Indian Taj

★★★★☆
  • 181 Bleecker St

    New York City, NY 10012

    Cross street: Sullivan Street

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  • 212-982-0810

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A friend told me I needed to come here as they had a nice buffet. It was definitely a good buffet, maybe not great! I did get my fill and left happy and full!

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★★★★☆

A friend told me I needed to come here as they had a nice buffet. It was definitely a good buffet, maybe not great! I did get my fill and left happy and full!

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i come here every year for my birthday and my favorite is the lamb vindaloo. i cant get enough. i love the ambiance of this place, they even sang happy birthday to me with cake and all. this year i tried this drink called .five spice" absolutely delicious. my boyfriend and I always feels welcome here and they give you plenty to eat, I dont get to eat indian food often, so this is my treat I look forward to every year, its my tradition and I"ll keep going back. i think its great they have take out, if i lived in manhattan, I would probably order it everydau. hahahaha.

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i come here every year for my birthday and my favorite is the lamb vindaloo. i cant get enough. i love the ambiance of this place, they even sang happy birthday to me with cake and all. this year i tried this drink called .five spice" absolutely delicious. my boyfriend and I always feels welcome here and they give you plenty to eat, I dont get to eat indian food often, so this is my treat I look forward to every year, its my tradition and I"ll keep going back. i think its great they have take out, if i lived in manhattan, I would probably order it everydau. hahahaha.

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Buffet is a dream come true! I love coming here after a long run to fill up on carbs and protein. It's so rewarding. May not be the healthiest choice, but to spoil myself I treat myself for some indian food. I know anyone who tried it and like indian food, you DO get cravings. Fulfill them!

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★★★★☆

Buffet is a dream come true! I love coming here after a long run to fill up on carbs and protein. It's so rewarding. May not be the healthiest choice, but to spoil myself I treat myself for some indian food. I know anyone who tried it and like indian food, you DO get cravings. Fulfill them!

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I was craving my Indian food, so I came here. I was not satisfied. It was not spicy, nor was it sweet. It was simply bland. Yes the service is amazing, but its not worth the money.

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★★☆☆☆

I was craving my Indian food, so I came here. I was not satisfied. It was not spicy, nor was it sweet. It was simply bland. Yes the service is amazing, but its not worth the money.

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I grew up eating Indian food. The dishes offered at the Indian Taj's lunch buffet are very heavy on the cream, and the vegetarian offerings are extremely bland. The food here makes me feel ill and bloated. I can't speak for dinner, but the lunch buffet is not good. Really, for anyone to rate this restaurant as "great" is flat out ridiculous. The chana masala is okay, nothing more (again, rather bland). I get the feeling they are trying to make the food more palatable to Americans, but people don't want watered down Indian, they want Indian.

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★★☆☆☆

I grew up eating Indian food. The dishes offered at the Indian Taj's lunch buffet are very heavy on the cream, and the vegetarian offerings are extremely bland. The food here makes me feel ill and bloated. I can't speak for dinner, but the lunch buffet is not good. Really, for anyone to rate this restaurant as "great" is flat out ridiculous. The chana masala is okay, nothing more (again, rather bland). I get the feeling they are trying to make the food more palatable to Americans, but people don't want watered down Indian, they want Indian.

Pros: buffet is less than $10

Cons: food is too heavy, bland

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Best Chicken Vindaloo06/11/07 Posted by audreylauryn

My friend recommended this restaurant after I had arrived in the city for the summer. I was craving aloo gobi and roti, but found another dish that tickled my fancy; chicken vindaloo. To warn anyone out there that has not had this dish, its hot, very hot. However, it is hot in manner that is not pure pepper or temperature. The spices which season this dish are subtle but combine to make a powerful statement. The chili and pepper did not overwhelm the cinnamon and cumin. It was wonderful. I cooled my palate down with a nice mango lassi. I have been back twice and have found the food to be always consistent.

