Taj of India

4.3
318 reviews
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Welcome to Taj of India, offering superb Indian cuisine. Experience our chef's special Dumpakht dishes: Chicken, Lamb, Seafood and Vegetarian!
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TC
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

It was our first time dining at Taj of India, our group truly enjoyed the food. We were able to sit outside on Saturday evening and watch the sunset, it was a great date night. I strongly recommend you make a reservation, as they were very busy and I was grateful that we had the foresight to make a refreshment.

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TL
1 review
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 3

While the food was enjoyable, I had to wait one and a half hours for my food. The people sitting by us arrived 10 minutes after us got served 20 minutes before us. After this occurred we complained and after the manager came over to our table and told us we were wrong and everyone arrived at the same time. The service was awful and I would not recommend.

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OT
Washington DC
32 reviews
Dined on March 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

The only problem was that Taj neglected to tell Open Table that I showed up for my reservation. I was able to clear that up with Open Table.

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M
Washington DC
63 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everyone on the staff is always very welcoming. We have been enjoying this food for about 15 years.

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Atlanta
4 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Yummy! Will be returning.

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CS
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Not real Indian food. Flavorless, tasteless, not well cooked. I got raw shrimps, be very careful if you are planning to eat there. They do not have flat bottled water. Do not recommend this crappy food.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 15, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 1

The Buffet was Cold. Three diferente chicken dishes. A Biriyani that tasted very bland. The waitress was not very nice and did not want to serve chai tea after lunch because the kitchen was closed at three pm. We were there since 1:45pm. But was serving lunch to an indian couple after 3:00pm. A bit shocking!!

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JG
Denver
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We got the vegetable Samoas which are delicious and then ordered butter chicken and mixed vegetable curry with naan everything was spot on. This is our favorite Indian restaurant!

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OT
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

It was a wonderful place to have dinner. The wait staff is very nice, and the food is absolutely delicious. Furthermore, the price is very reasonable especially considering the area.

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OT
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on February 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service and food were great. The Indian beer, Taj, went well with our courses.

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CN
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food and service. Manager cares about his customers.

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s
1 review
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 2

Highly average food at exorbitant prize. They have no clue how to cook an authentic Indian food.

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SH
Jacksonville
128 reviews
Dined on January 18, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

Taj of India is conveniently located in Georgetown and has a pleasant atmosphere. Surprised as to the last minute availability on a Friday night. If you’re a fan of Indian food, the menu is quite expansive with seeming lots of good choices. If you have a limited taste for this type of food, you can generally find something to enjoy.

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M
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on December 30, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was soooo good. It was filing, healthy and tasty. Next time I’m back in DC, I will definitely come here again. Can’t wait to tell my friends & family back home in New York the best go-to for Indian food in DC.

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B
Caribbean
37 reviews
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Our favorite Indian restaurants were all closed for the holiday so we came here almost under duress and I must say it was very delicious. My husband wolfed down his butter chicken which was very much to his taste. If you like really spicy Indian food this might not be your cup of tea but many times my husband can’t enjoy because his spicy hoy threshold is pretty low. So this was a very welcomed change. The Naan was perfect, a bit charred in the bottom, which I like but buttery and not too crispy. I actually took my food home and it was even better. Very happy! The pace was packed. My only complain was that I was seated with my head literally behind the bar counter and every time they handled the glasses that were behind me it was very startling. Will definitely come back next time we are in DC.

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Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food and service were excellent. Soup and entree were perfect. The garden salad was disappointing- iceberg lettuce, cucumbers and tomatoes only

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OT
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

Yummy! Great service and very kind staff. Very reasonably priced and authentic Indian cuisine.

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YK
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good indian food. Quick service. Would go again

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M
Washington DC
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Food is great and staff is very attentive but not overbearing!

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VG
New York Area
1 review
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 2

We were very disappointed in this restaurant. The food was bland at best. We love Indian food and were looking forward to a great meal. The only item that was ok was the paratha ??!!! In addition, the bus boy spilled sauces all over the table and my husband and he never returned to help clean up or even offer additional napkins. When we mentioned it to the waiter no one seems to care. Very disappointing overall. Luckily we were just happy to be together as a family. We really don't know how Taj can have such good reviews. We will never go back!

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Denver
7 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Really disappointed in the food and the service. Our table was an afterthought to the staff. The Manhattan was the worst I have ever had and the food was bland at best. The manager threw the check on our table and it fell on the floor, not bothering to pick it up.
Expected more, received a lot less.

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T
Richmond
4 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

BEST Indian food in DC - Hands Down!

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M
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on August 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food. Waiter was very helpful. Small well done restaurant.

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RK
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on August 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is quite good, the service prompt and efficient and the ambiance is conducive to a reasonable conversation.

