Sampled authentic Indian cuisine at The Raj Indian Restaurants in Cape Town

The Raj Restaurants – Cape Town – Western Cape

The Raj Indian Restaurants – Cape Town – Western Cape

You can expect the best Indian cuisine and a fine dining experience at The Raj Indian Restaurants. Like every eager foodie, on a recent visit to Cape Town, I decided to try out some authentic Indian food at a top restaurant.

It is fair to say that my expectations were blown away at The Raj restaurants in Camps Bay and Simon’s Town. Besides efficient, friendly service, the establishments carry on authentic Indian culinary knowledge and traditions in meals and dishes characterised by robust aromas, exotic colours, earthy flavours and evocative tastes is impressive.

The Raj Indian restaurant chain has 16 branches countrywide and visitors have come to expect quality food and service upon visiting. Their flagship restaurants are located in Camps Bay, Sun City as well as in the Michelangelo Towers in Sandton.

Ornate Indian artwork and statues are found throughout their restaurants setting an atmosphere of expectation. One can expect to feel as though they have been transported to Jaipur or New Delhi, which has to be the greatest compliment. The overall standard and attention to detail left me in awe.

For those simply wishing to grab a few drinks rather than get something to eat, The Raj also offers bar areas where one can sit and spend some time with friends or family.

I was served appetisers, tasty platters and a deep-fried dessert during my visits. It is fair to say that I was treated like royalty.

My Experience at the Raj

My first taste of the Raj was at one of their flagship restaurants in Camps Bay. Located on the prestigious Victoria Road, this venue certainly ticks all the boxes when it comes to the perfect location. Views of the Atlantic Ocean can be admired whilst enjoying your meal.

The prospect of enjoying sundowners amongst loved ones in one of the most impressive locations in the country is made a reality at their Camp’s Bay establishment.  

The Raj in Camp’s Bay attracts visitors from all around the world, either through their word of mouth or thanks to their proximity to the beach.

I also visited their newest addition, The Raj in Simon’s Town. This establishment also comes with stunning scenery and offers 180-degree views of the shoreline as well as of the town.

Located within the main shopping mall in Simon’s Town, Harbour Bay, this restaurant has been opened for about a year and continues to be on the rise.

Antique Indian art can be found on their walls, accompanying the statues. The confluence of fine dining within a mall is somewhat rare, but The Raj in Simon’s Town pulls it off.

After being exposed to the quality of both the food and service at The Raj, I can only expect a similar opinion of their other branches. I was unable to visit their third restaurant in the Cape, The Raj in Constantia, but I have heard that it has become very popular amongst locals. Most of their stores are located within Gauteng.

I would highly recommend a visit to one of their stores and I am already looking forward to another visit.

Top reasons for eating at The Raj:

  1. Top-quality Indian cuisine.
  2. Friendly and quality service from the team.
  3. Ideally located.
  4. Traditional Indian statues and artworks add to the atmosphere.

To find out more about The Raj Indian Restaurants, visit them online at today. To make a booking at the Camps Bay branch call; 021 438 4555 or the Simon’s Town branch call; 021 786 9484.

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