Pros: Food is worth the money, won't leave feeling empty

Cons: Service was good

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★★★★★

Best Chicken Vindaloo06/11/07 Posted by audreylauryn

My friend recommended this restaurant after I had arrived in the city for the summer. I was craving aloo gobi and roti, but found another dish that tickled my fancy; chicken vindaloo. To warn anyone out there that has not had this dish, its hot, very hot. However, it is hot in manner that is not pure pepper or temperature. The spices which season this dish are subtle but combine to make a powerful statement. The chili and pepper did not overwhelm the cinnamon and cumin. It was wonderful. I cooled my palate down with a nice mango lassi. I have been back twice and have found the food to be always consistent.

Pros: Food is worth the money, won't leave feeling empty

Cons: Service was good

Pros: Thumbs up

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The first thing you notice when you enter the restaurant is the over powering smell of incense. It's dark and dingy, I guess some could classify it as romantic and cozy. We sat in one of the small private booths, which was nice, though it took forever to flag down the waiter when we needed something. The breads and samosas were what is expected at an Indian restaurant. We had the Baingan Bhartha and Paneer Pasanda. The eggplant was lacking in flavor and the paneer was stale. There is nothing worse than eating stale paneer at a restaurant, if I wanted that, I would've gotten frozen paneer and eaten at home. Overall- service was average, and food was below average. I will not be visiting again.

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★★★☆☆

The first thing you notice when you enter the restaurant is the over powering smell of incense. It's dark and dingy, I guess some could classify it as romantic and cozy. We sat in one of the small private booths, which was nice, though it took forever to flag down the waiter when we needed something. The breads and samosas were what is expected at an Indian restaurant. We had the Baingan Bhartha and Paneer Pasanda. The eggplant was lacking in flavor and the paneer was stale. There is nothing worse than eating stale paneer at a restaurant, if I wanted that, I would've gotten frozen paneer and eaten at home. Overall- service was average, and food was below average. I will not be visiting again.

Cons: overwhelming incense smell

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Stumbled upon this place one cold and rainy night when we had a craving for Indian food. Pleasant and helpful waiters, great table service. The samosas are winners. I went to bed dreaming about them. It wasn't the best Saag I ever had, maybe cuz I missed the heart-clogging cream, but I did manage to finish it without complaining, so maybe it wasn't too terrible. The Chana Masala was very good. Nonetheless, the breads and rice and other dishes we sampled were fantastic. I may just visit again for their extensive lunch specials.

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★★★★☆

Stumbled upon this place one cold and rainy night when we had a craving for Indian food. Pleasant and helpful waiters, great table service. The samosas are winners. I went to bed dreaming about them. It wasn't the best Saag I ever had, maybe cuz I missed the heart-clogging cream, but I did manage to finish it without complaining, so maybe it wasn't too terrible. The Chana Masala was very good. Nonetheless, the breads and rice and other dishes we sampled were fantastic. I may just visit again for their extensive lunch specials.

Cons: parking

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I frequent a lot of Indian restaurants and I am so glad I found this restaurant from Citysearch. The lunch buffet was very fresh, perfect blend of spices and choices. The price is unbeatable as well. Service was prompt. A True Find!

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★★★★★

I frequent a lot of Indian restaurants and I am so glad I found this restaurant from Citysearch. The lunch buffet was very fresh, perfect blend of spices and choices. The price is unbeatable as well. Service was prompt. A True Find!

Pros: buffet

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best chicken tikka masala & palak paneer I had ever tasted!!!!!!!! The place was looking very nice and the service was good. I had a drink called "5 spice" it tasted excellent.

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★★★★★

best chicken tikka masala & palak paneer I had ever tasted!!!!!!!! The place was looking very nice and the service was good. I had a drink called "5 spice" it tasted excellent.

