I've eaten at every Indian restaurant in the East Valley and Royal Taj is the best! It's more affordable than places like ""Jewel of the Crown"" in Scottsdale and the food is so flavorful!\r
My favorite is the malai kofta and the chana masala. The garlic naan is fabulous, too. For lunch, the buffet is awesome, usually featuring several vegetarian dishes, several chicken dishes, rice, naan, and two desserts.\r
My husband tried to trick me, bringing home take-out from another Indian restaurant. I could tell right away. How? Because the rice at Royal Taj is long and flavorful. The malai kofta is perfectly moist and full of spices and the chana masala is perfectly cooked and has just the right amount of sauce. No other place does this stuff as well as Royal Taj! Also... try the rasmalai, if they have it. It's delicious.
Pros: Food, service, menu
Cons: Location is kind of out-of-the-way