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Royal India

3860 Valley Centre Dr, #401, San Diego, CA 92130-3312
+1 858-688-0855
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Indian, Healthy, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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3860 Valley Centre Dr, #401, San Diego, CA 92130-3312
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

I was disappointed with food. Servers were nice but I felt food is cooked by some basic cook like you train someone to mix curry and serve it. I had nice experience. Another example of complacent which slowly bring things down.

Thank Shitij K
Reviewed 7 October 2018 via mobile

We were staying in a hotel near by and we wanted to a eat a tasty meal. So we saw a Indian Restaurant, so we decided to eat there, what a surprise the food was excellent and very tasty. The entrees are quite big we...More

Thank ricardofr
Reviewed 1 August 2018

Decent buffet for the price (10$). There are better ones around if you can pay a few bucks extra, like bawarchi.

Thank Pranav V
Reviewed 16 July 2018

The adults in our family had a luncheon here. The buffet was great, wide selection of items, everything was very fresh looking and tasting. The proprietors kept replenishing the food and kept it hot. We really enjoyed ourselves and walked away stuffed. The price was...More

Thank MrsA5
Reviewed 16 June 2018 via mobile

This place is a gem. Tastefully decorated. Quiet with soothing music. The lunch buffet is exceptional with fresh, fragrant, attractive and flavorful selections. The nan is freshly baked. The pickle, mint and tamarind relishes are spot on. The papadams are the best I've eaten. Butter...More

Thank borisek2017
Reviewed 21 March 2018 via mobile

We got out for Indian at least once a month and royal India is our favorite they have 3 locations and we tend to go to the one in Carmel Valley It’s very clean and has a great waterfall featur service is always prompt and...More

2  Thank edwinb629
Reviewed 15 March 2018

In Toronto, Pukka is the best, lightest, northern Indian food; however, in Del Mar, Royal India is also excellent if more traditional. We start with a variety of fried vegetables that are not greasy, only fresh tasting. We do a mango shrimp curry, jasmine rice...More

Thank unhappytraveller123
Reviewed 16 January 2018

We've eaten in lots of Indian restaurants across the U.S, and so I was delighted when my husband looked up from his plate and said, "This may be the best Indian food I have ever had." We arrived on a weeknight without reservations, and were...More

Thank Karen B
Reviewed 20 December 2017 via mobile

I wasn’t sure what to expect when my daughter and granddaughters suggested lunch at Royal India. We all enjoyed the buffet at a very reasonable price. There was a lovely fresh salad to start. Lots of hot dishes that had names I could not pronounce....More

Thank Computernana
Reviewed 8 September 2017

I was travelling from India and after a week of missing Indian food. We had vegetarian lunch which was very tasty and there was enough variety too. The curries were close to authentic.

1  Thank Padmanaban R
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Large groups, Families with children
Open Hours
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 9:00 PM
11:00 AM - 2:30 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
4:30 PM - 10:00 PM
11:00 AM - 3:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3860 Valley Centre Dr, #401, San Diego, CA 92130-3312
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 858-688-0855
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At Royal India, our philosophy is simple. Our aim is to convey our passion for Indian cuisine in a way that gives you a perspective of our quest for perfect ingredients, technique, and a deep-seated desire to continue progressing and evolving through old traditions and modern tastes. Our belief demands that we not only satisfy the need for traditional Indian cuisine, rather work to ensure that this is done without compromising the foundation of the cuisine. Through the usage of Tandoori oven and traditionally cooked dishes, homemade chutneys, sauces, freshly baked bread made daily on site, Royal India cooking is a memorable explosion of the finest flavors designed to excite and delight the most sophisticated of palates.
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