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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
+1 805-652-1521
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  • Excellent71%
  • Very good21%
  • Average4%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
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Reviewed 6 days ago

The Taj Cafe is a great place to go to explore your options in Indian cuisine. Their buffet is fairly expansive - giving newcomers an opportunity to experience something they've never tried - yet providing enough of a selection that there's a very good chance...More

Thank FridayLu
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ordered four different curries last night and our opinion of them was the same, no base to any of them. I ordered lamb madras, it looked a suspicious dark brown gravy colour and tasted like unidentifiable stew which had been thickened with gravy granules....More

Thank Chrissie_P_H
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Had Garlic Chicken, i was dazzled about the good quality! Eat here! Right away. Very friendly staff and a great rice desert. They also are the best in Ventura for 5 years, that says allot! Loved it

Thank Koen B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a delicious dinner at Taj Cafe. Many Indian families eating here - a very good sign. Highly recommend the tandoori lamb and the dal. Wonderful freshly baked naan to accompany the meal and rose flavored ice cream and chai to finish. Great service,...More

Thank Malcolm R
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We eat at Taj several times a year and have never been disappointed. Plus, I have Celiac Disease and there are plenty of gluten free options for me. A real bonus is a nice selection of wines by the bottle or glass at amazingly reasonable...More

Thank ZamphirMPF
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I have been to this restaurant a few times now and have enjoyed lunch, brunch and dinner. Every time the service if polite and accommodating and the food is prepared elegantly and is delicious. I always request no oils or butter (ghee) and they accommodate...More

Thank Kac Y
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We have been coming here for many years and it still delights us everytime. It has gotten a litte fancier in thier presentations and their portions have decreased a bit, but you will not be dissappointed.

Thank Kathleen W
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was some of the best Indian food I've had in years...and in Ventura, CA. Who would have thunk it? The dinner menu is broad and diverse. I'm a vegetarian, and there are lots of vegetarian options. And the food is just crazy good. The...More

Thank PlanoPilot
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I just finished eating here today, Sunday March 12th... We have always walked by because Indian food is not our favorite and we have to be just in the right frame-of-mind to eat it. So, I stopped to look at the menu, because they had...More

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Made reservations the day before for a window booth. Arrived at 7 on a Wednesday night and both booths were occupied ... so we waited for 20 minutes. Finally seated. In the course of the evening we were served by 3 different servers. One was...More

Thank SallyForthFromHere
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-652-1521
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