G'Raj Mahal Cafe

Indian Restaurant
73 Rainey St (at Davis St), Austin, TX 78701, United States
Hours:
Closed until 5:00 PM (Show more)
  • Mon
    • 5:00 PM–10:00 PM
  • Tue–Sun
    • 5:00 PM–Midnight
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Dinner
Drinks:
Beer, Wine, BYO
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. American Express)
Outdoor Seating:
Yes
9.0/10

Based on 233 votes

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Total Visitors
4,374
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  • What you need to know
    Joe G.
    "Byob, dog friendly and some of the best Indian food I've ever eaten."(12 Tips)
    kathi p.
    "Try the fruit and nut naan, lamb samosa, and the Saag paneer."(5 Tips)
    Liz K.
    "Get the tikka masala with chicken."(5 Tips)
    Bilal N.
    "Saag Paneer & Garlic naan with Indian tea = awesome"(14 Tips)
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  • Josh M.

    Very good garlic naan. The aloo gobi is decent too.

    Josh Miller · 2 days ago
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  • Vansi

    It's got an eclectic vibe with great decor and atmosphere. But the food is not authentic at all and is very catered to American tastes.

    Vansi · May 23
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  • Kau T.

    Indian seafood and channa masala!

    Kau Thirumalai · May 17
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  • Mike H.

    A reservation is a must-have on a nice evening. Wait times are sometimes over an hour if it's crowded on a weekend! Get out of the "chicken tikka masala" rut. Try the malai kofta, or chicken korma!

    Mike H. · April 25
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  • Bugra C.

    If you have no choice it's ok but try somewhere else. Nothing special about here and waitresses are annoying

    Bugra Celik · March 22
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  • Michelle

    Awesome authentic chai

    Michelle · March 20
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  • Katy T.

    Puri puri was a joke. Cold, 3 garbanzo beans in flimsy shells. Not worth it.

    Katy Thompson · March 5
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  • Katy T.

    For being Goan and asking for "extra spicy" my vindaloo tasted less spicy than my mom's spaghetti sauce and servings were tiny. Skip it and do Bombay Bistro instead.

    Katy Thompson · March 5
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  • Lisa H.

    Great Indian food find on Rainey St. The menu had nice spicy options that my boyfriend and I really enjoyed!

    Lisa H · February 6
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  • David S.

    Love the malai kofta.

    David Sassen · January 6
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  • Megan I.

    Of all things, I end up having fantastic Indian food in Austin, TX

    Megan Irvine · December 5, 2014
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  • Bailie

    Good is great, service questionable.

    Bailie · November 30, 2014
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  • Trent J.

    Get the Rogan Josh!

    Trent Jones · October 14, 2014
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  • TV Food Maps

    Check out G'Raj Mahal as seen on Eat Street Read more

    TV Food Maps · September 2, 2014
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  • mon s.

    Had chicken Tikka Massala and Saag. Delicious!

    mon simons · August 27, 2014
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  • Jennifer B.

    FYI: Gratuity is added to parties of 5 or more. You can still bring your own wine but they charge a $15 corking fee or buy a bottle of theirs and they waive the fee.

    Jennifer Boone · August 24, 2014
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  • Emily S.

    It's hard to get a table after 7pm. You can make reservations online.

    Emily Scruggs · August 16, 2014
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  • Rodrigo C.

    Beef curry is excellent go for extra spicy

    Rodrigo Camargo · August 14, 2014
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  • Goke P.

    Their food smells great, not had it yet, but the service, the service is sooo poor. More cooks, servers, a manager, please? I hear the food is amazing but yeah, this is a problem.

    Goke Pelemo · May 23, 2014
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  • Karen A.

    Awesome food and great service

    Karen Abili · April 20, 2014
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  • Shikha K.

    Decent Indian food, although not very authentic. If you want it spicy, be sure to ask and ask for extra hot sauce. Kulfi and paneer paratha are great.

    Shikha Kaiwar · March 26, 2014
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  • restlessnapkin.com

    Horrendous service. Before leaving and complaining, server over-sprayed everyone with cleaner. Told us to "Yelp about it." Brick and mortar doesn't suit this place.

    restlessnapkin.com · March 23, 2014
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  • Josh L.

