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Royal Taj

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8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
+1 410-381-1111
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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96 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW via mobile

One of the things that makes this so special is the owner whom is always checking on the customers. Food is truly special and service always excellent- this is a must do restaurant in Columbia.

Thank DaveThornbury
Catonsville, Maryland, United States
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

The Royal Taj is first class for delicious food and top notch service. Our party of five (last night) all gave RT double thumbs up. The serving staff was very attentive and provided superb service even during a busy stretch in the dining room. All of our party agreed that this would be a "go back" venue. The vegetarian appetizer... More 

Thank Jan H
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56 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Royal Taj has excellent food and their customer service is way above most restaurants. We began with two appetizers, the assorted kabob platter and vegetable pakora. They were both fantastic. For our main courses we tried the Lamb Vindaloo and Tandoori Chicken. We usually take home any leftovers, but we ate it all. It was excellent. The decor was reminiscent... More 

Thank woody2762
Columbia, MD
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

As always, an excellent choice of dishes and friendly service. Quality of food is always top rate. More than just an Indian restaurant. The food is always well prepared and tasty. I have eaten in at least a half dozen other Indian restaurants and none can compare.

Thank OldReliable
Baltimore, Maryland
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183 reviews
146 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

You look around and see lots of Indian folks eating here. Do you know why? Because the food is fantastic. Second, the waiters and staff are very pleasant, smooth, and professional. Tandoori Salmon was great as was Lamb Saag. The owner comes around and makes sure everything is to your liking. Then, after dinner, you get a complimentary glass of... More 

Thank baltlaw
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135 reviews
99 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had an outstanding birthday dinner here. First, the service and atmosphere here could not be better, simply the best around. The food is very high quality, perfectly seasoned and spiced and with very fresh ingredients. I had the karahi gost and it was spicy and very tender. The meal felt,very special here and you are made to feel very welcome.

Thank Slingerrob
Dallas, Texas
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I went to Royal Taj twice - once for dinner by myself, and once for lunch with coworkers. I was traveling from it of town, and found it on Trip Advisor. All I can say is, WOW! Everything at this place is phenomenal. I had the basic Chicken Tikka masala for dinner, and I've been dreaming about it ever since.... More 

Thank JordanRhoads
Ellicott City, MD
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23 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

We've been going to the Royal Taj since it first started in Columbia. Now that it's in it's new location, it's bigger and better than ever. The service is first class as is the food. The decor is over the top opulent, but everyone will feel welcome. The lunch buffet is fantastic. It a good time to sample various Indian... More 

1 Thank Mike W
Amherst, NH
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56 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Stopped in for takeout, staff was very attentive. Had a beer at the bar while i waited for the food. Very nice interior, has a high end feel. Food was excellent (samosas, tikka masala chicken, and garlic naan). Would definitely go again. Mike

1 Thank MikeAmherst
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Unusually good selection for a lunch buffet. There are many Indian buffets in Columbia, this one has the best selection and is tied for the best food.

1 Thank Abe F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Kids, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-381-1111

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?