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The Ali Raj

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Indian, Asian, Halal, Bangladeshi, Balti
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65-67 Canterbury Road, Westbrook CT9 5AS, England
+44 1843 297151
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Ramsgate, United Kingdom
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago 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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago 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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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
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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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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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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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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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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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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29 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank Joandiena
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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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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1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 15, 2016

I went there for lunch with my son after looking at their menu on their website. The chicken tikka masala was horrible, made of tomato puree and hardly any taste to it apart from the tomato paste!!! The sag paneer was made with cheddar cheese which was shocking!!!! sag paneer is made with indian cheese and NOT cheddar!!! also it... More 

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Thank nads1203
reviewboss, Manager at The Ali Raj, responded to this review

Here at The Ali Raj, We respect our customers reviews so that it improves the quality of service we provide. We are sorry to hear about your experience with us, however if you had spoken to any member of staff or management, who is always on premisis about your meal, we would have resolved your issue with an alternative. As... More 

Canterbury, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 5, 2016 via mobile

Me and a group of friends visited the Ali Raj after work we had not booked but the staff happily accommodated us we wasn't rushed at all and there was a nice gap between courses there is a great variety of dishes from very hot Vindaloo to Kormas so they cater for all pallets and the drinks are very reasonable... More 

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Faversham, United Kingdom
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89 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 4, 2016 via mobile

This is a great restaurant. Recently very smartly refited. The food was of very good proportions and tasted excellent. It's a great shame that since the refit a television has been installed. Whilst eating our meals. With a great Indian atmosphere. The television was turned on with sport on it. This to us totally ruined the whole evening. We don't... 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, Halal, Bangladeshi, Balti
Meals
Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Reservations, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Large groups
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?