Maharaja

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$30 and under
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Milwaukee's Premier Indian Restaurant

Voted "Best of Milwaukee" consecutively for 19 years!

Maharaja meaning great king features traditional Indian cuisine inspired by the most northern regions of Punjab and Rajasthan, to the more southern regions of Bengaluru and Tamil Nadu. Maharaja will truly take you on a culinary journey through the largely diverse subcontinent of India.

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Sun 11:30AM - 12:30PM 2:30PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Mon - Thu 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM 2:30PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 8:30PM - 9:00PM
Fri 11:30AM - 11:45AM 12:00PM - 12:30PM 2:30PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM
Sat 11:30AM - 12:30PM 2:30PM - 3:00PM 5:00PM - 5:30PM 9:30PM - 10:00PM

What 191 People Are Saying
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UW
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy our dining experience at Maharaja. The food and service are always excellent.

RR
Milwaukee
9 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

We got in late for buffet but the staff accommodated us and made us feel special. They provided food from the menu and also gave us dessert on the house. The owner also provided treats from the closing buffet. Very nice and caring people. The food was excellent and the service was top-notch. Overall, a satisfying and rewarding experience.

t
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is amazing. We enjoyed the lunch buffet with its many choices. We appreciated the friendly greeting and service and the quiet ambiance for good conversation with friends.

HH
1 review
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

The food is outstanding and is reasonably priced. The staff is friendly.

SK
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were delighted with the service to explain the dishes, ingredients and level of spice. We were also able to determine if some items were available on the luncheon menu and for takeout/delivery. I loved the Mulligatony soup and order it for takeout.

We were pleased with the snack, salad and soup while we waited for our main course. The two dishes were very good and nearly gone but the serving size was appreciated. Next time we will try a dessert.

CL
Milwaukee
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This was our first time here. Don't be afraid of location or outside look. This is a wonderful restaurant with amazing food and friendly service. We ate early in the evening so we can't comment on noise level when full but for our time it was delightful for conversation. The food was excellent and came out quickly. We will definitely be back to try out more of the menu.

OT
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Honestly, words can’t describe the amount of amazing flavors I experienced with my taste buds tonight. I whole-heartedly encourage everyone to just try the food at Maharaja once to see for yourself. I’ve been to a plethora of Indian restaurants across the U.S, and can instantly tell the food here is made from scratch, and actually authentic, rather than laced with tomato purée, or made with frozen vegetables. Just try it once and you’ll see. My taste buds can’t wait to be back soon during my next visit to Milwaukee!😃

ML
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall2food2service3ambience4

I use to go to Maharaja years ago and loved it. My brother and I were ecstatic to be back in the city and go to Maharaja. We were very disappointed in the food--it was definitely freshly made but lacked flavor. I remember all the food packing a punch and we were very disappointed. I asked the waitress for some spice and was brought a small ramekin of garlic siracha...it didn't help. I hope that maybe this was a fluke because it used to be the best in Milwaukee.

OT
Chicago
5 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We have gone to this place so many times, but not anymore. The food quality and service have all gone down hill.

L
Milwaukee
23 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Service was excellent. We always order off menu so that we can take leftovers home but the majority of patrons were here to “tie the feed bag on.” They really turn out for their very successful buffet lunch. The chicken korma was good but I could have done without the pieces of fat. Every korma is different. Everyone has different likes. Not to be negative because the korma was excellent I have to say I prefer Asian Fusion in Waukesha. Also there were no variety of rices to choose from. It’s all balsamic rice. I prefer a more flavored rice. Everything was really excellent. I would definitely go back. If we are downtown again I would like to go back n try other dishes. I do not participate in buffets. Studies have been done that prove the majority of men do not wash their hands after using the bathroom. That was it for me n buffets. I am not using the same serving spoons. The restaurant was almost packed when we left, which proves they have many happy customers. I love Indian food, thank you for enjoyable lunch!

MS
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience2

The service and food were outstanding. Our waiter was awesome. Decor and ambiance were dated so it dropped the rating from a 5 to a 4. It is the best Indian food in Milwaukee

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on July 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Friends visiting from Austin TX

AM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious and fresh food! Lots of options. Excellent service!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on June 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Always quality food. Most consistent Indian spot downtown.

MG
Milwaukee
6 reviews
Dined on June 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of our favorite restaurants with great food and service. We love both their buffet for lunch or their dinner for a nice evening.

