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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
Closed now
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Reservations

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  • 41
    Excellent
  • 9
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 3
    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
Best Indian food in Charlottesville

We have tried all the Indian restaurants in town and keep coming back to this one. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Indian restaurants in town , but this is our favorite and ambience is by far the best.

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 3, 2015
CharlottesvilleMuse
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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Charlottesville, Virginia
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9 reviews 9 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 3, 2015 NEW

We have tried all the Indian restaurants in town and keep coming back to this one. I don't think you can go wrong with any of the Indian restaurants in town , but this is our favorite and ambience is by far the best.

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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15 reviews 15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2015 via mobile

I come every year in Charlottesville for the last 4 years for business matter and I would only go to royal Indian for dinner!! Unfortunately tonight it completely disappointed me.... First they change the location, then I used to be welcome by Indian people, who would even only talked Indian...the new place is pretty but the food do not follow... More 

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Virginia Beach, Virginia
Top Contributor
91 reviews 91 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 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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78 reviews 78 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
105 helpful votes 105 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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26 reviews 26 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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, Virginia
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25 reviews 25 reviews
15 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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67 reviews 67 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
48 helpful votes 48 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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10 reviews 10 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 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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114 reviews 114 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 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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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?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?