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Raba Indian Restaurant

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26 Commercial Road, Lerwick, Scotland
+44 1595 695554
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Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 August 2016

The meal was lovely on a Friday evening with the best Lamb Jalfrezi I've had. Spending most of my life in central England where there is a plethora of Indian cuisine I can honestly say that the food and the atmosphere was up there with the best of them.

Thank kerrchief
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61 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 August 2016

An excellent dining experience. We stumbled upon this place first whilst wandering the streets of Lerwick looking for somewhere to eat. From the moment we walked in I liked this place, we were greeted and shown to our table and immediately built up a good rapport with the staff. The starters and main were excellent and really hard to fault,... More 

Thank TivertonPritch
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016 via mobile

Me and a couple of friends went to the Raba for dinner, we could not fault it! Fantastic service and food. Definitely recommend eating here in the evening!

Thank James H
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6 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

We dined at the Raba tonight and had the best meal ever in Lerwick. Service was fantastic and the food delicious. Our server had great knowledge of all dishes on the menu and gave us recommendations as to what to have and listened carefully to our preferences. We will most definitely be back, to try more of the exquisite dishes.... More 

Thank Ailsa S
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

Come on boys get your act together. What has happened to you? Came for your Sunday buffet and very dissaappointed. Forgot to serve one of the drinks and food was no more than warm. Starter plates were not picked up and nan bread was rock hard. Waitress broke a glass while pouring drink which was worrying in case there was... More 

Thank Bryan S
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56 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 89 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 July 2016

We had the pleasure of sampling the cuisine from the resturant while staying in Lerwick for a long wend. The food was very nice, service was top notch. Being a lover of Indian food i never thought i would ever say this but, the portions here are huge so consequently we were unable to finish it all which really hurt... More 

Thank HarryNuneaton
Maidstone, United Kingdom
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37 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

Very enjoyable take-away. We didn't have to wait long, in fact less time than they said. Fairly standard menu.

Thank Tibbsy14
Eyemouth, United Kingdom
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322 reviews
161 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 113 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2016

we were a group of 17, booked months in advance, so our arrival was know, we had booked for 6.30/6.45 to allow us to get to a concert at Mareel at 8.30.It went wrong from the outset, all orders were take, eventually 9 starters arrived, which were ok, but the others did not show up, then after a huge wait... More 

Thank robv12
shetland isle
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116 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 June 2016

Visited last Sat with family, service was slow but friendly. 6pm and the place was empty.... Had the Chana chicken, can't say it was anything special and found my sons korma tasted better, the naan bread was tiny in comparison with other Indians in town, we can normally share quite easily but not this time. Won't be returning in a... More 

Thank noodeyn
Edinburgh, United Kingdom
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 June 2016 via mobile

Very nice meal we had in there food also came just in time and the service was excellent perfect place to visit if your wanting an Indian you can't go wrong will be back soon

Thank alec191

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Balti, Asian, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Commercial Road, Lerwick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 695554

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