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  1. Distance: 1.48mi
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  3. Distance: 1.63mi
  4. Distance: 1.65mi

About The Blue Taj

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.

14815 Ballantyne Village Way
Suite 170
Charlotte, NC 28277
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:30pm

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(704) 369-5777

Website:
http://www.thebluetaj.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Wheelchair Access, Wine

The Blue Taj Ratings and Reviews

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4
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4.7

Overall Rating

based on recent ratings
food

4.7

service

4.4

ambience

4.2

value

4.4

Noise

Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (12)
Spicy (9)
Good Vegetarian Options (9)
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Fit for Foodies (8)
Good for a Date (6)
Worth the Drive (6)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Creative Cuisine (5)
Good for Groups (5)
Great for Lunch (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Great for Outdoor Dining (5)
Business Meals (5)
Good for Birthdays (4)
Healthy (4)
Fun (3)
Special Occasion (3)
Pre/post Theatre (3)
Great for Brunch (2)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Sunday Lunch (1)
Cozy (1)
Hot Spot (1)
Notable Wine List (1)
Romantic (1)
Kid-friendly (1)
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 9, 2017

Great food, as ever. Onion Bhaiji's which weren't on the menu and chicken Tika Masala.

Tags: Authentic
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Excellent as usual. A little noisier tonight due to a rowdy crowd. :-)

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food5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 28, 2017

I met a coworker for a lovely meal. The waiter made some excellent recommendations, was patient when asked questions and checked up on us often. The menu was very authentic and introduced us to some new flavors. We both enjoy good indian food and it is certainly at this location.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 25, 2017

This was our second visit to The Blue Taj, and it did not disappoint! Food is delicious. Decor fun. Wait staff is kind and knowledgeable. We are from out of state but hope to return again soon!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Authentic, Special Occasion, Good for a Date
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food5
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on November 23, 2017

Found it because it was open on Thanksgiving Day.
(Note : they are below the movie theatre at the shopping center. If you drive toward the parking deck you should be able to find it. )
Northern Indian inspired food. Had mango lassi, the cauliflower appetizer, and a spicy lamb dish with roti on the side (spice level negotiable), mango pudding with pistachio topping for dessert with hot chai tea ( liked the spice mix - more cardamom than clove). Entrees were large portions. Everything was good, well made.
Only odd spot was the country music playing- I’d have been happier with sitar and tabla but I am guessing it’s a nod to their American customers.

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vip
 (Grand Rapids)·Dined on November 18, 2017

Delicious food with their own unique twist in an elegant dining situation

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food5
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service5

 
·Dined on November 13, 2017

Great Indian food and arrived exactly as ordered.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Had some good past experiences here but the waiter this last time was horrendous. He couldn't understand us and messed up different parts of our order. It was a frustrating experience.

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food3
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on November 3, 2017

We love Blue Taj! The food is amazing and so is the service.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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food5
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 28, 2017

We had been here many years ago and never returned. Not sure why. This past evening we had a wonderful dinner. The food was very tasty and spiced to order.
Give yourself a treat!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Business Meals, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 19, 2017

Blue Taj is my favorite restaurant in Charlotte. The food and the service is consistently excellent. I am always made to feel special.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 14, 2017

Hands down, one of the best meals I have had in Charlotte! Staff is very friendly and accommodating!

Tags: Business Meals, Worth the Drive, Spicy, Healthy, Fun, Hot Spot, Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on October 8, 2017

This is one of my favorite Sunday brunch places. The buffet is always fresh with lots of different options and dessert! The brunch also includes a naan bread which is delicious!

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Spicy, Special Occasion, Great for Brunch, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive
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·Dined on October 6, 2017

Wonderful experience, great food and ambiance. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Cozy
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food5
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 30, 2017

Always a great meal. With friends who were eating there for the first time. We all loved it!

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·Dined on September 25, 2017

The service was superb and the atmosphere was excellent for conversation. The curry was delicious and well- prepared to the requested spicy or mild level. The salad was also delicious but way too tiny. I recommend they start offering brown rice and whole grain Nan and not only the white rice and white bread. This would keep me from returning to this restaurant. I avoid the white rice, white flour foods as do many health- aware Americans.

Tags: Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch
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food4
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service5
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Consistently Good

Out of the box creative

Never disappointed

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Great for Lunch, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Outdoor Dining, Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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·Dined on September 10, 2017

The absolute best!! They are aware of allergies and accommodating to celiacs!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Great for Lunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined on September 9, 2017

Food was good, and we would come again for that. Service was spotty and at times unprofessional. Lots of inexperience on display -- didn't seem to know what they were doing at times. Recommend hiring more experienced service, and giving more training.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good for Anniversaries
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

We went to dinner Saturday night, arriving a few minutes earlier than our reservation. We were seated immediately. Service was fantastic- we relied on our waitress to help us decide on the appetizer and ended up with a delicious dish. Both of our meals were fantastic. Can't wait to go back!

