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“Good find on a Saturday night”
Review of The Raj

The Raj
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Ranked #240 of 922 Restaurants in York
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Reviewed March 23, 2014

We stepped in to this restaurant on a Saturday night without a reservation, and luckily were seated in a few minutes. The restaurant was busy, and a little noisy with tables close together in the back room where we were seated. The decor was quite unlike anything I had seen before, and such a mish mash of style and colour as to be amusing. Staff were friendly, attentive, and helpful, and although my starter was disappointing, the main course was good. Food was served hot and clearly fresh. We asked for Kulfi but sadly the restaurant doesn't feel there is a market for this in York, so we had regular ice cream which was bought in but nice. The restaurant was kind enough to give us a 10pc discount and order us a cab at the end of the meal. Its a nice find, on Bootham, if you're walking in to or out of town, clearly popular with locals and visitors alike, and if we were that side of town we would visit again.

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2  Thank Tracy W
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Reviewed March 19, 2014 via mobile

My husband and I were visiting York for the day and strolled past this restaurant as were looking for somewhere to lunch that did not look too busy. I have to say we were also attracted by the sign that said 5 courses for £6.99 !! Too good to be true - No.
The food was tasty, authentic and brilliant value for money.
We opted for coffee rather than desert and that alone would normally set you back about £3.
We would definitely return and try the evening menu.

2  Thank HollyDayYorkshire
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Reviewed March 19, 2014

Must be the worst curry I've had and I have had a lot. Ordered 2 different dishes, looked and tasted very similar, naan bread had to be returned as it was cold. Not the best service. Struggled to make the service staff understand what we where asking for. Couldn't wait to get out. Not a good experience.

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5  Thank Kevin O
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rassal, General Manager at The Raj, responded to this reviewResponded March 27, 2014

Sir thank you for your review you ordered a chicken bhuna and a chicken curry these are very similar dishes as any curry fanatic would know the only difference is the bhuna is a slightly thicker sauce so of course your main meals are going to taste similar as they are similar.
I wish you would of mentioned something at the time therefore we could of explained why this was and we would of exchanged your main meal at no cost. we pride ourselves in being the best Indian restaurant in York we are in the final for restaurant of the year 2014 and this speaks volumes.
All of our naan breads are made fresh to order like all of our dishes so how this got cold is a mystery to me.

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

Excellent food and as always great service. Most city guides include a 15% discount voucher for this place.

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Reviewed March 18, 2014

We were passing by and the restaurant caught our eye. What a find!, staff are all attentive, polite and good humoured. We have visited numerous Indian restaurants around the country and the food ranks as some of the best. From the mild seafood special on the first night to the House special (Madras Hot) on the second night all was top notch. When we visit York again we will be stopping by.

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1  Thank Dell74
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