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The Ali Raj

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi, Halal
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65-67 Canterbury Road, Westbrook CT9 5AS, England
+44 1843 297151
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Canterbury, United Kingdom
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191 reviews
128 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 86 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 November 2016

This is about the third or fourth time I have been to the Ali Raj and the food and service were just as good as on previous occasions. There is a great menu to choose from and the food is delicious. I had the chicken methi and the meat was so tender. The overall dining experience was great and I... More 

Thank Geoff H
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 November 2016 via mobile

I was looking for someone new to eat for my birthday meal and remembered my friends at work raving about The Ali Raj. It was the perfect setting for the sophisticated meal that I was hoping for. The food was exceptional, probably the best Indian I've ever had and the restaurant itself was stunning. I definitely made use of the... More 

Thank SHumphries8
Broadstairs, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

I always order takeaways from this restaurant and I was so impressed with the quality of the food and the exceptional service that I decided it was time for me to make a visit. I was not left disappointed at all! The restaurant looks beautiful and made for an amazing dining experience. We were made to feel very welcome and... More 

1 Thank Sarahboulevard26
London, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 August 2016 via mobile

I been there with my friends. Services wast good but food was not so good. We asked for extra hot but unfortunately the food was sweet.Dall massala was very good otherwise everything sweet.....

Thank Roky007
Margate, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016 via mobile

Food is nice, service is good, not over exspensive, and takeaway is good value 20% discount from menu with same quality

1 Thank Ian N
Masvingo, Matabeleland South, Zimbabwe
Level Contributor
101 reviews
65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 34 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016 via mobile

Our first visit accompanying some friends who had strongly recommended the place. They were absolutely right ! We had a most enjoyable meal which was beautifully spiced and impeccably served by the attentive waiters. There was no waiting in between courses and we would strongly recommend this restaurant. My only comment is that the on-line menu is a confusing read... More 

Thank John T
Level Contributor
16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 July 2016 via mobile

Had a couple of days break in Margate and came across the Ali Raj whilst looking around for somewhere to eat. What a gem of a find! The wonderful ambiance hit us the minute we walked through the door. The decor is really lovely and very attractive. The only criticism is the television on the wall, this does tarnish the... More 

Thank Acetraveller
Ramsgate, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely evening at the Ali Raj with my family. The service, food and ambience were all excellent, and I will be returning next week for my son's birthday. Have seen some reviews about the poor service, not sure what restaurant they are talking about because the staff at the Ali Raj were welcoming, attentive and kind towards us... More 

1 Thank sarahp458643
Margate, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016 via mobile

Went there with my girlfriend and found the old waiter (with shave head)very rude because we turned up late.He was exhausted..

1 Thank jhonedl
reviewboss, Manager at The Ali Raj, responded to this review

We are sorry to hear about the unfortunate service that you may have received during your visit here at The Ali Raj. As you may or may not know, the management resolve any issues that customers may experience on the night or at the time of their dissatisfaction. To ensure we have dealt with your complaint, we have spoken to... More 

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58 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 July 2016

discovered this restaurant totally by accident in a bit of a rundown street but well worthy of a visit . impeccably clean with attentive staff and serving excellent food in very nice surroundings i cannot fault this place. i had chicken jalfrezzi which was on par with any i have had anywhere else the prices were very reasonable. overall a... More 

5 Thank gary c
reviewboss, Manager at The Ali Raj, responded to this review

We are pleased to hear about your wonderful experience with us. Your customs are always welcome. Thank you. The Ali Raj, Management. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi, Halal
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 65-67 Canterbury Road, Westbrook CT9 5AS, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Kent  >  Isle of Thanet  >  Westbrook
  • Phone Number: +44 1843 297151

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?