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GermanBreite Strasse 14
55124 Mainz-Gonsenheim
Tel .: 06131 43678
Mon: day off
Tue: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Wed - Sun: 12:00 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
and 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Holidays: 6:00 p.m. - 11:00 p.m.
Conclusion:
The "Maharaja Palace" is one of the traditional restaurants in Gonsenheim. A quarter of a century in one place, always well attended, that in itself is an award in the eventful world of gastronomy. Jaswant Singh and his wife Manjit Kaur Ahluwalia run the "Maharaja Palace" as a family business and have kept their personal charm. Many regular guests speak for the quality of the products. The price performance ratio is very good. The menu varies from mild to spicy. Telephone reservations are highly recommended, especially on weekends

Delicious Indian cuisine

"Maharaja Palace" in Mainz-Gonsenheim - a restaurant with tradition

By Michael Bonewitz

Anyone who has ever dealt with Indian cuisine will quickly find that this generic term conceals a multitude of completely different cooking styles. It is therefore helpful to know the region from which the chef comes. The owners of the “Maharaja Palace” in Mainz-Gonsenheim come from Punjab, from northwest India, and are in the culinary tradition of the Mughals.

The owners
Jaswant Singh and his wife Manjit Kaur Ahluwalia have been running the “Maharaja Palace” restaurant on Breite Straße in Gonsenheim for 24 years. It was one of the first Indian restaurants in the region in the early 1990s. Jaswant Singh came to Germany in 1980, initially worked in the Dortmund Westfalenhalle and in Mövenpick, trained as a restaurant specialist and in 1989 accepted an offer from an Indian friend to the "Indian Palace" in Wiesbaden as a service person before finally setting up his own business in Gonsenheim in March 1992 made.
“I am a gourmet”, says Jaswant Singh about himself and attaches great importance to the classic preparation of his dishes with the typical spices of his homeland, which do not require preservatives or flavor enhancers. He is certain: “Many Indian spices are known for their healing properties Power and the unique taste, you will feel it. "

The ambience
The "Maharaja Palace" is located in a typical residential building diagonally across from the VR Bank in Gonsenheim. When you finally climb the few steps up, you step into another world: hand-carved teak wood on the ceilings and walls. Chairs and interiors come from India, vases, tea vessels, Indian instruments, gilded candlesticks, splendid paintings. And Jaswant Singh masters the service with admirable calm even when the house is fully booked.

The food
To anticipate, the food is delicious and some spices work wonderfully on the palate. To get started, we recommend samosas, crispy dough pies with either minced lamb or vegetarian (4 euros). The hungry take “Mixed Pakoras” for two (12.90) with vegetables, chicken, fish fillet and king prawns, with giggling peas. The menu offers tandoor dishes that are baked in an open clay oven. Or various curry specialties. My favorite dish is Murgh Masala, seasoned by the head of the house. Finely diced chicken breast fillet marinated in yoghurt, saffron and fine spices, grilled in the tandoor and prepared in an aromatic sauce of tomatoes, cream and masala (spice mixture) (14.90) - wonderfully spicy.

The drinks
Of course, a Mango Lassi (yoghurt fruit drink) or a Jogi Chai (black tea with milk and spices) should not be missing in an Indian restaurant. Jaswant Singh also has many Indian drinks on offer, including whiskey and rum. He even offers an Indian red wine, which is a very tasty accompaniment to the spicy meat dishes. There are also wines from the region, Rieslings from the Rheingau and red wines from Ingelheim.

Conclusion
The "Maharaja Palace" is one of the traditional restaurants in Gonsenheim. A quarter of a century in one place, always well attended, that in itself is an award in the eventful world of gastronomy. Jaswant Singh and his wife Manjit Kaur Ahluwalia run the "Maharaja Palace" as a family business and have kept their personal charm. Many regular guests speak for the quality of the products. The price performance ratio is very good. The menu varies from mild to spicy. Telephone reservations are highly recommended, especially on weekends.

Info: Restaurant Maharaja Palace, Breite Straße 14, 55124 Mainz-Gonsenheim, phone: 06131 43678. Opening times: Closed on Mondays, on public holidays from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Tuesday from 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. Wednesday to Sunday from 12:00 p.m. to 2:30 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. to 11:00 p.m.