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Bristol Raj

#382 of 1,179 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
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36 Alma Vale Road, Bristol BS8 2HS, England
01179731414
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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34 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

Our first visit and we used a Groupon Voucher and bought some wine from the shop down the road No booking issues, lots of choices and really good food. The children (13 & 6) really enjoyed the food as well Not the smartest place by far but the value and quality of the food is first rate. We will be... More 

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Mellieha, Malta
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40 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was given a voucher for my birthday. I had high hopes seeing that it was situated in clifton. The service and food was good apart from the lamb in the main meal. It was tough. Expected it to fall apart but was chewy. When I went to the bathroom down the slippery stair carpet, I saw how dirty the... More 

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Gloucestershire
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79 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We revisited the Raj again after quite a few months and were not disappointed.It is one of my favourite Indian restaurants in Bristol and we enjoyed another meal last Saturday evening. We booked at short notice and an early table was ready for us on arrival. I am coeliac and this is no problem to the staff. I took my... More 

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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

My husband was bought a family evening meal by my son as a Father's Day gift. We used it last weekend and 4 of us set off for our meal. Myself or my husband have never been to an Indian restaurant before. We were delighted. Lovely friendly staff, great service and delicious food. Good heat ratings were set out clearly... More 

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Thank Sue P
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Popped in for a quick dinner after the Alma Summer fête. We had chicken pasanda and a lamb dish with a pilau rice and naan to share. Great price, can't really beat a meal out for 2 for under 20 quid! I will say though, the service felt distracted (forgot to bring us requested larger glasses, the bar is 2... More 

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Thank secretfoodee
Bristol, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 7, 2016 via mobile

We've just had an excellent meal here, the decoration was a bit concerning but thankfully the food way surpassed the decor. If you can see past the basic surroundings you'll be in for a treat with the food.

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Thank John P
Bristol, United Kingdom
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28 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Please don't judge a book by the cover. The decoration here is fairly basic, but the food is wonderful! We have been twice now and can't wait to go back again. The food is really fresh and very good quality, the lamb karahi is to die for. The lamb is plentiful and really tender. The starter were really good too.... More 

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Thank Clare J
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

This is by far the best Indian restaurant I have been to in Bristol. I have visited many times and it is always consistent. The food is really tasty, and not swimming in oil like some Indian restaurants can serve. I recommend the vegetarian thali, a selection of curries, rice and bread served in little dishes - really good value... More 

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Thank Leilai I
Bristol, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

The restaurant is not particularly atmospheric, especially when there's a migraine inducing flashing lightbulb that's in its way out above your table. We asked to move, however we couldn't venture very far beside it's not a big place and the only free table was right next to us. The food was okay, far from the best we've had though. Also... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2016 via mobile

Good food served in this smallish restaurant. The starter selection was almost a meal in itself. All served in a timely manner.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$10 - $20
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff
Good for
Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 Alma Vale Road, Bristol BS8 2HS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: 01179731414

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