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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
+1 805-652-1521
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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“rice pudding” (13 reviews)
“raita” (9 reviews)
Open Now
11:30 - 23:00All hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
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Reviewed 4 days ago

Atmosphere is lovely and comfortable. The service is excellent. All of the flavors in the dishes are delicious. We started with Samosas, had the nan, cauliflower frankie, rice, yogurt, ice teas and one of the many chicken dishes. All good. We will go back.

Thank kariedi
Reviewed 1 week ago

If you want the Best Indian food in Ventura I recommend the Taj on Main St. The food is fresh and very authentic. The Lamb dishes are so awesome as well as the chicken Marsala

Thank Spyder42
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Cute little place with very good food. A bit pricey but you can find deals on Groupon and Restaurant.com. I had curry shrimp, and the spices were just right. The waiters weren't very friendly which put me off but maybe that's their culture. They could...More

Thank Jan H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Awesome variety in the lunch buffet. All the old Indian classics are there. I recommend the chicken tikka Marsala and tandoori chicken. The service in superb, and always polite. I've come here for large parties and they were very accommodating. If you are on Main...More

Thank leannleann
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Taj Cafe is a great place to go to explore your options in Indian cuisine. Their buffet is fairly expansive - giving newcomers an opportunity to experience something they've never tried - yet providing enough of a selection that there's a very good chance...More

Thank FridayLu
Reviewed 12 June 2017

We ordered four different curries last night and our opinion of them was the same, no base to any of them. I ordered lamb madras, it looked a suspicious dark brown gravy colour and tasted like unidentifiable stew which had been thickened with gravy granules....More

Thank Chrissie_P_H
Reviewed 12 June 2017 via mobile

Had Garlic Chicken, i was dazzled about the good quality! Eat here! Right away. Very friendly staff and a great rice desert. They also are the best in Ventura for 5 years, that says allot! Loved it

Thank Koen B
Reviewed 10 June 2017

We had a delicious dinner at Taj Cafe. Many Indian families eating here - a very good sign. Highly recommend the tandoori lamb and the dal. Wonderful freshly baked naan to accompany the meal and rose flavored ice cream and chai to finish. Great service,...More

Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed 1 June 2017

We eat at Taj several times a year and have never been disappointed. Plus, I have Celiac Disease and there are plenty of gluten free options for me. A real bonus is a nice selection of wines by the bottle or glass at amazingly reasonable...More

Thank ZamphirMPF
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I have been to this restaurant a few times now and have enjoyed lunch, brunch and dinner. Every time the service if polite and accommodating and the food is prepared elegantly and is delicious. I always request no oils or butter (ghee) and they accommodate...More

Thank Kac Y
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-652-1521
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