A great find, and so central. Food was excellent, staff very attentive but not intrusive.
Would definitely go back and definitely recommend
Located just off Leister Square, ideal for pre-theatre. Excellent food. First waiter a bit reluctant to seat us in the quiet back but another one was quite friendly. Overall, very tasty and efficient service leaving plenty of time to get to the theatre.
Food is delicious! A must stop every time I visit London!
Good food and service!
This was definitely an authentic experience. Yummy food. Homemade naan - is a key indicator for me! The service might seem indifferent, but, I honestly think it's just part of the authenticity. They were friendly. Quick to take order and server it, too. I felt a bit rushed by the server, who was holding the door for us to leave. He was being polite. I just felt there wasn't so much room for him and us trying to put our coats on. Oh well, I blame it on culture clashes - hence, the authenticity :-) Will go there again!
A nice venue, very handy for the Garrick Theatre. Food was lovely, and waiters couldn't be nicer but service was a bit slow. We ended up having to rush the meal
This is just down the street from the National Gallery and found this on Open Table as we were looking for a late lunch spot around where we were. My husband had the Tandoor Special and I the chicken special. It was so good thing we were both very hungry as it was a generous amount of food. The food was fine ( we have a very good place where we live that would be hard to beat). We were unsure of how they classified their spiciness so we went safe and I ordered mild and my husband did medium- we both would up it a level higher. Great spot right across from one of the theaters and they offer a nice pre-theater meal.
The lamb was so over cooked that I couldn’t chew it and send it back. About 1.5 hours I suffered through sever gastric distress
We ate early, between the first and second Harry Potter plays. The food was great, the service fast at 4:30, and it was exactly what I was looking for. I highly recommend the Lamb Vindaloo!
Last minute meal after a few drinks.
Nice food and friendly staff.
If the food is the most important aspect of any restaurant experience then in his category we had no complaints - traditional Indian fare, prepared well enough. However, the remainder of the evening left a lot to be desired. The table we squeezed into next to the bathrooms reminded us of sitting in the Cabinet War Room - no windows, concrete walls, similar paint color. The poor English speaking ability of the entire staff made it difficult to communicate. We did a lot of pointing to the menu and guessing at what was being asked. The most irregular part of the entire evening was the failure of their credit card system which necessitated one of us leaving the table at the end of the meal to go to a nearby ATM for cash to pay the bill. Our server was apologetic about the issue and they provided a free starter to compensate us. Overall, Maharaja was a decent place for Indian cuisine if one expects no more.
I visit Maharaja of India often. As with my other visits, this was a great experience. The food was absolutely delicious, and service was great!
I shared a great dinner here with my colleagues. I’ll most definitely eat here again.
We chose this place because we were here a few years ago and had a good meal. It was just as good this time. It's in a great location, just next door to the National Portrait Gallery. I would come back if I am in the neighbourhood and am hungry for spicy Indian food.
Atrocious ,no courteous service very ordinary food
To be avoided at all costs
When we arrived I told the waiter we had a reservation, he clearly couldn't speak very good English as he sat us by the door which which was windy and tiny, telling us we cannot sit at the back of the restaurant without a reservation. We asked to move and he angrily said "I told you so!".
We ordered our food and got our drinks and papadums, the can's of coke we received were off and tasted awful. A few short minutes after receiving our papadoms our main meal was dropped on the table and the staff rushed off. Never experienced that before...
We both ordered chicken korma and the meat was awfully dry and tasteless. After several times of asking for a slice of lemon, several arrived, one was already used.
Overall terrible experience, awful attitude of the staff, rude and unkind. The food was unpleasant and overpriced. Would absolutely not recommend.
Arrived late for our booked greeted warmly by staff. Very courteous and helpful quick service. Food was delicious.
Nothing to complain about regarding Food. The waiters didn't smile, but did their job fine.
My bill was over £200 and it was not until the bill arrived I was informed the credit/debit card machine was not working, not great
Good food, thats what a restaurant is about mainly and the MOI serves good food, although we received something different then ordered ..., the food was great.
The restaurant itself is not so good: it is for small people that do not mind everybody bumping into your table and chair. For seating its terrible, for eating its great.
Would only recommend the MOI to another person that only cares about the food.
The food itself wasn't too bad although meat felt dry. Unfortunately service was very poor. We had to ask for glasses and cutlery. Therewere 4 of us but for some reason waiter saw only 3 ppl at our table and we constatly had to ask for extra glass or spare plate. Found it very ignorant. My foot will never ever step into this place again!!!!!
