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Rara

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Indian, Nepalese, Asian, Balti
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279 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond TW9 3LU, England
+44 20 8332 1020
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Today
18:00 - 23:00
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Hours:
Sun - Mon 18:00 - 23:30
Tue 17:30 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Me and a friend went for dinner after a day in london. We were staying in a b and b a few doors down and had no idea such good food was right on our doorstep. The staff were friendly and welcoming the restaurant was nice and clean and the food was outstanding. Next time im in london i will... More 

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Thank Grifquay
London
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325 reviews
253 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 169 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 October 2016

We've lived in the area for years and yet hadn't been to Rara, and decided to try as it gets consistently good reviews on TripAdvisor. Booking online was a cinch and I received a confirmation within seconds. So far so good. The restaurant is small but tastefully decorated (no flock wallpaper here) but that's where things started to fall apart.... More 

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Thank caratania
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9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 September 2016 via mobile

We eat here quite regularly and the food is always cooked to our requirements. Great place and fantastic staff. Highly recommended

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1 Thank George A
Hamilton, Canada
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2016

This restaurant was very small but the food was great. The area was fairly quiet but clean. The staff were courteous and the surroundings comfortable

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Thank suzg6250
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

We were on a rugby weekend and found this gem via trip advisor. Soooo glad we did as food was excellent and the staff very friendly . We ll be back next year for sure. Thanks ra-ra for a great night .

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Thank Martyn R
Naples, Florida
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 August 2016

I was in the Kew Gardens area for a week of conference proceedings and am limited to places within walking distance. Read encouraging comments and delighted by the prospect of a Nepalese meal I found a small place with a strong local clientele and active take-away business. The garlic naan could have used a few more minutes, but the King... More 

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Thank FLMycophile
Bristol, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 July 2016 via mobile

The nearest curry house to the National Archives in Kew. My simple but spicy lamb curry was very tasty and the Gurkha beer that came with it was a thirst quencher. Use the footbridge near Kew Station to get to this delightful little restaurant from the NA.

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Thank Curmo
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 June 2016 via mobile

This is an unusual restaurant serving Nepalese cuisine. This is lighter than the more common northern Indian cooking that is around so much. Very light breads and dishes served in chilled salad leaves. Great meat too. The service was very friendly and knowledgable. The only drawback is the relatively small area on the ground floor - this is awkward when... More 

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Thank Kate A
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 May 2016

It was convenient to book a restaurant in Kew with old friends over at the gardens and me working nearby. I took a colleague's advice and booked the Curry Garden which, when we got there, turned out to be a building site. We walked a few yards and threw ourselves on the mercy of a Nepalese restaurant called Rara who... More 

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1 Thank Paul M
London, United Kingdom
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28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 April 2016 via mobile

We wanted to give our daughters an experience of curry, so chose this Authentic restaurant in Kew. It was excellent, the staff were helpful and attentive, the quality of the food was good and they helped the children navigate there first curry - very mild I may add - with poppadoms and onion bhajis an Important selection as part of... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Nepalese, Asian, Balti
Meals
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
18:00 - 23:30
Monday
18:00 - 23:30
Tuesday
17:30 - 22:30
Wednesday
18:00 - 23:00
Thursday
18:00 - 23:00
Friday
18:00 - 23:00
Saturday
18:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 279 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond TW9 3LU, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Greater London  >  Richmond  >  Kew
  • Phone Number: +44 20 8332 1020

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