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Taj Mahal

Shore Street, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
+44 1496 810033
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  • Excellent36%
  • Very good26%
  • Average17%
  • Poor8%
  • Terrible13%
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“curry” (12 reviews)
“rice” (5 reviews)
“naan” (3 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
££ - £££
Shore Street, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
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Reviewed 30 November 2018 via mobile

Amazing food! Not one complaint in our party, my leftovers boxed up to take away, best passanda ever. Very friendly

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank BelfastMartine
Reviewed 20 November 2018

Its the first time that I have been here for a meal and it ticked all the boxes. The chicken was tender, sauce tasty and not watery and the naan bread was cooked to perfection!

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Reid A
Reviewed 13 November 2018

We stopped here for take out in between distilleries. The restaurant was not open for sit down dining but allowed us to order from the lunch menu for takeout. We ordered two of the mixed grill , curry fries, and a type of rice. The...More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank RamblerAZ
Reviewed 4 November 2018

just finished another takeout meal from the tj mahal, the Balti is so tasty, the staff very friendly and helpful... he brought the food out to me as i was waiting in the car, what service. 1 curry did 2 people,poppadums and rice were more...More

Date of visit: November 2018
Thank Dorothy B
Reviewed 26 October 2018 via mobile

The service was good with friendly staff. The meals were fairly tasty and reasonably priced. They do accept cash only .

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank Pittstop99
Reviewed 21 October 2018 via mobile

Who would’ve thought you could get a great curry on Islay? Although the exterior doesn’t seem like it, Taj Mahal serves fragrant, fresh Indian cuisine at its best. It’s spicy, fragrant, rich and we had trouble finishing a 4-person meal with the five of us....More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank RomyPut
Reviewed 9 October 2018

Only one waitress on as they thought it was going to be quiet but turned out busier than expected. Sterling work from the waitress and the Chef helped out too so no long waits to be served. Well done! Good reasonably priced curry with fantastic...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Irvine J
Reviewed 8 October 2018

The owner is passionate about his food and very inventive with flavours. He clearly prides himself on producing everything freshly on site and it shows. Recommended if you fancy some spice and plenty of it !

Date of visit: August 2018
Thank MartinR208
Reviewed 30 September 2018 via mobile

We called to the restaurant on a Friday evening, staff were very polite, service was very good and the food was great. Fresh produce and good service, if your a fan of Indian food you won’t be disappointed. Thanks to Ali and the staff.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Robert F
Reviewed 28 September 2018 via mobile

Very nice food with great vegetarian selection. Freshly cooked and tasty. Lovely staff and most attentive. Go back again I’m sure. Worth a visit.

Date of visit: September 2018
Thank Lorna D
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Groups, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
12:00 - 22:15
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shore Street, Bowmore PA43 7LB, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  The Hebrides  >  Islay  >  Bowmore
  • Phone Number: +44 1496 810033
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