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300 Main St, Madison, NJ
+1 973-660-9100
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
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Sun - Thu 16:30 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:30 - 14:30
Fri - Sat 16:30 - 22:30
Sat 12:00 - 15:00
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United States
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Extremely friendly and hard-working staff, combined with fantastic and flavorful food, makes Begum a can't-miss spot for Indian food. The buffet is awesome for $12 -- great array of veggies, salad, samosa, soup, meats, rice, etc -- and fills you up for the entire day. Highly recommended!

Thank osound
Paris, France
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61 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We have been eating at Begum for many years, but I needed to update my review to note the changes to their menu and that the food is even better: more consistent, lean, flavorful and better managed in terms of spice level (mild, spicy, medium). We have a complex household ranging from vegetarians to carnivores, mild palates to spice hunters,... More 

Thank claudiah647
Randolph, New Jersey
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69 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

My first observation was that the manager went out of his way to be friendly, greeted us with a broad smile and made us feel welcome. The decor was attractive in an understated way. We dined at Begum Palace on a Wed, at which time there was an all you can eat buffet for about $18 ea. The buffet included... More 

Thank MySiska4
Hackensack, New Jersey
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71 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2016

I have been here twice - once when Sunil was on his day off and the other time more recently when he was at the restaurant. The experience was completely different. Sunil engages with his guests and makes sure you enjoy yourself while having some delicious Indian fare. Service is great when he is around. We started off on a... More 

Thank eguy_1972
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556 reviews
421 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 107 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016

we enjoyed a wonderful dinner this evening at this great little Indian restaurant. we had a mixed starter, tandoori chicken, very tasty, followed by lamb vindaloo, chicken, dal, and more. it all tasted great. the service was very good, friendly, and efficient. will return. highly recommend.

Thank BuddhistNYC
madison, nj
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53 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

Begun Palace is a Madison institution for tasty authentic Indian food. One always feels welcome, whether dining in or enjoyed take out. Extensive men and after going here for years, I've never been disappointed.

Thank cabonini
Baltimore, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 September 2016 via mobile

The buffet was excellent as a newcomer to Indian, I could sample a lot. The service was great as was the food. I will definitely go back again and it wasn't too pricey.

Thank jzwindsor3
Short Hills, New Jersey, United States
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59 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 September 2016 via mobile

It had been a while since my family last ate at Begum Palace but we were craving Indian food and we always enjoy Wednesday night buffet. Much to my surprise, we learned that it was under new ownership and we in fact knew the new owner, Sunny, whom we had met over the years at a couple of different restaurants... More 

Thank Brett L
Boudry, Switzerland
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89 reviews
57 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 August 2016 via mobile

This is one of those places which makes you feel somewhere else, which, being in NJ, is a good thing. The atmosphere and the welcoming attitude of the staff is really Indian, with a lovely smile in every situation. The buffet is well presented and the food, albeit classical southern Indian, is true to its roots and well prepared. The... More 

Thank EuropeanExplorers
Johannesburg, South Africa
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29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

Begum Palace is a great place for families. We were there recently to celebrate a birthday with our friends and their two sons. We had the buffet which offered a wonderful selection of Indian dishes - both vegetarian and meat. The proprietor and waiters were extremely friendly and did everything they could to make us feel welcome. The food was... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 12 - US$ 24
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Free Off-Street Parking, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:30 - 21:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:30
11:30 - 14:30
16:30 - 22:30
16:30 - 22:30
12:00 - 15:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 300 Main St, Madison, NJ
  • Location: United States  >  New Jersey (NJ)  >  Morris County  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: +1 973-660-9100
Begum Palace is located right on the border of madison & chatham in staples plaza...Begum Palace has been serving local community authentic food for last 20 years. as of January 2016 Begum Palace has been under new ownership & has gain good credit in the community by providing quality food & service we deepika & sunil would like to thank our patrons for their patronage.

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