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3140 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4437 (Formerly Saffron of Chapel Hill) (Hamilton Rd.)
+1 919-240-7490
10:00 - 20:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:00
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 20:30
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Durham, North Carolina
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 December 2014

The food was very well prepared, fresh, and a large variety of Indian dishes. I eat at Indian restaurants when I can find them in North Carolina . I have also been in India and am aware of what good Indian food tastes. I have been here several times, and will go again. The waiter was very helpful and informative.... More 

Thank jancroft19
Lawrence, Kansas
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13 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 December 2014

Went for lunch with a friend and really enjoyed the food. The ability to earn points with OpenTable and AA miles through AAdvantage Dining was even better!

Thank FriendlySkies1K
PJ P, Manager at Raaga, responded to this review

It's great to hear you're a fan of our place! We're so glad you enjoyed your meal and we hope to see you back again soon! All the best, Hemini More 

Durham, North Carolina
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269 reviews
160 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2014

This restaurant is pretty much everything you want in an Indian restaurant. They have an extensive lunch buffet with appetizers, salad and several entrees (both with and without meat) as well as a dessert. It's $12 and comes with naan. Plus, there's also an extensive menu (all very reasonably priced) and the space is nice. Service was perfect too. The... More 

Thank Sal_Paradise767
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139 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 November 2014

All the usual fare one would expect at an Indian restaurant. The great thing is that the staff will work with you from beginning to end. Want to know more about their interesting beer selection? They’ll explain the difference between Delerium and Rodenbach. Want a variation on a paneer? They’ll help you get it with chicken instead of potatoes. Hot... More 

Thank DSBrandt
Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2014

Food and atmosphere were superb. The service was fast and inviting and the best thing - you can walk from Aloft so no need to drive, park, etc.

1 Thank Ruth T
Clarkesville, Georgia
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13 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2014 via mobile

after having a marvelous dinner at Raaga several months ago we were happy to have a chance to go there for lunch. Unfortunately we chose the buffet which was totally lackluster in their selections. There was little difference in the taste of 2 of the 3 chicken dishes, the few other dishes had little of the taste of India about... More 

Thank Susan57534840
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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62 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 September 2014 via mobile

When you walk in the Raaga, you know you in for a good time. The decor of the restaurant is very pleasing with good mix of Eastern and western artifacts. Full size bar area and good sitting inside and outdoors. Standard Indian menu. We had chicken Chetinand with authentic south Indian flavor and the malai Kofta was showing off its... More 

Thank Kiran V
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 September 2014

Beautiful restaurant with many installations shipped in from India to add to the authentic vibe. "Fine Dining" is in the name, so expect pricier Indian fare, but with the ambiance to back it up! Incredible service, with the hostess, bar tender and server all attending to our every need. Especially enjoyed unleavened whole wheat naan, called "Roti." Must recommend Murgh... More 

Thank TeamSkillz
kings mountain, nc
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64 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2014

4 of us met another group of friends at the restaurant... for dinner and drinks.....the servers, hosts, and owners were present. They made sure that we had a clear understanding of the food to be served, accommodated our tastes for spices, not too hot, etc.....they also made sure one of our friends had a "safe" meal for her Celiac limitations... More 

Thank tomgor
Highland Heights, Kentucky, United States
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2014

If you are new to Indian food and have it on occasion you will enjoy food and atmosphere and might find it little pricey. I have been eating this food through out my life and want to help out people who may come to this restaurant with high expectation on quality of food based on other reviews. Fact is staff... More 

Thank DealHunter2014

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$29
Indian, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Digital Payments, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:00
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 20:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3140 Environ Way, Chapel Hill, NC 27517-4437 (Formerly Saffron of Chapel Hill)
    (Hamilton Rd.)
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-240-7490
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.

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