Taj Mahal’s name might be a bit misleading for those who’ve never tried it before. Yes, it has pictures of the world’s most spectacular tomb on its walls, to go with the restaurant’s somewhat sumptuous décor. But while the interior is much better than some Indian eateries, the overall feel isn’t fancy.

It may be the casual friendliness of the staff, or possibly the long, narrow shape of the dining room, with tables lined in rows along the walls. Then again, it might be the reasonable prices on the menu, which offers a wide variety of northern Indian classics such as beef and lamb dishes, along with chicken tikka masala, tandoori chicken and sag panir, a spinach dish shown here.

The restaurant offers a lunch buffet on weekdays and Saturdays, but if you want a dinner buffet, better go on Sundays, the one day of the week the buffet is offered at night. And if you do go then, go early – it’s their most popular meal of the week.

TAJ MAHAL RESTAURANT

10455 N. Central Expressway (near Meadow)

214-692-0535

Lunch:

Mon-Fri 11 a.m.-2:30 p.m.;

Sat-Sun 11:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.

Dinner:

Mon-Thurs 5:30-10 p.m.;

Fri-Sat 5:30-10:30 p.m.;

Sun 6-10 p.m.

$$, FB