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About Raaga

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.

3140 Environ Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27517
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Contemporary Indian

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

Cross Street:
Hamilton Rd.

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(919) 240-7490

Website:
http://www.raagafinedining.com/

Parking Details:
Covered parking deck.

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

Private Party Contact:
Hemini Patel: (919) 868-7000

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

Raaga Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.1

ambience

4.1

value

4.0

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Quiet

93% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (7)
Good for Anniversaries (5)
Good for a Date (5)
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Cozy (3)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Quiet Conversation (3)
Worth the Drive (3)
Casual (2)
Comfort Food (2)
Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
Local Ingredients (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Neighborhood Gem (2)
Vegan (2)
Disabled Access (1)
Fun (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
Good for Groups (1)
Healthy (1)
Pre/post Theatre (1)
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on October 1, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Casual, Good for Groups, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Special Occasion, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Fit for Foodies, Casual, Good Vegetarian Options
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·Dined 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.

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Quiet Conversation, Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Good for a Date, Disabled Access, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Sunday Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Special Occasion
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 (Western NC)·Dined on July 28, 2017

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

Tags: Special Occasion, Authentic, Comfort Food, Vegan, Worth the Drive, Good for a Date, Good for Birthdays, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (Wilmington)·Dined 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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 (Raleigh)·Dined 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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 (Northern MI)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (Jackson Hole)·Dined 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.

Tags: Great Beer, Good Vegetarian Options, Creative Cuisine, Business Meals, Good for Anniversaries
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 26, 2017

Great meal ! Quiet and the wait staff was very helpful

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 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.

Tags: Spicy, Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Authentic, Casual, Good for Groups, Good for Birthdays, Kid-friendly, Good for a Date, Comfort Food
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 (San Diego)·Dined on June 24, 2017

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

Tags: Casual
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined 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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 (Raleigh)·Dined 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Authentic, Kid-friendly, Comfort Food
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 8, 2017

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

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Happy Hour, Great for Lunch, Creative Cuisine, Casual, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good for Anniversaries, Cozy, Handcrafted Cocktails, Disabled Access, Fun
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 7, 2017

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

Tags: Business Meals, Cozy, Good for Birthdays, Good for Anniversaries, Authentic, Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on June 7, 2017

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

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 (Raleigh)·Dined 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.

Tags: Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 31, 2017

Celebrated mom in laws birthday

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 (Seattle)·Dined 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.

Tags: Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Good for a Date, Vibrant Bar Scene, Good for Birthdays, Late-night Find
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 (Raleigh)·Dined 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!

Tags: Good for a Date, Casual, Disabled Access, Great Beer, Cozy, Spicy, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Notable Wine List, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Creative Cuisine, Gluten Free Options, Special Occasion
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on May 14, 2017

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

Tags: Cozy, Special Occasion, Great for Lunch, Fit for Foodies, Healthy, Gluten Free Options, Good Vegetarian Options, Romantic, Good for a Date, Great for Outdoor Dining, Authentic, Vegan, Casual, Spicy, Quiet Conversation, Good for Birthdays
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 (Austin)·Dined on April 30, 2017

We had been to the restaurant before and liked it, but this experience was enough to make me never want to return. Service was extremely slow. We eventually cancelled our order for wine once we had completely finished eating before they could bring it. No one cleared our table of appetizer plates, etc. No one ever apologized for the slow and inattentive service. Food was mediocre and over-priced (a dumpling dish with four ping pong ball-sized vegetable dumplings in sauce for $18...).

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 29, 2017

We have been to this place lot of times in the last few years, and it's with deep regret I must say that the quality of the food and especially the service has gone down quite a bit. We didn't even get the second glass of water. That level of service is unusual for this place. Hopefully, it gets better...

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 23, 2017

The food and wait staff are always outstanding, the kitchen tends to be a bit slow, but it's better to be slow and VERY GOOD than quick and mediocre.

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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on April 16, 2017

We hadn't been to Raaga in a year or so and we were disappointed. The food was OK, but nothing more. Paneer makhani was good, but the chicken korma was bland and tasteless and the chicken was overcooked. The samosas were one-note and oily. Papadums were good, but roti was tough and unpleasant. Service was adequate, but distant and checked-out. The restaurant is lovely, as always, but it was just a completely "blah" meal.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Quiet Conversation, Spicy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 23, 2017

I rate Raaga among top 2 Indian restaurant in the triangle area. Food is great, so is the wine menu. Decor and appearance are understated but elegant. Staff is friendly.

