Monday, March 25, 2013

Falls Church: Raaga Indian Cuisine

The other day I saw a groupon for Raaga Indian Cuisine, quickly snatched it up and had a dinner date with my mom to try it out.

Ever since my wonderful dinner at Rasika, I have been dying to get my hands on some more Palak Chaat baby spinach lightly fried, seasoned with homemade spices. I was thrilled when I saw this on the menu. Raaga's version was a little to sweet for my taste, but this is still a very interesting dish that is worth trying. 
We also got a Ragda Patties spiced potato, chick peas, tamarind date, mint chutney. Very good dish, all of the flavors were awesome
For dinner we got Palak Chaat fresh spinach, homemade cottage cheese cooked with ginger and rare spices and Lamb Rogan Jash boneless lamb cooked in a yogurt based creamy curry sauce with a blend of spices. Both were good, typical dishes. I thought the lamb dish was missing something but it was still good. 
Which is served with Basmati Rice. We ordered naan on the side. Both were good, your basic naan and rice.
As always I had to order a Mango Lassi. This was sadly not very good. 
Overall the meal was pretty good but our service was not. I don't know if it was because we had a groupon or what, but towards the end of our meal it was like we did not exist. We waited forever try to get our bill because none of the servers or the manager would make eye contact with us (believe me I tried). I've been to other restaurants that are just as good or better that have treated us the same with deals purchased online so I probably will not be back. 

5872 Leesburg Pike
Falls Church, VA
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  1. looks yummy!

  2. Wow, that stinks, bad service always ruins a meal! :(

  3. Looks like you had a great time with lots of fantastic food.

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  4. When you go out to eat... food and service go hand in hand. I think it's stupid of them to participate in the groupon program and not try to bring in repeat business by giving good service. I remember a really bad dining experience I had with a brand new Korean restaurant (a long time ago). They were rude and cheap and I decided I would never go back too. Funny thing is that they closed a year later. Bad service... bad reference.. not a good thing.

    Good thing it was not full price. :)

    Ps... next time you have bad service call the manager over. If the server is making you have a bad experience... the manager will try to see if he can rectify the problem.. that is if they are proud of their establishment.

  5. So sad about the lassi but the patties do look amazing!