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“Indifferent Service, Despite Only 3 Tables Filled on a Weekday Night”
Review of Raj Darbar

Raj Darbar
Ranked #2,526 of 10,214 Restaurants in Chicago
Price range: US$15 - US$20
Cuisines: Indian
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Good for: Child-friendly
Dining style: Casual Dining
Neighbourhood: Lincoln Park
Cross street: Diversey
Reviewed 25 September 2017

Service by manager or owner very indifferent, impersonal; almost non-communicative. No effort to encourage, or up-sell, beyond the usual Nan bread.
Indian beer at $5/bottle.
No great environment, unless you are into hearing the guys in the kitchen yammering away and the banging of pots.
Apparently, their major business at night is take-outs.
When we left after our meal, not even a "thank you" or "good night."

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Thank SuperChief49
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Reviewed 15 September 2017 via mobile

Great standard Indian cuisine if you're in the area. They haven't updated their interior in decades though. They seem to have a great takeout and delivery business so I don't think updating the ambiance is their priority. If they did I might go there more often though. Great chicken vindaloo. I crave it often.

Thank Frank T
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Reviewed 26 August 2017 via mobile

Would give 2.5 stars so the 2 stars is slightly harsh.Have had delivery from here and it was great so bought the groupon for dine in. Went on a quiet Friday night. The guy took our order without writing it down and was back 15 seconds later to ask again but didn't write it down. When it arrived I'm sure it was wrong, my Dopiaza was mostly peppers and that wasn't listed on the menu. We also asked for the Jalfrezi medium to spicy and the Dopiaza very spicy but they were both mild and definitely no difference between the two. They both tasted just about ok but not sure what happened with the order, hence the 2 stars. Very disappointing, there is a few Indian places in the area so unlikely to be going back unless there's an offer.

Thank Ryan C
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Reviewed 9 August 2017

While moving around downtown Chicago,we wanted to have Indian food.My nephew took us to this place.Food was good.It had original Indian taste .Service was good. Restaurant was almost empty, as we were slightly late for lunch.Ambience was good.

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Thank myindia2015
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Reviewed 17 May 2017

Raj Darbar is amazing. Their dishes are perfectly seasoned, have just the right amount of kick, and hold up beautifully for delivery/take out. We tried an assortment of dishes, including the butter chicken, chicken biryani, samosas, two kinds of naan, and the creamed spinach with potatoes. Everything was absolutely delicious and we had so much leftover (which reheated well and still tasted great). I really have to agree that Raj is the best Indian around in Chicago. It came highly recommended by locals, and definitely didn't disappoint.

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Thank Echolynn
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