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The Maharaja, Cambridge, MA
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The Maharaja

4.6
4.6
461 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Located in a heart of Harvard Square, The Maharaja is the Top Indian restaurant in Boston/Cambridge. The Maharaja serves an authentic Indian cuisine in a stunning setting, with floor to ceiling windows overlooking bustling Harvard Square.

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2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Weekdays: Open all day from 11:30AM to 10:00PM. Lunch Buffet (and a la carte lunch) from 11:30AM till 2:30PM. Dinner - 2:30PM-10:00PM. Weekends: Open all day from 12:00PM to 11:00PM. Lunch Buffet (and a la carte lunch) from 12:00PM till 3:00PM. Dinner - 3:00PM-11:00PM.

  • Phone number

    (617) 547-2757

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Cross street

    Second Floor

  • Parking details

    None

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 461 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.3Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined 2 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation dinner
  2. SR

    SusanR

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Always a nice evening. Great food. Caring staff. Love this place.
  3. OT

    OliviaTorres

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    From the beginning we were treated with hospitality and immediately brought food paired with a delicious assortment of sauces. The waiter was polite and attended to us with a smile and brought the food and drinks promptly after we had ordered. The food was exquisite and the portions suitable. The food leaves one feeling fulfilled and content. For a great price immerse yourself in the flavors of India, I recommend the Lamb Saag paired with the garlic naan. I will be returning as soon as possible.
  4. ED

    ErikaD

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This is our favorite Indian restaurant. We have been many times but I ordered the Baingain bharta on this trip and it was absolutely incredible. Honestly the best smoky and complex eggplant curry I've ever had - so delicious. The food is consistently excellent, though. The atmosphere and service are always impeccable. Would highly recommend this restaurant, no matter who you are, for any occasion - formal or casual. You will love it.
  5. C

    Chem008

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Got the flavor of The Maharaja we experienced before two years again! Thank you.
  6. PM

    PatriciaM

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    Arrived around 1:30 for lunch on Memorial day. The place was full. We waited over an hour for our main course to come out. A party near us waited so long they ended up leaving without getting their lunch. The waitstaff didn't check in on us to explain the dely. Water glasses remained unfilled despite repeated requests for water. We final got up and got our own. In all, the food was good but the experience as a whole was not good.
  7. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  8. TO

    TOFR

    New York Area

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful delicious dishes and great attentive service Hoping the buffet brunch will resume soon :)
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  10. c

    chillarus

    Washington DC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 8, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience3
    Food was excellent and decor and ambiance is nice especially being able to overlook Harvard Square. Prices are on the higher side but not crazy. It was Mother’s Day so was quite busy which probably explains slower service but also not horrible. Overall a very nice dining experience.
  11. a

    akboston

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We went for my boyfriend's birthday, and the staff was so friendly and took great care of us! delicious food and lovely views by the window too
  12. DG

    DanaG

    E. Tennessee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 22, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    They were wonderful! Food was great and the service was so pleasant and quick. We will definitely go back :)
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 11, 2022

    overall3food2service3ambience5
    Food was uncharacteristically bland… even after ordering extra spicy. Used to love this place.
  14. AB

    AnnalieseB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We just loved the whole experience at our lovely table with a view to the square down below. The service, food and atmosphere made this lunch a delight.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was my mom’s birthday and the waiter gave her a free dessert with a candle and sang to her. He was very good and made good recommendations for drinks. All the food was phenomenal
  16. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful night out with friends and delicious food!
  17. B

    Bandido

    Washington DC

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on March 13, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Really friendly and attentive service. Wide range of scrumptious Indian dishes.
  18. DM

    DavidM

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We're always glad to have an occasion to have dinner here!
  19. C

    Cambridgejcarol

    New England

    15 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Outstanding food and service. Pleasant table with good spacing.
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on February 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great all arojnd
  21. g

    gourmoo

    New England

    26 reviews

    1.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 21, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience4
    very attentive waitstaff, peaceful, serene ambiance, enjoyed the food!
  22. b

    beebee

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Exceptionally courteous and prompt service, delicious food elegantly served, window seat with views of lively Harvard Square, warm ambience, a great scene for our date night! Highly recommended.
  23. W

    Windy

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food in a comforting environment. Service is always superb. Highly recommended!
  24. BK

    BarbaraK

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Wonderful ambience, friendly staff, tasty food, what else could you ask for! Great restaurant!
  25. PP

    PratikP

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 31, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food and service was very nice. It was my dads birthday and the staff sang him happy birthday which was very sweet of them to do.
  26. MY

