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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: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 51
    Excellent
  • 12
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Great lunch buffet

Charlottesville has a number of Indian lunch buffet options, but this remains my favorite. Quiet dining room, large variety of vegetarian and meat buffet options, chai tea, dessert. I'm never disappointed. They also offer a large and varied dinner menu.

4 of 5 starsReviewed December 29, 2015
Mutti53
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Washington, DC
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Washington, DC
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6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 29, 2015

Charlottesville has a number of Indian lunch buffet options, but this remains my favorite. Quiet dining room, large variety of vegetarian and meat buffet options, chai tea, dessert. I'm never disappointed. They also offer a large and varied dinner menu.

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Charlottesville, Virginia
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 12, 2015

Authentic, lovingly prepared, extremely flavorful Indian food. Indian buffets always amaze me - the food tastes like it has been prepared painstakingly over the course of days, and yet is is so affordable. We went for lunch, the fireplace was burning, the atmosphere was lovely. We talked about sitting there for a few hours until dinnertime!

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1 Thank Julie F
Ravinder D, Manager at Royal Indian Restaurant, responded to this review

Thank you for the great review Julie! Buffet is a great place for new and returning customers. It's convenient, affordable, and delicious. More 

Charlottesville, Virginia
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15 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015 via mobile

By far the best Indian lunch buffet!! They never disappoint, the service is impeccable, the atmosphere is quiet calm and relaxing and has a upscale feel without the upscale price. And the star our course the food, fresh nan bread when you arrive an unlimited supply of chai tea served all is authentic as it comes, with a large selection... More 

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1 Thank beck420
charlottesville
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92 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 25, 2015

We enjoyed the food here on our first visit a few months ago and tried again this week, but were disappointed. The lamb was tough and gristly, and prepared in a sauce that lacked much flavor. My wife's vegetarian dish had a lot of potatoes and not much else. The service was mediocre and the servers seemed disinterested. This place... More 

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Thank cvillediner
Iowa
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14 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 17, 2015

First of all, I would give this place five stars but I found out that the generous tip I left for the server never made it to that person. We chose the buffet so maybe management pays more to the buffet servers and management feels that any sort of gratuity belongs to them and not the buffet servers. They can... More 

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Thank WVTravelin1
Charlottesville, Virginia
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2015

We eat dinner at Royal Indian once every couple of weeks - most of the time we eat at the restaurant but we've also ordered take out which is speedy! Counter to what another reviewer said, they DO take phone orders. The food is delicious and as authentic & delicious as any Indian restaurant I've ever eaten at. The family... More 

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1 Thank lbrickme
Winchester, Virginia
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152 reviews
112 restaurant reviews
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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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2 Thank Lynda B
Arlington, Virginia
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26 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 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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3 Thank Wildegenes
Port Louis
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28 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 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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4 Thank James L
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
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51 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 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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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

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
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?