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Royal Indian Restaurant

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1250 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
+1 434-973-2288
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11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
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17:00 - 22:00
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Norfolk, Virginia, United States
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Charlottesville is lucky to have a few good Indian restaurants and Royal Indian Restaurant is my go to choice for lunch.

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Thank Bloochdog
Charlottesville, Virginia
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314 reviews
199 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We had a selection of dishes, from okra to chicken tikka. They were all pleasnt, but the only one that stood out was the okra. Most of the dishes were (too) heavily sauced. Friendly and quick service.

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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

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Thank David B
Ravinder D, Owner at Royal Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you all enjoyed the food David. I apologize if it was a little spicy. Sometimes, you feel the "kick" a little more with certain foods, then with others. Please feel free to ask one of the servers for help in picking mild options :) Thank you for the great review :) More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
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.

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Ravinder D, Owner at Royal Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Glad you enjoyed it! Thank you for the great review! More 

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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.

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Thank felix k
Ravinder D, Owner at Royal Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Although a majority of our review are positive, a few negative ones sometimes overshadow the good ones. If you're ever on the fence, always best to try it out for yourself. Thank you for coming. Glad you like the place :) More 

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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
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.

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Thank Cinziajj
Ravinder D, Owner at Royal Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

I'm terribly sorry for the poor experience. We generally don't have too many issues with takeouts and the qualify of our food, but we are all prone to making mistakes. If you're ever in mood for Indian food and willing to give us another try, please let a manager know. Thank you for the review :) More 

Bermuda
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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 

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Maryland, USA
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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 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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379 reviews
287 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 175 helpful votes
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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$19
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
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, Business meetings, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Monday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Thursday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Friday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Saturday
11:30 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1250 Emmet Street, Charlottesville, VA 22903
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: +1 434-973-2288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?