About Raaz

Raaz, literally means a secret, and we unlock the secrets of the age-old Indian recipes, and present them for your indulgence. Raaz delivers the same flavors as in the age old Indian way of cooking in the earthen pots where the fresh fragrance of soil and exotic aroma of various herbs and spices combined to form an excellent culinary experience and tempt the taste buds. Raaz dishes out delectable delicacies, which is a perfect blend of the traditional and contemporary way of cooking thus according a unique eating experience for the epicureans delight. Raaz is a joint venture with a strong regional brand of North India (North of Delhi) "Hot Millions". With a vision and mission to maintain the highest level of culinary and hospitality excellence, Hot Millions has been catering to guests since its inception in 1979. Raaz is an authentic Indian restaurant, brought to you straight from India, from an Indian Restaurant group.

537 Washington Blvd.
Jersey City, NJ 07310
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 4:00pm - 10:30pm

Cross Street:
North Garage

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Diners Club, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(201) 533-0111

Website:
http://www.raaz.us/

Catering:
We will cater to any occasion whether off site or on site.

Parking Details:
We have three garages where we validate the parking.

Public Transit:
Take the Path Train (JSQ) to Newport. We are right across the station to the right.

Executive Chef:
Ramanath

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Full Bar, Happy Hour, High Tea, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Raaz Ratings and Reviews

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4.3

Overall Rating

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4.3

service

4.2

ambience

3.6

value

4.0

Noise

Moderate

93% would recommend it to a friend

Fit for Foodies (55)
Neighborhood Gem (48)
Good for Groups (39)
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Great for Lunch (19)
Kid-friendly (18)
Great for Outdoor Dining (14)
Great for Brunch (11)
Romantic (10)
Special Occasion (10)
Hot Spot (6)
Spicy (5)
Casual (4)
Late-night Find (4)
Good Vegetarian Options (4)
Vibrant Bar Scene (4)
Good for a Date (3)
Notable Wine List (3)
Bar Seating (2)
Business Meals (2)
Fun (2)
Great Beer (2)
Happy Hour (2)
Pre/post Theatre (2)
Creative Cuisine (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Local Ingredients (1)
Quiet Conversation (1)
Vegan (1)
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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on August 7, 2017

Delicious food, great service, and a neo-ethnic ambiance. It's our 'go to' Indian restaurant in Jersey.

Tags: Great Beer, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Gluten Free Options, Casual, Spicy, Business Meals, Good for a Date, Fun, Good Vegetarian Options, Happy Hour, Vibrant Bar Scene, Pre/post Theatre, Bar Seating
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vip
 (Atlanta)·Dined on July 21, 2017

Took 10-15 minutes to be greeted by a server after we had to ask for one. Food was not very good and there are much better options in the area nearby.

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vip
 (Baltimore)·Dined on July 18, 2017

The food is delicious, and they will tailor the spiciness level to your wishes--and the service is great.

Tags: Pre/post Theatre, Fit for Foodies, Business Meals, Creative Cuisine, Happy Hour, Neighborhood Gem, Casual, Great for Outdoor Dining, Good Vegetarian Options, Vegan, Fun, Spicy, Good for Groups, Good for a Date, Great Beer
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 26, 2017

The Butter Chicken was amazing just like back home. Loved the Amritsari Kulcha too. Service was also very good.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Bar Seating, Great for Outdoor Dining, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 20, 2017

Service was good. Food was ok. We ordered grill mix which I think was very decent. We also ordered butter chicken and I have to say that it was not up to par. Portions were ok size. All in all an average experience.

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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 10, 2017

I've had the lunch buffet and it had a nice variety of food to choose from. I went back for dinner and had the butter chicken. Definitely recommend it. Food is great, decor is nice, outside seating is perfect for a summer night. Had to side eye my waiter though. He had eyes for my girlfriend so that was annoying but she is hot so I couldn't really be too mad. Anywho... definitely recommend this place.

Tags: Good for a Date, Spicy, Casual
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2017

The food was excellent and the service was attentive. We also enjoyed the specialty cocktails.

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on November 19, 2016

very good indian food, reasonable prices, fairly well stocked bar

menu extensive and service amiable

nice spot if you like indian

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 14, 2016

Good service and great food! Would definitely come back again to try more!

Tags: Casual, Quiet Conversation, Neighborhood Gem, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 13, 2016

The food is superb. The price is a great value. I am a big fan of Indian food, and this place is now on my list.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 14, 2016

good food. Ridiculously aggressive service. Waiter (owner/manager) barking at us about what he thought we should order. Plentiful portions.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 5, 2015

Excellent food and service. Very good drinks

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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on October 31, 2014

We love Indian food and chose Raaz because it had received good reviews and was a short trip from Hoboken. The food was really outstanding! Everything from appetizers to main course to Naan, all was excellent. Would definitely return.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 5, 2014

Awesome......................................................!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Tags: Kid-friendly, Romantic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 30, 2014

Had dinner there with out sons (in their twenties). The service and food were terrific. We live in Hoboken and had been looking to have Indian food and we will definitely be back to Raaz now that we found it. All the dishes we ordered were delicious. Outstanding Butter Chicken, Lamb Rogan Josh and two other dishes whose names I've forgotten. One was a mixed vegetable dish and the other a shrimp dish. Our waiter was very attentive without being overbearing. Looking forward to many future meals there.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on June 21, 2014

