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Taj of India

4.3
276 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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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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Private dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan
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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
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Phone number
(202) 965-4266
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
28th Street
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Parking details
Four Seasons Hotel has parking.
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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!

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What 276 People Are Saying
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4.4
service
4.2
ambience
4.3
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75% of people would recommend it to a friend
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2.0Dined 5 days ago

I ordered the chicken tikka masala, and it was flavorless, basically just chicken with a cream sauce and very little flavor.

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

Was hands down the Best Indian food we have ever eaten. We are from out of state, but will be returning in August and this restaurant is on our list!!! The lamb is tender and the sauces/spices are phenomenal! Highly recommend this restaurant to anyone looking for Great Food!!!

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5.0Dined on April 10, 2018

Lovely restaurant. Would come back again. Had the Tandoori lamb. Excellent

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5.0Dined on April 8, 2018

While visiting Georgetown from NYC, we found Taj to be a great find. Attentive and professional service with a friendly twist, very good choices of food and delicious. The waiter knew the menu well, and gave solid recommendations. We will return to Taj next time in Georgetown, loved it!

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5.0Dined on April 5, 2018

Very good food, great staff that was very accommodating

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Great food and ambience on the outskirts of Georgetown , we’ll be back!

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5.0Dined on March 7, 2018

love this restaurant. The food was fabulous and was beautifully presented.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

Best food for years. I’ve been in this restaurant 10 times in the past 6 years and it always has great service and delicious food.

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5.0Dined on February 10, 2018

Lovely experience. Staff was pleasant and made sure that water glasses were full at all times.

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4.0Dined on February 4, 2018

Civilized, comfortable, lovely service, delighted to make sure we had enough rice, etc. Delicious food, lovely dinner with friends.

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1.0Dined on January 6, 2018

The wait staff was awesome and the food was completely bland. It was a special date night and a dietary cheat night that was wasted. The food looked and smelled right and lacked flavor. Bit of a bummer!

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

Lovely restaurant with attentive service and excellent food with just the right amount of spice and heat :-)

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4.0Dined on November 23, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on November 10, 2017

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

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1.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on July 10, 2017

Absolutely amazing food and service, as always!

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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2.0Dined 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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2.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on June 30, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined 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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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on April 16, 2017

Good value for your money

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5.0Dined on April 13, 2017

Wonderful food , fast service if your in a hurry !

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3.0Dined 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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5.0Dined on March 25, 2017

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

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2.0Dined 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.

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3.0Dined on March 17, 2017

Food bland except for too much salt in the eggplant

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3.0Dined on March 9, 2017

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

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5.0Dined 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.

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