Tags: Cozy, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Business Meals, Quiet Conversation
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 16, 2017

We tried Raaga for the first time Thursday night, and we were delighted by almost everything. Nice private-feeling and quiet ambiance, best of any restaurant we know in the area. They gave us a table by a window that felt like it was in a private room despite the fact that two other couples eventually were seated quite near.
More importantly, the food was without doubt the best we have had, better by far than in any of the other nice Indian restaurants nearby. The parking was also a bit easier than downtown, which helped improve the experience for us. To start, we shared an order of excellent crispy samosas; then, I had lamb in spinach with rice; and, my wife had chicken in the tandor oven. I ordered two-out-of-ten spicy and it was perfect for me; my wife was also satisfied with her five-out-of-ten chicken spiciness. Each entree would have been more than enough for the two of us, and our waitress packed up very nicely what we could not eat; we had it the next day for lunch when it was almost as good as it had been the night before. Our server, Corin I think, was very attentive and friendly. The garlic naan was the best I have ever tasted, and I appreciated that at my request they made ours without sprinkling it was fresh cilantro (which tastes very odd, not good odd, to me). It was overall an excellent experience, and we plan to return!
The only thing that was less than ideal was that the champagne (bottle of Spanish cava), which we ordered on arriving, did not arrive until after we had finished our samosa appetizers.
I had heard that some evenings there is sitar music, which would have been nice, but it was all great with or without the music. Perhaps we'll hear the sitar on our next visit, which would make it a nearly perfect experience!! I would highly recommend Raaga to anyone who likes good food and service in a nice, quiet, accessible setting.

Tags: Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Quiet Conversation, Spicy, Cozy
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on March 2, 2017

Raaga has great food, and the staff is very accommodating. We had a great time!

Tags: Good for Birthdays, Good for a Date, Casual, Worth the Drive
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 24, 2017

We were seated and I had to flag down our waitress to be served drinks. We waited 15 minutes before she even noticed us. After we ordered them it took another 10 minutes to get them and we were the only people in the restaurant

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 19, 2017

We have had some good meals and service at Raaga in the past but this time it was quite different. The waitress was ready to take drink orders as soon as we sat down. We had to ask her to give us a few minutes to which she responded "sure Sweetie". Later we were called Honey. Our appetizer of Samosa was quite good. When I inquired whether or not an entree was spicy she responded by saying " I don't know. I don't taste the dishes". After quite a lengthy time we were served our entrees. The scallops, the most expensive dish on the menu, was a disappointment. The rice was good but served in a very small portion. My husband's lamb dish was swimming in sauce. Our dishes remained in front of us for a long while until I finally asked the hostess who was passing by to remove them. My husband ordered the rice pudding for dessert but cancelled the order as it was taking so long. We requested our bill to which 20% tip had been added automatically. Not a good experience all around.

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 (Greensboro)·Dined on February 17, 2017

Great food and service, disappointed that there was no live music as they so advertised!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Special Occasion, Good for Anniversaries, Good for a Date
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 15, 2017

My husband and I ate at Raaga for the first time, and really enjoyed it! The food was excellent Indian fare, and the menu included some choices that we've not seen in Indian restaurants before. Our server turned out to be the restaurant's food and beverage purchaser, and he was able to give us sound advice about what the different selections were like. We certainly would like to eat here again sometime!

Tags: Romantic, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Spicy, Good for Anniversaries, Good for Birthdays, Notable Wine List, Special Occasion
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 14, 2017

Food was amazing, best Indian I have had. Good lunch buffet!!

Tags: Pre/post Theatre
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vip
 (Raleigh)·Dined on February 2, 2017

0ur first time and we were pleasantly surprised and found the food really good.
We will be going again

Tags: Spicy, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We went to Raaga to try their 3-course prix-fixe menus advertised to show off their cooking—I had the vegetarian option, my wife the non-veg. We reserved for 7.15 and were promptly seated—it was not over-crowded, the décor was pleasant, and the noise level no problem at all. The appetizers came quickly and were excellent (as was the food throughout the evening—perhaps spicier than some people are comfortable with, but fine for us). But we then had to wait an hour for our entrees, though they had been specifically advertised and could presumably have been pre-prepared (a lentil sauce and chicken in a sauce, both with rice). The next-table couple, who came after us, had finished their second course (chicken tikka) before ours arrived. So the kitchen’s speed might be called fitful, but the serving staff was universally pleasant. There were some odd disparities in portion size, but in general servings were generous. Prices, we thought, were on the high side for both menu items and wine. We would certainly go back for the food, but next time we’d try splitting an appetizer and main course, and be prepared for the possibility of a wait.

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Dinner with my vegetarian daughter for restaurant week was thoroughly enjoyed by both of us!

Tags: Notable Wine List, Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Outstanding Value, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Good for Anniversaries, Good Vegetarian Options, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for Birthdays
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 28, 2017

We had a nice dinner at Raaga. The Service was good as was the food. I liked the atmosphere of the restaurant.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2017

The food was very good and authentic. Filling without feeling heavy. The desserts were a bit too sweet for my taste but presentation was very nice. Will try their lunch buffet next time!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fun, Good for Groups, Great for Lunch, Casual, Comfort Food
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