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461 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EY, Northern Ireland (Formerly The Rajput)
00442890662168
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Sun - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Delivery, Late Night, Reservations, Takeout
Description: Welcome to The Raj Indian Restaurant. Authentic Indian Food at affordable...
Welcome to The Raj Indian Restaurant. Authentic Indian Food at affordable prices.Situated on the famous Lisburn road in Belfast City, we are easy to find and close to lots of great bars and boutiques.The East meets West feel to our restaurant means you get to enjoy our great authentic food in a modern and stylish setting.We pride ourselves: = We have a wide range of Gluten Free and Dairy Free options = Our dishes do not contain artificial colouring. = All ingredients are locally sourced where possible. = We support local business. = Many of our suppliers are Northern Irish companies.
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  • 93
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  • 30
    Very good
  • 9
    Average
  • 5
    Poor
  • 7
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Nice Restaurant

On a visit to family in Belfast we went to The Raj on a Saturday night with a party of 8. The place has a nice vibe and atmosphere, the staff are very welcoming and polite. The service was very prompt and we were not kept waiting for our food very long. The food was good, not the best but... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 19, 2015
Scott E
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Lighwater
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Belfast, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
33 reviews 33 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2015 NEW

Came here on a Saturday evening for a table booked for 7:30pm Ordered drinks, and poppadum's to start then mains. Poppadum dips where lovely, until my friend found a hair in amongst the salsa. Needless to say we didn't finish the poppadum's. We showed the waitress the hair we found on the teaspoon in the salsa dip when she returned... More 

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Lighwater
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36 reviews 36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

On a visit to family in Belfast we went to The Raj on a Saturday night with a party of 8. The place has a nice vibe and atmosphere, the staff are very welcoming and polite. The service was very prompt and we were not kept waiting for our food very long. The food was good, not the best but... More 

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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2015

Had seen on here rave reviews of this place so tried it expecting great things, looked good on entry attentive service but food was disappointing garlic nan that I had seen trumpeted was soft soggy and not garlic like something you would get out of any supermarket in the country, would not recommend this place to anyone plenty of better... More 

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101 restaurant reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2015

After reading many glowing accounts of The Raj I was really looking forward to dining here. Sadly for us it did not live up to the hype. The madras curry was a oily, the nan bread very thick and not cooked as we had asked (well done and with garlic) instead the nan was a thick chewy offering and very... More 

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County Antrim, N. Ireland.
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24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015 via mobile

Great food and a very pleasant dining experience😄 garlic Nan to die for 😜 . Food freshly served with HOT PLATES 😀😀 rather than tepid ones, just loved it ALL😍😍 We will be back sooner than later ... Lamb Biriani was to die for .. Meat succulent and melt in mouth... Flavours exquisite 😍😍 . Easy transport links to and... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 11, 2015

Most Indian restaurants cater well for veggies but in particular the Saag paneer was freshly cooked which differs from some other Indian restaurants using tinned spinach that can taste puréed and dense. A good selection of side dishes and breads. Very well priced and a good mix of clientele both students and Lisburn road type folk. Will be returning soon.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 7, 2015

Been there in Belfast on Easter Break with my wife. The food is amazing.Never had the Nans elswhere in the UK. Awsome Nans with excellent Indian Food.

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Belfast, Ireland
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14 reviews 14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
24 helpful votes 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 31, 2015

I had bought family a groupon voucher for this restaurant after reading good reviews so I wondered was it really only good value if you have a voucher. It is great value without as well! I took my family there on Friday - no vouchers! but no regrets! The food was excellent. Lots of it (which is sometimes not the... More 

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Belfast, United Kingdom
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32 reviews 32 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 30, 2015

We used our Groupon vocher to trial this Indian restaurant. It was a deal worth £50 that we paid £23 for, there was a large selection of food from starters to mains to sides, it was all well worth it and would definitely go back with or without Groupon vouchers in the future.

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Antrim, United Kingdom
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4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 via mobile

Me and my wife had used a groupon voucher to have food here and the options were really great .The food was the best much better than any other Indian restaurant in town. I would totally recommend this restaurant who want authentic Indian food!!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 461 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EY, Northern Ireland (Formerly The Rajput)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: 00442890662168

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Description

Welcome to The Raj Indian Restaurant. Authentic Indian Food at affordable prices.Situated on the famous Lisburn road in Belfast City, we are easy to find and close to lots of great bars and boutiques.The East meets West feel to our restaurant means you get to enjoy our great authentic food in a modern and stylish setting.We pride ourselves: = We have a wide range of Gluten Free and Dairy Free options = Our dishes do not contain artificial colouring. = All ingredients are locally sourced where possible. = We support local business. = Many of our suppliers are Northern Irish companies.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?