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Royal Dar

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148 Third St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1R8, Canada
+1 250-597-1483
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11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
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Sooke, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016

We arrived in Duncan at lunch-time during a trip up-island. We always enjoy Indian food so checked out the Royal Dar. The food was really good although I hadn't realised that rice and vegetables were included and also ordered a garlic nan. The nan was light, fluffy and delicious. It was also very good value. I usually look for a... More 

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Thank Linmaf
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had a delicious dinner with generous portions. Prawn appetizer was great! The setting in an old house was charming.

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Thank Annette I
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30 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Expensive but a great date restaurant, food was delicious and service was swift and curtious. Central location.

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Thank Gina G
Duncan, Canada
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 December 2016

I have been here on two occasions. Both times I have enjoyed my food. It's a bit more on the pricey side, but it's worth it. The patio in the summer is a magical place to eat dinner. I highly recommend it. Last time I went, it was a Sunday night. They were quite busy and there was only one... More 

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1 Thank mel_watkins1219
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24 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2016 via mobile

Although the restaurant has been in Duncan for five years, we had our first meal today. What a joy. We ordered three dishes (one each) for sharing. Chicken, lamb and a vegetable were all rich and flavourful. The vegetable pakoras were a delicious and large appetizer. We will return.

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1 Thank Roger P
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I was in Duncan on business and decided to eat at the Royal Dar based on previous reviews. I certainly wasn't disappointed, as the food and service were excellent! Highly recommended.

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Thank Ben B
Duncan, Canada
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19 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This restaurant began in Ladysmith, and relocated to Duncan. The owners are hard working, and have renovated a fine old house and it's grounds into a local, well-established restaurant. You get what you pay for, a very decent meal for a very decent price.

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Thank Adrian M
Vancouver Island, Canada
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64 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 October 2016

Good food, nice ambiance, average service Why the owners think it is good for business to penalize me for introducing 5 friends to the restaurant by adding 18% to my bill is unfathomable! I thought they should be thankful to get new potential clients Surely serving a table of 6 is easier than serving 3 tables of 2? For this... More 

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3 Thank NS357
Duncan, Canada
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

We were pleased with our first visit to the Royal Dar. The food was top notch, and the service was as well. The atmosphere would be exactly as what you'd expect. My biggest gripe would be with the patrons. Fine dining used to mean exactly that, do you really need to dress up as though you were going to a... More 

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2 Thank Sheldon L
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 October 2016 via mobile

Was nice and was good food.....coming from a non curry lover, it's quite good and would go back...... :)

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Thank Allie Q

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Third St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1R8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-597-1483

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?