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1355 Stratford Road | Hall Green, Birmingham B28 9HW, England
+44 121 777 9090
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Ranked #73 of 1,485 Restaurants in Birmingham
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Hours:
Tue - Sun 5:30 pm - 11:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
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English first
Senior Contributor
30 reviews 30 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
23 helpful votes 23 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 12, 2014

We have eaten at Raja Monkey on 2 occasions, both as a couple and with family, and have been impressed on both occasions. The restaurant is relaxed and the staff welcoming. The menu isn't extensive, but what they do, they do well. The food is clearly all freshly cooked, is full of flavour and presented in traditional thali dishes, making... More

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North Miami Beach, Florida
Senior Contributor
23 reviews 23 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 9, 2014

I visited with friends on a Wednesday evening. We actually travelled from North Birmingham to South Birmingham to visit, a 15 mile hike. The food was very good, I had the speciality "meal", which was much better than my friend's "normal" curries. We also had a bottle of Zinfandel - but beware - it was incredibly sweet. Overall nice cafe,... More

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Birmingham, UK
Top Contributor
100 reviews 100 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
81 helpful votes 81 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 5, 2014

Not a huge menu, but all the better for it, and always a few specials on the go too. This is my sort of Indian food, where you can taste all the individual flavours, and the staff know the detail of the dishes, rather than simply reading the menu to you. The chefs cook fresh to order (you can see... More

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Birmingham
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17 reviews 17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
36 helpful votes 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 2, 2014

Food to make your mouth water at a very reasonable price, staff that know what their talking about and lovely decor. Sit and watch the chefs cooking your food, smell the spices it's a great experience but I recommend you book can get really busy

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west midlands
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have visited this restaurant a few times now. The food is always lovely and the staff are nice too. We always end up trying the days special starter and main course which have always been fantastic and unusual. You will just never find such unusual dishes in any run of the mill indian restaurant. The décor is gorgeous and... More

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Senior Reviewer
9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

My girlfriend and I stopped at this place quite late on a Thursday night. We were actually going to another Indian restaurant in Birmingham but this one caught our eye..... We decided to turn back around and have a look. The menu is quite small but the variation on the different dishes were outstanding. We proceeded to order a mixture... More

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Solihull, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2014

Walked in, staff spent over 5 minutes consulting a book to see if they could accommodate a table for three, while we waited in the doorway (there were at least 3 empty tables in view). Walked out and down a couple of doors to The Bangla Lounge......top notch there.

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Munayam K, General Manager at Raja Monkey, responded to this review

Dear SpikeJ0nes, It is regretful that we could not accommodate you on your visit. As you may appreciate it was 7:30pm on a Saturday night, which is our peak hour. Although you observed few tables that seemed vacant at the time, they were soon to be filled by other diners that had made prior reservations. The member of staff was... More

Birmingham, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
44 reviews 44 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
25 helpful votes 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 15, 2014

Our first visit, on recommendation. We had travelled about 14 miles from the other side of the City, to have the experience of this Indian Street Food restaurant, with open kitchen area where you see the chefs at work with their craft, with rustic decor and comfortable contemporary seating, makes this a nice venue for an evening out with friends.... More

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Solihull
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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2014

Have wanted to visit this restaurant for some time and eventually 4 of us did last night. The menu is not extensive however all of our food was fantastic. All dishes were cooked fresh to order in the "open kitchen". Service was also excellent. We hope to make a return visit very soon.

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Senior Reviewer
8 reviews 8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Lovely restaurant, beautifully decorated. Food is quality. Portion sizes were very generous especially the thali dishes. Would definitely go again.

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