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The Maharaja

The Maharaja Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.maharajaboston.com
  • Email: sales@maharajaboston.com
  • Phone: (617) 547-2757
  • Hours of Operation: Weekdays:
    Open all day from 11:30AM to 10:00PM.
    Lunch Buffet (and a la carte lunch) from 11:30AM till 2:30PM.
    Dinner - 2:30PM-10:00PM.

    Weekends:
    Open all day from 12:00PM to 11:00PM.
    Lunch Buffet (and a la carte lunch) from 12:00PM till 3:00PM.
    Dinner - 3:00PM-11:00PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Parking: Public Lot
A word from The Maharaja
Located in a heart of Harvard Square, The Maharaja is the Top Indian restaurant in Boston/Cambridge. The Maharaja serves an authentic Indian cuisine in a stunning setting, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking bustling Harvard Square.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "The food took quite a while to come out, but the server brought us a second round of crackers. Food was very good when it arrived. Nice view of the park."
    Dined on 4/12/2014
  • "I was stunned to learn this restaurant has been in existence for four years. The food is well prepared, delicious, home style mediterranean, the prices very reasonable, the owner is onsite and accessible, the setting intimate. This past week was my first visit but I intend to frequent often. For those who scan the reviews, I dine out often both in the suburbs and Boston, This is a restaurant worth a visit."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "The service on a Saturday evening was particularly outstanding, even though we were a group of three who all arrived at different times. Food at the Maharajah was excellent as always; there are a lot of great Indian restaurants in this area but the Maharajah is my favorite. There are lots of vegetarian and vegan options. Yum!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "The food is very good, and it's the best Indian buffet in the area. The waitstaff is very good."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "Good food. Specially the buffet. Spacious and decent ambiance."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We have dined at The Majaraja several times now and have enjoyed ourselves each time. The food is terrific, the service excellent, and the view of the Harvard Square area out of their second floor windows a delight. Using Open Table we were able to make a last minute reservation and get seated promptly. I only wish we lived closer so that we could go more often!"
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "We really liked this place. The food was not so spicy, but really great anyway. Nice view over the Winthrop square if you sit by the window."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The dining room is really quite nice, and the food is tasty. We appreciate being asked the level of heat we want. It's a dependable and appealing restaurant for an evening out."
    Dined on 12/22/2013
  • "I love this place. The waitstaff is nice and the food is good. I haven't seen goat in the buffet line for several weeks, and that's a bummer. But everything else is good. The chicken tikka masala is a bit dry sometimes, but other than that, there are no complaints."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "We were hoping to get a taste of real north Indian food when this place opened. Despite of a nice ambiance, the food doesn't taste authentic. We got paneer tikka for appetizers, which was rubbery (overcooked). The Wajid Ali chicken is a nice touch but the chicken could have been tender. Malai kofta was good. The naans were average."
    Dined on 11/15/2013
  • "This restaurant is the best Indian food in the Cambridge area. The selection for their buffets are good. The only thing they need to do is clearly post the prices for their weekday and weekend buffets."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "I'm a huge sucker for naan and I didn't think it was all that great here. Kinda bland and I couldn't tell the difference between the 2 types we ordered. Other than that , the rest of the food was very good . The chicken in the tikki masala was so tender and the sauce was amazing. It is in a cute location overlooking Harvard square. Lots of space for big groups. Good service."
    Dined on 12/7/2013
  • "Our entrees were not at the "heat" level we'd hoped. The hot cauliflower and potato dish was too hot and the lamb saag was mild when it was to be very hot."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "I try to eat light, partly for reasons of health, and partly because I prefer not to have a heavy feeling in my stomach after a meal. I often find that the luncheon buffets at Indian restaurants are too heavy for my taste, with a lot of cream- or ghee-based dishes. At Maharaja, there seemed to me to be a much better balance of light, vegetarian dishes with the the ones based on heavier sauces. I had second helpings and left feeling comfortable and ready to get back to work, not a nap."
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "We love Indian food and have enjoyed it all over the US. We ordered several of our "benchmark" dishes at the Maharajah: Butter Chicken, Lamb Saag, Vegetable Korma, Garlic Naan, and Onion Kulcha. Every dish was outstanding (even better than our NYC go-to places). Portions were generous and the pappadum and condiments were delicious. Service was friendly and efficient. Since the restaurant is on the second floor, windows provide a lovely view of Cambridge street life."
    Dined on 10/25/2013
  • "The, somewhat palatial, place was rather gloomy, always a delight when you are trying to read a menu. The food was fair at best. Everything was overcooked and generally failed to meet expectations. The service was very good though."
    Dined on 10/24/2013
  • "My family enjoyed an incredible dinner on Saturday night. The service was impeccable. The decor transport diners to India. On my short list of repeat restaurants. Amazing!"
    Dined on 10/19/2013