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The Raj

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461 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EY, Northern Ireland (Formerly The Rajput)
+44 28 9066 2168
17:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

I have visited The Raj countless times in the previous 3 years and have never been disappointed - the service is second to none, the peshwari naan is the best I have ever had and all dishes I have tried have been very tasty. Would definitely recommend!

Thank Rachel A
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Quite simply the best Indian food.....anywhere. There are fancier surroundings but for food this is the best. Quite busy at weekends recommend booking

Thank Phil-I-am61
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

We had a beautiful meal here. The welcome was very warm and inviting. Service was slick and at no point were we left waiting. The food was exceptional. The flavours were amazing. We both had chicken dishes. I had chicken dansak, a beautiful hot sweet and sour flavour with lentils. My husband had chicken jalfrezi.. This was one of the... More 

Thank skin-town-gal
Clonmellon, Ireland
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

OK so it was a Groupon Voucher so maybe not full attention was given to the finer points....but starter was mostly deep fried inedible gunge, and the mains looked like they had been passed through the intestinal tract of a Mumbai hospital patient with irritable bowel syndrome. Only three covers in the place but service was as slow as a... More 

Thank whatabowler
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Meal for 2 for around £30, food was ok but nothing special. Would maybe try the other Indian restaurants in Belfast if you're looking for something special.

Thank Joseph F
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Really nice fresh tasty food first time been here better than a lot of other Indian restaurants in Belfast. will definitely be back me and my brother enjoyed it had a sharing platter and a jal jal and bunha! !

Thank miartin
Belfast, United Kingdom
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319 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 250 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 November 2016

The Raj has been here for many years but obviously has had a few changes of ownership. It had been many years since I was last here (pre-dating Tripadvisor!) so we wandered in on a Friday evening to relive old times. The place ha changed a little, but the friendly, helpful service had not. The food was good but not... More 

Thank KMcCorry
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 October 2016 via mobile

I purchased a living social voucher for 2 for the raj a few weeks back and decided tonight to try it out . Very pleasant restaurant with a warm welcome . After being shown to our table complimentary poppadoms and dips arrived and they where very nice indeed , after the pops we had a mixed platter starter veggie pakora... More 

Thank David P
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

One of the best asian restaurants i've been to here in Belfast; which is pretty hard to find. The food was great and tasted pretty authentic. Would definitely recommend coming here although the prices may not be totally 'student-friendly'. However, a couple of orders from the starters such as the chicken tikka and lamb kebab paired with a naan and... More 

Thank Catherine L
Colchester, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 September 2016

We were only here for a takeaway, but the manager made sure that everyone was served quickly and efficiently even though the restaurant was full, and the phone never stopped ringing. The food was really tasty and the naan bread was especially good. Poppadoms are just given as extras, along with chutneys, so the whole meal was good value for... More 

Thank Vivienne W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$12 - US$30
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Cheap Eats, Groups
Open Hours
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 461 Lisburn Road, Belfast BT9 7EY, Northern Ireland (Formerly The Rajput)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Northern Ireland  >  Belfast
  • Phone Number: +44 28 9066 2168
Welcome to The Raj Indian Restaurant. Authentic Indian Food at affordable prices.Situated on the famous Lisburn road in Belfast City, we are easy to find and close to lots of great bars and boutiques.The East meets West feel to our restaurant means you get to enjoy our great authentic food in a modern and stylish setting.We pride ourselves: = We have a wide range of Gluten Free and Dairy Free options = Our dishes do not contain artificial colouring. = All ingredients are locally sourced where possible. = We support local business. = Many of our suppliers are Northern Irish companies.

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  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?