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Royal India

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Shop 8, 53 _ 57, Mantra building | Shop 8, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
+61 7 4041 1008
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
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Sun - Sat 17:00 - 22:30
Fri - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
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37 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

Two of us had a dinner- felt this one offered a good mix of good food (with a few new dishes compared to most standard Panjabi fare), good service and good ambiance (excellent location esp if the weather is not too hot to seat outside). Overall, I like just a slightly more than Spicy Bites that is very close by,... More 

Thank Amit S
St Albans, United Kingdom
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115 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 February 2017 via mobile

Reasonable food but quite pricey. Not much more to say really. A bit spit and sawdust for the price but as I say, reasonable food.

Thank stuartbeesley
Bengaluru, India
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71 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 January 2017

The food is okay, not so good and not bad either. If you're looking for good Indian food, there are better places in Cairns.

Thank Ritu A A
Perth, Australia
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55 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 helpful votes
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017 via mobile

This has got to be by far the worst Indian I've ever eaten. A frozen curry from the supermarket would have tasted better! It is overpriced and they also got our order wrong. The mild curry we ordered was served hot and the hot curry we ordered served mild. The lady serving us had no clue what I was saying... More 

Thank Nick255103
El Calafate, Argentina
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36 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

Not impressed at all. Service was slow despite us being only people there. They weren't making any dosa that day (not clear why not), salt lassi tasted like plain yogurt with ice. Nothing else. To top it off, it was pretty darn expensive.

Thank Rashmi K
Cairns, Australia
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31 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We first visited this place a couple of years ago and it was pretty good. The next few times just went downhill. On one occasion we ordered a Chicken Madras and they served up lamb. Due to the strong flavour, plus the fact they often use the dark meat this wasn't immediately picked up. Another occasion had far too much... More 

Thank StephG22
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15 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

We found this place to be very reasonably priced for Cairns, where food is typically pricy. For 4 adults, we ordered 1 x delicious butter chicken, 1 x palak paneer, 1 x jasmine rice and 2 orders of Naam. We had enough for all of us.

2 Thank Catherine P
Cairns, Australia
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39 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

Great meal and plenty of tasty food. Great friendly service. Meal was ample for two people and drinks were a reasonable price.

2 Thank barbarad2882
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4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

The food and cocktails were good but the service was average. If you are okay with having good food but average then this place is good!

1 Thank Madie B
Brisbane, Australia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016 via mobile

Average food but overpriced some of the curries were ok but naan breads look like toasted not even cooked properly

1 Thank TiimWill

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
    2.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 22:30
11:00 - 14:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Shop 8, 53 _ 57, Mantra building | Shop 8, Cairns, Queensland 4870, Australia
  • Location: South Pacific  >  Australia  >  Queensland  >  Cairns Region  >  Cairns
  • Phone Number: +61 7 4041 1008

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?