Maharaja Cuisine of India

★★★★☆
  • 4542 California Ave SW

    Seattle, WA 98116

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  • 206-935-9443

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Mon: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Tue: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Wed: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Thu: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM Fri: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sat: 12:00 PM to 11:00 PM Sun: 12:00 PM to 10:00 PM

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the Top 5 reasons that I LOVE the Maharaja Cuisine of India:

5. The Lunch Buffet is $9. Although it isn't as good as the actual dinners, I can come for lunch, work on the free WiFi and chat with my favorite bartenders all at once! What a

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the Top 5 reasons that I LOVE the Maharaja Cuisine of India:

5. The Lunch Buffet is $9. Although it isn't as good as the actual dinners, I can come for lunch, work on the free WiFi and chat with my favorite bartenders all at once! What a

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Everytime I go to this place, the service is incredible. I turn around and the server is there asking if I need anything & making jokes with me. I go get another plate at the buffet and when I come back, my old plate is always gone.

I love the bar area! Super snazzy!!!

Really recommend the mango lassie's. yum! The food is great and I come here with a Indian friend who recommends the place highly (and she ought to know what's good)

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★★★★☆

Everytime I go to this place, the service is incredible. I turn around and the server is there asking if I need anything & making jokes with me. I go get another plate at the buffet and when I come back, my old plate is always gone.

I love the bar area! Super snazzy!!!

Really recommend the mango lassie's. yum! The food is great and I come here with a Indian friend who recommends the place highly (and she ought to know what's good)

Pros: service, nice bar, great buffet

Cons: bathrooms

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I can't believe I haven't written a review for this place yet. It was terrible!

A large group of us came and sat in the bar area. Now I have to set the scene here, the place was pretty much dead. It's sports bar-ish, but the bartender wasn't busy at all. He did come up and ask us for our drinks. Gets us our drinks, but rather than even attempting to hand them out, just dumps them on the far end of the table and walks away.

More people joined our group, and we're talking for about 15 minutes or so. The whole time the bartender looked like he was pretending to be busy by writing in his notepad. Eventually, enough of the group gets there and we decide to start ordering. What a fiasco. Forever to take the orders, then the orders are messed up, rather than setting the dishes on the table in front of us, they hand us the steaming hot plates or just set them on the side of the table. It took like 15 minutes for the bartender to make a Mai Thai. No smiles, no caring, nothing. It's like we weren't welcome.

Now I don't care too much about service, IF the food is impeccable. Blech, whoever wrote "best Indian food I've ever eaten", must've been eating frozen Masala dinners from Safeway or something. I got the vegetable korma, and I could tell that it was literally tomato soup with frozen vegetable mix and a few spices thrown in. The saag was okay, but slightly over-salted, nothing to write home about.

I've made better homemade Indian food in my kitchen, and I'm a novice. I've had better dinner delivery, and that's when the food is cold by the time it got to me.

by the end, the bartender perked up, but a few of us had a sneaking suspicion that it was because it was time to give a tip. Let's just say he probably didn't get as much as he expected.

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★☆☆☆☆

I can't believe I haven't written a review for this place yet. It was terrible!

A large group of us came and sat in the bar area. Now I have to set the scene here, the place was pretty much dead. It's sports bar-ish, but the bartender wasn't busy at all. He did come up and ask us for our drinks. Gets us our drinks, but rather than even attempting to hand them out, just dumps them on the far end of the table and walks away.

More people joined our group, and we're talking for about 15 minutes or so. The whole time the bartender looked like he was pretending to be busy by writing in his notepad. Eventually, enough of the group gets there and we decide to start ordering. What a fiasco. Forever to take the orders, then the orders are messed up, rather than setting the dishes on the table in front of us, they hand us the steaming hot plates or just set them on the side of the table. It took like 15 minutes for the bartender to make a Mai Thai. No smiles, no caring, nothing. It's like we weren't welcome.

Now I don't care too much about service, IF the food is impeccable. Blech, whoever wrote "best Indian food I've ever eaten", must've been eating frozen Masala dinners from Safeway or something. I got the vegetable korma, and I could tell that it was literally tomato soup with frozen vegetable mix and a few spices thrown in. The saag was okay, but slightly over-salted, nothing to write home about.

