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Taj Cafe Indian Cuisine

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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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Ventura, California
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice Indian environment but the food was wonderful. Very authentic Indian food with a wide variety of choices on the menu. I'm sure you will enjoy this restaurant if you love Indian cuisine!

Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Very warm service, even better food. Loved my experience. The Paneer, and Dal are especially very nice. Definitely worth a visit.

Thank Samir C
Harvard, Illinois
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 39 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I went for take out in the late afternoon right before the dinner hour so I was the only person there. The gentleman that took care of me was very nice and asked if I'd like an appetizer. I told him that I was a novice when it came to Indian food so he said he would get me something... More 

Thank BostonRae
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5 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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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26 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 January 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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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470 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 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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42 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 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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12 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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 

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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
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Romantic, Cheap Eats
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?