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Royal Taj

8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
+1 410-381-1111
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
Travellers talk about
“naan” (38 reviews)
“fish curry” (11 reviews)
Closes in 25 min
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m. Hours
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
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Reviewed 3 days ago via mobile

The Taj serves excellent food with true hospitality. The service is excellent, with someone always watching for the slightest need, unobtrusively. The food is great. My friends had recently been in India and said that specialties such as paneer were as authentic. We decided to...More

Thank Deborah F
Reviewed 1 week ago

A group of four of us enjoyed a dinner here on 8 March. We asked to be seated in the side room, and were accommodated. We split appetizers, ordering the Assorted Kebab platter and Chicken Pakora; they were all delicious. Myself and another ordered the...More

Thank V B
Reviewed 1 week ago

You are greeted at the door by the owner who smiles and greets you warmly like you are a friend. And, you are. He treats the customers as family. For whatever reason, we had a reservation (a must) at 5:30 PM on a Saturday night....More

Thank baltlaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Great service, excellent staff food was amazing. Ypu do need a reservation for the restaurants but when we went we did not know this ahead of time and they were nice enough to still welcome us to have a meal. Would definately be going back....More

Thank Vanessa W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Five star service , cuisine, drinks, professionalism. Elegantly casual decor Vegetarian options exceptional especially the eggplant and saag

Thank Ravens14
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Great service and really tasty dishes, all well prepared, in this surprise of a restaurant tucked into one of Columbia’s many business parks. Nearby are a McDonalds and a TGIFridays so I didn’t have high hopes when I drove down to meet my sister, who...More

Thank EBG67
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Never a disappointment- Always provide a wonderful lunch buffet lots of choices. Excellent customer service. I do think they have an unreasonable policy around children at the buffet - I have a two-year-old that would eat a piece of naan and rice ....they would’ve charged...More

Thank Karen W
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

My family and I have been eating at this restaurant since 2012 at their other location and I would have to say that yesterday's meal and service was as impeccable as it was on our first visit. I love this restaurant.

Thank Carol T
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

My wife & I celebrated Valentine's Day at the fabulous Royal Taj. It is the very best Indian cuisine restaurant in the Baltimore/Washington area and on this evening it was packed. From the moment you step into the restaurant and are greeted by Binda, the...More

Thank keygrip19
Reviewed 10 February 2018

From the moment the waiter opened the door for me, until the moment the owner thanked us for coming and said goodbye, we received excellent service. The white table cloths and lovely decor offer an elegant touch. I joined friends for dessert and wine by...More

Thank Becki W
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17 March 2018|
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Response from keygrip19 | Reviewed this property |
Yes you can order any of the dishes to whatever spice level you would like and the servers will definitely help you make your choice.
Candice P
19 August 2017|
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Response from barymad | Reviewed this property |
its a family restaurant but not really suitable for small children.
28 April 2017|
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Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
$14.99 sounds right. Their full menu is on their website, but it does not list the buffet. It is available at lunchtime everyday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 2:30 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
5:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-381-1111
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