I've made better homemade Indian food in my kitchen, and I'm a novice. I've had better dinner delivery, and that's when the food is cold by the time it got to me.

by the end, the bartender perked up, but a few of us had a sneaking suspicion that it was because it was time to give a tip. Let's just say he probably didn't get as much as he expected.

Pros: plenty of space

Cons: low quality food, terrible service.

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Average indian food, prices just went up because of the remodel in the bar which still isn't that nice, bar and restaurant are very noisy, we were in the restaurant and couldn't help but peak inside the bar to see who was being so loud yelling through the walls. the service was the worst part of it especially if you choose to eat in the lounge, it took forever. If you're not specifically looking for indian food, but rather just something nice at the junction don't bother with this place, go to Jak's next door or Matador two doors down for a better, cleaner atmosphere and dining.

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★☆☆☆☆

Average indian food, prices just went up because of the remodel in the bar which still isn't that nice, bar and restaurant are very noisy, we were in the restaurant and couldn't help but peak inside the bar to see who was being so loud yelling through the walls. the service was the worst part of it especially if you choose to eat in the lounge, it took forever. If you're not specifically looking for indian food, but rather just something nice at the junction don't bother with this place, go to Jak's next door or Matador two doors down for a better, cleaner atmosphere and dining.

Pros: decent drink for the price

Cons: poor service, uncleanliness, noisy

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I eat out at least twice a day at a variety of places, and I have experienced Indian food at a lot of places. Maharaja is by far the best Indian food I've had and the service was awesome. I always leave there very satisfied and would recommend this place to anyone.

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★★★★★

I eat out at least twice a day at a variety of places, and I have experienced Indian food at a lot of places. Maharaja is by far the best Indian food I've had and the service was awesome. I always leave there very satisfied and would recommend this place to anyone.

Pros: Great service, awesome food, nice ambiance, and great value

Cons: I always eat too much

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What stood out besides the food, was the service. Attentive, polite & welcoming. Thefood was great, the portions were huge. I left stuffed & had a great experience. Would recommend to everyone.

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★★★★★

What stood out besides the food, was the service. Attentive, polite & welcoming. Thefood was great, the portions were huge. I left stuffed & had a great experience. Would recommend to everyone.

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I ordered Dal Mahakani and it was surprisingly greasy. I've had this dish at other restaurants and Maharaja's was by far the greasiest. Not sure if it had been sitting for a while, but it tasted like it. I was surprised that rice wasn't served along with it, and rice wasn't offered at any time. My partner said his Lamb Biriyani was "flat". My partner tried to get the waitstaff's attention two different times during our visit and the waiters were too busy. The restaurant was busy but not full.

All in all we were disappointed with the quality of food, price, and service. We won't be returning. If you want good food and service for the same price, go to Taste of India in the U District.

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★☆☆☆☆

I ordered Dal Mahakani and it was surprisingly greasy. I've had this dish at other restaurants and Maharaja's was by far the greasiest. Not sure if it had been sitting for a while, but it tasted like it. I was surprised that rice wasn't served along with it, and rice wasn't offered at any time. My partner said his Lamb Biriyani was "flat". My partner tried to get the waitstaff's attention two different times during our visit and the waiters were too busy. The restaurant was busy but not full.

All in all we were disappointed with the quality of food, price, and service. We won't be returning. If you want good food and service for the same price, go to Taste of India in the U District.

Pros: Junction location, near everything

Cons: Mediocre food, inattentive staff

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All the sauces are superb, but if you are a korma fan, this place is SNAP! Excellent flavor combined with just the right amount of texture make their korma the best I have ever eaten. Also, all their naans are wonderful, clearly baked on the spot in their tandoori oven (which is less than three years old and was specially built for them in India--I asked).

This place has a very sketchy bar and crazy antiquated bathrooms, step-downs, and a strange/fabulous mix of patrons from families with babies and the local ne'er-do-well to the obviously well-to-do young couples and older patrons--making it a GREAT place for people-watching.

