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Taj Mahal

$$ - $$$
South San Fernando Valley
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17815 Ventura Blvd, Ste 201, Los Angeles, CA 91316
+1 818-345-2244
17:00 - 22:00
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Sun 11:00 - 15:00
Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Tue - Sat 11:00 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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Van Nuys
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124 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

I've been going to Taj Mahal for years. Pretty much only for the lunch buffet. It's fantastic with Saag, Chicken Curry, Tikka Masala, Basmati rice and more. A great value too !

Thank Jeff H
Los Angeles, California
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52 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016 via mobile

If you like Indian food and friendly family style service, this is a great neighborhood restaurant. The nunn bread is really tasty - we like the garlic favor best. Recommended dishes include lamb korma, chicken tikka and chicken tikka masala. The outside patio is nice in nice weather and otherwise the dining room is very clean and cool on a... More 

Thank Ira L
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25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

This place is all-around great! Good service (never had to wait for a table and waiters are always attentive and quick) and great food. I am vegetarian and there are always lots of options to try. I love the naan and samosas. I've only been for dinner and always enjoy it.

Thank TAW5
Los Angeles, California
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10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 July 2016

We've been going to the Taj Mahal for many years even though we live in another part of town. It has been managed by the same older couple and the food has been consistently very good. The dishes are mildly spicy, but you can ask for a dish to be made hotter if you so wish. On Sundays they offer... More 

Thank Erwin W
Los Angeles, California
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31 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 June 2016

We went for the buffet. The service was good. The food was average, albeit there was a very limited selection from which to choose. Our neighbor had several strokes 2 years ago yet they seated us toward the back of the restaurant which was bad for him. We had no idea what we were eating because most of the food... More 

Thank Patrick Z
Sao Paulo, SP
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2016

Spicy chicken tikka masala, baingam bharta, everything delicious. I love this place. Mostly for take out because it is in a mini mall type of setup. Good, good Indian food.

Thank airlegs2016
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39 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2015

Hidden jewel, balcony dining, good selection and good hospitality. Every item was authentic Indian. Specializes in buffets, brunches and dinner dining. You won't be sorry.

Thank upnorthDPB
Los Angeles, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 June 2013

I went here today with a friend and we each ordered a dinner entree. Our dinner entrees were each $12.95, which gives you a small portion of chicken and VERY LITTLE RICE!!! Okay, so we each ordered a dinner entree and we should have been given each a good size rice dish; however, they brought to our table a small... More 

Thank forevermemorable
Los Angeles, California
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2012

My husband and I have been dining at the Taj Mahal restaurant in Encino, California since it opened in 1990s. This airy restaurant in a small shopping center has the best consistently delicious Indian food by far. I love their Chicken Tikka Masala but they also have great vegetarian dishes at reasonable prices. The lunchtime buffet is well worth the... More 

Thank AngieCD48
Woodland Hills, CA
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66 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 September 2011

We go for the buffet lunch several times a month. Excellent food at a reasonable price. Our favorite selections when available are samosas, chicken tiki marsala, tandoori chicken and the desserts, suji halwa and gulab jaman, accompanied with Indian tea. Very freindly service from the husband and wife owners.

Thank Alswed44

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
Open Hours
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17815 Ventura Blvd, Ste 201, Los Angeles, CA 91316
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Los Angeles>  > South San Fernando Valley
  • Neighbourhood: South San Fernando Valley
  • Phone Number: +1 818-345-2244
Best Indian restaurant in Encino. We delivery food online from our restaurant.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?