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Royal Inn Oriental Cuisine

$$ - $$$
Northwest Side
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5440 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240-3909
+1 210-691-0602
10:00 - 21:30
Closed now
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Sun 11:00 - 20:30
Mon - Sat 10:00 - 21:30
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31 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Went for lunch. Restaurant atmosphere was very pleasing..no loud music, extremely clean, many tables not too closely placed next to each other, and appropriately decorated. Good selection of dishes and lunch specials. Prices are great. Service was friendly and very welcoming. This is out to go to place for Chinese food now!

Thank C V
San Antonio, Texas
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77 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The lunch specials are awesome. Tea is great. Can't beat the prices ( I attached lunch special menus). Everything is cooked healthy without MSG. If you are feeling adventurous, ask for the authentic oriental menu and order off of it. Family owned from day one, give it a try and it will be your favorite too.

Thank 23Lester45
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20 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 November 2016 via mobile

This place just took the #1 Chinese spot in SA for us! Casual, clean, friendly service. Good selection of dishes. Everything was fresh & delicious. I had the lemon chicken - perfect! Plus the sesame chicken & shrimp - amazing sauce. Really enjoyed that it came with a soup & small app as part of the dish. Can't wait to... More 

Thank Laura W
San Antonio, Texas
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166 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 August 2016 via mobile

Always have great food ,service is what you expect.I go often and they always greet you like a valuable customer

Thank Jimksatx_11
Converse, Texas
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61 reviews
54 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

This is a great place for lunch. The food is very good and so are the prices. Everyone was very friendly. Big dining room and lots of natural light. Had the combination Lo Mein plate with chicken, beef and shrimp.

Thank arlyn1
San Antonio, Texas
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15 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 July 2016 via mobile

Had dinner with kids and their friends! We've been going here for 20 years! Service is consistently great. My favorite house specialty "Special Crispy Beef" is still delicious! Fast service and staff attends to your needs for drink refills etc...

Thank Runningnurse71
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18 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 June 2016

This restaurant has typical Chinese with a twist...ham in a lot of their employees dishes. The food is always fresh, always hot and has wonderful flavor.

Thank Raina B
Corpus Christi, Texas
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34 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 June 2016 via mobile

The food was really good. I had chicken vegetables with brown sauce. Good flavor and a good portion. The egg rolls were crispy and not soggy, which I love. The only thing that was slightly off was the service. It is a little slow and the waitstaff are not very friendly. They are not rude, but they are just there... More 

Thank magnoliacc
San Antonio, Texas
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131 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 44 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 April 2016

Last Friday I met two colleagues for lunch at the Royal Inn. We ordered our meals and awaited their delivery. Our waitress came with our plates, which were hot, and she wanted us to take the plate and place it on the table. My only problem was that I ordered chicken with vegetables- a plate that is usually temperature hot... More 

Thank Rubén Z
San Antonio
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36 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 November 2015

i don't think there's anything super spectacular about this restaurant, but it is clean and servers are friendly.

Thank Ilene F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$5 - US$10
Chinese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Groups, Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 20:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
10:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 5440 Babcock Rd, San Antonio, TX 78240-3909
  • Location: United States  >  Texas (TX)  >  San Antonio>  > Northwest Side
  • Neighbourhood: Northwest Side
  • Phone Number: +1 210-691-0602

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