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The Raj

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Bangladeshi
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46-50 Rockingham Road, Kettering NN16 8IT, England
01536 513606
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Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Buffet, Late Night, Dessert
Good for:
Families with children
Romance
Bar scene
Large groups
Doing business
Local cuisine
Special occasions
Entertaining clients
Dining on a budget

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

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Visitor rating
  • 162
    Excellent
  • 32
    Very good
  • 20
    Average
  • 13
    Poor
  • 13
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
A " MUST"

Second time my husband I visited The Raj, what a great CURRY, staff efficient, clean and very welcoming. We travel from Northampton as we can't find this standard where we live. Thank u for a great curry. P.s please would u get the locks fixed on ladies toilet.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 14, 2015
Avis J
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Romance
  • Bar scene
  • Large groups
  • Doing business
  • Local cuisine
  • Special occasions
  • Entertaining clients
  • Dining on a budget
  • Breakfast/Brunch
  • Lunch
  • Dinner
  • Reservations
  • Takeout
  • Delivery
  • Buffet
  • Late Night
  • Dessert
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240 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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English first
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3 reviews 3 reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 14, 2015

Second time my husband I visited The Raj, what a great CURRY, staff efficient, clean and very welcoming. We travel from Northampton as we can't find this standard where we live. Thank u for a great curry. P.s please would u get the locks fixed on ladies toilet.

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Northamptonshire, United Kingdom
2 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed February 8, 2015

There was a crowd of us who booked far in advance so you would think the service would not be a issue!! (as they had plenty of notice to get sufficient staff on duty). The service was poor and the meal was cold, rice being served on a plate for 4 people there was no hotplate for the main dishes... More 

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goyas, Manager at The Raj, responded to this review

Thank you very much for your review, feedback is always appreciated. In response to your note we'd like to say that we had a full complement of 14 front of house staff on the evening in question and the evening seem to run smoothly and without complaint. And regardless of how far in advance someone makes a reservation we expect... More 

Oosterhout, The Netherlands
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 5, 2015 via mobile

I've had dinner at The Raj every couple of months for many, many years now and it's always maintained it's consistent high level of service and quality of food. Every dish is a winner, hard to pinpoint any particular item. Kudos to Gaz, the owner, for running such high quality, consistent ship!

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2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 2, 2015

Had not been here for a while, but still as excellent as ever. The Raj seems to very consistent in maintaining their very high standards. Well done, see you soon.

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London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 24, 2015

I've been using the Raj for over 20 years throughout its development and it is by far the best Indian cuisine outside London - probably in the whole of the UK. I have never had any of my guests disappointed and the amazing help that Raj and his team provide for special menus is second to none.

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20 reviews 20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 19, 2015

Really enjoyed our meal, no complaints, the staff were very welcoming and attentive and the food was delicious. We will be back again.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 10, 2015 via mobile

We have been visiting for many years - it's amazing!! We had a fabulous Christmas dinner again and earlier in the year an excellent party in the champagne / cocktail Piano Bar!! Brilliant - highly recommended!

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Stoke-on-Trent, United Kingdom
Contributor
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2014

This was one of the best curries I have ever had. I was looking at the excellent menu and the owner popped by to ask me what I fancied. I asked if he could recommend an intensely flavoured but not too hot lamb dish. He smiled and took the menu off me. He did the same with my friend, she... More 

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Kettering, United Kingdom
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2014

Ate here for a birthday celebration. I always order the same food and fancied something different. I was able to tell the chef the types of food I preferred and they came up with a dish just for me! It was delicious! We also went upstairs to the champagne bar which was lovely. By far my favourite Indian restaurant.

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Kettering, United Kingdom
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 stars Reviewed December 16, 2014

Don't bother going to the RAJ its a trendy cocktail lounge at heart!!! the Curry I would say is 3rd rate rubbish, lacking taste and full of grease the rice is disgusting and smells awful, the popdoms were stale and thin lacking quality, I did not eat my starter as it was so disgusting!! I would say avoid at all... More 

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goyas, Manager at The Raj, responded to this review

Top man Harry C, thanks for the review, always welcome. A customer pointed you out to me so feel free to pop in next time prior to writing your review. Serious reviews and feedback always welcome. Best wishes to all our customers for a great Christmas and New Year. More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 46-50 Rockingham Road, Kettering NN16 8IT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Northamptonshire  >  Kettering
  • Phone Number: 01536 513606

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Bangladeshi

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Romance, Bar scene, Large groups, Doing business, Local cuisine, Special occasions, Entertaining clients, Dining on a budget

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?