Royal India Cuisine

★★★★★
Lavish Indian oasis nestled among the Capital Boulevard hub-bub.
  • 3901 Capital Blvd Ste 103

    Raleigh, NC 27604

    Cross street: Buffaloe Road

    Map & Directions
  • 919-981-0849

About Royal India Cuisine

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Hours
Lunch. 11.30 am to2.30pm Monday to saturday....Sunday noon to 3.00 pm. Diner 5.00pm to 10.00pm Monday to Thursday Friday & Saturday 5.00pm to 10.30pm. Sunday 5.00 to 9.00pm
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Royal India has to be the blue print for the worst restaurant EVER. Bad service would be a compliment in that you would have to recieve service to rate it. The plan was to try the buffet in order to sample multiple dishes. After looking at

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Royal India has to be the blue print for the worst restaurant EVER. Bad service would be a compliment in that you would have to recieve service to rate it. The plan was to try the buffet in order to sample multiple dishes. After looking at

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Happened to drop in with hubby and child for lunch. We were not greeted at the door by anyone at all. The owner was on his phone and appeared to be inconvenienced by our arrival despite having other patrons in restaurant. While on his

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Happened to drop in with hubby and child for lunch. We were not greeted at the door by anyone at all. The owner was on his phone and appeared to be inconvenienced by our arrival despite having other patrons in restaurant. While on his

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(the review below is an edited version of the very acerbic one i wrote before - a rereading exposed it to have a lot of information that was not factual)

We were a group of 7 (4 indians) and we made the mistake of not reading the reviews

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(the review below is an edited version of the very acerbic one i wrote before - a rereading exposed it to have a lot of information that was not factual)

We were a group of 7 (4 indians) and we made the mistake of not reading the reviews

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This is seriously the best Indian food in Raleigh. The food is great and the service is great. What more could you ask for? The lunch menu is great for sampling different dishes, but I prefer to go for dinner and get larger portions of my

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This is seriously the best Indian food in Raleigh. The food is great and the service is great. What more could you ask for? The lunch menu is great for sampling different dishes, but I prefer to go for dinner and get larger portions of my

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I have a million positive experiences here in the MANY years I've been going here. The staff always remembers us and they know what I like even so they (without my asking) bring me the things I like (even if I'm just having the buffet and

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I have a million positive experiences here in the MANY years I've been going here. The staff always remembers us and they know what I like even so they (without my asking) bring me the things I like (even if I'm just having the buffet and

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Been a customer for a few years. The food is what keeps my wife and I coming back. Best in town and we've tried them all. Ram (the owner) has always been great and the serving staff do a wonderful job. The more trendy Indian places in

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Been a customer for a few years. The food is what keeps my wife and I coming back. Best in town and we've tried them all. Ram (the owner) has always been great and the serving staff do a wonderful job. The more trendy Indian places in

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This place used to have good food back in the 90's and has definitely lost its charm over the years. The food, prices, atmosphere and service have all gone in the wrong direction. My brother and I just ate there yesterday after several

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This place used to have good food back in the 90's and has definitely lost its charm over the years. The food, prices, atmosphere and service have all gone in the wrong direction. My brother and I just ate there yesterday after several

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Been here today for lunch buffet. Nothing is good about it except water. It would be waste of money.I am just wondering that how could this hotel got more than one * rating.

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Been here today for lunch buffet. Nothing is good about it except water. It would be waste of money.I am just wondering that how could this hotel got more than one * rating.

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I love Indian food but this place was OK..The food not a flavorful as other places Ive been. Got the buffet to go, not impressed with the variety. Honestly when I think of Indian food I like the textures spices and bold flavors. Maybe they tone the spices down for the customers I dont know. All and all i probably wont go back bc ive had better. Not bad, but not excellent either.

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I love Indian food but this place was OK..The food not a flavorful as other places Ive been. Got the buffet to go, not impressed with the variety. Honestly when I think of Indian food I like the textures spices and bold flavors. Maybe they tone the spices down for the customers I dont know. All and all i probably wont go back bc ive had better. Not bad, but not excellent either.

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Yes - there really were flies buzzing around! The food was cold, the rice pudding (Wait, is it pudding if it's watery and sour?) was disgusting! The service - if you can call it service - consisted of having to ask for a drink, (besides

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Yes - there really were flies buzzing around! The food was cold, the rice pudding (Wait, is it pudding if it's watery and sour?) was disgusting! The service - if you can call it service - consisted of having to ask for a drink, (besides

Pros: none - absolutely NONE!

