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Taj Grill

During a recent trip to Niagara Falls (American side) I was amazed to se all of the Indian restaurants that we came across. One could be found on just about any given corner. My wife and I are big fans of Indian food and are always looking for new places to eat. When I first heard that a new Indian restaurant was opening in Buffalo, I couldn’t believe our good fortune. The restaurant is called Taj Grill and for anyone who has been following the Greater Buffalo Indian food scene, they might recognize the man behind the operation who goes by the name Sabi. 
What is especially exciting about this new restaurant coming to the Delaware Commons (right next to Fleet Feet and close to Tokyo 2) is that the space will be completely brand new, meaning that this fine dining restaurant will be different than anything we have seen previously. Sabi tells me that the decor will be a mix of modern and traditional, with seating for 120 patrons. Sabi feels lucky regarding his restaurant’s proximity to both North Buffalo and Elmwood, and is happy that the parking lot will be able to accommodate “plenty” of customers. He plans on applying for a full liquor license and hopes to have traditional entertainment down the road. Taj Grill is expected to open at the end of January. 
Taj Grill | Delaware Commons | 2290 Delaware Avenue

Written by queenseyes


Newell Nussbaumer is ‘queenseyes’ – Eyes of the Queen City and Founder of Buffalo Rising. Co-founder Elmwood Avenue Festival of the Arts. Co-founder Powder Keg Festival that built the world’s largest ice maze (Guinness Book of World Records). Instigator behind Emerald Beach at the Erie Basin Marina. Co-created Flurrious! winter festival. Co-creator of Rusty Chain Beer. Instigator behind Saturday Artisan Market (SAM) at Canalside. Founder of The Peddler retro and vintage market. Instigator behind Liberty Hound @ Canalside. Throws The Witches Ball at The Hotel @ The Lafayette, and the Madd Tiki Winter Luau. Other projects: Navigetter.

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  • Dagner

    Good news.

  • MRodgers

    The same Sabi from the Gate? If that’s the one – I’m there on opening day.

  • suburban_hillbilly

    Indian food is terrible. The smell of Curry is nauseating. This may be good news for you but its bad news for the neighbors. Enjoy the stink.

  • North Park

    Broaden your horizons there hillbilly. Indian food is great, and there aren’t many options for it in Buffalo.
    I, for one, can’t wait for the Taj Grill to open.

  • Norse1

    Very good news, Indian food is very healthy and nutritious!

  • MRodgers

    Stink? I think not – walking into another establishment on Elmwood – the scent of the basmati rice and subtle spices is to die for!

  • suburban_hillbilly

    I tried. I worked with a guy from India. We went to an Indian restaurant that he said was “pretty good” and I even tried some stuff that he made at home. I just didn’t like any of it. My Indian neighbor in my old apartment cooked at home alot. He was a nice guy but the stink from his apartment made me sick.

  • warrenavenue

    Alright I can see where hillbilly is going — Indian food definetely does have a distinctive odor but hopefully the owners of the Taj Grill can find some success in North Buffalo — I could hit up a few samosas right now…

  • biniszkiewicz

    Star of India on Delaware in Kenmore! Blows away India Gate, imho. Try their tomato soup (light, clear broth, outstanding flavor, dirt cheap). Their lamb/mushroom dish is one of my all time favorites. Love Indian food. Wish the cookbooks weren’t so complicated. Looking forward to another option.

  • buffloonitick

    Turmeric FTW.

  • celia.white

    Open yet?

  • donna12462

    I have been waiting for the opening of this restaurant!!! I’m not sure if the owners read these posts, but I was just wondering…ARE YOU HIRING??? Please contact me at 345-5833.
    Donna R.

  • andrea

    taj grill finally opened this week and after my lunch buffet today, it will absolutely be my new indian spot. india gate has always been my favorite, but the taj grill food was on par if not better, and since it IS indeed the same sabi from india gate, i’ll be a fully supportive convert. the restaurant is new, spotlessly clean, and the decor is as predicted – a mix of modern and traditional – and also comfortable and inviting. living in elmwood village, i have to drive PAST india gate to reach taj grill, but i’m confident that it will be worth it every time.
    (for the record, i have nothing negative to say about india gate aside from the brutal nonexistence of a parking lot. I’m just eager to support my favorite folks from india gate in their new venture. i’d be thrilled to be a part of their hopeful success and i’m confident that the high quality food and service will lead to A LOT of repeat/regular customers).
    in short, i officially love taj grill.

  • HeathG

    eh…too similar menu with india gate. thought it wud be something different. I also went to jewel and thought i would try this new restaurant as well but def would not go back. First of all it did not smell good at all! Secondly food was bland, tasteless, presentation was ok however. I dont know why the owner would open a restaurant if he doesnt even know anything about the restaurant business. Also do not like the weird location in the plaza. However, an opinions an opinion only. Still wish you guys luck!