In England, where I grew up, Indian restaurants are only slightly less in abundance than fish-and-chip shops, so I have loved it almost from birth. Having eaten Indian food in most large US cities, and many countries around the world, I have to say that Royal India is one of my all-time favorites. From the outside it is a most unlikely candidate for fine eating?it?s in a small strip-mall in Sandy with an unassuming frontage?but once you are inside you are immediately struck by four things: the aroma, the ambience, the friendly staff and the fact that it?s nearly always crowded. (On Friday or Saturday prepare for a wait). Everything is delicious, a total flavour shock. If you are new to Indian food and afraid of spicy, ask for it mild or medium. Try the Palak Soup, the mixed appetizers, Chicken Tikka Masala, Lamb Saag, Garlic Naan, Chutneys and Pickles and you wont be disappointed. The rice itself is so delicious, it could be a meal on its own. Yes, it may be a long drive for some, but believe me, its the best in Utah, if not the US.
Pros: Great ambience and super staff