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Taj Mahal

4.1
52 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian
Perfect For:
  • Spicy
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Casual
The Taj mahal restaurant is one of the longest serving eateries in Birmingham city centre. Established in 1962, this family run business has been providing residents and visitors with the finest Indian cuisine for over 50 years.
To us, food is synonymous with freshness and quality. We We stay away from assembly-line work and prepare our dishes fresh upon ordering and entirely from scratch. The quality of the food and service we provide are of the upmost important to the restaurant. The quality of the food and service we provide are of the upmost important to the restaurant. 
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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Hours of operation

Sunday - Wednesday: 5:30pm - 2:00am
Thursday: 5:30pm - 2:30am
Friday and Saturday: 5:30pm - 4am
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Phone number
0121 643 3695
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Neighborhood
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Public transit
Rail Station: Birmingham New Street
What 52 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.2
food
4.3
service
3.8
ambience
4.2
value
89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined 7 days ago

Enjoyable food good service ideal location a really traditional Indian restaurant that delivered just what we wanted

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2.0Dined on February 24, 2018

Wonderful food, wonderful staff and restaurant is clean and comfortable. But please, a phone ringing every two minutes and extremely loud to attract waiters from the tables. These calls were for take away food and stacked behind our table and right next to us, a table full of boxes for drivers to load and deliver. It would take little to give Taj Mahal 5* for all as it would take little to rectify. But celebrating a birthday, where information had been left with the restaurant about this event and nothing special added to our visit even though I was happy to pay and this was noted. All in, sadly very disappointed. Should have done a take away maybe!

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5.0Dined on February 15, 2018

had very good meal before seeing ballet at hyprodome

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4.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Food was very good. Staff were friendly. Hidden away off the main road but nice little spot and wasnt too busy.

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5.0Dined on February 12, 2018

A great first visit to Taj Mahal we were meeting with friends we met on a recent trip to India
Busy although eating early the food was delicious and we were asked at what pace we wanted courses to come out Very friendly happy staff look forward to going again

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4.0Dined on February 3, 2018

Good food and efficient and friendly service. Very handy as an after theatre restaurant.

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4.0Dined on January 2, 2018

Place was a bit quiet and atmosphere a bit muted, this didn't bother me as dining alone midweek. However the food was delicious and would happily go back.

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2017

Went before the theatre and were the only customers in there. Food was average and quite bland. Even though it was empty we felt very rushed, our starters arrived before we had finished out poppadoms..

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4.0Dined on November 4, 2017

The food was a little pricey but was tasty, quite a small restaurant and it did feel a bit cramped when we first arrived. Service was good and waiters were friendly enough

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5.0Dined on October 7, 2017

A really good Birmingham currey house. Good service and discovered a new type of currey which was very delicious. Certainly one we will return too

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3.0Dined on September 17, 2017

I felt the they too much food colouring for harray Mirch lamb dish

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5.0Dined on September 9, 2017

Best curry and service we have found in sometime, this will now be our new favourite Indian restaraunt .

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4.0Dined on September 4, 2017

What a great find. This is a great Indian restaurant: good honest food. What's not to like?

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4.0Dined on August 19, 2017

Good value for money. Thoroughly enjoyable food. Good friendly service. Staff were helpful. I'd happily go back again. Perfect location for our group too. The bogs were a bit "yucky" though. That would be my only gripe.

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4.0Dined on August 12, 2017

Its been here for years and I've been dining here irregularly for years too! Its a great place; very clean and tidy with polite and prompt service. Open late too so ideal for after a show at the Alex or Electric Cinema. The food is very tasty and the meat is succulent and very tender.
I would not hesitate to recommend this restaurant to anyone for a great curry. However, it can occasionally get quite busy even though its off the beaten track.

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4.0Dined on August 2, 2017

We were excited to try a Birmingham curry during our visit to the city. The curry was fine, but quite ordinary. Service is was very good however

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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

The restaurant had no knowledge of my booking through Open Table for 12 so was a bit frustrating as I had colleagues travelling from all over the Midlands for this meal.

Fortunately the restaurant were very accommodating and set us up a table and served us as they were still reasonably quiet having just opened.

Would not book with opentable again based on this experience and would always phone the restaurant and confirm my booking if I do regardless of the emails received.

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2.0Dined on June 10, 2017

Took 30 mins to be seated despite booking. Gave the table poppadoms but no cutlery or plates!?

Only cleared table between courses when asked.

Ordered different curries (standard and chef specials), all looked similar....alarmingly red!

Don't bother if you fancy even an average curry!

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4.0Dined on June 10, 2017

V busy on Saturday night but v friendly and lovely food, recommended.

