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Edited: 02/23/2017
wonderful restaurant

a wonderful restaurant and lovely , kind staff, respects your opinions and gives an excellent service. must visit a wonderful restaurant....
Nice variety of items on the menu
Signature cocktails pair well with the Indian dishes
i love this restaurant :)

Edited: 01/12/2017
I m Impressed By this Indian Restaurant :)

I went to this Indian Restaurant and realized how delicious indian food is. And thats all because of the good quality and good quantity food. Well, I am concerned to sit on the computer and write about it so you can imagine how good the food was. The service was EXCELLENT. NO WORDS.. Though it was busy saturday night but still It didn't took them much time to seat me so that was very impressing to me. If you do go there please try there chicken tikka masala, and veg. bhajis. This is the only place where I got the papdums in the starting with the two different kinds of chutneys. They were amazing as since we were starving of hunger so that relievd us a bit. The service and servers were also too good and also our order didn't took much time to come and the spices were as per our requirement.. dats amazing.I cant handle too much spice so it was good for my tummy. Naan was soo fresh and soft. Saag paneer was not too oily at all - good for my tummy again it was equally dilicious. I wish to come here everyday..

Go to this place once and try the food once. ITS WORTH IT! I AM HOOKED!!!!

whenever i go never feel like coming bak.....
dnt miss. try fast :)


Very Poor taste for an Indian. If you are an Indian, you will never like it.very bad taste . Even an order of extremely spicy gravy was tasting very bad and had no spice at all. If you are not an Indian, you might like it. But indians, this restaurant is not for you, bad and by the way too costly too. Even a papad costs 3-4 dollars which is absurd. Biryani was the worst of all. Again for Indians - Pls STAY AWAY



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Editorial review from Citysearch

excellent service and indian food in san diego



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Give it a Try

even though I was never a fan of curry; decided to give it a try and was pleasantly surprised. will definately make it a point to it here once in a while as I enjoyed my dinner and the service.



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I've converted

So I've never been a real big fan of Indian food. I just never cared for the curry and the spice. I've pretty much avoided it.
But we got together at Royal India, despite my protest and now I'm converted.
The restaurant itself was easy enough to find, the parking was good and the decor was nice.
We were attended to immediately and the service overall was very good.
I avoided the curry when I ordered, but I had some of my friend's curried potatoes and they were delicious. The thin bread there that they serve was to die for. I had their tandoori chicken and it was equally scrumptious.



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This place had a very good atmosphere but I still havent found an impressive tikka masala in SD yet! :p



Great place, good food, will d...

Great place, good food, will definitely come back



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They made me our wedding anniversary memorable

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It was a great event

Dear Jason Peltier, I just wanted to drop a line to you and commend Julie Palomares for going above and beyond the call of duty. She made the extra effort to come by to meet with ours and your client Yvette Madueno prior to her wedding at the San Diego History Center on March 27th even though she was not a client Julie was obligated to meet with. The client and the client’s family immediately took a liking to her and felt very reassured by her expertise and helpful information. Julie also then made the extra effort to come by on the day of the 27th to make certain that everything was going smoothly and well. The client and her family asked me to make certain to thank Julie since they felt that because of her extra effort and care that they had received the best personal care and service from your company.

Julie is certainly an outstanding member of the Ranch Events team and she has made working with your company an enjoyable experience.
We look forward to doing many more events together with Ranch.
Thank you so much
Tam Joslin ,Event Coordinator



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Such a great event!

Dear Rhonda,
Thank you so much for your constant guidance, patience and support for our wedding! Saturday night was the best night of my life, due in large part to all your efforts!
Michael and I would never have been able to achieve such a magnificent evening if it were not for you and the professionals at Ranch Events. Everything was perfect – well organized, beautiful, and delicious.
Best wishes, Corey and Michael



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Thanks for giving me sweet memories

Darren and I wanted to send a quick note to tell each of you THANK YOU! Our wedding was exactly as we pictured, even better! It could not have been done without each one of you, your input, guidance, and talents. We had the best group of people helping us throw this thing off without a hitch! We are so thankful that you each took the time and energy to help make our day one to remember for the rest of our lives.

