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Royal Indian Restaurant

1250 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4838
+1 434-973-2288
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  • Excellent67%
  • Very good16%
  • Average10%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible4%
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Indian, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
1250 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4838
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Reviewed 29 January 2018 via mobile

Very comfy, warm atmosphere. Uncluttered. Wooden oak floors. We were seated in front of a working 2-sided fireplace. Very clean, nicely decorated. Lots of menu choices. Food was very good, but expensive for the quantity. $16 each for chicken dishes served in an individual au...More

Thank Candy V
Reviewed 2 January 2018

We like Indian food. It's a recent revelation to is so we've had fun trying the various restaurants and I'd say Royal is one of the best. I don't understand the few negative reviews and am sorry they didn't have the same quality service, atmosphere...More

Thank Tuckergoose
Reviewed 22 December 2017

I was heartbroken when Savour Restaurant closed and not at all excited when Royal Indian opened in its place. I wasn't a fan of Indian food - but I am now! My daughter and son-in-law introduced our family to Royal Indian and it's become a...More

Thank law2grace
Reviewed 9 November 2017

I was pleasantly surprised by the range of choices, including Bainghan Bhartha which is NOT available at all at Milan, and grilled goat. Both of these selections are apparently available every day for the buffet and are very good. The atmosphere is serene and authentic...More

Thank informedtripper
Reviewed 20 July 2017 via mobile

This is a quiet restaurant the main room of which is large and open. But the low key, friendly service staff makes it intimate. Everything was so delicious. It's on the main drag, Emmet St. and accessible to all hotel chains. Try it. You will...More

1  Thank Kathryn M
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

My husband and I visited C-vile for a long weekend and our Sunday evening dinner at Royal Indian was the BEST during our entire weekend! We ordered vegetable samosas, garlic naan, beef vindaloo and chicken biriyani. All delicious and with fresh ingredients! The decor is...More

2  Thank SAVisitor
Reviewed 18 July 2017 via mobile

Jersey resident visiting UVACollege ... Almost I hate to say but almost batter then Jersey food. We came here both days of our stay in Charlottesville. We highly recommend it.

1  Thank Dharmesh S
Reviewed 12 June 2017

My wife was in the mood for Indian food so we went. She didn't find it to be super flavorful. I thought it was ok and would not be against going there again if it came to it.

Thank thebutlerdidit29
Reviewed 18 May 2017

We had a craving for something spicy, sweet and fabulous after a day of travel. Luckily we found Royal Indian Restaurant, as it was just what our taste buds were craving. Service was excellent and so was the food. We will definitely return for dinner...More

1  Thank EatLoveTravel17
Reviewed 21 April 2017 via mobile

A good Indian restaurant in Charlottesville, Virginia. You pick a main dish like chicken or seafood and then you pick the type of sauce you would like: Korma, Vindaloo or Marsala, etc. There are also a large selection of vegetarian dishes. The servings are large...More

1  Thank William B
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Restaurant Details

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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Parking Available, Takeout, Reservations, Buffet, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Free Wifi, Accepts Discover, Outdoor Seating, Television, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Kids, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
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11:30 AM - 2:30 PM
5:00 PM - 10:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4838
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-973-2288
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