Raja Monkey Cafe

Located in Hall Green, Birmingham, Raja Monkey is an Indian street food cafe that offers a variety of curries.

Get closer to the real India at Birmingham’s most vibrant roadside cafe. Feast on classic curries from India’s far flung corners or explore the wonderful flavour variety of our Thalis, the undoubted stars of the show. It’s what tastebuds were made for.

Dine in an informal rustic environment, transporting you to an inner-city cafe in downtown Delhi or Bombay – the true taste of India!


The menu offers street snacks such as Papad (a basket of crispy poppadoms served with a crunchy onion salad and cool yoghurt dip) and Mini Masala Uttapam (savoury fluffy Indian crumpet sprinkled with diced tomato, onions, coriander and green chillies).

Starters provide a wide choice too, with Fish Mix (Punjabi fish coated in batter, tandoori salmon tikki marinated with yoghurt and coriander, and a South Indian spiced fish cake) or perhaps try the Bhoto Kebab (smoked lamb fillet marinated with hung yoghurt and mustard oil, cooked in the tandoori).

Why not try their famous Dosa, a popular Southern Indian savoury crepe created authentically in-house from rice batter lentils. Stuffed with a filling of your choice and served with tomato and coconut chutney.

Thali is big business at Raja Monkey, and is a traditional staple way of eating in India. A complete meal on a platter. Each Thali has its own wonderful variety of ingredients and flavours from around India so there’s a Thali to suit everyone.

And of course there are classic curries and biryanis too.. peruse the full menu here.

The restaurant gets particularly busy and customers are encouraged to book a table in advance. Click here to book!

Cookery Classes

Join one of Raja’s cookery classes and learn to cook the Raja Monkey way!

Their hands-on session is designed for up to two people to prepare five dishes alongside a Raja chef. They provide the ingredients and the expertise, all you need to do is go along, eager to learn,

You’ll then have time to enjoy your freshly prepared lunch at the restaurant.

Sessions take place at 11am on Sunday’s (booking is required).

Tiffin Box

Buy a Tiffin box for a tenner and refill for only £10… an average saving of 30% per refill!

Tiffin ownership’s a no-brainer as it saves you money and it’s so much more fun getting your food in an authentic Indian delivery box.

Order a delivery or pick-up and your empty Tiffin box is replaced by one full of food.

*Update for March: Munayam Khan (executive chef) at Raja Monkey is working on an event at The Rep called Bangladesh to Birmingham, taking place on Sunday 24th March.

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