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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Took my husband here for his birthday. We both agreed it was the best Indian food we’ve had The service was friendly and top notch. We will return

Date of visit: May 2024
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Reviewed 30 January 2024

An unassuming Indian restaurant we came across whilst visiting Vancouver Island from the UK. I am very partial to a good curry & this place makes VERY good curries. I would go as far as to say one of the best I have tasted. The...flavours were harmonious, the meat so tender. Fried Paneer with garlic & honey glaze for appetiser was truly delicious. Service was wonderful. It was not busy, but a steady flow of customers & take-away collections showed this was a popular choice, and rightly so.More

Date of visit: January 2024
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Reviewed 20 November 2023 via mobile

As the local restaurant horizon has become filled with Indian cuisine; it is a very pleasant surprise when one of them excels above the others. Royal aroma is a humble cozy restaurant in the old Swiss Bistro location in Sidney. What I can promise is...that the flavors deliver! Exquisite balance of spices, delicious flavors and perfect levels of heat to suit everyone. I've eaten there at least a half dozen times trying tandoori, korma, appetizers, you name it. This is just excellent. Go here, get yourself a cold Kingfisher beer, and dive in. It's great!!More

Date of visit: November 2023
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Reviewed 29 July 2023

I have eaten at this restaurant innumerable times since it opened, and the food has always been phenomenal. My favs are the curries - Royal Aroma, Tikka Masala, Mango, Mughlai, the Biryani’s, Roti and Naan. My husband generally does not like Indian food but he...always orders the Delicious Eggplant (slightly smokey flavour). The spices used in the curries and biryanis are complex and the level of heat can be adjusted to suit your taste. The chef will accommodate food preferences such as no cream, no butter, if possible. Also, the chef knows how to cook seafood as the prawns are never overdone. For fans of Indian food I would highly recommend this restaurant.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 8 July 2023

Wow the food here is good! The menu says that the chicken tandoori is cooked overnight and I believe it. Moist, and wonderful flavor. My wife's shrimp curry also had a rich curry sauce that she kept saying she had to stop eating but could...not stop. Good service, and a pleasant table on the street. We would have happily come back the next day but we had to leave SIdney.More

Date of visit: July 2023
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Reviewed 30 May 2023

It was a long weekend and the restaurant was empty! Their lunch combo is actually pretty good! Waitress was nice and it didn't take too long to get the food.

Date of visit: May 2023
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Reviewed 18 April 2023

First time at Royal Aroma so we asked for suggestions and settled on the Prawn Korma and Butter Chicken, both sublime. Topped up with a fresh tasting and delicious rice pudding we couldn't be happier. Our server/host was gracious and informative.

Date of visit: April 2023
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Reviewed 29 November 2022

On a cold blustery day we found a warm and comfortable setting to enjoy a delious lunch. Simply, it was excellent in service, food and price. We have dined there twice and both times exceeded our expectations.

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 5 November 2022 via mobile

Bhindi Kurkuri (crispy battered okra) was totally fabulous— pointed to an unusual kitchen. Lamb biryani was flavorful, fresh, full of well blended spices and wonderful tender lamb chunks. Angara Shrimp tandoori was amazing. Garlic naan a real treat. For 20 years, we ate Indian food...in Chicago on Devon Avenue (center of Indian community and dozens of restaurants). No higher accolade to say that THIS meal would “fit right in” there. Cannot wait to return. Many interesting and unusual items on the menu: Curried Mussels — Afghani Malai Tikka — Malabar Fish Coconut Curry — Veggie Vindaloo — wow !More

Date of visit: November 2022
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Reviewed 10 October 2022

We had a group of 8 and found that if we ordered 2 of the fixed price dinners for 4 we would have some good choices and plenty of food for all. It worked out perfectly and the food was excellent, couldn't be better. The...service was polite and efficient, and very helpful explaining how to order for best results. Everyone enjoyed their lunches....fabulous food!More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 16 September 2022

Wow. So delicious. I’m just finishing some fish pakora and malai kofta with a chai at the wonderful Royal Aroma in Sidney BC. Somehow the flavours are intense, robust And delicately balanced. It’s so lovely and delicious. Everyone is friendly and welcoming.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Reviewed 25 August 2022 via mobile

Absolutely delicious! Every curry was cooked to perfection! By far the best curry in Sidney, BC. The Prawn Korma and Coconut Lamb curry were spectacular

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 19 August 2022 via mobile

We travel all around the world and we always pre hunt for great Indian restaurants where we are going to next. We found Royal Aroma on Trip Advisor and the reviews were amazing. We made a booking and arrived to a charming host and an...adorable waitress,Arsh, (super sweet waitress). The food? Hmmm, the tandoori chicken samosas were probably the best samosa I have ever eaten, crispy pastry, great filling and the right amount of spice. We had chicken tikka masala and the lamb curry, also right up there as top favorites around the world. That and the beautifully decorated restaurant made our early dinner an amazing experience. We will surely be back to try some other dishes and the wonderful hospitality.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 15 August 2022

after a busy weekend we decided we didnt want to cook dinner. we hadnt been to royal aroma in a while so we ordered some takeout. i have to say it was some of the best east indian food we have had in a very...long time. service was fantastic and quick and food was deliciousMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Reviewed 17 July 2022 via mobile

This Indian restaurant is a gem. The cook in a healthier and fresher fashion using less oil/ghee and heat judiciously which both allow the flavors of the spices and ingredients to shine. Subtle but significant difference. I love Indian food but it usually does not...leave me feeling healthy - I left here feeling great. We enjoyed the food and will definitely return.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Royal Aroma is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4.5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 4.5