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Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

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PRICE RANGE
US$6 - US$10
CUISINES
Indian, Asian, Healthy, Soups
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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0.2 miles from St. Alexander Nevski Cathedral
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Disappointed to be honest. Although we arrived late that should make no difference to the quality of the food. The nicer comments I can say are bland, flavourless, not good and this is the worst curry I’ve ever had are just a few. We ordered...the food and the waitress made it clear the chef could not alter or adapt the curries or naan. The food arrived and mine had a nice heat but the chicken wasn’t great. My friends were unimpressed. I honestly think they wanted to close. I’ve eaten in hundreds of Indian restaurants over the years and this is up there with the worst. However they’ve got cracking reviews so we must’ve been unlucky. One of group is back over in a few weeks and is going to try again but early evening. I’m sure it’ll be a different experience. CheersMore

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 4 July 2022 via mobile

I’m pretty sure this is the first “horrid” review I’ve ever written but with all the wonderful reviews that were singing its praises my husband and I who are big Indian food fans decided to go. We ordered chicken chat and onion pakora to start....The chat looked like vomit and the pakora, well, dreadful. See pictures. Rate the starter -10. Worst starter ever. The mains were just as bad, butter chicken and chicken jalfrezi. Both were greasy, oily, bland lacking in taste and flavour. I’d expect better from a shop bough frozen meal. The cook, because he or she was no chef has not got the faintest notion of Indian cuisine. This was the worst meal we have ever had and the most expensive in Sofia. Saddens me to write this but it is the highest truth. Take a look at the picture and decided.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 3 July 2022 via mobile

The staff was very polite, helpful and professional. The food was just amazing!!! The best indian I've eaten! Will be visiting again! 🥰🍻🎊

Date of visit: July 2022
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Reviewed 29 June 2022 via mobile

Very good food. Reasonable prices and good portions. Very good service by English speaking staff. English menu available.

Date of visit: June 2022
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Reviewed 17 May 2022

The food and place is good very tinder chicken ,great rice and salad milky. Next time we come again. The price is a bit higher, but you get good food, and big portions.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 13 May 2022

The paneer and the two chicken dishes we tried were outstanding. The shrimp dish we tried, not so much though. The garlic naan was a great side dish too. The staff wasn't too keen on talking English but we managed.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 1 May 2022 via mobile

We can certify that Taj Mahal hotel serves authentic Indian food 😄 After concluding the Sofia walking Tour, we found this restaurant around 300m from Alexander Nevsky Cathedral and walked in for lunch. The menu was comprehensive and service was courteous and fast. The Breads...and Curries we ordered felt exactly like what we have in India! Honestly was surprised to find such authentic Indian cuisine in Sofia! Really fulfilled our cravings for Indian food 😊More

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

We visit the restaurant with our kids(11 month baby, and 4y boy) the lassi we ordered had a taste of bad fermentation, and we asked if it is made form a real mango and they say yes, after we asked about the funky taste they...admitted it was made from artfical juice. We also a chicken tandoori and it was very dry, looks like it was microwave heated. In addition the restaurant was dirty and thw waiter didn't know to explain about the dishes and the ingredients (for an example, if the dish is spicy or can be fitted to kids). We barely taste the food cause what we tasted was awful and we want to avoid any stomach issues. We left without paying in the first time in our life cause we decided not to pay for unediabl food. I don't know how they are rated 4+ in trip adviser.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 23 April 2022 via mobile

Excellent and delicious food and atmosphere! I strongly recommend it if you want a good Indian food and experience. The staff was also very nice and friendly.

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 18 April 2022 via mobile

I would be telling a fib if I said this was the best Indian I have ever, but frankly Indian is hard come by in Bulgaria and they are giving it a good go! If I’m honest little too much salt and they need to...work on the sauce variety but the rice and breads were excellent. The setting is lovely and in a beautiful old building. Best of all was the chap serving us, absolutely hilarious and kept us laughing he is a total one off and so much fun. We would go back to hang out with the main man.More

Date of visit: April 2022
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Reviewed 22 March 2022

A lovely atmosphere and excellent food. The butter bread was incredible. A bit pricey but definitely worth it. Highly recommend!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 12 February 2022 via mobile

The ambiance isn’t the best, but the food is so good! We had chicken madras and chicken masala, the madras made me sweat a bit haha but both tasted very good!

Date of visit: February 2022
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Reviewed 18 January 2022 via mobile

Butter paratha and ( Lamb ) Parsley Ghosht. Bread was moist and slightly singed. Just like it should be. The lamb was succulent, tender, melt in mouth. The sauce was smooth and mild but beautifully balanced spices. Great combination.

Date of visit: January 2022
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Reviewed 25 October 2021 via mobile

Amazing real indian food and very good service, 100% recommended. Good price too. We took some different kinds of chicken with rice and naan, with the masala sauce (for sharing). Price was aprox. 15€/person. Great!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Reviewed 4 October 2021 via mobile

Great food, relaxed atmosphere and great knowledge of the menu by waiter Alex. Everything he recommended was a really good choice and to our taste. Alex also made sure we felt like at home!

Date of visit: October 2021
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Dear Tia, Sorry, but we will not work on 31st of December this year. Martin
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Yes, Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant offers takeaway services.

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Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4