Went to Raaga for RestaurantWent to Raaga for Restaurant Week, and the food did not disappoint. By far the best Indian food in the area, and very different atmosphere than anywhere else around- you definitely don't feel like you're in Chapel Hill once you walk inside! Also a superb option for a group with a lot of vegetarians or vegans as their menu is full of such items that are just as good (if not better!) than the chicken and lamb options. Have been going to Raaga since it opened and will definitely keep going back for more!6/8/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food!The food was absolutely amazing! It was tasty and full of flavor.6/6/2013 12:00:00 AMTasty!The food was really delicious, even though we had to send it back for a "heat" adjustment. It's funny how Indian restaurants are scared to send out "Indian hot" to Americans. After all was said and done, the food was really great. The actual bartender and waitress were amazing. There were a few times that we were left waiting for beer or water refills, but overall the service was fine. The seating was a bit close for our liking, and there were other tables that would have been a better fit but they had most everyone crammed on a long wall. Otherwise, we'll be back!6/5/2013 12:00:00 AMLovely and DeliciousI had heard about this place but hadn't had a chance to go until last weekend. My dinner partner is vegan and gluten intolerant and they had a vegan menu ready upon arrival plus they provided options for items on the main menu that could be modified to meet his dietary restrictions. My partner asked for something specific that wasn't on the menu and they accommodated his request...that was amazing and very nice of them. My meal was great but it wasn't nearly as spicy as they said it would be. I felt that they understood my needs and were being proactive.
The cocktail list was also fun, I had a mango mojito. The wait staff was professional, accommodating and very nice! I plan to go back again!
Anita6/2/2013 12:00:00 AMA distinctive Indian restaurantThe menu is distinctive and not the standard Indian restaurant fare. The chef has added unique twists to the traditional menu to make it unique and flavorful. This is my best Indian restaurant experience thus far and I have been to Indian restaurants in New York, Washington, San Francisco, London, Montreal & Toronto.
Simply the best!5/29/2013 12:00:00 AMAwesome Staff and Delicious FoodThe folks at Raaga (formerly Saffron of Chapel Hill) are amazing. It's the same owners and chef as before, just with some re-branding and slight tweaks to the menu. The food is the best you can find in the triangle, and everything I've had over the years has been absolutely delicious.5/22/2013 12:00:00 AMContinues To Satisfy - 5 Stars!!!!!Each time I go I seem to find something else I fall in love with. I rarely venture beyond my favorite dish at a restaurant. I urge you to go places you might not on this menu. Raaga continues to satisfy!5/16/2013 12:00:00 AMFamily FavoriteWe had a family dinner at Raaga for Mother's Day and our experience was exceptional. The food and drinks were top notch. For drinks we had the Bollywood Lights and the Early Indian Summer to start. The wine list was also reasonable with a good selection. The pappadums and and naan were remarkable alongside the appetizers. Entrees were reasonably priced and quite flavorful. Both lentil dishes were outstanding. The vegan coconut ice cream however was insanely good. I would highly recommend this to our friends. Good for out of towners and Indian food experts as well.5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMStrong IndianSome of the best in the triangle. When saffron split, this is where the cookin talent went5/12/2013 12:00:00 AMFood was great. However,Food was great. However, we ordered drinks before dinner and wine with our dinner and the wine came out before the drinks. This was unusual and if I knew this I would not have ordered a drink. Also, the table had crumbs on it after the dinner was over and we felt the table should have been cleaned first before we ordered dessert.4/27/2013 12:00:00 AMGreat food and service. FunGreat food and service. Fun & creative cocktails. It is nice having the "small plate" option. A small plate was plenty for me for dinner.4/25/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a marvelous experience,We had a marvelous experience, starting with our server, who was great and suggested that we were ordering too much (how rare!). She was right about that, as well as about recommending one of the two appetizers we were considering (banana pepper). That dish and one of the two main courses we ordered (eggplant) were fabulous; the fish main we ordered was fine but not to write home about.4/24/2013 12:00:00 AMThey call it Murge K Parche. Wow!You have to try this strange concoction Raaga has created for lunch - some kind of an indian sandwich to die for. They call it