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About Maharaja

Voted "Best of Milwaukee" consecutively for 18 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.

1550 North Farwell Ave
Milwaukee, WI 53202
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:


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

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
Albion & Brady

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(414) 276-2250

Website:
http://www.maharajarestaurants.com/

Catering:
With more than 18 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!

Parking Details:
Private parking lot across the street, adjacent to the restaurant.

Public Transit:
30 Farwell & Albion

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.

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Details
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

Maharaja Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.3

ambience

3.8

value

4.3

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81% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (8)
Authentic (7)
Spicy (7)
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Good for a Date (6)
Good for Groups (6)
Casual (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
Quiet Conversation (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Business Meals (4)
Healthy (4)
Great for Lunch (4)
Great for Brunch (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Vegan (3)
Comfort Food (3)
Fun (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Tasting Menu (1)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Late-night Find (1)
Great for Outdoor Dining (1)
Quick Bite (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 3, 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined 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.

Tags: Casual, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 19, 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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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on November 13, 2017

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

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Healthy, Good for Groups, Spicy, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Birthdays, Business Meals, Casual, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good for Anniversaries, Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Good for a Date, Quiet Conversation
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·Dined on October 15, 2017

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 2, 2017

This was an Amazing meal!

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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

Tags: Healthy, Vegan, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Casual, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Spicy, Sunday Lunch
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 15, 2017

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

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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!

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Authentic, Healthy, Sunday Lunch, Great for Brunch, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Vegan, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Chicago)·Dined on August 9, 2017

Lunch was delicious and the owners were very polite.

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 6, 2017

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

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Healthy, Vegan, Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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.

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Creative Cuisine, Good for Birthdays, Great for Lunch, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Spicy, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays, Disabled Access, Vegan, Good for Anniversaries, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Special Occasion, Romantic, Casual, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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!!

Tags: Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Casual, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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!

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Pre/post Theatre, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Spicy
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vip
 (Minneapolis)·Dined 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Tasting Menu, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options, Outstanding Value, Casual, Creative Cuisine
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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.

Tags: Business Meals, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Quiet Conversation
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 28, 2016

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

Tags: Tasting Menu, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on December 21, 2016

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

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Authentic
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined 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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 (Atlanta)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Great for Lunch, Quiet Conversation
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 (Columbus)·Dined on October 16, 2016

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined 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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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 2, 2016

Overall excellent dining experience.
I tried the saag lamb and my husband tried what I believe was called the shahikorma lamb with a tumeric/cashew/coconut curry sauce.
Both were outstanding with generous portions - we had leftovers for lunch the next day.
The lamb was exceptionally tender and cooked to perfection, and the saag and the curry tasted freshly prepared and were spicy yet well balanced with the delicate flavors of the spinach and lamb - the jasmine rice was light, fragrant, and moist but not sticky - cooked to perfection.
As we were waiting for our meal, they served complimentary crisp, light Indian flat bread with tamarind and mint/jalepeno sauces for dipping that were tangy and refreshing and light enough that we retained our appetites for the main meal.
The wait staff was prompt, cheerful and attentive to our needing to make an 8pm show at the Riverside Theater which we easily accomplished with a 6pm reservation. The owner walked from table to table to greet each guest and ask how we were enjoying our meal.
The restaurant was moderately full on a late summer evening. We were unexpectedly pleased with the Maharaja, and would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to others.

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Great for Lunch, Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Worth the Drive, Healthy, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on August 4, 2016

This was my first experience with Indian cuisine and I can't say enough good things about it. The waitress was very helpful with recommendations and explanations of the menu offerings. Both my husband and I were very pleased with the service and the food. Can't wait to go back and try something different!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on July 3, 2016

Never had a bad meal here. Great staff, good food. Be sure to try the lunch buffet if you want to sample many of their selections.

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vip
 (Hawaii)·Dined on June 26, 2016

Really uninspired Indian cooking. I can't imagine liking this place unless you had never eaten Indian before. Flavorless AND expensive for what you get.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on May 15, 2016

Excellent, authentic and unique! Great food, service was ok - definitely a place to revisit

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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Maharaja has been in business formanyh years serving reliably good Indian food in a pleasant atmosphere with friendly, attentive service. What more do you seek in a dining experience?

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 (Chicago)·Dined on April 16, 2016

Amazing food. Very authentic. Highly recommend if you want Indian food in Milwaukee. Doesn't get any better.

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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 26, 2016

Can't go wrong here if you love Indian food. High quality northern India and southern India dishes. We tend to go back to favorites to share but sometimes try new ones and have never been disappointed. Only wish it was within walking distance so we could go more often.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on March 11, 2016

Very good food - great atmosphere - very accommodating and friendly staff

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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 27, 2016

1. parking (try to find space in the brady/farwell street area on saturday nite 2. owners treat you better than own family 3.outstanding indian food at reasonable price

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Milwaukee)·Dined on October 23, 2015

Our server was fantastic as well as the food. We had tickets for a play afterwards and the kitchen was very prompt so we got to the theater with time to spare.The decor is a little dated, but we will return!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Milwaukee)·Dined on September 26, 2015

As per usual...excellent!!

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