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.
Book On TripAdvisor Bonus Book your hotel on TripAdvisor — then save 20% on things to do for your trip. Use code BOOKTOSAVE.

Royal Inn Oriental Cuisine

$
Northwest Side
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
5440 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240-3909
210-691-0602
Website
Today
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Open now
All hours
Hours:
Sun 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 9:30 pm
More Info
Add Photo Write a Review

25 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Showing 25: English reviews
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW 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...

Helpful?
Thank Runningnurse71
Level Contributor
10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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.

Helpful?
Thank Raina B
Corpus Christi, Texas
Level Contributor
33 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank magnoliacc
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
114 reviews
88 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank Rubén Z
San Antonio
Level Contributor
36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015

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

Helpful?
Thank Ilene F
San Antonio, Texas
Level Contributor
705 reviews
574 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 244 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars 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 

Helpful?
Thank OmniEpicurean
Ruidoso, New Mexico
Level Contributor
171 reviews
130 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2015

My family and I really like this restaurant. We eat here as often as we can when we are in town. Staff is very friendly, the food is excellent. Nice and clean. I have been visiting this restaurant for over 10 years and I hope it stays for a long time.

Helpful?
Thank RVSVD
Level Contributor
101 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 1, 2015 via mobile

This restaurant has been around 15+ years. They do not advertise. The business is strictly via customers. When in the medical center area stop by. They have lunch/early bird/dinner specials. Try the chicken corn soup.

Helpful?
1 Thank LEA A
Level Contributor
3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015 via mobile

Restaurant is excellent fantastic food great atmosphere great customer service outstanding if you want to great food come here the owner Rex is fantastic very friendly courteous kind best Chinese food in town. The food is always fresh and hot nothing is ever frozen

Helpful?
Thank DAVID G
DFW
Level Contributor
158 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 65 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 1, 2015

I've eaten here twice now when I've visited San Antonio and can't wait to go back on my next visit. The food is amazing! We started our meal with a wonderful jasmine tea and they brought it in a thermos type of container so it stayed nice and hot, and there was a LOT of it. We then ordered the... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank SusanDFW

Travelers who viewed Royal Inn Oriental Cuisine also viewed

 
San Antonio, TX
 

Been to Royal Inn Oriental Cuisine? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$5 - $10
Cuisine
Chinese, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
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: 210-691-0602

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Royal Inn Oriental Cuisine staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?