Taj Mahal

  • Veg-options Veg-options
    ( 4 reviews )

Sapporo Factory Mal, Basement Floor, Sapporo, Japan

Serves meat, vegan options available. Indian food restaurant and cafe with locations in Sapporo. Colorful atmosphere. Has several lacto-vegetarian dishes, including its version of Hokkaido specialty, soup curry. NOTE: Please let happycow know if the map coordinates are correct (or send them)!. Note: kitchen may stop serving 30-60 minutes prior to closing, check ahead. Open Mon-Sun 11:30am-11:00pm.

Categories: Lacto, Indian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Non-veg

4 Reviews

First Review by KelseyApple

an Indian in Japan - Edit

I love Curry. Travelling around Japan for the last 2 weeks meant a good spicy curry was needed tonight!
A warm greeting from the staff.
The restaurant was busy hence a little wait for the food.
My partner and I ordered the yoga thali & calcutta thali both very very hot.
The food was mild but still tasty.

Pros: staff, mango lassi, naan

Cons: waiting time for food , food bit to sweet ; not hot as expected

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Vegans: Don't Bother! - Edit

After a disappointing meal at Jyoti (compared to a year ago) I decided to try Taj Mahal for a comparison. The staff spoke English but weren't the least bit interested in helping with what was vegan - quite a contrast to Jyoti in that regard. They just opened the menu to the vegetarian page and said that the paneer curry had cheese but otherwise none contained dairy; this was despite the fact that one was described as having a "rich sauce" and a picture which clearly showed a yoghurt swirl on top. And when asked further they just pointed to the descriptions (eg "potatoes in a rich cury sauce" and said I could read them and choose what I wanted?! They also suggested a set meal with Nan, which of course is made with milk and egg.

They are clearly doing a roaring trade with the locals and aren't interested in difficult foreigners who are picky about ingredients. This was a stark contrast to the Niseko branch, where staff were very helpful, I guess because so many of their clientele are foreign skiers.

Cons: no way to know what's vegan, a long walk through the snow

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Love love love it - Edit

I think this place is fantastic...who doesn't love Indian food. Yes they do try to cater to the Japanese with milder flavours, but you can request your food at extra spicy. The daal and veggie samosas are very yummy.

Pros: friendly staff, excellent food

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Smokey and Kitch - Edit

This is the most well-known Indian Restaurant in Sapporo but certainly not the best. It's popularity seems to come mostly from its proximity to the station. There aren't many vegan options and the food isn't very healthy or particularly delicious. The price is average but there are much better places for my money. I don't think much of any restaurant that serves samosas with ketchup.

Pros: fair price, friendly staff

Cons: poor food quality, not many vegan options, smokey atmosphere

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