Taj Indian Cuisine

4.5
26 reviews
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Taj Indian Cuisine is a family owned restaurant that opened in 1987 and has remained a fixture in Ottawa for over 30 years. At Taj, our customer experience focuses on personal and customized services starting from our greetings to enjoying North Indian Punjabi style cooking prepared from a selection of innovative recipes created by owner Indu. We understand the ways of life and try our best to accommodate by serving to our clients needs whether preferring gluten free, being a vegan, vegetarian or loving your meat!

Taj Indian Cuisine is the best way to "Experience Indian Hospitality".
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CV
New England
2 reviews
Dined on January 5, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Best Indian Cuisine in the Portland Area. Every time I bring someone to try Indian food for the first time, they leave wanting to come back the next day. Love your food, please stay in the area!!!!!
Excellent to ask for mild if you're sensitive to spice and you can also get it as spicy as you like if you adore it. Great for all palates!

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ER
London
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I loved the food and the service of this restaurant.

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OT
Toronto
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Staff and food were excellent. Very personable and attentive. We will definitely be back!!!

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J
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great server, explained all the menu options, informed on gluten free options.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on January 25, 2017
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

WE BOTH HAVE EATEN THERE BEFORE, BUT MUST HAVE FORGOTTEN HOW GOOD THEIR FOOD WAS. ON THIS OCCASSION WE WENT BEFORE A MOVIE ON DATE NIGHT. WE TOOK HOME A MENU AND WILL BE BACK. OTHER THAN ONE LOUD GRANDFATHER CELEBRATING A BIRTHDAY TELEPHONE CALL, WE HAD A VERY POSITIVE EXPERIENCE. IT IS WELL WORTH THE DRIVE FROM BARRHAVEN WHERE WE LIVE.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Food is amazing; family run and just the best indian food! Love the eggplant dish and would kill for the recipe. The Aloo Tikki Chat is also one of our faves!

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J
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 5, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

So many wonderful things to say about Taj Indian Cuisine!
When you walk in you're greeted by a cheerful husband and wife, with warm colours and lighting it's a very cozy atmosphere. I've been here a few times but I always accept their recommendations as everything they've brought me is always the most amazing tastes ever! They offer mild or spicy, vegetarian/vegan or meat, everything exploding with flavour! Best na'an you've ever tasted. Ever.
My recommendations would honestly be to just talk to the owners (who are also the servers, incredible ones at that!) they will bring you something you'll adore no matter what your tastes or restrictions are! I am always leaving this place in a blissful food coma❤️

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on November 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Owner very frienfly And obliging , great food, Just across from Cineplex theatre, cosy And attentive service

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SW
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2016
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 2

The food was mediocre. Beef kabobs was ground beef. The service was ok as there was little patrons.

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DG
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 19, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This gem was recommended to me and my friend and I were extremely pleased. Definitely will be back. Wonderful service and amazing food. Great dinner and movie location!

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PT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 13, 2016
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 2

The food was great however the service was mediocre /Got there and had to wait for our friends to arrive which was fine/ In the interim we were sitted and the server disappeared without asking if we wanted to start with a light appetizer in the meantime; In addition he did not offer us water while we waited/ In my opinion he didn't seem like he wanted to be there or might be he didn't want to serve our table/I'm very big on service when I go to restaurants/ I will definitely not be going back there solely because of the service as I feel that they should make patrons feel welcome

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LM
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on July 23, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Food is excellent with a good variety of choices. Friendly environment.

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SG
Calgary
7 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I can't express how much we enjoyed ourselves at this restaurant. Our hosts clearly take so much joy and pride in what they do... It shows in every aspect of what they do. We went twice during our short stay in Ottawa - both for the wonderful food and the wonderful people.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

No question. This is the best butter chicken in Ottawa. And everything else we had, right through to dessert, was excellent, too.

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OT
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

My family of 5 ate here and had a great experience. The food was delicious and not having had Indian Cuisine but once before, we were given great advice by the owner and as a result enjoyed a very nice evening. The hospitality was outstanding!! We'll be back!

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f
Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Taj is the best Indian cuisine I've had in Ottawa, and that's saying a lot. It is a family owned gem that has been around (to my understanding) for over 15 years. The owner and our server seemed to be the father, I did not recall his name but his service and friendliness cannot be beat. From the beginning, he remembered my name through a phone call we had earlier the week regarding out Valentines Dinner Buffet reservation. And placed our seats, asked us for our drink of preference and had decorated our table in a lovely fashion. The food has always been spectacular, and was delighted to find out that the taste was just the same for the Valentines Buffet. Fantastic atmosphere, unbeatable customer service and delicious food. Taj on Carling simply cannot be beat

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

I have been going here on and off for several years. This past visit was the first in many years and the food is still of exceptional quality and the service is excellent. The owner is very helpful and amenable to adjusting dishes to accommodate special dietary requirements (we had gluten, peanut allergy and vegetarian in our midst). Our party was full of "picky" eaters and the owners were great in helping everyone figure out what they might like to eat. My nephew is now a converted Indian food-lover! You can taste the quality and care they put into their food and it is well-worth every penny.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on December 15, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Taj quickly became a favourite of ours. The food is always fantastic and the owners are wonderful people who always have great suggestions to enhance the experience. We can't say enough about this place!

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Chicago
17 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We were in Ottawa for business and decided to try some local Indian cuisine. We found Taj Indian Cuisine on open table and decided to try it. It's a small, clean and cozy environment. The owner greeted us immediately and ushered us to our table. He recommended some great dishes and made suggestions based on what we liked and our preferences. The food was amazing and truly authentic we will definately be back to this restaurant!

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 31, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was very good and the staff were exceptional.

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on October 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have tried a lot of Indian Restaurants in Ottawa, and this is still the best one. I come here every couple of months, since I live on the other side of town, but I bring all my friends here and company when they come to visit. Love it... love the food... and love the service. Great people who make you feel welcome and will help you out with your menu choices.

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J
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on August 15, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The test of food is so fresh. If you like Indian food great for you. If you don't, try it because you may change your mind.

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OT
Ottawa
4 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Great meal served by the owners themselves. A small neighbourhood restaurant feel, with authentic indian cuisine served warm and fresh right out of the tandoor. Excellent aloo gobi, sag paneer, shrimp masala. Hot, moist buttered naan with just the right combination of soft texture and crispy crust. Light, perfectly cooked basmati rice - soft, light and just a hint of fragrance. The butter chicken was the only average dish - too bland and creamy, lacking the usual complexity of flavour that Indian cuisine usually delivers in spades. The owner greeted regulars warmly, and expressed a genuine affection and interest in their visit. Will definitely return to Taj Indian Cuisine!

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S
Richmond
20 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

I was visiting from out of town and just happened to find this place by chance on opentable and it was close by. My gf recommended to try it out . Their vegetarian dishes are good. I had palou (it's a rice based dish and can be with various combo like chicken and shrimp) that was spicy and delicious but there mango lassi that was okay could have be sweeter and thicker in viscosity. but overall good place for a early dinner or brunch

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OT
Ottawa
1 review
Dined on May 23, 2015
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Very good food, though not cheap by any means. The Tandorori sampler was a good choice, as it came with rice and a small salad.

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P
Ottawa
2 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 3

Food is very tasty. Quantity is also sufficient. Give complete satisfaction. Fast service.

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