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Royal India, Raleigh, NC
Royal India, Raleigh, NC
Royal India, Raleigh, NC
Royal India, Raleigh, NC
Royal India, Raleigh, NC

Royal India

4.2
4.2
63 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
One of the oldest Indian restaurants in Raleigh, North Carolina, Royal India Restaurant offers quality Indian cuisine in North Carolina. We offer vegetarian, vegan, and meat (chicken, goat, seafood) dishes. Some of the menu items include Indian appetizers; soups & salads; vegetable and vegan specialties; chicken, seafood, lamb & goat specialties; Indian specialty bread (naan bread); clay-oven "tandoori" specialties; rice and biryanis; desserts; Indian beverages; seasonal special options; and much more.

Royal India offers fine dining without a formal dress code. Our food and ambiance is popular for people from all backgrounds. Residents in the Triangle area and beyond are loyal customers of Royal India. Customers can view sports and movies on a big screen; we offer free WI-FI.

Our enclosed dining area can be reserved for parties. Royal India offers full-service catering for special events. Royal India is also a preferred caterer for many North Carolina hotels for Indian food.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Phone number
    (919) 981-0849
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Baba Balbir Singh
  • Catering
    We can cater food for private parties or business meetings. We have capacity to cater food for 50 to 2,000 people. We can cater to North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. We are fully insured for restaurant and catering requirements.
  • Private party facilities
    We have partitioned dining area with seating capacity for 50 people. This includes projector with a screen and state-of-the-art sound system for private parties or meetings. We also offer Wi-Fi facility.
  • Private party contact
    Ram Tirath: (919) 749-0707
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Cross street
    Old Buffalo Rd
  • Parking details
    Plenty of parking is available in the spacious Tarry More Shopping Square.
  • Public transit
    We are on the route for Raleigh Public Transportation.
  • Entertainment
    Karaoke, Belly Dance, Sports on Big Screen.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 63 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.2
4.2 based on all time ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 3.6Value

NoiseModerate

63 Reviews
  1. Kathy

    Raleigh

    106 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on December 31, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Our waitress was delightful, the other gentleman who assisted with service was a bit gruff and maybe needs some pointers on service. Almost all of the food was very good. My naan on my Thali plate was burnt but everything else was really good! Highly recommend takeout as that appears to be the main business here.

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  2. DanielB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 19, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is the best Indian food I have ever tried. Highly recommend.

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  3. Sunny

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 19, 2022

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 2
    Please Improve taste for Indian customers and try to serve on time

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Exclusive

    7 reviews

    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 13, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Language barrier but could try to a little more engaging and friendly. Overall very satisfied

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  5. olivierm

    Raleigh

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Nice spot for a family outing. Enjoyed my first time there.

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  6. Eric

    Raleigh

    27 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Royal India has a fantastic selection of Indian dishes that are not easily found at other places. I ordered a sizzling royal sampler and it was fantastic. This is one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Raleigh and it is clear why it has been around for so long!

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  7. Reservations

    Western NC

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    They messed up the order and made everything extra spicy. It was inedible.

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  8. Anony

    Phoenix

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Very dirty and no care of hygiene. Do not recommend at all.

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  9. OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 2, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved the food! A little pricey but you'll have great leftovers.

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  10. AllieF

    Charleston

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on March 5, 2022

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Royal India was very authentic and an amazing experience for our first Indian cuisine. Wait staff is very different from usual, be we did not mind. Everything came out very quickly, hot, and delicious. The restaurant itself was warm and the food has a base spice so dress accordingly.

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  11. AlexR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Very good. I would highly recommend this restaurant
    Royal IndiaResponded on February 18, 2022
    Hi Alex, we thank you for taking the time to leave us such a wonderful review. We are happy to see you enjoyed your visit and hope to see you back soon!

