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Cafe Taj Mahal Indian Restaurant

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3036 Waialae Ave Ste A4, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1555
+1 808-732-6496
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17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Wed - Mon 11:00 - 14:00
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Marlborough
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133 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016 via mobile

This was our first time here. Our first choice for Indian food was closed. Atmosphere was average. The service was good- it would have been better if they took away the dirty dishes. Dal and eggplant tikka masala were very good. Coconut rice was good but didn't taste like coconut rice. The spicy shrimp was terrible. It was made with... More 

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Thank Joethecritique
Honolulu, Hawaii
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

When ever I think about having some Indian food this is it! Incredibly flavorful, the best on Oahu!!

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Thank hiskipp
Honolulu, Hawaii
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 February 2016

Amazing food. I tried their lamb samosas, veg pakoras, coconut rice, naan bread, Indian salad, tandoori chicken, butter chicken, fish korma, and lamb vindaloo. BYOB, we brought some blue moon to go with everything. We had a reservation and they told us to park at Super Cuts or City Mill. Supercuts was $2! :)

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Thank Craig N
pooler
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32 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 December 2015 via mobile

First of all location is awkward. Parking is difficult to find. If you succeed in both, get disappointed by not so good quality of food. Service is also problem

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Thank rajeshpate
California
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 October 2015 via mobile

4 of us had a lovely dinner of the assorted vegetarian appetizer (veg samosa, pakora and papadam) plain and cilantro naan, aloo saag, eggplant tikka masala, aloo ghoobi, and for our 1 non vegetarian, chicken tikka masala. We had it all "family style" sharing all the dishes and rice. The naan are huge and were delicious as was every dish.... More 

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Thank Bob_at_large
Maui, Hawaii
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 October 2015 via mobile

We went as a group 6 of us and we ordered family-style & got five different entrées and shared them... this was some of the best Indian food we all had ever had! I highly recommend it!

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2 Thank Staciasage
Dallas, Texas
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 May 2015

PLEASE DO NOT GO TO THIS RESTAURANT. OWNER/SERVER IS EXTREMELY RUDE AND ARROGANT. PLEASE DON'T WASTE YOUR MONEY ON OVERPRICED BLAND LOW QUALITY FOOD. It is a '0' star restaurant. I have had Indian food around the world including Europe, USA (mainland), Japan etc but the food at Cafe Taj Mahal was disgusting. Well to begin with, this restaurant was... More 

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Miami, Florida
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2015 via mobile

After reading the reviews on this place we thought we'd give it a try. We were not disappointed. Service was perfect. The food was delicious, the saag could have used a bit more spices, but it was still nicely done. We really enjoyed the BYOB option. The only draw back was the separate bathroom and having to ask for a... More 

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Thank rainjewell
Hawaii
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114 reviews
68 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 110 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2015

I love Indian food but it is hard to find in Hawaii and when you find it can be overpriced and not even made by Indians. Mama is in the kitchen.. this hole in the wall has great food.. is packed which tells you it is good.. you need a car because bus service from Waikiki to Waialae Ave sucks.... More 

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riverside, ca
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 January 2015

Well, it took a while to find this restaurant, but we wanted to eat some good Indian food....when we arrived, we found that parking was very difficult and the interior of the restaurant was shabby to say the least. The paint was peeling and the bathrooms were dirty. As soon as we sat down, a fat cockroach came under the... More 

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5 Thank importedinteriors

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Monday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Tuesday
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Thursday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Friday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Saturday
17:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 14:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3036 Waialae Ave Ste A4, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96816-1555
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-732-6496

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?