Raj of Kensington
The service and value was outstanding. The starters were delicious (especially the salmon from the sharing platter). The only negative thing I have to say is the curries were just meat and sauce, I was missing some chunky onions/veg etc but apart from that it was perfect. Also they catered for 7 of us even though we only booked an hour in advance.
Having read other reviews on OpenTable, I booked this restaurant. Upon arrival, the first thing you noticed were the cracks in the fake leather chairs (you could see the foam padding). The place was dark and was not maintained. Food was just ok, very hot even if sold as a medium on the menu and overall I couldn't wait to get out. It didn't feel clean in there. You can tell alot about a place and its cleanliness by the toilets and they were not good. Would not return or recommend I'm afraid.
We celebrated my son’s eighteenth birthday here with thirteen of his friends. It was wonderful! (As always)
This is a local restaurant so we were really hoping it would be good. The food was average and the menu offered a broad range of dishes. We found the service was surly and abrupt and our waiter kept trying to get us to order more dishes than we wanted. The atmosphere was good but the overall value was not good and we came away agreeing not to go back. Not a bad restaurant but nothing special and the service was the opposite of charming.
Best Indian in Kensington. I would recommend it to anyone who wants great food and great service in an understated atmosphere.
Great customer service :) and good was really good.
Brilliant food and very good service. We enjoyed it very much.
Good food, vaulebforoney and great location
Another return to this lovely restaurant. we were made to feel very welcome despite a busy New Year's Day and less staff than normal. The food is always fresh and delicious. Nice touch having complementary drinks at the end of the night
Service was really friendly and the food was good. Some dishes are very spicy, ask before ordering :)
Alom, our server was just the sweetest, most professional gentleman! We had a party of 6 from Boston and he knew what we wanted before we did! The food is outstanding here. Thank you, Alom!
I have visited this property several times in the past few months. Raj is highly recommended by many of my colleagues. This visit I brought my friend that has recently started a relationship with Indian food. I am happy to report that we had a fantastic experience. She really enjoyed her meal.
One of the best Indian restaurants in London. Very fresh ingredients, great taste and really good service!
This restaurant is the best! Food is amazing and the staff are friendly and informed.
This was my second visit to Raj of Kensington. My first visit was a “scouting” visit. This visit I brought a colleague. I am happy to report that we had a great experience. A very welcoming atmosphere. I had the lamb shank...delicious(just like the first time). My dining companion ordered the Murg salli zardallo...also delicious!
I will definitely recommend to a select few of my colleagues.
Great food and the price can’t be beat. I love this place and whenever i’m In London it is a must.
Food very tasty, our local Indian restaurant, often visit.
Sad that Raj do not accept Open Table reward cheques despite mentioning at time of booking.
We were traveling from Spain to Canada, stopping in London specifically to go to dinner at the Raj.
Service and food did not disappoint!
Always the best - we actually made a stopover from Spain to Canada at LHR to have dinner here. Always fantastic food and superb service.
Very good food and very good service. We will be back
Wonderful food. Definitely call ahead, and leave a little time to savor the meal.
Had the set, tasting menu which was very tasty
I was dining solo on a weekday night. The entire restaurant was open save 1 table with 6 family members(1 annoying child). I was seated right next to them! Ugh. Fortunately for me they were close to the end of their meal. Once the family left there was 1 other diner for about 30 minutes. I eat early so by the end of the meal there were more patrons.
This was my first visit to the establishment. A few colleagues had mentioned that they enjoyed their meals there. I had very fine service. The poppadoms were plentiful and I enjoyed the 3 sauces that accompanied them. My main course was delicious. It was the lamb shank and I thoroughly enjoyed it. I will definitely return.
On our arrival we were given a very warm welcome and shown to our table. Help was given regarding ordering and we had a delicious meal, best poppadoms and chutney etc ever! The Railway lamb dish was a great success as well as peshawari nan, bhindi and all the other dishes. Will definitely return next time we are in the area. The bill with beers worked out at £65 per couple along with the offer of taking the food we had been unable to finish home. We declined which was regretted the following morning! Also a very good atmosphere in the restaurant, everyone seemed to be enjoying themself as, indeed, we did.
Raj of Kensington was a lovely find for us: truly excellent food and great service. We highly recommend it and will be sure to return!
While visiting London for a few days, we decided we wanted a nice but not too fussy Indian meal full of different flavors. We had a wonderful meal and superb service. The Kerala coconut prawns we’re outstanding.
I will go back to this restaurant every time I'm in this part of London because the selection and quality of the food is so good. This is not the average "slop it all together with masala and serve it to the hungry ignorant" Indian restaurant — it's food cooked and served with pride, and you can get details and advice from the owner/manager about what you eat.
Love the food but the service was atrocious. Slow and unresponsive. They seemed to have a few staff missing including a chef.
They should have apologized about the slow service and made an appropriate gesture to my table and others suffering same fate.
While that was happening, take away orders were flying out the door. They should treat in house diners with same speed. In fact, they should treat in house diners with much more service and respect.
I made a reservation through Opentable for 9:30. My friend and I checked in just before 9:30. We waited around 10 minutes for a table to be cleaned and set for us, even though several tables for 2 were available. But then, we waited for what seemed like hours before our drink orders were taken. Then our food, which was delicious, took forever too. We didn't order anything special. And the table that came in after us was served before us. Maybe it was just an off night for the staff.
Amazing food and tremendous service
We had a very pleasant evening. Friendly and helpful staff. Food tasty and hot.
I’m with delta & this is my favorite restaurant
Amazing food! Highly recommended!
Wonderful little restaurant in Kensington. The food was delicious and the staff were very attentive. I strongly recommend making a reservation because the restaurant got very busy after 7 pm.
Very average food, small portions, overpriced. Service attentive but perhaps too much so.
This was very good and the staff was very friendly. We have slow service as the restaurant was busy so they were very behind in bringing the food. Too a long time to take our order as I think they wanted to space us out due to serving other customers. With the exception of the slow service quality and friendliness was exceptional!
Mega food so tasty! A proper local which the area needed❤️
Another amazing dinner at Raj!
Great Indian restaurant in Kensington! Food was very good and it was easy to book a table there. It’s a very small place but food was excellent. Only negative was service was really, really slow, otherwise it would be 5 stars (out of 5).
Great indian food! Small and cozy, service impeccable.