Food has an authentic North Indian flavour minus the heat from excess chili peppers. It was a pleasant surprise. Ambiance was good. People watching from the front window could not be beat. Staff were attentive.
Everything smothered in curry powder; felt the after effects for days!
Only 2 others in the restaurant at peak time! This should have set alarm bells ringing
Will not be going back
Starters were lovely, however mains came & one meal was completely wrong & one meal was cold, very apologetic & quickly had the meals prepared again, excellent quality once we got our meals again. Would recommend.
Dined here on Sat 27 Jul with two friends and had a great meal. We are dedicated curry eaters and so know when we are in a good place and given the central location we were astonished that it seemed so quiet for a Sat evening. Also very good value for money given its location. Would definitely eat here again and would highly recommend to curry fans.
Really excellent Indian meal. Staff were very friendly and helpful. Really smart restaurant in a good location - thanks to toptable as not sure we would have found this without them. Good value honest food - ideal for what we wanted. Will put on the list to return next time we go to London.
I booked it for a team dinner. Location was good. Not much variety, quality of food poor. Space constricted. Not good for large team dinners. I was mis-guided by some of the good feedbacks. Will not recommend.
I needed to find a good post-theater restaurant and wanted to try authentic UK Indian food.
Maharaja of India met those needs and exceeded my expectations.
It is a short walk down the street from Leicester Square. Excellent selection of North Indian delights such as samosas, bindi (okra), aloo gobi and gulab jamon. Highly recommended for USA visitors as it is way better than most of our Indian restaurants.
We went here for a evening meal with visiting relatives - we are all food fanatics, Indian being one of our favourites. The food here was absolutely fantastic, the place doesnt look particularly exciting from the outside, but the food by far beats most of the Indian meals I've had in London. Dont miss it!
Enjoyed the food, was nice and a good price. Definitely recommend to others. Spotless inside as well.
Service was terrible=We arrived early as we were going to the theater. There wasone other gentleman in the restaurant. While given a table right awy it tokk over 15 minutes for the waiter to return. We asked for menu recommendations and he steered us to the prefix menu. My wife and I chose different items so we could taste a number of items. The vegetable were so over cooked they were not identifiable, Both the chicket curry and lam curry were tasteless. I have experienced wonderful Indian food in London. This was not it. We skipped dessert and coffee.
I booked this for us as a early dinner before heading into London's comedy night. The location is briliiant in the heart of the entertainment district. The food was very tasty and pretty quickly served!
It's a little cosy place in midst the buzzing London.
Would definitely recommend for a good Indian taste.
Great food for asian food eaters. Nice wine collection, quit and gracefull ambience. Waitress was cheerful and very helpful.
Will definitely go again.
Great food for sea food eaters. Nice wine collection, quit and gracefull ambience. Waitress was cheerful and very helpful.
Will definitely go again.
Went to the Charring Cross rd "Maharaja of India" for a celebration with friends. Staff were were friendly, attentive and helpful.
The food was all great and reasonably priced, but it would have been nice if there were more unusual dishes as well as the standard Biryani, Korma, Passanda etc.
Overall a very pleasant experience.
We went to the Maharaja of India, just off Leicester Square on a midweek evening. They were very prompt in taking our drinks order and providing some poppadoms, but got a bit confused when taking our food order - which became obvious when a couple of side dishes failed to turn up initially. They were quick to correct the mistake and the food itself was very good. Would recommend to people wanting no frills Indian, even if the service could be better.
Food took ages to come out, it tasted average at best, there was a draft coming through the door and to cap it off they tried to charge 15% service charge. I will not be going back.
Very attentive staff, good food. Reasonably priced. Good value for money. Staff kindly offered a courtesy liquer at the end of the meal - nice gesture and much appreciate.
It was pretty sticky in the Maharaja of India on a sunny lunchtime. The Fish Goa main course wasn't available, but, in every other respect, service was very good. We managed two courses and a leisurely coffee in under 90 minutes and could easily have been in and out within an hour had we been in a hurry. The lamb passanda and tandoori chicken main courses were good without being exceptional.
Two of us rocked up at Maharaja of India for an informal lunch. Service was swift but unobtrusive and the Rogan Josh and Chicken Dopiaza were pretty much as one would expect. Side dishes were also fine. We were both being boring and sticking to soft drinks. That might explain how we got out for well under £20 a head for two courses and drinks. The complimentary coffees at the end of the meal helped in that regard.