This eatery is short on atmosphere and long on the things that matter: huge portions, wonderful food, kind and fast servers and an enormous menu.

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★★★★☆

All the sauces are superb, but if you are a korma fan, this place is SNAP! Excellent flavor combined with just the right amount of texture make their korma the best I have ever eaten. Also, all their naans are wonderful, clearly baked on the spot in their tandoori oven (which is less than three years old and was specially built for them in India--I asked).

This place has a very sketchy bar and crazy antiquated bathrooms, step-downs, and a strange/fabulous mix of patrons from families with babies and the local ne'er-do-well to the obviously well-to-do young couples and older patrons--making it a GREAT place for people-watching.

This eatery is short on atmosphere and long on the things that matter: huge portions, wonderful food, kind and fast servers and an enormous menu.

Pros: value, taste, portion size, hours,

Cons: short on atmosphere

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The staff is very friendly and polite. Fast service and they always check how everything is. The food is great. Resonable prices. I love the newly remodeled sports bar / lounge area. It was completely remodeled in late November 2008. 6 brand new 42" - 50" Vizio LCD tvs on every wall. There are comfortable booths and chairs / tables. Awesome for the sports fans to just come and relax, watch some sports. Its very clean in every part of the restaurant. Parking can be tricky. There is a free parking lot just behind the store but its sometimes full.

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★★★☆☆

The staff is very friendly and polite. Fast service and they always check how everything is. The food is great. Resonable prices. I love the newly remodeled sports bar / lounge area. It was completely remodeled in late November 2008. 6 brand new 42" - 50" Vizio LCD tvs on every wall. There are comfortable booths and chairs / tables. Awesome for the sports fans to just come and relax, watch some sports. Its very clean in every part of the restaurant. Parking can be tricky. There is a free parking lot just behind the store but its sometimes full.

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I've been in this joint a few times and the food is great but be warned..... the lounge is NASTY! The seats are torn upholstered with huge holes and foam coming out. most of West Seattle's homely women tend to flock to this place and will not hesitate to jump up on a table and dance!

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★☆☆☆☆

I've been in this joint a few times and the food is great but be warned..... the lounge is NASTY! The seats are torn upholstered with huge holes and foam coming out. most of West Seattle's homely women tend to flock to this place and will not hesitate to jump up on a table and dance!

Pros: Great food

Cons: Horrible lounge

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I'd love to say this place is inexpensive, but my friends and I always order way too much food and end up with a hefty bill. Don't worry, it's worth it, and there are always leftovers for the next day. Check this out:

We always start out with Vegetable Pakoras (the fried offspring of greens and potatoes) and some Papadum crackers (think tortilla chip, but thinner); inhaling them along with the accompanying sauces and pickled carrots.

Drinks are either the sweet Mango Lassi (a mango fruitshake) or the sinfully pungent Chai Tea.

After that I move on to Lamb Korma (tender meat in a flavorful, creamy sauce) ordered extra-spicy. My compatriots jump on the Butter Chicken (don't let the electric-red color fool ya, it's not too hot), Chicken Tikka Masala (better than General Tso's chicken ever could be) or even some succulent Goat Karahi (BBQed goat reimagined via the Kama Sutra). You really can't go wrong with this menu and the dishes are designed to be shared around the table.

Lots of toasty Garlic Naan (friggen garlic bread- really) and fluffy Basmati Rice arrive as side dishes, as well as some cucumber Raita sauce (like Yoplait with veggies) to cool things off.

Strange burrito-like creations are made by folding rice, meat, Raita and various sauces in the Naan. It's a feeding frenzy, but we know we won't finish all this food in one sitting. We finish off with some sweet, delicate Gulab Jamun (something like donut holes sitting in a sweet syrup) for dessert. Perfect!

Now it's your turn...

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★★★★★

I'd love to say this place is inexpensive, but my friends and I always order way too much food and end up with a hefty bill. Don't worry, it's worth it, and there are always leftovers for the next day. Check this out:

We always start out with Vegetable Pakoras (the fried offspring of greens and potatoes) and some Papadum crackers (think tortilla chip, but thinner); inhaling them along with the accompanying sauces and pickled carrots.

