Miami is a melting pot of different cultures and the restaurant scene is no exception, especially when it comes to Indian cuisine and culture. Upon entering Royal India, the aromatic scents of masala and spices waft through the air, welcoming all its patrons. The smells, however, are only a sneak peak of the delicious Indian cuisine offered at the restaurant.
Royal India is home to some of the best Indian food in South Florida. With its diverse menu and exotic flavors, you are guaranteed to fall in love with just about any dish you order.
Although, the restaurant is on the small side, it packs a big punch with excellent use of spices and flavors fundamental to Indian cuisine.
Royal India is living proof that quality is better than quantity, especially when it comes to their buffet. Tandoori chicken, onion bhajia (fresh onions spiced and deep fried), aloo sag (fresh potato spinach cooked in spices), naan bread, chana malasa (chick peas cooked with fresh onion & tomato), and chicken tikka malasa line the walls of the buffet, enticing its diners.
This small, carefully selected array of rudimentary Indian food bursts with flavors and spices that we locals would not normally be accustomed to, but will enjoy all the same.
Due to the small confines of the buffet area, Royal India has to showcase a few of the best foods that India has to offer, and they accomplish this with aplomb. With a variety of vegetarian options as well, the buffet offers diners of all kinds a great dining experience.
But the restaurant’s true colors come out at night, as Royal India now has the freedom to dish out unique combinations of regional dishes. Dozens of vegetarian and meat dishes showcase the unique taste of Indian cuisine while also accommodating the palates of its customers.
Though Indian food is notorious for being spicy, Royal India has perfected the balance between staple Indian spices while also taming the heat of most of its dishes. Not only are these dishes delicious but they are also a sight to behold with their bright, jewel-like colors brought alive through their deliberate use of spices.
Adding to the dining experience, the overall atmosphere of the restaurant transports its diners from the hustle and bustle of Fort Lauderdale to a quiet Indian retreat.
The dark wood accents, dim-lighting, ornate paintings of Indian landmarks, and Indian statues welcome Royal India’s patrons to their unique Indian restaurant.
The presentation of the food, the intimate ambiance of the restaurant, and the workers’ dedication to customer service make the customer feel right at home while introducing a new style of food to broaden their culinary horizons.
Although Indian food has been enjoyed for over thousands of years, the people of Miami have just been introduced to the phenomenon. Royal India provides its customers with a culinary experience unlike any other.