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The Raja of Kent

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Forge House Biddenden Road | St Michaels, Tenterden TN30 6SX, England
01233 851191
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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Manila, Philippines
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57 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

My partner reserved a table for four last night with my partner's sister and her husband...we ordered chicken shishlik, and they have clearly toned down on spices..which suits all of us...

Thank beautyandbeyond
Orpington, United Kingdom
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47 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We'd booked this as a family night out, but were disappointed. We booked a table, but it still looked as a surprise that we'd arrived. It took 3 attempts just to get the starter of poppadums to arrive, this was followed by a 1/2 hour wait for drinks - wine, cobra and soft drink. We tried to order the food... More 

1 Thank NorthernLass278
San Francisco, California
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We have been going for some years but mainly for take-aways and have always had a good experience. We have noticed over the last few months that the quality of the food and the service we have received has gone down badly. Orders by phone are seldom correct when received. Last Monday 26th September on both accounts was very poor... More 

3 Thank David G
Charleston, South Carolina
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177 reviews
100 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Thrilled to be going to this highly rated Bangladeshi restaurant as we love food from that region of the world. We arrived early (before 7) for our reservation for two and were seated promptly. We decided to share some appetizers and also ordered two of the house specials for our mains - sea bass and lamb shank as well as... More 

1 Thank spaqueen_9
Ashford, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Visited the Raja for a takeaway again having had a mediocre takeaway once before but heard things looking up. Disappointing. The wait was awful! Place packed so good for their business but I'm not sure why. Mushroom rice portion pots only half full, chicken tikka cold, popadoms soft and stale tasting. Wouldn't return. Shame really as the place looks fab!

1 Thank ravgirl
London, United Kingdom
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27 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016

Great place , Great atmosphere, Great food 😊 Staff were friendly and made you welcome , service was excellent and nothing was too much trouble would highly recommend a visit if in the area . Will definitely be go back .

Thank london8894
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 10, 2016 via mobile

As a customer of 6 years, it is saddening to see the once great Raja of Kent undermined and let down by increasingly poor service - both in terms of reduced numbers of staff and an inability of newer service staff to actually staff. The staff at the Raja used to be great - what's happened ? Orders not taken... More 

1 Thank Derrick K
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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63 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 9, 2016

Nope, I'm sorry to say that expectations had been built high and the customer experience really let this place down. I am seldom disappointed but .... The place was too busy and the tables too close together. The service was akin to a London Chinese, rough and ready. There was little time spent with the customer. The menu excited me... More 

1 Thank Bull44
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016 via mobile

I got a takeaway about a year ago and it was rubbish ( see my previous review) I swore I'd never go again. Well hunger does funny things to a man. In fact this lot was worse than I remembered plus it was Luke warm and I only live a couple of miles away. I advise you DONT get a... More 

2 Thank Geoff B
kent, UK
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50 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 5, 2016

Lots of bustle at this fabulous Indian restaurant. A bit of a drive from Ashford but worth the effort. Large car park outside should take everyone even if the place is rammed solid (as it was). Large menu with all the favourites and more. Good seating for groups if you phone and book and talk to the helpful staff. As... More 

1 Thank billybkent_UK

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Delivery, Buffet, Parking Available
Good for
Business meetings, Families with children, Special occasions, Large groups
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Forge House Biddenden Road | St Michaels, Tenterden TN30 6SX, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Tenterden
  • Phone Number: 01233 851191

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