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About Taj of India - Crystal City
Arlington, VA 22202
Taj of India offers a calm and casual atmosphere that is good for dining with friends, family members and even with co-workers.
Its creative menu features a wide variety of great food always made from the best quality ingredients. Here you can enjoy mouthwatering food items served by our professional and friendly staffs. Our main objective is to ensure that your dining experience becomes a pleasant one.
Indian, Global, International, Vegetarian / Vegan
Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday – Friday: 11:30am – 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday – Thursday: 5:00pm – 10:30pm, Friday: 5:00pm – 11:00pm, Saturday: 11:30am – 11:00pm, Sunday: 11:30am – 10:00pm
S Eads St
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
We were nine educators looking for something different that had a variety. We ordered loads of food which came out hot and timely. The service was very attentive and courteous. They didn't overlook a single detail even with a big party. I recommend this restaurant highly.
A surreal experience, where the servers did not know that they needed to put plates on the table and argued that we should eat appetizers on the small side plate and the large dinner plates were for dinner.
Servers were unable to place dishes on the table, and asked to move half-full dishes out to make space.
No one except one server spoke English with any degree of proficiency.
This must be what the Twilight Zone looks like in Bangladesh.
Any other Indian restaurant in DC is better.
Went for lunch. Food was ok--but I've never had Saag Paneer that was served in a cream sauce (it looked and tasted more like creamed spinach than what is normally thought of as Indian spinach preparation). Other diners seemed happier with their meals--maybe I made a bad selection.
Came back to dine twice while I was in the area for a work conference. Great lunch buffet: spinach and lentils, several Chicken options, hot out of the oven Naan, and a delicious rice pudding for dessert. Comfortable seating along the wall, attentive servers. I will be back when I travel back into the area. Thank you for a memorable meal.
We went here with my husband's former boss and his wife. We got there around 7pm and ended up closing the place down. The staff was attentive and had great advice about the menu based on what we said we liked. Everything we ordered was fantastic! If you like Indian food as much as I do, then this is the place to go. It's a little more upscale, it has a clean feeling, and a quiet, well-lit atmosphere.
While some reviews complain about pricing, our party of three found pricing commensurate with quality. Our meal was excellent and the portion sizes were generous. We especially liked the chicken Tikka masala and the veggie sampler platter. Everything was cooked to perfection with succulent chicken and beef; all dishes were well spiced (for American palates) and flavorful.
My boyfriend and I went here for the first time last week. We ordered an old favorite, Chicken Tikka Masala, and something we had never had before - Chicken Birhyani. Both were really delicious. Wait stuff was polite, but a little slow once we had our food.
Have been craving Indian food for several months as a paucity of decent Indian restaurants in my locale renders the choice moot. Food was 6/11 while service was attentive without being intrusive. Felt prices were relatively high as my bill (solo diner) exceeded $50 with tip. Ordered the vegetable pakoras and Butter Chicken with garlic naan and two Taj Mahals. My favorite Indian beer, Flying Horse was not available. Also, I think pappads with a small chutney and relish selection should be a complementary accompaniment to one's meal in any Indian establishment.
Service was friendly and attentive. The food was delicious in ample proportions for sharing family style or individually. Convenient location close to the hotels make this a great spot for travelers within easy walking distance who want a delicious bite of Indian food while on the road.
On our last night in the DC area we stayed near the airport. We found this little Gem - Taj of India. And all our family can say is amazing food! Everything we had was OUTSTANDING! This was by far our best dinner in the DC area (and we ate out every night). We started with the Taj Grilled Meat Appetizer. For diner my husband had Lamb Roganjosh, I had Lamb Pasanda, our 11 year old daughter had the Lamb Korma and our 9 year old son had the Shrimp Dopazza along with the Garlic Naan and Cheese Naan. It was Delicious and there was none left. My husband and I's favorite was the Lamb Pasanda. Our meal took some time to cook and come out, but other then that we would suggest Taj and wish there was one near our home!
Chose the restaurant due to location and cuisine for a visiting guest...we were so pleased that we did! The food was really very good, I had the Lamb Korma and it was excellent and everyone else really raved about their selections as well. Service was a little bumpy at the start with an untrained server, but the server we had most of the time was charming and very funny. Small dining room, nice decor, quiet at this time - early Saturday evening - would recommend this restaurant to Indian cuisine lovers.
The atmosphere is very nice, The wait staff was attentive though the actual waiter that took our order seemed to have a little trouble understanding us so I am thinking maybe his English skills weren't very strong. We ordered two different kinds of bread and one was forgotten when dinner was served. The staff acted quickly to bring out the other bread but it took several minutes because I think things are made to order. It was delicious once it arrived at the table though! I would give this placed a second chance because overall, I enjoyed it very much.
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