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G'Raj Mahal Cafe

G'Raj Mahal Cafe

Indian Restaurant$$$$
Downtown Austin, Austin
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  • G'Raj Mahal Cafe
    Receive one free samosa during lunch or $5 off $50 on dinner!
  • Donna T.
    Great goat tikka masala! Thank you Mully for your suggestions. Pickled mango...yum
  • Donna T.
    Thank you Mully! Great goat tikka masala. Pickled mango....yum
  • Annie P.
    Annie ParkFebruary 16
    Food is delicious, slow and spotty service
  • Thomas D.
    Thomas DuebnerNovember 19, 2016
    Fantastic Tikka Masala. They have an almond milk option, which is fantastic!
  • Carl F.
    Carl FigueiredoOctober 7, 2016
    High quality Indian fare in the Rainey Street district. Everything was excellent. Had the tikka and saag paneer.
  • JR S.
    JR SanchezAugust 15, 2016
    WORST service you'll ever have mixed with some of the best food. Really unfortunate. Last Saturday will be the last time I ever spend my money there. The service truly was appalling.
  • Maria B.
    Maria BolañosJune 19, 2016
    Worst service ever. Tiny portions of the entrées. The picture I posted is the portion of picked mangoes. The host is the only nice person there. Never coming back
  • J'Amy S.
    J'Amy StewartJune 11, 2016
    Delicious food, great atmosphere, beer on tap, lovely patio and live music. What more can you want? Pickled mango with chili is delicious.
  • Sangho
    SanghoMarch 12, 2016
    Chicken tikka was good. Also liked the chickpea stew.
  • Germaine W.
    Germaine WilliamsNovember 15, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Lots of good vegan options, unfortunately the naan isn't vegan though. You will need to request no butter on the rice
  • Frank R.
    Frank RodriguezOctober 14, 2015
    Saag with Lamb and coconut Naan bread was amazing!
  • Jennifer T.
    Jennifer ThomasOctober 7, 2015
    Chicken or paneer saag - and get garlic naan!
  • Trevor G.
    Trevor GiordanoSeptember 14, 2015
    Try the shrimp vindaloo. Bit spicy. It very flavorful
  • Brent M.
    Brent MillerSeptember 6, 2015
    Fantastic garlic naan and tandoor chicken.
  • Brent M.
    Brent MillerSeptember 6, 2015
    Fascinating restroom.
  • Jacobo G.
    Jacobo GómezAugust 18, 2015
    Amazing Indian food! Long live the Garage Mahal!
  • Sam S.
    Sam SherwoodJuly 15, 2015
    The chef is Goan - steer toward South Indian dishes on the menu.
  • Josh M.
    Josh MillerJune 29, 2015
    Very good garlic naan. The aloo gobi is decent too.
  • Vansi
    VansiMay 23, 2015
    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.
  • Kaustubh T.
    Indian seafood and channa masala!
  • Mike H.
    Mike H.April 25, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    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!
  • Bugra C.
    Bugra CelikMarch 22, 2015
    If you have no choice it's ok but try somewhere else. Nothing special about here and waitresses are annoying
  • Michelle
    MichelleMarch 20, 2015
    Awesome authentic chai
  • Katy T.
    Katy ThompsonMarch 5, 2015
    Puri puri was a joke. Cold, 3 garbanzo beans in flimsy shells. Not worth it.
  • Katy T.
    Katy ThompsonMarch 5, 2015
    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.
  • Lisa H.
    Lisa HFebruary 6, 2015
    Great Indian food find on Rainey St. The menu had nice spicy options that my boyfriend and I really enjoyed!
  • David S.
    David SassenJanuary 6, 2015
    Love the malai kofta.
  • Megan I.
    Megan IrvineDecember 5, 2014
    Of all things, I end up having fantastic Indian food in Austin, TX
  • Bailie
    BailieNovember 30, 2014
    Good is great, service questionable.
  • Trent J.
    Trent JonesOctober 14, 2014
    Get the Rogan Josh!
  • TV Food Maps
    TV Food MapsSeptember 2, 2014
    Check out G'Raj Mahal as seen on Eat Street Read more
  • mon s.
    mon simonsAugust 27, 2014
    Had chicken Tikka Massala and Saag. Delicious!
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BooneAugust 24, 2014
    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.
  • Emily S.
