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Royal Indian Restaurant

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155 Seminole Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901
4349732288
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11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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  • 40
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Delicious and affordable lunch buffet!

Food tasted fresh, not salty or too spicy. There were plenty of veg options. Service and ambiance were super. We liked that there were samosas included in the buffet line as that is rare here in some of our Indian restaurants. Definitely will return when back in Charlottesville.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 19, 2015
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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Virginia Beach, Virginia
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91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 19, 2015

Food tasted fresh, not salty or too spicy. There were plenty of veg options. Service and ambiance were super. We liked that there were samosas included in the buffet line as that is rare here in some of our Indian restaurants. Definitely will return when back in Charlottesville.

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Mount Airy, Maryland
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74 reviews 74 reviews
42 restaurant reviews
102 helpful votes 102 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015

My husband & I celebrated his birthday one Saturday evening in this lovely restaurant. Now that they have moved out of the shopping center into their own building w its own parking lot not far from Barracks Road shopping center, we enjoyed the new decor with cozy fireplaces throughout. The food is exceptional, too. We started w the vegetable appetizers,... More 

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Toano, Virginia
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24 reviews 24 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

My husband and I were in town during our wedding anniversary, helping to move our daughter from the university and so we all decided to celebrate at the Royal Indian Restaurant one evening. I hadn't experienced dining out on Indian Cuisine in a while and it turned out to be a very good choice given the restaurant we were fortunate... More 

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Staunton, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2015

The folks are the best . Very good lunch buffet. W c hia ! Sorry they gave up on looking for a dosa maker, i am a dosaaholic !

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Columbus, Ohio, United States
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2014

I stopped by this restaurant simply out of convience. To my suprise, it turned into one of the best dining experiences I've ever had in myn 47 years on this planet. When you come into the parking lot, the front of the building holds nothing special to behold. However when you walk in, the decor and atmosphere give you the... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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63 reviews 63 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 6, 2014

love all their different tandoori dishes, and how you can adjust the spice levels to your liking. Very moderately priced, casual but nice atmosphere, decent service - very much a local go to restaurant.

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Virginia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 28, 2014

I am an Indian and occasionally crave Indian food (obviously!). Hence my husband and I decided to dine here last week. We first looked into their website which mentioned 'Thali' which is the Indian platter with multiple dishes, naan, rise and dessert to end with. Upon reaching there, we both ordered Gobi Manchurian (Cauliflower which is dipped in a corn... More 

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Great Falls, Virginia
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112 reviews 112 reviews
58 restaurant reviews
46 helpful votes 46 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2014

The food might be better than 3 stars. Service was definitely 4 star and above. We ordered lamb Qorma and Saag (spinach), Mango Lassi, Naan and Poori. Overall it was good but my favorite lamb dish turned out to be a disappointment. I am not even sure if it was lamb as it tasted more like goat meat. What was... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
1 review
1 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2014

Half of the food came undercooked. It is unusual for C'ville to leave a restaurant being hungry, but that was the case here. I believe the waiter could have done something to remedy the situation :( On top of that, after asking for a check we got something like 'I will clean first, then the check' (sorry, hard to reproduce... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, Usa
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10 reviews 10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

We have had more dinner here than just about any other restaurants in this area, they always have very good food and the staff as always took google care of us and kept our drinks full (this is very important to me). We will be going back soon, we just like their food. We also do their lunch buffet about... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 155 Seminole Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 4349732288

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Monday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Saturday
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm

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