Took a date there and was thoroughly impress...to the point that I'm writing a review (which I never do). Our server Shivi (I'm probably spelling it wrong) was ridiculously polite and awesome. They have a happy hour on a Saturday that goes to 8 pm, and since we got there at 7:30 he made sure to let us know so we can order the discounted drinks. In fact, he even came around right before 8 to ask if we wanted to put in another round of the discounted drinks for later. I'm not well verse on Indian food and was please with Shivi's recommendation of the Butter Chicken. The Chicken Saag was great too, and even the leftovers I took home were great the next day. Raaz is worth it. I'll definitely be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (London)·Dined on March 16, 2014

The samosa chaat, is my favourite on this menu.
Service is always very good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Philadelphia)·Dined on February 7, 2014

The management and staff is very attentive! Though it probably had to do with my lovely date! Food is great, menu extensive and varied and service is outstanding!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 10, 2014

The food here reminds me of that found only in India. Excellent street food starters, amazing main courses and frankly a very caring manager who provides an outstanding service. Highly recommended.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (London)·Dined on December 15, 2013

This is actually very good Indian food and server was very good and was able to offer recommendations.

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2013

As always enjoyed my meal here! I tried the chicken biryani this time and it was delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on July 28, 2013

I've been eating Indian food for twenty years and Raaz ranks way up there with some of the best I've ever had. Each dish had its own distinctive flavor and taste. Mint sauce that tasted minty. Fresh raita. Three kinds of chicken kebabs that all tasted different. Yum. We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups
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 (New York Area)·Dined on July 12, 2013

Great, genuine Indian food, but a little relaxed service. We had service a little late, they forgot a little about us even though there were few others there, and forgot our nan-bread without taking it off the price. But the food - delicious.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 29, 2013

I really like the Dhaba Murg and also the Litchi Martini very much here. We enjoy going there since we live close by and its a great place.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on May 24, 2013

My freinds and I are now regulars here. Always great food and great service at Raaz. Particularly Lunch Buffet!

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 7, 2013

Raaz is a really good North Indian Restaurant in the area. Their service is really good and they even remember what I like! This time although I had the Chicken Phall Curry, man was I on fire! It is a really spicy curry. It was great but I will stick to my favorite Dhaba Murg, with medium spices. Am craving it, but am traveling right now. When I get back will come in for the Dhaba Murg!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 26, 2012

It was wonderful to walk across the street from our hotel to Raaz. We had Tandoori Shrimp and paneer palak, and garlic naan - all great. Nice service, friendly people. Would go back if in the area.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on October 16, 2012

Wait staff was personable and was able to make special accomadations for my dietary needs. Service was prompt and food came out hot and fresh. The entry portions are fit for one person and served in bowls on top of a plate. Good find!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Dallas)·Dined on September 1, 2012

Went there for my mom's b'day, great place and great food.

Tags: Special Occasion
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2012

I discovered the hidden secret of Raaz 8 months ago when my friend who has been frequenting the restaurant for two years invited me to their lunch buffet. Upon entering the restaurant I felt like I was transported from the bustling streets surrounding Newport Center Mall to a relative’s home in India. The décor and ambiance make you feel quite at home. There are comfortable booths off to the side for a more intimate setting and large tables in the center for families and large business groups. The lunch buffet is amazing. $12 for all you can eat classics starting with vagtable pakoras and salad, basmati and biryani rices, daal, vegetarian (paneer) dishes, tandoori and curried meats (among my favorites are chicken tikka achari and chicke

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on June 11, 2012

I really enjoy going to Raaz. Their Dhaba Murg is the best! I also like the Punjabi Kadak Tandoori Rotis that they make for me specially. Will be back surely!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on February 14, 2012

Service was excellent and so was the food. The Manager is extreemly nice and is very accommodating. I go here at least once a week. Love the place.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on January 25, 2012

Raaz has some really nice cocktails. I tried the Litchi Martini this time and it was amazing.I miss fresh Litchis in the US. Besides that, as always the food was great. This time I had the Chicken Chetinad which was great, although it was a little more hot than I normally eat the flavor was amazing. My wife had the palak paneer, which she really liked. Both of us relished the Ras Malai that we shared.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on December 20, 2011

very taste and delicious Indian food.. lots of variety and friendly service.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Lunch
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 17, 2011

A great eatery for drinks and a quick meal. Modest ambience, great service, and excellent food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Neighborhood Gem
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 23, 2011

I had an excellent time a laid back place with good food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Outdoor Dining, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on August 12, 2011

I just love their Hyderabadi Kabab and the Lapeta Kabab. The bread basket is a great addition to the Kababs. Service was great and they took great care of us, although they were quite full. They had Bollywood music playing on the tv, which kept everyone engrossed. Will definitely go back soon.

Tags: Vibrant Bar Scene, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Outdoor Dining, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion, Hot Spot
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 15, 2011

Wonderful experience. Exceptional food and attentive service. Helped us celebrate a birthday with extra attention and a candled cake!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Special Occasion
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on April 9, 2011

We are big fans of Indian food, and this was amongst the best we've ever eaten. The service was beyond attentive, truly amazing service. The ambiance leaves something to be desired. Noise level on the high side, with Indian families and small children - but not terrible. The menu looks like a Fridays menu - plastic laminated - colorful boxes - but all the right stuff on it. No tablecloths but cloth napkins. Prices were a good bit lower than Manhattan - actually very fair. We'll be back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on March 24, 2011

Raaz is a great spot for some very good Indian food. The first test of any "ethnic" restaurant is what portion of the patrons are of that ethnicity. Walking in to see a table of roughly 20 people who appeared to be from that part of the world means that Raaz passes that test with flying colors.

The variety on the menu was quite thorough, and clear descriptions help both neophytes and knowledgeable customers. The bar selection was excellent; and the food itself was exactly what we were looking for. My manager, who claims not to have had any Indian food in the last 20 years, left suitably impressed.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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