Truly, thank you again! Best wishes and love,

Melissa and Darren Smith



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Thank You!

Hi Julie—just wanted to thank you again for your, the servers’ and chef’s help with our reception on June 19. Everything was perfect; they arrived on time, were super nice and accommodating, and helped out wherever needed. I know our guests loved the food and the service (as we did). The food amount was perfect; we had just enough left over to be enjoying some of the artichoke dip and chicken satay tonight! You all really did a great job and we’d be happy to recommend Ranch Events and use you again if any occasion arises.

Thank you again for helping make our very special event even more amazing and stress-free.

Suzanne Price now Weatherly



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Good Day!


Thanks for making our wedding a HUGE success. We got plenty of compliments on the food, and the setup was lovely as well. The service was great. Thanks as well for helping us keep the catering within our price range.

William and Heather Tichenor.



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Thank you for a nice day

Hi Rhonda,

I just wanted to drop a note and tell you how happy we were with the wedding. It was all wonderful and I appreciated so much how organized and helpful you were with all the details. it definitely allowed me to just enjoy the night - which I did!! It was the most fun weekend I have had.

I will surely recommend Ranch Events...we had a truly wonderful weekend!
Marion Zabinski

Cherrie Martineau


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Best Indian Food!

I have been going to Royal India since they first opened and the food is just amazing! My favorite dish is the Chicken Tikka Masala and it's really wonderful that they offer it on the buffet menu. The samosas are a delightful treat along with other tantalizing choices! The staff are always very friendly and helpful and the ambiance is very elegant!

Brazilian Blowout


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Not that in to indian foods but this was a decent place.



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The Best Indian Food !

I am kinda new in citysearch but I am an expert when it comes to Indian food. I have to be honest I had my best Indian food yesterday when my friends invited me to try the Royal food! That was something magic that I can`t even describe now. The lamb was cooked so incredibly good that I wanted to lick my plate. My dish was spicy and wonderful. The bread called Garlic nan was so tasty that I ordered another one. The drinks menu was also adorable. My Indian beer was refreshing and yummy. Oh man I want that food now. It was Saturday and the restaurant was very busy but the service was great . The beautiful server was keep checking our table and the Indian guy was keep changing our plates. The place was designed nicely . I am so happy I had a chance to try the Royal Indian food .


Phone: (619) 269-9999

Address: 329 Market St, San Diego, CA 92101


More Info

General Info
Royal India Express is one of the premier fast food restaurants in San Diego. The restaurant specializes in authentic North Indian cuisine, as well as offers catering solutions for private parties. It is managed by the Royal India Group, which operates Royal Lounge and Royal India Restaurant. The parent company s units serve a selection of wines that includes cabernet, merlot, zinfandel, Champagne, chardonnay and sauvignon blanc, as well as appetizers, such as samosas, pakoras and tandoori wings. The Royal India Group s units serve yogurt, mixed pickle, sweet lassi, soda, mango chutney, mushrooms, soups, beers, juices, and garden and kachumber salads. "
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Extra Phones

Phone: (619) 546-7777

Phone: (619) 255-9999

Phone: (619) 795-4444

Payment method
amex, all major credit cards, visa, discover, mastercard
Price Range
Marina, Central San Diego

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Other Information

Parking: Street

Wi-Fi: Free

Bike Parking: No

Attire: Casual

Wheelchair Accessible: Yes

Cuisines: Mediterranean, Caterers, Indian, Healthy, Seafood, Vegetarian, Middle Eastern, Vegan

Alcohol: Full Bar

Takes Reservations: Yes

Outdoor Seating: Yes

Price Range : Average

Pets Allowed: Yes

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