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Outside is a strip mall, but Taaj Palace’s interior is understated elegance. Hit the buffet for various curries that are tolerably piquant (go for the goat) and fresh naan that’s soft and chewy. Returning for dinner, the saag paneer is thick and creamy, infused with a lingering zest that warms the mouth but doesn’t overstay its welcome. The samosas (fried patties stuffed with tender potato) have a nice kick to them, and tandoori chicken, pulled from hot ovens, displays a delicate spice and moistness (as all Taaj’s meats do). Wash your marathon meal down with a mango lassi on ice. (Alibi Staff, August 11, 2010)