Taj Palace in 1990, the couple gave many Austinites their first taste of intriguing tastes of India. The public responded with numerous awards for Best Indian and Best Buffet in the Austin Chronicle's well-respected "Best of Austin" awards, year after year. Taj Palace is unassuming from the outside, a step inside, calm and inviting, and most of all - transporting. Soothing tabla and sitar music, beaded curtains and colorful hand-painted lanterns welcome you as formally dressed wait staff deliver North Indian dishes and intriguing relishes in a variety of platters, ramekins, and shallow bowls with carved handles. The restaurant is a lovely, inviting escape from contemporary pressures. And the owners, chefs and staff are devoted to their craft and in sharing the wonderful mysteries of Indian cuisine with the community.