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The Maharaja

Located in a heart of Harvard Square, The Maharaja is the Top Indian restaurant in Boston/Cambridge. The Maharaja serves an authentic Indian cuisine in a stunning setting, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking bustling Harvard Square.
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28 Current Reviews
Summary of Diner Ratings & Reviews
Overall 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
(28 Reviews)
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Rating Breakdown 28 reviews
5 stars
(12)
4 stars
(12)
3 stars
(3)
2 stars
(0)
1 star
(1)
Food 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4.5 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.5 / 5
Noise Level
1.6 / 3
Moderate
Value 
4.2 / 5
(Outstanding) 4.2 / 5
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Diners classify this restaurant as:
  • good for groups(10)
  • fit for foodies(8)
  • great for lunch(6)
  • scenic view(6)
  • special occasion(4)
  • neighborhood gem(3)
The Maharaja Reviews List
Review 1 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/30/2016
 2013
Special Features: good for groups, hot spot, great for lunch, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 2 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/28/2016
 2013
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups
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Review 3 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/24/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/24/2016
 2011
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 4 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5

ripped off!

Food 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Service 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
1 / 5
(Poor) 1 / 5
"They charged us for 6 mango lassies and 2 beers when we had only 3 mango lassies and 1 beer. How stupid of me, I should have double checked!"
Dined on 1/22/2016
 2014
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Review 5 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Dined on 1/19/2016
 2015
Special Features: great for lunch, special occasion
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Review 6 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2014
Special Features: romantic, special occasion, fit for foodies
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Review 7 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/18/2016
 2011
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Review 8 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Excellent food; generous portions; good service.

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Value 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Dined on 1/17/2016
 2011
Special Features: fit for foodies
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Review 9 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2011
Special Features: romantic, hot spot, scenic view, special occasion
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Review 10 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/08/2016
 2008
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Review 11 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Dined on 1/16/2016
 2012
Special Features: scenic view
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Review 12 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2016
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2016
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2016
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, fit for foodies
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Review 13 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Dined on 1/15/2016
 2007
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Review 14 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/13/2016
 2015
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 15 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Dined on 1/09/2016
 2006
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Review 16 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/09/2016
 2012
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Review 17 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/06/2016
 2015
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2015
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/06/2016
 2015
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Review 18 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/08/2016
 2010
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2010
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 1/08/2016
 2010
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Review 19 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 1/02/2016
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch
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Review 20 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 1/01/2016
 2008
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2008
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Dined on 1/01/2016
 2008
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Review 21 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

Great food, service a little slow

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
"We came pre-show for the American Repertory Theater, and allowed ourselves 1 hour, fifteen minutes. We should have allowed longer. Our waiter greeted us immediately and took our order, but it was 15 minutes before we got our cocktails, and felt like we only got them after we got the attention of the hostess. People who came in after us got their drinks and food faster, so wasn't sure what the hold-up was. The distribution of labor was perplexing, as one waiter seemed to be doing all the work while three other staff (not waiters?) mostly stood around talking to each other. Our waiter had to mix our drinks while the guy standing behind the bar watched. Anyway, once we got our drinks, everything proceeded nicely, food was amazing, and waiter was attentive and knowledgeable of the dishes once things got underway. We got a mix of veggie and meat dishes, and they were all good. I especially liked the cucumber salad, unique but very tasty. We would go back again, but just allow for more time so that we weren't nervously checking our watches the whole time. Loved the ambience and view of the street happenings."
Dined on 12/31/2015
 2010
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 22 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
Dined on 12/29/2015
 2005
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Review 23 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 12/23/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/23/2015
 2014
Special Features: neighborhood gem, good for groups, scenic view, special occasion, fit for foodies, kid-friendly
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Review 24 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5

Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
2 / 5
(Fair) 2 / 5
Ambiance 
3 / 5
(Good) 3 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 12/26/2015
 2011
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Review 25 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/19/2015
 2014
Special Features: good for groups, fit for foodies
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Review 26 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

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Dined on 12/18/2015
 2009
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2009
Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Moderate
Moderate
Value 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Dined on 12/18/2015
 2009
Special Features: good for groups, great for lunch, scenic view
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Review 27 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5

Food 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Service 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
4 / 3
Energetic
"Their lunch buffet on the weekend is amazing! one of my favourite Indian restaurants around the area."
Dined on 9/07/2013
 2013
Special Features: great for lunch
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Review 28 for The Maharaja
Overall rating 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5

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Dined on 4/17/2014
 2014
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2014
Food 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Service 
4 / 5
(Very Good) 4 / 5
Ambiance 
5 / 5
(Outstanding) 5 / 5
Noise Level
Quiet
Quiet
Dined on 4/17/2014
 2014
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