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Raja Monkey, Birmingham, West Midlands

Raja Monkey

4.7
4.7
61 Reviews
£25 and under
Indian

Get closer to the real India at Birmingham's most vibrant restaurant...

Feast on true classic curries from India's far-flung corners or explore the wonderful flavour variety of our thalis, the undoubted stars of the show...

It’s what taste buds were made for!
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 17:30–21:30 Fri 17:30–22:00 Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 13:00–20:00

  • Phone number

    0121 777 9090

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.7
4.7 based on all time ratings
  • 4.8Food
  • 4.7Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.4Value

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  1. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    London

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 19 May 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and super service Food was delicious and fresh, will highly recommend Raja monkey to friends and family

  2. T

    Tony

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 April 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Had a very pleasant date with my wife of 50 + years. Cary on with good work.

  3. PH

    PaulH

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 9 March 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Fantastic food, super venue and friendly staff. Fabulous! Make sure to try the Pau Bhaji and the roast potatoes too!

  4. MA

    MARyP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    wonderful fresh tasty food, good prices and fine wine. local to home cheered us up during the stormy weather outside. just over half full on a Wednesday night . Would certainly book again with a larger party this time.

  5. BP

    BarrieP

    Derbyshire

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    If you want to step away from the mainstream of Indian food, this is the place to go. A fabulous blend of high-end capabilities and taste, combined with English produce. The staff are amazingly attentive and take real pride in everything that they do

  6. JV

    JustinV

    Birmingham

    71 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on 3 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food and attentive service without being pushy, real gem of a place

  7. J

    James

    London

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 1 November 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Not your typical curry houses that you can find all over Birmingham. The food in Raja are so tasty and unique, even with their traditional curry options. Highly recommended.

  8. FS

    FlorenceS

    Kent

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Delicious food, fantastic service. Hopefully will return soon.

  9. S

    Salet

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent meal and evening Only downside the chair stuck in my back!

  10. AN

    AaronN

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 8 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great service from start to finish, drinks cold, food delicious. What more could you want. 100% be returning soon.

  11. NH

    NigelHam

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 October 2020

    overall4food4service5ambience4

    Limited menu but I believe that helps maintain the quality of the food which was excellent. Staff were very attentive and polite. No bar code posted so we could use our NHS app to register our visit. I assume the details for track and trace are taken from our reservation.?

  12. WD

    WendyD

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 October 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Good choice and excellent food.Service always great

  13. L

    Lisac100

    Birmingham

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 30 September 2020

    overall4food5service5ambience5

    Great food, refurbishment is first class and service was excellent. Only downside was seeing a group arrive and be shown across the restaurant while none of them were wearing masks.

  14. S

    Susan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 September 2020

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Absolutely lovely meal staff really friendly and pleasant would definitely recommend this restaurant

  15. S

    Spamhead

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 December 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience3

    Fantastic curry one of the best I have ever had, service professional and polite and very knowledgeable about menu. We be going again soon.

  16. MP

    MirelaP

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Amazing as always! We come back time and time again and never been disappointed. Food fresh and delicious,service impeccable. A wider selection of drinks would be nice but still one of my favourite places

  17. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 September 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent service and food. Would recommend to dine there.

  18. SS

    SanjayS

    Warwickshire

    12 reviews

    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on 31 July 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    First time back having moved home a few years back, and it is still outstanding. This was evidenced by the popularity on a Wednesday evening. Quality food, friendly service and reasonable prices. Recommend booking a table!

  19. H

    Heather

    San Francisco

    27 reviews

    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 23 April 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Indian street food done well. Would make it a regular stop if only we lived in Birmingham.

  20. B

    Bozzie

    Birmingham

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2019

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Lovely food, excellent service. Would definitely recommend.

  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    New York Area

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 November 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great food excellent staff

  22. DS

    DavidS

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 August 2018

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    Had a lovely meal with a surprise ice cream for the birthday boy !

  23. a

    angelah

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 22 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food, as always. Waiter, again, as always, very friendly and smiley, attentive but not overly so. Good to be greeted with recognition.

  24. b

    both

    London

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 August 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Offering a welcome variety from the standard balti houses with some exceptional flavours. Love the menu, and the very tasty meal.

  25. CP

    ChristineP

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 25 July 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Food is top class, visited with my daughter, had king prawn starter, absolutely wonderful, then korma thali meal, the thali meals are so delicious, service is excellent, been twice before & will definitely be coming back, keep up the good work!

