Royal India at Pavilion Kuala Lumpur, a restaurant prides for their North Indian cuisine. It can be easily rated as one of the best Indian restaurants in KL City, as the brand, food, quality, authenticity and ambiance are remarkable enough to speak for itself.
The restaurant is located on 6th floor of the mall (behind Wild Honey Cafe), an area which has less foot traffic but it is worth some extra walking to Royal India to savour Indian cuisine stay true to its roots, one of the very few in town. Naan bread, mango lassi, biryani rice, murg curry, tandoori chicken and lamb samosa, just to name a few, are all good.
Murg Tikka RM48
Paid a visit to Royal India last week for dinner. Began the meal with Murg Tikka, or more known as Chicken Tikka in Malaysia. Chunks of boneless chicken marinated with herbs and creams, yogurt, then broiled to lovely succulent bites. Delicious on its own, equally noteworthy when dip with mint sauce made in house.
Tandoori Jhinga RM89
We usually stick to chicken and lamb when dining in Indian restaurant but we decided to check out Tandoori Jhinga this time. Half dozen of tiger prawn, grilled to perfection. Bouncy, juiciness sealed, deeply flavoured with spices with hints of burnt smokiness from grill. A dish beyond expectation. Highly recommended.
Summergirl, the-all-time-bread-person ordered a helping of naan bread, baked in clay oven. Crisp at the edge, doughy soft at the center, lightly salted. You can also opt for Garlic Naan, Butter Naan; or roti and pratha including Tandoori Roti, Butter Roti, Roomali Pratha, Onion Pratha, Aldo Pratha, Pudina Pratha and Kulcha Pratha.
Murg Dum Biryani RM48
Murg Dum Biryani – Mughalai specialty that put together boneless chicken cooked in claypot, layered with basmati rice and Indian spices. Comfort food that is mild in flavours, but filled with pleasing spices aroma. For small eater, portion is good enough to shared among two if had with a side of curry.
Kashmiri Gosht Rogan Josh RM48
Cubes of red lamb in thick and rich gravy, red hot colour but no worries, it wasn’t that spicy. Tender, minimal gaminess, fabulous over rice. Even Summergirl who doesn’t like lamb give praises for this dish. Royal India menu offers also Gosht Masala, Kadhai Gosht, Keema Butter, Zafrani Murg, Murg Khada Masala and more for poultry selections.
Pista Kulfi M15
Ended with Pista Kulfi, a type of traditionalIndian ice cream made from milk and sugar, sometimes mixed with nuts and other flavouring. Nothing fancy but we like how this frozen dessert delivers a thick and creamy old-school flavours, just like our “ice cream potong”.
Mango Kulfi RM15
We tried two, one flavoured with saffron and pistachio, while another with mango. Hard to tell which one is better, both scores high. The former is earthy, nutty combination; while the latter is more refreshing with tinge of mango sweetness cutting through the milkiness.
Satisfying Northern Indian dinner. We especially enjoyed their Tandoori Jhinga (Spiced Grilled Prawn) and Briyani Rice. Royal India also serves business lunch at affordable price. Plan to come back again with colleagues since Summergirl is working nearby.
Not to forget, in conjunction with the upcoming jolly Christmas, Royal India has come up with special promotional menu – Tandoori Whole Chicken at RM139++! Definitely something more interesting for your Christmas celebration asides from roasted turkey!
Royal India Pavilion KL (Behind Wild Honey)
6.41, 6th Floor,
Pavilion Kuala Lumpur Shopping Mall,
168, Jalan Bukit Bintang,
Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Contact: +603 – 2143 3669
Opening Hours: 11AM-10PM