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909 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3103 (Lootens Pl)
+1 415-459-9555
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 11:30 - 15:00
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Sausalito, California
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22 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

If you're craving Indian food, you must try Taj of Marin on 4th Street in San Rafael. Their lunch buffet, at $10.95, is a superb value (same offered at dinner, $16.95). The selections were plentiful, all beautifully displayed and constantly tended. Everything from salads to veggie dishes, potatoes to rice, tandoori chicken, fish, lamb, Indian pickles, chutneys, breads, soup, rice... More 

Thank SameJane
Wentzville, Missouri
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24 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 January 2017 via mobile

Spent the morning bird watching at Point Reyes Station. On the way back to my hotel, I had a taste for Quiznos. Then my taste swung to Indian food. I GPS'd and found a few choices in San Rafael. I worked up an appetite, so a buffet was perfect. They have a great vegetarian and gluten free selections to you... More 

Thank Miguel A
Kulbir K, Owner at Taj of Marin, responded to this review

I'm glad your craving brought you to us, Miguel! Thanks for stopping in and enjoying the buffet -- it sounds like you loved everything, which is what I like to hear. I hope we'll see you again soon! Thank You, Avtar S Dhanda, Owner More 

Roseville, California
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38 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016

I went with a large group to the Taj of Marin in San Rafael. Whenever i hear the word "buffet" I am likely to think of low quality food. his was definitely NOT the case with the Taj. Service was prompt, friendly and with our huge group of 25 they were very accommodating. While Indian Food is not one of... More 

Thank teresaaZ8187WT
Kulbir K, Owner at Taj of Marin, responded to this review

We had a blast serving your group! Thanks so much for coming to us. It makes my day reading how impressed you were with our food and service, and I hope you'll come back soon for some more of the Veggie Prokura or Chicken Maharaja. Until then, take care! Thank You, Avtar S Dhanda, Owner More 

Larkspur, California
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46 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 June 2016

$10.95 buffet with a good selection of dishes. Lots of gluten-free dishes including gluten-free naan bread. Tasty curries and classic dishes such as idli and sambar. Take out also available.

Thank WillForbes
Kulbir K, Owner at Taj of Marin, responded to this review

I'm glad to hear you enjoyed the curries and naan, Will! You can't go wrong with that combo. Thanks for coming by and leaving us some love! Hope to see you soon, Avtar S Dhanda, Owner More 

Seattle, WA
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135 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 June 2016

I ate dinner and a buffet lunch at Taj, and the food is great and very reasonably prices. Chai is included in the buffet price, as well as masala dosa fixings and several desserts. The service was quick, and I will go there again.

Thank minimuffinlover
Kulbir K, Owner at Taj of Marin, responded to this review

I really appreciate you stopping by and trying the buffet! We definitely want you to try as many different dishes we offer as possible, so we're happy to include the chai and some dessert options with the buffet spread. Can't wait to see you again! Thank You, Avtar S Dhanda, Owner More 

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65 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 April 2016

Good Indian Buffet lunch with plenty of vegetarian selection and fresh bake bread. Not too spicy and good services.

Thank 495marcusk
Kulbir K, Owner at Taj of Marin, responded to this review

I'm so glad the buffet was such a hit for you! It's wonderful the selection and flavors were just what you were looking for, and I hope we'll have the chance to welcome you back for another bite soon! 'Til then, Kulbir Kaur, Owner More 

Dublin, Ohio
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17 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2016 via mobile

It's a nice small Indian restaurant. Starters are good. Overall nice place to have family meal. Price is reasonable. Ambiance is average. If you want to test Indian food once in month in Marin county then this is the place.

Thank Tapas84
Kulbir K, Owner at Taj of Marin, responded to this review

Thanks for your review and I'm glad we gave you plenty to love here. We'd love to welcome you back for more delicious food and we hope to wow you even more on your next visit. Thank You, Kulbir Kaur, Owner More 

San Rafael
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9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 May 2015

Super food, great service, good price. Tremendous number of vegetarian options on buffet. I love the Navrattan Korma and the Malai Kofta. They also have mango ice cream and rice pudding for dessert.

Thank AmySanRafael
Gurpreet S, Owner at Taj of Marin, responded to this review

Thanks so much for the super review, Amy -- it sounds like everything hit the spot, and I'm so grateful that you took the time to reach out! Come back and see us again soon -- we'd love to welcome you back. All the best, Gurpreet Singh, Owner More 

Incline Village, Nevada
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35 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2015

The samosas were very good. It went downhill from there. We had to ask for plates to eat our dinner. Service was extremely slow which we didn't mind because we were enjoying the conversation with friends. The entrees tasted like they had been reheated and reheated again until the ingredients were mush. Definitely not fresh and not much protein in... More 

Thank 785karenf
Gurpreet S, Owner at Taj of Marin, responded to this review

This is definitely not what we like to hear, Karen, and I am so sorry this is the impression you were left with. I don't know whether or not you did, but please know -- if you have any comments about the food or service, you are welcomed to talk to any member of staff about it. Excellent food is... More 

San Rafael, California
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304 reviews
151 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 March 2015 via mobile

Indian food is always been very special to me. I'm a big fan of spices. You can go from a beautiful space on your pallets all the way up to some nice fire from some of the papers that they put in the spices. And when I'm real hungry I love going to touch because they have a massive buffet... More 

Thank Thomas B

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 909 4th St, San Rafael, CA 94901-3103
    (Lootens Pl)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Marin County  >  San Rafael
  • Phone Number: +1 415-459-9555
Taj of Marin is a family owned and operated Indian restaurant providing authentic and delicious Indian food at a great price. Our upscale, family-friendly atmosphere is perfect for enjoying the most exquisite Indian cuisine available in the North Bay area. Adorned with traditional Indian artwork and decor, every aspect of Taj of Marin is truly authentic.

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