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Indian, Nepalese, Asian, Vegan Options
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279 Sandycombe Road, Kew, Richmond TW9 3LU, England
+44 20 8332 1020
18:00 - 23:00
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Sun - Mon 18:00 - 23:30
Tue 17:30 - 22:30
Wed - Sat 18:00 - 23:00
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Houston, Texas
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107 reviews
63 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

2nd visit and as with the 1st time, enjoyed a good meal in a nice restaurant. It's not flashy, just good honest food, well prepared with good service and reasonable prices. It's becoming a go-to place for me whenever I am near Kew.

Thank Ian A
Redditch, United Kingdom
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24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

The food was very authentic with amazing flavour and the King Prawns were incredible. I highly recommend eating there as not only was the food of great quality and flavour, but the staff were extremely attentive and polite. Excellent service and great place for couples or groups.

Thank Charlotte G
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I went recently to takeaway some quality Indian curry as i was really craving to have one and there is not much in terms of decent Indian curry houses in Kew. Since this had good reviews on trip advisor I decided to get some packed to enjoy at home with family. The quality was good and reasonably priced. Next time... More 

Thank Anubha P
London, United Kingdom
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188 reviews
101 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 81 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

We visited Rara as a couple after booking on a Saturday evening, booked online which was simple. The restaurant isn't that big but that's not a bad thing. The atmosphere is quite low key, the downstairs area didn't look that welcoming but we had a table upstairs. The food was superb though. Everything we ordered was faultless, so if you're... More 

Thank Lifeshouldbeaholiday
Farnborough, United Kingdom
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

A perfect end to a really lovely family day out celebrating my daughters 30th Birthday. The food was excellent, as was the service and there were 11 of us. A very friendly team of waiters made it a great experience. If we are in the area again we will definitely revisit.

Thank sjlhenderson
Elk Grove, California
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22 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017 via mobile

We ordered samosa, chicken Tika Marsala, king prawns and Korma and all of the food was great although service was a little slow. We had to ask for chutney with the samosa and were charged for something we didn't order but it didn't detract from the overall experience and we would definitely go back! Quite a find, just steps away... More 

Thank Debbie M
London, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 December 2016

I visited here twice in Nov Dec 16. Two very different experiences in terms of food. Both occasions a lamb dish. The first a very good quality curry with a distinctive sauce, the second a sub standard typical low level Indian dish. The first lamb quality good, the second tough meat on balance. The ambiance is quite nice but it... More 

Thank jaysheen
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 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 

Thank Grifquay
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344 reviews
267 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 177 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 

Thank caratania
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10 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Nepalese, Asian, Vegan Options
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
18:00 - 23:30
18:00 - 23:30
17:30 - 22:30
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
18:00 - 23:00
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?