The Maharaja

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$30 and under
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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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New England
1 review
Dined on June 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a good experience. Good food and accommodating staff. One of the best Indian cuisine restaurants in the area.

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Montreal
8 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We were thrilled with the Maharaja. We had a crazy plane ride to Boston, with a last minute cancellation by the airline and a scramble. The restaurant moved our time, the service was perfect, the drinks delicious, the food wonderful. The price was actually great! I wish I lived close to it , my husband and I would go often.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food and service. I recommend the table near the window.

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New England
46 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The Maharaja is a a first class Indian restaurant. Superb food. Not to be missed.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

Overall it was good experience but if I would have not seen a big black fly next to my table than could have given 5/5!!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great value, extensive Gluten Free menu, innovative cocktails. Will come again!

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 3

The food is always delicious but the service could use some improvements. Waitress very nice but at times it was really hard to get anyone to come over to the table.

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New England
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The samosas were amazing, dough was light and crispy.

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FM
New England
11 reviews
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 3

Great variety & quality of Indian cuisine overlooking Harvard Square

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H
1 review
Dined on May 8, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The staff and management are lovely and work hard to make sure the dinner is enjoyable. The curry is delicious!

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JH
Salt Lake City
24 reviews
Dined on April 29, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Great buffet, great views of the square below

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FJ
New England
11 reviews
Dined on April 15, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Loved it! Kids loved it- better than we’ve had in London.

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TJ
Dallas
4 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service.

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B
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 4

Great ambiance and location. The veggie samosas were excellent. From there the food went downhill. Sadly, the worst Indian food I have had since I have been in Boston. There was very little flavor, minimal spice even though I ordered medium spiciness, and the peshwari naan was very bland. I won't be back.

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SD
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Don't change a thing! You are one of the few restaurants in the area that understand what a dining experience should be. The service is always good, but not hurried. The noise level is perfect. Food, consistently good.

Thank you! Sheila Dillon

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Portland
4 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved this place! We just moved back to Boston and have an obsession with Indian food and this place was fabulous! We will be back many times over😍

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DB
New England
6 reviews
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 5

It was good.
The service was quick and friendly.
The food was very good. And there were good sized portions.

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New England
5 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent service and amazing food!

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New England
16 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Impeccable service with nicely dressed tables (white starched tablecloths, shiny silver, and sparkling glasses) to set the mood for seriously delicious, though slightly over-priced dinners, in this authentic gem located in the heart of Harvard Square.

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RA
London
15 reviews
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The Curry’s we had chicken tika masala and Goan fish curry were superb. Home made and very fresh. Prices are reasonable and there were lots of Asian people dining in to - a very diverse clientele in fact.

Worth a trip If in the neighborhood. Well above average all round.

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New England
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Their weekend buffet is widespread and very delicious. A must have !

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JD
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Great little Indian place to eat that I would enjoy a casual lunch or a more formal dinner at. The only down point was being seated in the direct sun. Maybe some shades on the windows that will also allow you to see out during Sunday midday lunches? Excellent food, friendly service. Clean & modern.

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DI
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Great food. Would be nice to get better wines at the same time

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l
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 2

Overall OK, but basic Indian food should be much better. Chicken Masala is so dry even if swimming in the sauce. Dessert not really good and only 2 on the buffet.

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New England
46 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

High quality Indian food served in a very pleasant dining room. Not to be missed.

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New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on March 6, 2019
Overall 2food 3service 3ambience 4

Understaffed. So it leads to issues.

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New England
4 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Haven't been to The Maharaja in many years, but happy that we've rediscovered this restaurant. Everything was perfect. We thoroughly enjoyed our meal and so did our friends.

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K
San Diego
81 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Great service, good food, lovely evening.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 27, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is the best Indian food in Boston. Great restaurant and service and the food was authentic and inspired culinary creations.

Well done!!!

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KG
New England
44 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love this place. The atmosphere is warm and inviting, the food is delicious and the staff are friendly and helpful. It's in an odd location but once you find it you will be pleased.

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New England
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This place has exotic Indian food which anyone from anywhere in the world can enjoy. I take my dining experiences very seriously, for both myself and my family, and I can confidently state that this is the best Indian restaurant in Massachusetts!!

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m
New England
12 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always consistent. The servers are attentive but not lurking. Had an amazing Aloo Samosa Chatt. And good goat byrani.

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OT
1 review
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

It was pretty quiet they served us our meal and nothing out of the extraordinary. Very simple restaurant

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We hadn't been to this location since it was Bombay Club. The food at Maharaja was terrific. We are pesco-vegetarians and found the salmon delicious and the vegetable biryani the best we've ever had.

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AB
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious Indian food at reasonable prices. The restaurant is on the second floor and the walls are almost entirely windows, leaving you with a fantastic view of the iconic Harvard Square

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New England
34 reviews
Dined on February 6, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great selection of regional dishes in a pleasant setting overlooking Harvard square

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RA
1 review
Dined on February 3, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We really enjoyed the food and they took great care of us!

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New England
21 reviews
Dined on February 2, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always excellent. Busier than when I’ve been in the past so a little louder, but consistently excellent food, service, value.

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KO
New England
14 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love coming here. The food is great and the service is excellent.

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DC
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Residing in the northern suburbs, my daughter and I traveled by subway - Orange Line and Red Line to visit The Maharajah. It's worth it!

It was a sunny day and we enjoyed our table by the window. We opted for the buffet. They have streamlined the buffet table and expanded their selections. Everything we chose was delicious.

Our gracious and friendly waiter saw to our every need, even assisting me as I walk with a cane. He offered to bring me any dish from the buffet.

The mark of a good restaurant, in my opinion, is when on a return visit, you anticipate the same great food and service, and you are not disappointed!

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