Bellevue >Taj Palace
BEST INDIAN IN SEATTLE AREA. I'm hooked on Indian food and have tried many different restaurants. Taj Palace is by far my favorite, much better than over-hyped Chutneys. The breads are perfectly crispy and thick, the seafood curry is heavenly (my favorite!), and I've never had better samosas. Other excellent choices are the tandoori mixed grill (heaping with different meats cooked moist and tender), the saag paneer, tikka masala, and biryani. As others have said, the owner is very very nice, hospitable, and attentive. The buffet is busy at lunch time, it is such a good deal. I believe it is not a more popular place at night because it's not in an area with a lot of nice restaurants, so people don't expect to find it there. Come try it!!!
Among the very best from the subcontinent.
Mr. Gill, owner/host, is as hospitable as any India restaurant proprietor we've ever met, and we've met many. Subcontinental cuisine being our favorite, we've sought out and sampled India restaurants worldwide. Taj Palace food quality is near the top. Only small weakness are the breads. But the rest superb. A little more India ambience would enhance the experience, but we keep returning quite happily and have done so for many years. Lunch buffet much greater value than dinner ala carte.
I'm now (Jan. 2008) updating the review after several return visits. We've found the breads better than previously remembered, buffets remain excellent, and even though dinner more expensive than lunch buffet (quite normal with India restaurant pricing) that doesn't keep us from occasional dinner at Taj Palace. Mr. Gill is as welcoming as ever, and his delicious authentic subcontinent food remains right at the top of our India eatery list.
good food, but too expensive. THe food is definetly good, but for the price the portions are too much. Ive had same quality for cheaper. The naan was more expensive than most places I have been and it was too small of a portion. The waiter was not polite, but the owner was really nice.
Great Food Great Service. This is the best Indian Food ever. Plus the owner greets you and rememberss you each time you come in. I won't go any where else.. Superb flavors and combination of spices. You won't leave hungry- generous portions!
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