Royal Kebab serves Pakistani and Malaysian food, Chicken Biryani, Chicken Curry, Butter Chicken, Beef Kebab, Chicken or Beef Donair. All items come with salad or choice of rice or naan.
So many times, we have driven past the Royal Kebab Grille on Quadra, and thought about stopping in for a bite. The restaurant is a little unsure of itself, but whatever the food is called, it is DELICIOUS! I had the vegetable soup, and (Pakistani) Chicken Curry, which arrived with rice and salad, to which I requested a side of naan. My partner had the same lovely soup, excellent veggie samosa, solid spanakopita and shared my naan and sauce. My only request would have been MORE..more sauce, more chicken, more salad. The service is kind, the food full of love ~ I highly recommend it.
My whole life I have eaten and cooked Indian food with my mom and her best friend from India. I have even made this cuisine at a fancy restaurant I ran kitchen in. This is my first rant about a restaurant.
The food was tasty and had authentic taste and not that weird red junk some other places call "butter chicken".
Weird proportions! We each got about 50% what we would normally get at any other Indian restaurant. Picture a tea cup full of butter chicken Except the rice was a whole plate full for my wife and I got 1 Nan. So my wife ate well but I starved. Like that wouldn't feed my 5 year old unless I got a whole plate full of rice. The chicken was pink and look to be questionably chicken.
She tried to be nice but was soooooo awkward.
She would not stop staring at me as if she did something to the food.
I really tried to enjoy this place being she was very nice and I will give her that. However I got there and the cook was asleep out front when we got there and the place was dead. The whole time she kept saying "do you think you will come again?" and "Is everything all right?" to the point where we thought they were feeding us poison. When I saw the small child proportion I new right away the reason they were asking.
Wow, I just came back from Royal Kebab and grill, and I was so impressed with the food and the reasonable prices that I felt inclined to write a review about it. Also the older couple who own it and work there are so kind and nice.
First of all, I've walked by this place many times, but I always felt it looked rather unassuming.
Yesterday however, I decided to give it a try, and I was really surprised! I had the butter chicken, with rice, and Naan. I also had the Masala tea, and a samosa.
So I went again today, and I had the Chili Chicken and a Lassi to drink.
It was all so delicious and well cooked. I am not sure who decided on that blend of spices over in Pakistan, but it was a wise person ;)
I cannot wait to go back soon and try the Lamb Kabsah.
I also noticed they sell Donairs, salad, soups, Tikka Masala, Kabsah lamb or chicken... There were quite a few others that I cannot remember, and some deserts too.
The service was a little bit slow, but I have eaten indian and pakistani food in London, England, and Toronto and quite a few places renowned for their ethnic cusine and large south asian communities, and I must say that this is one of the better ones.
I can easily say that I will be back, and I have found a new favourite restaurant, nestled in Quadra Village.
The Decor is not so impressive, but it is the food that will have you coming back.
They also do delivery and take out, which is probably what I will try next time.
ok so they just recently (Aug 2010) raised their prices by %30, most of their stuff is still under $10 and is an incredible value for the taste. I've paid double for much less many times.
The Royal Kebab is a wonderful family-run Indian diner that provides some of the best takeout in town. Their menu is somewhat limited, but what they lack in diversity they make up for in flavour and price for what they do offer. Butter chicken, with fresh jasmine rice (that almost offers a hint of saffron), and a tasty salad runs at less than $10. Before they raised their prices, the same dish was a stunning $6.25 and that included tax! I felt guilty eating such a wonderful meal at such a low price. I often thought of suggesting to the modest owners that they raise their price, which would've gone against my selfishness as a customer. Alas someone beat me to it, but even at $10 their meals are a great value!
their samosas are still $1.25 and tasty tasty! so i usually get the butter chicken and a samosa or 2. don't judge me for my appetite lol i'm a big guy. and their food is seriously delicious!
If you're looking for a great takeout place with a neighbourhood feel, and you don't mind waiting 15 to 20 minutes for some fresh food made with great care, then check them out. It goes against my judgement again to even write this review, because then more people will know about this little gem. But they deserve the praise!