Taj Mahal Of Agra

★★★☆☆

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I don't mind touist traps, but this was a horrible excuse for whatever.
Tasteless food that insults Indian cusine with a horrible wait staff.
What maid my experience worse - I really can't say much about the food - was the crusty toilet in the restroom.
Is "disgusting " worth A star?

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★☆☆☆☆

I don't mind touist traps, but this was a horrible excuse for whatever.
Tasteless food that insults Indian cusine with a horrible wait staff.
What maid my experience worse - I really can't say much about the food - was the crusty toilet in the restroom.
Is "disgusting " worth A star?

Pros: Close to 2nd Avenue

Cons: Need I say more?

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The decor is pleasant enough but that is it -we were lulled into a false sense of security by the Sitar player in the window and our severe hunger and regretted it the minute we sat down. The staff were rude and there was no attempt at customer service or explanation as to why I couldn't substitute a small salad for rice or why my husband ordered a kingfisher but got a Taj Mahal beer (the boxes of Taj piled up around the restroom gave that away).

The food was horrible, both dishes (although completely different) came covered in the same brown sludge sauce and my 'salad' consisted of brown lettuce leaves, some ends of cucumber and peas (no tomato to hand obviously so they grabbed the nearest ingredient). My husband's lamb was stringy and resembled something you might feed an unlucky dog from a can, completely flavorless. My channa and broccoli featured two stalks and one head of broccolli and the protions were tiny (although I wouldn't wish larger ones on your stomach).I would heartily recommend eating 'heat and eat' Indian food from the supermarket before you set foot in this place.There was little chance to complain in between having our plates slammed down and the check pretty much tossed across the table.

I am fortunate enough to hail from a city that features hundreds of fantastic Indian restaurants where the chefs take pride in using the best spices to give the food a great subtle flavor and also give some thought to presentation -neither is a skill they encourage at the Taj. It was just an embarrasment and from looking around at the clientele, pretty much full of those who profess to loving Indian food when all they ever order are really creamy rich korma sauce, garlic naan, super sweet mango chutney from a jar and a half carafe of chardonnay to go with it.

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★☆☆☆☆

The decor is pleasant enough but that is it -we were lulled into a false sense of security by the Sitar player in the window and our severe hunger and regretted it the minute we sat down. The staff were rude and there was no attempt at customer service or explanation as to why I couldn't substitute a small salad for rice or why my husband ordered a kingfisher but got a Taj Mahal beer (the boxes of Taj piled up around the restroom gave that away).

The food was horrible, both dishes (although completely different) came covered in the same brown sludge sauce and my 'salad' consisted of brown lettuce leaves, some ends of cucumber and peas (no tomato to hand obviously so they grabbed the nearest ingredient). My husband's lamb was stringy and resembled something you might feed an unlucky dog from a can, completely flavorless. My channa and broccoli featured two stalks and one head of broccolli and the protions were tiny (although I wouldn't wish larger ones on your stomach).I would heartily recommend eating 'heat and eat' Indian food from the supermarket before you set foot in this place.There was little chance to complain in between having our plates slammed down and the check pretty much tossed across the table.

I am fortunate enough to hail from a city that features hundreds of fantastic Indian restaurants where the chefs take pride in using the best spices to give the food a great subtle flavor and also give some thought to presentation -neither is a skill they encourage at the Taj. It was just an embarrasment and from looking around at the clientele, pretty much full of those who profess to loving Indian food when all they ever order are really creamy rich korma sauce, garlic naan, super sweet mango chutney from a jar and a half carafe of chardonnay to go with it.

Pros: Sitar player

Cons: Food and staff

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I used to go to Taj Majal frequently whenI lived in the area. they had great curries all for around 5 bucks and they gave you free samosas and dessert.making this a very popular place for poor students who lived in the E. Village. Tonight, first time in about 5 years, I had dinner there with some friends and it was quite a disappointment to say the least. The whole restaurant (which was not even half filled) smelled like cheap air freshner apparently coming from the bathroom in the back -that should have been our cue to leave, but I was feeling nostalgic and still wanted to give this place a try. it took about 45 minutes for us to get thefood which arrived lukewarm. I ordered the chicken vindaloo which was luke warm and the oil from the dish was starting to congeal. The chicken was dark meat that tasted old and gamey and should have been in the garbage a week ago. My guests had various other curries which were all arrived luke warm and also tasted old. Oh yeah, the naan tasted flowery like smell like the cook had just put some lotion on before making it. We left there hungry and a bit nauseas from the congealed curry and I won't write what the food did to my stomach a few hours later.Lastly, they don't give the free somosas and the desserts and the portion of the rice they serve is about a quarter of what other restaurants serve. Cleary this place is under new management. I WILL NEVER GO BACK and suggest you all find another place for your Indian fix.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to go to Taj Majal frequently whenI lived in the area. they had great curries all for around 5 bucks and they gave you free samosas and dessert.making this a very popular place for poor students who lived in the E. Village. Tonight, first time in about 5 years, I had dinner there with some friends and it was quite a disappointment to say the least. The whole restaurant (which was not even half filled) smelled like cheap air freshner apparently coming from the bathroom in the back -that should have been our cue to leave, but I was feeling nostalgic and still wanted to give this place a try. it took about 45 minutes for us to get thefood which arrived lukewarm. I ordered the chicken vindaloo which was luke warm and the oil from the dish was starting to congeal. The chicken was dark meat that tasted old and gamey and should have been in the garbage a week ago. My guests had various other curries which were all arrived luke warm and also tasted old. Oh yeah, the naan tasted flowery like smell like the cook had just put some lotion on before making it. We left there hungry and a bit nauseas from the congealed curry and I won't write what the food did to my stomach a few hours later.Lastly, they don't give the free somosas and the desserts and the portion of the rice they serve is about a quarter of what other restaurants serve. Cleary this place is under new management. I WILL NEVER GO BACK and suggest you all find another place for your Indian fix.

