Royal India Bistro

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ROYAL INDIA BISTRO formally known as GAYLORD INDIA RESTAURANT, has come back to Las Vegas to offer the same authentic North Indian cuisine in an updated and newly renovated restaurant. Award Winning Restauranteur, Harjit Singh, has brought his best to Las Vegas. With the Success of Indian Delhi Palace (opened 1985 in Phoenix, AZ), India Masala, Curry India Bistro (opened 2012 in Diamond Bar, CA) and India Masala Bar & Grill, now it is time for Vegas to spice up its dining experience. Every dish is individually prepared to ensure freshness and quality, cooked with the freshest hand-picked vegetables, and only using original spices from India, Royal India Bistro can bring that authentic Indian flavor.

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best food in Vegas. Not even close. Exceptional service and management.

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vipOTDiner
San Francisco
31 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

The Veg food such as the okra and mixed veggies was good. The Biryani was more like curry pulao and NOT biryani

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Epicure
Las Vegas
5 reviews
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Our food was very tasty; however, one of our group wanted it extremely mild, and the chef wasn't able to tone down the spice level to 0 for her. The waiter tried to help by offering some yogurt to add to the Saag, but it was still too spicy for her. The one negative was just as we were ready to leave,we think they brought out a table-side grill or something that was smoking, which caused numerous patrons to start coughing, the 4 of us included. I'm not sure what would have caused it, but it was not confined to just our table.

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Its a good restaurant, just finding it in a Casino is quite a task!
Food is delicious, I would like to try out other food they have to offer!!!

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LawrenceM
1 review
Dined on December 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great resturant. The food was terrific and the service was perfect. Gret spot.

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OpenTable Diner
Ecuador
1 review
Dined on December 23, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

My husband and I were heading to the Rio for a couple shows. We both love Indian and heard the food was great here. They weren’t lying. It was delicious.

However, the place was dead and the wait time for food was over 30 minutes. I am not sure if it was because it was so slow in the restaurant or If that is their normal speed. We got concerned that we would be pushing it to make our show. By the time we got our food, we had to cash out immediately and eat pretty fast. So, in the end, I would not recommend this if you are on a time crunch. But I’d you are looking for flavor and a chill night, I’d definitely give it a try.

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vipvegaslocals
Las Vegas
21 reviews
Dined on December 7, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience5

Really good food. Service was a little slow, very few people in restaurant but the staff seemed distracted setting up back room. Waited for drinks and ordered an appetizer that never came. Will probably try again only because the food was so good but if service isn’t better next time that will be a deal breaker. I don’t expect to be waited on hand and foot but I shouldn’t have to wait on drinks when restaurant is empty. Forgetting appetizer falls in same category they were not busy at all.

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vipToddH
New England
12 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had the back room for a business meal of 16. Food was great as was the service.

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Lbbraveheart
1 review
Dined on October 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

We had a wonderful dinner there. The only problem was that my husband ordered the goat dish and he ordered it mild. In fact it was so spicy that it burned his mouth. I'm just suggesting that may be the American palate is a a little more sensitive and people should be alerted that even mild is pretty spicy. The server was very kind and offered to bring him something else but he did keep it. He added a little yogurt and some rice and that helped a bit but it was still pretty spicy. My lamb kebab was fantastic and I enjoyed it immensely! I ordered pistachio ice cream and he ordered the Indian style ice cream and we both loved both of them. Thank you for a delightful evening.

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Tommybhoy
Glasgow
6 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

They had none of the wine or the Indian beers listed on the menu. The food was not spicy and quite bland - not authentic Indian food at all. Restaurant was musty and in need of a refresh

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OpenTable Diner
Atlantic City
6 reviews
Dined on August 27, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

The place was empty for our 6:30pm reservation. We were seated at a nice table for our party of 8 by the hostess. But them a ‘server’ came over and told us that they were moving us to a smaller table since the first table was ‘uneven’. That server never introduced himself and I actually thought he was more a maintenance man. He proceeded to be very rude asking us if we wanted drinks and if he should leave ‘just one menu’. He came off so rude that I lost my patience and we got up to leave. My daughter informed the hostess. I would NOT recommend this place to anyone. Why spend your money somewhere that you aren’t treated properly!

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SimonM
1 review
Dined on August 21, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

A wonderful lunch, a few more choices would have been good - but wonderful service, quiet, cool, with warm decor colors to help you to enjoy your meal. Good value for money

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BelindaP
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous family style dinner! My only regret was we ordered too much and had a show right after dinner. Lots of leftovers we couldn’t take.

