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Blue Mango Restaurant
Blue Mango Restaurant

Blue Mango Restaurant Details

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  • Cross Street: Hillsborough St
  • Parking: Valet
A word from Blue Mango Restaurant
Indian Cuisine which has been taken to the next level in the hands of Chef Sita Khosla.
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  • Diners' Choice WinnerGood for Groups
Diner Reviews
  • "The food was phenomenal! The servers were all knowledge about the menu. The best thing is that the chef came out to see how we were enjoying our food. It was amazing. If you are ever in the Raleigh NC area, this place is a must! I will be definitely dining here again."
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Great experience here at Blue Mango! Ordered the Surf and Turf and it was outstanding! There were also cocktails involved. .ordered the XOXO made with Patron XO bartender made it to perfection! Ambiance was very comfortable with fashion twist. Waiter really knew the menu especially for first time guest who never had Indian food, he also recommended some night spots which was a plus! Really enjoyed myself! Next time in Raleigh be sure to check them out!"
    Dined on 4/11/2014
  • "Went for Dinner with my husband, we have been looking for a good Indian restaurant. Loved the Blue Mango! To our surprise the restaurant was extremely quiet which at first made us a little nervous, but the food was delicious, I had the apricot chicken curry which was awesome and you could also choose the level of spiciness which I liked. Server was efficient and friendly, liked the ambience of the place and would definitely eat there again. Great location also."
    Dined on 4/5/2014
  • "Having had Indian food in MANY establishments, this might be the best Indian food I've had at a restaurant in the US. The flavors were amazing and every bit delicious!!! The service was HORRIBLE! The server may have been the only one in the whole restaurant and bless his heart was LITERALLY running back and forth practically tossing the dishes on your table and running away before you could say anything. They did make my daughter's dish pretty spicy even though I said no spice (she's 7) but it was soooo good and they did bring us yogurt to help. There was no way I was asking to bring out another serving less spicy as the first took quite a long time. when I asked if they could call us a cab, she said cabs didn't come there?!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "The food was great! The service was okay. Really great lunch special. would go back again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "I was there for lunch and was amazed at how much food was included with the lunch entree. There were several lunch "specials" to choose from: seafood, lamb, chicken, veggie; and all came with soup or salad, rice and naan. And there was plenty to box and take home! I have not been for dinner so not sure it would be the same value, but the food is great. It's hard to find really good Indian food in Raleigh - this is the place!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Blue Mango is a small restaurant and the food was great. Our table was available as researved, or only complaint was the sense of being rushed as we dined. I totally understood the need to move guest in and out of the restaurant but when you have large parties "Owner" it is okay to allow the small groups and couples to enjoy their meals as well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "A colleague recommended Blue Mango a week ago, and a group of us visited and enjoyed it immensely. The wine selection is great, the food is good, the portions are average (not huge) and the service is good as well. We enjoyed it enough to return the following week with a group of 12 people. I would definitely go back again."
    Dined on 2/26/2014
  • "While not every dish is true to its Indian roots, they were all very good. Nice flavors, excellent breads."
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "Food was good. They had overbooked for Valentine's Day and we waited 15 minutes to get our "reserved table". Then it was 30-40 minutes before first course served. In my opinion, they were overbooked and understaffed. The food was good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The main problem was abysmally slow service. We had been to this restaurant before and our waiter was a might forgetful We decided to give it a second chance. Our waitress this time took 15 minutes to come introduce herself, and another 10 before coming back to take our order. She then disappeared and was nowhere to be found. When she came back with the food she promised to bring us plates to eat off of, but forgot. When I finally resorted to eating off of my appetizer plate my food was cold, and I made a mess of the table. My lamb Vindaloo had all of 3 pieces of lamb in it, which is small even for Indian restaurant standards. I'm usually pretty easy going, and this is the first time I've written a negative review of a restaurant,"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Food was extremely cold and tasteless. Service was bad as well."