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The Blue Taj
The Blue Taj

The Blue Taj Details

  • 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. Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Best Indian cuisine in Charlotte area with great options for meat eaters and vegetarians. Favorites include the Saag Paneer and the cauliflower appetizer."
    Dined on 8/15/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 8/9/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/27/2014
  • "Excellent Sunday buffet as always...best in town, consistently good."
    Dined on 7/20/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/19/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/18/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 7/5/2014
  • "Good food and very good staff. Staff are great at recommending items not on the menu."
    Dined on 7/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 6/30/2014
  • "Great food every time and the servers are so helpful"
    Dined on 6/28/2014
  • "Always good quality at a reasonable price, have been there numerous times."
    Dined on 6/21/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 6/14/2014
  • "Great atmosphere. Management was courteous and helpful. Great spot for lunch or Sunday brunch."
    Dined on 6/6/2014
  • "Best Indian Food I have ever had. Presentation is wonderful. Staff is pleasant."
    Dined on 5/31/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/28/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 5/26/2014
  • "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. "
    Dined on 5/3/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/23/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 4/3/2014
  • "Incredibly friendly & knowledgeable staff. Great flavors!!"
    Dined on 3/30/2014
  • "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!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "This is my 3rd time here. I'll definitely be back!!!"
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 3/11/2014
  • "Loved the cauliflower app and the scallops were outstanding! Oh and you must get the bread!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We always enjoy new restaurants. This one was nice. Very good Indian food. Friendly staff. Overall a very positive experience."
    Dined on 3/5/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "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."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "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!"
    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."
    Dined on 2/1/2014
  • "Amazing food, ambiance was great too. The service staff was great but the hostess really need help. They lost several reservations, including mine. We ended up sitting on the side n it was freezing by the window. While I was waiting to be seated they offered that those tables to folks that didn't have a reservation. Why would I have to sit there when I planned ahead? They just really need to get it together at the hostess stand. Again, I would go back because the food was amazing and service staff was great."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "If you happen to be a fan of Indian / Curry dishes - then Blue Taj is definitely worth a visit. My experience there, with a British business colleague, was very good. The service was prompt without being rushed or pushy. The staff were willing to modify dishes to accommodate ones own taste and preferences for levels of spiciness. The quality of both meals was exceptional. The one downside to the evening is that Blue Taj doesn't offer any beers on draught. My colleague commented that the Kingfisher (in the bottle) didn't taste much like Kingfisher to him."
    Dined on 1/21/2014
  • "Another great dinner at the Blue Taj. Our appetizer sampler was tasty and just enough. I had the lamb entree and my friend had the chicken entree. Both dishes were done to perfection. The service is attentive and friendly. We love eating here."
    Dined on 1/16/2014
  • "Food is fantastic! if you know your Indian food you can order off menu and if you're new to the cuisine the wait staff gives great suggestions."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "Have been dining air Blue Taj every month since moving to Charlotte five months ago. The service, food and quality are excellent."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "I have always been impressed with the food and ambiance at Blue Taj, and this was my first time trying their Sunday lunch buffet. I would definitely recommend it to anyone! There is a wide selection of appetizers, main entrees and dessert. I almost always order the chicken tikka masala and the buffet presented an excellent opportunity to sample their other dishes."
    Dined on 1/5/2014
  • "We had a wonderful experience. From the moment we were greeted warmly, sat immediately and our server was incredibly welcoming but also extremely knowledgeable. He recommended a wonderful cocktail based on my description of what I would like. He asked us what combination of foods we would like and adjusted our spices accordingly! We had the most amazing dishes, when we wanted a certain vegetable in one dish he was gracious and said no problem we can do that! We felt like we were being treated like special guests!!"
    Dined on 1/3/2014
  • "We simply love the Blue Taj. We have become regulars and highly recommend it to our friends."
    Dined on 1/2/2014