Raga Restaurant Lounge & Bar
Raga Restaurant Lounge & Bar

Raga Restaurant Lounge & Bar

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.ragarestaurant.com/
  • Phone: 407-985-2900x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Sunday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian
  • Dress Code: Smart Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Entertainment, Farm to Table, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Area, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Private Room, Smoking Area, Takeout, View, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Catering: We do offer catering, for any size party.
  • Private Party Facilities: Raga offers three private dining areas, with seating from 15 to 250 guests. All rooms are private, have the ability for presentations with screens, mic and full sound available.
  • Private Party Contact: John Pereira 4079852900x
  • Entertainment: Raga will offer Indian inspired music, as well as Jazz and other World Class music.
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Getting there

  • Cross Street: Dr. Phillips
  • Public Transit: Yes stops near by.
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: We have ample parking spaces, and we also offer complimentary Valet parking on Wednesday - Saturday.
A word from Raga Restaurant Lounge & Bar
The Myriad of tales related to the Indian subcontinent is a Kaleidoscope of mystical and sublime colors. A trip to the Countryside is mesmerizing, as it encompassed the flatlands of the Deccan plateaus to the soaring heights of the Himalayas. The geography is as diverse as the people who inhabit the land. Different historical influences,that span centuries,have brought forth an exuberance that is deeply enriched by the interplay of cultural presentations. All of our dishes are prepared using only the finest ingredients, Olive Oils, fresh herbs and spices and contain no artificial flavorings or preservatives. Our gold medal, award-wining Executive Chef Dominic Sarkar exemplifies Raga"s passion for the best by preparing our menu's culinary delights. Having Trained in India,Chef Sarkar has held prestigious positions spanning a 26-year career around the globe-from Dubai to Bahrain, the UAE and the to California. We offer our guests his inspiration, of Gulf Indian cuisine.
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Raga Restaurant Lounge & Bar reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since May 21, 2014
Overall Rating3
  • Food3.2
    Service2.8
  • Ambiance4.2
    Noise LevelModerate
33% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
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  • Poor Service
    Diner100001
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    There was only 1 server for a party of 16, and the food took 2 hours to come. Head manager was rude and refused to admit mistakes.
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  • Disappointing
    WWD2014
    Dined on 7/9/2014
    Beautiful restaurant located upstairs in Dr. Phillips Sand Lake area. Food was ok although two dishes ordered mild came out way too spicy and had to be sent back. Server seemed disconnected and preoccupied even though we were the only costumers. Did not apologize when order was wrong. Slow and had a very difficult time splitting the check. Surely we were not the first people to have a check split up. I can't recommend this place when there are so many other good places to eat in that area.
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  • Great food in an upscale atmosphere
    bvanklink
    Dined on 6/14/2014
    We had dinner at 7:00 on a Saturday and the place was quiet, but it doesn't deserve to be so. The food was great and the staff were very attentive. The atmosphere and seating is very upscale and not at all like the Indian restaurants we are used to. We had samosas, tikka masala, vindaloo, naan and rice and all were as good as we have had anywhere else. We live in Orlando and are sure to be back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food
    Jai4
    Dined on 6/10/2014
    We ordered the Baigan bharta and it was terrible .
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    vibrant bar scene
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • review
    OpenTable Diner Since 2014
    Dined on 5/31/2014
    This was our second visit to Raaga. Food was great just as in the past. We made reservation for 9 people and our table was ready when we got to the restaurant. Good service and great ambience......
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Great Indian Spot!
    Jmm1984
    Dined on 4/12/2014
    Been to Raga several times over the years. Was super quiet and slow. Weren't sure why. Good and service were just as good when we were there and it was packed! Strongly recommend Raga!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, scenic view, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • It was a wonderful experience..wond
    Divu
    Dined on 4/5/2014
    It was a wonderful experience..wonderful staff, good music and delicious food..made our experience special..would love if they restart their lunch soon..
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for outdoor dining, scenic view, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Horrible Service
    AP412014
    Dined on 3/23/2014
    A meal that should have taken about an hour took nearly 3 hours. One server for the whole restaurant, the poor guy was literally running through the restaurant back and forth to the kitchen. There was a manager present but did little to help the server. 20 minutes for a refill of rice, by the time it came out food was cold. 30 minutes for a glass of ice-tea and 40 minutes to get our checks and cash out. One of our meals came out incorrect, notified the server and he told us he would send over the manager, manager never showed. We were never offered dessert and had to repeatedly ask for our to-go boxes. I cannot believe a restaurant is run like this, absolutely the poorest management I have ever seen.
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  • Has gone downhill!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011VIP
    Dined on 2/28/2014
    When it first opened, it was amazing with great service and food. I am not sure if there is a new owner or management but this second experience was horrid. When we arrived at the restaurant (Fri night at 730 pm) the restaurant was empty. We waited 10 min before anyone appeared at the host stand. We were then seated and no one came back to take drink orders or give water. I got up to go find someone. Drinks were placed and anonther 15 min goes by and finally the drinks come. I ordered wine and the glass was only quarter filled for $14. I told them that is a small pour and they just laughed and walked away. We then ordered some appetizers. 20 min later, nothing. We got the bill and didn't stay for dinner. STAY CLEAR of this restaurant!
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  • Avoid this place
    OrlandoVisitorVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    Avoid this place. Food was mediocre and service was a disaster. What was spent on decor should have been spent on hiring and training staff. We waited almost an hour for the wrong order from a server who didn't understand the description in their own menu and why the order was wrong until a manager was called. Which turned into an hour and a half to get the correct order, that was not very good in the first place. All while being 3/4 empty. Definitely avoid this place.
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  • Disappointed
    SatnitedinnerVIP
    Dined on 2/15/2014
    We have visited this restaurant before and had a better experience. The latest visit was very disappointing. The service was horrible. The place was short-staffed and it seemed the waitress was very new. She was running around like a chicken w it's head cut off. Her manager was publicly yelling at her. They never came back to check on us. Food was just ok this time. Ended up having some food packed to take home and when we got home, we noticed that they had not packed everything! Overall disappointing experience.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This place is awful !!
    Navin
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went there on valentine's day. Took about 30 mins for them to get seated, and no exaggeration 30 mins to get a glass of water and that too after asking for it a couple of times. We were not asked if we needed anything else besides water.. No wait staff showed up at the table and I had to talk to the manager and he sent someone. We were hoping the food will be worth the 1 hour, but was less than mediocre at best and overpriced. They still use the same chef's name they started the restaurant with when the food and service was excellent. I don't plan to go back there ever again.
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  • Excellent Food, Lackluster Service
    SoClose
    Dined on 2/14/2014
    We went to Raga for Valentine's. The reviews were spot on. Amazing food, so-so service. We ordered samosas to start and they were the best we'd ever eaten. The spices in them were superb. We ordered 3 entrees to split to taste more of the menu. We ordered chicken tikka masala, lamb meatballs and bone-in goat vindaloo. Also some garlic naan to augment the choices. We cleaned our plates. The service was lackluster. I asked for a soda 3x before it came. We ordered a cake to go. It took 20 minutes to put cake in a box. We heard the waitress ask for it at least 3x and watched the cooks ignore her. When we left we were angry, ruining the great experience. However, we would definitely go back with lower expectations for the service.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Sunday night dinner
    sunshine
    Dined on 1/26/2014
    The food was very good but the service was ok. The waiter was not very informed about the food and although he tried hard he just wasn't very knowledgeable about the food. He was slow in getting the food to us also.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quiet and Unique
    OrlandoGoodStuff
    Dined on 1/18/2014
    This was a great experience! I have to say that they did not have the first dishes we ordered, which was a bit odd for Saturday night. However, our excellent waiter made some wonderful suggestions and we were very happy with our meals. The ambiance was amazing and not what you would expect for the second story of this particular building. This is the PERFECT date night. Oh the Naan cannot be beat.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Terrific Indian food
    WannalikeitVIP
    Dined on 12/28/2013
    We thoroughly enjoyed all the food we ordered. The atmosphere is lovely, a very good remodel from the prior tenant. The big miss was service. We had 2 servers who were both polite and nice. One was very unknowledgeable about the food which should never happen. In spite of that we enjoyed our experience and would return.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Nice ambience
    denhash
    Dined on 12/26/2013
    Really liked the dining experience here. It was fairly quiet when we went. Although we had reserved, we didn't really need it. The ambience was great. The waiter was polite, although service was a bit slow.
    Special Features:
    romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Beauti-Full
    nemathecat
    Dined on 12/15/2013
    We visited Raga early on a Sunday evening, so it was quiet overall (could easily be quite lively on a Friday night). Food was outstanding. Even the chef asked if everything was ok. The decor is quite spectacular; very vibrant and interesting. Great spot to eat in Orlando; we will return as soon as we can.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Not Impressed
    TSVa
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    I've ate here before several times, however this time i was very disappointed. Not enough staff to attend to the guests. Our waiter was also the bartender, which you can imagine, slowed down our service tremendously. We were not able to order certain things from the menu because they did not have a cook to make some of those things. No coffee- what place doesn't have that??? The food quality was much lower than what ive had in the past. Not worth the high prices. Beautiful place, but service and food needs improvement
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  • new restaurant to get Indian food
    Larafl
    Dined on 12/14/2013
    was one of the best Indian restaurants I have eaten in. service was wonderful, food was great. would go back there anytime I wanted good food and service
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quick glance
    badshaheghulam
    Dined on 11/28/2013
    Service and ambiance were good...food presentation was also very good...food quality was marginal...kachori appetizer was too hard, inedible and filled with potatoes (like a samosa),,,ragda pattis was moderately good...bhindi could have been more flavorful...all food needs a bit more flavor and spice (not necesssarily hot)...overall fine dining experience
    Special Features:
    special occasion
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Food is very good. The waitress
    NeilC
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Food is very good. The waitress was very friendly and attentive but appeared to have had zero training. The restaurant was very quiet so there was no atmosphere.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • "Raga what?"
    Meezak
    Dined on 10/12/2013
    Food lacks any flavor for indian restaurant. The awesome waiter tried do hard to make up for the terrible food
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  • Food quality has seriously worsened
    GrasshopperVIP
    Dined on 9/20/2013
    We have been here numerous time. Tandoori chicken was not as flavorful, yogurt was very liquidy, biryani was not made with same type of rice, and naan was not filled with stuff like it used to be. Told the waiter about the yogurt, he agreed, shrugged his shoulder, and just put it back on our table. Won't be coming back here!
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  • Grea find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012VIP
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    I love Indian food but have a hard time finding a nice restaurant to enjoy authentic Indian. If your looking for a nice , higher end experience to enjoy Indian this is a must.
    Special Features:
    romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great food and service
    Andy
    Dined on 9/18/2013
    Server was very friendly and food was amazing...A+++++++
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, vibrant bar scene, great for outdoor dining, great for brunch, kid-friendly, romantic, scenic view, late-night find, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was good, but the
    Katie
    Dined on 9/15/2013
    The food was good, but the portions were quite small considering the prices.
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  • Disappointing
    notme2
    Dined on 8/28/2013
    Made reservation but it was obvious that none was needed as only 4 people there at 1PM. There was no tandoori chicken on the buffet. No non either and none was offered. Kheer was refilled just in time for my dessert but there were no bowls. How does one eat Kheer off a bread plate? Saw the review in the Orlando Sentenial when Raja first opened and could not make a reservation August...full? computer down?...no reservation necessary now....no customers!
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  • Great Restaurant/Good Food
    Loveit
    Dined on 8/17/2013
    This was our first visit and loved it immensely. Will be back again. Highly recommended.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, great for lunch, kid-friendly
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Quality has changed.
    Monch
    Dined on 7/29/2013
    They have acquired a new chef and although the food is still good, the quality is not as superb as before. Will still give it another chance.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • All our meals were spicier/hotter
    chelseagirlVIP
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    All our meals were spicier/hotter than we usually order If you visit ask for milder than normal Children's although ordered very mild were still too hot! Will probably not return
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  • Something changed
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/19/2013
    I've Been to this restaurant quite a few times but something changed in the kitchen since the last time I visited. Everything we ordered was cooked differently; and. Not necessarily better! The sauces were watery, the rice dish was mall color and not tasty, even the soft drink was flat. Very disappointed in one of my favorite places.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • inconsistant
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 7/14/2013
    the crab salad was awful, all salt, no crab. Vegetables were cold. Fish was good, shrimp were not
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  • Sunday buffet
    MARTYVIP
    Dined on 6/16/2013
    The Sunday brunch was very good but not at the same high-level of the a la carte dinners that are available most evenings.
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    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Delicious, great service
    agvand26
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    We had a very nice romantic dinner at Raga. The food was delicious and the service was excellent. There were only two downsides to our meal: 1 - The music was way too loud. It was also cheesy love songs, which are not my favorite. 2 - The restaurant was out of a couple items I asked for. I was excited to try an item off of the chef's "Fusion Menu," and was told it was only available on weekdays, which I found strange. You would think their special menu would only be available on weekends instead! Overall we had a lovely meal and a really excellent server. We will return the next time we are in Orlando.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This is the 2nd time i went
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 4/27/2013
    This is the 2nd time i went to Raga. The quality of food has dropped.. they do need a new chef or need step it up.. The ambiance is good.
    Special Features:
    vibrant bar scene, romantic
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • Very nice meal...waiter was
    RKCouchVIP
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Very nice meal...waiter was a bit weak on skill and knowledge, but we, as well as our guests are picky Indian food eaters, and enjoyed Raga very much. We were a bit early so enjoyed a drink in the bar with at tentative staff. We will definitely return!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The food was amazing and the
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    The food was amazing and the service (Jamilya)outstanding.The only down side was we had an obnoxious person sitting behind our table that was so loud we could not hear our own conversation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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  • Menu was interesting; not
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 3/29/2013
    Menu was interesting; not the same ole Indian food. Waiter, Milos, was fantastic and décor nice and new. Prices were in line with local restaurants in area.
    Special Features:
    notable wine list, romantic, special occasion
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  • Truly Indian Cuisine experience..!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 3/27/2013
    I was looking for a special place to take my fiance for a nice dinner on her birthday. We were never at a Indian restaurant before and Raga was a very nice choise after reading comments and recommendations online. It was truly a nice experience.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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