About Raja Monkey
About the restaurant
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The brains behind the best Indian restaurant in Birmingham (and perhaps, seriously, the world, if not the UK), Lasan, needed an outlet for their inherently playful natures. And a way to indulge in a spot of Indian street food that wasn’t contained within the four walls of a five-star, award-winning restaurant. The result is the mischievous Raja Monkey, an informal roadside café down Stratford Road in Hall Green that doesn’t skimp on an incredible selection of down-home and value-for-money Indian dishes delicacies, done just as they are in downtown Delhi or Mumbai.
Birmingham’s Lasan has built a serious reputation for serving up the UK’s, if not the world’s, finest Indian cuisine from its luxurious restaurant in the Jewellery Quarter. It’s easy to forget, with all the stars and awards crowding out the view, that Lasan’s success is built on passion – a passion for authentic Indian cuisine whose true home is the street stalls of Delhi and Mumbai, far from the glitz and glamour of Gordon Ramsay-approved dining halls. And so, Lasan’s naughty little cousin, Raja Monkey, down Hall Green’s Stratford Road, is bringing Indian street food to the masses (with more than a few quality credentials to back its mission up).
You can’t go wrong with one of Raja Monkey’s mouth-watering, dish-diverse thalis. These platters are as fit for the indecisive as they are fit for a king, or a little prince perhaps, for Raja Monkey is all about showcasing the incredible range of Indian street food at prices that will not break the bank. Considering their scope, complete thali meals are only available if you dine in at Raja Monkey’s Stratford Road, Hall Green premises (and who wouldn’t want to eat in at this charming Indian street café?), but thalis like the Rajasthani, Shakarkand (vegetarian), the Moghuls Korma and more can be ordered for takeaway or delivery. And here we have to introduce a stroke of genius on the part of Raja Monkey. Regulars at Raja Monkey can purchase a tiffin carrier, the stacked metallic lunch boxes that one sees being carted around big Indian cities at all hours of the day, bringing workers their lunch. Return your empty tiffin to Raja Monkey and get it filled up again for just a tenner – an incredible, fun, and authentic way to save every time you indulge in Birmingham’s best Indian street food!