    Emily ScruggsAugust 16, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    It's hard to get a table after 7pm. You can make reservations online.
  • Rodrigo C.
    Rodrigo CamargoAugust 14, 2014
    Beef curry is excellent go for extra spicy
  • Goke P.
    Goke PelemoMay 23, 2014
    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.
  • Karen A.
    Karen AbiliApril 20, 2014
    Awesome food and great service
  • Shikha K.
    Shikha KaiwarMarch 26, 2014
    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.
  • restlessnapkin.com
    restlessnapkin.comMarch 23, 2014
    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.
  • Josh L.
    Josh LovingMarch 7, 2014
    Re-located to 73 Rainey St. to a brick and mortar.
  • Dan M.
    Dan MateerMarch 1, 2014
    Don't let the name fool you, it's only a little racist.
  • Re R.
    Re RoFebruary 1, 2014
    Pets allowed
  • Jennifer B.
    Jennifer BooneDecember 28, 2013
    Mushroom masala and garlic naan!!
  • Jeff M.
    Jeff MertzDecember 11, 2013
    Amazing service: they brought us blankets and free chai!
  • soumava
    soumavaDecember 9, 2013
    Nice little place, food is pretty good! Definitely get the chai!
  • caitlin c.
    caitlin carlsonOctober 23, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    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).
  • Sherry Y.
    Sherry YuSeptember 9, 2013
    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.
  • Sadie S.
    Sadie SSeptember 2, 2013
    Insanely slow service! Be prepared to wait a LONG time. Brought out my entree before my naan.. For real!?
  • Clarke R.
    Clarke RahrigJuly 27, 2013
    If you're headed to Rainey for the night definitely start here for a great meal and your own brew.
  • Veronica T.
    Veronica TarverJuly 11, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken Tikka Masala, spicy!!!
  • Johnny M.
    Johnny MorenoJuly 4, 2013
    It's BYOB!
  • Pres S.
    Pres ScullsJuly 3, 2013
    Food is amazing, wait staff is awful. Slow and unresponsive.
  • Austin Chronicle
    Austin ChronicleJune 17, 2013
    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.
  • Tiffany L.
    Tiffany LeungJune 16, 2013
    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!
  • 512 c.
    512 crewMay 24, 2013
    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.
  • Daniel W.
    Daniel WebbMay 17, 2013
    Great food, laid back, and you're allowed to bring your own booze!
  • Krista C.
    Krista CApril 18, 2013
    Been here 10+ times
    SAAG PANEER XXX spicy.
  • Joe G.
    Joe GruchaczMarch 31, 2013
    Byob, dog friendly and some of the best Indian food I've ever eaten. Lamb Korma is the best I've had anywhere.
  • Dan R.
    Dan RubinMarch 14, 2013
    A must-eat spot.
  • Jaime P.
    Jaime PunishillMarch 13, 2013
    Don't be out off by the sign in the trash filled dumpster. This place is excellent. The na'an is fantastic. #sxsw #gem
  • Bilal N.
    Bilal NaseerMarch 13, 2013
    Saag Paneer & Garlic naan with Indian tea = awesome
  • Van T.
    Van TracyMarch 11, 2013
    Great Indian food w/ a funky vibe. Just don't forget that it's byob
  • Abhijeet K.
    Abhijeet KadamMarch 8, 2013
    One of the best chai in austin :)
  • Prashant V.
    Prashant VermaMarch 8, 2013
    The tea is amazing. Go for it!!
  • Kellie
    KellieMarch 8, 2013
    Delicious! The servings are huge, so share.
  • Aimee W.
    Aimee WoodallMarch 8, 2013
    Order less than you think + share! Everything is fantastic + the portions are big. (I vote saag paneer.)
  • Jessica B.
    Jessica BiermanMarch 8, 2013
    Share. Share. Share. Share.
  • Kyle B.
    Kyle BunchFebruary 24, 2013
    Just off Rainey Street, good Indian food on the cheap.
  • Sarah C.
    Sarah CNovember 12, 2012
    Many people of India origin dining here. Small portions compared to Texas sized portions. Excellent food.
  • Beth S.
    Beth ShookOctober 13, 2012
    Been here 5+ times
    Loved the pakoras and the naan.
  • Brian D.
    Brian DelanceyJune 24, 2012
    Do not get the ice tea. I'm not sure if it's the ice but it's nasty. The food on the other hand is delicious. Bring a bottle of wine instead.
