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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

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574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
+1 805-652-1521
11:30 - 23:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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Ventura, California
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

We presented our Restaurant.com coupon with no issues. When we arrived near sunset the Taj Cafe was busy and we were seated at a table instead of a booth. The smells of the dishes that had already been delivered were beyond words and caused our group to keep glancing to see what they ordered. We settled on Ginger lemonade and... More 

Thank rgarrpanama
Vienna, Virginia
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462 reviews
227 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 127 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The menu was impressive, and the servings overly generous. My chicken curry was very good. We ate in cozy surroundings, but with Christmas-style lights that were over the top. Service was correct, but displayed no interest in actually listening to us. Checks on the food were perfunctory, with the waiters disappearing as soon as they had asked their question. We... More 

Thank Reslysten54
Anchorage, Alaska
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38 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Always consistent; great food, nice atmosphere, excellent service. High recommend this for all venue of outings.

Thank jeanedz
Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I stopped in Ventura at lunchtime on my way to Santa Barbara. I love Indian food and spotted Taj Café. I am normally skeptical about lunch buffets. Many Indian restaurants offer them but some can have mediocre food or food that is not fresh. Not the case here at all! Everything I tried was delicious and perfectly spiced. I probably... More 

Thank _dt_arch
Santa Cruz, California
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Family owned restaurant with excellent food! Hubby and I had the Samosa appetizer with homemade tamarind chutney to start. Being vegetarian, we enjoyed the Gobi Aloo (cauliflower and potatoes in a tomato ginger sauce), the Saag Paneer (spinach with cheese), Dal (lentils) and rice. The Naan was fresh and delicious! Hubby loved his mango lassi! I loved the Kheer rice... More 

Thank Christine R
Scotts Valley
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The smell of spices drew me in and I found the food wonderful and the service fantastic! We got the vegetarian combo with saag paneer and gobi aloo.

Thank aredshaw
United Kingdom
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17 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

Lovely meal, great service. Lots of extras which were not asked for, however were very tasty. Would have given it a higher rating as it only had one toilet if you want to use the toilet and it wasn't working, No Other facilities available! Please invest in getting your toilet fixed and possibly another toilet, one for male and other... More 

Thank Pauline S
Los Angeles, California
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20 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2016

This is the way it should be... melding of flavors--just scrumptious. Each element is a subtle addition to the overall flavor of each dish. Found out after eating here the first time that critical restaurant reviewers agree with me. It lives up to reputation. Worth the trip from LA to partake in this feast. On active street with the heartbeat... More 

Thank 2016Patti
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Taj is our favorite Indian Restaurant in Ventura County. Their food is fantastic and fragrant! All the herbs in their sauces are fresh and tasty. Our favorite is the bhaigain bharta, an eggplant dish with herbs and taste that is dreamy! Honey loves their Lamb Biryani dish which has the moist and tender lamb and cashews and golden raisins. Yummy... More 

Thank Sonnette A
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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25 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2016

A small cozy restaurant. Operated by a Delhi Based Indian. It is really small, with oriental furniture. The food was decent, the owners were very hospitable. We enjoyed the real hot North Indian dishes, rotis, etc. Hotel also offered Kingfisher Beer, the real Indian Brand.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?