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  12. JenniferS

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2022

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Arrived on time for reservation, place was half empty an still had to wait 20 minutes before anyone acknowledged us. Ordered food finally and when it was brought, no one even explained what dish was which. We were missing a couple dishes and it took 2 requests to finally get them at the end of our meal. Totally not impressed… and that wasn’t my first experience at this place. Probably not going back

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  13. Wineanddine

    Raleigh

    15 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on December 26, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    rude small portions extremely expensive for a simple small lunch

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  14. ColA

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was good and I love the atmosphere. I wish the food was a bit more but overall it was good.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on October 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great spot for a lunch date. Will be back

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  16. keitha

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on October 8, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food, the service, the attention to the COVID issue, were all excellent. The atmosphere is always enjoyable.

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  17. Birthday

    Phoenix

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 17, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    Great food
    Royal IndiaResponded on May 27, 2021
    Thank you Shereen! We take great pleasure in serving authentic, award-winning Indian food. We also highly appreciate your review and 5-star rating. Please come again and try our lunch specials. We have 13 lunch specials and each of them offers multiple combos and generous portion sizes reflecting our buffet offering!

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 15, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Wow - excellent dinner - lots of Indian restaurants around but hard to find a good one. This one far exceeded my expectations. The owner and family been there 31 years. Great service- recommendations spot on. After we finished and we’re boxing rest to take home, he brought us extra rice to take and a complementary dessert. Best way to say it - we’ll be back!”

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  19. Travel

    Philadelphia

    12 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on May 2, 2021

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    They were very rude!

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  20. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Nice decor good food excellent portions
    Royal IndiaResponded on April 7, 2021
    Greetings; thank you for stopping by and for the excellent review; we were excited to serve you our tasty Indian food; it was a great pleasure serving you our award-winning Indian food; we were thrilled to serve you our authentic Indian food.

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  21. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 21, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everything was excellent the food was delicious
    Royal IndiaResponded on April 7, 2021
    Greetings, thank you so much for stopping by! We are thrilled to read your review! As the oldest Indian restaurant in Raleigh, we are dedicated to offering the best in Indian cuisine coupled with quality service. Please do stop by again!

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  22. aaaaaaaa

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food, fantastic atmosphere, the music was awesome, and id literally eat every day if my stomach would take it!
    Royal IndiaResponded on March 14, 2021
    Greetings, thank you for stopping by Royal India restaurant and or the wonderful review. We are thrilled to know you loved our food and ambience! Royal India prides in offering the best in Indian food, ranging from appetizers, entrees, soups, salads, desserts, Indian breads, Indian breads, and more! We hope to serve you again soon!

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  23. Susan

    Indiana

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 14, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Favorite restaurant. The food and service are excellent!
    Royal IndiaResponded on March 14, 2021
    Greetings Susan, thank you for visiting Royal India restaurant. We are thrilled to read your review! As the oldest Indian restaurant in Raleigh, we are dedicated to offering the best in Indian cuisine coupled with quality service. Please do stop by again!

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  24. Bearshoney

    Raleigh

    26 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    26 reviews

    Dined on February 12, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The food was outstanding—as always. Service great. The hardest thing is trying to decide what to order!
    Royal IndiaResponded on March 14, 2021
    Thank you Bearshoney for stopping by and for the wonderful review. As one of the oldest Indian restaurants in Raleigh, we are dedicated to provide authentic Indian cuisine with superb service! We look forward to serving you in the long term!

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  25. JoeS

    Raleigh

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Ram, the owner, was an absolutely amazing host. Made sure that my girlfriend and I enjoyed every minute of our experience and engaged in really enjoyable conversations with us here and there. Royal is authentic and by far my favorite Indian place to eat in the triangle.

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  26. J27712

    Raleigh

    10 reviews

    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 4, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    AMAZING Covid precautions...in order to enter the restaurant one must first get their temp scanned automatically by a thermometer attached to the wall AND then properly sanitize your hands. Thank you for that extra layer of protection!!! Food was incredible as always

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  27. Timothy

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2021

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service and food was excellent. They made sure we always had drinks and asking if you needed anything. Great experience.
    Royal IndiaResponded on February 3, 2021
    Greetings Timothy, thank you for stopping by and also for the lovely review. We are pleased to know that you liked our food and enjoyed the experience. We serve and wide variety of vegan, vegetarian and non-vegetarian Indian cuisine for lunch and dinner, 365 days year! We also arrange or cater for birthdays, weddings or any event. We look forward to serve you again.

