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Cafe Le Raj

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi, Halal
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17 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4AA, England
+44 1491 573337
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
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Sun - Sat 12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
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11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

If I go for an Indian in Henley I always choose Café Le Raj, whether on a big work night out with up to 20 of us or just with a friend on a quiet weekday evening. The staff have always been friendly, helpful and attentive and the food delicious. We can always polish off the poppadums and lovely accompaniments... More 

Thank holidaymaker087
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Went with 3 mates over Easter. We all like our curries - some even have their own tandoors. The food here was different to most other Indian restaurants, they was a mix of dishes and spices that you normally dont get. Some dishes had a hint of Chinese about them with some sweeter, stickier ingredients. Still the traditional Cobra or... More 

Thank R_Heasman
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65 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Nothing exciting about the food but nothing bad either would class as good middle of road Indian. Had a nice feel with a buzz going on. The staff need to buck their ideas up as they were very surly no welcoming smiles going on. Change that attitude and it would be a much improved experience.

Thank nickmI4176UD
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101 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 February 2017

I used to be a regular here but stopped going because of the 1* hygiene rating. They did a major refurbishment last year and the rating has gone up to 3* (that's still not great), so I thought I'd revisit. Even though the restaurant was deserted (it was mid-week), the first impression was very good – the narrow room has... More 

1 Thank LondonSkitripper
Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 January 2017 via mobile

Fantastic staff, they could not do enough for us. Fantastic service even though we were just in for a take away. They offered us a few tasty morsels whilst our food was being prepared. Undecided on our choice (we always get the same thing) we asked for some inspiration. He asked us what type of food appealed to us and... More 

3 Thank mariapaul977
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 27 January 2017 via mobile

Served RAW CHICKEN AND REFUSED A REFUND!!!!! Then asked if we were joking when we asked for the refund???? Worst ever and being an Indian, this is NOT acceptable Indian food (and I'm not a posh Indian) Avoid at all costs. Rude staff and should be shut down. Enter at your own risk.... 😷

1 Thank Rohan A
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23 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
Reviewed 26 January 2017 via mobile

After being a loyal customer for many years, disgusted by their obvious lack of customer service, manners and ability to cook - raw chicken and not even a full refund, let alone a proper apology? Enter at your own peril. What a shame we used to like this place.

1 Thank Natalia T
Maidenhead, United Kingdom
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 January 2017

My husband and I always go to Cafe Le Raj and always had a nice experience. We love their curry far better than any of the other Indians in Henley and we've tried them all!

1 Thank LouLadiesthatLunch
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27 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 October 2016 via mobile

Can safely say that this was the worse takeaway we've ordered in over 20 years. When we ordered we were told it would be 30-45 mins, waited over an hour and a half and it came cold with items missing. Food looked diabolical - really poor service. Managed to get our money back after four phone calls, would not recommend... More 

2 Thank Vashka76
Caversham, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 October 2016 via mobile

Visited on a weekday with some friends. We were greeted with big smiles from the waiters whom then sat us down and made us feel very welcomed. The service was flawless but the food was just on another level! I tried the chicken zala which was just fantastic - rich in flavour with an outstanding taste! I have visited Cafe... More 

2 Thank MOldhouse881

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Balti, Eastern European, Bangladeshi, Halal
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
12:00 - 14:30
18:00 - 23:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 17 Reading Road, Henley-on-Thames RG9 4AA, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Oxfordshire  >  Henley-on-Thames
  • Phone Number: +44 1491 573337

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