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Taj Indian & Indo-Chinese Cuisine

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200 Gorham Rd Ste 8, South Portland, ME 04106-2409
+1 207-828-6677
11:00 - 22:15
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 22:15
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:45
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Portland, Maine
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18 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

The Taj special chicken biryani, veggie samosas and garlic naan were amazing. It's great value for money. It seems like a family-owned business and they are just wonderful people. So glad I finally got to try this place. It will be the first of many visits!

Thank lebowski00
Windham, Maine
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112 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

I recently went here to try the lunch buffet, which they have daily until 2:30pm. I wasn't disappointed. The place was packed for a Wednesday lunch! We got the only table. For just under $10, there was a small lunch buffet with a selection of maybe 6-8 entrees? Plus, appetizers. Typical Indian fare. Saag, Vindaloo, Chicken Tandoori, etc, and an... More 

Thank Adam81980
Bangor ME
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482 reviews
395 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 159 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 November 2016

We probably caught this restaurant at its very worst when we stopped to eat at 2 PM on a Sunday. They were completely full with a short waiting line with the result being that the buffet table was constantly short of items, and the "service" consisted of being gently prodded to finish so the table could be given to others.

Thank Ghost
Kennebunks, Maine
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 November 2016

We have literally eaten in hundreds of Indian restaurants around the country. This is the best food we have had by far! The Okra is a dish that no one should miss. The family that runs this restaurant are also the nicest people you could ever meet!

Thank lilac_gs
Portland, Maine
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47 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

Very nice atmosphere and friendly family welcome and service. The samosas were good as was the Chicken Tikka and the Eggplant Curry. Mango Lassi was not great, and the Aloo Sag was only middling. But it is a nice varied menu and we'd like to go back and try other things. They weren't full but the entrees took a long... More 

Thank nibrs
New York City, New York
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67 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We had the butter chicken and chicken tikka masala and they were both very flavorful. My boyfriend felt like there could have been more chicken and less sauce.

Thank Cookie121176
Chicago, Illinois
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114 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 105 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

Went back to back for Dinner and Lunch and loved it. I ordered special Veg Biryani for Dinner and it was simply delicious. Next day lunch was a buffet with great options for both veg and non veg lovers. Sambar was just too good on that day and I liked the bhindi masala also. Another good part about this restaurant... More 

Thank Rock_Chicago28
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

This chicken curry was absolutely beautiful. The naan bread was perfect. I am defiantly coming back here and trying everything on the menu.

Thank Tra V
Brooks, Maine
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61 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

My mother and I had just been in India for a month and we were missing food from home. A friend told us to try this place. The staff were lovely and attentive. We had coconut Nan, garlic Nan, and a mix of things the waiter suggested. Everything was great and satisfied my craving for real Indian food.

Thank frando89
New Delhi
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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 September 2016

It was a pleasant surprise indeed. You do get Indian food across the world; but miss the original taste. It was a different experience at Taj. I am vegetarian and as such tried only veg dishes. However, am sure that even my non-vegetarian friends will have similar sentiments.

Thank Ashok G

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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
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Buffet, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 22:15
11:00 - 22:45
11:00 - 22:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 200 Gorham Rd Ste 8, South Portland, ME 04106-2409
  • Location: United States  >  Maine (ME)  >  South Portland
  • Phone Number: +1 207-828-6677
Welcome to Taj, home to the best Indian and Indo-Chinese cuisine in Maine. Taste the finest of India's cuisine presented with flair in a pleasant and ambient setting.Indian cuisine is a combination of subtle tastes. Flavors are as varied as the climate of India and as exotic as the people of India. Fragrant spices are delicately blended in meticulous proportions to create the dishes we present to you. Fresh and natural ingredients are used by our experienced chefs to create a variety of mouth watering dishes.India's varied cuisine is as diverse as its culture, languages and regions. Every region in India brings its own unique dishes and subtle variations to popular dishes by its inspired use of wonderful spices and herbs, including coriander, cumin, cilantro, paprika, saffron, and cinnamon. Every dish is created from a unique blend of flavorings, spices with the purity of mother nature. The cuisine of Our Place, is known for its flavor, savory sauces enriched by nuts, cream and fruits.Taj Indian cuisine is a remarkable blend of many of these culinary techniques, ingredients and traditions. Please do come and visit us to enjoy your favorite Indian cuisine served by our experienced staff in a relaxing and romantic ambience.Join us for dinner or our daily lunch buffet for an experience you will want to repeat often.

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