HW
1 review
Dined on June 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent date restaurant or trying something different. I would recommend to anyone. I even got my wife to try lamb. She was pleasantly surprised.

AP
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply outstanding food, and a great experience. I can’t wait to go back!

PH
1 review
Dined on May 10, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We introduced a couple of friends to Indian cuisine at Maharajah on Friday. They enjoyed the food and ambiance and so did my son. We’ll definitely be back!

SC
Milwaukee
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Perfect as usual. We had the lunch buffet and all the flavors were amazing. Hope to be back soon.

l
Milwaukee
49 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Generally good food on the buffet. Palak paneer was not as good as it usually is. The mango ice cream is amazing.

CH
1 review
Dined on April 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We always have exceptionally good food and service at Maharaja. I wished we lived closer to this restaurant.

BK
Milwaukee
100 reviews
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our family had a wonderful and pleasant meal at Maharaja. The food was delicious, the service was very professional, and the atmosphere was very cozy and welcoming.

SL
Chicago
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place was amazing!
Love the food, definitely will visit again!

OT
Milwaukee
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Not an Indian food expert. Was provided great suggestions by server. Food was amazing and great. Will return.

j
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

it was valentines day and my friend and i went to the maharaja before going to a show at shank hall. from the moment we walked in we felt very welcomed and well treated by the bright and cheerful staff. after having a bevvy at the bar, we were quickly seated. our table was laid simply but elegantly with a lovely valentines floral arrangement. our very engaging server was patient with us (we had many questions as we had never been there) and offered great recommendations. our choices were all served in a timely manner and were well prepared and very tasty. the owner even came to our table to inquire after our satisfaction to which we gave an enthusiastic two thumbs up. the meal ended with a delicious dessert made especially for the day. we thoroughly enjoyed ourselves and all for a very reasonable price. i would wholeheartedly recommend maharaja.

DL
Milwaukee
16 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My husband has been trying to get me to go to Maharaja since we moved to Milwaukee. We only live 5 blocks away. We brought another couple along with us. Portions were large and the food was spiced just right. The shashi korma with lamb was so good. The naan was excellent. We will be back.

M
Milwaukee
4 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

always great food and service. xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

BK
Milwaukee
100 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, my wife, our friends and I had a wonderful meal at Maharaja. The food was delicious and the service was very professional and friendly.

D
Milwaukee
14 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always, the lunch buffet was delicious. I’m never disappointed by the variety, flavor and quality of their food. It’s my favorite Indian restaurant in Milwaukee.

OT
Milwaukee
3 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food and service was excellent. The waiter provided some good suggestions when asked.

JP
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food and wonderful servers. Busy night on Christmas Eve but they made sure everyone was happy

AM
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

They were busy so it was a little slow getting our food but it was tasty and everyone was nice.

j
Chicago
6 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Extremely friendly staff, very welcoming and accommodating. The food was prepared very well and was very tasty. I wish some of the portions would have been a bit bigger, especially for the shared appetizers. My only negative was the Naan, the cheese was not melted completely which lessened the overall taste.
Our server was wonderful. We will definitely come back to sample the buffet!

OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Delicious food, very friendly staff. Menu was slightly out of date as they did not have several things on it but staff was able to recommend alternatives. Overall a wonderful experience.

KP
Milwaukee
18 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Very good service with waiter very willing to help select items to order. Food flavor was good.

C
Milwaukee
79 reviews
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Happy Diwali. Our go-to restaurant for Indian cuisine. Food was fresh an delicious. Owners are warm and gracious. We keep coming back. Local neighborhood gem.

W
Milwaukee
12 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Very good Indian food, especially the lamb dishes. Reasonably priced and good sized portions. Ambiance is quiet and unremarkable.

E
Milwaukee
2 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

This place is great for lunch buffets. The food quality is great and for buffets you don't have to wait for service. There is also a variety of food items you can choose from. Last Saturday, we went there for dinner. The food was fantastic as usual but the service was painfully slow.

C
Milwaukee
79 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

As always we enjoy the service and the tastes of this restaurant. It is authentic Indian cuisine and the people are so welcoming. We come here regularly.

TJ
Milwaukee
17 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As usual, the food and service here was top notch! The Singh Family makes Maharaja a special place each time we visit.

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