The Blue Taj
The Blue Taj

The Blue Taj

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebluetaj.com/
  • Phone: (704) 369-5777
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from The Blue Taj
Located in Ballantyne Village, The Blue Taj is a groundbreaking restaurant serving Indian Cuisine and a much needed and welcome addition to Charlotte’s dining scene. The Décor at The Blue Taj is chic and modern, yet very cozy and eclectic. There are four themed dining areas to keep the excitement going for each time you visit. A chic wine cellar also graces the floor of the restaurant where vast and popular selections of wines are stored in a good temperature and humidity controlled environment. The Bubble Bar is open nightly to fix your craving for exciting combination of both signature and innovative cocktails and refreshingly sparkling and other popular wines by the glass. The Blue Taj is also a lunch destination in a very popular location. The ample selections of lunch offerings are sure to please business and mainstream diners alike. The Blue Taj is also available for private events and parties of various sizes.
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The Blue Taj reviews from OpenTable diners
46 reviews since July 31, 2014
Overall Rating4.6
  • Food4.8
    Service4.3
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
fit for foodies (28)neighborhood gem (21)good for groups (17)great for outdoor dining (12)special occasion (10)great for lunch (10)romantic (8)great for brunch (5)kid-friendly (3)notable wine list (3)hot spot (2)late-night find (1)Show More
  • Newbie to Blue Taj
    OutofstatevisitorsVIP
    Dined on 11/26/2014
    This was our first time at Blue Taj, and the overall experience was good; we would recommend it to others. We were disappointed by the slow service at the beginning, but it did get better. My husband and I both think this is the best Indian food we have had in Charlotte so far. We particularly liked the naan bread; it was baked to perfection.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Our anniversary
    eastwestmom
    Dined on 11/17/2014
    It was our anniversary and I had mentioned it when making the reservation on Open Table. We were greeted at the door with well wishes for our special day and after a delicious meal, they surprised us with a beautifully decorated cake slice and additional well wishes by the wait staff. We highly recommend this gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian food in town
    ShropUSCVIP
    Dined on 11/14/2014
    Spicy Goan is delicious and naan is out of this world
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Rekindled Memories
    eatToPerform
    Dined on 11/7/2014
    I was surprised by my experience at Blue Taj. Maybe it was my own ignorance, although I was not expecting the food to be so authentic. The servers had impeccable professionalism and knowledge. The food, astoundingly flavorful, came out quicker than I imagined given my reservation at 8:15 p.m. I will certainly be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, hot spot, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Best Indian food around
    ShropUSCVIP
    Dined on 10/29/2014
    Spicy Goan is great. Can get as spicy as you want. Complimentary dessert at lunch is nice as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Dining Experience
    Csullivan1106
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    I was relatively new to Indian food so I was a bit apprehensive going in. However the food was fantastic, service was attentive but not overbearing, and the garlic Nan...amazing. The thing that teally impressed me was the spices in the dishes gave it a kick, but didn't overpower the taste. Go eat here today.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian food in town
    ShropUSCVIP
    Dined on 10/16/2014
    Spicy Goan is phenomenal. Great lunch prices. Naan is Delicious as well
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for lunch
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent food
    Maharao
    Dined on 10/15/2014
    While the food has shifted a bit from authentic toward "fusion", it remains very good and some of the best Indian food in Charlotte. Not a bargain, but a good splurge. Noisy (especially if you are near a table with children) and a bit dark (and the menu is not designed for readability in low-light conditions). On balance, highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food, service very slow
    LuLuVIP
    Dined on 10/11/2014
    This was our 4th visit and we love the food, but the service is always mediocre at best. They always seem to be severely understaffed. I wish they'd improve the service, then they'd have a great establishment.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian Delight
    Cherryames1949VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2014
    We arrived after our movie and started with assorted appetizers. They are consistently good and a great way to start. I went on to order the lamb saag and my friend had the chicken korma. Both were perfectly seasoned and delicious. The service is always great. The servers are friendly and professional but never intrusive. I love this restaurant. The food, the service and the location all combine to make this a perfect dining experience. I never miss an opportunity to dine here.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, great for outdoor dining, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great food!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 9/5/2014
    Really enjoyed our 2nd meal. Asked for extra spicy & it was perfect. Loved the music too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ballantyne gem!
