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Maharaja

#178 of 1,242 Restaurants in Milwaukee
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Lower East Side
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1550 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2366 (Albion & Brady)
+1 414-276-2250
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11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
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Sun - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Sun - Sat 11:30 - 15:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
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42 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 28 January 2017 via mobile

Had been craving Indian food, and wanted to try with my family. We made a reservation and were greeted promptly by the gracious host. Our waiter came, friendly but a little slow and confused parts of the order. We really wanted to try the naan bread and realized only after we got home that he never brought it. At least... More 

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Thank Maria W
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262 reviews
184 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 71 helpful votes
Reviewed 8 January 2017

Ah this used to my desi buffet place when i was doing my MS at UWM. Staff is pretty friendly. You get a lot of variety for veg/nveg so this use to be choice for both the parties. One thing you will get here all over the year is Mango ice-cream and I used to eat a lot:). its pretty... More 

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Thank Traveller_4m_Krypton
Mequon, Wisconsin
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15 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 January 2017

Maharaja used to be a great restaurant. Now, it is nothing but mediocre. Most of the food was lukewarm on the buffet, and had been sitting out for a long time. The water for tea was not hot. Service was mediocre, with a waitress complaining loudly about something or other. The food was edible, but not great. In addition, the... More 

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Thank Lori703
MAHARAJA M, Owner at Maharaja, responded to this review

Update 1/15/17: No response from this Trip Advisor user. Thank you for dining with us Lori. We are disappointed to hear that your experience did not meet expectations. However, we believe several of your statements need to be addressed and require further clarification for the public: 1. "Most of the food was lukewarm on the buffet, and had been sitting... More 

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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

Family of 2 adults, 2 children dined here on a Saturday night. Parking was easy. We were greeted and sat at a table immediately. Server was very polite and attentive. The food was amazing. We love Indian and have been searching for somewhere close to home that is reliably good and also fast. Our appetizers came out so quickly and... More 

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Thank GoHerdHuntington
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56 reviews
55 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 December 2016 via mobile

I have only gone for lunch but the food is AMAZING. I am definitely coming back. I got to try many dishes and it truly was awesome.

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Thank Leonardo L L
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 December 2016

Had the buffet at 11:40am. Everything was beautiful, fresh and handmade. Variety was outstanding. Loved the chicken tiki masala, the pepper chicken and the garlic chicken. So many choices, - a great way to taste different foods and see what you like. The Naan is so good! On the high side at $12 for takeout lunch but I was very... More 

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Thank Evanken
Fond du Lac
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43 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 November 2016 via mobile

I was just here last evening. I was extremely happy with everything. We were greeted, and sat promptly. Our server was quick, and very polite. I belive his name was Jeremy. I could be wrong. It was my first time, and he gave plenty of suggestions, and answered all of our questions. We took his appetizer suggestion, samosa. It was... More 

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Thank Callie J
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37 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 October 2016 via mobile

We enjoyed the lunch buffet on a Sunday afternoon. Very good. Nice variety and good naan. Also had mango lassi.

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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125 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 October 2016 via mobile

This is one of my favorite places to come on a double-date; ordering a dish per person but then sharing it family-style. I do love Indian food and this restaurant seems to have a fine selection, good service, and I haven't been disappointed by anything. It can take awhile so give yourself plenty of time for dinner if you decide... More 

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Thank RebL1231
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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3 reviews
Reviewed 4 October 2016

My wife and I were looking for something to spice up a quiet Monday evening. We found it at Maharaja. After a tasty appetizer of Samosa (fried pastry stuffed with spiced potatoes and green peas), we pondered our dinner choices. We settled on a vegetarian Dal Makhni and a lamb Masala. Both were ordered to a medium spice level. Both... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 11 - USD 30
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Street Parking, Free Off-Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Accepts Discover, Reservations, Private Dining
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Saturday
11:30 - 15:00
17:00 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1550 N Farwell Ave, Milwaukee, WI 53202-2366
    (Albion & Brady)
  • Public Transportation: 30 Farwell & Albion
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Milwaukee>  > Lower East Side
  • Neighbourhood: Lower East Side
  • Phone Number: +1 414-276-2250
Description
Milwaukee's Premier Indian Restaurant Maharaja meaning great king features traditional Indian cuisine inspired by the most northern regions of Punjab and Rajasthan, to the more southern regions of Bengaluru and Tamil Nadu. Maharaja will truly take you on a culinary journey through the largely diverse subcontinent of India.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?