Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC), Vietnam

Taj Mahal

241/1 Bùi Viện, D. 1 Ho Chi Minh City Vietnam (08) 2246 1108
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Taj Mahal is a very affordable Indian restaurant in Ho Chi Minh City. It is located in a narrow alley between the two main streets of the backpacker area. Taj Mahal serves samosas, curries, tandoris and essentials like naan bread and lassis.

Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal
Taj Mahal

A delight from Delhi

Reviewed on 2014-11-18 (Updated on 2015-10-22)

I was in need of a food delivery & thought I would try out the ordering service of ‘foodpanda’. Clicking through what seemed like endless options, Taj Mahal grabbed my attention. The free delivery, very reasonable prices & the appeal of Indian cuisine meant my decision was made. After opening my account, which was a simple process, my order was placed. As it was my first order I received a confirmation call & was told that my food would arrive in 45 minutes.

An hour later, I received a call & my food had arrived. It was delivered by a lady, smiling & eager to hand me my food. The delivery time really did not matter as the steam filled bag confirmed that it was hot & ready to devour. On opening the individual containers, I was very pleased to see that they had included a ‘salad’, a nice touch that I have not encountered elsewhere.

With regards to the food, I was not disappointed. However, I did find the ‘garlic & cheese’ nan to be lacking in cheese, in fact it was completely absent. The biriyani was perfectly cooked & a contender to meet the best I have ever had. The paneer was also very good, although I found the consistency to be different to other paneers, still tasty but not top notch. The tikka masala I found to be a bit over salted, not unbearably so but it was apparent. However, I was unable to finish it all & once reheated the next day, it all tasted even better, the tikka had become truly sublime.

I will order from Taj Mahal again, without any hesitation, the well-priced menu, wide selection & superb taste make it a must try for any fan of Indian fare.