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Chose Blue Mango as Valentines venue, as we go there reasonably regularly & most times its quiet, so thought it would be nice to enjoy it on an energetic night ! Arrived 8.45 & the place was packed, we were told (in no uncertain fashion !) to go to the bar where we waited for about 30 minutes with a drink and no sign of a table being offered - we eventually grabbed a seat at the bar & waited again, no table - then we ordered food - our order was forgotten & we ended up getting our food at 10.45 two hours after entering restaurant - when the food came it was much hotter than ordered & not even the right meat type. So all in all a very disapointing experience in a retsurant we enjoy going to - no real apologies other than from the barman"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My husband and I went for Valentine's Day dinner. We couldn't find a hostess at first, then a couple minutes later, a woman lackadaisically walks up and we tell her we're here for our 9:00 reservation. She gestures for us to look at their jam-packed dining area, and points out there are no free tables because it's Valentine's Day. My husband & I, confused, remind her that that's why we made a reservation. It was like she had no concept of what a reservation is. We were so annoyed. We spoke to the manager who was slightly more understanding, but never apologized for the inconvenience. We did end up getting the next free table even though others with reservations were apparently waiting longer (squeaky wheel). Food was good, waiter was great."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Don't know if they overbook or what. But It seemed that they either way overbooked or were wildly understaffed on Valentines evening. If you can't seat and serve within half an hour - don't take a reservation ( week in advance ). Since I'm in the doghouse for being critical , let's just get it all out there. To the hostess/manager whom came from Azitra. Relax. Your stress/anger is palpable enough to make dining, much less digesting, a bit more difficult. Not a huge issue this evening being that we are 45 minutes after seated and were starving. Food : very good. In the future, I'm sticking to take out."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Had a reservation. Was sent to bar. Waited 1 hour. Hostess forgot about us so we ate at the bar. Couple next to us walked out w/o paying their bill they were so mad. Food is good but service STINKS!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Made the opentable reservation for 9pm. Arrived at 8:40pm, stood at the front, which was crowded with other displeased patrons who stated they had reservations and had waited for at least 30 minutes past their reservation time. It was at least 7 minutes before being greeted. The woman that greeted us did not take our name, instructed us to just wait at the bar, which was over crowded and could not seat 1. We went next door for a drink and returned at 9:05pm. Stood again for 10 minutes before being greeted again, was then sat at a 6 person table (there were 2 of us). Sat there for 15 minutes and not a single person came to our table for an order of any kind. After 5 more minutes, we got up and left and were immediately seated@PLATES"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Although we had reservations, we were given the choice of sitting at a table just inside the door, which was uncomfortably cold and drafty, or at a small round table in the corner by the bar which would have been impossible to eat at. If the restaurant was full it would have been okay, but even when we finished our meal there were still many open tables. The chicken tiki masala was rather bland, and luke warm, which may have been because our location was so cold and drafty. And I have never been in an Indian restaurant where you have to actually pay for bread! Our waiter was very nice and helpful but the hostess left a lot to be desired. I would not go back to this restaurant. The only good thing was the décor."
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "The service was great and food came out quickly . The food was very fresh and they have some of the best naan I've ever had!!"
    Dined on 2/7/2014
  • "We had reserved a table for lunch for 3 pm during Restaurant Week. When we walked in they said they were closed from 2:30-5:00. I protested that we made reservations which are supposed to input us into their seating computer. They didn't care."
    Dined on 1/25/2014
  • "The food was absolutely spectacular. The service and staff were so friendly and pleasant. They ran out of the crab masala which was fine and the staff was so professional in explaining. It was not a bother at all so I just got something different. I had the pleasure of meeting the executive chef to explain the crab masala was unavailable and he was absolutely friendly and that added such a nice touch to the customer service. The environment and ambience is contemporary so it adds a feeling of comfort. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone."
    Dined on 1/18/2014
  • "The food here is so delectable that you forget that it's also very healthy. Everything about this place reminds you of many 4-star restaurants, from the decor to the fresh selections. Well done!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The noise level and "club" music choice was not suitable for dinner - more appropriate for a pace dance scenario. The food was good, but spice over-powered flavor. We asked for 2.5 on a scale of 1-5 (1= mild) and my husband's was much hotter than expected - mine was a bit less fiery. The portions are appropriate for a group to share, but for 2 ppl it was too much of the same. There was one pre-fix sampler of which all the items were very heavy. Offering a sampler plate of 3 of the patron's choice (rather than the restaurant's choice) would have made the meal more interesting. The service was very attentive and pleasant. We might have tried it again, but the music is hard on the nerves. There were few people dining for a Saturday night."
    Dined on 1/11/2014
  • "I don't think this restaurant will make it much longer. This is the second time we have eaten at this restaurant. The food has been the same both times but the service and attention to detail has declined. Our waiter was fair at best. I ordered my meal minimal spice and my friend ordered a portion of her meal (same dish) spicy. The two dishes were exact opposite in terms of spice level. My dish was so spicy I could not eat it. The decor had been vandalized - we sat at a booth and the back of the booth chair-back had writing all over it. Also each menu we received had a page missing and the wine list had writing all over it. Will not be going back."
