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Cafe Maharani

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2509 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3101
+1 808-951-7447
17:00 - 22:00
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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22 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Based on food alone, this is probably one of the best Indian restaurants I've ever been to. All the dishes I've eaten have been outstanding. Flavorful, creamy sauces and fluffy naan. The rice is an absolute highlight of eating here. It has an incredible saffron taste and adds so much depth to whatever dish you might be eating. I've never... More 

Thank violingirlamanda
San Francisco
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50 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 February 2017 via mobile

We read all the great reviews about this restaurant so we decided to give it a try. The first night we went, they ran out of a few of their more popular dishes so we left and returned the following night. First of all, business is great. Maharani is pretty much full from 6:00 pm to 9:00 pm. Usually this... More 

Thank SDJA
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017 via mobile

It's worth the wait. Korma sauces are onolicious. Vegetable samosas were light and very flavorful🖒❤❤. We loved it so give it a try...

Thank Dana1069
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

The food is very good, but the walls in the restaurant are very dirty. It makes you wonder if the kitchen is clean. We were there on New Year's Eve, and a guest got his credit card stolen from a man cleaning the table. The police came. Since the food tastes good, I recommend this place.

Thank Hannah K
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016 via mobile

I came here with some friends based on a review in the local paper and I wish I had discovered it sooner! You may havr to wait a bit, but everything is cooked to order and fresh! Totally worth the wait! The Naan bread was perfection! They even have stuffed Naan! I ordered a chicken curry and the flavor was... More 

Thank Shannon P
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150 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

We have been here multiple times. It's the best Indian food I have had. The service used to be slow but it was much better this time. There were a lot of new people working. The wait time used to be greater than one hour. We were seated in 20 minutes. The spinach dal and eggplant tikka masala were excellent.... More 

Thank Joethecritique
Auckland Region, New Zealand
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59 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016 via mobile

We stayed in Waikiki, on Ala Wai Boulevard and were looking for a local restaurant with local people. I saw this on Tripadvisor and we walked there. It was great. Busy but didn't need a booking. Decent prices, not the overcharged tourist stuff. Fabulous food. I have been to India and while it's not quite the same, the vegetarian food... More 

Thank Superhilde
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016 via mobile

The food is definitely more traditional Indian items. We loved the tandoori sampler and TAWA CHICKEN MANCHURIAN! Service is ok, but they care so it is worth the wait and prompting.

Thank Beth B
Honolulu, Hawaii
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231 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 September 2016

The food here is so good. Service not so much, but what's slow service when the food kills it? Great atmosphere. Food is served on metal plates and drinks are served in metal cups. Have to say that I don't remember the last time I had Indian food that was this good. Probably in California when I lived in a... More 

Thank Where2GoWhere2go
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23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The food here is absolutely amazing! This is the best Indian food I've had on the island. The menu is quite extensive with a broad range of dishes. The cheese naan is unbelievable; I probably ate enough of it where I didn't need the entree, but I still ate the entree - chicken tikka - also exceptional. The only reasons... More 

Thank Lee S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3 of 5 bubbles
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2509 S King St, Honolulu, Oahu, HI 96826-3101
  • Location: United States  >  Hawaii (HI)  >  Oahu  >  Honolulu
  • Phone Number: +1 808-951-7447

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