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“Book us another table!” 5 of 5 bubbles
Review of The Raj

The Raj
Ranked #7 of 393 Restaurants in Wigan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $2 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Fusion
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Kids, Families with children, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Parking Available, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Description: Newly Extended 100 Seater, Multi Award Winning family run business. Est 2002 Top 5 listed restauarant National Curry Week Award Winning Signature Menu. A stone throw from the DW. The locals say RAJ is short for REALLY ALREET JACKBIT. 25% Off takeaways and home of the £8.95 Sunday Banquet. Latics and Warriors welcome. We are fans too. Kone, Mcarthy, Tomkins, Burke, Thornley, Sibbett, Farrell have all had jackbit. Come dine with us. Let us look after you. Join us on facebook or follow on Twitter.
Wigan Lancs UK
1 review
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“Book us another table!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 8, 2012

We have just returned from the Raj after another fantastic night. We are very fortunate that our local pub is just down the road so we can enjoy the Raj experience on a regular basis - how lucky are we! Every month or so we all go out to eat but always find the majority vote is to return to our local Bangladeshi restaurant - because the food is amazing, the service second to non and the price is just right. The menu choice is very extensive and the warm and welcoming team are only too happy to help you select the meal that is just right for you. So, if you are a novice to this type of cusine (a bit like me) - no need to worry because individual requests are met and we have never been let down. Ample free car parking is also a plus and there are a number of good local pubs to visit after the meal. Enjoy!

  • Visited December 2012
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Wow Wigans best kept secret!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 3, 2012

Had to be persuaded on Friday to go to this resturant as Rusholme is my favored haunt. So glad I did .... what a pleasant surprise! Simply the best curry I have ever had. The food was delicious, very very tasty and the service was excellent. Excellent value for money with a extensive menu. Wont be long before my return. Brilliant!

  • Visited December 2012
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1 Thank barry f
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“best bangladeshi cusine for miles & miles”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

The quality of the food here is quite marvelous. The chefs will cook to the strength of spice and chilli one requests. The range of dishes is superb especially the specials; I have never had salmon as good as the salmon tikka starter.The service is excellent with warm and engaging staff.
Can't believe Wigan is the place for such a terrific curry house- better than anything on the' curry mile' in Fallowfield.

  • Visited December 2012
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2 Thank joe c
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Excellent value for money!”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Despite it being on our doorstep we had never visited the Raj. Tonight we gave it a go and found excellent food and service. The nan bread was the best I've ever had and the quality of the food was amazing considering the bill for two large starters, two main courses, sag alloo, rice and two gin and tonics was £39.50!!!
We will be back - the service was very friendly too.

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2 Thank Mike D
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“great service sad about the lack of spices”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 24, 2012

Went to this resturant due to Trip Advisor ratings and have to say was very disappointed with the lack of spices in their food. I had Biryani (special) there was loads on the plate but the food lacked any hint of spices. When I said this to the waiter I was advised this was a medium hot meal; this was a surprise as it was 'bland' To their credit the waiter arrived back with some hot pickle to put on my food and indeed this made all the differrence. Not sure why this was not in the food initially; perphaps people who are going do not like hot food???. Would I go again; I feel there are better Indian resturants in Wigan and not sure WHY this particular resurant got top spot.

  • Visited November 2012
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1 Thank Ellie561
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