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Raba Indian Restaurant

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26 Commercial Road, Lerwick, Scotland
+44 1595 695554
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Staying in Lerwick for work. Decided to give this a try. Service was good, there were only 2 other people in the restaurant at 7 at night. Should have taken that as a sign. Food was bland and overpriced. Live and learn...

3 Thank Erin M
Huddersfield, United Kingdom
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147 reviews
80 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 58 helpful votes
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here whilst staying in Lerwick last week for work. This is a restaurant and takeaway so has a good varied menu. We visited on a Tuesday night so were the only people in the restaurant, although there were a number of people using the takeaway. The staff were really pleasant and attentive. We both ordered just a main course... More 

Thank Bexy1977
Lerwick, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Having previously visited the Raba with my partner, I decided to book a table of 20 for our Staff night out here. All of us being fellow hospitality workers we know how hard it is to get everything right from the minute you enter the door. This is exactly what the manager and his team of staff did for us.... More 

Thank Shetland99
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13 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 October 2016

im sorry to say but everything tastes the same, ordered a few different things recently and could not tell the difference between them, as for what is described as chicken!!!! i got no idea what they do to it, they obviously use the same marinated chicken !! in many of there dishes, also had a tandori chicken im sorry but... More 

2 Thank John C
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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134 reviews
90 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner last night at the Raba. With a typical Indian restaurant decor and music, it was looking like this what just what we fancied. They took our order in good time, and I must admit, the started I ordered was beautiful, as was our mains. The service was speedy, albeit a bit strange. We had 4 different... More 

Thank xWackix
Aberdeen, United Kingdom
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61 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed 25 September 2016 via mobile

Ate at this restaurant at peak time on a Saturday night. Luckily we had booked ahead which was a good idea as it was full and they were having to turn people away. Our drinks and meals were served quite quickly however some others that came in after us did seem to have a bit to wait and they were... More 

Thank Phunter62
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22 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
Reviewed 22 September 2016 via mobile

I've been here 3 times in my life. Never had a good experience. The place is freezing cold, never busy when I've been in, the staff was rude and sitting around texting on his phone when my friend was trying to get his attention and one i had to get up and go ask him for some more drinks. I... More 

2 Thank LerrikLass23
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 23 August 2016

Have been here many times, and used their excellent Takeaway. One of the best Indian restaurants I have visited. Very friendly staff.

Thank stove2015
Shetland Islands, United Kingdom
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Went there with family had a lovely meal ordered my usual chicken tikka special jallfrezi which is simply the best and the atmosphere is really welcoming the staffs are really friendly too.

Thank leannekyle
1 review
Reviewed 22 August 2016 via mobile

Went there with friends had a lovely meal the best one I've had in a long time I would say better than my local Indian restaurants must go again for sure and the service was excellent can't fault anything there

Thank Eitu W

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
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Indian, Balti, Asian, Eastern European, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Commercial Road, Lerwick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 695554

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