This place has fallen apart. Simply dreadful.
We came here based on the decent reviews. On arrival we were shown to the non-smoking section of the restaurant at the very rear, which was dark and dingy and had sofas which were falling apart (you could not sit here and eat a meal, the sofas had collapsed springs). Another 12 or so diners were in the restaurant already. Ironically, the entire front of the restaurant - designated as the smoking area - was empty. We decided to sit on proper chairs and move to the front. However, 90 minutes after ordering, the staff managed to serve just two poppadums and a truly woeful masala dosai (stodgy, wet, overcooked pancake with an attempt at sambal and no chutneys). During this time, we saw no other food arrive to any other table. The staff seemed very unsure about their menu and they were far more interested in their mobile phones than the customers. We decided to leave as there was no sign of any more food despite several requests. As we left, the tandoori fish tikka appeared from the kitchen - it was nothing like the skewers of fish shown on the menu - but rather a whole cooked fish with spices piled on top. Other dishes never made it. The owner said that the previous chef had left .....and that "they could not afford a decent Indian chef" ....and then claimed the new one had 10 yrs experience (!!). I think not. I would argue they cannot afford not to employ a proper chef. This was the stuff of Fawlty Towers. I only gave this place one star as the system won't allow zero. I truly hope they sort out their situation. I will not be coming back.
16 Jul 2018
Friendly Resto with good staff and hot Tandoori served with naan and some curry to accompany that and real taste comes from butter chicken and very good choices for vegetarian food big menu for vegetarian people and to finish the night had few drinks in the bar upstairs with nice music
02 Jul 2018
Spices hit the spot
As vegetarians, after several meals of Nasi Goreng, Cap Cay, Mie Goreng, and not-so-great pizza, we needed a change of pace and Taj Kitchen was perfect. We came for a late lunch and were the only diners aside from a trio at the bar. We ordered 3 dishes: Veg korma, palak paneer and matar paneer. The vegetarian korma had a good variety of vegetables in a creamy cashew and coconut gravy adding a touch of sweetness. The palak paneer was creamy and rich. The matar paneer was my favorite with just the right blend of paneer, tangy gravy and peas. May just have to visit them again before we leave Yogya!
29 Jun 2018
Taj Indian Kitchen
Jl. Urip sumoharjo No. 103H, Yogyakarta, Indonesia