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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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Cambria, California
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104 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 April 2017

I have been to this restaurant a few times now and have enjoyed lunch, brunch and dinner. Every time the service if polite and accommodating and the food is prepared elegantly and is delicious. I always request no oils or butter (ghee) and they accommodate my choices nicely. The choices are ample and there's always a list of great vegan... More 

Thank Kac Y
Twin Peaks, California
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19 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 17 March 2017

We have been coming here for many years and it still delights us everytime. It has gotten a litte fancier in thier presentations and their portions have decreased a bit, but you will not be dissappointed.

Thank Kathleen W
Plano, Texas
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32 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017

This was some of the best Indian food I've had in years...and in Ventura, CA. Who would have thunk it? The dinner menu is broad and diverse. I'm a vegetarian, and there are lots of vegetarian options. And the food is just crazy good. The owner (at least I assume he's the owner) helped wait on us, and it's clear... More 

Thank PlanoPilot
City of Angels
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213 reviews
131 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 77 helpful votes
Reviewed 13 March 2017

I just finished eating here today, Sunday March 12th... We have always walked by because Indian food is not our favorite and we have to be just in the right frame-of-mind to eat it. So, I stopped to look at the menu, because they had a Lamb special and I ♥ lamb. When I walked in I saw they had... More 

Thank Auntie-Nanuuq
Santa Barbara, California
2 reviews
Reviewed 9 March 2017

Made reservations the day before for a window booth. Arrived at 7 on a Wednesday night and both booths were occupied ... so we waited for 20 minutes. Finally seated. In the course of the evening we were served by 3 different servers. One was awkward and uncertain; one was abrupt and lacking any grace; one was okay - took... More 

Thank SallyForthFromHere
St. Louis, Missouri
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308 reviews
234 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017

My husband and dined here on Valentine's Day for lunch. They have a great lunch buffet for $9.95. They have 2 or 3 entrees to choose from, a couple rice and bean sides, a salad selection, along with 2 different dessert options. A great value for the selection that you get. We were seated in the window which was a... More 

1 Thank stjohnbeachlover
Ventura, California
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 March 2017

Taj cafe was recommended to me by my friend (Dilpret Bajwa). Dil knows his Indian food and so we met at Taj café for a weekday brunch. Dilpret was absolutely correct, the food was very good, fresh and the buffet is definitely worth a try. I'm sure you'll be impressed as much as I was. Dilpret also recommended the Mango... More 

Thank Greg M
Ventura, California
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 February 2017

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!

1 Thank FAKOOO
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 February 2017 via mobile

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

1 Thank Samir C
Harvard, Illinois
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50 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 February 2017

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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
USD 30 - USD 30
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Buffet
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic, Groups
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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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?