    MaryY

    New England

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our favorite Indian restaurant bar none. Always delicious and the view on to Harvard Square is always amusing
  27. RG

    RickyG

    New England

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    My parents and fiancée were looking for a casual meal in Harvard Sq. and found the perfect spot at Maharaja on a Sunday evening. Our waiter was clearly new, but very attentive and got ample support from management to give us great service. We ordered the fish pakora, which was light and flaky on the inside and fried to perfection on the outside. For mains, we had shrimp chettinad, goat curry and my favorite chicken tikka masala. I am Indian and I don’t care that tikka masala was made for the Brits, it is delicious and with fresh naan there is nothing better. The sauces were all distinctive in flavor which is where many Indian restaurants go wrong, but we ordered medium spicy and perhaps could have gone hotter. I used to go to Maharaja (or the old Bombay club) a lot as a kid, but thought it had fallen off in quality. This was our first time back in many years and I am so excited that it is back to its old standard!
  28. EO

    ElizabethO

    New England

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Every time we're in Boston, we go to Maharaja. The food is always wonderful, and the menu is so extensive that there's always something new to try. One of my all-time favorites!
  29. NE

    NETraveler

    New England

    89 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    89 reviews

    Dined on December 21, 2021

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Great waitstaff. Great food. Nice views. Group of five with various tastes; all left happy
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Richmond

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very good indian food
  31. SG

    StephenG

    New England

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 3, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A consistently excellent meal in terms of the quality of the food, service, and ambiance.
  32. A

    Anurag

    New England

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Good for trying out Indian cuisines especially if you want to try some north Indian delicacies.
  33. C

    Cruella

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 25, 2021

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    My waitress was AWFUL!!! She seemed very absent-minded and clueless about the drinks, food and any other questions I had. When I ordered a Pellagrino she brought over a bottle of wine and started trying to open it. (I had to explain to her that Pellegrino was sparkling water.) Next, she seemed very confused about items on the menu and could not make very many suggestions. I understand that it was Thanksgiving but she seemed flushed, exhausted and overwhelmed. Lastly, I was very disappointed to see students and other adult patrons dressed so casually. I was told that this was a “nice”, “fancy” restaurant yet people were literally wearing jeans and sweatpants. Students and other guest were loud too and when I came out into the hallway to go the restroom, there was an opening in the ceiling (I guess where they are doing construction work) and there was a family spread out in the hall with people sitting on the floor. The ladies’ restroom ran out of paper towels and the trash can was overflowing.
  34. S

    Sanjana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 24, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great service and food! The portion sizes were a little smaller than I expected for the price, but still decent-sized. I think the Harvard Square location makes this a pricier place, but the ambience is wonderful!
  35. NP

    NicholasP

    New England

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on November 20, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Excellent meal; I had Lamb Vindaloo which has sometimes in the past been too mild. This time ot was very good.
  36. MN

    MattN

    Richmond

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2021

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great table, very nice staff…not perfect service but decent. Very good food. Always excellent.
  37. NY

    NYCFoodie

    New York Area

    21 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on November 13, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Service super friendly and quick. Food delicious. We had tandoori chicken, tandoori lamb chops, eggplant and okra. All were delicious. I also loved the papadam and dips. At my local Indian restaurant we have to pay for papadam and the serving is much smaller! So that was a nice surprise. Atmosphere a bit dowdy, could definitely use a makeover. But as far as food and service goes, highly recommend this restaurant for a tasty meal in Harvard Square.
  38. A

    Anonymous

    New York Area

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 12, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food, lots of clearly marked gluten free options.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 6, 2021

    overall1food2service3ambience3
    Food was ok.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 16, 2021

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Best Indian in Boston! Nothing comes close to Maharaja.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required
    • Contact tracing information collected

FAQs

The Maharaja does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Maharaja also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (617) 547-2757.

The Maharaja is rated 4.6 stars by 461 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

8:30 PM


Booked 7 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Takeout from OpenTableNew

Ready in 29 minutes

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Delivery

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Google Map for The Maharaja

57 JFK Street Cambridge, MA 02138

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Second Floor

  • Neighborhood

    Cambridge

  • Hours of operation

    Weekdays: Open all day from 11:30AM to 10:00PM. Lunch Buffet (and a la carte lunch) from 11:30AM till 2:30PM. Dinner - 2:30PM-10:00PM. Weekends: Open all day from 12:00PM to 11:00PM. Lunch Buffet (and a la carte lunch) from 12:00PM till 3:00PM. Dinner - 3:00PM-11:00PM.

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    None

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Delivery, Full Bar, Gluten-free Options, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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