Taj of India
Taj of India

Taj of India

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.tajofindia.com/
  • Phone: 202-965-4266
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Takeout
  • Private Party Facilities: Please contact for more information.
  • Private Party Contact: Shah Mia 202-262-1332

Getting there

  • Public Transit: Foggy Bottom Metro
  • Parking: Street Parking
  • Parking Details: Four Seasons Hotel has parking.
A word from Taj of India
Welcome to Taj of India, offering superb Indian cuisine. Experience our chef's special Dumpakht dishes: Chicken, Lamb, Seafood and Vegetarian!
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Taj of India reviews from OpenTable diners
24 reviews since May 6, 2014
Overall Rating3.7
  • Food3.8
    Service3.8
  • Ambiance3.5
    Noise LevelModerate
80% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (10)fit for foodies (7)great for lunch (4)romantic (4)great for outdoor dining (3)late-night find (2)special occasion (2)good for groups (2)great for brunch (1)scenic view (1)kid-friendly (1)hot spot (1)Show More
  • Overpriced, mediocre food
    EPendle
    Dined on 8/27/2014
    Our server barely had a pulse, and was not helpful at all when I asked him for suggestions. My vegetable curry cost $12 and contained carrots, peas, celery, and a few pieces of yellow squash. I won't be returning any time soon.
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  • Good Indian Food
    TrevbowVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Nice spices and flavours but the chicken madras should have been a bit more tender. Service was attentive and just right. Have been here before and will come again.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food friendly service
    DhruvVIP
    Dined on 7/22/2014
    Always love going here. Food is consistent and servers are friendly.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian food in DC
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/21/2014
    I love this restaurant. Every time I go I leave full and happy. The service is great , always quick and friendly. The food is phenomenal.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Armavirumquecano
    Dined on 7/7/2014
    Outstanding, unobtrusive service. Great location. Excellent food. Nice ambience. I'd definitely go back again.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 6/27/2014
    Food was great. Our lunch was a little slow in coming. Would definitely go back.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    had dinner on a friday night when other reservations were hard to get. Not sure why that was not the cae here. The food was some of the best we have had anywhere!! Service was quick and attentive and the place was reasonably busy but did not seem overly crowded. There are about 1/2 dozen outdoor tables, but all were full whenjh we got there. Woudl have been nice to sit out there!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Exceptional service and food
    ChicagoTraveler
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    If you like a large Indian menu and really good service I would highly recommend Taj of India. My water glass was never empty. The food came timely, we were checked on consistently and everyone was friendly. They had both big and small tables going but everyone was promptly responded to when they needed something. More importantly the food was very good and there was a diverse wine list. We ate at 5 different places over 3 days while attending a Georgetown graduation and Taj was by far our favorite.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 16 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 6, 2014
    • Overall Rating3.6
    • Food3.6
    • Ambiance3.4
    • Service3.7
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 151 reviews are from the Taj of India reviews archive.
  • Avoid this restaurant!
    JBKROOSTER
    Dined on 4/20/2014
    This restaurant has a good location and a large menu. Unfortunately it has very poor service. The waiters are few and very inattentive, bordering on rude. They were very slow and an ordinary dinner went painfully slowly. The tables were dirty and were dressed with paper tablecloths. Horrid ambience. There are good restaurants in the immediate neighborhood. Try them and avoid the Taj!
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  • good food, slow service
    foodfan
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    We arrived at 7:00. They took our order after 7:30. We ordered appetizers and then our entrée did not come until close to 8:30. We were a group that had much to talk about and so didn't mind the long evening so much. But if I was just there to eat I would have been very aggravated. I have to say that each time I flagged down a waiter, needed an extra spoon, asked for the check, etc. they responded promptly. The staff was pleasant.