Pros: nothing

Cons: horrible food made with old meat, long wait, smell of air freshner fromthe bathroom

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i tryed almost all the places on 6st ... and taj Mahal is the best.. the people are so nice. and the prices are so cheap and the food is soooo good i have to admit.. and as an indian guy i know my indian food and is very hard to find a real good indian restaurant... for any one who loves indian food like i do.. Taj mahal is the place to Goooo!!

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★★★★★

i tryed almost all the places on 6st ... and taj Mahal is the best.. the people are so nice. and the prices are so cheap and the food is soooo good i have to admit.. and as an indian guy i know my indian food and is very hard to find a real good indian restaurant... for any one who loves indian food like i do.. Taj mahal is the place to Goooo!!

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This place had crusty rice and the waiter was rude and very unfriendly. He actually came after me because he thought that I didn't leave a good enough tip.

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★☆☆☆☆

This place had crusty rice and the waiter was rude and very unfriendly. He actually came after me because he thought that I didn't leave a good enough tip.

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After reading the good reviews of this restaurant, I decided to give it a try with two friends. Similar to other Indian restaurants, they use the "dinner special" to attract customers at the door. However, once we sat down, they only gave us their regular menu. They didn't give us the dinner special until we asked for it. Maybe it was just an unintentional mistake but I've experienced the same with other restaurants so I don't appreciate such practice. Food is average, and I would say even the chain restaurant Baluchi's tastes better. The ambience is very romantic and definitely a good place to bring a date. I wouldn't mind going back some time, but not before trying others nearby.

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★★★☆☆

After reading the good reviews of this restaurant, I decided to give it a try with two friends. Similar to other Indian restaurants, they use the "dinner special" to attract customers at the door. However, once we sat down, they only gave us their regular menu. They didn't give us the dinner special until we asked for it. Maybe it was just an unintentional mistake but I've experienced the same with other restaurants so I don't appreciate such practice. Food is average, and I would say even the chain restaurant Baluchi's tastes better. The ambience is very romantic and definitely a good place to bring a date. I wouldn't mind going back some time, but not before trying others nearby.

Pros: Romantic, Cheap

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After sampling every Indian restaurant on Curry Row, my friends and I have never found one that is better than Taj Mahal. The food is fresh, rich, and savory! The waiters and manager are friendly and chatty, never cold or rude. For $8 including tip and tax, Taj Mahal offers an amazing lunch special including soup, appetizer, pappadum, bread, rice, main dish, dessert, and beverage. All the food included here are always colorful and full of rich flavor. My personal favorite is the Chicken Korma, and I've never had a better one at any other restaurant. Taj Mahal prepares it thick and tangy, complete with heavy cream, yogurt, fennel, mango, raisins, and of course generous chucks of juicy chicken! My mouth is watering as I write this. If you want to try Indian food for the first time this is the obvious choice!

PROS: Food, Inexpensive, Friendly
CONS: Small space,

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★★★☆☆

After sampling every Indian restaurant on Curry Row, my friends and I have never found one that is better than Taj Mahal. The food is fresh, rich, and savory! The waiters and manager are friendly and chatty, never cold or rude. For $8 including tip and tax, Taj Mahal offers an amazing lunch special including soup, appetizer, pappadum, bread, rice, main dish, dessert, and beverage. All the food included here are always colorful and full of rich flavor. My personal favorite is the Chicken Korma, and I've never had a better one at any other restaurant. Taj Mahal prepares it thick and tangy, complete with heavy cream, yogurt, fennel, mango, raisins, and of course generous chucks of juicy chicken! My mouth is watering as I write this. If you want to try Indian food for the first time this is the obvious choice!