    Sharrol
    Dined on 9/1/2014
    Great experience. The staff is very helpful regarding suggestions for those not familiar with Indian cuisine. The food was fabulous.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Always Solid
    dinesalotVIP
    Dined on 8/30/2014
    A bit pricvey for the dishes you get, but, always tasty and the service is good, albeit, a bit slow at times when they are busy. Still, we always enjoy dining here.
    Special Features:
    good for groups
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Delicious as always!
    TheSuz
    Dined on 8/29/2014
    Once again, we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and our experience at Blue Taj. We took out-of-town company there and they loved it as well. One of them said she thought it was the best Indian food she had ever tasted.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 8/24/2014
    A little hard to find inside a multi-building shopping mall but worth the effort. Excellent Indian food, interesting selections and good choices for vegetarian/vegans. We don't live in Charlotte but had to meet someone at the airport and found this place somewhat by accident but will go back again when in town.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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  • Delicious
    RosieVIP
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    Always good. Brought a Middle Eastern friend from out of town, and she agreed that it was delicious!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Delicious
    Delicious
    Dined on 8/22/2014
    A friend of mine took me to the blue taj last week and I had to bring my fiancé back this week. The food is delicious, we cleaned our plate sopping every last drop of sauce with the delicious naan. The service is also very good. You won't be disappointed. Afterward we saw the movie 100 Foot walk which made us appreciate the culinary talents of the chef at blue taj even more.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Best Indian Food
    Cherryames1949VIP
    Dined on 8/20/2014
    The Blue Taj never disappoints. The service is great. All of the servers are knowledgeable and helpful. The food is always delicious and done to perfection. I had the chicken tikka and my friend had chicken korma. Both dishes were wonderful!
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, 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.
  • consistently on the mark
    maddog
    Dined on 8/15/2014
    Best Indian cuisine in Charlotte area with great options for meat eaters and vegetarians. Favorites include the Saag Paneer and the cauliflower appetizer.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    RosieVIP
    Dined on 8/9/2014
    Our 2nd time and it won't be our last! Soooo good! Seafood with a coconut sauce and Lamb with a spicy sauce, incredible. Drinks could be better and a little stronger for the price.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since July 31, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.7
    • Food4.8
    • Ambiance4.4
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 218 reviews are from the The Blue Taj reviews archive.
  • OpenTable Diner Since 2007VIP
    Dined on 7/27/2014
    This dinner was better then most nights @ the BT. For whatever reason, service was up to par and food was outstanding. It was a Sunday night too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent Sunday Buffet
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 7/20/2014
    Excellent Sunday buffet as always...best in town, consistently good.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, great for outdoor dining, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent excellent Indian food
    zoltocVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2014
    We have dined at Blue Taj on multiple occasions and have very much enjoyed the food and service every time. They have an excellent grading scale for spiciness and when you ask for 5 (hottest), they provide a 5, unlike some restaurants who don't believe the customer means 5. Similarly, their milder heat is accurate. The chicken tikka masala is uniformly good and consistent as is the lamb rogan josh. I had the chili chicken appetizer and it was excellent. Very flavorful.
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  • Blue Taj was great
    LuvIndian
    Dined on 7/18/2014
    The food was delicious. The four of us loved what we asked. It is a little pricey so we don't come as often as we'd like to.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Indian
    RosieVIP
    Dined on 7/5/2014
    We are new to the area and were looking for a good Indian restaurant. Blue Taj was great! Quaint, maybe a little tight, but quaint. Service was great, our server was very knowledgeable and suggested great items. Everything tasted authentic and delicious. We will definitely be back. Hoping for a few people in the bar next time. It was empty on this visit.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The Blue Taj
    Sean
    Dined on 7/3/2014
    Good food and very good staff. Staff are great at recommending items not on the menu.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Consistent...
