21/22 Bootham, York, YO30 7BW, United Kingdom 01904 613366


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    AboutThe Raj

    We are highly recommended on Trip Advisor, please read the reviews here.

    To read our write up from the local york press please click here.

    Raj, a former business studies student said he wanted to follow in his father’s footsteps as an entrepreneur rather than go to university.
    Raj said: “I gained experience working in the restaurants and helping my father out. I liked how he was running things and thought I would like to do that myself one day.”

    He said the 70-seater restaurant has been completely refurbished in a contemporary Indian style and will serve traditional Indian food with specials by a top chef from London.

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    DameKelly Homes - Visits The Raj York

    THE owner of a York restaurant has told of his excitement after double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes walked in for a meal.

    Raj Ahmad, who has run the Raj in Bootham for just over a year, said he was keen on athletics and immediately recognised the retired British middle-distance athlete, who won two gold medals at the 2004 Olympics in Athens.

    “I asked her why she had chosen the Raj to dine and she said she had come to the area for a wedding and was looking around York.

    “She said she had looked on Trip Advisor – the travel website which carries reviews of travel-related matters including restaurants – and seen we had good reviews. I felt over the moon.”

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    Ultimate Dining Experience like no other. Our Traditional and Modern Indian cuisine
    When The Raj opened in October 2012, it was our mission to provide a superior Indian dining experience by offering dishes which were more focussed on rich flavours than hot spices, set against the contemporary background of a modern restaurant.

    The restaurant is open 7 days a week and if you are looking for a great alternative venue for a party, birthday or engagement party, we will be happy to cater to your requirements.
    ‘My food and service speak for itself’ says Raj. ‘

    All my local regular customers get a free drink after their meal just to show them my appreciation and how much I value their custom’.

    • "Rapid service the boys all make you feel welcome and always give me bomb bay mix at the table"
      James Williamson
      James Williamson
    • "We love it at The Raj the staffs are great the food is gorgeous and the kids love eating here as well, will always recommend to others"
      Kev And Family
      Kev And Family
    • "The Raj is up there with the best, excellent service and delicious food, we will always be back"
      Martin and Anna
      Martin and Anna


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