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.
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.
The food took a long time to arrive from the kitchen and one dish was wrong, but everything we ordered was so good.
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.
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.
Great Luncheon Buffet...Wonderful selection freshly prepared...Excellent friendly service from Frank my waiter
Highly recommend - wonderful ambiance overlooking the square in Cambridge. There is an extensive menu for vegans and vegetarian with wonderful tasty dishes.
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!
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!
Excellent food as always! Great for gluten free.
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.
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.
Great atmosphere, friendly staff, delicious food!
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.
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!
The Lamb Saag is delightful--so flavorful. And the ambience is vibrant, understated.
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.
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.
We love this place - all fo the food is so good and the service is awesome. Not to mention all fo the windows for Harvard watching!
Nothing jumps out at me good or bad, would recommend in a pinch.
Excellent tandoori chicken, attentive service, lovely view over Harvard square and reasonable prices make for a lovely evening
Once again, excellent in all respects. Our 4th dinner in 3 months, mostly with friends who thought the same.
Excellent buffet lunch, excellent Indian food!! Perfect for our multi-generation group on a Sunday before a theater performance at the Loeb.
Excellent range of choice, best dishes very fine indeed, especially for the price. Two of our favorites are dal makhani and lamb saag. Wine list very modest but adequate. Service very attentive but not intrusive. Table layout attractive--not close-packed like many Cambridge restaurants--with a great many along the plate glass windows on two sides. Altogether one of our current favorite Cambridge dining options.
Horrible very poor quality food
We are sorry you did not have a good experience when dining with us. We will pass these comments along to our staff and we hope to see you in the future.
it was solid north indian food. Nothing special but good if you're in the mood for indian, are in a large group, and/or looking for not too expensive dining experience
We had my friend’s birthday dinner there and loved it! The food was fantastic!!! We’ll definitely be back.
This is a great Cambridge institution! The food is great, authentic, fresh indian cuisine. The large picture windows and perch on the 2nd floor make it a perfect spot to people watch in picturesque Harvard Square whie you enjoy a wonderful meal!
Delicious food with great regional variety and many dishes to select from for vegetarian and non vegetarian foodies!
We wanted to like the food, but it was just bland. Being Indian, I have been to numerous Indian restaurants, but this was the worst. Absolutely no taste at all to the food... no seasoning. Perhaps if we had ordered off of the menu instead of the buffet, we could have specified the spice level. BLAND food.
Best of the 12-15 Boston area Indian restaurants we’ve visited in a 30-year period. Good service, diverse menu, excellent value, pleasant ambiance. We definitely plan to return and recommend.
Bad food i want my money back. The chicken was burnt and all other food was cold as hell
We are very sorry that you did not enjoy your meal. We wish that you would have contacted a manager during your visit to help remedy the situation. We hope to see you again in the future
This place never disappoints! Have only been for dinner, but enjoy it every time.
Amazing. Nice night. Great food. Kind people.
Great authentic tasting Indian food. Nice ambience. Great waiting staff.
I really appreciated their accommodating my requests both for a quiet area and for a window. Our waiter was friendly but seemed pretty inexperienced, kept sort of half clearing the table.
Food here is quite good, with several offerings not found in other Indian restaurants. Tandoori salmon is moist, flavorful, perfectly seasoned. Accompanying dal is great, tho would have like a few more side veggies.
Hara Bhara Kabob is excellent, unusual green (from spinach) patties w a bit of heat.
Love the light, airy space, excellent second-story view of Harvard Square.
Always a good experience. Good food and accommodating staff. One of the best Indian cuisine restaurants in the area.
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.
Amazing food and service. I recommend the table near the window.