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Royal Taj

8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
+1 410-381-1111
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  • Excellent84%
  • Very good12%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
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Reviewed yesterday

So few days ago we finally were to eat at a restaurant in Columbia and after much research we chose Royal Taj over Chutney because based on the ratings it's supposedly the best in the area and even TripAdvisor says so. We reached at around...More

Thank easyvivek
Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

Delicious food and impeccable service. The waiter kept my water glass constantly full, and I drink a lot of water.

Thank ArtfulEater
Reviewed 1 week ago

I've been going here for years and it is hands down the best Indian food you can get anywhere in the area. The buffet is plentiful and full of tasty options for lunch. The dinner plates are even better. If you come for lunch, show...More

Thank Preston B
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

The food is delicious, the decor is beautifully tasteful and the service is impeccable. We sampled the vegetable samosas and the kabob appetizer; hubby had Lamb Methi, a delicious, tender lamb stew in a flavorful brown sauce and I had Shrimp Biryiani with perfectly cooked...More

Thank metrochik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We had the buffet on Sunday and it was quite good. The food was excellent, the service was outstanding and the facility is just lovely. From start to finish, this was a great option.

Thank travellingangie
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Dined with a group of friends at this restaurant which I've been told has been there for awhile but I never knew was there. It's in a "restaurant park" so the exterior is kind of industrial park. Inside it's quite nice - formal with white...More

Thank 280lady
Reviewed 19 August 2018

We have been there now several times and I must say this is one of the best Indian Buffets on the East Coast. It has a good selection of the favorites and the quality is very high. More over the servers and all of the...More

Thank Taosmeister
Reviewed 19 August 2018 via mobile

Love this place for couples dining or large group celebration. Consistently awesome food and service. Also outstanding for takeout. If you've not been here, you deserve to be treated to the best.

Thank Sara S
Reviewed 7 August 2018

I like Indian food, but it's not my absolute favorite. Having said this, if you like Indian food, you will love the lunch buffet. The restaurant is very nice inside, and the staff are very, very friendly.

Thank Jerry M
Reviewed 5 August 2018

Great appetizers and fantastic service. Beriani could’ve been better. Kids enjoyed appetizers and our waiter and host were very nice. Desserts kind a small.

Thank almekkawi
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18 March 2018|
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19 August 2017|
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Response from barymad | Reviewed this property |
its a family restaurant but not really suitable for small children.
28 April 2017|
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Response from Eric G | Reviewed this property |
$14.99 sounds right. Their full menu is on their website, but it does not list the buffet. It is available at lunchtime everyday.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Private Dining, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Romantic, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
11:30 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 8335 Benson Dr, Columbia, MD 21045-3116
  • Location: United States  >  Maryland (MD)  >  Columbia
  • Phone Number: +1 410-381-1111
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