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“Rogan Josh (Lamb) is wonderful!” 4 of 5 bubbles
Review of Raaga Restaurant

Raaga Restaurant
Ranked #19 of 364 Restaurants in Falls Church
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Pakistani
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Restaurant details
Good for: Large groups, Business meetings, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Alexandria
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27 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
“Rogan Josh (Lamb) is wonderful!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 15, 2012

We met our friends at Raaga (Falls Church) for dinner and I think we were introduced to the best spot for Indian food in the area. It's a tiny little place right off of route 7 that has maybe 15-20 tables inside. I've never been a huge lover of Indian food but everything we had from appetizers to the main course was phenomenal. For an appetizer we had something new on the menu (tandori chicken wings) and it was wonderful. It was $6.95 and we only received 4 wings. I was expecting more for the price but they tasted great. For the main course we had what was one of their feature menu items (Rogan Josh) which was a tomato / yogurt based sauce with chunks of lamb over jasmin rice. This was one of the best dishes I have tasted in a long time. It wasn't too spicy, pretty much just right. The lamb was extremely tender and we ordered some "nan" bread for dipping in the extra sauce. I wouldn't say that it's the most healthy choice on the menu but...I would say that it's one of the best. Anyone choosing to dine at Raaga won't leave disappointed.

  • Visited October 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Trent B
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English first
Falls Church, Virginia, United States
1 review
“not happy with my experience :(”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 13, 2012

we read all great reviews about this restaurant and decided to go there for dinner. the food was not what we expected as it was too bland for all of us and had no taste. the service was nice but the value for money that we paid was definitely not worth it.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 bubbles
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    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Thank Usuf T
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Falls Church, VA
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39 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Outstanding Indian”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 18, 2012

This restaurant, located on Leesburg Pike, has several redeeming qualities - great, authentic Indian food, good wines at reasonable prices, and truly outstanding service. Highly recommended. Its good to see good Indian restaurants popping up around the metro DC area.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 5 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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Fort Lauderdale, Florida, USA
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59 reviews
48 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
“Excellent Indian cuisine”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 7, 2012

I am from England originally and grew up frequently eating Indian food; indeed I was there only last week continuing the tradition. Indian restaurants have never really taken off to such an extent in the US but this establishment is enough to change all of that. Four of us shared several dishes, and each one seemed better than the other. A really exceptional dinner.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 3 of 5 bubbles
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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
“Best Chicken Tikka Masala in NOVA”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 6, 2012

We are new fans of Raaga, who arguably have the best Chicken Tikka Masala in NOVA. The sauce has a great smokey flavor we've not typically found in other masalas. Samosas and the Ragda patties appetizers were also very good. They also claim to have one of the areas only charcoal-fired clay ovens still in use (since the fire codes changed in 2001 which prevent new ones from being built/used). It's apparent by the quality of their naans, roti and grilled meat. Service was very attentive, but not overly so, as we lingered to chat after our meal without pressure. When we want Indian Food, we've often made the trip into DC to go to Heritage. However, Raaga makes a great alternative.

  • Visited June 2012
    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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    • 4 of 5 bubbles
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