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Royal Indian Restaurant

Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
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155 Seminole Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901
+1 434-973-2288
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016 via mobile

Kind of spicy for my kids that are not used to this type of food but the food was really good with a lot of options. Highly recommend for everyone to try it

Thank David B
Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

I've just had my 5th lunch at Royal Indian in 3 months. Each time, the food is delicious - a wide variety of choices, all fresh and flavorful. The baby eggplant is the over the top, and my favorite.

Thank caligaston
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 September 2016

I Read Negative Feedback about the Restaurant.that did not stop me,so I give it A try.it turn out to be excellent.it very rich in food.tasteful,and a excellent Staff,beautiful Restaurant.

Thank felix k
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016

I presume the ownership has given up on serving patrons in the restaurant to focus on take out. S L O W service. Depressing atmosphere. Samosas with hockey puck texture. Tikka masala, with chewy chicken covered in an insipid yellow sauce. One hopes it will taste better when I heat up for lunch tomorrow.

Thank Cinziajj
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143 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Our first night in Charlottesville and we were recommended to eat here. Wow. As a vegan it's sometimes so (unnecessarily) hard to eat anything other than salad when eating out. Not here! The choices were amazing. The lady (possibly the owner?) was so lovely and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. I definitely recommend to eat here, vegan or otherwise.... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 July 2016

Royal Indian is my favorite place to eat. They have created a beautiful atmosphere and have put a lot of love into their food making sure that its is amazing quality every time. Sometimes i find myself in there 3 times a week for the buffet and it's just as delicious and doesn't loose it's magic each time! I would... More 

Thank Lester S
Maryland, USA
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 July 2016

Passing through Charlottesville, and arriving at our hotel after 8:00 p.m. on a Monday night, the fellow behind the hotel desk recommended Royal Indian Restaurant. This was an excellent recommendation. Clean, friendly, inviting place, delicious lamb tandoori, lamb rogan josh, and magical garlic naan. I will definitely eat here again on my next trip through Charlottesville. My wife enjoyed the... More 

Thank mrcollin
Charlottesville, Virginia
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374 reviews
282 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2016

We had the lunch buffet and found it to be lacking. I didn't feel they that that many options, and some of them were a bit too exotic for me. Lamb, goat. I felt the butter chicken had a fishy taste to it. The best thing on the buffet was the tandoori chicken, it was tasty and cut in pieces... More 

Thank norskies
Port Louis
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 July 2016

Went there with a group of friends (non vegans). They enjoyed their meals. For better taste, go for the mild level. I had the cauli flower with potato which was OK. The egg plant was a bit disappointing. I expected the latter to be more juicy. The appetizer of appalums was not crispy as they should normally be.

Thank James L
Rockville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 June 2016

Really enjoyed the tasty food! Large restaurant with clean seating arrangement. Awesome buffet too! Also suitable for vegetarians, as many veg. curries are available.

Thank theprofessorkid

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Groups, Business meetings, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Seminole Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-973-2288

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