G'Raj Mahal Cafe & Lounge offers the best of Austin's atmosphere and attitude with a combination of traditional and innovative Indian comfort food coupled with local music in the heart of Rainey Street. From our beginnings as a family-run food trailer operation, we gained a reputation with our unique style and cozy ambiance that quickly became an Austin staple. Now, we are excited to share the new G’Raj with you! We have rebuilt and custom designed an old house into a funky, beautiful space featuring: a large, gorgeous wooden deck in the back patio, a lovely stone front yard, comfortable indoor café seating, and a premium wine and beer bar. 

We root ourselves in family values and that special feeling of southern hospitality. "Sit and Namaste a While" - our vibrant staff can't wait to meet you soon! We welcome everyone to experience The G'Raj at its best.


73 RAINEY STREET | AUSTIN, TEXAs | (512) 480-2255

About Us

       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. 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!



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For parties larger than 15 guests, please contact Dee so that we can make a plan for your accommodations!

LARGE PARTIES (10+): Please remind your group to bring cash whenever possible as it can speed up the checkout process. It is much appreciated if all group members arrive within 15 minutes of the reservation time. Please let your server know at the beginning of service if you plan to request a separate check.

For same-day reservations after 5pm, you must contact us directly at (512) 480-2255.

Please let us know in your reservation details whether you'd prefer to sit inside or outside; we will do our very best to accommodate the preferences of each & every guest. Dogs are welcome in our front and back patio. No smoking is allowed.


Private Events

Let G'Raj Mahal host your next private event! We can do on-site luncheons, wedding rehearsal dinners, bachelorette parties, birthday par ties, venue buyouts and way, way more! We promise there will always be good food and drink, and you will also take away a very lasting experience. Just give us a call and allow us to make your next event both memorable and delicious.

For scheduling, pricing, event-specific menus and further details regarding our beautiful new outdoor event space on Rainey Street, please contact Dee (dee@grajmahalaustin.com | 512-480-2255).

Want to impress at your next event? We cater too!  

*Photo Credit (from top left): (1) Nadia Chaudhury, BizBash | (2 & 3) Andrea Gowry, friend | (4) Michelle Min, Citygram Austin magazine | (6 & 7) Andrea Gowry | (8) Jordache Johnson, The Byte App | (9) Michelle Min | (10) Cory Rivademar, Austin Monthly magazine | (11 & 12) Andrea Gowry

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In The Press

We're proud to say we've been mentioned in the press multiple times! Click the links below to read about G'Raj Mahal:

And last but not least...a video from our trailer days: VendrTV

Contact Us

G'Raj Mahal
Cafe & Lounge

73 Rainey Street
Austin, Texas 78701

(512) 480-2255

To contact one of our team members...

Memo Jimenez
Marketing & Media Interest

Dee Walker
Private Event & Catering Inquiries

Kim Keepers
Music Bookings & Donation Requests

Manager On Duty

Sidney Roberts
Owner/Executive Chef



SAT & SUN 12 PM - 3 PM


TUE - THU 5 PM - 12 AM
FRI & SAT 5 PM - 1 AM

Join Our team

G'Raj Mahal is currently hiring!
To learn more & apply, please visit: grajmahal.companycareersite.com