Open Hours: Su noon-3p, 5p-9:30p; M-F 11:30a-2:30p, 5p-9:30p; Sa 11:30a-2:30, 5p-9:30p
An upstairs-downstairs restaurant, Taj Mahal is just a few blocks south of Halifax's main street, Spring Garden Rd. The Taj Mahal's relaxed, unhurried ... More
An upstairs-downstairs restaurant, Taj Mahal is just a few blocks south of Halifax's main street, Spring Garden Rd. The Taj Mahal's relaxed, unhurried approach to dining is perfect for those who like to linger over their meals, which range from aromatic to tangy to fiery. Known for the best Tandoori dishes in the city, the Taj cooks them in clay ovens fired with hardwood charcoal to high heat, which simultaneously roasts, smokes and grills meat. Walk-in clientele are welcome, as are reservations, and dress is casual.
Went there with a few friends who like the place a lot. Not being overly familiar with Indian food outside of what I make at home, I asked the waitress what she could suggest. Her reply was, and I quote, "I suggest you read the menu". This immediately set a bad taste in my mouth. For the price of the food, it's nothing I couldn't make at home for less than half the price. The little dish of Chicken Tikka and Naan (which is quite spicy for being "mild") barely lasted two minutes among four people, and it felt like we were waiting for drinks and food forever. But seriously, the food is not worth the price, and the service isn't worth the time. I won't be going there again.
Food was mediocre. I have had much tastier Indian (though not in Hali). Pricing is deceptive and geared to fleece as much as they can from you with abnormal extras and inclusive tip on top of high pricing. Service is slow and indifferent. Decor is dark and dreary. Hey maybe this is a real typical New Delhi restaurant.
We enjoyed our valentine dinner in Taj Mahal. We were served by an Indian Guy who was very friendly and helpful. As we were new to Indian menu, he suggested us Chicken Pakra for appetizer and had thai beer which made a very good combination. We had Balti Chicken, Chicken Tandoori, Garlic Bread, steam rice and had pista icecream garnished with mint and cherries. Great taste and prompt service. Taj Mahal turns out to be our favourite destination.
The food was amazing, it really saved this place as the service was terrible. We had had a very tall waiter with glasses who was rude and had no patience for us. He also seemed to single out my east indian friend for bad treatment and we heard him make racial comments.
The restaurant is very dirty and needs a good clean, we also saw a rat run out of the kitchen.
To top it off the waiter added the tip himself at 15 percent and did not tell us. Such a shame as the food was really good, I would only return if he was not there.
The best Indian food in Halifax, this coming from a South Asian native. The prices on some dishes are a bit more than some of the other Indian restaurants in town, but you get what you pay for, which isn't really a bad thing.
Ambiance of the place was great, and the waitresses that served us were on the ball on making sure we were being helped and the glasses full.
It can get pricey, especially if you're taking a lot of people out. I'd recommend asking the waitresses how much you get with dishes/portion servings if you're not familiar with the cuisine.
I was very satisfied with this restaurant. The food was excellent. This was the best point of the restaurant in my view.
Aside from the food, I thought that the atmosphere was pleasant. It was unpretentious and relaxed. It had a "homey" feel to it. My waitress was friendly and service was prompt.
As for value, I thought that the prices were fair, given the quality of the meal.
I would rate this as one of the best restaurants in Halifax. I intend to return there.
Loved this restaurant, the food is sooooo good and the service is good too (although the waitress was very nice, she had difficulty recommending us food and both of us endend up with almost the same dish). But I would definitaly recommend this place.
During my visit I was greeted warmly by both the bartender and the waiter. Service was quick and requests for drink refills were fulfilled quickly. The waiter had a good sense of humor and engaged in small talk.
The background music was a little off with guitar and western drums mixed with sitar. I was seated in the "atrium" and also noticed a lack of anything indicating the place being an Indian restaurant. It actually looked like more Chinese restaurants around Nova Scotia than an Indian restaurant.
The naan was fantastic and was reccomended by the waiter especially, normally I wouldn't have ordered it. The lassi was thin and tasted of artificial sweetener but was refreshing. An order of steamed rice was an astounding $7. This is an item that should be free or in the $3 range. I was expecting enough to feed a table full of guests and found it to be only enough for one. The entree was barely enough to feed one person and rang in at $12 with no sides included. I purchased the mutter paneer and was very disappointed. The paneer had perfect texture but the gravy was highly lacking. It had overpowering amounts of cardamom and ginger drowning out any other possible flavors. My preference is for a mutter paneer which pronounced flavors of onion, garlic, and garam masala. I found this dish to actually be too similar for comfort to the canned version available next door at the superstore.
I will definitely return to this restaurant based on the service. It may be that the dish I chose was not a popular item or not a specialty. Worth the benefit of the doubt.
Being Greek, my wife can judge a restaurant. We ate at Opa last year, and had a great time. Extensive menu, fair prices, good (though a bit disinterested) service. Make a reservation, they are very busy and popular. Much better than Athens, where I've eaten on multiple occasions.