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Royal Taj

Indian Restaurant$$$$
Columbia
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    Abhi M.
    "Best Indian food in Columbia for sure, lunch buffet is amazing."(12 Tips)
    Yousif D.
    "One of the best Indian buffet I ever had!!! Reasonable prices!!"(3 Tips)
    Cindy R.
    "The Chicken tikka masala, samosas, and chili chicken are delicious."(7 Tips)
    André J.
    "Royal taj has the best Indian food in Columbia!!"(2 Tips)
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  • Jana G.heart icon on user image
    Jana GanttNovember 13, 2014
    Went for the lunch buffet and was very impressed. The tawa chicken was awesome and the chicken tikka masala was as well. Also the vegetable pakora was very good. Definitely recommend the buffet.
  • Abhi M.
    Abhi MorajkarOctober 6, 2013
    Best Indian food in Columbia for sure, lunch buffet is amazing. If you are going for weekend buffet, make sure you sure you go early to avoid standing in a line. Did I mention awesome staff too :)
    Upvoted Jan 27
  • Portia W.heart icon on user image
    Portia WhiteFebruary 24, 2017
    The buffet had a good variety and the food was delicious. The rice pudding had a twist to it with the added almonds. Very nice decor and the owner stopped by to see how we were. Very friendly staff
  • Bobbyheart icon on user image
    BobbyNovember 11, 2017
    Fantastic chicken biryani! Even better service experience. The decor was regal and romantic. Great for a date night or group dinner.
  • Elysha J.
    Elysha JohnsonSeptember 10, 2014
    Amazing little place. The guy who greets you treats you as family every single time. Don't be intimidated by the line going out the door...its worth it. Oh, and the food is great too.
  • Catia D.heart icon on user image
    Catia DaSilvaOctober 10, 2017
    Honestly I don’t have enough words to describe the care and attention provided to ALL the customers. If you are in the business field you should be inspired by them..... in specially Binda!
  • Jacob D.heart icon on user image
    Jacob Deaven ✈October 7, 2013
    This is by far the best Indian food I have had outside of India. The service is topped only by the quality of food. I highly recommend the rice dishes!
  • Joanna C.
    Joanna CosansSeptember 10, 2012
    Our favorite Indian spot! Been here multiple times and have had excellent service every time. Food is excellent. They will cater to whatever spice you desire without any hesitation.
  • Catia D.heart icon on user image
    Catia DaSilvaMay 21, 2016
    I loved their customer services! They were brilliant. Their chicken tikka masala was very taste.
  • Ravi B.
    Ravi BalagaAugust 28, 2011
    Been here 100+ times
    The real jewel in the crown! An unforgetable experience - from the moment you walk in, the ambience, first class customer service - to last bite of their delicious food. You will be back!
  • Cory R.heart icon on user image
    Cory RuppersbergerNovember 5, 2016
    Possibly my favorite restaurant ever. The service easily tops any restaurant I've ever been to, and the shrimp vindaloo was so spicy it made my nose run.
  • T H.heart icon on user image
    T HilgenJune 26, 2016
    We really enjoyed everything about the restaurant: the ambience, the wait staff and the food! In fact, all were amazing!
  • Catia D.heart icon on user image
    Catia DaSilvaOctober 10, 2017
    The chicken tikka masala and the shrimp tikka masala are the best!
  • Catia D.heart icon on user image
    Catia DaSilvaOctober 10, 2017
    The food is amazing, the temperature and spice are perfect; & the service is outstanding! Exceptional!
  • Kathy W.
    Kathy WuAugust 5, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Delicious food & excellent service. It's noisy when the restaurant is full. Try to go at off-peak times.
  • Amir M.
    Amir MiremadiApril 24, 2015
    Excellent Indian restaurant in Maryland. Excellent staff and welcoming owner. Well done Banda and his staff.
  • Madeline R.
    Madeline RMay 2, 2015
    best Indian food I've ever had! really good vegetarian options and the best service I've had in a long time:)
  • I B R A H.heart icon on user image
    I B R A H I MJanuary 8, 2018
    Nice food nice service Chicken tikka lamb biryani lamb Korma Visiting again
  • Vineet S.heart icon on user image
    Vineet ShahJanuary 25, 2015
    The lunch buffet is life changing. Save some space for chai and dessert at the end.
  • Maha B.
    Maha BanaJuly 7, 2017
    It was amazing, the best Indian food in the area 👍👍
  • Catia D.heart icon on user image
    Catia DaSilvaApril 8, 2017
    I love Binda services! He treats the customers really well
  • Marty S.heart icon on user image
    Marty SikesJuly 24, 2014
    The absolute best service! Get the lamb saag, chicken Tika Marsala, and vegetable korma.