Pros: the food was excellent

Cons: nothing was bad

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This is the best indian food on bleeker street.... then again it is the ONLY indian food on bleeker street. I found the food to be just average, very bland and lacking taste. I would say if your looking to fill up then the lunch buffet is great, but if your looking for a traditional indian lunch then i would pass, and try some place else

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★★★☆☆

This is the best indian food on bleeker street.... then again it is the ONLY indian food on bleeker street. I found the food to be just average, very bland and lacking taste. I would say if your looking to fill up then the lunch buffet is great, but if your looking for a traditional indian lunch then i would pass, and try some place else

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I used to go hear for the lunch buffet. The food is OK, nothing special. Recently, however, they started adding on a 20% service charge, which is totally riduculous. It's a buffet, for chissakes. 20% for bringing water - no thanks. Put it out with the rest of the stuff and I'll serve myself. Not to mention the fact that the rude host does everything in his power to kick you out the second you finish eating. I've had my last lunch there.

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★☆☆☆☆

I used to go hear for the lunch buffet. The food is OK, nothing special. Recently, however, they started adding on a 20% service charge, which is totally riduculous. It's a buffet, for chissakes. 20% for bringing water - no thanks. Put it out with the rest of the stuff and I'll serve myself. Not to mention the fact that the rude host does everything in his power to kick you out the second you finish eating. I've had my last lunch there.

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I went on a Tuesday night, so seating wasn't a problem at all. I enjoyed the atmosphere immensely. When we were seated we were led to this candlelit booth/nook that offered lots of privacy, however the seats were a touch uncomfortable. The waiter we had was courteous and conversational. Our food took about 10 minutes to arrive, but I attribute that to it being a Tuesday. I had the chicken curry and it was wonderful! The mango juice was tasty as well. At first they played traditional music, but turned on the radio to today's music, I would have much rather listened to the traditional music. All in all it was a great experience. The rating is a strong 8, but since I was dining with a 10 the restaurant was that much better ;)

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★★★★☆

I went on a Tuesday night, so seating wasn't a problem at all. I enjoyed the atmosphere immensely. When we were seated we were led to this candlelit booth/nook that offered lots of privacy, however the seats were a touch uncomfortable. The waiter we had was courteous and conversational. Our food took about 10 minutes to arrive, but I attribute that to it being a Tuesday. I had the chicken curry and it was wonderful! The mango juice was tasty as well. At first they played traditional music, but turned on the radio to today's music, I would have much rather listened to the traditional music. All in all it was a great experience. The rating is a strong 8, but since I was dining with a 10 the restaurant was that much better ;)

Pros: Atmosphere

Cons: Music Selection

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The food is delicious! Service is very quick and waiters are very friendly! I will definitely go back!

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★★★★★

The food is delicious! Service is very quick and waiters are very friendly! I will definitely go back!

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Taste of India has delicious paneer and chicken tikka masala. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the saturday night live sitar and tabla music, it was fantastic!

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★★★★★

Taste of India has delicious paneer and chicken tikka masala. I enjoyed the atmosphere and the saturday night live sitar and tabla music, it was fantastic!

Pros: delicious food, good service

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I strongly feel that the two ratings of 10 that this resturant has are rigged ! I fell for the ratings and wasted my dough there.
Not only was the chicken curry stale it also had the wrong spices. I grew up in a family of excellent authentic Indian cooks and I know my masalas (spices), but the cooks at this resturant dont.
Also, this resturant doesn't offer any Indian chai which is the mark of hospitality for and good Indian resturant.

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★☆☆☆☆

I strongly feel that the two ratings of 10 that this resturant has are rigged ! I fell for the ratings and wasted my dough there.
Not only was the chicken curry stale it also had the wrong spices. I grew up in a family of excellent authentic Indian cooks and I know my masalas (spices), but the cooks at this resturant dont.
Also, this resturant doesn't offer any Indian chai which is the mark of hospitality for and good Indian resturant.

Pros: Location

Cons: Stale Food, Limited menu, No Chai !!!

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Bring your entourage with you to Indian Taj for a tasty night out. Many meatless specialties will please the vegetarians in your group.

 

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