Bombay Club is long gone and The Maharaja opened in that space in Harvard Square earlier this year. True to the name, the interior is regally redecorated with imported furniture and fittings from India. The food is not as expensive as the restaurant looks. Their buffet is especially affordable and you can grab a takeout box for only $5.99 – and students get a 15% discount – so don’t feel scared to go in.
I rarely go to Indian restaurants but I will admit that this has great space and pretty views. The food is pretty generic but not bad if you’re into Indian buffets.
I was treated to some of their popular dishes and really liked the chicken lollipop and Murgh Wajid Ali (a delicacy from the kitchen of Wajid Ali Shah involving a chicken breast stuffed with cottage cheese and nuts simmered in a creamy saffron sauce). I was also delighted they have something many area restaurants don’t serve – kulfi and falooda – made in-house and is the perfect sweet ending.
For a detailed review of my experience, check out the article on Wicked Local Cambridge.