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Reviewed 13 August 2021

First time dined here while staying in Carterton. Our dishes were substantial enough but arrived not hot enough as in heat. We were the only ones in the restaurant. Meals were ordered and we received them very quickly and left all within a half hour....Noticed that their service was more focused on taking takeaway orders over the phone. Service towards the diners with a smile would have been nice. Will not recommend. Have tasted alot better Indian before.More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 15 July 2021

Overpriced (extremely!), poor quality and every dish looks the same. I'm convinced either the "chef" does not know the difference between a Jalfrezi, Madras, Massala and Biryani, or they just believe that kiwis don't. Either way, there is no thought in preparation of the dishes....I've tried several of the above and they all look and tast the same (except when I had a Chicken Tikka - i could taste the Tikka). All the curry sauces are the same colour and have the same ingredients. My most recent delivery involved a hefty 10% increase since last month. Over the past 3 years, their prices have almost doubled. $22 for a curry dish is extortionate. $65 for 2 dishes and 1 sheek kebab is ridiculous. Also, my previous delivery took over an hour and a quarter to arrive, despite being told that it would be 40-50 minutes.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 8 March 2021

Very friendly team - they took the time to talk through the menu to make sure we'd be happy with our choices. Food arrived really quickly and the quality was great.

Date of visit: March 2021
indiantaj21, Owner at Indian Taj, responded to this reviewResponded 9 March 2021

Thanks for your valuable time and and feedback.

Reviewed 9 February 2021

Had the fish masala and butter beef. Fish was not a great texture and was deep fried first by the look of it? In the sauce which was ok, butter beef was ok too. Just average Experience this visit. Staff was efficient.

Date of visit: February 2021
indiantaj21, Owner at Indian Taj, responded to this reviewResponded 11 February 2021

Thanks for sharing your feedback with us. We sincerely apologise for the kind of texture you didn't like it. Will surely share this feedback with the chef enabling them to improve it.

Reviewed 2 November 2019 via mobile

We went back two days in a row. Butter chicken Nann and a coke $12 lunch Lovely friendly staff Very clean and spotless W

Date of visit: November 2019
indiantaj21, Manager at Indian Taj, responded to this reviewResponded 2 November 2019

Thanks for your lovely feedback. We look forward to serve you again.

Reviewed 23 October 2019

The food at Indian Taj is reliably tasty, reasonable heat and a good range of individual dishes that all taste fresh. The naan bread are great, made on site and cooked in a clay oven. Would recommend!

Date of visit: September 2019
indiantaj21, Manager at Indian Taj, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2019

Hi, Thanks for sharing your valuable feedback. We look forward to serve you again. Thanks Anil Sharma Restaurant Manager Indian Taj Carterton

Reviewed 20 October 2019

I very much enjoy eating here but tonight I ordered 2 garlic nanas and they were horrible dry, thin, no flavour, burnt, not white bread. just overall different to there old ones that were the best I hope next time I have some they are...better.More

Date of visit: October 2019
indiantaj21, Manager at Indian Taj, responded to this reviewResponded 23 October 2019

Hi there, thanks for sharing your feedback and really appreciate for letting us know, we always give the quality food to our customers we can never even think to offer poor quality food to our customers. We still have the same recipe of Naan. The...More

Reviewed 11 May 2019 via mobile

We enjoy eating here so ordered takeaways to share with family. While the flavours were great the meat was noticable by its rarity - there was very little of it. The Butter chicken had a few bits of chicken and the lamb must have been...left in its paddock. Very disappointing.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed 2 April 2019

Stopped in at this restaurant as Indian food is a favourite of ours was relatively quiet on this evening . food cooked well friendly staff

Date of visit: March 2019
Reviewed 19 February 2019

Our second visit since moving to Carterton. Not disappointed at all. Great food, quick service. Simply the best Indian Restaurant. Chef Anwar is fantastic!!

Date of visit: February 2019
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Yes, Indian Taj offers takeaway services.

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Indian Taj is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5