The Raj York

3.9
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154 reviews
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£25 and under
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Indian

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The Raj offers a superb menu with a range of Indian cuisine to suit all tastes and pockets, all cooked to order on the premises from fresh ingredients, by a team of specialist chefs.

Diners can choose from standard curries through to a selection of Chefs Specials and Balti dishes.

Raj is particularly proud of his range of Balti dishes. Balti dishes originate from South Eastern part of India. The Raj is fully licensed and offers a fine range of wines and beers to compliment the meals. The Raj also caters for parties in the rear dining room, and is available for hire in its entirety for private functions.
restaurant of the year 2017
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What 154 People Are Saying
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3.9based on recent ratings
4.1
food
3.8
service
3.7
ambience
4.0
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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TerryW
1 review
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Had a very nice meal at the Raj. Starters were mutton tikka and chicken tikka followed by mains of Morich Mach chicken Amli. Very tasty. Good service in a traditional no frills Indian. Tables were well spaced apart. Staff not wearing masks though. Would definitely return if back in this part of York.

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OpenTable Diner
Cheshire
2 reviews
Dined on 12 September 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience3

The best Indian food I have ever tasted
Poor service let it down

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JoanneG
1 review
Dined on 5 September 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Booked table for 8.30 ready when arrived but it was very busy. Seated next to entrance of side room waiters in and out causing a draft and people also in and out to use toilet felt cramped in been many times and think this was the worst time I felt rushed and No social distancing whatsoever in all we ate and left within an hour Shame because we love it there

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IanH
1 review
Dined on 1 September 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Excellent food, good service and all for a good price. Will certainly be back

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yvonneh
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 30 August 2020
Overall4food5service5ambience5

We couldn’t find anywhere to eat when we arrived in York on Sunday, our receptionist managed to book us a table at the raj , the food was lovely , a very nice find

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JoanneJ
Manchester
1 review
Dined on 28 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was fantastic, the lamb was the best lamb we’ve every tasted I would definitely recommend giving this place a go

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 26 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Absolutely discussed with the service booked a meal for two and when we got there we where told the booking was no longer available disgusting service. Would never recommend this place to anyone

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KimH
1 review
Dined on 24 August 2020
Overall3food3service3ambience3

We found this restaurant in the York guide, however it did not live up to the review. It was very tired and dated. I felt uncomfortable about the spacing of tables during covid so we were moved to an area on our own which I did appreciate. The main course was nice but that's all. Overall did not meet our expectations sadly.

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SueB
1 review
Dined on 22 August 2020
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Disappointing that there was no effort to help diners social distance. We were kept waiting for our table, the wine list was very limited and only had very cheap house wine by the glass. Food was average, nothing special. There are much better restaurants in York than this! Don’t waste your money here.

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FrankM
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 21 August 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Booked in advance staff very pleasant drinks and food service very prompt and food was very good can’t fault it definitely go back

SG
vipSteveG
London
4 reviews
Dined on 19 August 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Friendly service. Covid aware. Good food

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AlinaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food, fresh and tasty 😋 Highly recommend .

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SharonS
1 review
Dined on 7 August 2020
Overall1food1service1ambience1

We booked a table for 10.30 on line, had this confirmed to us on line. When we arrived for our meal we were told the restaurant was closing!! showed them the online booking and all we got was sorry that should not have happened. We had a good night and this ruined it. Happy birthday to me! Poor online booking management and very poor response when we turned up. DO NOT RECOMMEND

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PaulaB
1 review
Dined on 4 August 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food. One of the best Indian meals I have had for a long time. Excellent value

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TomC
1 review
Dined on 28 July 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Absolutey beautiful food, so nice nearly went back the next night

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 14 March 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service and friendly staff.


Excellent food with fast service.

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NatalyD
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Not the best Indian I've been to. Average therefore I dont think I would go out of my way to recommend.
Kelly Holmes pic is bring milked s is up everywhere and a little deceiving because staff told us she visited the restaurant when it was under its previous management- tandoori nights.

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 22 December 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service, will be eating there again next Christmas when we visit York.

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IanJ
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was good,the food was excellent the whole evening was very special i had chicken bhuna which was the best curry I've ever eaten at a restaurant.. many thanks The Raj we will definitely be going back when we are in York again.

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DavidC
1 review
Dined on 29 October 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience3

Great Indian food. Good value for $$ spent. Really enjoyed eating there!! Refreshingly affordable.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
2 reviews
Dined on 22 October 2019
Overall2food3service2ambience3

Disappointed that we were told that the card machine was not working at the end of the meal. Walking out to the cash machine spoilt the evening a bit.