  • Jessie N.
    Jessie NewburnJune 27, 2011
    Just one of the best places for lunch, assuming, of course, you like Indian cuisine. Get there early or get there late. The place gets PACKED, M-F. Read more
  • Abhi M.
    Abhi MorajkarSeptember 27, 2013
    Highly recommend the sweet lassi and the food too...will surely come back :) Service is great too
  • Kevin Y.heart icon on user image
    Kevin YehMay 20, 2019
    Gold standard food and service at reasonable prices (...if you come from the city.) ♥️
  • Ann R.
    Ann RFebruary 20, 2012
    The food here us DELICIOUS, the service is GREAT. The owner even came over to great my table & by me a glass of wine.
  • Will L.
    Will LaughtonMay 9, 2017
    Excellent service and food. Chicken tikka masala, shahi paneer, keema naan
  • Mandy Y.heart icon on user image
    Mandy YuAugust 6, 2013
    Lunch buffet had spoiled kheer. They're butter chicken and not chicken tikka masala. Staff look like they're from a gq. Magazine, not complaining but owner/greeter acts like he knows you and hug you
  • Justin L.
    Justin LevyApril 21, 2014
    Best Indian food I've had. Mango chicken curry and anything with paneer are exceptional.
  • Sharon S.heart icon on user image
    Sharon StampflDecember 30, 2016
    Delicious food in a beautiful setting. Lunch buffet is amazing!
  • Didi M.heart icon on user image
    Didi McElroyJanuary 20, 2011
    Been here 10+ times
    Great service from a super hospitable staff. Pretty restaurant with memorable ambience. Great date night spot! Try anything on the menu!
  • Doris T.
    Doris TruongSeptember 18, 2015
    They're moving soon to a former Applebee's. The lunch buffet is super.
  • Karan S.
    Karan SinhaMarch 17, 2013
    Probably the best Indian restaurant in the Columbia area. Best food and best service.
  • Cindy R.heart icon on user image
    Cindy RinggoldJanuary 18, 2015
    The Chicken tikka masala, samosas, and chili chicken are delicious.
  • HotMamba J.
    HotMamba JApril 9, 2011
    Great lunch buffet - clean- good service - wonderful selection! They have it on Saturday's for $13.00, totally worth it!
  • Nikhil S.heart icon on user image
    Nikhil SamtaniJanuary 13, 2016
    Chicken Saag and Tandoori Salmon are amazing.
  • Lauren G.
    Lauren GilbertNovember 30, 2013
    Great service here! The manager's really nice. Lamb saag is yummy!
  • Pun M.heart icon on user image
    Pun MNovember 11, 2012
    Been here 10+ times
    Best Indian Buffet around!! Hands down! Service, food, everything is top notch
  • Kirt M.
    Kirt MorrisJune 4, 2011
    Been here 25+ times
    Ask for Binda he will make sure your visit is spectacular. Better than ALL other indian places in Columbia.
  • ᴡ C.
    ᴡ CromwellJanuary 9, 2012
    Malai Kofta is the bomb...but when they say "medium" or "mild" just know that it's gonna be really spicy.
  • Yousif D.heart icon on user image
    Yousif DMay 17, 2016
    One of the best Indian buffet I ever had!!! Reasonable prices!!
  • Venky M.heart icon on user image
    Venky MurthyDecember 11, 2012
    Excellent food, excellent Service, excellent ambience. 5 star for this
  • Kalani S.
    Kalani SmithSeptember 1, 2013
    Lunch buffet is wonderful. Delicious and worth the wait!
  • stephen m.
    stephen mApril 17, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Excellent service, excellent, fresh, flavorful cuisine. Can't recommend strongly enough.
  • Hillel G.heart icon on user image
    Hillel GlazerDecember 18, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Still the best Indian buffet and service in the B/W Corridor!
  • Carsten N.heart icon on user image
    Carsten NilssonOctober 11, 2014
    The Chicken Mahan was very good and atmosphere great.
  • Steve V.
    Steve VanSickleOctober 21, 2016
    I'm not exaggerating when I say that everything is delicious.
  • Jeremy S.heart icon on user image
    Jeremy S.July 18, 2015
    Legit best Indian food in the Baltimore-Washington region
  • Teresa S.heart icon on user image
    Teresa StrahlmanFebruary 20, 2017
    Everything I've had here is delicious!
  • Tiberius C.heart icon on user image
    Tiberius ClaudiusJuly 11, 2015
    The food is great but what really makes this place is the owner.
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