."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "This was my wife's first experience with Indian cuisine, and she enjoyed it overall. Her dish was spicy, which she is a fan of in all cuisine, and her Indian beer was tasty as well. A heads up for a first timer here you do not want to sit by the entrance during a cold winter night."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Would not recommend this restaurant, nor will we be going back. When attempting to order drinks, the waiter was unable to tell us what type of Taj Mahal beer they had (they are sold in India with either a red or blue label signifying two different types). After waiting for 15 minutes for our drinks, another waiter finally stopped over asking if we had been helped and gave us water. We waited 30 minutes without our drinks or having our orders taken before we decided to leave. Right as we were deciding to leave our waiter looked at us, made eye contact, and then walked in the kitchen. It was a place we were looking forward to trying, but it turned out to be such a disappointment."
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "Wow, Im so glad I took my kids here for my birthday. My server was awesome, the food incredible, everything just perfect. I can't wait to come back, this is a definate stop on my top 5! Thanks so much."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "From the moment my date and I walked in the staff were pleasant and the smiles on their faces macaroni experience that more pleasant as the environment was warm and inviting, not to mention smelled of wonderful scents!"
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "One of, if not the best Indian restaurant in Miwaukee"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I love eating at Maharaja. The dinner menu has many choices. including vegetarian dishes and many types of naan. The serving sizes are appropriate, though I usually bring leftovers home because it is just as good reheated. Chicken Tikka Masala is my favorite dish. The dining area is low-lit making it feel more intimate even if all the tables are full. Service was well-timed and friendly."
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "Service was great! Staff was very helpful explaining what was being brought to the table each time. Extensive menu. Great wine list. Steady flow of customers entering but it was not PACKED. There was never a point where it was too loud, but people were still enjoying themselves."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "This was our first time at Maharaja, and first time my two friends had had Indian food. I'm so glad they're first experience was so positive! The food was flavorful and the spice was just right, especially for palates that were new to Indian -- we requested mild spices, and the chefs did it just right! We ordered the Fish Pakora appetizer, then the shrimp skillet from the tandoor, the vegetable jalfrezi paneer, and the chicken mango special. Slight delay from time we sat down and got menus to time the waiter came over to introduce himself, answer questions and take our order, but he was very attentive once we ordered the food. And the red sangria was awesome! I would recommend this to anyone looking for good authentic Indian cuisine."
    Dined on 10/18/2013
  • "I felt like sitting in India and having indian food.. the ambience was amazing and the food was delicious.. Chandra"
    Dined on 9/22/2013
  • "Better ambience for the cost if you like spicey you willlike this place The parking could be troublesome."
    Dined on 9/20/2013
  • "Just take not that your definition of spiciness might not match Maharaja's! I ordered my dish medium spicy, but I would have judged it to be hot."
    Dined on 9/13/2013
  • "We had an early reservation so we were taken care of promptly. We had a lot of questions about the food and our servers were very knowledgeable and gracious. The food was excellent. The Mango Mojitos were refreshing. We even tried some Indian beer after dinner. Not too keen on those, but had a large selection of wine and alcohol to meet anyone's needs. Will definitely stop again for their happy hours!!"
    Dined on 8/16/2013
  • "I celebrated my 29th Birthday their and it was amazing! Half off on bottles of wine. The service and the ambiance was amazing! Best Indian Restaurant in town! Love Maharaja."
    Dined on 8/14/2013
  • "The food was very good but the lamb was a bit too fatty. The spices were increcible!"
    Dined on 7/23/2013
  • "Perfect for a family dinner (or lunch); there were seven of us. We love Indian foods, and Maharaja probably offers the best this side of Chicago. Waitstaff is gaining experience but was attentive and paced the meal just right. We ordered from the menu and of course shared dishes. All five were very good to excellent. - jg."
    Dined on 7/22/2013
  • "Having spent time in India this year, wanted to find a restaurant that served authentic food. I was not disappointed in that, however our service was a little below expectations. The waiter was there initially very frequently but disappeared after we ordered drinks and did not return until we found someone else to ask questions. Overall, it was OK. We loved the food, but would have liked more balance in the attention of the wait staff."
    Dined on 7/12/2013
  • "A great simple Indian find on the east side. Hard to find parking, but not impossible. If you are determined or local to the area you probably know where to find parking. Between a large guest party in back along with summer-fest going on (not the fault of restaurant) it made is especially difficult to find parking. It was appreciated that they offer the ability to pick different levels of spices for customers. Not everyone can take full strength curry! Great tasting food and reasonable prices. Very friendly staff and kept a prompt and courteous manor of serving us. I would go there again without thinking about it twice for quality Indian food. Wide selection of different dish types."
    Dined on 6/30/2013
  • "I dined with three hungry men who were in the mood for Indian food. Maharaja did not dissappoint! We ordered assorted appetizers, beers, masla tea and soda, followed by the main dishes. Our favorites were the chicken curry and shrimp masala."
    Dined on 6/28/2013
  • "I found food to be tasty and spiced appropriately. It was not bland as many Indian restaurants try to make to cater to Western taste. They also make it spicy when you ask for spicy. The ambience needs an uplift for the prices charged. Service was generally fine but I was dining during weekday."
    Dined on 5/29/2013
  • "It was freezing in there and the service was extremely slow."
    Dined on 4/17/2013
  • "Great indian food and great service. We had a group of 9 people and the waiters were very attentive. Food tasted great as well. Many of the first time indian food eaters in our group loved it and are now hooked."
    Dined on 4/13/2013
  • "Great food and lots of fun. Very friendly and observant staff. Great overall experience and will go back."
    Dined on 3/9/2013
  • "Maharajah was one of the first restaurants specializing in East Indian food to open in Milwaukee, and it remains one of my favorites. The menu offers a variety of options, from both northern and southern Indian cuisines and there are daily dinner specials. The food is consistently good and reasonably priced. The lunch/brunch buffet is also good, with some of the dishes changing periodically, which is nice. The dining area is pretty spacious and tables are situated so that couples out for a special occasion and families can dine undisturbed. The staff is always friendly and helpful. Other restaurants serving Indian cuisine have opened around Milwaukee, but I always go back to Maharajah."
    Dined on 2/8/2013
  • "What a great place. Best Indian food I've ever had. We were slightly late because we couldn't get a parking spot, but we called them and they were very kind to keep our table for us. They handed out free hats and headwear for everyone to wear on New Years. It looked so cute and festive in the restaurant, it was perfect. A++++! We live an hour away, but we WILL be back! :)"
    Dined on 12/31/2012
  • "Food was very good. Took considerable time to get main entrees. The place was fairly empty when we arrived so it wasn't due to the volume of customers. Could have been more spicy. Service was very good and polite. Would visit again, but make sure the food was properly spiced for our tastes."
    Dined on 12/27/2012
  • "New to indian food, it was good but it made my stomach hurt"
    Dined on 12/22/2012
  • "Our family loves Indian food, and we agree this is the best place in Milwaukee to find it. Fresh-tasting, and as spicy as you want it, their meals are consistently delicious."
    Dined on 11/23/2012
  • "Such good food. The portions looked small when they came, but three of the four of us took half of it home! Marvelous flavors, fine service, good vibes."
    Dined on 10/6/2012