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Royal Indian Restaurant

1250 Emmet St N, Charlottesville, VA 22903-4838
+1 434-973-2288
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good17%
  • Average9%
  • Poor4%
  • Terrible5%
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“naan bread” (5 reviews)
“samosas” (6 reviews)
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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 1 week ago

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

Thank EatLoveTravel17
Reviewed 5 weeks ago 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

Thank William B
Reviewed 31 March 2017

Best Indian food in Charlottesville. We went to the weekly buffet. Selections were fresh and there were a lot of them. Great vegetarian dishes. The naan bread was perfectly made, fresh and warm out of the oven. Leave room for the freshly made mango pudding...More

Thank Albequerque
Reviewed 4 March 2017

Food is delicious, fresh, full of flavor, not too spicy. Nice atmosphere and very friendly staff. I will be back for sure :).

Thank petramercier
Reviewed 13 February 2017 via mobile

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

Thank Bloochdog
Reviewed 4 February 2017

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.

Thank putnik123
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 itMore

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 :)...More

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.

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

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

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
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 :)

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...More

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,...More

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Jamie Y
Are there gluten-free options here?
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Restaurant Details

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Average prices
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, Child-friendly
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
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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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