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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 48
    Excellent
  • 11
    Very good
  • 5
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 4
    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
Terrific Lunch Buffet For Those Who Are Into Variety More Than SPICE

We enjoyed the lunch buffet here. My fave Indian dishes - butter chicken and Chicken Korma - were both on offer, as well as several other great choices, including chicken tandori and a beef biryani. All were mildly spiced - which was ideal for our party, but might be a disappointment to those who... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 12, 2015
Lynda B
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Winchester, Virginia
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Winchester, Virginia
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143 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

We enjoyed the lunch buffet here. My fave Indian dishes - butter chicken and Chicken Korma - were both on offer, as well as several other great choices, including chicken tandori and a beef biryani. All were mildly spiced - which was ideal for our party, but might be a disappointment to those who want "proper" Indian. Of course, you... More 

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Arlington, Virginia
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2015

This restaurant categorizes entrees by style and region of cooking. Choose a sauce and then chicken, vegetable or seafood to go with. We enjoyed the golden yellow coconut sauce and the vegetarian dishes. The atmosphere is peaceful and serene.

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Port Louis
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23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2015

I went there with two friends who picked non veggie food. As for me, as vegan, I chose Aloo Gobhi which was above expectations. Make sure you do not choose the bland option. I went for the mild one and the taste of that dish was excellent esp with the garlic naan and white rice. I will definitely come back... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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40 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

We went to Royal Indian Restaurant for dinner to celebrate our daughter's birthday, which by all means turned out the most memorable, perfect evening for all of us.The entire staff was very happy and great in customer service. We had malai kofta, bindi masala, Salmon, Shrimp with excellent basmati rice : The Chef complimented all of us with his signature... More 

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Las Vegas, Nevada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2015

Whenever I'm in C'ville I make it a point to enjoy their lunch buffet; large selection of dishes and excellent quality which is fairly uncommon for most buffets. They even have chai as part of the lunch price! The owner is always friendly and seems to remember my family when we stop in. I have not had dinner here, but... More 

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2015

I showed up a bit early to meet a friend, and we ate...the food at Royal Indian usually has great distinct variety, but there was more variety, and the curries were the best they have ever been. In addition, the hosts graciously permitted me to stay after the meal to write up the notes from my visit with my friend,... More 

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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61 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed May 25, 2015

I tried to call in an order for dinner; after speaking to 3 different people I was told that they don't take orders by phone, only online (that is a new phenomena for me). Since we were visiting, we only had our mobile phones, and the ordering interface wouldn't work! We finally gave up and went to Sultan Kebab.

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Denver, Colorado
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 20, 2015

Along with the normal Indian restaurant staples, they have some unusual recipes that are not typically found. Good food, good environment, good staff.

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Virginia
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 19, 2015

Went here for try my hand at Indian food. My first experience was horrible (at another restaurant), but Royal Indian was great. The owners are very friendly and food is delicious. I had asked for milk food, and it was served as such. Great spice control.

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

I have been going to this restaurant for the past couple of years and the food is still as amazing as my first time. The service is what makes the food even better. The staff is very friendly and are very willing to help explain the menu items throughly. The chef and owner Ravi will make a surprise entrance every... 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?