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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 - 15:00
Closed now
All hours
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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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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46 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Attractive place. Food good but not 5 star. (For that, go to nearby Washington, DC.) Staff very pleasant,attentive. Service scattered. Asking for sparkling water for everyone at the table (4 of us) seemed to confuse the servers for a good 15 minutes. And, we weren't wild about the fact that they began moving tables and chairs to organize for the... More 

Thank Karen L D
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

Impeccable customer service, wonderful atmosphere paired with incredible food! The owner clearly takes great pride in this restaurant, with good reason. Absolutely the best in every way and the staff will go above and beyond to ensure the best experience possible for every guest. Favorite restaurant in Maryland!

Thank Gabby G
Columbia, Maryland
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38 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Royal Taj is an excellent Indian restaurant with all the usual dishes you expect to find at an Indian restaurant. I recommend the Lamb Korma, the Lamb Dopiaza, and the Lamb Vindaloo. (I love lamb!). The service is exceptionally friendly. Unlike many Indian restaurants, they have a good wine list and decent craft beer (Golden Monkey.) Like all good restaurants,... More 

Thank Louis B
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141 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Not only is the food here great, the atmosphere is unique and the customer service is truly among the best. From the moment you enter you are treated like royalty, and that continues until you leave. The owner is completely dedicated to his restaurant here and makes sure all of his customers feel welcome. We get to the point that... More 

Thank SarahB0Barah
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46 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a really good experience here. I had the Lamb Karahi which was cooked well. My partner had the mixed tandoori plate. Great selection of food. The service was outstanding and very friendly. We were chatting away and said it was our first time there. We were enthusiastically offered a complimentary beverage which was extremely nice of them. We... More 

Thank Gallusb
Owings Mills, Maryland
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58 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

It's funny -- you crave Indian food and a restaurant closer to you is closed on Sundays. I figured, why not drive a bit further to Columbia and try Royal Taj, as the menu looked extensive and the reviews were overwhelmingly good. The drive from Reisterstown was worth it! And, you can always tell a restaurant is good by the... More 

Thank bpeeples627
Ahmedabad, India
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186 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Though a little dark, but very neat, clean and friendly behavior of the staff and the owner himself is very good, Food is yummy too, maintaining Indian taste. Must visit place for food.

Thank VPRBhuj
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Outstanding high quality Indian food and beer. The service was very good, and All courses were flavorful and well presented.

Thank Andrew M
Laurel, Maryland
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12 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have eaten here a few times. Never been disappointed. Food is tasty. Service excellent. Haven't tried the lunch buffet but that is definitely on our list to try. Somewhat expensive. Reservations recommended. When I call I ask for one of the small rooms because the main room can be very noisy and difficult to conduct a conversation. The manager... More 

Thank patricerobins16
Trieste, Italy
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58 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

While in Columbia in my bi-monthly trip, I went to Royal Taj for a dinner. it's a nice, clean and friendly run Indian restaurant. Atmosphere is wonderful, even if maybe it's a little bit to dark. But it's clean and all the personnel is very friendly and supportive. Food is very well done by keeping original taste even if adapted... More 

Thank Giuseppe S

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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, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
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?