Cons: Oh, where do I start? Flies, cold food, bad service ...

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If the portraits of royalty on the wall could speak, then they would probably say, Why so many stains on the dining furniture? And can I please have another knife, this one is dirty! What a wreck! This place needs a makeover bad. The

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If the portraits of royalty on the wall could speak, then they would probably say, Why so many stains on the dining furniture? And can I please have another knife, this one is dirty! What a wreck! This place needs a makeover bad. The

Pros: Lucky I didn't get sick

Cons: Dirty, greasy, this place needs a makover

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left hungry

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left hungry

Pros: good flavors

Cons: tiny portions

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My family has been eating at Royal India for at least 10 years. In the past two years or so, we have noticed an alarming change in the quality of both the food and the atmosphere, but we were always willing to give them another chance.

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My family has been eating at Royal India for at least 10 years. In the past two years or so, we have noticed an alarming change in the quality of both the food and the atmosphere, but we were always willing to give them another chance.

Pros: Wait staff are nice

Cons: Food quality has become terrible

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Decided that we would try the pricier Royal India in hopes getting something that was out of sight. That was not the case. I ordered a Lamb Madras and the wife had the Lamb Curry. The difference between the dishes here and Taj Mahal is day and night. Different look, taste and consistency than anything I've had before. Not even close to what we were used to and to be honest it's almost inedible. I would much rather have had a homemade Patak's curry... really.

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Decided that we would try the pricier Royal India in hopes getting something that was out of sight. That was not the case. I ordered a Lamb Madras and the wife had the Lamb Curry. The difference between the dishes here and Taj Mahal is day and night. Different look, taste and consistency than anything I've had before. Not even close to what we were used to and to be honest it's almost inedible. I would much rather have had a homemade Patak's curry... really.

Pros: Example: best croissants in town

Cons: What are the drawbacks?

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After living in India for a while, I always go to an Indian restaurant here with little hope for anything as good as what I had in India. While nothing will ever be as good as the food I ate there, I was really surprised at how good the food was here. They have a nice range of items on the menu for people who like spicy, flavorful Indian food, but also more tame chicken dishes for people who don't enjoy Indian food (I don't know what's wrong with them).

CON: Service is slow.

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After living in India for a while, I always go to an Indian restaurant here with little hope for anything as good as what I had in India. While nothing will ever be as good as the food I ate there, I was really surprised at how good the food was here. They have a nice range of items on the menu for people who like spicy, flavorful Indian food, but also more tame chicken dishes for people who don't enjoy Indian food (I don't know what's wrong with them).

CON: Service is slow.

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Royal India has the best Indian cuisine that I have seen in the Raleigh area. I really love going during the lunch buffet, or the buffet that they serve on Sunday nights, so I can have the opportunity to sample different entrees that I wouldn't have ordered otherwise. One word of caution - medium spicy is HOT! If you are not looking for too spicy definitely order your meals off the menu as mild.

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Royal India has the best Indian cuisine that I have seen in the Raleigh area. I really love going during the lunch buffet, or the buffet that they serve on Sunday nights, so I can have the opportunity to sample different entrees that I wouldn't have ordered otherwise. One word of caution - medium spicy is HOT! If you are not looking for too spicy definitely order your meals off the menu as mild.

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We didn't eat in the restaurant, so I don't know about the ambiance. But we got take out--three entrees, two orders of samosas, and two orders of bread--and it cost $70!! That would have been fine if the food were exceptional. It's really difficult to get great Indian in Raleigh, so we had our hopes up. I got palak paneer, and when I opened the container, there was a skin formed on top of it, and the cheese was green from being in the spinach for so long, so I can only imagine that they served me leftovers from perhaps two days previous. Furthermore, I got sick that night, and the Indian food was the only culprit. Another person in our group got curry chicken, which is usually made with white meat, but this had dark meat with gristle on it. My husband got aloo gobi masala, and that too was not fresh, and he also got sick. I've eaten at a lot of Indian restaurants in my time, and I've never had an experience this bad. I can't believe they have the nerve to charge about a third more than every other Indian place in the area and then serve their customers leftovers. We will NOT be giving this place another chance.

