The quest for good Indian curry continues! Namaste Taj Mahal in Fushimi is certainly a contender; lovely creamy curries, giant naan breads, super friendly staff and some of the tastiest samosas I have ever devoured.
And devour them I did. I’m not kidding about those samosas. You might think, “Oh come on! It’s just a bit of pastry with potato, onion and peas in it.” However, these deep-fried tetrahedral delights really do surpass expectation! Seriously. It is worth visiting this restaurant just to order their samosas.
They don’t mess about with their naan bread either. Below is a cheese naan (left), and Mewby cradling a plain naan. As you can see, it’s massive.
And here are their wonderful curries, in order; Butter Chicken, Vegetable Curry, Mutton Korma, Fish Masala and Prawn Palak.
To give you an idea of the price range, on our last visit we had two curries, a plain & cheese naan, samosas, two lassis and three beers and it came to 6,290 yen. I think that’s a pretty good deal for top quality (and plentiful!) Indian food. If you go at lunchtime it’s even cheaper with a variety of lunchtime sets from 650 yen up.
Namaste Taj Mahal is a short walk west of the Keihan Fushimi Inari station. Here is a map. They are open seven days a week.
Lunchtime opening: 11:00 – 14:30 (last orders)
Dinner: 17:00 – 22:30 (last orders)