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Indian, Asian, Balti
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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Dinner, After-hours
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Asked for a table and asked to sit and wait. Finally got a table but didn’t end up eating until an hour after arriving. Food was average and the specialities all come as tikka even though it doesn’t specify that on the menu. Disappointing tough...crappy bits of lamb. When I raised it with 2 of the waiters they just shrugged and said that’s how it comes and I should’ve specified that i didn’t want tikka. Mad. I think from reviews Spice world is better and has better views of Oban.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We hadn’t pre booked & they kindly let us in . Place clean & staff very pleasant. Food was good, beer was cold , Would go back & recommend .

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Me and my two friends were recommended the Taj Mahal by the taxi driver who was actually taking us to Spice world. He said excellent things about the Taj Mahal so we decided to take his advice, which was in hindsight a mistake. The food...is very mediocre, nothing special. My curry was pretty bland and the nan bread wasn't great quality. My friend Matthew is a HUGE Indian cuisine fanatic and was also quite disappointed with the quality of the curry. That being said, the food wasn't terrible, we have just had a lot better. The service was very dull. The waiters have very little to say apart from taking your order. I tried to have a bit of chat with one of the waiters about Oban as we were visiting and it was like pulling teeth to be honest. So all in all, not awful but I certainly wouldn't come back before visiting other Indian restaurants in Oban. Also, this isn't a reflection on the restaurant but while we were seated I was coughing slightly because of the hot curry and got verbally attacked by some woman and her husband who turned around and snarled "that's an awful cough you have there." We were called ignorant. Thankfully other diners stuck up for us. So beware. Apparently she's a regular in there and "crazy" according to on of the waiters. Came in with her husband and 2 kids. She's a lunatic! Don't DARE cough!More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Excellent and friendly service. Tandoori king prawn and tiger lamb/chicken to die for!! Visited twice on our holidays.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Visiting Oban for a few days, we could not get in 2 other restaurants we tried so gave this a try. The staff were polite and efficient. We are not regular eaters of Indian cuisine but must say we had no complaints about the food...or service. The meals were not overpriced like some of the restaurants in Oban.More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We visited this evening for dinner, the staff are surly and unfriendly. The service was dreadful. The food was average. We would not recommend or visit again.

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Can’t complain about the food but I am very unhappy at the way I was treated by staff. I don’t appreciate being shouted at and told I hadn’t placed an order.then to be told I hadn’t placed my order very rudely. Then I was told...they had found it with no apology or explanation. My family have spent lots of money over the years in this establishment and to be spoke to and treated like this is not the way I expect to be spoken to. Living in a small town I probably will go back but would expect a far better service next time and will let them know I have left this review! Please do better next time!More

Date of visit: September 2021
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My family love Indian food so visiting an Indian restaurant at the seafood capital of Oban was always going to happen. This place was great though! It looks much smarter inside than outside as you pass it, it is really well laid out as a...restaurant. Food was spot on, really lovely and what you'd expect from an Indian restaurant. Service was a little slow due to there being just one person it seemed waiting tables, but he was friendly and complimented me on my meal choice of chicken jalfrezi. We'd definitely go back.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 16, 2021

This is more like a café than a restaurant, I was glad I hadn't dressed up too much! One of the waiters was very surly. We were asked to sanitise our hands but before we had even picked up the bottle he was impatiently calling...us over. Not a good first impression. The service was a bit half-heated but the food was ok, not the best and not the worst I've ever had. I wouldn't recommend this place for a special meal, it's best suited to a quick lunch or early evening, when you've been out all day and can't be bothered cooking.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed August 6, 2021 via mobile

Really nice curry! Had a lamb rogan josh which was superb, fast service and friendly staff. COVID safe as well. I would definitely visit again when I’m in Oban.

Date of visit: August 2021
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Taj Mahal is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 3.5