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RAAS

4.7
283 reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Rääs is an Indian Pan Asian Fusion restaurant located in the historic Queen Anne Victorian on the beaches of Lewes, Delaware.

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitising
  • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
Physical distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective equipment
  • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
What 283 People Are Saying
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Brian
1 review
Dined 18 hours ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was our second experience with Raas and couldn’t be happier. Especially impressed with the separate vegan menu which is hard to find most places. I feel like the drinks are a little overpriced but for special occasions this will be our go-to restaurant. Phenomenal food and friendly, attentive waitstaff.

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vipcammarc
New York Area
23 reviews
Dined 2 days ago
Overall3food4service3ambience3

Food was good. Service a little slow. Sitting on the porch was nice, but the floor isn't super stable, so our glasses would shake a bit on the table when people walked by.

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vipcoffeeman2
Philadelphia
15 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

A wonderful evening a beautiful restaurant. Perfect in every way.

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vipscott
New York Area
11 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall4food5service3ambience5

We love Raas. We think it’s one of the very best restaurants in Rehoboth/Lewes. Great atmosphere, amazing food. I think it’s a bit pricey, especially the wines at 15 to 25 a glass, they are also the only restaurant to require a credit card number for a reservation. I would probably given 5 stars but thought the service was not up to snuff. One of our party ordered branzino, only to be informed 30 min later that they had run out. Second issue was the naan that they delivered 10 min after the entrees were served and mostly consumed. Not major issue but not what you’d expect at a place of this caliber at this price point.

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Bonnie
Atlantic City
8 reviews
Dined 5 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are not as familiar with Indian food as we are with other ethnic foods. The owner came out personally to share with us his favorites and to explain everything on the menu. The food was wonderful. It was a wonderful evening.

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Wine2
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was excellent and our server was knowledgeable and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 15 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Anniversary

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 13 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food, ambiance, and service were incredible. Raas made our anniversary dinner very special. I would definitely recommend Raas to anyone looking for incredible food and great atmosphere!

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Franksandbeans
Philadelphia
11 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding flavor and presentation.

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Mdguy
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first time at Raas and it was a perfect night. Our server Nick was amazing , he gave us so many good recommendations. The food was delicious and looked amazing . We will definitely be going back .

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vipdab120
Las Vegas
27 reviews
Dined on 9 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Excellent Indian food. Service was friendly and helpful.

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KarenK
New Mexico
1 review
Dined on 8 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was amazing, great service, will definitely eat there again!

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vipCindyK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 5 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding in every way but You definitely pay for it

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Swizzle
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Indian food at its finest. As Vegans, we appreciated the Vegan menu options and the separate Vegan menu. The Wait Staff were excellent, attentive without being overbearing. All-in-all a lovely meal.

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Rich
1 review
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Outstanding Food! Outstanding ambiance! Outstanding service! Attentive, informed wait staff.

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vipKatyB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 2 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Went with my family for my birthday and the food and service were just phenomenal, we will be back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
22 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall3food4service4ambience2

Good fresh food and friendly service. Lighting in the restaurant was bizarrely bright so ambiance wasn’t great. Decent value for good but $19 for a poorly made martini was disappointing.

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WI48
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Once again it was a great experience dining at Raas. David was a phenomenal server and the kitchen outdid itself with the biryani. Rass has become one of the premier restaurants in Rehoboth/Lewes in our opinion.

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MileK
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 1 October 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience4

This was our first experience at RAAS. Be sure to begin with one of their unique cocktails - we loved the Spicy Mango Margarita. The four of us each ordered a dish and we shared. Our favorites were the Prawns and Chicken Korma, with the Lamb Biryani and House Specialty Lentils 3rd and 4th, but all 4 dishes were delicious. I would recommend any of the 4 depending on your tastes.

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BrookB
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on 29 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Almost everything about the food and the overall dining experience is excellent. However, it does seem to be unnecessarily pricey.

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Amaya
Phoenix
1 review
Dined on 28 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had an absolutely fabulous dining experience!! The food was outstanding and every aspect of our evening was wonderful. The staff was beyond personable and we will be returning!

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Nick
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on 24 September 2021
Overall3food4service5ambience4

The cocktails and appetizers were delightful and the food was excellent, though a bit rich for some in our party. Our waiter, David, was patient, pleasant and professional. For all of the upside though, we probably won't be back anytime soon. The prices were high and in the end, a little hard to swallow.

