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Raba Indian Restaurant

26 Commercial Road, Lerwick, Scotland
+44 1595 695554
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  • Excellent39%
  • Very good31%
  • Average15%
  • Poor7%
  • Terrible8%
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“curry” (13 reviews)
“pakora” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Indian, Balti, Asian, Eastern European, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
26 Commercial Road, Lerwick, Scotland
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11 - 20 of 164 reviews

Reviewed 25 August 2017

Looks like a takeaway from the outside so I was a little apprehensive from the start. I was greeted with a warm sunny smile by the waiter, who I have to say is an absolute credit to the place. I took his advice of chicken...More

Thank dingdangdo12
Reviewed 24 August 2017

Nothing wrong with the food. Nothing exceptional, either. If you are in Lerwick, give it a try. We were told they use locally produced food as much as possible, which I consider good.

Thank StefanHaeger
Reviewed 4 July 2017

We did not book ahead, & as we are vegan, we expected a problem or two. However, once the manager (owner?) understood what our needs were, he was most accommodating. The restaurant was fairly busy, mostly with locals. The food was good, without being inspired,...More

1  Thank Richard H
Reviewed 21 June 2017 via mobile

The service was very slow. We were put in a corner and forgotten about. Had to work hard to get served drinks. The food was okay but lots of sauce to meat ratio and the naan was very dry.

Thank Sam3314
Reviewed 17 June 2017 via mobile

Always very good food, very nice peasant staff and quick service. I recommend this to anyone who lives in or is just visiting Shetland, to try the Raba out.

1  Thank Lewis S
Reviewed 10 May 2017

Staying in Lerwick for work. Decided to give this a try. Service was good, there were only 2 other people in the restaurant at 7 at night. Should have taken that as a sign. Food was bland and overpriced. Live and learn...

3  Thank Erin M
Reviewed 21 March 2017 via mobile

Visited here whilst staying in Lerwick last week for work. This is a restaurant and takeaway so has a good varied menu. We visited on a Tuesday night so were the only people in the restaurant, although there were a number of people using the...More

Thank Bexy1977
Reviewed 19 January 2017 via mobile

Having previously visited the Raba with my partner, I decided to book a table of 20 for our Staff night out here. All of us being fellow hospitality workers we know how hard it is to get everything right from the minute you enter the...More

Thank Shetland99
Reviewed 19 October 2016

im sorry to say but everything tastes the same, ordered a few different things recently and could not tell the difference between them, as for what is described as chicken!!!! i got no idea what they do to it, they obviously use the same marinated...More

2  Thank John C
Reviewed 16 October 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner last night at the Raba. With a typical Indian restaurant decor and music, it was looking like this what just what we fancied. They took our order in good time, and I must admit, the started I ordered was beautiful, as...More

Thank xWackix
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Kids, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 26 Commercial Road, Lerwick, Scotland
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  Scotland  >  Shetland Islands  >  Mainland  >  Lerwick
  • Phone Number: +44 1595 695554
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