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Raaga

4.3
334 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Perfect For:
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Authentic
  • Good for a Date
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Contemporary Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm; Saturday - Sunday 12pm - 3pm
Dinner: Sunday - Thursday 5:30pm - 9:30pm; Friday - Saturday 5:30pm - 10pm
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Phone number
(919) 240-7490
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Private party facilities
Our private dining room can accommodate up to 35 people for any of your business or causal events. See our banquet menu at

RaagaChapelHill.com
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Private party contact
Hemini Patel: (919) 868-7000
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Hamilton Rd.
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Parking details
Covered parking deck.
Additional
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
What 334 People Are Saying
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4.3based on recent ratings
4.5
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4.2
service
4.4
ambience
4.0
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94% of people would recommend it to a friend
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4.0Dined on April 8, 2018

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

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3.0Dined on April 6, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 29, 2018

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.

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4.0Dined on March 7, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Our go to local Indian restaurant. Never disappoints!

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3.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on January 21, 2018

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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5.0Dined on January 12, 2018

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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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Excellent meal and service. We really enjoyed it!

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5.0Dined on December 27, 2017

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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4.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on October 1, 2017

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

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4.0Dined on September 22, 2017

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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5.0Dined on September 17, 2017

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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4.0Dined on September 16, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on August 16, 2017

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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4.0Dined on July 28, 2017

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

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5.0Dined on July 15, 2017

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.

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5.0Dined on July 14, 2017

We ate the buffet and the food was Good. There was good choice of vegetarian and non vegetarian food.

Good choice of deserts

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2.0Dined on July 8, 2017

Disappointed. Meals did not include side dishes. Food not worth the price. Discovered that split checks incurred an additional expense. Had been there a year earlier for lunch, which I enjoyed at that time. I wonder if it changed ownership.

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4.0Dined on June 29, 2017

The food at Raaga was enjoyed by our whole party of ten. Our server was a little slow. We had a hard time getting the bill distributed among the 10 in our party. Maybe we should not have brought so many people.

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5.0Dined on June 26, 2017

Great meal ! Quiet and the wait staff was very helpful

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5.0Dined on June 25, 2017

My daughter recommended Raaga to me as I wanted to celebrate my partner's birthday with our adult 'children' and their partners. It was wonderful.

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3.0Dined on June 24, 2017

Good food, nice atmosphere but NOT worth the price!
Waitress service was mediocre, at best.

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5.0Dined on June 20, 2017

Everything was delicious. More people should try this restaurant. The food is very good. Skip the buffet and order off of the menu.

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3.0Dined on June 18, 2017

the food is great. the service is inconsistent. sometimes staff and servers are super friendly and accommodating. other times, they act as if operating a restaurant is an afterthought to something else. meal was extremely slow coming this time. additionally, a party was being held on the patio and music for the party included very heavy base which was not a pleasant accompaniment to our meal. it would be great if Raaga to elevate their service to match the quality of the food which is great.

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5.0Dined on June 8, 2017

Excellent food and service. If you're wanting great Indian food, come to Raaga!

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4.0Dined on June 7, 2017

Always a solid choice. Among the best Indian food in the area, judged "authentic" by residents of the country.

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2.0Dined on June 7, 2017

SLOW
The service was so slow....went for lunch....ordered from the menu ...... took forever.

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2.0Dined on June 1, 2017

I have been eating at Raaga for a few years, and always thought it an excellent choice for Indian cuisine. Their garlic nan remains very good. However, the last 3 times, spaced over the last year or two, the service has been so fair-to-poor that I will no longer recommend it, nor eat there. One slow evening the bartender was serving us. We sat near to the bar, and could see he had nothing to do, but he seemed to forget what we requested, forgot to check on us, just really didn't make us feel we were a priority. I was disappointed, but willing to write off one experience. June 1 we suggested Raaga to friends for lunch. After 20 minutes with water only, I finally stood up and retrieved menus. Our beer arrived 15-20 minutes after ordered; ice for the lukewarm tap water they had served, took 40 minutes. The food took a while, and while acceptable, it is hard to overcome bad service and enjoy my food. Service was simply mediocre, even though the server was friendly. I don't remember the details, but there was one other time where the service was border-line. Does anyone manage this place? What's going on? I am so disappointed. I miss the Raaga that used to be excellent.

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3.0Dined on May 31, 2017

Celebrated mom in laws birthday

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4.0Dined on May 21, 2017

We enjoy Indian food and were not disappointed!Went for a graduation event and had several vegetarians in the party;plenty of options for everyone!They have a large selection of beers and varied cocktails.The cauliflower and fried okra appetizers were amazing.The lamb and chicken dishes were tender with just the right amount of heat and spice.Would highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on May 14, 2017

This was our fourth visit to Raaga, and as enjoyable as ever! We try to sample something new with each visit and have never been disappointed. It's all delicious!

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4.0Dined on May 14, 2017

The food is consistently great. Service is consistently slow. Wait staff is knowledgable, friendly, polite and attentive.

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