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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
Closed now
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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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10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Not only does the host provide super friendly service, the wait staff is also very professional and friendly. We went on a very busy night but the service and food were still wonderful. The quality of the food was superb. This is a restaurant where one can go several times during the year and always get a great experience. Also,... More 

Thank Richard F
1 review
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

We went to have dinner not knowing needed reservation as we were from out of state. We were passing by. Heard great things about restaurant so thought to try. As soon as we entered, manager was like an hour of wait before we can walk-in. Ok, understood. Can we wait here? No we have to leave and come back after... More 

Thank Hp7654
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

The meal was wonderful, best Vindaloo ever. The atmosphere is delightful. The service was perfect. I would recommend this restaurant for the best Indian food.

Thank Sharyn S
New York City, New York
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Best authentic Indian food in Howard County ! We were very impressed with Royal Taj, the food was superb and the wait staff was excellent. On the weekends there can be a wait, so call ahead or make reservations. From appetizers to dessert everything was simply wonderful ! Enjoy !

Thank 868judithz
Clarksville, Maryland
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195 reviews
141 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

From the moment we walked in the door and received a friendly greeting we felt like VIPs even though this was our first visit. We were early for our reservation so waited at the bar for the other couple we were meeting. The friendly, attentive and competent bar staff made us feel very welcome. When our friends arrived we were... More 

Thank Bruce P
Middletown, Delaware
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4 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Very yummy- fresh tasting. We tried Chicken korma and cauliflower /potato curry which was excellent. Fantastic service. It was completely booked and looked like a beautiful place to dine but would recommend reservations.

Thank Emilywmiller
Clarksville, Maryland
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51 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

This is really one of the best restaurnants in Columbia. The food is always good and service is top rated. I have had mamy dishes and havent decided on my fav. Maybe the Jalfrezi. Crave this place sometimes

Thank PRF63
Silver Spring, Maryland
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Great selection on the buffet. Always hot and the owner always makes you feel important. I travel a half hour to go there because it is the best.

Thank ladyring
Baltimore, United States
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Have wanted to try Indian food so thought a buffet would be a good way to try many different items. This restaurant had many different options including vegetarian items. The interior of the restaurant is beautiful and the service exemplary! I highly recommend this restaurant!

Thank Stacey R
Washington DC
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110 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I took my family to this beautiful restaurant yesterday and we truly loved everything about it!!! Binda was the most unbelievable host I have ever encountered and I thank him so very much for his warm and caring hospitality throughout our entire dinner. Royal Taj provided a most lovely venue for a beautiful family gathering with amazing food and hospitality.... More 

Thank laffinalot

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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
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?