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The waiter who greeted me
    boston1VIP
    Dined on 3/10/2014
    The waiter who greeted me at the door didn't understand English and could not make himself understood. The restaurant was empty yet I was seated next to a table of 4. As new people came in , we were all grouped so closely, people were joining each others conversations. The presentation of the food was not appetizing at all and the flavor of the biryani left quite a bit to be desired. I would recommend people walk a couple of blocks to Rasika West End and wait a few minutes for a table if they want Indian food. Skip this place
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  • The best in a while!
    Ridge123VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    I have been to Taj several times and this was the best experience yet! The food was phenomenal as well as the service!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, notable wine list, kid-friendly, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent lamb. We had a great
    Danke13
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    Excellent lamb. We had a great time and it was a really good find.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good food ,fair prices
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/23/2014
    This is one of the best Indian restaurants I have tried in DC. The food selection is good and the portions are generous for their prices. The staff is friendly and willing to accommodate customers requests. Also the selection of dishes provides a fair selection of the most famous Indian recipes
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • always delicious food in a
    CMW1
    Dined on 1/22/2014
    always delicious food in a very pleasant environment. Quiet so conversation is possible--thank you!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Great food, great service.
    Foodie427
    Dined on 12/27/2013
    Had family in from Boston & they were craving Indian so I found this place. It was my first time there. Food was delicious, prices were reasonable. Everyone enjoyed their meals & I'd definitely be coming back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Really good food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2003VIP
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    Everything we ordered was fresh, moist and delicious. Cannot wait to go back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Taj Of India
    notowles
    Dined on 12/6/2013
    I really enjoyed my dining experience at Taj. The staff was very attentive and friendly, the food was excellent, and was reasonably priced. I definitely recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for good Indian food!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Second time as good as first
    VeroniqueVIP
    Dined on 11/15/2013
    Sometimes one regrets returning to a restaurant that was fantastic the first time. Taj of India may have been even better this time. Everything was delicious. A high recommend!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our Wonderful Taj
    nick
    Dined on 11/11/2013
    My boyfriend and I have probably been here dozens of times, and are never, ever disappointed. The food comes out fast, hot and delicious 100% of the time. The service is always outstanding, before during and after our meals. We love our favorite dishes, are always awed by the reasonable prices and relaxed by the quiet, peaceful and authentic atmosphere. Taj of India is fast becoming our go-to restaurant because of it's top service, excellent food and local feel. I've also gotten it to-go! We will be coming here ourselves, and recommending it to others, as long as it lights up Georgetown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • How do they stay in business?
    Taff1963
    Dined on 9/28/2013
    Went to the Taj last Saturday night - big mistake. I had not had a good Indian meal in a long time so was looking forward to this meal with my wife. The food was very Americanized - ketchupy masala sauce for example, but what really put us off was the indifferent and inconsistent service - very arrogant!! There are just too many good alternatives in a 5 block range in any direction!
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  • Great place
    WashingtonBday
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    This place had fantastic food. Both a combination of traditional Indian food and more Americanized Indian food. Great atmosphere and VERY affordable. We got an appetizer, two servings of Naan (cheese and garlic), saag paneer, and butter chicken for about $45. This fed two people to the brim and there was enough for left overs for one for lunch.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food Variable Service
    Phil
    Dined on 9/17/2013
    Overall, not a bad experience but I must admit hard to understand the waiter. Either he could not understand English or he could not speak so we could understand him. We went here on short notice because Rasika had no openings until 9:45. They were polite but we tried to have a rice dish without raisins and walnuts and it took almost 10 minutes for him to understand what we were asking. We also then wanted the main dish without the rice but he could not understand that. We asked for Naan well done. Busboy looked at us like a deer in headlights. Basically could not speak English. Manager had to come over to understand the request. Just made the entire dinner tedious. Overall, food pretty good.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The quality of the flavors
    Bdalex
    Dined on 9/14/2013
    The quality of the flavors was outstanding, and the food on the whole was very good. The service was nice and helpful, but it was so busy it was hard to get someone's attention unless they were on top of you. We had the chicken madras, chicken makahni, and the sagg paneer.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, hot spot
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Taste!
