We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Royal Indian Restaurant

155 Seminole Court, Charlottesville, VA 22901
4349732288
Website
Menu
Improve this listing
Ranked #31 of 455 restaurants in Charlottesville
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Reservations
4 visitor photos
Restaurant details
Dining options: Reservations
Write a Review

46 reviews from our community

86% Recommend
    33
    7
    3
    2
    1
Rating summary
    Food
    Service
    Value
    Atmosphere
Date | Rating
  • English first
  • Spanish first
  • Any
English first
Charlottesville, Virginia, United States
Senior Contributor
25 reviews 25 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2014

We recently had dinner at the new place of Royal Indian . which was very delightful. I observed that the new place is large, light filled and great ambience for family get together! The food was just delicious and the staff were very friendly and efficient! Royal Indian Restaurant in Charlottesville has improved a lot and doing great!

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewer
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2014

Happy they've moved to a much more pleasant venue. Once they have their new ABC license, I'm sure their weekends will be busier. Sadly, however, they're still serving the same, very mediocre N.Indian food.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Pigeon Forge, Tennessee
Senior Contributor
36 reviews 36 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 17, 2014

The buffet was delicious, the prices were great and the service was impeccable. There was a good variety of meats, rices, vegetables and dessert dishes to choose from.

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
61 reviews 61 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2014

Honestly, I could eat Indian food every day and not be bored. So when some friends suggested we try out the new location (5/2014, now on Emmett Street between Barrack's Road and the bypass) of Royal Indian to support their reopening, I did not need convincing. However, knowing the food is pitched on the mild side, I upped my request... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Charlottesville, Virginia
Top Contributor
238 reviews 238 reviews
147 restaurant reviews
125 helpful votes 125 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 10, 2014

We came here for supper because several colleagues of my husband's had raved about their food so we had to give it a try. It turned out that they'd only been for the lunch buffet. Sadly I did not learn this until too late. The meal began with stale pappadams followed by greasy samosas. We then had a rather sour... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Zanesville, Ohio
Contributor
14 reviews 14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 9, 2014

his was my first time trying Indian food, so I can't compare to other similar restaurants. We decided to try the buffet so we cold sample many different items. Everything tasted and appeared fresh. Be sure to plate up some sauce to dip into we the naan. It will be at your table when you return from the buffet table.... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2014

We ate dinner there Monday night 5/5/2014. The Food was Delicious, very flavorful, Great selection of items for meat eaters or Vegetarians. We can't wait to go back to try even more items on their Menu. It really smelled wonderful just walking in the door. Very friendly waitress.

Was this review helpful? Yes
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014

Great authentic and extensive menu. Had delicious eggplant with potatoes. Generous portions and very reasonable!! Moving in may 2014 to Emmett st. Royal

Was this review helpful? Yes 1
Charlottesville, Virginia
Reviewer
4 reviews 4 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2013

Lunch buffet is by far my favorite, because I get to sample lots of different curries, rices and condiments -- and the gulab jamun is a hit with the kids. If you are into really tasty, this is the place to come. I can eat quick, or I can take my time...either way, I feel like I eat well whenever... More

Was this review helpful? Yes
Virginia
Top Contributor
112 reviews 112 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
42 helpful votes 42 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 2, 2013

I usually stop in for the lunch buffet. Of the Indian restaurants in C'ville, I'd rate this the best: food is fresh, there's a separate station for vegetarian dishes, and the nan is always fresh and brought to the table. It's reasonably priced, and I bet, once you've tried it once, it will be a regular restaurant for you.

Was this review helpful? Yes

Travelers who viewed Royal Indian Restaurant also viewed

 

Been to Royal Indian Restaurant? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Owners: What's your side of the story?

If you own or manage Royal Indian Restaurant, register now for free tools to enhance your listing, attract new reviews, and respond to reviewers.

Manage your listing