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Royal Taj

8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
+1 410-381-1111
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
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Reviewed 4 days ago

This place wins on all counts. My family of four went on Father's Day. It looks beautiful for special occasions, but isn't stuffy at all. The service is excellent from the moment you are greeted. Water refilled promptly, dirty dishes taken away quickly, patient server...More

Thank vunn
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Colleague from India took me there during a workshop. While the place is busy, I was surprised by the mix of authentic Indian cuisine and sophisticated service personell that could have also worked at an upper class French restaurant. Still, extraordinarily friendly staff! Very special...More

Thank blinkentrip
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was hesitant since the restaurant was between two chains. Decided to visit since the parking lot was full. What a great decision. Restaurant food was fantastic. Service was incredible. Everyone created such a pleasant experience I can't wait to bring my family there.

Thank Michael W
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Love the food here, and the service is always fantastic! We love going here for special occasions, and it's one of our favorites!

Thank Arionrhod A
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I home office out of Dallas/Fort Worth and every trip to HQ in Columbia demands a visit to Royal Taj. Born and raised in India, I know GOOD, authentic Indian food. Sadly, many places masquerade as authentic and the food is woefully inadequate. If you're...More

Thank car0linek2015
Reviewed 21 May 2017 via mobile

Great restaurant! Eaten here several times and the food is amazing. Very polite staff and friendly. If you order carryout I advise you to order a head of time the wait can be 45 mins or more during busy times. However totally worth It! Thank...More

Thank Kate M
Reviewed 15 May 2017

I visited the Royal Taj on Tuesday 9 May '17, while staying at the Homewood Suites opposite. I hadn't booked but even though they were busy I was soon shown to a table and received very attentive service. The food was well presented and well...More

Thank PeterH003
Reviewed 13 May 2017 via mobile

In a town full of franchise restaurants, it is nice to share a meal at an excellent family run operation. Excellent food and a friendly staff aims to please,

Thank barymad
Reviewed 7 May 2017 via mobile

Service and food are always top notch. Friendly greetings always make you feel special. Lamb vindaloo is wonderful,as is the chicken korma. Buffet is great too.

1  Thank Todd B
Reviewed 6 May 2017

The atmosphere is lovely, the service is first rate and the food is delicious! We were in town for the weekend and found this Gem. The Fish Vindaloo was spicy and wonderful, and the Chicken Karma was some of the best I've ever had. We...More

Thank Kathleen P
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Questions & AnswersAsk a question
how much is the lunch buffet
28 April 2017|
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Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
$14.99 sounds right. Their full menu is on their website, but it does not list the buffet. It is available at lunchtime everyday.
Do you have another restaurant in Baltimore near North Charles St.?
21 December 2016|
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Response from ron c | Reviewed this property |
No i dont think so.
Are you a branch of the great restaurant in Baltimore near N. Charles St.?
21 December 2016|
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Response from DaveThornbury | Reviewed this property |
Not sure, don't think so as the owner is always here
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-381-1111
  • E-mail
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