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The Ali Raj

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Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Balti, Halal
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65-67 Canterbury Road, Westbrook CT9 5AS, England
+44 1843 297151
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Margate, United Kingdom
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23 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Food is nice, service is good, not over exspensive, and takeaway is good value 20% discount from menu with same quality

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Thank Ian N
Masvingo, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
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89 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Our first visit accompanying some friends who had strongly recommended the place. They were absolutely right ! We had a most enjoyable meal which was beautifully spiced and impeccably served by the attentive waiters. There was no waiting in between courses and we would strongly recommend this restaurant. My only comment is that the on-line menu is a confusing read... More 

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Thank John T
Midlands
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 84 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Had a couple of days break in Margate and came across the Ali Raj whilst looking around for somewhere to eat. What a gem of a find! The wonderful ambiance hit us the minute we walked through the door. The decor is really lovely and very attractive. The only criticism is the television on the wall, this does tarnish the... More 

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Thank Acetraveller
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening at the Ali Raj with my family. The service, food and ambience were all excellent, and I will be returning next week for my son's birthday. Have seen some reviews about the poor service, not sure what restaurant they are talking about because the staff at the Ali Raj were welcoming, attentive and kind towards us... More 

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Margate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2016 via mobile

Went there with my girlfriend and found the old waiter (with shave head)very rude because we turned up late.He was exhausted..

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1 Thank jhonedl
reviewboss, Manager at The Ali Raj, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about the unfortunate service that you may have received during your visit here at The Ali Raj. As you may or may not know, the management resolve any issues that customers may experience on the night or at the time of their dissatisfaction. To ensure we have dealt with your complaint, we have spoken to... More 

york
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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

discovered this restaurant totally by accident in a bit of a rundown street but well worthy of a visit . impeccably clean with attentive staff and serving excellent food in very nice surroundings i cannot fault this place. i had chicken jalfrezzi which was on par with any i have had anywhere else the prices were very reasonable. overall a... More 

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2 Thank gary c
reviewboss, Manager at The Ali Raj, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear about your wonderful experience with us. Your customs are always welcome. Thank you. The Ali Raj, Management. More 

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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 12, 2016 via mobile

Went for the £10.95 deal for 5 courses, the food was amazing and wasn't left waiting around for each course. The staff are really friendly and nice! Recommend to everyone!

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1 Thank Chloe B
reviewboss, Manager at The Ali Raj, responded to this review

Thank you for your customs, please come again! You will sure to be satisfied every time! The Ali Raj, Management. More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 29, 2016 via mobile

great place to enjoy Indian food, I would say this is the best Indian in Thanet without a doubt. The customer service is first class. Food was very nice. The new refurb looks amazing. Would come again.

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1 Thank Muhin A
reviewboss, Manager at The Ali Raj, responded to this review

Thank you for your customs, we always aim to please and are pleased to hear about your wonderful experience with us! Please come again, you are always welcome! The Ali Raj Managment. More 

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37 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2016 via mobile

Don't know how people can moan about the staff being rude, my family have been going to Ali Raj for more than 20 years and the service has always been amazing from every member of staff who works there - everyone is always polite and friendly. Think maybe it's the moany customers who are the problem? Always delicious food which... More 

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1 Thank Joandiena
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2016

food great, interior welcoming but waiting staff need a lesson in customer service and civility - especialy the older waiter with the shaved head (the younger lad was polite and efficient) if we hadn't been with familiy both myself and my better half would have told him where to stick it and left. a good evening tainted by rude staff

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1 Thank groovy1970s
reviewboss, Manager at The Ali Raj, responded to this review

We apologise for any inconvenience you may have experienced with our services, however we take time to pick our staff, who are all skilled at what they do. If you were not satisfied with the services ideally the best thing to do is speak to management, where your issues would be professionally dealt with. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Bangladeshi, Balti, Halal
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Dining on a budget, Large groups, Families with children
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-67 Canterbury Road, Westbrook CT9 5AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Westbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 297151

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