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Indian, Asian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
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Lunch, Dinner, After-hours, Drinks
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Reviewed 14 August 2021

I have been frequenting the Ali Raj ever since it opened and always been happy with the food when ordering a chicken dish. On this occasion I went for Lahori Jhal Machli, which is grilled fish with prawns. The sauce and prawns were fine but...the fish, supposedly cod, consisted of bits of skin and no white fish. Very disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 6 August 2021

Had a family meal here, for the first time, and we were thrilled, with the food and service. They made one curry extra hot to suit one in our party, and she said it was the best curry she had ever eaten. The staff, were...extremely pleasant, we did not wait long at all between courses, and was a thoroughly enjoyable evening. Would recommend to anyone xMore

Date of visit: August 2021
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Reviewed 14 July 2021

Staff welcoming plenty of seating and as always great food. On this occasion the onion Bhajis were not as good as last time so we mentioned this but otherwise the food doesn't disappoint. Its freshly made to order so if you don't mind waiting. Starters...and dips delicious. There is a larger bar area where you can your pre dinner drinks. Toilets clean as a whistle and easy accessible for those with mobility issues.More

Date of visit: June 2021
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Reviewed 4 March 2021

Always fresh yummy food! Recently we have only had takeaway (for obvious reasons) but its always delicious and there is always LOADS! The eat in service is always good and we are really looking forward to it opening fully again!

Date of visit: February 2021
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Reviewed 31 December 2020

Why take on so many orders if you know you can’t handle it and don’t have the staff to cover the orders? Yet again we have pre-ordered/booked and still waiting over an hour later. Your food is lovely and good value but you really need...to work on the service and learn from mistakes!!More

Date of visit: December 2020
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Reviewed 2 November 2020 via mobile

My go-to Indian takeaway! After try a few local places to the North of Ali Raj, I am always left going back here. The food has taste and the curries taste different. I usually get a jalfrezi but I had some of the karai last...time and it was amazing! Great service both inside and takeaway!More

Date of visit: October 2020
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Reviewed 30 October 2020

We are so lucky to live close by to this great restaurant. The food is consistently wonderful and we love the new take away service.

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 4 September 2020 via mobile

The food was absolutely geourgous xx chicken tikka shaslick madras vegetable curry sauce , chicken tikka balti koria and garlic nan bread. You will not be disappointed excellent service and food. We will return

Date of visit: September 2020
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Reviewed 1 September 2020

So glad we found this little place! Me, the partner and kids loved all of our meal! No complaints at all.... nice guys who work here, prices are good and portion sizes are really good!! Can’t wait to return :-) thanks guys

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 28 August 2020 via mobile

We had a table of four on the last Wednesday of the eat out to help out deal. The food was really good quality and massive portions. Unfortunately, there were clearly massive issues with organisation or staffing levels as things were very slow. It took...2.5 hours to complete the 2 course meal. I did feel for the staff as they were all very polite and working hard, but clearly swamped. To the customer shouting his head off at the staff, you need to learn some manners. Looking forward to coming back when things and quieter. And maybe the management need to look at timings or something as the staff were trying. See you soon.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 26 August 2020 via mobile

Waited 1 hour 30 mins for the starter didn’t even get our drink. Bad service, waited so long don’t recommend!! Ignored us when we kept asking for our drinks, starters were cold and not done too the usual standard, the food was not fresh and...was put into the micro wave, they put us in a corner that was not visited by service much and when they came over they ignored us or told us they’d bring our ordered a and drinks over but walked off halfway through the conversation which is very unprofessional, we are long going customers but this was such crappy service that we won’t recommend or go again and once we reached the 2 hour point of not having drinks or proper food we decided that we’d leave and as we were leaving we saw people how arrived after us on their main course with drinks and some had more people in there group than we didMore

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 24 August 2020 via mobile

What a lovely place. My family arrived (myself, my wife and our two year old) and felt welcomed from the off. Food was amazing, really fast service and beautiful. Best of all was how amazing it was to eat in a place that welcomed our...young girl so well. We arrived at the table and baby seat was set up without us even having to ask. Service was speedy and nothing was too much trouble. Highly recommend.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 18 August 2020

We have just been back to this lovely Indian restaurant for the second time, and it just got even better. The menu is quite extensive and the quality of food is extremely high. Very attentive service and good social distancing is adhered to at all...times. Chefs specialities are to be recommended. There is nothing not to like about this establishment. I can only encourage you to try it for yourself!More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 12 August 2020 via mobile

on arival we was told to sit in the reception area, this was a smart tactic to make the most of ordering drinks whilst you work out what your having. i didnt mind because i love a pint, looked abit aged and dossy at first...at the front of house waiting area but when you enter the main room you get to see how big the establishment really is and can understand the amount of up keep it would take. - once your a couple of rounds in and have figured out what you want your then seated at a table. once the food had arrived my starter came with the main at the same time. therefore clased as another main. (even tho i wanted it as a starter- for my starter) so i had a hell of a lot to eat. having said that the food was nice but lacked spice, the vindaloo was more jalfrazi hot (spice wise) the bombay aloo was good. price wise it was a bit heafty to say it was on the eat out help out sceme. thought they blagged the price up abit. staff lacked personality and their shirt and trousers were dirty asif its their 1 only set of uniform. all in all i wouldnt go back. theres better indian restaurants that charge the same price when full price. Bearing in mind this was supposed to be on the eat out help out sceme seemed a blag price guestimated.More

Date of visit: August 2020
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Reviewed 16 April 2020

We are regular visitors to the Ali Raj. Recently due to Corona they have not been open so we have tried others. So disappointed. Nothing compares. So we were so happy they reopened tonight for takeaway. We were given complimentary popadoms and our food was...just perfect as ever. We’ve missed you Ali Raj.More

Date of visit: April 2020
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Yes, Ali Raj offers takeaway services.

Ali Raj is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 5