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We didn't eat in the restaurant, so I don't know about the ambiance. But we got take out--three entrees, two orders of samosas, and two orders of bread--and it cost $70!! That would have been fine if the food were exceptional. It's really difficult to get great Indian in Raleigh, so we had our hopes up. I got palak paneer, and when I opened the container, there was a skin formed on top of it, and the cheese was green from being in the spinach for so long, so I can only imagine that they served me leftovers from perhaps two days previous. Furthermore, I got sick that night, and the Indian food was the only culprit. Another person in our group got curry chicken, which is usually made with white meat, but this had dark meat with gristle on it. My husband got aloo gobi masala, and that too was not fresh, and he also got sick. I've eaten at a lot of Indian restaurants in my time, and I've never had an experience this bad. I can't believe they have the nerve to charge about a third more than every other Indian place in the area and then serve their customers leftovers. We will NOT be giving this place another chance.

Pros: None

Cons: Food not fresh, prices too high

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We ate at Royal India last night to help me recover from my disappointing experience at another local Indian restaurant last weekend (see my other reviews). The service was prompt, the food tasted good, and the portions were decently-sized. We had a mixed appetizer platter, which came out promptly. I think we got about 13 or 14 pieces, including tikkas, samosas, and pakoras. The were hot and delicious. I would have liked more spice(flavor, not just heat) in my Chicken Curry, but it was still enjoyable. My husband enjoyed his Chicken Tikka Masala. We didn't experience the service issues that others did. All the food came out quickly, and our waters stayed filled. We didn't experience any excess chatting from the servers, but we don't prefer that anyway. We will definitely be back!

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We ate at Royal India last night to help me recover from my disappointing experience at another local Indian restaurant last weekend (see my other reviews). The service was prompt, the food tasted good, and the portions were decently-sized. We had a mixed appetizer platter, which came out promptly. I think we got about 13 or 14 pieces, including tikkas, samosas, and pakoras. The were hot and delicious. I would have liked more spice(flavor, not just heat) in my Chicken Curry, but it was still enjoyable. My husband enjoyed his Chicken Tikka Masala. We didn't experience the service issues that others did. All the food came out quickly, and our waters stayed filled. We didn't experience any excess chatting from the servers, but we don't prefer that anyway. We will definitely be back!

Pros: good food, quick service

Cons: none noted

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My wife, 2 kids and I went here for Father's Day 2008. We've only been here a couple times in the past. I looked them up online to see what time they opened on Sunday and if they had a buffet on Sundays. The website listed the buffet at $8.95. Turns out they have a new site which doesn't list as high in search engines as the old site. Of course the buffet is actually $14. This is not the problem. The problem is that when my wife tried to help the owner out by telling him they have a site online that lists incorrect information, he proceeded to openly argue with her. He practically called her a liar in front of me and our kids and other customers waiting to pay behind us. We had no intentions of getting a reduced price. We were just letting him know. Instead of saying he'd look into it or something like that, he became rude and confrontational.

We won't be going back again.

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My wife, 2 kids and I went here for Father's Day 2008. We've only been here a couple times in the past. I looked them up online to see what time they opened on Sunday and if they had a buffet on Sundays. The website listed the buffet at $8.95. Turns out they have a new site which doesn't list as high in search engines as the old site. Of course the buffet is actually $14. This is not the problem. The problem is that when my wife tried to help the owner out by telling him they have a site online that lists incorrect information, he proceeded to openly argue with her. He practically called her a liar in front of me and our kids and other customers waiting to pay behind us. We had no intentions of getting a reduced price. We were just letting him know. Instead of saying he'd look into it or something like that, he became rude and confrontational.

We won't be going back again.

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i've been eating here scince i was little, and i must say that the food here is superb. the best indian resteraunt in raleigh by far. i aspesially recoment the chicken korma kashmiri. all of my family and friends love the great food and wonderfull atmosphere at royal india, and the staff are some of the nicest people i've ever met. i can promise to anyone that they will absoulutely love this one of a kind resteraunt.

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i've been eating here scince i was little, and i must say that the food here is superb. the best indian resteraunt in raleigh by far. i aspesially recoment the chicken korma kashmiri. all of my family and friends love the great food and wonderfull atmosphere at royal india, and the staff are some of the nicest people i've ever met. i can promise to anyone that they will absoulutely love this one of a kind resteraunt.

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