    Re-located to 73 Rainey St. to a brick and mortar.

    Josh Loving · March 7, 2014
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  • Dan M.

    Don't let the name fool you, it's only a little racist.

    Dan Mateer · March 1, 2014
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  • Re R.

    Pets allowed

    Re Ro · February 1, 2014
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  • Jennifer B.

    Mushroom masala and garlic naan!!

    Jennifer Boone · December 28, 2013
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  • Jeff M.

    Amazing service: they brought us blankets and free chai!

    Jeff Mertz · December 11, 2013
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  • soumava

    Nice little place, food is pretty good! Definitely get the chai!

    soumava · December 9, 2013
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  • caitlin c.

    Food is delicious, but with nice weather the wait here gets ridiculous. It's quicker to order your food to-go and eat it at a Rainey bar. Bring cash in case their card machines go down (does happen).

    caitlin carlson · October 23, 2013
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  • Sherry Y.

    Tikki Masala (I think that was the name) curry was soooo good! :D Got a free naan for checking in on Yelp. Nice place. Server gave good suggestion for curry.

    Sherry Yu · September 9, 2013
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  • Sadie S.

    Insanely slow service! Be prepared to wait a LONG time. Brought out my entree before my naan.. For real!?

    Sadie S · September 2, 2013
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  • Clarke R.

    If you're headed to Rainey for the night definitely start here for a great meal and your own brew.

    Clarke Rahrig · July 27, 2013
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  • Veronica T.

    Chicken Tikka Masala, spicy!!!

    Veronica Tarver · July 11, 2013
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  • Johnny M.

    It's BYOB!

    Johnny Moreno · July 4, 2013
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  • Pres S.

    Food is amazing, wait staff is awful. Slow and unresponsive.

    Pres Sculls · July 3, 2013
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  • Austin Chronicle

    Our favorite dishes here are the dahl makhani (lentils in a creamy sauce) and Malabar (lamb, coconut, onion). The level of spiciness here depends on who's in the kitchen, so it's a good idea to ask.

    Austin Chronicle · June 17, 2013
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  • Tiffany L.

    The environment is great. Sometimes they even have live Indian style music and fire throwing shows! The prices are quite high for a trailer food spot , curries range from $9-14 . BYOB NO CORKING FEE!

    Tiffany Leung · June 16, 2013
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  • 512 c.

    BYOB, but you can run across the street to Clive and bring wine over or buy beer at the little store on the side of Craft Pride.

    512 crew · May 24, 2013
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  • Daniel W.

    Great food, laid back, and you're allowed to bring your own booze!

    Daniel Webb · May 17, 2013
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  • Krista C.

    SAAG PANEER XXX spicy.

    Krista C · April 18, 2013
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  • Joe G.

    Byob, dog friendly and some of the best Indian food I've ever eaten. Lamb Korma is the best I've had anywhere.

    Joe Gruchacz · March 31, 2013
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  • Nick M.

    Best indian food in Austin! Look for the giant bike snake.

    Nick McGlynn · March 29, 2013
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  • Dan R.

    A must-eat spot.

    Dan Rubin · March 14, 2013
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  • Carlos C.

    muito boa a comida

    Carlos Correia · March 13, 2013
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  • Jaime P.

    Don't be out off by the sign in the trash filled dumpster. This place is excellent. The na'an is fantastic. #sxsw #gem

    Jaime Punishill · March 13, 2013
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  • Bilal N.

    Saag Paneer & Garlic naan with Indian tea = awesome

    Bilal Naseer · March 13, 2013
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  • Van T.

    Great Indian food w/ a funky vibe. Just don't forget that it's byob

    Van Tracy · March 11, 2013
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  • Abhijeet K.

    One of the best chai in austin :)

    Abhijeet Kadam · March 8, 2013
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  • Prashant V.

    The tea is amazing. Go for it!!

    Prashant Verma · March 8, 2013
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  • Kellie

    Delicious! The servings are huge, so share.

    Kellie · March 8, 2013
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