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OpenTable Diner
Wales
5 reviews
Dined on 12 October 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience2

Booked this restaurant because it was fairly close to our hotel in York and seemed to have good reviews. We did not rate it very highly. It was a busy evening and whilst the service was very quick it appeared as though the waiters were under instruction to get customers in and out as quickly as possible. I had samosa to start which were inedible. They were floating in oil and very tough. I tried just to eat the filling which was ok(Ish) but not very much of it. My main course was ok. My husband didn’t really enjoy his butter chicken. We have had so many much better Indian meals than this.

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CarlJ
1 review
Dined on 19 September 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We first visited the Raj some 4 years ago on a weekend break. The food and choice of menu was outstanding then and we promised ourselves we would visit the Raj again. We were not disappointed. If you love Indian food you will love the Raj

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RichardR
1 review
Dined on 27 August 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

This place is a lovely little find food was amazing and staff so friendly and professional, definitely visit again, curry is amazing and very flavourful!

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KerryP
Norfolk
2 reviews
Dined on 27 July 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Really lovely food, speedy service and friendly staff

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SaraD
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 2 July 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The table was booked for 12.30... we turned up to find the door locked. However, eventually a member of staff eventually appeared and informed us they had stopped serving lunch a month or so before. Two unhappy customers walked away.....

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Jonnybrooks60
1 review
Dined on 22 June 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very helpful and friendly service. Excellent choice of dishes, all well presented. My chicken and lamb Korai was excellent.

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Regularfoodie
Bath
4 reviews
Dined on 3 May 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

I have eaten at 3 Indian restaurants in York this year. Sadly the Raj is in third place.
Food is not great, undercooked Naan bread and bland chicken tikka masala, how do you achieve so little taste in an Indian?!
Prices acceptable for city centre.

Ambience non existent, generally felt the place was unloved and the staff were going through the motions. Friday night, but not particularly busy - once the meal was served we were ignored until I prompted them to bring the bill. As we left several staff were happily chatting with, I am assuming, a couple of mates at the bar in the front of the restaurant over a beer.

There are so many other excellent options in York, I would not go back again. There are plenty of locals as well as the tourist trade, you let the former down at your peril.

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HollieS
1 review
Dined on 21 April 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience2

Staff were very odd, loitering and not particularly friendly. The music was more suited to a club than a restaurant. I had booked but the table didn’t appear to be made ready beforehand. The toilets were very far away. The decor was distracting- changing colour liquid panels and odd ceiling roses on the walls behind the lights.
The food was acceptable given the price, although the description on 4 different vegetarian dishes was exactly the same even though they are quite different in reality!

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OpenTable Diner
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2019
Overall3food4service4ambience3

Really nice

OT
OpenTable Diner
London
8 reviews
Dined on 9 March 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Awful food
Poor service
Tables crammed on top of each other
Pretty much the worst restaurant I’ve eaten in

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KeithK
1 review
Dined on 14 February 2019
Overall3food1service4ambience3

The food was tasteless , service was good though. I won't be returning

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PhilP
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 19 January 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Was ok to be fair but really nothing special all was edible but a little bland

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StephenA
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 28 December 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food I've ever tasted, great service, good choice of beers, good atmosphere, very relaxing.

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PSkardy
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 1 December 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

sizzling platters very good.
it did seem a little short staffed last saturday, they were very busy but staff coped.
would have liked 'more medium spicy dishes on the menu.'
many mild dishes one chilli and a few very spicy, but more two chilli ones please

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LizR
1 review
Dined on 17 November 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great evening...food and service outstanding..would definitely return if ever in York again. Give it a try.

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Yorkie82
Yorkshire
7 reviews
Dined on 26 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As ever the food was delicious with excellent service throughout the meal and a very fair priced menu.

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TinaS
Yorkshire
1 review
Dined on 18 October 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great Food, freshly cooked, friendly service.
If you like it spicy, that‘s the Place to go.

JM
JulianM
London
2 reviews
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall2food3service2ambience2

Well-intentioned people serving o.k.ish standard Indian food, but the service was chaotic - we had to wait 35 minutes for our 8.00 pm booking, they had run out of chardonnay, and we didn't get any wine until we had finished our starters, generally everything was a bit haphazard. They did however give us a free bottle of wine at the end.

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ChrisA
Oxford
1 review
Dined on 14 September 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Great food and accommodated our group of 10 really well.

Place is much bigger than it looks from the outside.

Superb will come here again if in York

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The Raj York is rated 3.9 stars by 154 OpenTable diners.

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