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Taj Indian Cuisine

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3009 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7Y6, Canada
+1 613-726-6955
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Fri 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Ottawa, Ontario, Canada
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182 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

So much tastier than a hamburger or Pizza for lunch! Drop in, this is a nice quaint little place with a friendly young man that serves and tasty food. There's about 10 little tasty dishes to choose from & none too too hot for gentle Western pallettes.

1 Thank Russell S
1 review
Reviewed 21 January 2017

Not too spicy, great service, been a regular for many years, love it! Great buffet! Buffet has excellent variety, every dish is very tasty.

Thank Lynne H
1 review
Reviewed 20 January 2017

Excellent food, friendly hosts. We've been to many Indian Restaurants in Ottawa and Toronto and we always go back to Taj. For the past 5 years, Taj is the only place we will now go to.

Thank Derek H
Ottawa, Canada
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125 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 61 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We haven't been to Taj Indian Cuisine in many, many years, but they've been promoting themselves on Facebook a lot recently and so hubby and I decided to head there for lunch today to see how they're doing. We arrived at 1:15. Their lunch buffet is on until 2 p.m. We were the only ones there initially although another table... More 

Thank Janet1016
Ottawa, Ontario
1 review
Reviewed 24 December 2016

Thank you for such a wonderful meal of red lentil dahl and eggplant curry, you are artists in the kitchen!!

Thank monecak
Whitehorse, Canada
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20 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 December 2016

You can't tell from the outside of this small restaurant that it is likely the best Indian restaurant around. The husband and wife owners are extremely caring and personable. My wife and I have dined in some of the finest Indian restaurants across Canada, and I would rate dishes at the Taj as good as or better than any of... More 

1 Thank Silvertip2012
Ottawa, Canada
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9 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 October 2016

This is probably my favourite Indian food place in Ottawa. The owners are always present and genuinely care about their customers and the experience. I always get the same thing every time (vegetable korma and garlic naan because I love it so much) but their lamb and chicken is also really good! It's quiet, and because of the movie theatre... More 

1 Thank Cailie M
Singapore, Singapore
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57 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

The tandoori chicken , eggplant , mutton okra were good but the matar paneer was the best I have ever tasted in any indian restaurant in my life......the service is excellent and prompt .....the food was hot and well prepared but I have given the fifth star for the matar paneer and the excellent service given to us by Karan... More 

1 Thank PCtravelfreak
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20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016 via mobile

We were hoping for a buffet on Saturday but the buffets are at lunch time only during the week. We stayed for alacart and the waiter helped us with some suggestions for our first time. Butter chicken and rice with bread. We will definitely be back to try the lunch buffet for the selection of items to try.

Thank Douglas S
Arnprior, Canada
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15 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

First time there and quit pleasantly surprised by it. It is a very small place, but very cozy and welcoming. Loved listening to the Indian music. The food was great, the service was impecable. The server was very good in helping us out on what to order. We will definitely will be going back.


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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
16:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3009 Carling Ave, Ottawa, Ontario K2B 7Y6, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  Ontario  >  Ottawa
  • Phone Number: +1 613-726-6955

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?