Tags: Healthy, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 8, 2017

Best chicken tikka masala, period. Naan, tomato bisque, just Delish!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic
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vip
 (Charleston)·Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful and flavorful Indian food. Reasonable prices.

Tags: Casual, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on September 1, 2017

I like everything about the restaurant except the tables are too small, if you are at a table for two, it is very crowded.

Tags: Healthy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 31, 2017

It was great as always!

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 (Charleston)·Dined on August 23, 2017

Good service and good food. The best in Indian Food in Charlotte. They can improve at the Bar. Presentation of food was very good! I will go again for trying different Indian dishes.

Tags: Comfort Food, Casual, Fun, Spicy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on August 21, 2017

Food was fabulous; ambience too dark and bathrooms were dirty like a dive bar. Server barely spoke English - couldn't describe the soup or salad included with Express Lunch. Waited 30 minutes for "express" lunch. Will be back for take-out only - food was delicious, but service and restaurant space not desirable

Tags: Authentic
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·Dined on August 17, 2017

If it wasn't for the food being amazing, I wouldn't go back. It's summer time in the south, and it was cooler outside than it was in the restaurant. I've never been before, so I don't know if this is how it always is or if the A/C was malfunctioning. The bathroom was somewhat dirty with tp on the floor, and the first stall didn't latch. That aside, the food is to die for - they had the best naan I've ever had. The portions are rather large. After having appetizers, I could barely touch my main meal. Next time I may just do all appetizers!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Creative Cuisine, Good for a Date, Tasting Menu, Neighborhood Gem, Handcrafted Cocktails, Authentic, Fit for Foodies
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on August 3, 2017

It was my first time dining here. The food was fantastic and very affordable. There is a large selection of authentic Indian cuisine; which is nice to find in an area like Ballantyne. I ordered a cucumber salad, garlic naan, and Chana Masala. All were delicious. I'll definitely be coming back.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 30, 2017

Blue Taj remains one of Charlotte's premier Indian restaurants. Always very tasty and well prepared. Never a disappointment in all our visits.

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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 28, 2017

Anniversary

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 26, 2017

Having been to Blue Taj many times, we were highly disappointed this last visit. The food was very good (although the spice levels seemed to be toned down. But first impression is important and the cocktails we received were terrible. We were a table of 4 and first 3 martinis were sent back and the Jack Daniels looked like it was poured with a eye dropper (a very bad pour).
When the martinis returned, they tasted like water. Giving them the benefit of doubt we figured the gin and vodka was kept in the shaker too long and the ice melted. We didn't send them back. Obviously Blue Taj needs a new bartender. When the appetizers were brought, one was delivered @ 5 minutes before the others. So it is either eaten while others wait or wait and it gets cold. I was told by the server that my appetizer takes more time, but this is the job of the kitchen to manage the flow so dishes are served together.

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 21, 2017

We love Blu Taj and eat their often.

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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 19, 2017

Always wonderful food and great service. The waiters are good in helping you choose a spice level that is really on par

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 (New Orleans)·Dined on July 17, 2017

Simply amazing! The tomato coconut bisque is a must with the garlic naan. cauliflower appetizer very good. The experience was so good I went back for lunch the following day!

Tags: Worth the Drive, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Authentic, Great for Lunch
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on July 15, 2017

Only complaint is on the lighting. It is very dark and we had to use the phones as flashlights to see the menu. But very good food!

Tags: Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 7, 2017

Overall ambience good. Food tasted really bad. We could taste the raw flour batter used to fry the masala chilli cauliflower appetizer. The cocktail 'berry sunrise' had only berry pulp / juice and was overly sweet.
Never going back there again.

Tags: Good for a Date
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vip
 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 23, 2017

Never disappointed here, even my 11 year old begs for us to go-

Tags: Good for a Date, Cozy, Great for Outdoor Dining, Great for Lunch, Kid-friendly, Spicy
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vip
 (Orange County)·Dined on June 21, 2017

Love this place every time!!

Tags: Spicy, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 18, 2017

We love The Blue Taj and this time it did not disappoint. The Father's Day buffet was filled with new and old delicacies and traditional desserts. They are also not afraid to make the dishes authentically spicy just as we like them. The only problem is that we are too much!!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Great for Brunch, Neighborhood Gem, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Spicy
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 (Charlotte)·Dined on June 18, 2017

Fast service, neat and clean environment , love the dishes they serve in buffet.

Tags: Authentic, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine
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