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The Maharaja, Cambridge, MA
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The Maharaja

4.6
4.6
485 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

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

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Other options

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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 485 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
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.6Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Boston

    Healthy

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  1. J

    Jutta

    Chicago

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on November 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Fist time at The Maharaja....food was excellent....also great views. We will definitely be back!
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    This is the first review I have ever given on OpenTable after being a part of the network for many many years. This restaurant has the best Indian food in Boston. I can’t recommend it enough. An incredible menu with a vast array of selections, very traditional flavors, and the service was exceptional. It is one of our favorite places to go in Boston. Ask to sit by the window so you can see the square. Exceptional service exceptional food can’t wait to return!
  3. AT

    AlexandraT

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food! Great view of Harvard square and awesome service.
  4. SK

    SvenK

    New England

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 27, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience5
    We enjoyed our window table (views, private, quiet) and the server was nice. The food, however, was very bland. The Tikka Masala sauce had excessive cream. The Seekuh Kababs lacked seasoning. Dal that came with the Tandoori was overcooked and bland. Pricey for what you get. Will not return.
  5. l

    localbuzz

    New England

    77 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    77 reviews

    Dined on October 25, 2022

    overall4food3service4ambience4
    the food has been much better in the past. Recently the Malai Kofta dish did not taste as it has in the past and was disappointing. On the other hand the Vindaloo was very flavorful and spicy.
  6. GB

    GoldieB

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 16, 2022

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    Overall okay experience. Food was not the greatest but overall it was not a okay experience.
  7. LW

    LaurelW

    Vancouver

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Lovely place, great for large groups. We had great service and had a lovely meal for five people with appetizers, several dishes, and a bottle of wine and two mango lassis for a very reasonable price. We are a pescatarian group so had the tandoori salmon which we thought was great. There is a nice wide selection of vegetarian appetizers and dishes. Its a nice room with a good view of the surrounding neighborhood and streets, lively and pleasant.
  8. CG

    CaitlinG

    New England

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The Maharaja is just a really wonderful spot. The staff is always so friendly and attentive and the food is always perfect (their veggie pakora are perfection). The large windows looking over the park and shops and fall time wanderers make it a really special experience. Thanks for a great meal, as always!
  9. PM

    ProlayM

    Chicago

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A great place with great food! A bit pricy. But definitely worth it.
  10. MB

    MayaB

    New England

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    As always - great food, great service!
  11. AV

    AnupV

    Philadelphia

    9 reviews

    1.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on September 17, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience4
    Overall a disappointing experience. The food is no good. It doesn’t feel like it’s cooked by an Indian chef. The spices are all wrong for the dishes. Also too much turmeric in everything. We had ordered the tandoori wings, padpdi chaat, Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Korma, Chicken Dhaba along with paratha, naan and roti. None of the dishes felt like they were cooked by someone who knows Indian spices. Tough to explain, but all the dishes tasted like they were a mish-mash of weird spices mixed together. Disappointing. The ambiance and decor at Maharaja are good, but that’s about all that’s good.
  12. TL

    TonyL

    New England

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    It was a great experience, with delicious food and friendly service.
  13. NP

    NicholasP

    New England

    36 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    36 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was good. Excellent curry, very very good service and I was sitting by an upstairs window watching the world go by .
  14. KS

    KerriS

    New England

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    The food was delicious. We got a variety of dishes and everyone was very happy with their meal.
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    90 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    90 reviews

    Dined on August 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Yummy, yummy, yummy. Wonderful Indian food. Tasty to the last rice kernel.
  16. SL

    StevenL

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time at the restaurant. Everything was great. It was very nice to have the DF, diary free, items clearly marked. We wish most restaurants would do this. My wife and daughter have dairy allergies and this made ordering easy. All the food was great. I am always on a search for Dal Malkini outside of India . In India the ITC version is amazing. The Dal here was great
  17. M

    Mary

    New England

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    お陰様、楽しいひとときを過ごすことができました。辛さの度合いをメニューにもう少し詳しく明記してくださると助かります。又来店したいと思います。どうもありがとうございました。
  18. N

    None

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good Indian food with plenty of allergen-friendly and diet-friendly options.
  19. BP

    BrookeP

    New England

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been Maharaja multiple times and chose it on this occasion to enter guests on their first-ever night in Cambridge/Boston. It did not disappoint. The atmosphere is classy and refined and noise level is manageable. The service was quick and attentive and the food was delicious. Portions were generous and I ate leftovers for days afterward. One of the better Indian places in the Boston metro!
  20. O

    Oldtimer

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Very pleasant experience. Good food and good service. Attractive setting.
  21. PH

    PatH

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 9, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Wide variety of choices, including some dishes you don’t typically see at an Indian restaurant. Tables near the large windows have a great view of the street scene below.
  22. JS

    JohnS

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food is good here and the prices reasonable. It is a good spot for a meal before a show at the ART.
  23. L

    Lily

    New England

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Everything was so delicious, especially the chicken tikka masala, it was outstanding! The food came very quickly and the servers were super friendly.
  24. EB

    ElaineB

    Philadelphia

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent food! Some of the best Indian food we’ve had outside of India.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Detroit

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation dinner
  26. 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.
  27. 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.
  28. 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.
  29. C

    Chem008

    New England

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on May 31, 2022

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

    PatriciaM

    New England

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    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.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Washington DC

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  32. 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 :)
  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Minneapolis

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Graduation
  34. 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.
  35. 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
  36. 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 :)
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. 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
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Wonderful night out with friends and delicious food!

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 485 OpenTable diners.

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

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 9 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

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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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