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139 Zan Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2858
+1 434-973-1110
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
Closed now
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Sun 17:00 - 21:00
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Mon - Sat 17:00 - 22:00
Sat - Sun 12:00 - 15:00
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dekalb, illinois
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320 reviews
173 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 190 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016

Went for dinner a couple of nights before Thanksgiving. Restaurant was empty--only 3 or 4 tables occupied. The food was pretty much what one gets in a neighborhood Indian restaurant and the service was very good. Portions were relatively large so there were plenty of dishes to take home.

Thank peter t
Aroda, Virginia
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I am trying to understand Jeff's "Avoid it" review. The manager said Sundays many families come in so maybe that could get a little noisy. We were there at noon on Monday and it was very quiet - no loud music. This was our first time at the Maharaja and we were very pleased with both the food and the... More 

Thank Frank R
Lutherville, Maryland
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

This is the second time that we visited Maharaja while on a vacation trip. The restaurant is on a court OFF of Zan Road. Leaving US29, go onto Zan Road and it's the first court on the left. The restaurant is on the left. They have a very interesting menu. You choose the sauce that you want and then the... More 

Thank Lertjr
Palmyra, VA
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33 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016 via mobile

The buffet was mediocre in every regard. The clientele and their kids,were noisy and ill- mannered. Price? Too dear, undeserved. Go to Milan across the street.

Thank Jeff J
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62 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Went to Maharaj as it was convenient to the Hampton Hotel I was staying at, just walked over and was greeted by great cooking smells and attentive staff. Was there only at dinner time but I saw they had a luncheon buffet. The food was aromatic, delicious and well presented. You can choose the amount of heat you want in... More 

Thank John K
Fredericksburg, Virginia
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27 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 April 2016

I had two vegetarian entrees. The vegetables were so fresh, which is not typical of Indian restaurants. The owner was eager to please and came to my table when the waiter did not understand my drink order. I eat Indian food all the time but I have rarely encountered such an extensive menu. They even have thali. The last time... More 

Thank Christine R
Charlottesville, Virginia
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93 reviews
85 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 March 2016

Finally made it to Maharaja. Had to drive around Seminole Sq. Center to find it, but persevered. Glad we did. Tried the lunch buffet. Everything was first quality and well prepared. Only problem was that heating of the buffet items was not turned up high enough, and food was tepid. Understood that, if too hot, food would cook and/or dry... More 

Thank Hugh B
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 February 2016

Roti and mulligatawny soup were very good. Entries were good but not great. Service was prompt and attentive.

Thank Todd C
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62 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016 via mobile

Don't ever think about coming here especially if you're looking for a delectable indian meal. Cheap presentation of the buffet spread, dingy, no effort in the cooking of the food and it tastes like it was cooked by a child. I would rather buy an indian mix from a grocery and cook it myself. I love indian food and have... More 

Thank Izzowizzo
Leesburg, Virginia
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148 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 October 2015

Very friendly manager or owner! The takeout food was delicious! I used to go here a bunch in college in the 90's and I was happy to visit again last month.

Thank SuperZeeeeeeee

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
12:00 - 15:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 139 Zan Rd, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2858
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-973-1110

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?