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Royal India

25 reviews
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$30 and under
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Located off Capital Blvd in Raleigh, Royal India Restaurant offers the highest quality Indian cuisine in North Carolina. Offering palatial Maharaja décor and pampered service, Royal India features exquisite North Indian food. Some of the menu items include seafood; chicken, lamb and goat dishes, a variety of vegetarian dishes; Hyderabadi biryanis and chaats. Royal India also offers Tandoori specialties and the finest Indian breads.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Indian, Vegetarian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 9:00pm
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Phone number
(919) 981-0849
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Payment options
AMEX, Diners Club, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
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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.
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Private party contact
Ram Tirath: (919) 749-0707
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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.
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Cross street
Old Buffalo Rd
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Parking details
Plenty of parking is available in the spacious Tarry More Shopping Square.
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Public transit
We are on the route for Raleigh Public Transportation.
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Karaoke, Belly Dance, Sports on Big Screen.
Banquet, Bar Dining, Beer, BYO Liquor, Dancing, Delivery, Entertainment, Full Bar, Late Night, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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4.0  based on all time ratings
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89% of people would recommend it to a friend
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OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on July 23, 2017

Food was delicious. many authentic choices

KDB1018 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on June 13, 2017

I absolutely love this restaurant! We tried it for the first time about a month ago and have gone back every week since! The food is incredibly delicious and rich with flavor . The place is never overly crowded and the atmosphere is spacious and open for large groups to enjoy, but feels intimate enough for a date night or quiet dinner. The service is just enough- no overly pushy waiters hovering around, but you get everything you need in a fairly timely manner.

My boyfriend has tried several of their dishes and loved them all- Biryani with Chicken, Chicken and Spinach, and the Royal Tandoori platter. I get the same thing every time- Shrimp Vindaloo hot! (If you don't like super spicy food, you definitely should stick to the mild...don't push it.) I can't help myself- it is so flavorful and the heat is perfect. We've also tried several of their breads and we usually get their raita to cleanse our palettes- all are very fresh and yummy. This is easily the best Indian food in Raleigh, probably the best Indian food I've ever had.

vipNeuroMitch (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on April 29, 2017

Enormous menu. Lots of choices. Very tasty. My wife had her meal mildly spicy but I was more adventuresome and stepped up to moderately spicy. We were both happy. Enjoyable place to dine

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 28, 2016

Went there for anniversary celebration. Area outside was slightly deceiving but inside ambiance was very nice. Food was a bit pricey but service and taste made up for it. Food is very fresh and very authentic. My wife and I loved it and will be going back at some point. Overall, if you are looking for good Indian food, look no further!

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on April 22, 2016

Went there for diner and was very pleased with the restaurant. Great customer service, inside is very quiet. Waitresses are very respectful and the food is AWESOME. I will go again and recommend who never went to consider this restaurant while in Raleigh.

vipWhoisyou (Raleigh)
3.0  Dined on February 20, 2016

Service slow but it was crowded. Ambiance in need of updating. Food was good.

OpenTable Diner (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on February 12, 2016

My friend and I visited Royal India as part of our girls night out and we enjoyed ourselves! I called about an hour before my reservation time and the person that I spoke with assured me that we were fine to just come on in. Our service was great and the food was amazing we had a couple of appetizers and the royal feast so that we got the chance to try a few different menu items. I will definitely be going again.

vipYveMarie (Charlotte)
1.0  Dined on December 26, 2015

Service was awful. I could understand if the place was busy and service was tight. However, it was empty. The waitress came over, gave us menus then sat down utilizing her mobile phone. We tried to get her attention, but neither she or the owner noticed. No water was bought to the table after waiting a while. We continued to wait and watched the owner have a lengthy conversation with the only other customers there - completely ignoring us. When we got up to leave then he came over. Really sad to have an establishment with awful attention to customer service.

mj89 (Raleigh)
5.0  Dined on December 23, 2015

The food here was exceptional. It just might be the best in Raleigh!

vipDick (Raleigh)
1.0  Dined on December 22, 2015

The restaurant is beautiful so we looked forward to our meal. Everyone was unfriendly and the waitress would slam the used dishes into a container which made us jump each time she did it. The host ignored us and spent his time on the cell phone. The chef is the only one that seemed to care that we had a good experience.