  26. KA

    KarenA

    London

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 15 July 2018

    overall3food4service4ambience4

    Better if beer was on draught. And if it catered for young children. Perfect for adults though

  27. DC

    DeanC

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 April 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience5

    Went for moms bday . We all had starters mains rice breads drinks and desserts. All food was very creative with a lot of different wonderful spices . Very tasty . There was 4 of us. Worked out £20 a head which was very reasonable for what we had. Well worth a visit. A big thumbs up to raja monkey!!!

  28. AS

    AlecS

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Fantastic food and great service. Great thali very enjoyable

  29. A

    Abhijeet

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 March 2018

    overall2food2service4ambience4

    Not happy with the taste. Its not authentic as it claimed to be. Had Rajasthsni thali but tastes like bangladeshi food which was a major disappointment. Would'nt recommend to a true indian food lover. Also drinks choices are very limited.

  30. HM

    HeatherM

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 14 February 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    The thalis are amazing, staff great, very clean, and they deliver as well. Definitely my new favourite curry house

  31. R

    Rphiggins

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 25 January 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great menu and choice of different Indian dishes. Love the starters

  32. R

    Rphiggins

    Oxford

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 18 January 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience4

    Unique and great menu - different to your average balti place

  33. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2018

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Visited here for the first time. It was my birthday and it was a Tuesday night, but you would not have thought it! The place was busy and everything about it was class. The food was excellent the thali dishes were amazing. Already recommended this place and looking at booking again!

  34. k

    kikidee

    Surrey

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Great place, excellent service and delicious food. Have been three times now; and still always happy with what we get. This was new year's eve - a relaxed and happy experience.

  35. JC

    JC69

    Birmingham

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2017

    overall3food3service3ambience3

    My only downside to this restaurant was that it was quite expensive for what it was. I have been to much better restaurants with a lot less to pay.

  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Cumbria

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 November 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Down fron Cumbria, visting Birmingham for the Good Food show, this is our new 'must visit' came here last year and couldn't wait to return. Fabulous food, amazing staff, great atmosphere, a real find. Highly recommend.

  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Excellent food and very friendly staff that can’t do enough for you. We go regularly and never have been disappointed. Definitely recommended.

  38. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 18 October 2017

    overall4food5service4ambience4

    I'd heard wonderful things about Raja Monkey, and I wasn't let down. I went with 2 friends for a mid week catch up. The restaurant itself is quite small so I'd recommend booking in advance as not to be disappointed. The menu isn't extensive but authentic and it's wonderful to see tasty alternatives to the usual curry house fare. The dishes are made with good quality ingredients and the balance of flavours (in my fish thali) was sublime. The staff are very friendly, entertaining and look after you well, without being too imposing. I'd definitely recommend this restaurant if you're looking to peer into the world of traditional Indian food. Enjoy...we did!

  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Have been using Raja Monkey since it opened fantastic street food

  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Birmingham

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 1 October 2017

    overall5food5service5ambience5

    Four of us ate Thali meals at the Raja Monkey recently for the first time and we were not disappointed. The Rajasthani Thali (mutton) was excellent, deliciously rich and moorish. The server discussed the spicyness of the chicken Thali, ordered by my husband, and adjusted the intensity upwards to his taste. What we liked about the server was his attention to giving us food that we would enjoy. Cobra beer and rosé wine accompanied the meal, the choice of wine was a little too sweet and in hindsight we should have asked to see the bottle before ordering. However, it was very much our error. The service was good and with an added bonus of a 10% reduction thanks to having a solarcard, the meal including papadoms and coffee cost around £73 which we felt more than reasonable. We have no hesitation in recommending the Raja Monkey for the quality of food and service.

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Contactless payment available
  • Physical distancing

    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waiting staff wear masks
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace

FAQs

Raja Monkey does offer delivery in partnership with Deliveroo. Raja Monkey also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at 0121 777 9090.

Raja Monkey is rated 4.7 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

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2 people

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Google Map for Raja Monkey

1355 Stratford Road Hall Green Birmingham, West Midlands B28 9HW

Additional information

  • Area

    Birmingham

  • Hours of Operation

    Tue–Thu 17:30–21:30 Fri 17:30–22:00 Sat 17:00–22:00 Sun 13:00–20:00

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress Code

    Casual Dress

  • Parking Details

    Street Parking

  • Public Transit

    Hall Green station

  • Payment Options

    MasterCard, Visa

  • Additional

    Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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