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“Best Chicken Dhansak Ever”
Review of Raj

Raj
Ranked #31 of 1,579 Restaurants in Bristol
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: US$19 - US$39
Cuisines: Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi
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Good for: Child-friendly, Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining
Dining options: After-hours, Lunch, Dinner, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Description: A traditional Indian restaurant in the heart of Bristol. Established since 1981, The Raj has endeavored to serve the finest Indian cuisine, using the highest quality ingredients.
Bedminster, United Kingdom
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21 reviews
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“Best Chicken Dhansak Ever”
Reviewed 28 June 2012

Have been to the Raj in Bristol many times, I absolutely love it. Staff are always friendly and smiley, and are happy to help with any requests. Aziz is a great guy and good fun, and the warm, cosy, cave-like surroundings really add to the experience. I took 30 (!) enthusiastic A-level students there last night and a great time was had by all! The prices are also good, not expensive at all, and the location is just brilliant - near some of the best pubs in Bristol. Looking forward to going back soon. The title of this reviews refers to how I judge an Indian restaurant - chicken dhansak is the ultimate litmus test for a great curry!

  • Visited June 2012
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Bristol, England, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“Lush food, friendly staff”
Reviewed 25 June 2012

Tried the raj after being recommended it, the food was amazing, very fresh and lots of different flavours, food came quickly, staff were very friendly :) i have tried a few indians in bristol and the raj is by far the best, will most certainly be going there again soon. Lovely food!!!

  • Visited May 2012
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Gloucester, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Lovely staff as well as good food”
Reviewed 12 June 2012

My husband and I were in Bristol and visited the restaurant last Saturday. We picked this one because it was quite cold outside (even though it's June) and it was nice and cosy inside. The food was fab and the staff were very pleasant. They had time to chat (if you want them to). My hubbie realised that he'd lost his debit card the following morning. We rang the restaurant, who said that he'd left his debit card on the table (fool) and they had run after us with it, but couldn't find us.

  • Visited June 2012
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Bristol, United Kingdom
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“Fab food and friendly staff!”
Reviewed 14 May 2012

I ate here afew weeks ago, and ordered a lamb bhuna, sagg paneer and cheese nan, my partner ordered a balti. I found that the service was brilliant, with very friendly staff and the food very tasty. we have been coming to raj tandoori and have never had a bad word to say. i have tried other indians in bristol and the surrounding area, however i always return to this one!

we also brought our daughter, and we found that the staff were great, and made us feel very welcome. as im sure many will know some restaurants make you feel bad for bringing a child out for a meal!

The quality of food is always consistantly good, and the chefs will venture of the menu quite happily to suit my needs!

Having recently brought out the 'early bird menu' it seems that the restaunant is also great value! being able to have a starter, main, rice/nan plus drink! i will deffinately be coming back for more!

  • Visited April 2012
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“Good honest curry”
Reviewed 26 January 2012

A very nice Chicken Ceylon. Friendly staff. The only down side - dont have the house white - cheap. But apart from that a gorgeous meal.

Visited January 2012
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