The Maharaja

Harvard Square

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Based on recipes compiled over three generations of research, menu includes meaty & vegetarian Indian entrees made with fresh ingredients

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Promotional value expires Jul 25, 2012. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 2 additional as gifts. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Dine-in only. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Valid for entrees up to $19.95 only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

Unlike home kitchens, restaurant kitchens have to be large enough to accommodate multiple stoves, a walk-in refrigerator, and a skilled blacksmith to keep knives sharp. Feast on the fruits of a bigger kitchen with today’s Groupon to The Maharaja in Cambridge. Choose from the following options:

  • For $28, you get an Indian dinner for two (up to a $60.75 total value), which includes the following:
  • One shared appetizer (up to a $9.95 value)
  • One order of naan (up to a $4.95 value)
  • Two entrees (up to a $19.95 value each)
  • One shared dessert (up to a $5.95 value)<p>
  • For $50, you get an Indian dinner for four (up to a $121.50 total value), which includes the following:
  • Two shared appetizers (up to a $9.95 value each)
  • Two orders of naan (up to a $4.95 value each)
  • Four entrees (up to a $19.95 value each)
  • Two shared desserts (up to a $5.95 value each)<p>
  • For $70, you get an Indian dinner for six (up to a $182.25 total value), which includes the following:
  • Three shared appetizers (up to a $9.95 value each)
  • Three orders of naan (up to a $4.95 value each)
  • Six entrees (up to a $19.95 value each)
  • Three shared desserts (up to a $5.95 value each)


The Maharaja’s chefs rely on recipes compiled over three generations of research, creating a menu of traditional Indian cuisine while guests sit in a dining room that, according to the The Boston Foodie, “is an elegant room floating above Harvard Square with all of the amenities of a perfect dining experience.” Jeera scallops prime appetites in the company of creamy saffron rice and royal cumin seeds, and the garlic naan wafts nostril-piquing aromas of fresh garlic and coriander. Chefs roast cubes of lamb in a tandoor oven that burns hotter than a feverish dragon, simmering them in a creamy tomato sauce with bell peppers and onions afterward to create the gosht lababdar. Sidestepping meats entirely, the mutter paneer gently cooks a wheel of homemade cottage cheese alongside green peas, potatoes, and fresh spices. Servings of kulfi faluda can soothe sweet teeth and overheated taste buds with scoops of pistachio-flavored ice cream that sit atop a flotilla of sweet noodles.

In the dining room, a collection of statues imported directly from India watch over the restaurant’s guests. Ornately detailed wooden chairs surround The Maharaja’s sturdy tables, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks the weekly hopscotch tournaments in Harvard Square.

The Maharaja

The Maharaja's chefs rely on recipes from an era when art and cooking received the royal patronage of great Mughal emperors. Compiled over three generations of research, the menu of traditional Indian cuisine has been modernized to pair with a lavish dining space, that, according to the The Boston Foodie, "is an elegant room floating above Harvard Square with all of the amenities of a perfect dining experience." Ornately detailed wooden chairs surround The Maharaja's sturdy tables, and a wall of floor-to-ceiling windows overlooks the weekly hopscotch tournaments in Harvard Square. Furthermore, a collection of statues—which took three attempts to import from India—watch over the restaurant's guests.

Garlic naan emanates nostril-piquing aromas of fresh garlic and coriander as chefs roast cubes of lamb and bone-in chicken in a tandoor oven that burns hotter than a feverish dragon. Sidestepping meats entirely, the house-made paneer, eggplant, and chickpeas bump elbows with green peas, raisins, and sautéed cashews. Servings of kulfi faluda can sate sweet teeth with scoops of pistachio-flavored ice cream and sweet noodles.

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    Harvard Square

    57 JFK St.

    Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138

    617-547-2757

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