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Taj, Le
2077 Stanley St.

Open Mon.- Fri. from 11:30 a.m. to 2.30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m., Fri. until 11 p.m.; Sat. from 5 p.m. to 11 p.m.; Sun. from noon to 2:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. Buffet closes at 2:30 p.m. Free indoor parking after 6 p.m. Wheelchair access. Licensed. Major credit cards. 845-9015.
Elegance has always been the Taj's forte. Dining here is akin to eating in the middle of a museum displaying Indian and Tibetan arts and crafts. While the restaurant moderated prices and added low-priced Vegetable dishes like bhindi (okra) masala a couple of years ago, its strength really lies in grilled meat and poultry tandoori dishes, buttery, creamrich sauces and freshly baked flatbreads.

The last are consistently good, often inspired. Appetizers like aloo tikke (potato croquettes), main courses like sizzling tandoori lamb chops, vegetable dishes like spinach and cheese, and stuffed nans shine here. The Taj also offers a substantial allyou-can-eat lunch buffet for $8.95 daily except Saturday.

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