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Royal Spice Indian Restaurant

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2 Water Gate | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
+353 56 778 6010
16:00 - 22:00
Closed now
All hours
Sun 16:00 - 22:00
Mon - Thu 17:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 17:00 - 23:00
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Boston, Massachusetts
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Made a reservation an hour in advance on their website- awesome! We both tried the early bird menu. I loved the lamb Bhuna with naan, but masala was a bit too creamy for our taste. Make sure to specify that you want tap water so you don't have to pay extra for individual bottles! Good service too. Recommended!

Thank malmal113
Dublin, Ireland
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Our 3rd visit to Royal Spice and we'll definitely.Fabulous food, Lovely atmosphere and great service.Not one thing we could fault.Would highly recommend!

1 Thank Bronagh C
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The food was fresh and delicious.There was a good choice of dishes. we chose from the Early Bird menu which was very good value. The waiter was very attentive and everyone was very friendly - a lovely place to have a meal.

1 Thank Margaret C
County Wexford, Ireland
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We were in Kilkenny for the Savor Food festival and our experience in the Royal Spice was the highlight of our trip, Food , Service, and the wonderful atmosphere was very special. A visit to the Royal Spice has to be on the " To Do List" when in Kilkenny. 10/10

Thank murtyb63
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Great food. Great atmosphere staff were extremely friendly. Highly recommend this place. Can't wait to come back next time I am in kilkenny.

Thank colinmoore01
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49 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 October 2016

If you want to take a break from Fish and Chips this is the place. I have a very good meal here and the service was good. They were responsive to our needs. Unfortunately I am initially, and perhaps unfairly, skeptical of the cleanliness of Indian restaurants. This place was spotless. If you have any interest in Indian food in... More 

Thank MackTennyson
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24 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

The food is very tasty, a bit more expensive than other Indian's, the portions are somewhat small. The place is a bit on the small side but I preferred that. Nice and clean overall and good experience.

Thank claired35
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21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 October 2016 via mobile

This place was perfect. Kind of small. Very clean and the service was solid. I got the lamb curry dish on the restaurant's list of specialties, along with white basmati rice and garlic naan. I should have requested more spice, but the flavor was otherwise great. I asked for a creamy yogurt sauce to dip my naan in. Although it... More 

Thank ShayneFloyd
New Delhi, India
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 September 2016

I would call it a not bad choice for anyone looking for Indian cuisine in Kilkenny. I have been to this restaurant twice and i noticed that it is not like the indian restaurants in Dublin or Galway which are more crowded. Probably coz kilkenny is more a country side and tourists prefer more of the Irish cuisine than Indian.... More 

1 Thank Globetrekker_86_11
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 August 2016 via mobile

Had a lovely meal starters small but nice main course plentyful and spicy and waiter sujon was so helpful he helped me with my dish 😘

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$21 - US$29
Indian, Balti, Asian, Gluten Free Options
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Highchairs Available
Good for
Cheap Eats, Business meetings, Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
16:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 22:00
17:00 - 23:00
17:00 - 23:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2 Water Gate | Kilkenny, Kilkenny, Ireland
  • Location: Europe  >  Ireland  >  Province of Leinster  >  County Kilkenny  >  Kilkenny
  • Phone Number: +353 56 778 6010
Royal Spice Indian Restaurant is a new Indian restaurant located on 2 Water gate, Kilkenny. We offer our customers an evening of authentic Indian cuisine in a stylish and contemporary setting. We cater for parties and welcome children and we have a take away menu. We also cater for vegetarians. The restaurant is located in Kilkenny City Centre.

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