RAAS

/ Updated on October 13, 2019

After more than a year of construction and arm-wrestling with regulators, in late summer 2019 the ornate purple Victorian building located between Heirloom and 2nd St. Tavern on Savannah Road has become Raas: An Asian/Indian “fusion” restaurant. Owned by a group of Lewes doctors that includes Lewes urologist  Dr. Ramachandra Hosmane and his cardiologist son Vinay, the building was returned to its original light blue and white motif. The owners were fortunate to secure Chef GG Gupta to handle the kitchen duties and the fusion of Asian, Thai, Indian and Caribbean cooking.

I was honored to be invited to a media/friends & family party, along with Cape Gazette Publisher Dennis Forney and his lovely wife Becky, columnist Michael Hurd, Ph.D., Heirloom Executive Chef Matt Kern, Karen and Tony Sposato, Rob and Lorna Arlett, the Drs. Hosmane and others. The restaurant is now open full time as of August 7, 2019.

The menu is starting out rather conservatively (and wisely) as the brand new installation gets its sea legs. Chef GG has put a number of interesting dishes on the menu, some of which are viewable in the gallery. After the restaurant has settled into a routine and the larger menu is available, I will add a review to this page. I NEVER review a restaurant within a month of its opening or without having visited at least three times.

I can tell you that the flavors are very well curated, with intense tastes and aromas reminiscent of Indian, but with other influences as well. Lucas, our server, is a recent transplant from Maine and was efficient and extremely friendly. The entire evening was a pleasure.

The restaurant is located between Heirloom and 2nd St. Tavern on Savannah Road between 2nd and 3rd Streets.

Scroll through the image gallery to get a look at some of the dishes.

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  1. Avatar Jan says:

    On the occasion of a couple of birthdays, I went with a small family group and sat at a table on the front porch overlooking the Zwaanandael museum on a perfectly balmy evening. All of us raved over our various dinners, but were too full to sample the desserts. Chef GG came by to welcome us and answer our questions. I asked if he makes a vegetarian thali to share, since a fellow vegetarian friend and I would be very interested in ordering one on a future visit. He said he loves to make vegetarian dishes (I enjoyed the food I ordered off the menu!), has plenty of ingredients at the ready and gave me his card, telling me if we call him ahead of time, he’d be happy to make us something special. Oh, yes, I’ll be back with my friend when she comes home from India.

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