    JBurellaVIP
    Dined on 9/7/2013
    I've had yummy Indian food, but there was something special about this place. I recommend the Peshawar Naan and anything with a tomato sauce! Beautiful and tasty!
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good for Indian standards
    Nikki
    Dined on 9/1/2013
    Food wasn't as good as I had hoped when I read the reviews, but as an Indian my expectations are pretty high. The saag paneer was good, daal makhani was a little undercooked. The kheer was like glue but the ras malai was on point.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tasteful and pleasant
    malofro
    Dined on 8/24/2013
    Nice attentive service and your classic Indian fare. The food was all well prepared and very flavorful.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Welcoming
    Trish
    Dined on 8/22/2013
    My family and I were visiting DC and wanted Indian food. Taj was the top rated Indian restaurant in Georgetown so we tried it. We were running late and they called to see if we were still coming. When we got there, tired and hot, the maitre d' was waiting outside and was so warm and welcoming. My husband and I have four young boys and the waiter could not have been nicer, making a special dal dish for the kids and giving them extra drinks at no charge. The food was delicious and very affordable.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelCannot Recall
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Taj of India is the BOMBai
    JDuBz
    Dined on 7/27/2013
    For my first time experiencing Indian food, I can't say enough good things about Taj of India. The service was incredible without being overbearing. The ambiance was what one would expect of an indian restaurant. We had a very helpful server who helped both me and my friend choose a dish that would suit us without having any prior experience with Indian cuisine. Though I may not have a ton of experience with Indian food, I can say that the Lamb Vindaloo was incredible and not too spicy. The Naan was wonderful as well in both the regular and garlic varieties. I expect the best in Georgetown. This restaurant fits the bill.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and knowledgeable staff
    foodlover
    Dined on 7/23/2013
    I went with people who love Indian food and are quite picky about a good Indian restaurant so I was mildly nervous having never been myself. Everyone in the party loved it. The atmosphere was perfect and our table was right by the huge glass window that brightens up the space so we had a great view of the outside as well. The service slightly slow, but I think it was intentional to allow us to enjoy our meal and not feel rushed. The food was hot and came out all at the same time. It was an overall perfect evening. Well worth the drive to Georgetown.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 2nd time here and plan to
    CMMYAKMAN
    Dined on 7/20/2013
    2nd time here and plan to go back yet again. It's located across the street from the Four Seasons Hotel. The prices on both food and wine are less than comparable Indian restaurants in the DC area.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Very Good Indian Restaurant
    CMMYAKMAN
    Dined on 6/15/2013
    The food and location are terrific. We will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This was my second time dining
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/9/2013
    This was my second time dining at Taj of India. The food was delicious and the atmosphere was very enjoyable. The staff is very eager and provided excellent service.
    Special Features:
    romantic, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another great experience
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 5/3/2013
    We've been to this restaurant twice for dinner over the last few months. Both time the food and the service has been excellent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Real indian cuisine.
    MabelVIP
    Dined on 4/30/2013
    After looking for excellent traditional indian cuisine for allover DC, I found it here. You have to try it.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • The samosas, naan, traditional
    LittleMac
    Dined on 4/28/2013
    The samosas, naan, traditional curry and cucumber yogurt was wonderful. The lamb dishes were very good too.
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  • Very reliable. Consistently
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010VIP
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    Very reliable. Consistently good. Can always count on being satisfied with my meal.
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  • Taj of India has set a new
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    Taj of India has set a new bar for dining experience in DC! The food was fresh and well prepared and the waiters were kind and super helpful. I've never had Indian food that good!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • I've never eaten Indian food
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/30/2013
    I've never eaten Indian food and was a little nervous. I was pleasantly surprised and would definitely go back. Service was pretty good also and the place is not that expensive.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Well prepared typical Indian
    natquebecVIP
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Well prepared typical Indian food. Brought our 4 year old and 8 year old kids and waiter recommended dishes that they all loved! We will definitely go again next time we are in D.C.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic