Raaga

4.2
350 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Raaga features the traditional and contemporary Indian cuisine of a James Beard-nominated Chef. The extensive menu features a wide variety of vegetarian and non-vegetarian choices using local, organic produce and seafood, as well as the finest quality halal meats. The wine list is extensive and eclectic, and features selections hand-picked by our resident sommelier. Experienced and friendly staff guide you through your dining experience. Located in the idyllic East 54 community, less than a mile from the UNC-Chapel Hill Campus and a short commute from Durham and Raleigh.
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4.2based on all time ratings
4.3
food
4.0
service
4.2
ambience
3.8
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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MichaelM
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on October 30, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Indian food, but don't have a local restaurant, so whenever we're even close to Chapel Hill we try to work dinner at Raaga's into the schedule. Generous portions mean left-overs for lunch, which unbelievably is even more delicious.

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vipJGrigston
Raleigh
107 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service and the food were both excellent! I always enjoy Raaga. This is a must try!

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Becca
1 review
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Beautiful restaurant, wo wonderful meal and excellent wine! Service was friendly and helpful. Prices are on the higher end but a great place for a treat out.

JG
vipJGrigston
Raleigh
107 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good was delicious and service was excellent. This restaurant is a must try!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a great ambience..!!

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
8 reviews
Dined on August 13, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food and ambience! We had the palak paneer and go I musalem which were excellent coupled with the bhindhi kurkuri. Nice overall experience

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ChristyL
1 review
Dined on August 11, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience2

It was dead on a sat night, and the server was wearing a tank top. It didn’t come across as sanitary, especially when she has to reach across the table to place food or poor waters. Also, we felt rushed. The server brought us the check with out us asking for it.

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ArpanaRoy
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on August 10, 2018
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Raaga is average place to have some Indian food. Its an expensive place but I dint see the value for money so much. Quantity is less , presentation is poor and taste is quite okay. Service is average and cleanliness is not upto the mark.

Some appetizers are good , try the featured dishes more than the traditional ones. Mutton dishes are good. Do not take the wheat paratha , they were not cooked properly. Overall I would give it a 2.5 star out of 5.

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Grapepoppingbubble
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service , great food and beautiful restaurant

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gjs435
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on July 27, 2018
Overall1food1service2ambience4

The food was awful. The biryani was cooked in foul-smelling oil. The chicken in the biryani was not even marinated and tasted terrible. The dish used food coloring all over. Thankfully, the breads were OK.

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AliciaR
Raleigh
18 reviews
Dined on July 21, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Service was slow although they were not terribly busy. We were seated outside and were forgotten.

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MattM
1 review
Dined on July 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food! We had the chicken Tikka Masala and chicken vindaloo which were both outstanding. Best Indian food in town.

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vipCharlesL
Raleigh
12 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall3food1service5ambience4

We've been to Raaga three times and enjoyed it. Our most recent visit (June 2018) was a disappointment. The curry was blazingly spicy and the food was over-salted. Very tough for anyone on a low-salt diet who has a touch of acid reflux.

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Sp2C
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Pleasantly surprised by the lovely and artistic presentation of the food. The naan was the best ever!

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HeatherS
Wilmington
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall2food5service5ambience3

The food was great! The service was almost non-existent at first and then our table seemed to be turned over to a young man who was very good. I would have given the overall a higher rating but the air conditioner wasn't working and it was incredibly uncomfortable inside. I assumed our drinks or a dessert would be given for free to say they were sorry but that didn't happen. I would like to go back, but not until the climate is bearable.

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nc2njgirl
Raleigh
26 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Went to Raaga on a Friday night around 6:30. It was quiet at that time but did get louder as the restaurant filled up around 7:30.
We both got a vegetarian entrees but just because they sounded so good, we aren't vegetarian. I got stuffed peppers in a moderately spicy red sauce, my husband got the mattar paneer. Everything was very good, spicy but not too spicy, jasmine rice cooked to perfection and more than enough for another meal out of each. We also got Samosas for an appetizer which were very good. I feel that Raaga's food is a cut above other Indian restaurants. You do pay slightly higher prices but the quality is worth it.
The service was a little slow at times since we were trying to make a movie, but they were attentive and helpful and kept our water glasses full.
It was nice to be able to talk across the table to each other without feeling we had to shout. There were other couples nearby but we didn't have to hear their conversation and we felt we didn't bother them either. I find this is harder and harder to find in restaurants that don't cost upwards of $200 for a dinner for two and appreciated it.
Very lovely experience and we will be returning.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
3 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

I wished the lights were dimmer and that it wasn't so cold.

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SusanT
Charleston
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Atmosphere was nice. Waitress was over worked with customers arriving at the same time. Our dinner order was mixed up in the kitchen and took longer than it should. The Indian food was flavorful , but nothing exceptional . Overall, average. Would not rush back.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on March 29, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The wait staffer seemed indifferent--he wanted to close out our check before he had even asked about dessert. Seems self-defeating. When I had been there several days before there was Indian music on the sound-system. That was better than what was playing Thursday evening.

OT
OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 6, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Great food, bar drinks were mediocre. Not that I would go there to drink, but it’s still nice to get a solid cocktail with dinner.

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VDH1
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on March 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food, excellent service, can't wait to go back again.

DM
DragnevM
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

First time there and I loved it. Great food and service.

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johnD
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was just absolutely amazing
The service was speedy, but not overbearing
The food was just perfect, no complaints there
Ambience was quite romantic but cozy
Definitely would recommend to anyone

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RobertH
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible food, very flavorful (spicy!), lovely ambiance, nice wait staff, and they gave us a rose and chocolates for our Valentine's day date. If you like Indian food I couldn't recommend this place enough.

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ChapelHillian
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on February 9, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Our go to local Indian restaurant. Never disappoints!

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vipDaleS
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience4

Food too spicy. Waitress was very nice but service very slow.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Raleigh
20 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Really great food! And the Zinfandel was perfect with the spicey lamb dishes.

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birdie
Jacksonville
16 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our friends to Raaga for their anniversary on Sunday evening. Raaga is our favorite Indian restaurant in the Triangle, and it did not disappoint this time. The food was delicious as always, and our waiter couldn't have been more helpful and accommodating. I would recommend this restaurant to anyone who likes Indian food.

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TommyW
Austin
2 reviews
Dined on January 12, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Have been to this restaurant several times and each time, we've had a wonderful mean. My wife and friend are Indian food aficionados and they say it is some of the best they've ever had.

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vipJGrigston
Raleigh
107 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent meal and service. We really enjoyed it!

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Finefoodfan
Raleigh
2 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I love Raaga. Great food. Only suggestion would be that side dishes should not be as expensive as an entree (anywhere from $18 to $23) So if my husband and i order a curry entree, and want a spinach paneer side, it is also $18. By the time you order an appetizer, wine, and order naan, it turns out to be quite a hefty little bill at the end.
Just my suggestion.

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SteveL
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The Indian cuisine at Raaga was very good. Shared the Scallop Mint Masala appetizer and the scallops were perfectly cooked and the sauce was exceptional. Also shared the Samosas and they were your standard fare Samosas. For dinner I had the Goan Scallops Balchao and again the scallops were perfectly cooked and the sauce was exceptional. Biggest complaint from my party was that no one was asked about spice level on any of their dishes and the Chicken Tikka Masala came out fairly mild.

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vipDaleS
Raleigh
14 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Service was very good. Often the service is not so good, but we go because we like the food. Service great last night.

SD
vipSpoiledDiners
Raleigh
72 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Raaga never disappoints! It is tops in Chapel Hill when it comes to Indian dining...its just that simple.

KG
KarenG
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2017
Overall4food5service5ambience4

There were very few patrons the evening we went for dinner. Another party of 3 persons was seated just 3 feet from us even though there were over a dozen free tables throughout the restaurant where they could have been seated that would have given them and us more space and privacy. Otherwise, it was a very positive experience.

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vipjude
Raleigh
27 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Excellent food. The variety, tastes and flavors were wonderful. We had a cauliflower dish, lamb and naan, and all were excellent. Definitely worth going especially as a break from Southern cooking.

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OpenTable Diner
Raleigh
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The food at Raaga is always delicious, and it's one of the few restaurants where you can carry on a conversation at the table without shouting. We go fairly often with friends and have never been disappointed.

GK
GwendynnK
Raleigh
4 reviews
Dined on August 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is my fourth time at Raaga and they never fail to have wonderful food and delightful service. We love the ambiance, inside and outside. The inner "dome" table is really nice for family events and the dome helps those who are hard of hearing be able to participate in the conversation as the acoustics are wonderful. Definitely one of our favorite restaurants in the Triangle - and we are foodies.

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vipEomf62
Western NC
3 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2017
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Very good Indian food. We tried most Indian Restaurants in the area and enjoy the food here the best.

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Josh
Wilmington
4 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My third dinner at Raaga. Introduced to my wife on date night tonight. We showed up a little early but we were seated right away. We really enjoyed the dinner and thought the food was fantastic. Waitress was pleasant and attentive. One of my favorite Indian restaurants in the triangle.

FAQs

Raaga offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (919) 240-7490.

Raaga is rated 4.2 stars by 350 OpenTable diners.