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Maharaja

4.4
137 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Perfect For:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Spicy
  • Authentic
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.
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation


Lunch:
Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(414) 276-2250
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
From business events to weddings and everything in between, our Milwaukee location can provide accommodations for your next event.

Our Milwaukee location features a banquet hall which can comfortably accommodate up to 100 guests. Amenities include a full bar, wait staff, buffet, dance floor, sound system and projection system.

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Catering
With more than 20 years of experience, Maharaja has been catering an array of private events at various venues across southeastern Wisconsin. From engagements and weddings to graduations and corporate events, Maharaja is the premier choice for Indian cuisine in Milwaukee!

Still searching for the right venue? Maharaja has an exclusive partnership with Bartolotta Pier Wisconsin. Imagine your next special event, right on Lake Michigan while enjoying cuisine from Milwaukee's Premier Indian Restaurant!

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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Albion & Brady
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Parking details
Private parking lot across the street (1569 N Farwell Avenue).
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Public transit
30 Farwell & Albion
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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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 137 People Are Saying
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4.4
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

Great food and amazing service.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Great food and friendly attentive service. Owners stopped by to ask about our food and service.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

I've been looking for a quality Indian dining experience in Milwaukee. I found Maharaja's on Google. The location was great. Lively Eastside street, close to local bars and other restaurants, also easily accessible to people who travel on public transportation and want to dine alone. Once inside Maharaja's, I was a little disappointed in the decor. Sort of out dated. Service was fine. I was allowed to switch reserved tables last minute for a more private section. The server was helpful, as it was my cousins first Indian dining experience. He helped select a very tasty entree 😊 We beat the crowd, which made me happy because I had changed reservations last minute and still got a table. Everything was great. Our food was done in record time. It was an authentic atmosphere. I would visit again. I highly recommend Maharaja's as an authentic, and lively place to dine. Alone or in a group.

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5.0Dined on February 2, 2018

My fiancé and I loved our experience at Maharaja and plan to go back. The food was very delicious and had great flavor to say the least!. Our server was friendly , helpful and offered great suggestions like information on the weekday/weekend buffet and what paired well with our meal and also including a tip on a Sunday brunch that they offer free bloody Mary’s and mimosas while dining. 👌

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4.0Dined on January 31, 2018

Always a pleasure to dine here, great food, accommodating chef for special requests, and nice clientele

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3.0Dined on January 16, 2018

I love Indian food and was encouraged by the Menu. The appetizers were very good - Veg Pakora and Tandoori sampler were excellent. Half price bottle of Pinot Noir very nice. But the Shahi Korma ( one chicken, one lamb) , the shrimp Masala and accompanying basmati rice (which smelt heavenly) were all disappointing , all being too salty. I adore Kormas and they lacked the depth of flavor and creaminess I love and as I said were too salty.Chicken Biryani was good. Naan bread fine. Service was really good ( what we've come to expect from a good Indian restaurant) So I am mixed as to whether I'd go back. Probably not, as it was an hour's drive.

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5.0Dined on January 13, 2018

A very good, flavorful meal with outstanding service. Excellent naan bread (garlic and cheese), great Curry blends with good spice. Lower prices than expected as well.

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4.0Dined on January 13, 2018

Food was very good. Service was good and fast. Would highly recommend the samosas.

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Incredible food!

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Very good service

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Excellent food and service.

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5.0Dined on December 14, 2017

Great food!!!! The staff was curtious and the place was very clean.

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4.0Dined on December 2, 2017

I have eaten there a number of times and have never had a bad meal there. The food is authentic (have eaten Indian food in other countries) and is very good.

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5.0Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent! The weekend buffet is was outstanding. Fresh, nicely seasoned -- lots of variety for vegetarians and meat-eaters alike. Great selection of South Indian cuisine: dosa, sambar, idli, poriyal, coconut chutney. It's been a family favorite for years.

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2.0Dined on November 18, 2017

Since we were seated until the food was served 1 hour passed. I complained and, besides apparently apologizing, they did not care too much. We were a group of 8 people and, after the delay and mismanaging the different checks, still charged us by default a 20% tip. This is unacceptable.
The quality of the food was just below average.
This restaurant, that used to be one my favorite ones in town, has gone downhill in quality and service. It is now deleted from my list. Never again.

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4.0Dined on November 13, 2017

I always love this place. Food is always excellent and the staff is always accommodating.

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5.0Dined on October 14, 2017

Great food, caring staff. Worth the 40 minute drive for us.

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5.0Dined on October 1, 2017

This was an Amazing meal!

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

Always, always, always, always, always, always delicious. Does not disappoint and the tastes as well as service is devine.

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4.0Dined on September 15, 2017

My friends from India thought it was good mostly. The vegetarian basmati rice was bad though.

