Our Indian Chefs create wonderful dishes and combinations.
We have a Vancouver Island Indian restaurant to remember. Gurb and Kam Gill started in the Vancouver Island restaurant business in 2000 when they bought Dar Lebanon in Nanaimo on Wesley in the Old City quarter. It was here that they learned the restaurant trade and set their own high standards of food and service, which they keep to this day.
Two years later in 2002, Gurb and Kam decided it was time to move and look for their own building to buy and convert into a restaurant. They discovered historic Ladysmith and an old 1920s house and yard, which they completed gutted and redesigned with their own authentic Indian taste. Now, they have relocated to Duncan and are looking forward to seeing you through the Royal Doorway!
Trip Advisor Certificate of Excellence 2017:
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We are open for lunch and dinner 6 days a week (closed on Sundays from September 10th)!
We offer 15- and 30-minute tea leaf readings. Please call for more info.
Let us know if you need catering. We have plenty of options.
Gift certificates too!
“Without doubt, the Royal Dar makes the best Indian food on the Island in a beautiful setting. Each dish is prepared carefully then served at your preferred spiciness level. Lovely patio too!”
“Enjoy a nice glass of wine or one of their delicious local pints while you wait for your dish. As a wise chef named Gordon Ramsay once said, “People will wait for good food.” So if your dish takes a minute or two longer than a trip through the drive through, don’t panic, because it’s well worth it!”
“Absolutely fantastic food in the beautiful setting of a restored character home. The outdoor patio is a must in the summer. Everything I’ve tried is delicious. The prices aren’t cheap but you get what you pay for. This is made from scratch indian food with fresh ingredients.”
“Dinner at the Royal Dar is more than the having best Indian food on Vancouver Island, it’s a great experience! From the moment you walk in, your senses are heightened. From the wonderful aromas to the rich exotic colours, to the authentic Indian lamps and chandeliers, to the friendly and high professional service, it’s truly a pleasure at all levels! My highest recommendation!”