Murge K Parche - it's like a naan indian chicken sandwich. Wow! Thanks you for whatever this is - I love it.4/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWonderful staff and spectacular fooWe had arrived at the restaurant at 11.30 am since we had made an online reservation for that time, only to see that the restaurant actually doesn't open till noon. However, the staff called us and made special accommodations for us to be able to dine even though they were not open yet. Food as always is spectacular.4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was incredible! IThe food was incredible! I usually don't order a cocktail, but did and was so glad. The Bollywood Lights was top 2 best cocktail ever!!!4/20/2013 12:00:00 AMOutstanding Indian food, manyOutstanding Indian food, many entrees and dishes not found elsewhere. Almost all done and presented to perfection. The two soups on the menu are a disappointment and should be avoided. Excellent bar and their special cocktails are worthwhile if you like that kind of thing.4/6/2013 12:00:00 AMRaaga surpasses SaffronLoved this place when it was Saffron, so I was a little nervous that Raaga wouldn't live up to my expectations, but it exceeded them! They have very unique and delicious signature drinks and the food....there aren't words. This is the best Indian restaurant in the triangle and I can't wait to go back and try other dishes!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMEverytime we've been thereEverytime we've been there the service and food is outstanding! Each dish has its own unique flavor. Highly recommend this restaurant!!4/5/2013 12:00:00 AMThe chicken in my dish wasThe chicken in my dish was a bit dry but the sauce was fantastic - lamb, scallops, bread, samosas all terrific.3/30/2013 12:00:00 AMThe best Butter Chicken youThe best Butter Chicken you will ever have, period. If you haven't tries this place you must. Ask for one of the booths in the back, very romantic/private.3/29/2013 12:00:00 AMIndian dining to a whole new level!This place takes the indian dining experience to a whole new level. Try any of the traditional indian dished and you will be blown away. Try some of the more fusion dishes and you will crave the place.3/27/2013 12:00:00 AMAmazing vegetarian dishes.Amazing vegetarian dished. I am not even a vegetarian and all I seem to eat are the vegetarian dishes when I am at Raaga.3/24/2013 12:00:00 AMAs good as Saffron!!!Raaga was great. Every bit as good as when it was Saffron.
Food and service were outstanding. My only complaint was the uncontrolled young kids running around and making far too much noise for a fine dining experience. Of course this is not the restaurants fault which is why I still give it a great rating.3/22/2013 12:00:00 AMNice dining environment andNice dining environment and courteous wait staff. Food is good to outstanding but one should be aware that some of their menus could be very hot(spicey hot that is.) The menu does not indicate which ones are mild and which ones are not. I will not order Biriany because it was not what I expected it to be being an Indian person who loves biryani. But, over all, its a fine dining experience although a bit pricey.3/17/2013 12:00:00 AMVery good food, but the serviceVery good food, but the service staff are what shine in this restaurant. Our waitress was one of the most knowledgeable and friendly servers we've experienced in decades of fine dining. We even commented that she should have her own restaurant.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMWe had a very enjoyable timeWe had a very enjoyable time except that the service was quite slow. The waiter was very pleasant and helpful.3/16/2013 12:00:00 AMIncredible Naan Sandwich for LunchIndian like you have never had. We had lunch and they served us naan sandwichs... I know it sounds wierd, just have a taste and you will see what I am talking about!3/12/2013 12:00:00 AMThe food was, as usual, absolutelyThe food was, as usual, absolutely wonderful. The service was a bit off. We sat for long periods at a time waiting for our dishes. I think it was an "off" night for them because they are usually very attentive without being intrusive. It was a Sunday evening so maybe that had something to do with it.
We still enjoyed our special dinner and will definitely return. Still highly recommend this restaurant.2/24/2013 12:00:00 AMModern Indian Chic FusionBy far one of the best restaurants you will ever experience2/22/2013 12:00:00 AMWe enjoyed our valentine'sWe enjoyed our valentine's day dinner. the rose was a nice touch.2/14/2013 12:00:00 AMOne of Chapel Hills Best...Raaga is breaking into the Chapel Hill scene with amazing change and innovation in traditional indian cuisine. By far the best indian cuisine in 500 miles. This place is one to watch. Definitely soon to be one of Chapel Hills best, not just best indian, THE best. What an amazing place!2/8/2013 12:00:00 AM