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The Raj

) #204 of 689 Restaurants in York ££ - £££ Indian, Asian,
21-22 Bootham, York YO30 7BW, England
+44 1904 613366
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good21%
  • Average10%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible6%
Travellers talk about
“curry” (65 reviews)
“poppadoms” (34 reviews)
“pilau” (6 reviews)
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
££ - £££
21-22 Bootham, York YO30 7BW, England
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1 - 10 of 538 reviews

Reviewed 4 days ago via mobile

Impossible to hear each other or the waiter to hear us. Almost comical. Food was band and boring and served lukewarm. Quite disappointing after reading the reviews. No spice or flavor.

1  Thank Eva G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Nice food, very friendly staff and is one of very few with a 5 star hygiene rating, I've been here several times and always enjoy the food, one of our favourite Indian restaurants, recommended if you are visiting York and looking for a good Curry!

1  Thank Dan C
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing special. Waiters who haven't a clue about their own menu. The only thing to recommend this place is that it's not expensive

1  Thank tarkastad
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We felt like some Indian food and were not disappointed with his little gem. All the usual menu items such as Butter Chicken and Rohan Josh but some interesting chef's specials too. While the food was tasty and nicely presented it was not as authentic...More

Thank Claire J
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The restaurant felt a bit uncomfortable and lacked atmosphere. The food was below average. Curry was not tasty or well spiced at all. Service was mixed with one friendly waiter and one unfriendly waiter.More

Thank Mark D
rassal, Manager at The Raj, responded to this reviewResponded 3 weeks ago

Hi sorry for your experience at the Raj when you said the restaurant lacked atmosphere I was confused as we are a busy restaurant and the place is always buzzing with happy customers and staff, maybe you got us on a off day please don't...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We travelled from Wigan to York for the day and pre booked at The Raj and we was certainly not disappointed, my partner had mix kebab starter and chicken tikka massala, I had meat samosa's and king prawn madras, wow the king prawns were the...More

2  Thank Gemma C
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

My husband and I love Indian food. We were visiting York and picked a restaurant very carefully for our evening meal. We were not disappointed this restaurant is not the most modern or prestigious but the food is absolutely fantastic. The service is like clockwork...More

1  Thank Michelle M
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Booked for an early evening meal and staff were aware of us as soon as we walked in. Very friendly and efficient at seating and taking order. Food good and served hot on plates that were pre heated. My hubby loves that and always gives...More

Thank Alison S
Reviewed 20 May 2017

We were staying in a b&b around the corner so were walking past on our first day out in York and spotted this restaurant. We love an Indian so agreed to come for dinner that night. Had a great meal, the food was delicious (chicken...More

1  Thank kirkgirl
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Reviewed 15 May 2017 via mobile

The food was very nice, we had a starter and main. Had the lamb bhuna and lamb Madras and was super tasty. Staff are very polite and welcoming. Really inexpensive and complementary drink at the end. Very laid back restaurant, but would definitely recommend for...More

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Roxi F
Can you bring you own Alcohol ?
15 April 2017|
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Response from talkingpics | Reviewed this property |
Why would you want to? They have a good selection of wine at very reasonable prices - and offer a free drink after your meal.
John M
Do you have high chairs?
29 October 2016|
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Response from antmoss44 | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do.
we have been in your restaurant a few times on our visit to York. we have found out my wife is glutenfree and as to watch what she eats do you cook food in separate oil and away from other foods .
21 September 2016|
Response from rassal | Property representative |
Hi we use vegetable oil
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Free Wifi, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Street Parking, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 21-22 Bootham, York YO30 7BW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Yorkshire  >  North Yorkshire  >  York
  • Phone Number: +44 1904 613366
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