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5.0Dined on September 1, 2017

Maharajah is a neighborhood gem and just won Best of Milwaukee Indian cuisine. Always welcoming fresh Indian food with friendly attentive service. Word is out that this is an excellent casual and local dining place. Everything ordered is tastefully prepared. Naan is outstanding!

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5.0Dined on August 9, 2017

Lunch was delicious and the owners were very polite.

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4.0Dined on August 5, 2017

Excellent meal! Just delicious! Can't wait to go back!

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5.0Dined on July 31, 2017

Love this place. It is a neighborhood gem. Nothing fancy with a somewhat dated decor but don't let that bother you. Try the assortment of naan, Bryani, tikki Marsala, vindaloo, assorted vegetarian dishes and samosas. Flavors are delicious and spices are artfully applied. I am never disappointed.

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5.0Dined on June 23, 2017

My first time here. Everything was perfect. The food, service, staff, ambiance, pricing, etc was well worth it. Everyone always talks about how picky I am, but this is one place I would definitely go back to time and time again.

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5.0Dined on May 6, 2017

The food is wonderful here. I love the authenticity. My husband is heart healthy vegan, and this is one of the few places he gets lots of choices. And me, I am a pesctarian, so I love that there are options for me also, without having to be completely vegan.
Always good service and love that the owners are ever present.

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5.0Dined on April 24, 2017

Haven't had Indian food in the US in a long time and was very pleasantly surprised

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3.0Dined on April 22, 2017

The food was alright, but sadly the portions were really small! Every other Indian restaurant that I've been to (US, Japan, Korea) have been larger portions meant for sharing. The Chicken Tikka Masala was decent tasting but for the price was half the size of other places I've been to. Also the service was really slow. If you're in a hurry (1 hr), don't recommend. If you don't mind taking your time and waiting around this is for you.

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

I invited some friends out and asked them what would they like to try? I was told Indian food, but my wife might like it I told him mine either but what the heck... Let's go to Maharaja! So we did our wives were blown away! They could not believe how good the food was the Lamb, chicken wow. Definitely a five-star place we loved it we had a great time the service was amazing very friendly place we're going back!!

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5.0Dined on March 18, 2017

We had a table for 8 at Maharaja prior to the Taj Express Bollywood show at the Pabst Theater. Our group included 3 teenagers who had never tried authentic Indian food before. The wait staff expertly recommended some entrees that the kids would enjoy, and the recommendations were spot on. I had the Madras Chicken (medium spice), which was among the best dishes I have had in a long time. Others at the table had Vindaloo, Rogan Josh, and Briyani, and everyone raved about their choices. We definitely look forward to dining at Maharaja again soon.

P.S. The waitress for our table was new to the restaurant that evening, however, the management had paired her with a senior waitress, so our service did not suffer in any regard. Top notch!

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4.0Dined on March 11, 2017

We always enjoy Maharaja. They were she tried staffed this weekend - but they did let us know up front so they managed our expectations appropriately.

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5.0Dined on February 24, 2017

My wife and I love Indian food and we both agree that the Maharaja is the best Indian restaurant in Milwaukee. We've never had a problem with finding a parking space in their parking lot across the street.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2017

The food was amazing! Our server was excellent. He was very knowledgeable about the menu and offered suggestions on combinations that went well together. We ordered a kebab as an appetizer which was very good. And we tried four different entrees, all were incredibly delicious. They also offered entrees in your choice of spice level so everyone could enjoy their meal with just the right amount of spice. We loved it here and can't wait to return soon.

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5.0Dined on December 28, 2016

Will return, loved it! Enjoy both appetizers and main dish.

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5.0Dined on December 21, 2016

Always awesome and the friendliest and helpful staff. Great food too.

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5.0Dined on December 4, 2016

I highly recommend the buffet. There is a great selection of food so that everyone can sample a wide variety. The food is authentic and makes great use of traditional ingredients and occasional modern touches.

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4.0Dined on November 29, 2016

Loved the chicken tikka Marsala. The variety of naan is excellent. Service was attentive. The owner came around to greet us. Wonderful local restaurant. Always enjoy eating here. Great buffet also.

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4.0Dined on October 17, 2016

I like Indian food, but I don't remember which dishes are my favorites, so the buffet is perfect! One in our party uses a rolling walker so getting to both sides of the two sided buffet is out. But we are comfortable with helping out. The staff is helpful and friendly.

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5.0Dined on October 16, 2016

The food is so delicious and the staff is so kind and friendly.
Really nice to children!

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2016

Maharaja was excellent as always. The servers are knowledgeable and attentive. The owner seated us at "his special table" as we had made a reservation with Open Table. The server answered all of our questions and the food came out at an appropriate time after we had completed our appetizer. They let you choose your spice level, so those with sensitive stomachs need not worry eating here or maybe trying Indian food for the first time. A great place for a date night dinner.

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