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“Another great night”
Review of Rivaj Restaurant

Rivaj Restaurant
Ranked #10 of 402 Restaurants in Wigan
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
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38 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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“Another great night”
Reviewed December 14, 2012

We've been going to the Rivaj regularly for about 12 months and we can only say how good it is. A converted pub with two levels and a decent size lounge area. The staff are all great but it's the quality of the food which brings us back time and time again.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank Mark H
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Standish, United Kingdom
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“Brilliant experience from start to finish!”
Reviewed November 25, 2012

Usually we use the "take-a-way" services provided by Rivaj. However, 2 weeks ago we were given a voucher by Faz to try out the restaurant.

It was amazing! The staff were very attentive from the moment we arrived.
As we'd not been before we were shown the "buffet" food bar and then given the a la carte menus so we could decide which meals we wanted.
We sat in the "lounge" area....comfy sofas, flat screen t.v on the wall, lovely tasteful decor etc. Our drinks order was taken and we perused the menus.
We chose the a la carte menu. We had taken our two daughters with us (12 and 4 years old) and decided that the 4 year old would probably have bits from our meals rather than ordering separately for her.

With our meal choices taken we were then shown to our table. It already had our popadoms and chutney tray on it....this pleased our 4 yr old immensely as she didn't have to wait to eat!

The seating area was "booth" style. It was very comfortable and tastefully decorated. The lights were stunning and the decor was authentic.

Our food was delicious. We could not fault anything. It all arrived hot. It looked great and tasted amazing. It was reassuring to see how this restaurant steers clear from using food colouring that most places use. Our daughter's tikka was naturally coloured rather than the standard bright red you often see.

The herbs and spices provided a nice fresh clean taste to the food.

Our experience was a positive one. The restaurant was great for a family meal, but equally my husband and I would love to go there ourselves one evening!

Upon leaving we were also told about some special offers they have for the festive period. They are offering some really good deals!

We will definitely be back. Thank you to all the staff who made our time there so pleasurable!

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Wigan, United Kingdom
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“SECOND HOME !!!!!!!!!”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Never thought to use T/A . Used food voucher off wish fm. Hooked ever since, been dining at rivaj for a year now, Dined on Sat 3/11/12,
Cannot fault the food, cracking selection to choose from. Staff are brilliant, polite, and easy to get on with.
Very helpful choosing different dishes.
Excellent wine menu. Could be classed as pricey for a bottle, you only get what you pay for, not cheap wines on menu.
WELL WORTH THE VISIT. BANG ON!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank CherryBB30
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Yorkshire
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“Lovely meal, excellent value”
Reviewed November 5, 2012

Ate here whilst visiting friends. Cannot fault this restaurant. We had the 3 course meal at £9.95 and really enjoyed it. The food was extremely good and the service was excellent. We will definitely visit again. Excellent value for money.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank WellTravelledMrs
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Lancashire, England
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“Fine Indian Cuisine”
Reviewed October 5, 2012

First time visit and for once I had not consulted T/A. It was a good choice, because from the time we arrived until we left the attention and service was first class.
The Rivaj is situated in Wrightington just less than 2 miles from junction 27 of the M6. They have a very good offer which is a special 3 course menu for only £9.95 Monday to Thursday 5:30 - 8:00pm, Friday 5:30-7.00pm and Saturday 1pm - 7:00pm. An excellent offer with a plenty of choices, unlike some restaurants which only offer 3 or 4 to chose from. The portions were plentiful, hot and delivered by friendly and efficient staff. I have never had a naan bread which stayed soft and edible even when it was cold, they normally turn Chewy!
The restaurant was not very busy for a Friday night, but I suppose it is a sign of the times!
After our meal were were offered a free drink and provided with a discount voucher to use on another occasion for a minimum of four person
Great food and service at an affordable price.

  • Visited October 2012
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Thank OldBear
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