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The Raj Restaurant - CLOSED

85-91 Henderson Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ED, Scotland
+44 131 553 3980
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  • Excellent33%
  • Very good23%
  • Average8%
  • Poor16%
  • Terrible20%
11 Aug 2017
“Fantastic food and fantastic service ! (But it's in Blackhall in Edinburgh not Leith)”
17 Jan 2017
“great restaurant in new location (Blackhall, edinburgh)”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
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85-91 Henderson Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ED, Scotland
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Reviewed 11 August 2017

Delicious food, I had a fantastic Chicken dish with lots of fresh green chilli and garlic with just enough kick to it, my friend had the British Railway Lamb and said it was the best she had, had in Edinburgh she said the Lamb was...More

Thank Nicola C
Reviewed 17 January 2017

formerly in Leith but now relocated to a suburban location in Blackhall, Edinburgh on the main road out of Edinburgh to the Bridges. Great food and service at excellent prices including a good winelist. If in doubt go with the waiters recommendations.

Thank stewart y
Reviewed 2 December 2014 via mobile

0 “Delicious food, great service, gorgeous view, nice blinds...perfect.” 26 Nov 2014 So the Raj has died and from the it's ashes has arisen this wonderful family run Indian, the Agoon Pani. It was always a nice space with the mezzanine and big windows looking...More

1  Thank Excute
Reviewed 1 November 2014

The food here is cooked with precision. It is a very open space and easy on the eyes. The servers are very relaxed and friendly which adds to the comfort of the comforting food. 10 stars.

1  Thank Emma D
Reviewed 26 October 2014 via mobile

This was the first ever posh Indian restaurant we went to and keep going back to the decor is outstanding and very clean it has a great ambience and quite honestly the food is outstanding and served so well the staff are so lovely and...More

1  Thank Julia M
Reviewed 24 August 2014 via mobile

Must admit have not eaten here fur a while but when I did, was always a nice place to eat. Really nice and friendly atmosphere with friends and loved ones made the evening special.

1  Thank YoungCesaer
Reviewed 4 May 2014

Decent enough tasting food, portions aren't large. Considering place wasn't busy surprised that staff didn't offer desserts menu and coffee.

Thank Reckless668
Reviewed 7 April 2014

Having visisted this restaurant lots of times we have always been happy with the quality and service. BUT WE WILL NOT BE BACK. Have given one star as no option to give zero! My husband has a severe peanut allergy, we always tell them about...More

3  Thank Emma345
Reviewed 6 April 2014

It's been a wee while since I have been to The Raj - we popped in without a booking on a Saturday night and it was less than half full. Despite there being loads of table available, we were told to sit at the bar...More

3  Thank karenlw20
Reviewed 13 March 2014

Very dissapointed after a delightfull meal here in the past. I spent £15 and it tasted like i was eating cardboard. probably left overs of the evening as it was a fairly late order however, still no excuse. If i could rate worse, i would.

2  Thank Derrick W
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Restaurant Details

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12:00 PM - 2:30 PM
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 85-91 Henderson Street, Edinburgh EH6 6ED, Scotland (Formerly Raj on the Shore)
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Edinburgh
  • Phone Number: +44 131 553 3980
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A quirky, popular Indian restaurant near the Britannia Yacht and overlooking the Shore at Leith, Edinburgh's historic seaport. The Raj theme extends from the soldier figurines and British flag behind the exotic blue bar to the predominantly Bangladeshi/North Indian menu. Appropriately for the location, there's a selection of Goan and seafood specialties. Among the best house specials are a gorgeous amere murgh; chicken cooked with fresh mango and mild spices, finished with cream and flaked almonds, and aromatic chicken. The latter is one of 14 dishes created by winners of the International Indian Chef of the Year, an annual cook-off organised by Raj's entrepreneurial owner, Tommy Miah. A weekday business crowd gives way to families and friends on Saturdays and Sundays. A place to go with friends more than a loved one.
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