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About Taj of India

Welcome to Taj of India, offering superb Indian cuisine. Experience our chef's special Dumpakht dishes: Chicken, Lamb, Seafood and Vegetarian!

2809 M Street, NW
Washington, DC 20007
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm, Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 5:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
28th Street

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 965-4266

Website:
http://www.tajofindia.com/

Parking Details:
Four Seasons Hotel has parking.

Public Transit:
Foggy Bottom Metro

Additional:
Full Bar, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout

Private Dining

Serving the Georgetown neighborhood for nearly two decades Taj of India brings classic, inspired Indian cuisine to Washington. Located on the coveted M St. NW, Taj boasts three private dining rooms for any occasion, from wedding receptions to corporate functions. Choose Taj to host your next event!

Taj of India Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.0

service

4.0

ambience

3.7

value

3.8

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Quiet

67% would recommend it to a friend

Authentic (2)
Gluten Free Options (2)
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Business Meals (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
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Kid-friendly (1)
Vegan (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Romantic (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Spicy (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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·Dined on November 24, 2017

Food and service was very good. Will certainly visit again next time I'm in DC.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 20, 2017

Terrible. This use to be a great Indian food, but utterly tasteless. The Naan bread was so thick and dense, really disappointing. Avoid!

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 10, 2017

So good! Lamb Korma is the best! Gotta to take some time to try this place!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic, Business Meals, Cozy
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·Dined on October 21, 2017

The waiter was so rude. I cannot remember his name. But was a bad experience with him ..

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

Lovely meal al fresco in georgetown. Great service, delicious food and fun ambiance.

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 (Jacksonville)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food and the service was awesome! They were very friendly and I would go there again next time I'm in D.C.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 21, 2017

The food was tasty and mild - just what we wanted! The price is about average for DC mid-tier restaurants. Ambience on a summer Friday night was cozy yet bustling. Service was very, very attentive despite how full the restaurant looked. Overall, great experience at a peak dining rush.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 10, 2017

Absolutely amazing food and service, as always!

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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on July 7, 2017

The food was very flavourable and apicy as requested. The sevice waa bith attentive and good. I would definitely go back to Taj when im in the DC area.

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 5, 2017

Nice atmosphere, easy to talk. Pleasant wait staff. Location convenient to Foggy Bottom Meyro. I love Indian food and have eaten at most of the local places. Food here is good and better than some Indian restaurants. But this time it was not as good as my previous visits. Tandoor salmon was dry and overcooked. Malai Kofta was dry and bland. Mango lassi too sweet and an artificial bright orange color. I have ordered all of these dishes here before and they were delicious, so maybe it was an off night (a Tuesday). On the other hand, chicken appetizer was huge -- enough for three people-- and tasty. Extras that are included at some restaurants (papadam, lemon pickle) cost extra here; after all, it is Georgetown.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 3, 2017

Disaster! As vegetarians we were shocked at how poor the food quality was. We left 90% of the food on the table as we could not eat it.

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 1, 2017

Sat next to a family with two kids both crying the entire meal. No offense against families who bring their kids to meals, but let's just say the experience kind of ruined my meal.

Also, not really sure the restaurant knows how to handle a busy night. The service was terrible. Had to ask the waiter to take our order, to bring more water, bring the check...etc (all over two screaming kids).

Although the food was pretty standard (nothing exceptional) I may try it again on a less busy night. Not sure they can handle the pressure.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 30, 2017

Great food, great service, great ambience. Will return when we come back to DC.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Cozy
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Well, the rice was really good. That's about the only positive thing I can say about this place. I ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala. It was so salty I could hardly taste the curry. Plus, the sauce was polluted with cilantro, which I can't stand. They have a full bar, but they don't know how to use it. I ordered a very commonplace cocktail. The waiter didn't know what I was talking about. I had to write it on his pad. What they brought me had been made with the right stuff, except that they watered it down considerably, which is a huge black mark in my book. Between this, the food, and the amateur service, there's no way I would go back.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 19, 2017

Great baingan barta and a spinach and lentil dish that was made vegan for us. Nan was very tasty and again made vegan for us. Better than Rasika for a fraction of the price.

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 24, 2017

The food here is delicious but more geared toward an American palette (mildly spiced). The only problem we encountered was with service. Our waiter insisted a member of our dining party take his tea after his meal since that's traditionally when it's drank; however my cousin wanted his tea immediately due to his sore throat but was not given it until after our appetizer and main course arrived. Additionally what was most upsetting was that our waiter threw away our leftovers (which was quite substantial) and did not seem to care that that happened. I may return if & when I do, I'd be more firm when dealing with the wait staff.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 19, 2017

Great food but the manager was beyond rude. Made a reservation months in advance then altered it to less people the day before. The manager told us that we should've made a reservation months in advance condescendingly when we walked in, to which we responded that we did months in advance. He proceeded to argue with us, then eventually sat us. For the next 15 minutes, he spent time behind the bar talking rudely about how we didn't have a reservation and what not. Horrible management, but the food was good.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 16, 2017

Terrific vegetarian options that don't sacrifice flavor. Food came out very quickly. Lighting was low and suited the soothing atmosphere of the restaurant.

