The Raj Indian Restaurants offers all the splendour of traditional North Indian cuisine. The service is efficient and friendly and the food is undeniably the most authentic Indian cuisine available in the country. The food is spicy, delicious and traditional with the menu offering a large variety of authentic Indian culinary styles such as Tikka Masala, Vindaloo, Korma and Bhoona. Our master chefs are all from India and bring with them at least seven proud generations of Indian culinary knowledge and traditions.
The Raj Indian restaurant group has brought a taste of real Indian cuisine to Johannesburg diners for some 16 years when Dr Arun Jairath, a practicing ophthalmologist, saw an opportunity to launch an authentic Indian restaurant. Back from his medical training in the UK, where he enjoyed some excellent Indian meals in restaurants, he found nothing similar in South Africa. Enter the Raj in Kyalami, Johannesburg in 1996, with chefs, recipes, some ingredients and much of the decor imported from India. Soon after this in 1996 the Raj in Rivonia was launched.
These two outlets rapidly became firm favourites with local and international diners looking for authentic North Indian cuisine in Johannesburg. In 2004 expansion started with the first Fast Food outlet opening at OR Tambo International Airport followed shortly by another fast food outlet in Sanridge Square, Midrand. In 2005 a restaurant and Fast Food were opened up in Sun City, and the flagship of the group was opened in the prestigious Michelangelo Towers, Sandton. In 2007 the first restaurant outside the Gauteng region was opened in The Windmill Casino, Bloemfontein.
In 2008 another Fast Food was opened in April. In the Silverstar Casino followed by a restaurant in the popular Montecasino. In 2009 December the first Cape outlet, with stunning sea views was opened in the Promenade of Camps Bay. In 2010, two latest Fast Food addtions were opened up at Loch Logan Waterfront, Bloemfontein and Grand West Casino, Cape Town.