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“The Raj - Small but Big on Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Review of The Raj

The Raj
Ranked #6 of 394 Restaurants in Wigan
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $3 - $15
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Fusion
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Good for: Large groups, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids, Romantic, Dining on a budget
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, 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, United Kingdom
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“The Raj - Small but Big on Value”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

My family went on a Sunday evening there were 4 adults and a child.
We all ordered their Sunday banquet at £8.95, for this you could choose any starter or main course but this excluded King Prawn dishes or Raj Signature dishes, to add to this you could choose either Pilau Rice, Plain Naan or Chips.
Poppadoms and chutney tray were an added extra.
The restaurant is quite small but was manned by plenty of staff, their service was quick, efficient and courteous.
The menu does not indicate the heat (spiciness) of some of its dishes, two of us ordered Balti's (Peshwarni and Makani) unfortunately both of these turned out to be very mild and sweet, otherwise the taste was fine.
The potion sizes were more than adequate, two of the party ordered chips as a side, these turned out to be enormous and one portion would have done 2 people.
I would advise anyone to consult a waiter if you like a spicier curry just to ensure you are not disappointed.
We had no complaints about the food quality, portions or service and would try The Raj again.
The Raj is certainly good value for money and I would definitely recommend it to others.

Visited October 2013
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Best in the area”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 20, 2013 via mobile

The Raj is only round the corner for us but it's still the best Indian food in Wigan, wether it's dining in or a takeaway meal. Always friendly service and very good value for money, we've been elsewhere in the Wigan area but nothing comes close.

Visited September 2013
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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“Scrumptious Food and Amazing Service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013

Our first visit - The best Indian food we've ever tasted. Atmosphere excellent and service amazing. Will definitely come again soon. Anthony and Lynne (Wigan)

  • Visited October 2013
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“Another great meal”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 12, 2013 via mobile

Third time we've been, service, food is excellent.
Can't fault anything terrific.
Everyone is made to feel important and staff are very friendly.

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“Lovely meal, friendly service, will return.”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 11, 2013

I had been meaning to try this restaurant for some time and finally got around to it this week.

My boyfriend and I were both really pleased with our starters and main, portions are generous and flavours were very good. What also stood out was the service, friendly staff that were attentive but unobtrusive, were were asked whether we would like a break between our starters and main and could even specify how long.

A very enjoyable experience.

  • Visited October 2013
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