The story of G'Raj Mahal begins with a culinary couple's vision to bring Western Indian cuisine to Austin, TX. Sidney (an Austin native) & Anthony (born & raised in Goa, India) opened G'Raj Mahal in 2009 as a food trailer. Having landed on a space just off of Rainey Street that had previously operated as a car garage, the name & feeling of The G'Raj was both evident & authentic from the beginning. A few tables multiplied into a few tents filled with more tables & before they knew it, Sidney & Anthony had won over the locals with their delicious comfort food, unique table service, & always popular BYOB policy. The family feel of G'Raj Mahal has always been apparent - you can usually find Anthony cooking away in the kitchen & Sidney is often around to chat with their beloved restaurant guests about the food, her design undertakings, & what makes this place so special.
One of the most important aspects of this operation has always been the quality of the food. Each dish is made to order; you take note of that when your server asks you how spicy you would like your curry to taste. The beef & pork served at G'Raj are free-range & sourced from a local farm; the lamb, chicken & goat are grass-fed & Halal blessed. Anthony hand-rolls the samosa dough, Sidney works tirelessly to keep the menu interesting & relevant, & every staff member you'll meet will rave to you about how they couldn't possibly choose a singular favorite dish from the menu!
After 4+ years of growing success at the trailer location, this culinary couple is thrilled to welcome you into their new home - the G'Raj Mahal Cafe & Lounge brick+mortar on Rainey Street. Now serving beer & wine, hosting private events, & boldly shimmering with a bigger-and-better version of the offbeat beauty that has always defined G'Raj Mahal, our family is proud to invite you to embrace the change! Whether, you're looking for the perfect date spot, a special celebration location, or an Austin-inspired setting to entertain out-of-town visitors, we look forward to enjoying the occasion with you soon!