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Royal Dar

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148 Third St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1R8, Canada
+1 250-597-1483
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11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
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Victoria
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16 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went with another couple for dinner. Buttered Chicken,Baz Rice, Nann bread Great Chutney. Going back soon

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Thank esteph_9
Duncan, Canada
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19 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Royal Dar is our place to go for any event. Birthday's and graduations, we have celebrated there. Lots' good food spicy food

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Thank adorafedora
Victoria, Canada
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

When we first moved here, the Royal Dar was a very unexpected surprise. The quality of the food and the level of service was not something we expected to find in a community the size of Duncan. We enjoy the curries and have been experimenting with the "heat" levels. All in all a very enjoyable dining experience

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Thank BrianBerglund
Sooke, Canada
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13 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 29 December 2016

We arrived in Duncan at lunch-time during a trip up-island. We always enjoy Indian food so checked out the Royal Dar. The food was really good although I hadn't realised that rice and vegetables were included and also ordered a garlic nan. The nan was light, fluffy and delicious. It was also very good value. I usually look for a... More 

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Thank Linmaf
Victoria, Canada
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12 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
Reviewed 19 December 2016

We had a delicious dinner with generous portions. Prawn appetizer was great! The setting in an old house was charming.

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Thank Annette I
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43 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

Expensive but a great date restaurant, food was delicious and service was swift and curtious. Central location.

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Thank Gina G
Duncan, Canada
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30 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 30 November 2016

I have been here on two occasions. Both times I have enjoyed my food. It's a bit more on the pricey side, but it's worth it. The patio in the summer is a magical place to eat dinner. I highly recommend it. Last time I went, it was a Sunday night. They were quite busy and there was only one... More 

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1 Thank mel_watkins1219
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28 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

Although the restaurant has been in Duncan for five years, we had our first meal today. What a joy. We ordered three dishes (one each) for sharing. Chicken, lamb and a vegetable were all rich and flavourful. The vegetable pakoras were a delicious and large appetizer. We will return.

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1 Thank Roger P
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 17 November 2016 via mobile

I was in Duncan on business and decided to eat at the Royal Dar based on previous reviews. I certainly wasn't disappointed, as the food and service were excellent! Highly recommended.

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Thank Ben B
Duncan, Canada
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20 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 14 November 2016

This restaurant began in Ladysmith, and relocated to Duncan. The owners are hard working, and have renovated a fine old house and it's grounds into a local, well-established restaurant. You get what you pay for, a very decent meal for a very decent price.

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Thank Adrian M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Cuisine
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Wheelchair Accessible, Full Bar
Good for
Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Tuesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Wednesday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Thursday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Friday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Saturday
11:00 - 14:30
17:00 - 20:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 148 Third St, Duncan, British Columbia V9L 1R8, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Duncan
  • Phone Number: +1 250-597-1483

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