    BDog91
    Dined on 6/30/2014
    The service was very good and the food was great! Some of the most tender chicken I have ever had. The veggie and meat based appetizers were great way to start the meal.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Wonderful menu
    QuailCornersChick
    Dined on 6/28/2014
    Great food every time and the servers are so helpful
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem, notable wine list
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Reliable
    energy49man
    Dined on 6/21/2014
    Always good quality at a reasonable price, have been there numerous times.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    jgjg
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    The food was delicious, great flavor with just the right amount of spice. The drinks we had were also very good. I can't remember the name of it, it had cucumber, mint, olives, rum and some kind of spicy pepper. I would definitely recommend to a friend. Service was very good too!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch spot
    SushiVIP
    Dined on 6/6/2014
    Great atmosphere. Management was courteous and helpful. Great spot for lunch or Sunday brunch.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, special occasion, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Indian food
    Marie
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    Best Indian Food I have ever had. Presentation is wonderful. Staff is pleasant.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, fit for foodies, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Tast of India
    Cherryames1949VIP
    Dined on 5/28/2014
    We went for dinner and had an appetizer sampler plate. Our main course was lamb saagwala and chicken korma. Both dishes were delicious with just the right amount of spice. The service was attentive but not intrusive. The food and service is consistently great.
    Special Features:
    great for brunch, kid-friendly, good for groups, great for outdoor dining, special occasion, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Saturday evening
    Gnocci
    Dined on 5/26/2014
    It was our 3rd visit, Saturday evening and we had a table outside. This time I was dissapointed about the service and the appetizer We took the non-vegetarian platter, which was mentioned as a serving for two people. It consisted of a few sligthly burnt pieces of meat and fish. We also ordered Raita and Naan bread. They served the Raita with the starter and the bread (what was much less than the last time) with the main dish. We also had to ask and wait for additional rice this time. A lot of people we waiting for their take-out, what probably is a good decision for Saturday.
    Special Features:
    great for outdoor dining, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great, again
    RyanVIP
    Dined on 5/3/2014
    My wife and I frequently eat here and it is consistently great. This is the best Indian food in the Charlotte area and the service is great.
    Special Features:
    Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian gem
    Cherryames1949VIP
    Dined on 4/23/2014
    We started with a variety appetizer plate. Each piece is a delight. Our entrees were wonderful. The lamb saagwala and the chicken korma were delicious. The service is always superior. It is one of my favorite restaurants.
    Special Features:
    Great for Brunch, Kid-Friendly, Fit For Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Romantic, special occasion, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Great Indian food
    JMEats
    Dined on 4/11/2014
    We always love eating here. The staff is friendly and they go out of their way to help you. They'll even make a special dish to suit your needs!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Disappointing
    IndianFoodieVIP
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    As Indian food lovers, this did not live up to our expectations in any way. At first, our waiter was good but was constantly rushing us to put in our order. Once we did, we never saw him again until we received our check. We had the back waiter bring us our food and refill our drinks and rice. When he did drop off the check about 15 minutes after our food was cleared, he was on the telephone and offered us no interaction. It was terrible service. As far as the food, the spice levels were completely off and the food was very bland which is hard to say at an Indian restaurant. Overall it was one of the most expensive Indian restaurants we have been to and the worst experience both with service and food.
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  • Spicy with great Naan!
    CLTReviewerVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2014
    Had a business dinner at Blue Taj. First the bad, the bar area is a joke! BUT it's the food that one goes for at Blue Taj! The selection of Indian Food is good where the spice was right on! The garlic naan is spot on with yogurt side is a meal by itself! The service is a little confusing since diners do not have a committed server, all waiters are attentive to the tables; good and bad. Overall it's a good Indian Food place that is priced well considering the items you gets. The portions are just the right size. Caution! Bring breath mints since the garlic can be harsh after the meal, HA!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Incredibly friendly & knowledgeable
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004VIP
    Dined on 3/30/2014
    Incredibly friendly & knowledgeable staff. Great flavors!!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.