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vipTheresaK
Baltimore
2 reviews
Dined on 19 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Raas, and I don't write a review every time we visit, but we were there last evening for a special dinner with friends, and the meal was astounding! We started with crispy okra, papadam, smoked eggplant, and prawns. Everyone loved them. I had promised my friends the large branzino, we were not disappointed! The 4.5 pound fish was melt in your mouth delicious, crispy on the outside, perfectly cooked inside and "just caught" fresh! The presentation was beautiful with vegetables and ginger sauce. We also shared the pea and mushroom masala, chana masala, spinach and corn from the vegan menu, and saffron pea rice. The flavors in every dish were distinctive, well balanced and fresh. We needed a bigger table!!! What a feast!!! The chocolate mousse is quite simply the best I have ever eaten! Thank you Chef GG, and David and Aldrick (for my special cocktail) and all the chefs in the kitchen, for making this a truly memorable evening!

Congratulations To Raas on winning the recent well deserved award from the Sussex County Council! Chef GG, Chef Bikram, Chef Sadaam, Chef Sashikan, Aldrick, David, Brian, Noni, Damian, you all worked very hard for your recent awards! Congratulations, and well done!! We're so happy for you!

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KatieM
Orange County
1 review
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing service! Everything we ordered was delicious. A perfect place to celebrate something!

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vipHBGLUV
Philadelphia
16 reviews
Dined on 17 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nona was our server and she was outstanding. Food was fresh. I would say the food is more Indian/American blend. We sat outside and it was a fresh experience. Inside the restaurant was beautiful. Highly recommend and ask for Nona for a great experience.

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ConnieJ
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a delightful experience at Raas. Our server was extremely helpful and we enjoyed everything he recommended, especially the spicy mango margarita. The food was also very good. We had the whole fish dish which was very tasty, but the price made sharing a necessity and the quantity is only enough for one.

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janie1
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall3food5service1ambience3

As always the food was excellent!! Our server managed to make the overall evening unpleasant! He was without exception the rudest server I have ever had! I would add that this was NOT the norm at Raas! He even "corrected" my correct pronunciation of tempura with his incorrect attempt!!
My guests were stunned by his rudeness and wondered how he managed to keep his job!!
Management needs to read the riot act to him!

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HotelPhD
Charleston
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious and service was outstanding!

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Fishsticks
New York Area
3 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

Pretty expensive Indian restaurant - and the the service aside - the food was just OK. The "pork loin" that looked like a pork chop and the lamb were both overcooked. The sauce was very good - scallop app was good too - but for >$20 for four scallops...

Anyway - might try again, but for a $200 dinner - doubtful.

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Lizzie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall2food5service3ambience2

First, the food is fantastic. My disappointment is that they did not honor my reservation request for seating. I requested an outdoor porch table for 4 people. This was crucial because one attendee is currently being treated for cancer. Another is a cancer survivor. When we arrived a few minutes before our reservation, there was a table for 4 on the porch. However 3 people who arrived at the same time were seated there, I listened to that party make the request. I told the server I had a reservation for a porch table and was told it is first come first serve. Yet, I had to provide a credit card and would be charge $20/person if I were to cancel my reservation. Especially in view of the fact that I would have been charged to cancel they should have honored my reservation request for a porch table.

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EileenC
1 review
Dined on 11 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was excellent and the service was outstanding, overall a very nice evening.

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vipchilidog
Washington DC
36 reviews
Dined on 10 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our first, but not last, visit exceeded our expectations. The ambiance was relaxed and intimate. Service was very knowledgeable and helpful. The meal stimulated all of our senses.

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JaneB
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Total wonderful experience. The restored historic mansion is welcoming and the inside decor lovely. We met the Chef upon entry snd he was welcoming and personable. Our food was incredible. Our waiter, David, was extremely knowledgeable, pleasant and helpful! We ordered multiple small plates and he staged the courses for us so they we could enjoy each while they were warm. They have wonderful cocktails with top-notch ingredients. This restaurant is the whole package! Don’t miss it! We will make it a mainstay whenever we are in Lewes.

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BillyL
1 review
Dined on 9 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Will be back!!!! David was awesome!!!! A delightful experience!!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on 5 September 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious take on traditional Indian cuisine. Spice level calibrated to western taste but every dish was a feast unto itself! The Tandoori scallops were to die for good and the lamb shank Rogan Josh a treat. Dessert with rose petal and mango ice cream a fitting end! Will go back again for sure!

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vipReservationMom
Baltimore
38 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Just happy staff! Smiles and greetings. The owner/chef was out working alongside his waitstaff. Our server David was fantastic. He had an excellent command of the menu and libations. His recommendations were spot on.

Food was served at a nice pace. Food was flavorful and servings more than ample!
All in all a gem in Sussex County for lovers of Indian food.

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Marc
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is a fabulous restaurant with elegant Indian food.

You must go and enjoy it yourself.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always great good and Chef GG provides great hospitality.

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JoshuaE
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always amazing!

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JohnM
Charleston
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Enjoyed the small plates, so we got to try several items

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RAAS is rated 4.7 stars by 283 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.