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US$12 - US$16
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Indian, International
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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All reviews naan butter chicken biryani indian food great portions tasted great medium takeout waterfront
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Reviewed March 27, 2021

The food here is very good and authentic, full of flavour and presented well, the challenge is the customer service. This past year you can order online, it is very simple...when it works. In the event it doesn't and you have to call in your...order you will endure a most frustrating dialogue with a hyper human that cannot get things right. On weekends plan to order a significant time ahead asa they get very busy or they are not well staffed. The food is worth the longer wait time but when you pick up the order you are faced with dealing with the hyper human that cant seem to get her sh*# together. I hope they improve their customer service!More

Date of visit: March 2021
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Reviewed September 11, 2020

We ordered via doordash this evening for the first time...something we havent done with any restaurant since March due to Covid. Not sure of portion sizes, we got 2 large curries for the grown ups and a medium plus biryani for the kids to share....Firstly...wayyyyy too much food. Unless you like a lot to eat...one large if youre having rice and naan as well is plenty for 2 adults. Garlic naans were really good. Truly delicious. We had butter chicken which was fab and also a chicken tikka masala for the grown ups. The tikka masala tasted great although was really spicy and had a lot of grease. Not unexpected with an indian but also not really needed so a bit less heat and oil and this wouldve been amazing. Kids had a mild korma which was delicious. we also ordered a biryani...was too spicy for everyone. Having never had one before Im guessing its meant to be that hot but even with some yoghurt it was too much for everyone. In summary...we really enjoyed it. Great portions, lovely naan...just everything was very spicy so maybe ask for it all mild! Oh...one other thing with Covid. We loved that everything came in foil or aluminium trays so we could blast it in the oven for 3 or 4 minutes when it arrived for peace of mind.More

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed August 14, 2020

The food is good. They can get very busy and it can slow down the service which is a good and bad thing I guess. We have tried a few different Indian restaurants in Barrie but I would say this is our favorite!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 26, 2020

We ordered butter chicken with rice. The food is only so so 3 stars at most. What really turned me off is that their cashier who handles coins and bills grabbed a handful of rice with his bare hand before microwaving and serving. We left...the rice and left even though we paid 6$ for a small bowl.More

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed July 7, 2020

I love ordering from Taj! They have the best Indian food in Barrie. PLENTY of vegan options as well! Friendly staff and easy to order online. They even offer 15% off when you order online and pick up in store. 10/10 recommend!

Date of visit: July 2020
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Reviewed May 26, 2020

We stopped here for take-out and walked to the waterfront to eat. The customer service was great and the food was delicious. We had the butter chicken, lentils and naan bread. Lots of flavour and I would definitely go back.

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed May 15, 2020

Got takeout: the veggies were freezer burned and cold in the middle shocked at how little meat. It was all sauce and not hot as requested 3 ounces of shrimp 4 ounces of chicken in two entrees bill was $80.00! Order was packed so poorly...it was a sopping mess when delivered. Can't believe a place could be worse than Tara's well this place is.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Reviewed May 10, 2020 via mobile

Pre-ordered the Mother’s Day special. Turned up on time to be told that they didn’t have a record of my order. Insisted that I must have called the Sudbury store (like I don’t know the difference between a long distance call). Had to wait 25...minutes for the order. Got home to find that they forgot the naan bread. Two of the entrée were basically curry soup with 3 incredibly small pieces of meat. The Simosas were cold. So much for a happy Mother’s Day. Will never go back.More

Date of visit: May 2020
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Reviewed March 29, 2020

Thoroughly enjoyed the food served in this retaurant! Found the variety of exceptionally well seasoned meals a joy to my taste buds. Pleased that they offer take out service which allows this venue to survive during this pandemic.

Date of visit: August 2019
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Reviewed March 1, 2020

We've done take out from Taj Bistro many times and always enjoyed it. It's a little cramped inside and the upstairs area is warm in the winter, but it's good value for the money and extremely tasty.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Yes, Taj Bistro offers takeaway services.

Yes, Taj Bistro offers delivery services.

Taj Bistro is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5