Honolulu >Food & Dining > Maharani Indian Restaurant
2509 S King St, Honolulu, HI | Directions 9682621.292427 -157.823608
Neighborhoods: McCully - Moiliili
Thank you Maharani ------- thank you – I had my daughter's 5 th birthday at Cafe Maharani. I wasn't sure it was a great idea to have a birthday there for her, because I thought all the Indian foods are spicy! I wasn't sure until I went to Cafe Maharani. I can't handle spicy food at all, so I ordered a dish call chicken shahi korma for me and Kashmiri malai chicken korma for my daughter. It was awsome, we enjoyed it so much. The chef made us a special naan bread with Rasons, nuts, and dried fruites, it was very good. Thank you for making that night special for us.
I love the Garlic Naan here – There isn't any single Indian restaurant on Oahu that serve Garlic or Potato Naan. Cafe Maharani is the only Indian restaurant on this island that has both of those. I am a vegetarian and I always wanted to try all different naan , paratha, or chapati and Vegetarian biryani. I was happy to see that they have all these. Very tasty vegetarian dishes, it even tastier with the fresh Naans. I am glad to find this place.
Great Indian food – My very persoanl favourite Indian restaurant here. Very good lamb dishes, the palek ponner is excellent. Their naan bread really wow. I had a potato naan it was huge and really tasty. I tried a few Indian restaurant on this Island, but Cafe Maharani is the best. Try there will be glad.
Indian restaurant with tandoor – Without a tandoor clay oven, Indian restaurant don't sound fullfilleld. Cafe Maharani is the only Indian restaurant in Hawaii that has that. I was very impressed with their foods. Fresh Tandoori chicken, lamb kabab, Yogurt sauce Raita, all of these are sooooo good. They are excellent with their naan bread. They have all different Naan, Alo Naan (potato naan), Lamb or chicken keema naan, Garlic Naan ( my personal favourite). the biryanies are huge of portion ( can feed almost 5 people). I finished my dinner with MANGO LASSI ( A yougurt drink with fresh mango). I was fully satisfied and I had a great evening at Maharani, I wish the best for them.
Ok for Hawaii – If you are looking for Indian food in Hawaii. This is the best you are going to do. The food is good but not excellent, the service is average at best. If you are looking for a helful, friendly, service with a smile server you have come to the wrong place. If you are looking for some indian food that will tie you over until you go the mainland and find real good indian food then this will do.
From one Maharani to another--food's ok – I'm Indian, so I've been looking for decent Indian places to eat, and this is probably better than most on Oahu, though I'm still not impressed. The restaurant hasn?t much in the way of ambience...the bathroom is hidden in a strange spot and seating is limited. The service was okay--our waiter was competent if not friendly. Food is decently spicy if you order the "hot" dishes, though I was disappointed to learn that the dish I had chosen first from the "hot" category, one of only two, was unavailable that evening. If on the menu, it should be available--or if for some reason circumstances prevent it from being available, shouldn't there be a note on the menu to that effect? Anyway, come if you want take-out and reasonable Indian fare or you like your waiters solemn-faced, but India House is cheaper and tastier.
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