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Taj Restaurant

$$ - $$$
Bangladeshi, Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
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20-22, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8UB, Wales
+44 1685 388344
17:30 - 00:00
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Sun - Mon 17:30 - 00:00
Wed - Thu 17:30 - 00:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:30
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Saturday night curry with friends was made better with a visit here. Good service, although the phrase "not a problem" was just a little overused. Chose chicken sag masala and found it excellent. Good value and worth a visit. Pity about the state of the town at this end but don't let that put you off.

Thank Garth T
Southampton, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Chose to eat here because the other 2 Indian Restaurants in Merthyl had a sub food hygiene rating of only 1 or 2! Starter great as was main Lamb Balti, but main course Chicken Tikka Masala was so over populated with coconut that it tasted like a Korma and was inedible. Staff were friendly enough but No call back to... More 

Thank BassMonster7
1 review
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 February 2017

We popped in on a whim on Friday since we had been abandoned in favour of grandparents by our 6 year old and were 'home alone' as a result. The restaurant itself is beautiful, the chairs very comfy and you weren't peered at by passers by (even though pavement passes right by the windows). the decor and place mats, menus... More 

Thank Ceri C
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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36 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2017

I loved the old taj and the new premises are even better. Loved the new decor and our waitress was amazing. Food was gorgeous. Price as always was good value for money. Had the chocolate fudge for dessert which was served in a quaint glass container and tasted beautiful. Not quite the 5 stars as the restaurant was really cold... More 

Thank Victoria R
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 January 2017

Went to Buffet night at Taj last week and have to say it was out of this world, plenty of choices, very friendly staff and everything is cooked fresh. Once a dish ran out the server was straight onto it bringing up hot fresh food. Everything was great, my grandmother of 80 was celebrating her birthday hence the family outing... More 

Thank amyleemerthyr
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 January 2017 via mobile

Called in to see as not been before since they moved. Buffet was being set up ca. 6pm. Reasonable range of dishes, but temperature of dishes not up to full heat until around 6.30. The dishes were tasty, including chicken tikka masala, madras etc. 2 choices of rice, nan, good onion bajee and pakora. Very friendly staff, Bangladeshi and local.... More 

Thank Huckbody
Aberdare, United Kingdom
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139 reviews
83 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Our visit to their new premises and it won't be our last! We had starter to share for 2 which was delicious! We had 2 mains and shared a rice and nan bread was stuffed by the time we finished! They do bring your own so was able to enjoy with my favourite rose wine!

1 Thank Mandy J
Merthyr Tydfil, United Kingdom
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39 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 December 2016

We went two weeks a go just after the restaurant re located the popperdoms were burnt. My wife's meal was OK but small my meal, chicken Madras. Plenty of madras find the chicken. the old restaurant was much better

3 Thank gareth j
TajMerthyr, Manager at Taj Restaurant, responded to this review

If you could kindly let us know what date you had your meal with us, we will look into it for you. As far as we know, we haven't had any complaints about burnt poppadoms since we've relocated. You could have let us know at the time so we could have resolved the matter there and then. Seems like you're... More 

Cardiff, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

A great Indian restaurant. Centrally located, great menu, excellent value, waiter attentive and friendly. Food was amazing, spot on! will recommend everyone!

1 Thank sonnashi
Devizes, United Kingdom
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43 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 December 2016

Out for dinner with four friends , the restaurant doesn't serve alcohol but they do allow you to bring your own which brings the cost down! The staff were very friendly and polite, the meal was excellent and very responsibly priced, the next time I'm in the area I will be in again.

1 Thank James D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$25
Bangladeshi, Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European
Restaurant features
Buffet, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for
Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:30
17:30 - 00:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 20-22, Pontmorlais, Merthyr Tydfil CF47 8UB, Wales
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Wales  >  Southern Wales  >  Merthyr Tydfil  >  Merthyr Tydfil
  • Phone Number: +44 1685 388344
Welcome to Taj, one of the finest Indian & Bangladeshi Cuisine in Merthyr Tydfil. We treat our guests to a wonderful experience of an authentic Indian and Bengali cuisine, specially prepared using only the finest ingredients. Since 1982 we are running as a family Business. With seating for up to 60 people, our restaurant becomes the destination for seekers of quality Indian food served by friendly and attentive staff. We can cater for your special occasions, be it a meal with friends or a family celebration. We offer a full takeaway service to allow you to enjoy our Indian delicacies at home.

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