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“Superb food” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Joy Raj

Joy Raj
31 Regent Street | Clifton, Bristol BS8 4HR, England
117 9738101
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Ranked #1,063 of 1,459 Restaurants in Bristol
Price range: $19 - $31
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani, Bangladeshi, Halal
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Dining options: Reservations, Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Joy Raj is an established Indian Restaurant located in Clifton, Bristol. Endeavoring to provide an excellent Asian food experience, we aim to give great service in a traditional Indian restaurant environment!We at Joy Raj aim to provide our customers with a warm, welcoming atmosphere in a beautifully crafted Clifton style building. Our restaurant allows our customers to sit in comfortable surroundings with excellently prepared fresh food.Serving delicious, mouth watering Indian cuisine, our chefs have many years experience in cooking food from various parts of South Asia.
Bristol, United Kingdom
Senior Contributor
21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 4 cities Reviews in 4 cities
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
“Superb food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2012

This is one of our favourite restaurants. The food is of the same high standard every time we eat there, and the staff are helpful and friendly. It is always busy when we go there, even midweek, which is a good sign. Parking in the village is a bit tricky, but well worth it to eat in the Joy Raj.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Nottingham, United Kingdom
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52 reviews 52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 19 cities Reviews in 19 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“An ok, good value restaurant”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2012 via mobile

We arrived quite early on a Saturday evening. The place was empty and it was freezing cold!! The food was good although our main gripe was there was no desert menu, not even oce cream. As the restaurant filled up the temperature and atmosphere improved.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, UK
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43 reviews 43 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Our favourite”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2012

This is one of our best loved Indian restuarants in Bristol and is the reason we keep going back for more. From the moment you walk in the owner and staff make you feel welcome and will help steer you through the menu if you need any help. They will even suggest dishes based on your tatstes and have also made things that are not on the menu.

The food is extremely tasty and there is always plenty of it. I normally have lamb and it melts in the mouth. My wife normally has chicken and this is never dry. Dont order more than one rice and bread between two unless you have a huge appetite!

The prices of the food and beer and very reasonable for Clifton and we always feel that we have got a bargain. Looking forward to the next visit.

Tip - Book on a Friday or Sat night.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 11 cities Reviews in 11 cities
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
“A great place to go”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

This is a great restaurant on the main road up through Clifton Village, we went on a Saturday night so parking was a little bit tricky but we managed to find a space (free) in a nearby road.
All the staff were polite and very helpful including a chap I think was the owner/boss.
We went as a four and even though we were using a Groupon Voucher were made to feel that their desire was to give us an unforgettable experience.
Between us we sampled quite a few dishes including my customary Vindaloo which was pretty good and certainly not weak or bland.
Draft lagers were clear and crisp, Rice was fragrant and fresh. All in all well worth visiting if you are in the area.
Even though we stayed late we were not rushed and even offered Coffee before leaving.
Only small gripe was that the candle in my plate warmer was at the end of it's life and so did not keep my dish hot till the end - I am a slow eater but like my food to be hot.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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