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Royal Indian Restaurant

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155 Seminole Ct, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2848
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
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Sun - Sat 11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our first night in Charlottesville and we were recommended to eat here. Wow. As a vegan it's sometimes so (unnecessarily) hard to eat anything other than salad when eating out. Not here! The choices were amazing. The lady (possibly the owner?) was so lovely and helpful. Nothing was too much trouble. I definitely recommend to eat here, vegan or otherwise.... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Royal Indian is my favorite place to eat. They have created a beautiful atmosphere and have put a lot of love into their food making sure that its is amazing quality every time. Sometimes i find myself in there 3 times a week for the buffet and it's just as delicious and doesn't loose it's magic each time! I would... More 

Thank Lester S
Maryland, USA
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6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Passing through Charlottesville, and arriving at our hotel after 8:00 p.m. on a Monday night, the fellow behind the hotel desk recommended Royal Indian Restaurant. This was an excellent recommendation. Clean, friendly, inviting place, delicious lamb tandoori, lamb rogan josh, and magical garlic naan. I will definitely eat here again on my next trip through Charlottesville. My wife enjoyed the... More 

Thank mrcollin
Charlottesville, Virginia
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309 reviews
233 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 158 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2016

We had the lunch buffet and found it to be lacking. I didn't feel they that that many options, and some of them were a bit too exotic for me. Lamb, goat. I felt the butter chicken had a fishy taste to it. The best thing on the buffet was the tandoori chicken, it was tasty and cut in pieces... More 

Thank norskies
Port Louis
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31 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 5, 2016

Went there with a group of friends (non vegans). They enjoyed their meals. For better taste, go for the mild level. I had the cauli flower with potato which was OK. The egg plant was a bit disappointing. I expected the latter to be more juicy. The appetizer of appalums was not crispy as they should normally be.

Thank James L
Rockville, Maryland
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 7, 2016

Really enjoyed the tasty food! Large restaurant with clean seating arrangement. Awesome buffet too! Also suitable for vegetarians, as many veg. curries are available.

Thank theprofessorkid
Long Island, New York
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117 reviews
76 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2016 via mobile

Beautiful decor on the inside and the people working there were professional and respectful. There was quite a bit of seating throughout, with nice large tables. We had 5 people and they set up two tables together. The food was delicious - seriously one of the best Indian cuisines we've had! Essentially every food option had the choice of making... More 

Thank WallietheWalrus
Dyke, Virginia
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12 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2016

I have eaten here before and found it to be OK. My husband and I went for the lunch buffet yesterday and it was not good at all. When we got there at 12:15pm there were four dried out pieces of tandoori chicken in the chafing pan. Everyone, including us, avoided this chicken and got other dishes . We all... More 

Thank ChefSarah67
Columbia, South Carolina
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65 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2016

We went here after a concert at the University of Virginia, and ordered a wide variety of dishes. Unlike some Indian restaurants, when they assure some of us that there are no peanuts in the food, there are no peanuts. That's important for those who are terribly allergic to this. The food was exellent, and the degree of spiced hot... More 

Thank hbs74
Northern Virginia
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121 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2016

I have stopped in for both the lunch Buffet and dinner. They always have high quality ingredients and perfectly spiced entrees. All food is to your level of hot and they offer a wide range of choices. My last visit was with a colleague that had visited India, and her comment was, "this is better than the food I had... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
11:30 am - 2:30 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 155 Seminole Ct, Charlottesville, VA 22901-2848
  • Location: United States  >  Virginia (VA)  >  Charlottesville
  • Phone Number: 4349732288

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?