PROS: Food, Inexpensive, Friendly
CONS: Small space,

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After sampling every Indian restaurant on Curry Row, my friends and I have never found one that is better than Taj Mahal. The food is fresh, rich, and savory! The waiters and manager are friendly and chatty, never cold or rude. For $8 including tip and tax, Taj Mahal offers an amazing lunch special including soup, appetizer, pappadum, bread, rice, main dish, dessert, and beverage. All the food included here are always colorful and full of rich flavor. My personal favorite is the Chicken Korma, and I've never had a better one at any other restaurant. Taj Mahal prepares it thick and tangy, complete with heavy cream, yogurt, fennel, mango, raisins, and of course generous chucks of juicy chicken! My mouth is watering as I write this. If you want to try Indian food for the first time this is the obvious choice!

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★★★★★

After sampling every Indian restaurant on Curry Row, my friends and I have never found one that is better than Taj Mahal. The food is fresh, rich, and savory! The waiters and manager are friendly and chatty, never cold or rude. For $8 including tip and tax, Taj Mahal offers an amazing lunch special including soup, appetizer, pappadum, bread, rice, main dish, dessert, and beverage. All the food included here are always colorful and full of rich flavor. My personal favorite is the Chicken Korma, and I've never had a better one at any other restaurant. Taj Mahal prepares it thick and tangy, complete with heavy cream, yogurt, fennel, mango, raisins, and of course generous chucks of juicy chicken! My mouth is watering as I write this. If you want to try Indian food for the first time this is the obvious choice!

Pros: Food, Inexpensive, Friendly

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I have tried literally every restaurant on curry row.
Taj Mahal offeres gret value and great food. a friend and I went there for dinner one sunday and were pleasantly surprised( as she had embaked on the quest to try all the reastaurants with me.)
the waiters work together to serve you quickly without making you feel rushed. the food is spicy by nature..l. BE CAREFUL before you request extra spice. our entire experience was nice, adn though we got the $7.95 special, we got unlimited papadam and tea(even free beer) just by asking. we did notice however, that some tables had what looked like pita instead of naan. if this happens, just ask for "real naan."

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★★★★★

I have tried literally every restaurant on curry row.
Taj Mahal offeres gret value and great food. a friend and I went there for dinner one sunday and were pleasantly surprised( as she had embaked on the quest to try all the reastaurants with me.)
the waiters work together to serve you quickly without making you feel rushed. the food is spicy by nature..l. BE CAREFUL before you request extra spice. our entire experience was nice, adn though we got the $7.95 special, we got unlimited papadam and tea(even free beer) just by asking. we did notice however, that some tables had what looked like pita instead of naan. if this happens, just ask for "real naan."

Pros: value, service, speed

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being a fan of spicy ethnic foods, indian included, i made friends with this place long ago. and never strayed. head and shoulders above its neighboors on east 6 st, taj mahal is also very comparable, in food quality, to the much overpraised (and underdeserving) baluchi's. at taj, vegetarians can rejoice-all the dishes are manna from heaven. carnivores too, can sample succulent tikka masala and all the tandoori dishes...yummy!

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★★★★★

being a fan of spicy ethnic foods, indian included, i made friends with this place long ago. and never strayed. head and shoulders above its neighboors on east 6 st, taj mahal is also very comparable, in food quality, to the much overpraised (and underdeserving) baluchi's. at taj, vegetarians can rejoice-all the dishes are manna from heaven. carnivores too, can sample succulent tikka masala and all the tandoori dishes...yummy!

Pros: excellent food, affordable, cozy, authentic

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I've been eating at Taj Mahal for over twenty years and have found them to be the most excellent of the Indian eateries on this block of Indian restaurants. My first encounter happened one friday evening with a friend. We were in search of food and stumbled on this block of Indian restaurants on East Sixth Street. Wondering who had the best deals we noticed a line had formed to wait for this one particular establishment. As there were so many to choose from we wandered up and down the street looking in the windows and such noticicing many empty seats ,except at Taj Mahal. This is where the aforementioned line was. We got in line and were served while in line a bannan fritter. Long story shortened... the food was plentifuland inexpensive. For two people with tip was less than $25 bucks.

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★★★★★

I've been eating at Taj Mahal for over twenty years and have found them to be the most excellent of the Indian eateries on this block of Indian restaurants. My first encounter happened one friday evening with a friend. We were in search of food and stumbled on this block of Indian restaurants on East Sixth Street. Wondering who had the best deals we noticed a line had formed to wait for this one particular establishment. As there were so many to choose from we wandered up and down the street looking in the windows and such noticicing many empty seats ,except at Taj Mahal. This is where the aforementioned line was. We got in line and were served while in line a bannan fritter. Long story shortened... the food was plentifuland inexpensive. For two people with tip was less than $25 bucks.

Pros: Good food , Good service, Kid friendly

Cons: Small space, narrow and small spac, pick up service is sl

 

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