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Raja Monkey

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Local cuisine, Street Food, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Get closer to the real India at Birmingham's most vibrant foodie hotspot. Feast on true classic curries from India's far-flung corners or explore the wonderful flavour variety of our Thalis, the undoubted stars of the show.
US$14 - US$30
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Halal, Gluten Free Options
Street Food, Indian, Asian
Seating, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Accepts Credit Cards, Table Service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We have been coming here for years, and wow it’s just got a whole lot better- who knew that was even possible! The most excellent food, fresh, quality ingredients and the kitchen is visible for all to see. The staff are both attentive and knowledgeable...of dishes and their recommendations of your taste requirements are spot on. Big up Naim, top waiter, thank you so much for a great experience, see you again very soon!!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

Food was fantastic especially the starters The waiter’s service is highly recommended (name : razuzi ) Will definitely come back

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 6 days ago via mobile

This was my first visit to this restaurant. I booked the table and upon arrival was welcomed by a pleasant member of staff who escorted us to a table. We had plenty of time to sit and talk before the request for drinks. There was...an ample selection of bottled alcohol. The cobra was the smaller bottle. Poppadoms were ordered by my guests to my disgust. The menu contained a selection of meals with a twist. Ie chilli mutton chops with prunes. Spicy crab. Spicy prawns. The traditional jalfrezi, and bhuna meals were ordered and all were spicy but not too hot. We were well looked after by the staff. This restaurant caters for someone who is looking for something different. I have had 40 years of eating Asian food and this restaurant is showing progression. I will be back.More

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Waited 15 minutes for a table to be seated and watch 2 tables walk in after us and be served before usMore

Date of visit: July 2021
MK, Owner at Raja Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

It’s unfortunate to hear of your dissatisfaction. It is advisable that you book to avoid disappointment. The other diners made prior reservations hence they were taken to their tables. Friday nights are busy and the team did still make extra efforts to arrange a table...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Special props to masud, impeccable first shift, keep this guy around, awesome food as always from the raja! Come and eat and experience.

Date of visit: July 2021
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Booked on a bit of whim as it was near but having seen a good recommendation on line decided to give it a go. I’m a brummie but live abroad and so I know that the best Indian restaurants in the world are in and...around Birmingham and particularly in this area. I’ve been eating curry for 50 years and consider myself an expert.. I’m very fussy. This is the best I’ve had. Top quality ingredients , authentic and delicious flavours, freshly cooked, incredible service, decent bar selection, reasonable value, lovely staff and nicely done. Booths are a bit squashed is my only negative. Otherwise quite superb. Well done. Going again tonight… it’s that good!More

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 8 June 2021

The best by far. The menu is select and unusual and the flavours outstanding. This restaurant is now at the top of my list.

Date of visit: June 2021
Reviewed 30 May 2021

lovely restaurant with even better food! prompt service and staff very friendly. Definitely will be back

Date of visit: May 2021
Munayam K, Owner at Raja Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2021

Thank you. Glad you enjoyed. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 30 May 2021 via mobile

So delicious! The food was freshly prepared, excellent quality and cooked beautifully. I would definitely return here, it's one of the best meals out that I have ever had. Thank you!

Date of visit: May 2021
Munayam K, Owner at Raja Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2021

Thank you for the high praise. Quality is at the heart of what we do. So thank you for your kind review. We look forward to seeing you soon.

Reviewed 9 April 2021

Had a few deliveries recently. The tandoori chicken is delicious when they cook it well. The Rogan Josh has tender lamb and balanced spicing. The chicken Madras I had burnt on the way in and on the way out. Their salmon starter is excellent. In...general, very goodMore

Date of visit: April 2021
Munayam K, Owner at Raja Monkey, responded to this reviewResponded 31 May 2021

Thank you for your review. We look forward to seeing you soon.

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16 October 2019|
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Response from Colin S | Reviewed this property |
It is not difficult to park nearby.
18 March 2017|
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Response from JLW2526 | Reviewed this property |
We never noticed any advise that the restaurant served halal food, however, it's not something we looked for. It is and Indian restaurant.
6 November 2016|
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Response from munayamk2014 | Property representative |
Unfortunately we do not permit you to bring your own alcohol. However it is a licensed restaurant and we have a selection for you to choose from our menu.
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Frequently Asked Questions about Raja Monkey

Yes, Raja Monkey offers takeaway services.

Yes, Raja Monkey offers delivery services.

Raja Monkey is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4
  • Atmosphere: 4