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4.0Dined on March 4, 2017

Booked a table of 6 - lively place, good range of the standard Indian dishes, all food was very good, wine was good value and there seemed to be a very busy takeaway trade going on too. Well worth a visit if in the city centre - only comment wold be location which is down a dimly lit side street just next to New Street Station.

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5.0Dined on January 14, 2017

We were visiting the restaurant for a pre theatre meal and arrived slightly early to find they were not open but on arriving a few minutes later the staff were kind enough to open early welcomed us in. The food was excellent having elected the Nepalese Dhansak on recommendation and the overall meal was very well priced.

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3.0Dined on December 18, 2016

Food was good, there weren't many people in there as it was Sunday night. Service was friendly but not overly warm. I would go back there.

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

After a bit of a fuss finding the place on Google map we arrived to a friendly welcome and were seated immediately. The place was packed and the atmosphere was great. Service time was good in the circumstances and the food was excellent. Highly recommended

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4.0Dined on December 17, 2016

Great service and lovely food.
The best King Prawn Bhuna I have ever had!

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5.0Dined on December 15, 2016

This was third time visited the restaurant as a party of 12. As before service was really good and food delicious and great value. It all made for a great night out. Will definitely visit again.

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4.0Dined on December 10, 2016

I have put the Five Stars on the ones I can but only due to the Ladies Bathroom which my female companions rated very poor it would have been a Five all over. Food, Service, and Ambience were perfect. One other mark down though is the price was slightly high for a Standard Curry.

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5.0Dined on December 8, 2016

Booked for a pre show meal, food was great and very reasonably priced. Staff were welcoming and attentive. Chosen for proximity to theatres and O2 academy, will definitely be returning, great place!

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3.0Dined on November 18, 2016

Food was nice enough but not outstanding. The place is clean and tidy. service was slow considering there was only 8 people eating.
Staff were sloppy and uninterested

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4.0Dined on November 18, 2016

What sets this Curry-house aside from the rest isn't the fact that it's in a back street, that makes you wonder why it's listed on Toptable on the approach, or the slightly-too-loud Indian lounge music: it's the quality of the food. I agree with the review a few back - best curry I've ever had (and I've had quite a few!). The Cobra's half tidy as well.

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4.0Dined on November 1, 2016

The service was quick and friendly, the food was quite exceptional and the price was outstanding I would visit again and will be advising friends/family to visit also

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3.0Dined on October 15, 2016

Does what it says on the tin. Good food. Atmosphere ok but some diners just too loud.

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5.0Dined on September 17, 2016

Came to Birmingham central first time with some friends for the midlands whisky festival.
As tradition we always go for an Indian meal afterwards, the food and service was great and the waiting staff friendly and helpful.
One of the best Indian restaurants I've been to, wish we had the same calibre of Indian cuisine over here in Lincoln. Very good.

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5.0Dined on August 20, 2016

Fabulous place, food was great, service was great. Loved it

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4.0Dined on August 9, 2016

Good food. Pity that the restaurant had no record of the booking through Opentable

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5.0Dined on June 18, 2016

we went in for a stag do. Booked for a table of 12, everyone ate well, no complaints about the food, the service was efficient and the price was good.

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1.0Dined on February 22, 2016

Awful food. The worst Indian I had in my life. Biryani was taste less. And the butter chicken was sweet and fruity!
Raitha was so sour and watery!

They were going to charge us 4+£ for coffee that we didn't have. We noticed the additional charge in the bill so they took it away.

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1.0Dined on November 28, 2015

Booked this restaurant a month in advance as a party of us were meeting up for drinks and a meal in Birmingham. I booked it so far ahead because some of the party were coming a long way and we wanted a city centre location.
When we arrived at 7.30 it was clear the restaurant was full and our party of 6 could not be seated.
When I asked about my booking they gave me some waffle that they had stopped taking 7.30 bookings through this web site. When I asked if he had put the block on a month ago he looked sheepish and had no answer. Definitely telling a lie. Probably had given the table away thinking we weren't turning up.
Said if we got a drink he would call/text us in 20 minutes when there was a table. We left and went to the Big Wok Chinese which does a great meal.
Got a text off the Taj Mahal 2 hours later saying they had a table.
I didn't respond as my belly was full of lovely Chinese food.
Avoid this place. They can't organise the drink in the brewery

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5.0Dined on November 13, 2015

Excellent food, excellent service and a great finish to the day.

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5.0Dined on October 31, 2015

Had a wonderful evening with my husband, staff was friendly... I had chicken madras that was very hot but the taste was beautiful...

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3.0Dined on September 1, 2015

Average at best

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