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Saturday, August 20, 2016

Taj Restaurant opens Aug. 21 in Barcroft Plaza shopping center

Dulary Hossain (left) and her sister Dola, a student at Bailey's Upper Elementary School, in front of a mural of the Taj Mahal in their new restaurant.
The Taj Restaurant, offering food from south India and more, opens Sunday, Aug. 21, at 10 a.m., at Barcroft Plaza on Columbia Pike.

It’s owned by Mohamed Hossain, a native of Bangladesh who owns Paak Bazaar, the Indian grocery store next door that’s been in the shopping center for about 15 years. 

Taj will offer items from a mix of cuisines, including kabobs, gyros, burgers, and sweets, as well as curry, biryani, and samosas, says his daughter, Dulary Hossain, a student at George Mason University. The restaurant is mostly carryout, but there is seating for about 18 diners.

The first customers who arrive tomorrow before 4 p.m. will get a free appetizer. The restaurant is open 10 a.m.-10 p.m. Monday-Thursday, 10-11 on Friday and Saturday, and 10-9 on Mondays. It will do catering, too.


  1. This is great news--can't wait to try it!

  2. Yum! I'm on my way, Taj!

  3. Hopefully the gyros and burgers are good. Still waiting on news of the Glory Days.

  4. I like to Indians foods.

  5. beat custermer!!!8/24/16, 11:46 AM

    I Love there food!!

  6. I tried to visit Taj on Tuesday evening, but they were already closed at 9:30 :(

    1. Taj Restaurant9/5/16, 1:42 PM

      We put a poster on the window that says when were closed.

    2. Taj Restaurant9/6/16, 10:48 AM

      Our new hours are from 11am-9pm, sorry for the inconvenience