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Royal India Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.royalindia.com
  • Email: info@royalindia.com
  • Phone: (619) 546-7777
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch
    Daily: 11:00am - 2:30pm
    Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm; Friday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 10:30pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian
  • Executive Chef: Kambo Brothers
  • Dress Code: Business Casual
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
  • Catering: No party is too small or too large for us. We have well built hall which can accommodate many number of people with all the luxuries provided. We can cater Indian cuisine, Italian food, Mexican food etc. For Indian food we can bring Tandoor onsite with team of our chefs and staff. Royal India is adequately equipped for corporate events or office parties with abundance of tranquility. Royal India offers a unique luncheon and dining experience.
  • Private Party Facilities: You tell us what you want and,we’ll set the scene. Whether want to organize a rehearsal dinner or a corporate event, we will create a personalized, enjoyable, and memorable event. Our team of expert staff will do everything required to make your experience enjoyable. We will take care of every detail and make your experience a memorable one, from a welcoming greeting to the last bite of dessert.
  • Private Party Contact: Sam Kambo (619) 487-0000
  • Entertainment: Ambiance Dancers on special occasions.

Getting there

  • Cross Street: 4th avenue
  • Parking: Valet
  • Parking Details: Royal India is located in the heart of Gaslamp and there are lot of parking lots with in two blocks. There is also Valet parking service available within one block and we can also arrange Valet parking for special events.
A word from Royal India
"Experience the difference with the Royal Touch" Escape to the hottest Indian restaurant in Southern California. At multi award winner Royal India you will be utterly pampered with gracious hospitality, plush Ambiance and world class food made with authentic ingredients and recipes, that will leave you utterly aglow. So Good So Pure So ROYAL "Experience the spirit of spice in every bite" Only at Royal IndiaContinued
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Diner Reviews
  • "The food was bland and uninteresting and the service was average. I would not go back."
    Dined on 4/8/2014
  • "Our reservation was at 12:00 but we were there early and no one was there so we were seated right away. Total experience was just okay. The food was good but not great. The server was friendly but not as knowledgable, I had Indian food before and ordered my favorite Chicken Tikka Masala. However, my friends were not familiar with the food and went by the server's suggestion and we ended up with three chicken dishes. I would recommend it, if you are craving Indian food and you are in the area, but I would not consider them the best in San Diego. As I said, we were here for lunch, so maybe dinner will have a different ambiance."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "Our group of six enjoyed the food, the amble portions and the service at Royal India. Every aspect was top quality. I will look forward to eating here again."
    Dined on 3/31/2014
  • "My wife and I very much enjoyed our first visit to down town Royal India. Food was excellent and portions plentiful. We also got very helpful recommendations by our female waitress, for the best choice of dishes. We'll come back!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "We brought a group of ten from a conference. Reservation made quickly online, table was ready and we were seated immediately. The restaurant was beautiful. Service was impeccable and the food was hot and delicious. I ordered something that was not on the menu, but combined two menu items and was happily accommodated. A wonderful experience with no glitches. Would be a favorite of mine if I lived in San Diego. Prices were reasonable. Go there!"
    Dined on 3/29/2014
  • "My daughter and I are here. Our table was ready immediately on a Friday night although they were quite full. Service was prompt and friendly. My salmon was fresh and delicious while my daughter's curry dish was to die for."
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Disappointing service and food. Went with hyped rating and totally disappointed. Took over 20 minutes for someone to come to our table... we were almost ready to leave the restaurant looking for alternates in the area."
    Dined on 3/25/2014
  • "This is one of the few GOOD restaurants available through "Thanks A Bunch" - a special treat for honoring our military. The reservations were made easily online. The staff were patient when a traffic accident delayed my dining partner, and the waiter was instrumental in explaining the menu, and boxing up the left over generous portions for us to return to our hotel with."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "I wanted a new dining experience and I was pleasantly surprised by this nice restaurant. Our waitress was well versed in her knowledge of the menu items and what the ingriedients were. Her recommendations were perfect for my wife and I with our different spice tolerances. I will return."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "To start, the service was top notch. From the moment we walked towards the hostess stand to our server, bus boy, and even the owner we were treated in "Royal" fashion. They were knowledgeable, friendly, and incredibly attentive to your every need the moment you step inside. We ordered a wonderful cross section of traditional Indian dishes. To start we had the samosas, filled with a generous portion of potatoes and peas and lightly fried. For our main course, we decided to share a couple dishes, we got the chicken tikki masala and chicken coconut curry. The curry was done perfectly, a wonderful mix of herbs and spices that leaves you wanting more. Chicken was fork tender and just melted in your mouth. Highly recommend this place!"
