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“Great food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Review of Raaga

Raaga
Ranked #66 of 289 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Price range: US$10 - US$29
Cuisines: Indian
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romantic, Groups, Child-friendly, Business meetings
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Digital Payments, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining style: Casual Dining
Cross street: Hamilton Rd.
Description: Located in the Triangle Area of North Carolina, Raaga Restaurant & Lounge offers the best fine Indian cuisine served in an upscale, authentic Indian ambiance. Dive into our splendid menu, featuring a collection of authentic recipes that have been passed down for generations. Internationally-known chef Durga Prasad creates a cuisine that is as sophisticated as it is intoxicating. Each brilliant dish is a celebration of flavor that reflects our dedication and passion for the culinary arts.
Saxapahaw, North Carolina
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“Great food & service”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 March 2014

My husband & I came in to eat with our three year-old. The server was very accommodating, suggesting milder, kid-friendly dishes, while providing feedback on spicier ones as well. She even gave us paper & crayons for him! We ordered a lamb kebab appetizer and the fried okra. We enjoyed our entrees as well, along with the wine the server suggested. Ambiance was wonderful, & we enjoyed ourselves tremendously!

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Mamasoutside
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English first
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86 reviews
37 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
“Should be better”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 March 2014

Walked in here and were seated quickly but wished we went sent away as the service was so slow. We were starving and did not get out food for an hour+. We also did not get drinks for 20 min and no apologies or check in from our server. Food was good but we would have eaten the table soon anyways. Will not go back.

  • Visited March 2014
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2 Thank Hexanik
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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
“Good food but overall disappointing”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 February 2014

A lovely ambience. The food was good/mixed. Vegetarian appetizer was expensive and not very good. Main dishes were copious and very tasty probably due to the large amount of ghee (I presume) - too much actually giving a too oily texture. I had asked for my vindaloo to be very spicy (9.5 out of 10) and it came moderately spicy. When the server asked I said it was not that spicy and she brought some (cold) green chili which helped a bit. Should have been red chilis. The service was pleasant but very very slow even for drinks. The papadam munchies that should have arrived with the drinks came out with the appetizer. Everything was slow.

The biggest problem we had was with the service/bill. We presented a $10 off coupon at the beginning of the meal which was graciously accepted. However on the check there was not reduction. A comment from the server that they "forgot". The bill then reappeared with the $10 off but now with an obligatory 20% tip. There was no tip on the original bill. This to me is no way for a supposedly upscale restaurant to treat its customers. The whole experience should have been better. Will try again one day perhaps but there are other fine Indian restaurants in the Chapel Hill, Cary and Durham areas.

  • Visited February 2014
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2 Thank Bcobert
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Daytona Beach Shores, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
“" Capture the ambiance! "”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 February 2014

The brilliance of the staff and the management is impeccable.
You are the " Honored Guest " for the evening!
I wanted to order the right wine to go with my meal.
Thank you GJ we appreciate your knowledge and enthusiasm as a sommelier at Raaga Chapel Hill.
Indian Food at its best!

You're Good To Go!
Nanlouise

  • Visited February 2014
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1 Thank Nanlouise
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Asheville, NC
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 235 helpful votes
“Tasty”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2013

We ate here on a Saturday afternoon in December. The reviews on TA were mixed, but we decided to give it a whirls, as this restaurant was not here when we used to live in Chapel Hill and we love Indian Food. The hostess greeted us pleasantly and promptly seated us at a nice table by the window. The server was at the table immediately and took our drink order. He also brought us some papadum and three different chutneys. They were both delicious. We ordered a lentil curry, a roasted cauliflower dish and lamb vindaloo and some jalapeno naan. Everything was very tasty, hot and attractively displayed. We didn't eat the rice but it looked good. We would definitely go back next time we are back in town

  • Visited December 2013
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Thank iamstoked22
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