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The Maharaja

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57 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4954
+1 617-547-2757
11:30 - 23:00
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63 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Happened upon this restaurant when in Harvard Sq. The staff were friendly and cery attentive. I ordered the tandoori wings which were pretty good and the flounder curry which I'd definitely recommend. One note for Brits visiting is that a 'medium' strength is more of a mild in the UK so you may need to tune up what you ask... More 

Thank russ_st_elmo
Medford, Massachusetts
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59 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017

I really enjoyed having dinner here with my date a couple of weeks ago. It's located on the 2nd floor of a building near the little square in Harvard with the lighted tree, so don't be confused like I was when you see a shop on the first floor! Upon entering, I though the ambiance was pretty neat, the thronelike... More 

Thank Karen W
Bengaluru, India
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20 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 December 2016

Guys, if you are in Harvard, please try this Indian restaurant. It is walkable distance from Harvard square. Their Buffet is a great and it is value for money. Great staff. Great ambiance.

1 Thank VimalrajMothiravally
Burlington, Vermont
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7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

Went there for dinner and ordered an appetizer and 3 main courses. All of the food was fantastic and the food was great. I highly recommend it.

Thank Margaret C
Norwich, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 November 2016

We had dinner at the Maharaja - excellent food and fantastic service. The portions were generous and the location of the restaurant was great.

Thank ak5_13
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

A really nice place for a casual dinner. The restaurant is run by very hard working people, including the boss who comes by to check on service/quality, and as regular traveler to India and having lived in Asia most of my life, the tastes come very close to the real deal in India. As always, working with local ingredients makes... More 

Thank Willem C
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 93 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016

Excellent spot for well-prepared Indian food in Harvard Square. The setting is fine - a bit lighter and more spacious than standard Indian restaurants. Decor is not wildly upscale, but neither are the prices. The service seemed extremely attentive, and the manager and chef went out of their way to help one of our party who has a very restricted... More 

Thank DonInConnecticut
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

Very good Indian food. It was delicious and the selection was just great. Service was a little slow (therefor one point deducted)

Thank Niklas W
Gateshead, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Really nice, waiter was attentive and friendly and prices were decent. I have a nut allergy and often find restaurants dont know what's in their food, but the waiter knew immediately that the dish I'd asked about, chicken tikka masala, was nut free. Refreshing! brilliant value, portions are huge and unlimited free poppadoms for the table. Recommended.

Thank Mark A
Rochester, NY
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

We had a very satisfying late lunch - tandoori chicken and a lamb curry. Servings were generous, service was prompt. The chicken order was so large we took it back to our hotel and it was great cold for breakfast.

Thank jlle

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 57 Jfk St, Cambridge, MA 02138-4954
  • Location: United States  >  Massachusetts (MA)  >  Cambridge
  • Phone Number: +1 617-547-2757
The Maharaja located in Cambridge, Massachusetts serves authentic Indian cuisine in a stunning setting, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking a beautiful park in bustling Harvard Square.

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