The Blue Taj

4.7
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646 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Located in Ballantyne Village, The Blue Taj is a groundbreaking restaurant serving Indian Cuisine and a much needed and welcome addition to Charlotte’s dining scene. The Décor at The Blue Taj is chic and modern, yet very cozy and eclectic. There are four themed dining areas to keep the excitement going for each time you visit. A chic wine cellar also graces the floor of the restaurant where vast and popular selections of wines are stored in a good temperature and humidity controlled environment. The Bubble Bar is open nightly to fix your craving for exciting combination of both signature and innovative cocktails and refreshingly sparkling and other popular wines by the glass. The Blue Taj is also a lunch destination in a very popular location. The ample selections of lunch offerings are sure to please business and mainstream diners alike. The Blue Taj is also available for private events and parties of various sizes.
What 646 People Are Saying
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4.7based on recent ratings
4.8
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4.5
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4.4
Ambience
4.5
Value
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92% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner
Orlando
5 reviews
Dined on 13 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Great food. Under construction but still a great experience.

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ErinM
Charlotte
5 reviews
Dined on 11 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

This visit was amazing! The staff actually took time to talk to us about items on the menu and they really seemed to enjoy doing that. The food was wonderful!

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vipsherdeg
Charlotte
29 reviews
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently good food and service....our favorite spot for authentic Indian food!

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vipTasty
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on 22 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love that place and the food and staff are incredible

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vipcltdiner
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Good Indian experience. Enjoyed the night with friends.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on 21 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Food was fabulous, service was great as always.

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RobertL
1 review
Dined on 15 February 2020
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Loud, somewhat haphazardly run restaurant. The entrance to the restaurant at the hostess station has no seating and is very cramped. However, the food is amazing. So keep that in mind when you plan to eat here.

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OpenTable Diner
Atlanta
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We love the Blue Taj! Authentic food with such a fun atmosphere.

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WilliamS
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience4

Food was great. Overall experience was good. It was a little cramped and they were busy because of Valentines day. Service was good.

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OpenTable Diner
Charleston
5 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always wonderful food and service. Never disappointed here.

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RS12
Austin
4 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Outstanding food! We had Chicken Tikka Masala. Service was a little slow, but it was Valentine's Day, so not unexpected.

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KevinS
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We visited for the second time on Valentine's day. We were seated at the time of our reservation, and promptly received service asking for our beverage order. The ambiance was nice. We ordered an appetizer, samosas, and they arrived in good time, and were delicious. We ordered our entrees, Chicken Tikki Marsala and the Chicken Methi Curry, and they were both delicious. The service was excellent. We did not feel rushed, and we received each item we ordered in a reasonable amount of time.

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AmandaJ
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 1 February 2020
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

We loved our food and experience the first time so came back for a second time. Our waiter was not as good as far as communicating regarding what to try, etc and we had to ask for the previous last. Communication is very important. Thank you! Really loved our food.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on 25 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent service and cuisine

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on 24 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Always great food and friendly service

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vipCherryames1949
Charlotte
62 reviews
Dined on 23 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Blue Taj is my favorite restaurant in Charlotte and the following is why. Arrived to a warm greeting and was seated immediately. Our server was friendly and efficient. I ordered the Lamb Saag and my companion ordered Chicken Korma. Both entrees were delicious and perfectly spiced. Our Cauliflower appetizer stole the show though. It was delicious. Our server recommended it and it was a hit. We will definitely be ordering it again. We can wait to return to this jewel in Charlotte’s crown.

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DiningDiva
Western NC
37 reviews
Dined on 12 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful food and service! We didn’t have an extensive knowledge of the menu but our waiter was wonderful and patient to recommend items on the menu and make recommendations for us! All the dishes we had were wonderful!! We will be back!

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vipJackal
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on 11 January 2020
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

I am a regular. Reliable, outstanding food. Good value. Superb service. We love this restaurant. Their footprint is a little cramped which leads to nearby table noise, but the owners have little control over that I would guess.

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vipJoeG
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Always so very good - attentive service and amazing food. It can feel a little cold (temperature wise), but nothing to distract.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 5 January 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Went for lunch buffet. Lots of variety and everything was good. There naans were great and gulab jamun was also good.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
58 reviews
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We went for an early New Year’s eve dinner. We were seated promptly & waitress arrived within a few minutes to take our order. Everything was delicious! My husband ordered scallops in a tiki masala sauce (#4 spice level). I had the Kolmino patio with shrimp, Tamarind-Jaggery glaze. & ginger (#2 spice level). We also ordered the garlic naan, which is a must. Although they were very busy, we had excellent service & a delightful meal....

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 30 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great! Thanks!!!

