Max Kiani has served the locals for four decades at his Raies Tandoori Restaurant

The 40-year culinary reign of a famous food business in Leeds, has sadly come to an end.

Max Kiani and his wife Zahida, opened their ‘Raies Tandoori Restaurant’ back in the 1970s, and became the ‘to-go’ place in the local area and beyond for an authentic curry.

Now after almost four decades of serving some of the most delicious culinary delights in Yorkshire, it has come time for Max to reluctantly retire and close shop.

Max said: “Our success had always been credited to our authentic food, which was made to traditional ‘apna-style’ Kashmiri/Punjabi cooking.

“Over the years, our loyal regular customers have kindly provided testimonials to the quality of our food and service, for which I have always been hugely humbled and grateful for.

“The restaurant has been here since 1976, and we have been honoured to serve multiple generations of families and individuals over the years.

Max with his wife Zahida

“It is indeed with a heavy heart that I must inform you that our beloved restaurant, which has been a part of this community for over 40 years, will be closing its doors for good.

“I would like to take this moment to express my gratitude to each and every one of you who has made Raies a part of your special occasions, family gatherings, and dinners.

“It has been an absolute privilege to share our food with you and create lasting memories that will be cherished for years to come. Both myself and my wife deeply appreciate all of your support and loyalty throughout the years.”