    Dined on 1/4/2014
  • "My husband and I have lived in the Raleigh area for about 5 months, so we've been trying so many different restaurants. We had seen this before and I remembered it for our New Year's Eve plans since we had yet to try it. SO GLAD WE DID! The food and service was top-notch, and authentic. The atmosphere is very relaxing and inviting, not loud, and no harsh lighting. Perfect for a date now or an outing with the family or friends. We will certainly return and make it out go-to place for Indian cuisine!"
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "Best Indian food in the area in the nicest Indian restaurant in the area. High quality food, a very nice environment, and good service make this a great date/business/group spot being in the glenwood south district. New Years was not too crazy or too loud, and although packed, service and food were still excellent. I will definitely return. P.s. For the food quality, it is not overpriced, but more expensive than the typical Indian restaurants."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "The hostess acted as though they didn't have any type of reservation system. She tried to seat my party at the bar even though there were tables available. We requested a table and were seated after being led around the dining area. I ordered curry chicken at spice level 1 (mild). My friends both ordered their dishes at level 3 (more heat). When our food arrived the three dishes were placed in the center of the table. We asked which was what, but the woman had no idea. When our server checked in we asked which dish belonged to whom and he sorted it out. Of the three dishes, mine was the most spicy (all three of us agreed). The food was good, but blue MANGO needs to work on a few things."
    Dined on 12/31/2013
  • "I am always spoiled when I visit here. The chef goes out of his way to make you feel special and the food is spectacular. You can also get the real spice of India here. Can't wait to come back."
    Dined on 10/2/2013
  • "The food was excellent and the chef himself came out multiple times to check on our experience. He even made us some custom dishes off menu!"
    Dined on 12/23/2013
  • "This is my second time at this restaurant. First was when they just opened and now 2 yeard later. Sad to say, restaurant lacks a feel of a good downtown location. Dark lighting and cold ambience. Ordered lamb, salmon makhni and CTM, food came out cold and all the sauces tasted the same. Rice was cold and grainy. Naan was declicious. I am not sure if there's one particular thing but it was a combination of ambience, temperature, food and service that just did not add up. Servers were good but not great."
    Dined on 12/16/2013
  • "unfailing terrific. I have visited India 29 times in the past 40 years... Blue Mango would be considered a terrific restaurant in New Delhi as well as theaspirational standard here in the Triangle"
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "If you like Indian Food, Blue Mango is the best. It's family owned, the head chef comes out and asks how the meal was and it's always great. Consisently excellent dishes every time."
    Dined on 12/14/2013
  • "Had my birthday dinner here and it was a phenomenal find. Loved the ambiance , food was great, awesome service and I had a group of 15. Will be frequenting this place. The menus is reasonably priced for what you are getting. So if you like Indian , go for it."
    Dined on 12/13/2013
  • "Excellent food with exotic, vibrant flavors. The fresh flat breads, made before your eyes in the Tandoor, are to be recommended as possibly the best in the Triangle. If you like stronger spicing, they can cater to your request. There needs to be more attention to detail such as missing knives in the flatware and no salt dispenser at the table. Also, beer choices were somewhat limited with the iconic Kingfisher lager unavailable. Service was attentive, without being obtrusive. Ambience was disappointing for a Friday night. Overall, a rating of 4.25 out of 5.00."
    Dined on 11/29/2013
  • "Two couples shared appetizers and meals ... every dish arrived fresh and piping hot, they were tasty and well seasoned ... Very good Indian food. Service was attentive without being rushed. This was not our first visit and won't be the last!"
    Dined on 11/23/2013
  • "I am an Englishman and enjoy my curry, although the food was ok it really wasn't up to scratch and our sever was awful"
    Dined on 11/22/2013
  • "My hubby and I were driving around, seeing what was new and we came across this lovely restaurant. The decor looked inviting so we went in and had a great dining experience. I want to give a special shout out to the rice :). Being Mediterranean, I am a rice pilaf lover and theirs was the best I had so far! Brilliant food, cocktails and decor and reasonable pricing."
    Dined on 11/16/2013
  • "Very nice restraurant in a hot part of down town. Nice atmosphere, wide choice on the menu. Several of the dishes we get here are among the best versions we have ever had. Chili Paneer starter is sensational. The corn vegetarian curry is different and excellent. Breads are all fresh, light, and cripsy."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "Overall a good experience but nothing particularly special. Trendy. Of note, the papad was fantastic!"
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "Server was very attentive and everyone there was extremely nice. Manager even validated our parking for us. Recommending to everyone I know and will try to get back soon!"
    Dined on 10/4/2013
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