    Dined on 3/10/2014
  • "Good food and atmosphere, quiet nice staff, some staff spoke too much, untidy place though"
    Dined on 3/4/2014
  • "Fantastic experience from moment we walked in & smelled heavenly aromas. Small group of female conventioneers from out of town really looking forward to the visit. Delicious food, attentive service while still giving us space. Beautiful surroundings. Good menu - tandori chicken surprisingly moist. Tika masala so good. You converted whole group to loving Indian cusine for those on the fence and disappoint longtime fans. Thank you"
    Dined on 2/23/2014
  • "Pleasant owner and very good food. Only complaint was that we asked that our food order nit be ordered for a while so we could enjoy cocktail and hors dourves (sp). Waitress assured us no problem. Hors dourves and drinks arrived and less than 10 mins later the main courses arrived. That was disappointing for our party of 4 but otherwise it was good night overall. Thanks"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "I booked this restaurant for Valentine dinner to have romantic dinner with my spouse. Frankly, we didn't enjoy much. Prior booking table I have explicitly asked for Candle light dinner which they completely ignored it. I would never visit this restaurant on Special occasions. Also, This restaurant seem to be little congested and food was okay. We ordered Biryani which was more like Fried Rice."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Went here for Valentines day and was greeted with quick seating and smiling staff. The place was not busy at all, so when it took 10 minutes to get water and the attention of a waiter, my hopes quickly diminished. After which we were informed that the only menu we could order from was the single "valentines day" menu which was $50 a person. At this point we were about to just get up and leave but as they room filled they quickly realized they needed to abandon their menu idea as most all patrons were less than thrilled with the offer. We decided to stay and enjoyed the food. It was very good however overpriced. It was nice environment, but overall I wouldn't go back unless I wasn't paying."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "The food and decorations/atmosphere were great and the waiters were all nice. They could work on better service though because I found myself waiting a little long for everything: water, food, check. Despite that I definitely recommend the restauraunt for a romantic date!"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "Great food and fun drinks made for an excellent evening."
    Dined on 2/9/2014
  • "This was our second time here. Great Indian food, will definitely be back."
    Dined on 1/17/2014
  • "This is by far my favorite Indian food Restraunt great food great service and wonderful atmosphere. The prices are reasonable for the portion sizes you get and of course the quality! I highly recommend this place to any Indian food lovers."
    Dined on 1/10/2014
  • "The food here was delicious with a wide variety for vegetarieans and meat-eaters alike. While the food is good and delicious, the service is quite slow, especially with drinks. The drinks were slow and at one point we were tempted to grab the water pitcher and fill the glass ourselves."
    Dined on 7/13/2013
  • "Food was very good service was not . They kept interrupting and trying to take the dishes before we were done eating . The dinner felt rushed. The chicken tikka and palak paneer were noteworthy."
    Dined on 1/1/2014
  • "On the strength of a number of online rave reviews, we gave Royal India a try. I was surprised at the low number of items on the menu, but maybe that would mean fresh and scintillating flavors. Overall, the service was rapid and polite, but in the swift flow of items from the kitchen, our appetizers never materialized. The salad was nondescript, but the accompanying somoza was quite nice. Entrees were without particular merit, and looked and tasted as though they had been defrosted and re-warmed. It was a disappointment, especially when compared to our two other dining experiences in San Diego, which were close to stellar, and quite nearby. Our appetizers were credited on the bill before I even mentioned it. We were there less than an hour."
    Dined on 12/17/2013
  • "I love the fact this restaurant was open on Christmas day, Was able to relax and eat great food. Although the management did not plan accordingly for the busy day of foot traffic. Our poor waitress was running around trying to keep up and she did very well, but she did struggle to keep us happy. Service was great, food was excellent but the management should get a spanking for poor planning and putting all of their servants through a hellish night. I would recommend this place to people who love Indian food. Decor needs some updating as for any restaurant with these prices. Needs some more elegance and more balanced lighting as one room is very dark and then another extremely bright."
