WELCOME to Royal Garden Indian Restaurant (fully licensed & BYO) situated in the heart of Palmy CDB (The Square) to experience the real taste of authentic Indian food.
At the Royal Garden, you can be sure of a great meal, a great atmosphere and a real Indian dining experience all dished up with a very warm welcome by our team.
All dishes are freshly made-to-order when you place your order.
In early 2012, the award winning family team that has had the ownership and management of The Star of India takeaway in Palmerston North bought, refurbished and re-opened the Royal Garden Indian restaurant at 61 The Square.
Hira Rana and his family would like to welcome customers to their new establishment.
Was stuck at home and not in the mood for cooking so looking up MENUMANIA (Awesome online search and dining info) I knew I felt like an Indian Meal, so had to find one that did a delivery. Some online places said they did but when I called they no longer do it until I called this place!
Upon calling them they had an awesome telephone manner, I asked if able to deliver and was advised they were – Ordered the following – Veg Pakora Entree and Butter chicken with complimentary Rice. This was delivered in a timely manner with friendly door service. The food was nice and hot, and the dishes were delicious. Really made my day as its really hard to find a good Indian meal to your liking!
I am now keen to return to this place and dine in for lunch/dinner at some stage!
We enjoyed a really nice meal. I booked online with a request for an extra chair so a diner with a broken leg could elevate it and this request was met. At the end of our meal we asked for a ‘doggy bag’ which was fulfilled. The next day I reheated this and was surprised to see they had included more rice, which was a really nice extra. We felt this was a good value and enjoyable night out.
Very friendly welcome. Great food. This was our second visit, will definitely be going again. This is the closest we have had to a UK Indian! Good portion sizes and always the option to take a ‘doggy bag’ home.
Have only had takeaways from here, but in my opinion this is the best curry in town! We won’t go anywhere else for curry in Palmerston North after we stumbled upon this. The garlic naan is amazing, always soft, fluffly and hot but never burned as is the case at many other places. The chicken Saag is my personal favourite, so tasty and great amount of spice.
The service was really good, super friendly staff!
We had mild butter chicken. You get a good sized serving and it has a lot of meat. However I found it slightly too sweet for me. I had a mild butter chicken… I usually get mild or medium butter chicken but this one was just too sweet. Which makes me not want to go back. However it is still the better of the bunch when it comes to wanting a sit down Indian dinner rather than takeaway. Also found the restaurant to be nicely decorated.
Excellent staff though, have to commend you on that!
Best Indian I have eaten at this price, $10 lunch deals, kiwi hot butter chicken is amazing. I work across the road from the restaurant, service is very friendly and efficient, and contrary to John’s belief below, my rating is definitely independent and the plaza Indian is disgusting and not authentic at all by comparison.
I have enjoyed 8 or 9 lunches at the Royal Garden since it came under its present management. The lunches are reasonably priced (the same price as the foodcourt curries in town) yet the quality is much higher. I recommend the palak paneer especially.
My only gripe is the lunchtime menu stays the same and I’ve eaten my way through it. The odd new lunch time option would be great.
Food comes out in a reasonable time. The serving size is filling without being too much. The rice is always fluffy, and the naans are tasty as.
We have had Star of India a number of times and were always satisfied with it, so when I heard they had opened a Restaurant, I knew where I would be dining on my birthday!
Absolutely fantastic food! Among the best Indian I’ve ever had, rivaled only by themselves. I ordered a Hot Korma. There was a lovely amount of spice, enough to make it hot, but not so overpowering that I couldn’t taste the flavor. It was lovely and creamy! We had prompt service, complimentary poppadums.
Very reasonably priced, especially compared to some of the other Indian Restaurants in Palmerston North. I would recommend this place to everyone I know, I cannot recommend it enough and quite frankly cannot wait to go back!
Just had a delicious meal there – the food was so yum (very fresh and quick) and the service and surroundings great – will be definitely going back there again. We had the butter chicken curry and the vegetarian paneer with onion barges and narn bread along with some wines – Fantastic!!!!!
I had dined here quite a while back and wasn’t very impressed and found the restaurant quite cold.
However… Went here on Tuesday night with my friend, after i heard it was under new management. It was fantastic!!! It was still a little bit cold, but it has now been carpeted which maintains some of the heat…
We had the banquet for 2, it was HUGE! could easily have fed 3 or 4!
The Vege Samosas are huge and very very tasty!!
Vege Korma was nice and creamy as was the mango chicken, lamb roganjosh was tasty also.
Naan breads were delicious and NOT burnt – which is what i find with alot of the other indian restaurants so a big thumbs up there!!
Mango Lassi’s are also to die for! YUM! Have also had the lunch time menu for $10 and that was pretty big too!! Will definitely be back!!
Royal Garden or Star of India is my first port of call for Indian food.
It is full of flavour and I find the medium vindaloo is just the right amount of heat for me.
I’ve only tried a few items from the menu so far but i intend on fixing that one meal at a time.
I popped in for a $10 lunch recently, ordered the lamb vindaloo which was well cooked, well seasoned. More importantly the rice was freshly cooked and cooked perfectly. The Indian tea I enjoyed was also very nice. The wait was no longer that 5 minutes, so I will most likely visit again to try another dish.
Being Indian, we don’t often go out to Indian restaurants, as we are always disappointed with the quality of the food served. But we were pleasantly surprised when we tried Royal Garden Indian restaurant. The food tasted authentic, the spices were fresh, the dish was not simply filled with a greasy, cream sauce with a few pieces of meat or paneer garnishing it. My husband had a chicken tikka and I had a mattar paneer and both were delicious. There was a large bowl of basmati rice accompanying the meal, and the rice was enough for both of us. We also ordered naan, and requested it not to be covered in oil-and this was also made perfectly. The food was reasonably priced and the serves were quite large. Decor was nice, and the place looked clean and bright. The only negative comment would be the TV with the music videos, which was sometimes quite loud and other times lacked sound altogether-it might be better not to have it at all. This is the only Indian restaurant that I would be happy to recommend in Palmerston North.
My partner and I were not impressed when we went in February. But the new owners did definitely a good job. The place is nicely refurbished, the staff is extremely nice. We went tonight and the food arrived in a reasonable amount of time and was very tasty. We got exactly what we ordered with just the right amount of spice. My partner had the goan chicken masala and loved it. So meaty. I had the prawns vindaloo and it was full of prawns like I wanted. It’s going to be hard to choose between this place and star of India now! Definitely worth the try! Well done!