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  28. WILFREDT

    Raleigh

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 25, 2020

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    the food is horrible and expensive service is very poor.

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  29. JennC

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Fantastic food! We’ve eaten here for years and it’s always good
    Royal IndiaResponded on February 13, 2021
    Thank you so Jenn for being a dedicated patron and for an awesome review! It is an honor serving you and family all these years. The review you provided is very helpful. Yes, we are following state and local guidelines in the wake of COVID-19. Our goal is to provide the best in India cuisine, while following safety precautions. We would love to serve you again!

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  30. DeniseJ

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 26, 2020

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to eat on Thanksgiving. It was not crowded and we got good service. The food was good. I would eat the Vegan from now on. I do think they are doing their best during Covid to maintain all safety rules. The building is older and needs a good cleaning. I saw the wood work was dirty and the doors going in and out needed to be cleaned. As well as the bathroom. Was on the high end in price I would say. I'm sure when they had a buffet it was good, not so sure now.

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  31. AVisitor2983

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We went to Royal India as a team of 17 during Diwali 2020. The ambience was very pretty and appealing. The appetizers were quite less in quantity but the taste was good nevertheless. I enjoyed the mutton Kheema. The food was very standard and you will not be disappointed. The Dal tadka was a star, and I really enjoyed the Mutton Rogan Josh, and the Mutton Biryani as well. They had a huge array of options to choose from and the service was quick. In terms of Covid Precautions, they had a limited customers only and there was a temperature check before allowing people inside. Overall it was a good experience.

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  32. Matt

    Raleigh

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 23, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great experience, even with Covid restrictions. Great food and service at reasonable prices.

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food Authentic and Delicious! Decor very traditional! Chicken Tikka Masala and garlic naan , can’t go wrong! Tons of vegan and gluten free options!

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  34. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on September 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The owner was very hospitable! Service was amazing and so was the food! Truly will go back again.

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  35. Chris

    Raleigh

    30 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    30 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Service and food were amazing! He showed us how to eat certain dishes. Taste was amazing. My only issue was no air conditioning on a hot 90+ day but other than that, perfect. Will be going back!

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  36. Cassidy

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 20, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful time and the food was great! They were very accommodating with us bringing a cake for a birthday.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2020

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Immersive, top notch, personable, generous.

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  38. AmyR

    Raleigh

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 1, 2019

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was amazing. However, the service was awful. We sat for 15 before being greated. They forgot to make my dinner and forgot 2 of our drinks that we ordered. I ended up getting my tandoori chicken, but everyone else was done eating by that time.

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  39. VisitorAtNC

    Raleigh

    6 reviews

    1.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on October 11, 2019

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    The owner was super creepy and kept hovering near me at an uncomfortably close distance. Not going back.

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  40. DianeB

    Raleigh

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on May 12, 2019

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 5
    But I would tell them the food is very hot, at least everything on the buffet

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Royal India is rated 4.2 stars by 63 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Royal India

3901 Capital Blvd, Suite 103, Raleigh, NC 27604

Additional information

  • Cross street
    Old Buffalo Rd
  • Neighborhood
    Raleigh
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch Mon–Sat 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm Dinner Mon–Thu 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Plenty of parking is available in the spacious Tarry More Shopping Square.
  • Public transit
    We are on the route for Raleigh Public Transportation.
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Baba Balbir Singh
  • Entertainment
    Karaoke, Belly Dance, Sports on Big Screen.
  • Additional
    Banquet, Beer, Delivery, Entertainment, Gluten-free Options, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (919) 981-0849
  • Catering
    We can cater food for private parties or business meetings. We have capacity to cater food for 50 to 2,000 people. We can cater to North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia and Georgia. We are fully insured for restaurant and catering requirements.
  • Private party facilities
    We have partitioned dining area with seating capacity for 50 people. This includes projector with a screen and state-of-the-art sound system for private parties or meetings. We also offer Wi-Fi facility.
  • Private party contact
    Ram Tirath: (919) 749-0707
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