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#27 of 1,253 Restaurants in Bristol
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35 King Street | BS1 4DZ, Bristol BS1 4DZ, England
+44 117 929 1132
17:30 - 23:30
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Sun 17:30 - 23:00
Mon - Thu 17:30 - 23:30
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 00:00
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

Top food good service. Will defiantly be visiting again! The people are friendly & gave us great advice on the menu available & the various levels of spiciness.

Thank Edward W
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

All the usual suspects, done well and served with a smile (I'm a big fan of their children tikka dansak and chili tikka massala; recommend if you like a spicy kick). Always a solid option after a few drinks from the many great bars on King Street.

1 Thank James A
Bristol, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

You can always rely on the Raj to provide excellent food. Always get my takeaways from here. Best curry I've found in Bristol so far!

1 Thank rdyble_bristol
Singapore, Singapore
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236 reviews
121 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 72 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Being Asians (from Southeast Asia too at that), we were quite sceptical of how spicy their curry can be, since we thought it must have been adapted to local tastebuds. So we ordered the spiciest possible - and were pleasantly surprised by how spicy it really was! It definitely satisfied our craving for spicy food while on holiday here.

1 Thank Goomba81
Bath, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went here for a birthday meal and it was mixed reviews from our party. Personally I really enjoyed my curry, full of flavour and the naan bread and starters were great. The service was okay, we were served by about 4 different people during our meal. Long wait between poppadoms, starter, main and coffee but we didn't mind that.... More 

Thank DanielleJ23
London, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We had a lovely time at Raj, delicious food and great service. We especially liked the naan bread! Everyone was really friendly which gave the restaurant a lovely atmosphere, will definitely be coming again

1 Thank Alice Q
Bristol, United Kingdom
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Celebrated a Birthday evening there, the food was very good, all the people that went enjoyed what they ate, the customer service was also good. Nothing too much, very good place if you love Indian food. A must if you are a visitor to Bristol in the lovely old street. take you back in time.

Thank 1927Maria
Orlando, Florida
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105 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This restaurant is very convenient to the Old City/ Floating Harbor area. Menu is basically a list of different curry styles with your choice of meats/veg. We had lamb tikka masala and chicken madras. Both were very good, and the madras was quite spicy. Rice is not included- have to order separately.

Thank J_from_NY
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Best Indian food I've had in a long time. Service was excellent and looked after us very well. Definitely worth going to

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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61 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

If you are looking for fine dining this is not the place for you. However if ur looking for great Indian food at reasonable price with a lovely atmosphere then definitely give it a try. Portions are big! We can recommend the mixed grill and selection of sides and the rezala chicken nice and moist with lovely sauce. Great location... More 

Thank Hertfordshire74

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19 - US$39
Indian, Balti, Bangladeshi, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options, Vegan Options, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
17:30 - 23:00
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 23:30
17:30 - 00:00
17:30 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 King Street | BS1 4DZ, Bristol BS1 4DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Bristol
  • Phone Number: +44 117 929 1132
A traditional Indian restaurant in the heart of Bristol. Established since 1981, The Raj has endeavored to serve the finest Indian cuisine, using the highest quality ingredients.

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