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The Raja of Kent

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Eastern European
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Forge House Biddenden Road | St Michaels, Tenterden TN30 6SX, England
+44 1233 851191
12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 12:00 pm - 2:30 pm
6:00 pm - 12:00 am
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

I don't even know where to start...we went to the Sunday buffet, to celebrate a birthday, and was extremely disappointed - especially with the service! The waiters were rude, and from the moment we sat down they were rushing to try to get us to leave! They were clearing our plates and glasses whilst the table was still eating and... More 

Thank Katy R
Tenterden, United Kingdom
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Sat here for 50 mins waiting for a takeaway and not one person let us know how long it would be. Then when we asked the owner the question he effectively ignored us and picked up the phone to take an order. When it finally came out, we were not thanked for waiting and just shoved in our hand. Appalling... More 

Thank Wonderfulgardens
London, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been going to the Raja for the last nine years and in the last few years it has seen a downhill trend, nothing changes. they introduced some specials a couple of years ago and they are now part of the menu. Please just add a few different things to the menu. We went tonight and at one time... More 

Thank Andy T
Birchington, United Kingdom
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75 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Passed this place a few times, getting Sunday lunch at anytime can be hit and miss but especially on Remembrance. Not mobbed - too many staff all with different duties but the food (apart from the mouth exercising lamb) was excellent and the service was great as in you do it yourself - so must not complain. under £30 all... More 

Thank Elsie W
London, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is polite friendly and as traditional as it gets I guess expensive but well worth it

Thank Iain F
Manila, Philippines
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71 reviews
50 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 16, 2016

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 15 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 9, 2016

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 September 29, 2016

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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196 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 28, 2016

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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28 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 24, 2016 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

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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, Eastern European
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Buffet
Good for
Business meetings, Kids, Special occasions, Families with children, 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: +44 1233 851191

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