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vipDinaK
Charlotte
59 reviews
Dined on 25 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Fantastic Christmas lunch. Started with two delicious salads: traditional and a cucumber-tomato with flavors you won’t find anywhere else. Ordered the garlic naan - a must-have. I ordered chicken masala my husband a spinach-lamb dish. BOTH are out of this world. We can’t wait to return for both a regular meal and the Sunday buffet ! Thank you also to the wonderful servers who made it a perfect holiday experience.

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KatieB
London
1 review
Dined on 20 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Lovely food and good service! Will definitely visit again!

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vipMickieC
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on 17 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

It is our favorite spot to have a delicious meal and quiet conversation.

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vipHighlandmike
Charlotte
16 reviews
Dined on 10 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Consistently solid. Good food, friendly service, nice atmosphere. You should try it if you haven’t and return if you have!

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vipDominiqueO
Philadelphia
10 reviews
Dined on 7 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Very interesting menu, and maybe we ordered wrong, but it was quite bland for Indian food. The quality is very good, but just really lacking any flavor—We ordered a shrimp appetizer, the potato chickpea patties, the lamb Biryani and the chicken kebab blue Taj special. The best part of the entire meal was the grilled green beans served with the chicken—very non-Indian. Also, the service was bad. Our wait staff was very friendly, but the appetizers arrived before our drinks, and the main meal came before we were done with the appetizers. It felt like they really wanted us to get out of there.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
135 reviews
Dined on 26 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The Blue Taj has some of the best Indian cuisine in the Charlotte area. Always a treat.

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OpenTable Diner
Charlotte
2 reviews
Dined on 22 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Our favorite restaurant in CLT for Indian cuisine. We keep returning. Naan and Chechen tiki masala are wonderful.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Charlotte
1 review
Dined on 15 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Our favorite place!

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vipGJT1
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on 8 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience3

The food is always excellent, best ever! The noise level was deafening, we could not carry a simple conversation, the table next to us was so loud and the restaurant acoustics in the section we were sat were very poor. We usually sit outside when we visit, this time we sat in the far narrow section that is against the back wall and near the kitchen, never sitting there again. We did ask to move, they were so busy, nothing was available. Management was good about things and our service was also great.

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vipAmberP
Charlotte
8 reviews
Dined on 3 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

We have dined at Blue Taj many times over the years, but this was our first visit with our whole family for Sunday buffet. It exceeded our expectations! The food was delicious, hot, and had a good variety for both meat and nonmeat eaters, as well as varying spice levels. The staff was attentive and friendly, and we never had to wait for more naan or water refills. The restaurant is unique and beautiful, and I would highly recommend trying their buffet! We will be back.

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vipMichaelS
Charlotte
17 reviews
Dined on 2 November 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

Our favorite Indian restaurant. Food very good as usual. Some vegetables with the tandoori chicken would have been appreciated. Service was prompt, a little too prompt at the end of the meal. Server brought boxes for leftovers before my wife had finished her dinner.

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JonathanB
1 review
Dined on 1 November 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Service and food was amazing, will go back very soon

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RonaldS
Atlanta
6 reviews
Dined on 19 October 2019
Overall3Food3Service1Ambience2

Service has declined since we were last there. Probably won't go back soon.

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vipSaraB
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on 18 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Love everything about Blue Taj!

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melyndam
Charlotte
4 reviews
Dined on 17 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Addictively delicious. The garlic naan never disappoints

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vipMarkS
Charlotte
14 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful restaurant. Great food with a friendly and professional staff.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on 26 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Dinner with a friend to relive an evening in London! Had tickets to see Downton Abbey and was running late. Placed order over the phone and food was delivered to the table within a minute or two after seating! Highly impressive!!
Will definitely be back!!

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OnTheGo247
Charlotte
7 reviews
Dined on 25 September 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Each time I go to this restaurant I am not sure if the food is better or the experience because both are amazing. The staff is sooo friendly, easy going, and fun. They are happy to have you put down your menu and just talk to them so they can help design a meal that is exactly what you are in the mood for. TAKE ADVANTAGE of that skill and customer service. This charm works for them for all age groups too. I first brought my daughter when she was 6 and she was so excited that the adults at the restaurant noticed her and valued her input that it was an immediate favorite. I am also a celiac so to have a place with so many options and people that are familiar with providing a gluten-free, non cross-contaminated meal - I am so grateful. Food & Flavor - WIN, Fun environment - WIN, Groups or family - WIN, Meal prices - WIN

FAQs

The Blue Taj does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. The Blue Taj also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (704) 369-5777.

The Blue Taj is rated 4.7 stars by 646 OpenTable diners.

You can book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size.