This place was awesome. It's small and the decor is pretty nice, although that doesn't really sway me when I think of a restaraunt, I just want good food, a good price and good service. This place had all those in spades. The manager/owner was probably the nicest guy out there, he walked around, talked to everyone, he came over to our table and chit chatted with our kids ( aged 7, 5 and 2). One of my sons didn't like the yogurt drink my wife ordered and the guy just brought him out something different, no charge. He was clearly interested in making sure each of his customers was having a great time and enjoying the experience. I ordered the lamb korma (mild) and it was delicious. My wife had the chicken korma (extra spicy) and she loved it. The kids tend not to like spicy food and we mentioned that so they made their chicken tiki marsala with little spice but still full flavored...the kids loved it, especially the naan bread. We didn't sample any of the beer or wine, but they had kingfisher on the beer list and that is a pretty dang good beer, if you like those types. After the dinner, the manager brought out indian "pancakes" which were like round donut holes in a syrup...it was really good and the kids liked it but by that time we were stuffed. Again, this was free of charge. They have a buffet at lunch time and I'm waiting for an opportunity when I can get a long lunch break and take my wife back there, because I want to try everything they have. You will not be disappointed by the food or service, it was a great place and we will be going back.
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A friend recommended we try Mother India, he said it was the best Indian food in Omaha. When we arrived we found they had been recognized as one of Omaha's Best Restaurants for 2013. My friend warned that it is a mom and pop place with just a few tables and not exactly a fine dining atmosphere. The food was awesome!!! We ordered a nutty-sweet "Kabuli Naan" with a spicy cilantro yogurt dip as our appetizer. The combination of sweet and spicy flavors was tantalizing. I had the "Lamb Biryani" with raisins and slivered almonds in basmati rice... It was a sumptuous blend of flavors and spice. My wife had the "Chicken Mole" and her initial reaction was astonishment, "it is done to perfection!" We each had a refreshing yogurt dink called a "Lassi", mine was mango and hers strawberry. The service was great, the atmosphere turned out to be quaint and homey, all in all a wonderful dining experience for under $50.
The Taj's new building is very nice, modern, and has a quiet but comfortable atmosphere. The food, although as a previous reviewer pointed out quite nastily, is not like some of the other Indian restaurants I've been to throughout the country. But it is almost as good as the best. And yet... you can actually afford it! I like the people, I like the selection (you can get any of your favorites and a few unexpected items) and I LOVE the food. I suggest the vindaloo or the masala, and of course go with Lamb vs. Chicken if you're into that kind of thing. I also like the samosas and all of the breads. Thank you, Taj, for giving us great and affordable Indian food in Omaha.