Raja Rani

★★★☆☆

About Raja Rani

Hours
Sun 12pm-8pm; Sun 5pm-8:30pm; Mon 11:30am-2:30pm; Mon 5pm-9:30pm; Tue 11:30am-2:30pm; Tue 5pm-9:30pm; Wed 11:30am-2:30pm; Wed 5pm-9:30pm; Thu 11:30am-2:30pm; Thu 5pm-10pm; Fri 11:30am-2:30pm; Fri 5pm-9:30pm; Sat 11am-10pm

Food

Food
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Upon entering the place, I'm greeted with an expression of "Who are you and why are you here?" Embarrassed by what I assumed was my mistake, I clumsily ask for a table for my sister and I. We are promptly dismissed and have to wait for the manager to sigh and make a huge effort out of asking us a simple question, "Inside or outside?" We request inside and are promptly sat in the back of the establishment, near the kitchen. Oblivious to the overt discrimination, we sit down happily and analyze the menu. While we consider our options, a jug of water, a plate of sauces and some papadums are basically thrown at us. At this point I assume they must be busy. No offense taken. Next, while asking about some menu items, we are treated like WE are the one whom don??t speak English or make sense; rolled eyes and all sorts of treatment. I follow this with a laugh to myself and give the guy a break as he must be having a bad day or something. Finally, when the food arrives it is once again thrown at us with the waiter not even making eye contact as if we killed his puppy or were lepers or something. At this point, I still maintain this guy is having an off day; hey it happens to the best of us. Unfortunately, I couldn??t afford to give him the benefit of the doubt any further upon witnessing his treatment toward the other guests. All smiles and minstrel shows. While we couldn??t get a refill on water, he was happy to literally run to and fro with the biggest smile serving plate after plate of food to the other numerous guests, asking them about their experience or even simply engaging with them. Regrettably, the only difference I could cite between ourselves and the other guests was a difference in melanin; we had more than them. That??s funny as he himself was darker than both of our light African American complexions.

My dining experience in Raja Rani felt like something straight out of ??Jim Crow" days (even though this is an Indian establishment). While I still sought to give the guy a break considering he may still have ??caste system? on the brain, I could not bring myself to forgive this terrible service. Now, I love Indian food; probably one of my favorite cuisines. More people should give it a try. However, that experience could do nothing but leave a bad taste in anyone??s mouth. Here??s to Raja Rani - may our ONE CENT tip help you understand such behavior is not to be tolerated.

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★☆☆☆☆

Upon entering the place, I'm greeted with an expression of "Who are you and why are you here?" Embarrassed by what I assumed was my mistake, I clumsily ask for a table for my sister and I. We are promptly dismissed and have to wait for the manager to sigh and make a huge effort out of asking us a simple question, "Inside or outside?" We request inside and are promptly sat in the back of the establishment, near the kitchen. Oblivious to the overt discrimination, we sit down happily and analyze the menu. While we consider our options, a jug of water, a plate of sauces and some papadums are basically thrown at us. At this point I assume they must be busy. No offense taken. Next, while asking about some menu items, we are treated like WE are the one whom don??t speak English or make sense; rolled eyes and all sorts of treatment. I follow this with a laugh to myself and give the guy a break as he must be having a bad day or something. Finally, when the food arrives it is once again thrown at us with the waiter not even making eye contact as if we killed his puppy or were lepers or something. At this point, I still maintain this guy is having an off day; hey it happens to the best of us. Unfortunately, I couldn??t afford to give him the benefit of the doubt any further upon witnessing his treatment toward the other guests. All smiles and minstrel shows. While we couldn??t get a refill on water, he was happy to literally run to and fro with the biggest smile serving plate after plate of food to the other numerous guests, asking them about their experience or even simply engaging with them. Regrettably, the only difference I could cite between ourselves and the other guests was a difference in melanin; we had more than them. That??s funny as he himself was darker than both of our light African American complexions.

My dining experience in Raja Rani felt like something straight out of ??Jim Crow" days (even though this is an Indian establishment). While I still sought to give the guy a break considering he may still have ??caste system? on the brain, I could not bring myself to forgive this terrible service. Now, I love Indian food; probably one of my favorite cuisines. More people should give it a try. However, that experience could do nothing but leave a bad taste in anyone??s mouth. Here??s to Raja Rani - may our ONE CENT tip help you understand such behavior is not to be tolerated.

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I've been to Raja Rani twice for their lunch buffet and both times have had a good experience and good food. The food is very tasty and the buffet is very affordable. It provides all sorts of options from meat curries to vegetarian entrees. So I don't know if the other person that wrote on here that is thinking of suing, expects to be hand fed when they go to a restaurant, but I just found it to be appalling.

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★★★★☆

I've been to Raja Rani twice for their lunch buffet and both times have had a good experience and good food. The food is very tasty and the buffet is very affordable. It provides all sorts of options from meat curries to vegetarian entrees. So I don't know if the other person that wrote on here that is thinking of suing, expects to be hand fed when they go to a restaurant, but I just found it to be appalling.

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I felt I had to include a review after seeing the other review. My husband and I have been here several times and although service is usually slow and indifferent, we've generally found our food to be quite tasty and always filling. The restaurant is located in a house which gives it a cozy atmosphere.

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★★★☆☆

I felt I had to include a review after seeing the other review. My husband and I have been here several times and although service is usually slow and indifferent, we've generally found our food to be quite tasty and always filling. The restaurant is located in a house which gives it a cozy atmosphere.

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Very discriminative attitude of staff. Rude, arrogant and non caring..The lunch turned into a very sour experience since there was no food and staff didnt even provide us with bread, rice when asked. Said that you have to pay extra for each minute after closing time. But, we were charged and had to suffer the arrogance of the waiters there. Thinking of suing them for discrimiation...

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★☆☆☆☆

Very discriminative attitude of staff. Rude, arrogant and non caring..The lunch turned into a very sour experience since there was no food and staff didnt even provide us with bread, rice when asked. Said that you have to pay extra for each minute after closing time. But, we were charged and had to suffer the arrogance of the waiters there. Thinking of suing them for discrimiation...

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Very discriminative attitude of staff..Hotel staff is the most horrible I have ever seen. Very rude, arrogant, discrimative. WIll never go there and would not recommend it to anybody. Go at your own risk. Food was over and staff didnt bother to accomodate us. Just didnt provide us bread and rice and closed counter since it was closing time. Horrible experience...Search for better restaurants nearby..

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★☆☆☆☆

Very discriminative attitude of staff..Hotel staff is the most horrible I have ever seen. Very rude, arrogant, discrimative. WIll never go there and would not recommend it to anybody. Go at your own risk. Food was over and staff didnt bother to accomodate us. Just didnt provide us bread and rice and closed counter since it was closing time. Horrible experience...Search for better restaurants nearby..

Cons: Staff's behavior

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"The Raj" has the best Indian food in Ann Arbor, and the staff is very nice. Note that prices for carry-out are lower than dine-in prices. The only bad thing about this restaurant is that I've heard rumor (only rumors, so take this with a grain of salt), that the owner doesn't allow his waitstaff to keep their tips. Wonderful lunch buffet.

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★★★★★

"The Raj" has the best Indian food in Ann Arbor, and the staff is very nice. Note that prices for carry-out are lower than dine-in prices. The only bad thing about this restaurant is that I've heard rumor (only rumors, so take this with a grain of salt), that the owner doesn't allow his waitstaff to keep their tips. Wonderful lunch buffet.

 

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