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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
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574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
+1 805-652-1521
11:30 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:30 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 11:30 - 23:00
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

To all my fellow indians, please try to avoid going to this restaurent. We happen to go there for dinner and this guy was racist thinking we are cheap indian even though he is brown skin him self. He refused to accomodate all the guys from our group even though he had empty tables and we had reservation. I happen... More 

Thank Dilip S
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My husband and I live in Ventura. We frequent certain restaurants that we like about once a month. Taj is one of our long standing preferred dining experiences in Ventura. My husband usually orders one of their specials and always finds the dishes tasty. I order my favorite dish, Fish Tikka Marsala, consistently when we visit the restaurant. We enjoy... More 

Thank Nancy R
San Diego, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Have eating in several restaurants in LA, Artasia and found food here to be really authentic and Delicious.Great service. We are vegetarian and ordered veg Korma at its was really good. Thanks for free onion Bhajji(Appetizer) and Kheer(Desert). I would like to mention many places give free food but do not deliver on quality of food, but food here is... More 

Thank Travelophile_Banjara
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9 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Good ambience Ample sitting area Liked the chicken curry and raita Carrot halwa was amazing!! Not pricy Thanks for Complementary chat and kheer

Thank mandaek
Ventura, California
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5 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

We presented our Restaurant.com coupon with no issues. When we arrived near sunset the Taj Cafe was busy and we were seated at a table instead of a booth. The smells of the dishes that had already been delivered were beyond words and caused our group to keep glancing to see what they ordered. We settled on Ginger lemonade and... More 

Thank rgarrpanama
Vienna, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 135 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2016

The menu was impressive, and the servings overly generous. My chicken curry was very good. We ate in cozy surroundings, but with Christmas-style lights that were over the top. Service was correct, but displayed no interest in actually listening to us. Checks on the food were perfunctory, with the waiters disappearing as soon as they had asked their question. We... More 

Thank Reslysten54
Anchorage, Alaska
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41 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

Always consistent; great food, nice atmosphere, excellent service. High recommend this for all venue of outings.

Thank jeanedz
Santa Monica, California
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

I stopped in Ventura at lunchtime on my way to Santa Barbara. I love Indian food and spotted Taj Café. I am normally skeptical about lunch buffets. Many Indian restaurants offer them but some can have mediocre food or food that is not fresh. Not the case here at all! Everything I tried was delicious and perfectly spiced. I probably... More 

Thank _dt_arch
Santa Cruz, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

Family owned restaurant with excellent food! Hubby and I had the Samosa appetizer with homemade tamarind chutney to start. Being vegetarian, we enjoyed the Gobi Aloo (cauliflower and potatoes in a tomato ginger sauce), the Saag Paneer (spinach with cheese), Dal (lentils) and rice. The Naan was fresh and delicious! Hubby loved his mango lassi! I loved the Kheer rice... More 

Thank Christine R
Scotts Valley
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016 via mobile

The smell of spices drew me in and I found the food wonderful and the service fantastic! We got the vegetarian combo with saag paneer and gobi aloo.

Thank aredshaw

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Business meetings, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 22:00
11:30 - 23:00
11:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 574 E Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2629
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-652-1521

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