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6-7 Church Lane, Sunderland SR1 3PT, England
+44 191 565 6916
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  • Excellent73%
  • Very good17%
  • Average5%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible3%
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Indian, Asian, Balti, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Halal
$$ - $$$
6-7 Church Lane, Sunderland SR1 3PT, England
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Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

I could not fault their service. Ordering gluten free was so easy. They were really knowledgeable about the dishes. Going through the menu with me to advise what were my options. Diverting me away from a dish that had nuts in which were bought in...More

2  Thank Kelly L
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We visited this place whilst on a weekend football trip to Sunderland. One of the locals said it was the best place and right they were.It is tucked away by an old alley and once up the stairs it opens up into a lovely large...More

1  Thank david k
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Visited prior to going to a show, we had booked which was just as well as very busy. Food was realy good and service good. Would visit again.

1  Thank Michael F
Reviewed 11 March 2018

Was recommended this restaurant by one of the receptionists at our hotel , it’s a stones throw away from the Empire theatre. The food was amazing from our Chicken pakora to my Chicken tikka masala , service fantastic and very clean , great price too....More

1  Thank Joanie1065
Reviewed 28 February 2018 via mobile

Absolutely love motiraj. Always serves high quality food and take their customers into consideration. The staff are very friendly and helpful. The food is great and always arrives within a reasonable time. Highly recommend, one of my favourite Indians in Sunderland.

1  Thank lindsaycrane73
Reviewed 5 February 2018 via mobile

Had a lovely evening in the restaurant between 6:30-9PM on 28.1.2018. Very busy. Great food, friendly staff but 1 thing we didn’t see the restaurant straight away as it is on the 2nd floor. Mushroom Pilau rice and Naan bread so delicious. I ordered Chix...More

1  Thank JGEscapades
Reviewed 24 January 2018

First visit to restaurant, came highly recommended by others in our group. Not disappointed, food was excellent, everyone in our group had no complaints, staff were excellent and there was a nice pace between courses. Would definitely re-visit.

1  Thank Nomadtourist37
Reviewed 20 January 2018

This was our second visit to the restaurant and we weren't disappointed. Perfectly placed for a meal before visiting Sunderland Empire and nearby parking in The Bridges. We had the Thursday night special which was in our opinion better than one of the top expensive...More

1  Thank juliewils
Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

We normally visit the Moti every New Year's eve aswell as as every now and again when we can. Normally the service is spot on and staff are brilliant. Unfortunately, we didn't have greatest of nights tonight. Basically, the food was great but beer was...More

Thank stu p
Naiem K, Manager at Motiraj, responded to this reviewResponded 3 January 2018

The lad who spilled the drink on the floor that splattered on your coat which was on a back of a chair was in a state of shock that it happened. I the manager went over and apologised profoundly, couldn't be more sorry. accidents do...More

Reviewed 1 January 2018 via mobile

Attended with 4 other family members. Made very welcome by staff in upstairs restaurant by very accommodating staff who were friendly and polite. After ordering food it came promptly all at the same time piping hot and very tasty. Very little left. Price reasonable for...More

Thank David C
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30 August 2017|
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Response from steve p | Reviewed this property |
sorry but as far as i know i cannot see any glutton free meals on the menus contact them on 0191 5656916 or
11 February 2017|
Response from Luke9296 | Reviewed this property |
Yes, Thursday and Sunday special menu.
15 December 2016|
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Response from philmak | Reviewed this property |
Yes they do
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Highchairs Available
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Business meetings, Special Occasion Dining, Romantic, Groups
Open Hours
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
5:30 pm - 11:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 6-7 Church Lane, Sunderland SR1 3PT, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Tyne and Wear  >  Sunderland
  • Phone Number: +44 191 565 6916
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