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Royal Inn Oriental Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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5440 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240-3909
+1 210-691-0602
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
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San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

The lunch specials are awesome. Tea is great. Can't beat the prices ( I attached lunch special menus). Everything is cooked healthy without MSG. If you are feeling adventurous, ask for the authentic oriental menu and order off of it. Family owned from day one, give it a try and it will be your favorite too.

Thank 23Lester45
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21 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 12, 2016 via mobile

This place just took the #1 Chinese spot in SA for us! Casual, clean, friendly service. Good selection of dishes. Everything was fresh & delicious. I had the lemon chicken - perfect! Plus the sesame chicken & shrimp - amazing sauce. Really enjoyed that it came with a soup & small app as part of the dish. Can't wait to... More 

Thank Laura W
San Antonio, Texas
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166 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 13, 2016 via mobile

Always have great food ,service is what you expect.I go often and they always greet you like a valuable customer

Thank Jimksatx_11
Converse, Texas
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58 reviews
52 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2016

This is a great place for lunch. The food is very good and so are the prices. Everyone was very friendly. Big dining room and lots of natural light. Had the combination Lo Mein plate with chicken, beef and shrimp.

Thank arlyn1
San Antonio, Texas
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14 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 21, 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with kids and their friends! We've been going here for 20 years! Service is consistently great. My favorite house specialty "Special Crispy Beef" is still delicious! Fast service and staff attends to your needs for drink refills etc...

Thank Runningnurse71
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 30, 2016

This restaurant has typical Chinese with a twist...ham in a lot of their employees dishes. The food is always fresh, always hot and has wonderful flavor.

Thank Raina B
Corpus Christi, Texas
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 19, 2016 via mobile

The food was really good. I had chicken vegetables with brown sauce. Good flavor and a good portion. The egg rolls were crispy and not soggy, which I love. The only thing that was slightly off was the service. It is a little slow and the waitstaff are not very friendly. They are not rude, but they are just there... More 

Thank magnoliacc
San Antonio, Texas
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 4, 2016

Last Friday I met two colleagues for lunch at the Royal Inn. We ordered our meals and awaited their delivery. Our waitress came with our plates, which were hot, and she wanted us to take the plate and place it on the table. My only problem was that I ordered chicken with vegetables- a plate that is usually temperature hot... More 

Thank Rubén Z
San Antonio
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 18, 2015

i don't think there's anything super spectacular about this restaurant, but it is clean and servers are friendly.

Thank Ilene F
San Antonio, Texas
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725 reviews
592 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 257 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 12, 2015

I thought I saw Ming Tsai when we walked in the place, but it was just the Asian phenotype that made up the wait help and the individual that greeted us with a welcoming smile. The dining room is nice and bright with nary a lacquered folded fan nor golden dragon statue in evidence. The seating area has an inviting... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$5 - $10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Large groups, Dining on a budget, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5440 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240-3909
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighborhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 210-691-0602

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