  • Social N.
    Social News NetworkJune 18, 2012
    Great food - get the samosas for the appetizer; tikka masala, rogan josh, or saag for your entree; and add a side of naan. Open for dinner until midnight/2am. Also, BYOB!
  • Morgan C.
    Morgan ConstantinoJune 15, 2012
    It's a good place to share some dishes family style so everyone gets to taste all the amazing food. Stuffed naan is ammmmmmazing.
  • Cassie T.
    Cassie TerrillionJune 12, 2012
    love that it's byob, the pakoras are YUM, disappointed about not having vegan rice but atmosphere almost makes up for it. Love the outdoor seating.
  • Brian T.
    Brian TruaxJune 12, 2012
    BYOB. So much more than a food truck, this place has waiters that will take great care of you.
  • Celeste M.
    Celeste MckeonMay 28, 2012
    I like the soup. Get the soup. Only $4 for the soup.
  • kathi p.
    kathi pixleyMay 14, 2012
    Try the fruit and nut naan, lamb samosa, and the Saag paneer. Yummy. Another goodie is Kashmiri with chicken or chickpeas. Call it in if you want to go. Great food, period.
  • Sonia R.
    Sonia RahardjaMarch 19, 2012
    Highlights: briyani rice, tandoori chicken, garlic na'an bread, tikka masala curry, rose lassi. Everything is good, average spending is $20 per person. Yummmmm
  • Andre L.
    Andre LouisMarch 13, 2012
    Be warned, they don't sell alcohol, so bring your own. Don't panic if you didn't, you can buy a bottle of wine from Clive (bar) across the street.
  • Ben G.
    Ben GatzkeMarch 13, 2012
    Try one of everything! Soo goood!
  • Ben G.
    Ben GatzkeMarch 13, 2012
    Open Monday of SXSW 2012
  • Cooking Channel
    Cooking ChannelFebruary 28, 2012
    Eclectic and artsy stationary trailer that serves naan freshly baked in their tandoori oven, as well as other authentic Goan dishes from Goa, India. We suggest the Rechard Masala Shrimp.
  • Josh G.
    Josh GiffinFebruary 25, 2012
    Its byob. Including liquor
  • Scott H.
    Scott HendersonOctober 24, 2011
    Amazing Indian food served al fresco
  • Evan S.
    Evan SandersSeptember 24, 2011
    The Samosas are to die for.
  • Danielle M.
    Danielle McCarthySeptember 3, 2011
    Spicy saag is where it's at! Coupled with onion naan with garlic. That was a great tip!
  • Tom M.
    Tom MenyAugust 7, 2011
    The butter chicken is off the chain!
  • Daniela M.
    Daniela MarconeAugust 1, 2011
    Love this place and the atmosphere but the Mosquitos kill you ;(
  • Julio V.
    Julio VelasquezJuly 5, 2011
    Wonderful Indian food...the samosas were scrumptious! Read more
  • Matt G.
    Matt GlazerJune 10, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    BYOB so BYOB
  • Trevor M.
    Trevor MccurryJune 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    For starters, garlic naan, no brainer, right? Then have the saag with shrimp. Totes magotes.
  • Liz K.
    Liz KelleyMay 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Order the onion naan and add garlic on top!
  • Liz K.
    Liz KelleyMay 30, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Get the tikka masala with chicken.
  • Austin American-Statesman
    You could make a fine (albeit light) meal out of the less-expensive starters, including samosas, breads, pakoras and soup. Read more
  • Clay C.
    Clay ChastainMarch 13, 2011
    Wow, I'm certainly impressed. I couldn't tell you in a million years what I ate, but when I'm back in town, I'm coming here. The wait was VERY long, but grab friends and a few beers to make it faster.
  • Karina B.
    Karina BrisbyMarch 13, 2011
    The fruit and nut paratha was amazing
  • Melissa H.
    Melissa HoweyMarch 11, 2011
    BYOB or head over to Clive and have them deliver it to you. So delicious.
  • Tom B.
    Tom BooneMarch 5, 2011
    Been here 5+ times
    Great food - they struggle to get take out orders out in reasonable amount of time though.
  • Adrianne J.
    Adrianne JanssenDecember 29, 2010
    Don't expect to eat indoors.
  • Carlos C.
    Carlos CorreiaMarch 13, 2013
    muito boa a comida
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