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Raja Monkey

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1355 Stratford Road | Hall Green, Birmingham B28 9HW, England
+44 121 777 9090
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17:30 - 23:00
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Warwickshire, United Kingdom
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72 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 64 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

This is the place the chefs go in Birmingham on their day off! A top Michelin star Birmingham chef I know eats here regularly with his family. Not cheap, dowdy décor and lighting but some of the best Indian flavours I have tasted anywhere. It gets busy at weekends so a weekday is very pleasant indeed. Their parent company, Lasans... More 

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1 Thank Tusters
Coventry, United Kingdom
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22 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

Came here for dinner a week ago with 4 friends, there was a great atmosphere and the smell was amazing when we walked into the restaurant and staff were very friendly. Really enjoyed what we ordered, I would definitely go back again. The only downside was that we were seated next to the grill which was good to watch but... More 

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1 Thank CarolineB39
LasanGRP_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Raja Monkey, responded to this review

Dear Caroline, Thank you so much for taking the time to write this lovely review. We're so pleased you had such a memorable dining experience at Raja Monkey and can't wait to have the pleasure of your company again very soon. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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86 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 90 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

I wasn't sure about this restaurant when I looked at the menu Indian Street food is the theme. But let me tell you it was excellent. Service and Food were excellent. Staff were friendly, knowledgeable and nothing was too much trouble. We had mixed chicken starter, chicken was very moist with a little kick of spice. Next we had a... More 

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2 Thank sylevester777
LasanGRP_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Raja Monkey, responded to this review

Dear sylevester, What a wonderful review. Thank you so much for choosing Raja Monkey - we're over the moon to hear you had such a great time with us. Hope to see you again very soon. More 

Midlands
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Sadly Raja lost our delivery order and after a chasing call, where we found out it had not been put through, it turned up 50 minutes late. The food itself was ok, but we've had better, so we are questioning. Was it only ok as it was late or, as it's owned by Lasan, do we try one more time.... More 

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1 Thank DandRMidlands
LasanGRP_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Raja Monkey, responded to this review

Dear DandRMifordlands, Thank you for taking the time to write this review. We're so sorry to hear you had such a poor experience with the food being late. We do hope you'll try us again. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

I have been Raja several times with groups it's always been good but last night was absolutely sensational. Me and a friend indulge in some of the best indian food I have tasted . Starters the mixed fish & Chicken grills with ample poppadoms. Mains the Rajasthani Thali was a meal for one type dish but shared a mushroom rice... More 

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2 Thank Jeff W
LasanGRP_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Raja Monkey, responded to this review

Dear Jeff, Thank you so much for such a glowing review and for your continued support. Lovely to hear you had a memorable dining experience at Raja Monkey yet again and we hope we'll be having the pleasure of serving you many more times in future. More 

Birmingham, United Kingdom
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7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Been visiting here for a couple years now. In my opinion it's the best in Birmingham. The fish amritsari is the best fish pakora I have eaten. Melt in your mouth. The salad that accompanies is so tasty. The dips also are incredible, green dip and a tamarind dip. Sensational. I have tried pretty much every curry on the menu... More 

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2 Thank foodieandgunners
LasanGRP_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Raja Monkey, responded to this review

Dear foodieandgunners, Thank you so much for dining with us and for taking the time to write such a glowing review. We're so pleased you had such an amazing experience and can't wait to have you back. More 

Manchester, United Kingdom
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339 reviews
202 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 206 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Firstly parking is a nightmare, once in and seated it took over one hour and fifteen mins for the starter to come!!! Luck warm. Next was the main again more waiting which I found mind blowing base on the limited menu offered? Some in the group found there main loverly but with the long wait does put you off.... will... More 

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Thank BMorriss
LasanGRP_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Raja Monkey, responded to this review

Dear BMorriss, Thank you for choosing Raja Monkey and for taking time to post this review. We're sorry to hear the dining experience wasn't great due to the service issue and we hope you'll return. More 

Level Contributor
42 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Was not happy with food or service given! Will not be returning.. I don't like giving bad comments so this is just my opinion

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1 Thank Gxxxxxx
LasanGRP_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Raja Monkey, responded to this review

Dear Gxxxxxx, Thank you for visiting Raja Monkey and for giving us your feedback on the dining experience. We're sorry to hear your meal wasn't enjoyable, although it's difficult to know what aspects you didn't like from what you've written. Please feel free to email or call the restaurant with more details. More 

Nablus, Palestinian Territories
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13 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Visited on Saturday night after a long time passing and telling myself I must arrange a trip! It was worth the wait and I cant wait to go again. It was very busy so I would recommend booking and I can see why they do a great trade. Lovely food, every spoonful packs beautiful flavour and complex combinations of spice.... More 

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2 Thank mrpotatohead020
LasanGRP_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Raja Monkey, responded to this review

Dear mrpotatohead020, Wonderful to hear you had such a great dining experience at Raja Monkey... thank you so much for choosing us and for taking the time to write about it on Trip Advisor. Hope we'll be seeing you again very soon. More 

Staffs. UK.
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641 reviews
468 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 205 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 March 2017

Great food and great service, menu a bit more interesting than your average Indian restaurant ! I think this must be the first Indian restaurant that I have been to, where you can actually see the chefs cooking, loved the glass front kitchen and the cool decor !

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3 Thank richardi
LasanGRP_Manager, Guest Relations Manager at Raja Monkey, responded to this review

Dear Richard, Many thanks for choosing us and for this glowing review. We're over the moon to hear you had such a wonderful dining experience and we look forward to having the pleasure of serving you again very soon. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$13 - US$28
Cuisine
Street Food, Indian, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Cheap Eats, Groups, Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
Sunday
17:30 - 23:00
Tuesday
17:30 - 23:00
Wednesday
17:30 - 23:00
Thursday
17:30 - 23:00
Friday
17:30 - 23:00
Saturday
17:30 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1355 Stratford Road | Hall Green, Birmingham B28 9HW, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  West Midlands  >  Birmingham
  • Phone Number: +44 121 777 9090
Description
Get closer to the real India at Birmingham's most vibrant road-side cafe. 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.

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