Taj Mahal

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Indian
The Taj mahal restaurant is one of the longest serving eateries in Birmingham city centre. Established in 1962, this family run business has been providing residents and visitors with the finest Indian cuisine for over 50 years.
To us, food is synonymous with freshness and quality. We We stay away from assembly-line work and prepare our dishes fresh upon ordering and entirely from scratch. The quality of the food and service we provide are of the upmost important to the restaurant. The quality of the food and service we provide are of the upmost important to the restaurant. 
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JS
London
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We arrived as a group of 7. They were full but asked for 20mins to sort things out.
When we sat down we got full hospitable attention.
Great recommendations from the waiter and the food delivered. For such a large menu and a diverse set of tastes within our group, it was rare to hear every single dish and side praised.
Not a visually stunning location but the food is worth a detour.

OT
Minneapolis
7 reviews
Dined on 20 September 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Great food and a very welcoming restaurant!

CS
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 31 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Excellent and flavoursome food in a softly lit restaurant, wonderful and attentive staff who nothing is too much trouble for. Have visited regularly and have never been disappointed. Good menu and I find the portion sizes are ample. Always a friendly welcome.

BP
London
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely restaurant food excellent and the staff are very friendly..
Well worth a visit if you're in Birmingham..

LS
1 review
Dined on 3 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Really good food and the waiters were helpful and knowledgeable, telling us if we were ordering too much or too little food. Will definitely return.

A
London
2 reviews
Dined on 2 August 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Decent curry and despite them being really busy they delivered good service overall. Good location and easy to get to.

CH
1 review
Dined on 1 August 2019
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

Taj Mahal did not honour the Open Table booking, we used a bar around the corner for an hour then went back. We then cleared a table ourselves so that we could sit down.
Food was okay (Ghandi's revenge the following day though).
Service was very poor.
The chap at front of house should have been at the rear.

GW
1 review
Dined on 31 July 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a brilliant meal here, the staff were very attentive to our needs and we really enjoyed our dinner. It's great how close to New Street station it is too as well as the theatres. We will definitely be going again

NC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 9 July 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Flexible. Friendly. Welcoming. Great to think that they've been going for 57 years.

MG
1 review
Dined on 30 June 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We booked the table. Were asked to sit in one corner. After waiting 15 minutes get to the waiter and he says that it will take 15 minutes to take order and another 45 minutes to service. If you don't want to wait, please leave. And leave we did!

H
Birmingham
5 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Lovely atmosphere on a sunny warm evening. Friendly and efficient service. Really enjoyed the food, generous portions, well presented and drinks a reasonable price. This restaurant is excellent value in a very central location. Nice modern and clean setting, I would highly recommend this restaurant and we will definitely return. Only negative was that our table was by the stairs with boxes and brooms at the bottom, not a great view.

AT
Manchester
3 reviews
Dined on 29 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Delicious food, we both had fish dishes. Poppodums crisp and fresh, accompaniments very tasty although I didn’t like the yogurt as it was sweetened.

OS
New England
1 review
Dined on 15 June 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Very friendly service and good quality food! I really appreciated the attention to what each of my family and wanted including spice level.

H
London
1 review
Dined on 12 June 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The Taj is everything you would expect from a quality Indian restaurant. Attentive service with beers and popadoms on the table promptly. The menu has a varied selection of choices with some interesting twists on some old favourites. Great tasting meals were severed quickly and did not disappoint.

Great atmosphere, great service, great food need I say more.

S
Manchester
2 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Awesome service we arrived and the staff r very welcoming and very fast service

IC
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 25 May 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A very good Indian restaurant in Birmingham in a quiet side street near New Street Station. This was our second visit and again was a very enjoyable experience. The food was really good and the service both friendly and efficient. I wod recommend the Rezala curry for those who prefer mild dishes. We will certainly be returning.

AS
Bristol
1 review
Dined on 18 May 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

Every visit to the Taj Mahal has been fantastic, and this one was no exception. The food was superb and the service was faultless. The only disappointment we had was that there were no Gulab Jamuns available on the day we visited, which would have rounded our great meal off nicely.

TL
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on 20 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

First time. Lovely food. Great location and ambience. Very good pricing. We will be back.

TJ
Nottingham
1 review
Dined on 12 April 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very impressed with the taj-mahal the food was excellent the service and staff very helpful and very friendly would definitely recommend this place

SA
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 April 2019
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 2

Below average tasteless food, was not expecting this after reading the reviews. Moreover they treat everyone differently.

PG
Oxford
3 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Recommend for well cooked food and some less known choices too

OT
Birmingham
7 reviews
Dined on 30 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very good service, very friendly staff and a legend of a restaurant with regulars coming and so many amazing memories. Well done

BR
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Visited with friends and had Delicious food with friendly service
I definitely would visit again

SF
1 review
Dined on 16 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Lovely food ,great service .although all of the drinks listed were not available (wine ,Beer) Did not spoil the night though

LR
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been here several times now due to exceptional customer service,very warm welcome,relaxed surroundings and fantastic food! Very reasonably priced and food quality beautiful and very fresh Very highly recommended!

JR
Warwickshire
28 reviews
Dined on 2 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

A repeat visit, great welcome, lovely food, excellent service, really worth a visit.

OT
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 1 March 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I recently decided to visit Taj Mahal on a city break.

From the moment we opened the door to the restaurant, it was clear that this night was going to be special - the warmth, the personal greeting from the owner with the most gracious and authentic personality (Abdul) and the sense of comfort was evident.

I can go on writing about this particular evening and give a critical appraisal of the occasion - you need only know that the food was SPECTACULAR! My wife and I have spent 30-plus years travelling to Indian restaurants across the UK (and beyond) and this ranks with the best. Truly.

To rule-out randomness, we decided to return the following evening to try different meals ... guess what?
SPECTACULAR!

Hats off to Abdul and Abi .... we're coming back next month (from Ireland).

MH
London
2 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Business dinner with colleagues FROM Denmark and Spain. They were suitably impressed by the quality of food.

AG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 2 February 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing meal at the Taj Mahal! Couldnt initially find the restaurant but the owners were kind enough to give us directions when we rang. Lovely accommodating restaurant with a good full menu. Food was delicious, hot and the portions were well sized.

LM
1 review
Dined on 26 January 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Yes great staff, value for money. Would recommend

JD
1 review
Dined on 27 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Outstanding Lamb Bhuna - best I've ever tasted. Very good, personal ,efficient service too.

NL
1 review
Dined on 15 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at the Taj Mahal! Brilliant food, quick service and great staff. Very friendly and welcoming environment! Was really easy to book a table there and was quick and simple, although when we went they hadn’t registered that we had actually made our reservation. But the food and staff more than made up for it!!

W
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

A great evening with great food we were Made very welcome
Highly recommend

OT
Worcestershire
2 reviews
Dined on 8 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Meal & a show

s
Cornwall
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Have been going to this restaurant for many years now. The food is always excellent and the staff friendly. Thoroughly recommend.

RP
Wales
2 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

Average food, poor quality wine, seemed more focused on "takeaways"

TJ
1 review
Dined on 4 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Pre theatre meal. Great meal. Great service. Can't fault it. A

PB
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 3 December 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Books this from looking a reviews and was not disappointed. Service was spot on, food lovely and lots of information when asked about the dishes and what's in them. Defiantly visiting again when in the area. 👍

AG
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Table wasn't quite ready for the numbers requested when we arrived.... After that was sorted the waiters were attentive and the food was good...

D
Birmingham
1 review
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall 3food 4service 5ambience 3

Food was first class but in the specialty dishes the portion size was poor. The naan bread was the best I had ever tasted