Drinks are either the sweet Mango Lassi (a mango fruitshake) or the sinfully pungent Chai Tea.

After that I move on to Lamb Korma (tender meat in a flavorful, creamy sauce) ordered extra-spicy. My compatriots jump on the Butter Chicken (don't let the electric-red color fool ya, it's not too hot), Chicken Tikka Masala (better than General Tso's chicken ever could be) or even some succulent Goat Karahi (BBQed goat reimagined via the Kama Sutra). You really can't go wrong with this menu and the dishes are designed to be shared around the table.

Lots of toasty Garlic Naan (friggen garlic bread- really) and fluffy Basmati Rice arrive as side dishes, as well as some cucumber Raita sauce (like Yoplait with veggies) to cool things off.

Strange burrito-like creations are made by folding rice, meat, Raita and various sauces in the Naan. It's a feeding frenzy, but we know we won't finish all this food in one sitting. We finish off with some sweet, delicate Gulab Jamun (something like donut holes sitting in a sweet syrup) for dessert. Perfect!

Now it's your turn...

Pros: FLAVORFUL, EASY PARKING BEHIND THE BUILDING

Cons: NOT OPEN 24 HOURS! :D

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This is the best Indian food that I have ever had! My husband and I love to go on the weekends for the $7 and something lunch buffet. The food is so rich and flavorful. If you can't make it out for the lunch buffet, they have an excellent "dinner for 2" option on the menu which comes with 2 appetizers, 2 entrees plus rice and non, and 2 desserts for only $25!!!! They seem pretty family-friendly there too..I see families with kids come in all the time. Next time you're in West Seattle, you should check it out!

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★★★★★

This is the best Indian food that I have ever had! My husband and I love to go on the weekends for the $7 and something lunch buffet. The food is so rich and flavorful. If you can't make it out for the lunch buffet, they have an excellent "dinner for 2" option on the menu which comes with 2 appetizers, 2 entrees plus rice and non, and 2 desserts for only $25!!!! They seem pretty family-friendly there too..I see families with kids come in all the time. Next time you're in West Seattle, you should check it out!

Pros: GREAT FOOD!! Buffet is delicious and affordable, great value.

Cons: parking (as always), ambiance is not all that great.

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The staff here is so super-friendly that it's like icing on the cake for their yummy food. We were introduced to this place by my sister's boyfriend, and have not stopped going since! West Seattle is in no way close to where we live but the food is just wonderful. I have never left this place with an aching tummy and they are always full of suggestions when you're just not sure what to order. Definitely worth a visit.

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★★★★★

The staff here is so super-friendly that it's like icing on the cake for their yummy food. We were introduced to this place by my sister's boyfriend, and have not stopped going since! West Seattle is in no way close to where we live but the food is just wonderful. I have never left this place with an aching tummy and they are always full of suggestions when you're just not sure what to order. Definitely worth a visit.

Pros: great food, friendly staff

Cons: street parking

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they recently updated the restauant area but luckily the bar remains the same - divey as all hell and it's awesome. Good happy hour.

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★★★★☆

they recently updated the restauant area but luckily the bar remains the same - divey as all hell and it's awesome. Good happy hour.

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The new chef was great! The chicken Tika Malsara was the best I have eaten. I eat mostly at Bellevue restaurants and this is by far better. The waiter was on point all evening long. The food quality was the best. You have got to try this place once for the the price so up. 4 stars

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★★★★★

The new chef was great! The chicken Tika Malsara was the best I have eaten. I eat mostly at Bellevue restaurants and this is by far better. The waiter was on point all evening long. The food quality was the best. You have got to try this place once for the the price so up. 4 stars

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This was the best Indian food that I have had in Seattle! They have a new chef and have remodeled the restaurant. It is now a very beautiful place to have a wonderful meal. They have added some new dishes to the menu and are using fresh mango for some of these dishes (the mango chicken is wonderful). They are also now serving goat and I would recommend that you try it. And as always there Tandoori Chef is amazing. The Rack of Lamb is to die for.......

