The Blue Taj
The Blue Taj

The Blue Taj

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.thebluetaj.com/
  • Phone: 7043695777
  • 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
50 reviews since May 24, 2014
Overall Rating4.5
  • Food4.7
    Service4.4
  • Ambiance4.1
    Noise LevelModerate
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (27)fit for foodies (24)great for outdoor dining (22)special occasion (16)good for groups (13)great for lunch (10)romantic (10)great for brunch (9)kid-friendly (6)notable wine list (5)hot spot (3)late-night find (2)Show More
  • 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
    • Food
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious
    Rosie
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Excellent
    Rosie
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Indian
    Rosie
    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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Noise LevelModerate
    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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 26 ratings-only reviews submitted since May 24, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.4
    • Food4.7
    • Ambiance4.2
    • Service4.4
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 202 reviews are from the The Blue Taj reviews archive.
  • 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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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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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
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • 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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    • Ambiance
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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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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Favorite Restaurant
    AMS1994
    Dined on 3/29/2014
    I am not a person who likes to go back to the same restaurant. I like to try new places every time we go out. But ever since we went to Blue Taj about a month and a half ago, we've been back twice and gotten takeout once. I could eat here every week! I don't think there is an item on the menu that I would not enjoy. There were 4 people in our party the last time we went and every dish on the table was amazing. The wait staff is very friendly and extremely helpful in explaining the dishes to people who have never tried Indian food. I'd recommend it to anyone! Even people who can't handle spicy food could eat here because they allow you to choose your spice level from 1 to 5. Can't wait to eat my leftovers for lunch today!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Outstanding quant spot for dining.
    RayGee
    Dined on 3/21/2014
    This is my 3rd time here. I'll definitely be back!!!
    Special Features:
    good for groups, notable wine list, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Fantastic
    aceyjVIP
    Dined on 3/14/2014
    From the time we entered the restaurant until the time we left everything was fantastic . The food was outstanding. This is the first time we visited this restaurant and it was a little hard t find tucked away from the main drag. We are very happy that we persisted and will be back.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for outdoor dining, notable wine list, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Indian Gem
    Cherryames1949VIP
    Dined on 3/11/2014
    Went with a friend. The service was top notch and the food was delicious. I had the lamb saag and my friend had the chicken korma. The food and the service is consistently good. Blue Taj is a culinary gem in Charlotte that I visit every chance I get.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great experience!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIP
    Dined on 3/8/2014
    Loved the cauliflower app and the scallops were outstanding! Oh and you must get the bread!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice restaurant
    FoodLover
    Dined on 3/5/2014
    We always enjoy new restaurants. This one was nice. Very good Indian food. Friendly staff. Overall a very positive experience.
    Special Features:
    great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Good Food, Okay Experience
    simplyck
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    This was our second time dining at Blue Taj. The restaurant wasn't too busy at 9 PM on a Friday. The food was good, though I've had better aloo gobi in Pineville. The price was good. The service was okay. I had to stop someone walking by to get a refill on my drink. I'm not sure what happened to our original waiter, who only took our order and brought the check. Another gentleman brought our food but forgot some of it. They brought it promptly. No one checked on us. We had to ask for things. For this reason I may not return soon or will try a different night.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • SO GOOD
    Siobhan
    Dined on 2/7/2014
    Who would have thought an Indian restaurant in Ballantyne would be this good. I'd heard it was good but I was still skeptical. Now it's one of my favorite restaurants in Charlotte. I'm pretty hard to please when it comes to food being that I lived in Charleston for a year. Blue Taj was amazing though and I can't wait to go back. I know some Indian dishes however our waiter was nice enough to help us pick something. We had samosas as appetizers, chicken makhani and saag paneer as our entree with garlic naan. Also tried two Indian beers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for brunch, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • GREAT FOOD
    Mom2boys
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We go often.. but this time went on a Saturday night and had a reservation, thank goodness.. bc there was a LONG wait. FOOD and SERVICE always great!
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Food!
    CharlotteFoodie
    Dined on 2/1/2014
    We have eaten at the Blue Taj on several occasions. The food is always excellent. We highly recommend this restaurant. The restaurant is very crowded and it took a few minutes to be seated even though we had a reservation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
    • Service
    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.