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The Maharaja

4.6
415 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Located in a heart of Harvard Square, The Maharaja is the Top Indian restaurant in Boston/Cambridge. The Maharaja serves an authentic Indian cuisine in a stunning setting, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking bustling Harvard Square.
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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on March 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing!!!

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KammieC
New England
1 review
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and friendly staff! Our meal came out quickly and was delicious. Will definitely be back!

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Jack
New England
1 review
Dined on February 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal, with large portions. Waitstaff was attentive and friendly and took proper COVID precautions. A must go place if you enjoy Indian food.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

The food is good, very good menu options as well.

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Chem008
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

A great place to dine and lunch. Appreciate the food quality.

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vipBandido
Washington DC
50 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very tasty Indian food; heat level can be adjusted to suit. Excellent, friendly service.

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Chem008
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 16, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience4

Will revisit soon! Great ambience... Hospitality great

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The restaurant ambience is very good. The service is very nice. The cost is very high but may be due to the location it might be high.

The service was excellent. I ordered a curry and it ended up something I didn't expect, Immediately the waiter took it away and got a replacement very quickly.

The thing I don't like is they charge for onions , lemon and raitha which is usually unexpected in any other indian restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
1 review
Dined on January 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice ambiance and great food! I will definitely be back!

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Chem008
New England
3 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Good place to go for lunch and dinner! Good hospitality too.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on November 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely The best Indian food in New England!

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vipHarrietD
New England
37 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Nice to be back to our favorite Indian restaurant! Outdoor tables and heaters made for a pleasant evening. The tandoor lamb chops delicious as usual.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Amarillo
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We miss the lunch buffet and suggest that they gradually return to it, but have restaurant staff serve patrons instead of patrons serving themselves from the buffet.
We had the ala carte lunch, which is good but a little pricey, especially for a college area. It would be nice if they would do a lunch combo and include naan and rice with the entree.
Overall a good restaurant.
Mango lassi with ginger is very good, as is the korma.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New England
16 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

By far the best Indian Food around. Everything is made fresh to order, the balance and depth of flavor is spot on. Best Dal Makhani ever. Sag Paneer and Paneer Tikka Masala are a must!

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IshanG
1 review
Dined on August 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is one of the best Indian restaurant I have been to throughout United States. Food quality and service is upto the mark.

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glutenfreediner
New England
3 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Courteous , lovely staff. Quiet , which is a high priority for us. They need people to come ! Keep them in business. No buffet allowed yet , but food is great They take great precautions for covid We took home a menu so we can study it and order in the future.- because we used to only get the buffet. Worth it !

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vipSmileheals
New York Area
36 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Decent food and nice service. The last time we visited this place was in 2011. We had expected the same quality of food. Overall a decent experience.

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vipKiskagirl
New England
9 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience3

The restaurant was pretty empty when we go there and it took about 15 minutes for a server to take our order once we ordered we waited about 45 minutes for our food, they brought the appetizers with the entrees which was disappointing and forgot the condiments we ordered, server never came back to check on us or see if we needed anything or more drinks. The food was really tasteless, which is odd for an Indian restaurant the dishes tasted bland, and the meats were very tough. Our little Indian restaurant by where we will is much better!

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GeorgeS
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, reasonably priced and the service was excellent.

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MichelleT
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The buffet was delicious and the service was friendly and attentive.

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vipArlmom
New England
8 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was all delicious and our server was very attentive. We would definitely go back.

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vipSang
New England
15 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good and ambience was also good for everyday restaurant. Service was ok. My main dish came out incorrect (wrong dish) and had to wait while my friends dinner was already out (we were in a hurry for a play). Server was polite but never really apologize for the mistake. Other than the server mishap, it was a decent experience.

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AlejandraI
1 review
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall3food2service5ambience4

I thought the place would be a little fancier but it seemed more like a family restaurant. The service was great but the food wasn't that good. It wasn't that bad either but I have tried way better and more delicious quality indian food. The food was kind of plain and boring without that "kick" you expect from indian food. Take the chicken samosas, they taste like plain, dry ground chicken wrapped in fried pastry. I also usually LOVE! Indian mango chutney, but sadly, here it tasted more like very sweet mango jelly without that tangy savory flavor I was expecting. We also ordered a lamb dish but we didn't like it. We did like the chicken dish.

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Lvmybmr
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

The food was pretty good overall. We went for the buffet. It was pretty crowded. Most of the food was fairly spicy. Parking is a definite issue but once you find a space, it's worth the wait.

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Madison
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The food took a long time to arrive from the kitchen and one dish was wrong, but everything we ordered was so good.

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vipKathyG
New England
47 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

We love this place and go every few months. Both eggplant dishes are delicious. The food is fresh and the wait staff are attentive, but not hovering.

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WillR
1 review
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were a group of 6, 4 of whom are Indian (aka tough critics). Our server was amazing. The food was great. EVERYONE was happy.

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vipMCM1
New England
8 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Luncheon Buffet...Wonderful selection freshly prepared...Excellent friendly service from Frank my waiter

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SandeeS
New England
1 review
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend - wonderful ambiance overlooking the square in Cambridge. There is an extensive menu for vegans and vegetarian with wonderful tasty dishes.

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Nice
New England
15 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

What a nice surprise in Harvard square. The restaurant is surrounded by full glass windows so we could watch the snow through dinner. Food delicious -- naan, chicken tikka masala, samosas, pakoras, etc. wait staff great. Recommended!

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IrmineU
1 review
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Indian food compared to other Indian restaurants. The staff is always friendly and efficient and quick! Definitely a great place to gather with friends and family! My favorite restaurant so far!

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vipKerryM
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food as always! Great for gluten free.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was fabulous and the staff were fantastic. There was a good variety of vegetarian options. For the non- vegetarians the chicken tiki masala was lovely.

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AndrewB
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is the best for Indian food - the food is great, service is very prompt and diligent even when crowded, it's clean, tastefully decorated, with huge windows over JFK st. & the small park next to it.

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BarbaraK
New England
3 reviews
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food!

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Evie
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food at the lunch buffet is AMAZING! We ate sooooo much and it was some of the best Indian food I've had in Boston. Everything tasted super fresh and not overly greasy. There was also so much variety. I wished it was little bit less expensive but that is just because I am a broke college student. Overall, it was well worth it and I will definitely be back.

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vipNicholasP
New England
26 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall4food3service5ambience5

I'm a regular at this place. This time I had Murgh Wajid Ali -- Chicken in creamy sauce
which I found too bland. But everything else was fine, and I'll be back!

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CyrusO
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on November 22, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

The Lamb Saag is delightful--so flavorful. And the ambience is vibrant, understated.

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vipNicholasP
New England
26 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

I'm a regular at the Maharajah. I like the ambience and the service is always excellent.
Sometimes in the past the curry has been a bit bland -- not this time! I had a Lamb Vindaloo
which should be hot enough to bring on a sweat -- and it certainly did.

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MallikaP
New England
2 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

We went to Maharaja for a birthday dinner. We were luckily given a corner seat with window on both sides. It added to our celebrations. The night view was georgeous and food phenominal.
The 'paneer tikka' starter and 'hara bhara kabab' were tasty. But the highlight for us was the 'chicken
biryani'. My husband loved the Lucknow styled 'biryani' and really relished it till 2 days later. So in all, it was a fun night with tasty food.

FAQs

The Maharaja does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Maharaja also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 547-2757.

The Maharaja is rated 4.6 stars by 415 OpenTable diners.

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.