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Hason Raja (Restaurant)

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84 Southampton Row, Russell Square, Bloomsbury, City of London, London, WC1B 4BB
Cuisine: Indian Average Price: £45.00
Tel: 0207 242 3377 | Email to Hason Raja | Transport: Russell Square | Write review

Hason Raja Review

Ask a local for an Indian restaurant recommendation in London and you might not expect directions to the Holborn area. However, the attentively prepared Indian and Bangladeshi cuisine at Hason Raja is just the kind of place to make such an outcome increasingly likely.

The restaurant has all the crowd-pleasing dishes one would expect, such as chicken tikka and rogan josh, but also makes a point of offering diners options with a more original twist. A good example of this was the monkfish (not often in evidence on Indian restaurant menus) tikka starter marinated in herbs. The fish had a full, fresh flavour which was complemented rather than overpowered by the accompanying spices and rich green coriander-based sauce. A delicate touch also meant it wasn’t oily. Another appetiser to keep an eye out for is the khask sheek kebab. The minced lamb is so tender that you can polish it off with a few swipes of a fork.

There was plenty of eye-catching fayre when it came to the mains too: the tandoori king prawn biryani was genuinely fit for a monarch with plenty of the tasty crustacean mixed in. It was a refreshingly generous portion, right down to the vegetable curry with an agreeable and exotic aftertaste. A more unusual selection was the anari chaamp: tawa lamb cutlets in a rich sauce served with star anise and pomegranate. It was typical of a restaurant whose philosophy is clearly to innovate with its menu selections and bring new tastes to the London dining public. Don’t miss out on the excellent naan bread either, which has a freshness such that you can tell it has just been plucked from the tandoor oven.

When you add in regal surroundings and music which is ambient without being intrusive, as well as genuinely helpful service, the overall effect is a very pleasant dining experience.

The name for this establishment comes from Hason Raja, a well-known poet in Bangladesh. He would have been proud of the poetry on a plate in evidence here.
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Customer Reviews for Hason Raja

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“Hason Raja is not your average High Street Curry House. The menu offers an eclectic modern cuisine including Monk Fish Tikka, Dumka Lobster and Goose Ki Parchy. Other unique offerings include the Abadi King Prawn lightly spiced starter with tartar sauce, the Tandoori Paslion rack of lamb and the Duck Breast served in anis and saffron sauce. Signature Bangladeshi dishes include Shathkora Mangsho, a traditional dish of diced lamb shank cooked with wild Bangladeshi lemons. The restaurant is dedicated to the 19th century playboy turned aesthete in later years, who devoting his life to writing poetry and music. The food is outstanding and the service exemplary and well worth a visit.”
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Londoner, London (9 years 5 months 21 days ago)

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Using authentic ingredients, Hason Raja offers an eclectic modern cuisine including Monk Fish Tikka, Dumka Lobster and Goose Ki Parchy. Other unique offerings include the Abadi King Prawn lightly spiced starter with tartar sauce, the Tandoori Paslion rack of lamb and the Duck Breast served in anis and saffron sauce.

Signature Bangladeshi dishes include Shathkora Mangsho, a traditional dish of diced lamb shank cooked with wild Bangladeshi lemons.

Updated 31/03/2009

Additional Information

Special offers, discounts and deals at Hason Raja

HASON RAJA FUND RAISE FOR MUMBAI BOMB VICTIMS
Customers can chose to donate £10 discount vouchers to charity

Hason Raja, Holborn’s renowned Indian and Bangladeshi fine dining venue, is offering patrons a £10 voucher which they can chose to donate to victims of Mumbai’s terrorist attack, use to discount meals, or split the money between the two.

The £10 vouchers can be downloaded from www.HasonRaja.co.uk

Terms & Conditions
- Vouchers must be presented with orders
- Valid when ordering from the a la carte menu only
- One voucher per table
- Minimum food order £30
- May not be used in conjunction with any other offer
- The voucher has no cash value
- Redeemable once
- Donations will be made to victims and families of Mumbai terrorist attacks
- Valid until 1st May 2009

Updated 31/03/2009

Hason Raja Hire Details

Name: Basement restaurant
Type: Private Room
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options: Food Available, Seating Available,
DJ: None
Capacity: 150
Notes: The split level restaurant may be hired in its entirety. Alternatively, the basement restaurant is available for private hire.
Name: Basement restaurant
Type: Entire Venue
Days: Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday, Saturday
Cost - Hire Fee: £ 0 / Min Bar Spend: £ 0
Options:
DJ: None
Capacity: 150
Notes: Accommodation for 150 peoplein main restaurant and two <br />function rooms.

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