    Dined on 12/25/2013
  • "This was a special evening for our family. Often times my 13 year old and 5 year old are very picky about food, but not on this night. They loved it all. We were able to order the meal for two, extra rice, samosa, and nan. It took care of the whole family. The staff was excellent with my 5 year old. They made great suggestions and made the time a memorable night for the whole family. The meal was supposed to be a gift for my wife but instead it ended up being a gift for the whole family. Could not have asked for a better experience."
    Dined on 12/24/2013
  • "This restaurant had a nice, quiet ambiance, just off the main trek in gaslamp, but it made a world of difference! Food was delicious, service was great. Overall, very nice, but a bit pricey.. For $2 of us with one entree and garlic naan (no drinks, appetizers, or dessert) total was just over $50."
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Wonderful downtown San Diego location and an easy walk from the main business and shopping district. I sanpled the naan, lamb Rogan Josh, Chicken Tikka Masala and Vegetarian Korma. They were all authentic, full of flavor, with just the right amount of spice and made with fresh ingredients. Two thumbs up on service and the food. Will definitely come back!"
    Dined on 12/6/2013
  • "Made a reservation for 10 two weeks in advance. But the hostess separated us in two tables of five without a hint of an apology. Each table was large enough for eight so the five at each table could barely talk across the large table. The food was ok but definitely not worth th e terrible service. There are much better Indian food options nearby. Would not go back."
    Dined on 11/11/2013
  • "Average to good and overpriced! Limited menu due to convention in town. We came to this restaurant after looking at their extensive menu on their website but found out that they had limited it to very few dishes and since it was late and we were hungry we didn't really have much of a choice. Food was way overpriced for the quantity and quality. Server had a bad attitude, kept banging things around change the table cloth and cutlery on the tables around us and was a constant nuisance. Never came to ask if we needed anything. When I pointed out a cracked glass I was served water in, there was no apology, just simply picked it up and came back and replaced it with another. Had to ask a couple of times for a kids cup of water for my son."
    Dined on 11/14/2013
  • "We followed all directions on the coupon but when we got there, they refused to honor it. We walked out and went to Rama Thai ( Excellent restaurant) !"
    Dined on 11/13/2013
  • "Simply put...maybe the best Indian food in San Diego. Get there early...half the restaurant was reserved for a special event. Before we had our entrees, the rest of the tables - inside and out - were filled."
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "The food is to die for! Great location in Gaslamp Quarter. We come here every year when in San Diego on business and every year it was the best dining experience of the trip and we wish we ate there every night! I guess the place is on the more expensive side for San Diego standards, but I'm from NYC, so I think the prices are more than reasonable and well worth the quality of food! Only downside... They don't serve coffee! But there's a Starbucks right next store!"
    Dined on 11/10/2013
  • "We were in town for a conference and made a reservation for six at 7:30 and arrived promptly at 7:30 and were told there were no tables available. The restaurant was hosting a wedding reception that was taking up half of the dining room. We waited at the bar for 30-45 minutes and were finally seated outside. I enjoy sitting outside but there are no ambient heaters so several members of our party were quite chilly. The food arrived promptly and was good but unremarkable. Our servers were attentive and courteous. I assume the problem with our reservation was due to the wedding reception -- there was a general air of chaos in the restaurant. Maybe they were just having an off-night."
    Dined on 11/9/2013
  • "The server was in a hurry to take our order and doubled the order. the portions were on small side so I didn't think twice when the two plates came. My bad for not looking at bill until after leaving. We were charged $60 for 4 small pieces of Salmon. Our first time in many years. The food was wonderful. Everything was fine, including the double dinner. I probably would have left hungry without it."
    Dined on 11/8/2013
  • "I had a surprise birthday dinner for my husband here. (About 12 of us) the service was fantastic, appetizers and food served in a timely manner. The food. .the food was THE BEST indian cuisine I've ever eaten. Explosion of flavors! Our friends really enjoyed as several had never eaten Indian. We will be back again and often!"
    Dined on 11/1/2013
  • "The food was very good, as was the service and atmosphere. The only thing not so good thing was that our main dish was served shortly our very hot soup arrived. So by the time we got to the main dish, it was almost cold."
    Dined on 10/26/2013
  • "We ordered dal makhani, malai kofta. So reveiw is based on them. We ordered for medium spicy but food was too much spicy. It was very difficult for us to finish our food. Otherwise we were happy with the quantity of the food. Service was good. ambience was good. But it was too expensive. price rate need to revise. if you want customer to come back again."
    Dined on 10/23/2013