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The Blue Taj

4.8
697 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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Casual
Good Vegetarian Options
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.

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What 697 people are saying
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RobHenigeIII
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We went for our wedding anniversary and have been many times before. Great experience and we look forward to the next time. Food, service, and atmosphere are all top notice. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Food best Tikka masala ever, Chile chicken very tasty! Service wonderful, will be back!!

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Vijay
Dallas
3 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience2

Ordered several appetizers and main dishes. The kebab was dry - it was most likely from a frozen package that was microwaved (trust me I know 'cos I've had such kebabs bought from an Indian grocery store). The naan and paratha breads were not soft. The chicken curry was OK as was the lamb curry.

Quite pricey for the quality of food and the tables felt sticky.

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viptampanative
Charlotte
21 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food, service, and atmosphere.

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vipSpectacular
Charleston
13 reviews
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding. Loved it! Always do -

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

We went here for a night out together and we were impressed. The food was delicious, the service was fantastic. A little noisy for a date night but food and service made up for it. All in all, excellent experience!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on July 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was okay, and the food was really good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Delicious as always! One of my fav spots in Charlotte!

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MickieC
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love having date night here.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on June 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love the food and service at Blue Taj and eat there often. It’s one of our favorite restaurants in Charlotte. Chili chicken is our go to appetizer- so good!

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall2food4service2ambience3

I wish the restaurant would have toned down arrogance just because it is running well and busy.

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Zoltoc
Charlotte
39 reviews
Dined on June 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Blue Taj remains one of the best Indian restaurants in Charlotte. Tonight we started with the fried chili chicken which had the perfect amount of heat and was very tasty. The tomato bisque was creamy and very well seasoned with the southern Indian spices. Excellent. Our mains were the classic chicken tikka masala and the lamb Vin d'Alho. Both were great although the curry flavor was a little light in the lamb. The garlic naan was perfect. Great to be back to Blue Taj.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent food and service

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JeanneP
Charlotte
9 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently excellent food. And the wait are all delightful.

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vipMacirish
Charlotte
82 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

It’s was very good.

We were unsure what to expect and were please with the authentic Indian Cuisine.

The bread selections were so different and very tasty.

We will definitely be returning

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 21, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

The food was very oily & the waiter did not check on us more than once.

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BethK
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is such a great experience of taste and smells. The use of spices to enhance the food flavors is amazing. The food can be mild to spicy and allows you to try new foods.

The Blue Tj allows to you move out of your comfort zone. Give it a try.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Delicious meal. Just couldn’t ask for better foot. We sat in a weird place by a wall kind of in the corner but the chicken tikkka was worth it all, and the Nan. The spice level was too high for low spice but we sent it back and got NO spice which was better for my dining partner. I got a 4 spice and could have gone hotter. The flavors were smashing and like a blossom of delight in each bite. We had the Nan instead of the rice. Just delightful. Thank you!

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vipRTH86
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2021
Overall3food3service1ambience1

Food was average. Service was bad. Asked to wear a mask after the gov lifted the mandate. Receptionist was rude. Won’t be back.

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vipHallelujah
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always awesome

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DarleneJ
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My friend and I love Indian Food and forget how good Blue Taj is but we won't forget from now on. We will be going back. We shared the Curie Fish Stew and the Sag Peneer. They were both delicious. Of course, we had the garlic nan which was thin, crispy and tasty.

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BrandonZ
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Was delicious. First time eating here, friends had recommended and was glad to go, will def make it back there in the future.

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RebeccaW
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on April 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I’ve been going to the Blue Taj for years and have never had a bad experience!

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MickieC
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Still remains our favorite date night. Food is always delicious. Staff is wonderful and welcoming.

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Denny
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food. Good service. Nice ambiance. Wine selection was excellent for the spice food.

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MickieC
Charlotte
22 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a favorite quiet spot where we know we will enjoy the evening!

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Saffafoody
Sacramento
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food and good service great depth of flavor in the Vin Dalo

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vipKelron
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Loved the menu lots of options for vegetarians and non vegetarians. Service was excellent and everything we ordered was delicious. Also enjoyed that they had a cocktail menu. I will definitely go back.

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Brit
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent authentic Indian food. It is unmatched!!

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vipcharlotte5
Charlotte
15 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

BD dinner and it was overall awesome evening!!

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2021
Overall2food5service1ambience3

The experience at The Blue Taj was not great. Yes the food came out quickly and was good, but the service here was poor. As an African American woman I felt as I do at most of the restaurant in the Ballantyne area, awkward and ignored. I won't be back, but I may door dash to get the chilli chicken.

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Rojack
Charlotte
3 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Nice Valentines date night dinner. This was our second time eating here and the food was excellent again.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food, fast service, and so much for a very reasonable price. Loved it and will return again

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JessicaA
1 review
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Blue Taj. The food is consistently great, as is the service. The ambiance is on point and transports you to another place. Always look forward to going and they never disappoint.

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David
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on January 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food!

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vipHunterH
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on January 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, original drinks, attentive service, hidden gem

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glasgow
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

our top 5 restaurants that we frequent. delicious as always!

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KarlS
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on December 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great experience. Excellent food.

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vipHunterH
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on November 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service, excellent food. Special cocktails. Great place for date night.

HH
vipHunterH
Charlotte
41 reviews
Dined on November 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. Custom mixed drinks. Great place for a date.

FAQs

The Blue Taj offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 369-5777.

The Blue Taj is rated 4.8 stars by 697 OpenTable diners.

The Blue Taj does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://onelink.quickgifts.com/merchant/the-blue-taj/.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.