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★★★★☆

This was the best Indian food that I have had in Seattle! They have a new chef and have remodeled the restaurant. It is now a very beautiful place to have a wonderful meal. They have added some new dishes to the menu and are using fresh mango for some of these dishes (the mango chicken is wonderful). They are also now serving goat and I would recommend that you try it. And as always there Tandoori Chef is amazing. The Rack of Lamb is to die for.......

Pros: Booth Seating, Great Atmosphere, Beautiful Artwork

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What awful, bland food! Worst Indian I ever had. I waited more than an hour for takeout and the hostess was dumb as a post. After an hour of waiting I just wanted my money back but she just looked at me like a deer in the headlights when I asked for it. The food was really tasteless after all that. I wouldn't bother writing a review except I'd hate for anyone who knows Indian food to waste their time and money at this place.

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★☆☆☆☆

What awful, bland food! Worst Indian I ever had. I waited more than an hour for takeout and the hostess was dumb as a post. After an hour of waiting I just wanted my money back but she just looked at me like a deer in the headlights when I asked for it. The food was really tasteless after all that. I wouldn't bother writing a review except I'd hate for anyone who knows Indian food to waste their time and money at this place.

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The food here is awesome and always is. I've gone back many times and everything is always excellent. The service is great, the staff is so friendly and inviting. I am vegetarian and there are so many options, as you usually find with indian food. My boyfriend has had chicken and pork dishes and said it was the best pork he's ever had. Vegetable samosas are a great appetizer, and I have yet to find a dish I don't like. They are in the process of remodeling and I am very excited about that. The only thing that needs some work is the atmosphere and ambience, but it's not enough to keep me away!

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★★★★★

The food here is awesome and always is. I've gone back many times and everything is always excellent. The service is great, the staff is so friendly and inviting. I am vegetarian and there are so many options, as you usually find with indian food. My boyfriend has had chicken and pork dishes and said it was the best pork he's ever had. Vegetable samosas are a great appetizer, and I have yet to find a dish I don't like. They are in the process of remodeling and I am very excited about that. The only thing that needs some work is the atmosphere and ambience, but it's not enough to keep me away!

Pros: Friendly staff, Flavorful!, Coupons

Cons: Loud bar in back, Rice costs extra

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its booze and madness when I'm at the bar. What can I say -- but play -- all day -- anyway -- I'd down - boozehound - of puget sound

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★★★★★

its booze and madness when I'm at the bar. What can I say -- but play -- all day -- anyway -- I'd down - boozehound - of puget sound

Pros: kirk

Cons: Richard

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I absolutely LOVE daal makhani! I get the most undeniable cravings sometimes that will not take no for an answer and I know what must be done...
The coconut chicken is also quite special and I personally believe that no trip to the Maha is complete without an order of garlic naan. Give the Maharaja a try, it's awesome.

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★★★★★

I absolutely LOVE daal makhani! I get the most undeniable cravings sometimes that will not take no for an answer and I know what must be done...
The coconut chicken is also quite special and I personally believe that no trip to the Maha is complete without an order of garlic naan. Give the Maharaja a try, it's awesome.

Pros: Daal Makhani, Coconut Chicken, Bogey

Cons: , Loud Music from Bar

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Bogey! Bogey! Bogey! Need I say more? I thnk not. Well, maybe. I love the chicken pakora, the keema samosa, and the garlic naan is to die for. But it's all about Bogey.

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★★★★★

Bogey! Bogey! Bogey! Need I say more? I thnk not. Well, maybe. I love the chicken pakora, the keema samosa, and the garlic naan is to die for. But it's all about Bogey.

Pros: Bogey, Value

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Maharaja is easily as good as any other Indian joint in town. We eat there at least weekly, and have never had a bad dish. Delivery is always prompt and friendly. Try the vegetable korma and the chicken tikha masala, their very best dishes.

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★★★★☆

Maharaja is easily as good as any other Indian joint in town. We eat there at least weekly, and have never had a bad dish. Delivery is always prompt and friendly. Try the vegetable korma and the chicken tikha masala, their very best dishes.

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West Seattle Indian restaurant offers a popular daily lunch buffet and menu of curries, tandoori chicken and more.

 

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