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Mumbai, August 23, 2018: Over the course of the past century, Taj has been an innovator and creative leader in every aspect of the culinary arts. Taj was a pioneer in introducing Sichuan, contemporary Japanese, Mediterranean, Thai and Vietnamese cuisine in India alongside elevating Indian regional cuisines to the mainstream.

Perhaps the most iconic of Taj’s pioneering culinary offerings is the beloved Golden Dragon; India’s first Sichuan restaurant at The Taj Mahal Palace, Mumbai. Incidentally the iconic hotel also houses Mumbai’s first licensed bar- Harbour Bar and India’s first 24-hour coffee shop - Shamiana. Golden Dragon now boasts three additional locations of Chennai, Hyderabad and Colombo in Sri Lanka. 

The first ever European cuisine was introduced in India with the award winning Orient Express  at Taj Palace, New Delhi; charm of which has attracted patrons for over three decades. In recent times contemporary Japanese with Wasabi by Morimoto - a regular on the S. Pellegrino’s best restaurants list, and Mediterranean cuisine with Souk were introduced. For over quarter of a century, the legendary Thai Pavillion  at Vivanta President in Mumbai has set the standard for outstanding Thai cuisine in the country. An ode to regional cuisine - Southern Spice at Taj Coromandel, Chennai  and the iconic Karavalli at Gateway Hotel, Bengaluru are hallmarks of authentic cuisines of India’s southern region.

The glorious tradition of dining at Taj hotels endures as the acclaimed brand offers distinctive dining experiences crafted by their individual philosophies, regional culinary cultures and legendary chefs. To make them a part of your travel itinerary and know more

About Taj

Established in 1903, Taj is Indian Hotels Company Limited’s (IHCL) iconic brand for the world’s most discerning travellers seeking authentic experiences in luxury. From world-renowned landmarks to modern business hotels, idyllic beach resorts to authentic Grand Palaces, each Taj hotel offers an unrivalled fusion of warm Indian hospitality, world-class service and modern luxury.

The unique portfolio comprises hotels across the globe including presence in India, North America, United Kingdom, Africa, Middle East, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Maldives, Bhutan and Nepal. 

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