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38-46 Goose Gate | Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF, England
+44 115 924 1742
Today
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Late Night, Reservations

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  • 45
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 17
    Average
  • 19
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
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I visited Rakonto after purchasing a deal on Wowcher. The deal included a pizza, a cocktail and a dessert. On arrival I was a little disappointed on the shabbiness of the place. There was a rather fusty smell! The service / staff are not particularly welcoming and friendly - not rude or... read more

3 of 5 starsReviewed October 24, 2014
KDixie82
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Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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126 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
Nottinghamshire, United Kingdom
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 24, 2014

I visited Rakonto after purchasing a deal on Wowcher. The deal included a pizza, a cocktail and a dessert. On arrival I was a little disappointed on the shabbiness of the place. There was a rather fusty smell! The service / staff are not particularly welcoming and friendly - not rude or anything, just more like they couldn't be bothered... More 

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Lincoln, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 17, 2014

We booked here before going to a show at the Arena,, All you can eat, Currys, Pasta, Pizza and Grills... 1 choice of starter, 2 choice of curries, 1 pasta dish, 1 pizza.. 4 Chinese...hmm I dont like Chinese food, so if i had known this i would not of booked,,I asked what the grills was and got told spare... More 

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Nottingham, England, United Kingdom
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9 reviews 9 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 7, 2014

I treated my sister to lunch here. It was empty to start off with and so would expect the service to be good. The starter was tasty and ample. The main was too spicy, the meat was tough and fatty so was not impressed. Dessert was offered as a gesture of goodwill though I would have preferred our glasses of... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Another visit, courtesy of Groupon, but one restaurant we shall definitely be returning to! The food was excellent - we had the platter of a range of ethnic foods, accompanied by a mixed salad & coleslaw. The background music wasn't too loud, & played a mixture of good songs/instrumentals to appeal to all. The service was brilliant, & although the... More 

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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2014

We came here last night (29.08.14) purely on the basis that we'd got a Groupon voucher and really weren't expecting much for a £19 three course meal for two deal. How wrong were we! We arrived early as we were going to a later cinema screening so the restaurant was fairly quiet although the nice music and decor still gave... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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8 reviews 8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Often download discount vouchers for eating out but this one beat all expectations. There was no skimping on quality, choice and service. We both had king prawn in ginger with saute peppers. Absolutely delicious. My wife had chicken curry accompanied by lemon rice and I had the chicken penne pasta with a side of mixed salad. Both dishes mouth watering... More 

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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 26, 2014

Following a trip to the cinema and a few drinks afterwards my partner and I called in this restaurant for a curry. This was our 2nd visit after we had a lovely grill meal in June. The food was very authentic and the service very friendly. Being originally from Bradford I am used to very authentic and tasty curries and... More 

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Coventry, United Kingdom
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17 reviews 17 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

We were just passing by and popped in.We were seated immediately,drinks order taken and delivered promptly . We had the great mixed meat sharing platter which was presented well and tasted great and very flavoursome . The waiting staff were discrete but always on hand when required . We were given a 25% off voucher for next time.Sadly it was... More 

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Derby, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014

Having gone on a Groupon deal with five others, the cost led to little expectation of quality. How wrong we were, the discount deal did not seem to lessen the service or quality of the food; very attentive service ensured the order was met as requested, it felt that nothing was too much to ask of them. The food was... More 

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3 reviews 3 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 23, 2014

Came here after a random weekend away with husband. Walked past it and came back to Brilliant staff - food was surprisingly fantastic We ordered the mixed grill and pasta All meats are halal too!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 38-46 Goose Gate | Hockley, Nottingham NG1 1FF, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Nottinghamshire  >  Nottingham
  • Phone Number: +44 115 924 1742

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 15 - 23
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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