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FrankS
Charlotte
6 reviews
Dined on August 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant offers a really good value for the money. I like Indian food and, in my opinion, the food at this restaurant seemed like genuine Indian food.

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vippescaderian
Las Vegas
14 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Best Indian Food in Las Vegas.
We travel from North Summerlin just to eat at Royal India at the Rio as we have not been happy with any other Indian Restaurant in town. Quality is excellent and portions are large. We always ask for Brian to be our server. He is so professional and pleasant and knowledgeable. Beautiful room where once you enter it is so quiet and nicely decorated, you forget you are in a Casino. We also appreciate the local’s discount
Only sorry we don’t live closer so we could eat there more often.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Chicago
1 review
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

This is only a review of the dinner buffet, which we were told was the only option available. The offerings were limited, and there was no chicken in the tiki masala, they were out of rice, and the line of people waiting for the buffet items to be refilled was extremely inconvenient. Then when the bill came, it felt like such a ripoff- and it was. The regular menu may be great but the buffet was a joke when we ate there.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on May 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Brian was awesome. Great food.

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vipCreativeOT
Milwaukee
10 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall2food1service1ambience1

Our waiter seemed like he just woke up or hadn't slept and was quiet and slow. The butter chicken came with a layer of grease on the top and the order of rice was old and hard. The Chicken pakora was just thrown onto a little plate with no sauces or decoration.

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kmhappel
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was in Peace Corp - India, loved the food. This is a very good Indian Restaurant. There are lots of pretty good Indian Restaurants, but this is the cut above. Service is exceptional as well. Don't be put off that it is in Rio Casino, just imagine you are on an adventure to a wonderful oasis. Food, care and hospitality first class. Have fun, we did.

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OpenTable Diner
Caribbean
1 review
Dined on May 7, 2019
Overall2food2service1ambience3

They clearly did not have enough servers working. Our service was crazy slow and almost missed our 9:00 show time although we sat down at 7. When we complained they rushed our dinners out but they were not cooked completely. They did discount the bill pretty heavily when my husband complained

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CorinnN
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great restaurant and service! I got the butter chicken and it was absolutely amazing! I did feel a little dressed down, so wear something nicer than shorts!

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vipEWJA
New York Area
15 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

The Karahi chicken was delicious and was nicely spicy (which is what I asked for). My wife ordered an okra dish but thought the okra was a bit woody in parts. The free papadum was crisp, fresh, and tasty, and we ordered a chile naan that also was excellent (my wife thought it was spicy, I thought not so much). One plate of rice was more than enough for the two of us to share (unlike other reviewers have said, many Indian restaurants, especially in big cities, do require you to order rice). Service was laid back but friendly enough and the restaurant wasn't crowded on a pre-Penn&Teller weeknight.

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Nutsforveganism
Philadelphia
23 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience4

The food is very flavorful. I would say the spice temperature is pretty hot. Our server wasn’t so great. He really didn’t know much about the menu and had this odd habit of coughing on you. I also find it very odd that you have to order rice if you want it with your meal.

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KathyB
1 review
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience2

The food was very good. However, there was a party in their function room, which is right next to the dining room, and the staff kept leaving the door open, so we were overwhelmed by the noise and the music. Our waiter was awful. Very lifeless. He did not return to our table while we were eating our entrees, we had to get up and find him to get any service, such as additional rice, and refills on our drinks. The restaurant was not full so there was no reason for such poor service. The food was good, but I would not return due to the poor service. There are too many good restaurants in Vegas to put up with such poor service.

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happycat
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

the place is a good one for India food lovers... the food portion , the taste were good, my India Friend was very happy that we pick this place for dinner.. the lighting is a bit dark in some area ( might be the light bulb were fading out ) but since i am not sitting over at that area, it's OK with me ..

I love the deco in the front , it 's a great feeling to feel taking dinner in India …

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vipJulieF
Las Vegas
23 reviews
Dined on March 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I was there for my Birthday. I Love their Ticca Masala! The food and service were great!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
22 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Highly recommend!! Royal India was perfect for our first time experiencing Indian cuisine and they did not disappoint! Experienced and attentive wait staff ensured we understood everything from spice level, what we eating /ordering and how large portion sizes were. We will absolutely be back again! When we went to the 1/2 price tickets place they told us about R. India being next to the comedy club we purchased. They gave us a discount dining card and when we used it we saved $25 on our meal!

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Laura
Salt Lake City
8 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2019
Overall2food1service3ambience3

Atmosphere is good. The food is easily the worst Indian food I’ve ever had.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2019
Overall2food4service2ambience2

The waiter makes you feel your not welcomed

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vipOpenTable Diner
Calgary
3 reviews