Tags: Casual, Business Meals, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Late-night Find
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on April 26, 2017

The chicken tikka masala sauce was mild and delicious. The puri was light and delicate. The basmati rice was perfect. The value was very good. My only criticism would be that the seating was not comfortable.

Tags: Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 20, 2017

Food was so tasty! We had chicken tikka masala, saag paneer and aloo gobi which were fabulous, full of flavor. We were very disappointed in the tandoori lamb tho - grizzly and chewy and not very flavorful. On the upside, the naan and basmati were both excellent. I've had some really flat, damp naan and flavorless basmati at other local places so I was so happy to finally find good staples. Their saag paneer was honestly the best I've ever had - can't put my finger on what made it different but the spices were fabulous and it was packed generously with the paneer cubes too! Wait staff was very friendly and attentive as well. Lamb aside, a great place for Indian. We'll be back.

Tags: Business Meals, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 16, 2017

Good value for your money

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on April 13, 2017

Wonderful food , fast service if your in a hurry !

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 (Anchorage)·Dined on April 8, 2017

Food was disappointing but price was right. There were way too many staff filling our water every 2 minutes, but not enough kitchen staff (?) to get food to us within 1 hour. Samosas cold

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 (Miami)·Dined on March 25, 2017

Warm, tasteful space. Delicious, authentic Indian cuisine. Warm attentive staff. Loved everything about this place.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 18, 2017

The food here is great and tastes like authentic Indian food. However, the atmosphere and environment is always too loud and hectic. They passed things over our heads like dirty plates and table papers and the owner seemed to be yelling across tables to tell the servers and hostess what to do. The food is good but you would be better off ordering it through grub hub and having it delivered to your house if you want to have a calm evening.

Tags: Spicy, Authentic
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 (New England)·Dined on March 17, 2017

Food bland except for too much salt in the eggplant

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 9, 2017

I have had a lot of Indian food and this was fine but not wonderful.

Tags: Quiet Conversation
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 (Anchorage)·Dined on March 7, 2017

The food was beautiful and downright amazing. They were great about accommodating my food allergies. The waitstaff was courteous and had great recommendations. I appreciated how quiet and nice the space was.

Tags: Comfort Food, Paleo Friendly, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on March 5, 2017

Great food and service. Enjoyed all the vegetarian and vegan options for my wife. Of course I had the lamb chops which was good and seasoned well.

Tags: Worth the Drive, Vegan, Cozy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 28, 2017

This is our first choice for Indian food - highly recommend the lamb curry and dahlia soup. We mainly come here for lunch and we ate dinner here a few times. The food & service is outstanding. We tried the lunch buffet today and there were mainly chicken entrees available, but it was still good.

Parking can be an issue, so be prepared to walk a few blocks away. We have never had a long wait, even without a reservation.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 24, 2017

Food was delicious and authentic, hosts and servers were friendly

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Chicago)·Dined on February 19, 2017

Tandoor meats and breads were excellent.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 31, 2017

This is easily the best India restaurant in DC. Fantastic food and wonderful service. This will be our go-to restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 21, 2017

El unico problema es que nos dieron la mesa 45 minutos depues de la reserva y no podiamos cancelarla por la app

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 13, 2017

Positive experience all around. Everyone who worked there, from the greeter to the waiter to the very attentive water-refiller was warm and courteous. The food is amazing, and a GREAT value.

Tags: Authentic, Pre/post Theatre, Good for Anniversaries, Gluten Free Options, Outstanding Value, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Food was absolutely delicious and perfectly seasoned. Staff was very courteous and attentive all night. Can't go wrong with this place!

Tags: Good for a Date, Vegan, Creative Cuisine
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2016

We found out Taj is very close to Circulator bus stops so we rode bus to get there from local hotel. We ordered from dinner menu. Great food selection, very tasty, moderately spicy, good service.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 30, 2016

This restaurant is a true gem! The food is delicious, and the ambiance is cozy and welcoming. I have taken many people here for dinner, and everyone has loved it. Mia is the most gracious host you will find anywhere.

Tags: Authentic, Casual, Cozy, Outstanding Value, Kid-friendly, Spicy, Pre/post Theatre, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 11, 2016

First course of assorted appentizers was not good--onion bhaji floury and mushy, meats rather taseless . Main course of lamb palak, chicken tiki masala, cauliflour were very good. Without the first course I would have scored the food very good. Lunch time at the weekend was nicely quiet. Buffet not served at weekend.

Tags: Casual
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

Best Indian in Washington. Cozy romantic ambiance, excellent service and vindaloo.

Tags: Spicy, Tasting Menu, Special Occasion, Cozy, Fun
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