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Restaurant Royal Oriental
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Ranked #363 of 1,757 Restaurants in Geneva
Price range: US$20 - US$38
Dining options: Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
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Dining options: Buffet, Outdoor Seating, Reservations
Reviewed 20 August 2014 via mobile

The food is a disaster. I wonder how people can rate this place. No where close to anything authentic. Service is pathetic. The waiter from punjab is just keen to take your order and make you order more. Lots of the food is recycled. The lentil soup i ordered was stinking probAbly 3-4 days old. I strongly NOT recommend this place. Visit at your own risk.

5  Thank Freddy G
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Saeedsheidi, Directeur général at Restaurant Royal Oriental, responded to this reviewResponded 22 August 2014

Thanks a lot for your comment.
Bit something is wrong in your comment.
The same day that you have been in our restaurant,
The restaurant was full and that means you are not totally right.
We can accept that one dish can be more salty or not good for your taste, but the way that you write that all the dishes have been recycled we can't accept at all.
It seems that this day you hadn't good day so you put all your bad nerva on our restaurant.
You talk about lentil soup that was from 4 days ago, the things that can not be possible.
This soup is the only one that we make at the moment and for every order of this soup we give almost 10 minutes to make and that is why is the most expensive soup that we have.
About our punjabi server, i can just tell that he is the one who always try to be friendly with customers and i think this is the point that you don't like.
Maybe you are in the category of people who prefer that server come ans take the order and not talk with customers.
Most of the people they like friendly services.
Any way, i thank you to give the time to destroy the reputation of our restaurant and i beg you please next time if you have some problem somewhere else, not to go to any restaurant or public place.
Because it will happen same problem for them.
Hope to see you soon in our restaurant and good day

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Reviewed 12 August 2014 via mobile

We've been there for dinner...

Very friendly service, short waiting time and delicious food

It is not cheep however you get good qualitiy

2  Thank BellaBavaria
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Reviewed 18 April 2014

I visited Royal Oriental while there was a car show in town. I wanted to try something different than I usually eat. I wanted to try Iranian.
The food was excellent, large portions and served beautifully. The strange part is that they did not have a drink menu, instead the waitress told us what they had, and it was not much to choose from.
There was also another table with people speaking Arabian and they were more or less screaming. This ruined the cozy impression of the restaurant.

2  Thank Anders R
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Reviewed 14 March 2014

The restaurant has a very large menu of Indian and Iranian food. Prices are somewhat high, but in Geneva all restaurant prices are high. Nevertheless the Iranian food was quite authentic, well prepared and delicious. Especially appreciated was the fresh nan they served, which was light, hot and clearly freshly made. My guest was especially appreciative that their meats were all halal, sometimes not so easy to find in Europe. The ambiance is not especially luxurious but the service was excellent. I would definitely recommend it in Geneva. I should note that it is some distance from the center, and one should expect a 40-50 franc cab ride if one does not have a car.

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2  Thank wbeeman
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Reviewed 19 February 2014

Took my wife and daughter for Valentine's surprise dinner. As we approached the restaurant they were visibly disappointed. They expected the usual fancy restaurant. We ordered the set menu which was copious and we had plenty of leftovers as take home. Go straight to the Iranian menu, skipped the Indian part. Their disappointment turned to smiles after tasting the delicious cooking. Some points to consider - decor in and out is garish. Just forget the decor and concentrate on food taste. Parking is disorganized, cars blocking each other and heating too hot, if you can overlook those, you'll have a great time. Arrive hungry, you'll go home happy,

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2  Thank Henry C
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