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Reviewed September 9, 2019

My family went there for lunch on Sunday. My two little boys (3yr and 1.5yrs) were a little bit noisy sometimes but we tried to comfort them. The old waitress never asked us whether everything was OK.We I ask the lady to add more water...for me, she rolled her eyes at me. And she never smile to us. We will never to there again!!!!!!!!!!!More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed July 17, 2019 via mobile

We visited this place for trying an Indian buffet lunch. The main dishes were good but they were not labeled or wrongly labeled. Fish pakodas were actually vegetarian potato pakodas. They should improve their presentation.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed May 18, 2019 via mobile

I had my doubts about having Indian in Rochester, MN. Royal erased any doubt I had. The decor is nothing special and the menu is huge. This is obviously a family run restaurant. The son was the host. The daughter was a waitress and the...mother and father worked the kitchen with the mother also spilling out to help wait tables. Being a bit worried about being too adventurous, I stuck to the mainstays of Indian cuisine. I ordered saag paneer, butter chicken and garlic naan. The naan is amazing. The saag is very well seasoned and right on point. The butter chicken is unreal. I could fill a pool with that sauce and live a great life eating only that my whole life. So creamy and deliciious. The portions were more than adequate and the prices were reasonable. If there was a critique to be made it was the service. It was very slow. However, they just finished serving a 20 person party and got hit with yet another 20 person party and had nearly every table filled. There was only 2 servers and clearly tonight was an extraordinary level getting slammed. They struggled to cover all the tables and the food came out a bit slow, but it also came out hot and delicious. The older lady covering the kitchen and the tables was literally running to expedite. It is hard for me to fault that kind of hustle. I would chalk it up to a bad night. If you are in Rochester, this is well worth the trip. Definitely a welcomed surprise.More

Date of visit: May 2019
Reviewed January 15, 2019

The Royal Indian has a buffet during the week. It is not as good as I have had in other Indian Buffets, sits too long, overcooked. Order off the menu in the evening we were very pleased with the tasty food!!!

Date of visit: December 2018
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant is beautifully decorated and staff are friendly. Despite some of the roof use I've noticed that most of all our White European people Posting negative reviews. Rochester is a racist town Lot of culture and diversity american ( non colored) people expect different...standards When judging another culture's food that they're not used to which is not fair.More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed October 17, 2018 via mobile

The food is amazing! The owner is very nice lady friendly and warm. Truly authentic experience. I'll be going to India in January and I would love to compare Quality of food. If you're looking for something different and authentic taste this place is a...must-try!More

Date of visit: October 2018
Reviewed September 16, 2018

I am not a big fan of Indian food, this restaurant was off the charts, I had the Lamb, my wife had the chicken, it was again outstanding. Best I have ever had the flavors were a 10.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed September 10, 2018 via mobile

I was looking for a place to eat and found this place. It was a Sunday buffet and they did pretty well.

Date of visit: September 2018
Reviewed August 1, 2018

My wife and I get to Rochester once a year; this time, at the end of July. We have become big fans of Royal Cuisine and ate there last Thursday evening (7/26). I knew going through the door that I would order the lamb nilgiri...korma which I discovered last year. My wife ordered the tilapia madrasi curry. My goodness, but the food was delicious! The service was great. We would have eaten there Friday night but our friends were leery of Indian food so we did the Famous Dave's thing. We intended to enjoy our Thursday night leftovers for our Saturday night meal. Well, we decided to supplement our leftovers with a takeout meal. This time I ordered the lamb korma (they have three different lamb korma options on the menu). Excellent choice. Our takeout and leftover combination was greatly enjoyed. Sunday, we ran into some good friends we hadn't seen in years and they wanted to go out for a meal. They had never tried Indian food (my wife has become quite adept at cooking Indian), so we tried the Royal again. This time I ordered the lamb shahi korma while she tried the chicken birjani. We were not disappointed. I hope it was just an aberration that there weren't a lot of customers around when we were there because this restaurant's praises should be shouted from the rooftops - the food is that good! And the prices are quite reasonable. A visit to Royal Indian Cuisine is one of the highlights to a trip to Rochester.More

Date of visit: July 2018
Reviewed April 1, 2018 via mobile

As a rule I generally stay away from buffet but my wife wanted Indian food for lunch we are very happy with the food we got to try foods we would not of normally ordered we will be back soon

Date of visit: April 2018
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Frequently Asked Questions about Royal Indian Cuisine

  • Yes, Royal Indian Cuisine offers takeout services.

  • Yes, Royal Indian Cuisine offers delivery services.

  • Royal Indian Cuisine is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
    • Food: 4
    • Service: 4
    • Value: 4