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ER
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on August 18, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Had dinner at Taj of India before seeing a show at the Kennedy Center. I read online reviews that indicated the restaurant was often crowded on weekends and encourage making a reservation. I assume it was because we had an early dinner (6PM), but the restaurant only had a few other patrons when we ate. No complaints though because this meant that we were served quickly and had plenty of extra time to walk around before our show.

The food was very good - our table ordered Chicken Tikka Masala, Butter Chicken, Lamb Biryani, and Plain Naan. In particular, the lamb in the biryani was quite tender compared to other times I've had this dish elsewhere. The Butter Chicken had good flavor - more tomatoey than other places I've eaten at, but I enjoyed it. We even took home some leftovers and they were delicious for lunch the next day! The Naan was fine, nothing extraordinary, but a good compliment to the meal.

The service was attentive (often refilling water glasses and checked in a couple times to make sure we were happy) and quick! Our group of 3 agreed we would all happily come back.

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M
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 1

Everything was good until I got sick from the food. Spent all Sunday night and Monday morning in the bathroom.

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SW
Hawaii
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great tastes and nicely varied menu. Quiet atmosphere with attentive, but not intrusive, staff.

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h
Washington DC
15 reviews
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

We probably aren't an average review, we've been to India and really enjoy the bold flavors of all parts of India's cuisine. Taj was a nice little place to go for dinner, it was friendly, good service, and the food was fine. Nothing special, nothing offensive, not expensive. I wish we had been asked about the spice level of the dishes we ordered, everything was bland, not spiced at all. They did bring papadams and some chutneys to start which was nice, I with I had them on the table to spice up my entree.

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JC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on July 26, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Very good food and service, good location. Spicy rice with shrimp was excellent

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JH
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 25, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 2

the food was too spicy; I asked for mild
The chairs were very hard
They took my 2,000 points which only gave me $10 off the bill
and said because they gave me $10 off they would not give me any points for going to their restaurant
Very disappointing?

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T
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

I've been here before but it's been several years. So glad to see that it hasn't changed. The food was amazing and they were great to accommodate our group that expanded.

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on July 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food here was WONDERFUL. I enjoyed a sampler of three entrees, and it was impossible to decide which was the best, because everything was so good.

The service was friendly and efficient, and among the very best I've experienced in 11 years living in DC.

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F
Washington DC
43 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Decent Indian food in Georgetown. Small and service is a bit slow. But all in all an enjoyable meal. We are spoiled by having higher end Indian restaurants near us, so this would not be my first choice, but on any given evening you’ll see Indian families eating here, so they must be doing something right!

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RC
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Excellent traditional Indian food in a cool location that’s good for people watching, without being in a loud section of Georgetown. Not too many tables so be sure to come early or come with a reservation because it fills up quickly, especially weekend nights.

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JP
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on June 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The selection options were tremendous. There were six of us, 3 ordered vegetarian and 3 ordered meat options. Every meal was delicious, very flavorful and authentic. The service was friendly and attentive. We choose this restaurant due to the number of vegetarian and vegan options in addition to the wonderful meat based dishes. We had dinner at another Indian restaurant just after this one. Taj was hands down superior. We will be going back.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great experience.

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CH
New England
51 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 1ambience 4

We had the pleasure of being seated outside on a comfortable DC summer night. My husband and I shared the appetizer sampler - it did not disappoint. The food was delicious.
Our main entrees were selected from the specialties page, and we each ordered the same, a mixture of meats, served with rice, yogurt, and comes with desert. The food was fabulous. Mine was spicy enough to burn my lips (per my request) and his was mild enough to enjoy without making him uncomfortable. The meats were flavorful and moist. The food here is totally worth another visit.
The downside was the service. We were there an hour and a half, too long for a meal and an appetizer for two people. Once our entrees were finished we sat for a full 13 minutes before the waiter to returned to offer us our choices for dessert. Unfortunately we had to be some where at 8 and were now going to be late. We missed out on the dessert included with our meal. When we requested the check, it was taken, a few minutes later our waiter was serving champagne to the table next to us, yet hadn't returned our credit card. By the time we were able to sign for our bill it was after 8 leaving us to run down M street as to reduce how late we now were.
Great food, super slow service.

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L
E. Tennessee
36 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent food, service, and experience

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KB
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 4food 3service 5ambience 3

The service at Taj of India was excellent--very attentive. While the butter chicken was delicious and tender, the lamb vindaloo was not spicy, and we were looking forward to a very spicy vindaloo.

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NS
Atlanta
47 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

The food was fresh tasting but the order got messed up. The appetizer never came and so we had to reorder when the main courses arrived. They weren’t overly busy and our server (3 different people) kept changing so this was a bit of the issue. Overall the food and service was adequate but the portions were a bit smaller than most Indian restaurants. The wine we ordered also was sour and should have been discarded but we had bought the bottle and didn’t want to make a fuss. I’d come back I wouldn’t order wine, and I’d come for lunch because the portion is lunch size.

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