I worked here years ago. I think of the food at least once a week. The people I worked with, most especially Shanti, impacted my life in a wonderful way. I still chant the music that played in the background and long for their Chai frequently. The restaurant was elegant and had delicisous dishes. My faves were shrimp buhna, murge chat and the rack. I love this place and the people who have kept it going!
Best Indian Restaurant - 2007
Royal Peacock - CLOSED
Readers' Choice: Little India
For decades, Royal Peacock's Shanti Awatramani has been serving some of the best Indian food in the United States. Before that, he worked in some of the best Indian restaurants, hotels and resorts in Bombay. He grew up in the hotel-and-restaurant business (as did his niece, Laxmi Lalchandani, who often runs the floor at the Peacock these days), and everything he learned he brought with him to Boulder, where he opened the Royal Peacock. The menu has been largely unchanged from the first day -- basic biryani, murgh chaat, samosa and rogan josh -- but there's no reason to change it, because everything is fabulous. There's no gimmickry here, no flash, no bizarre fusions served in sleek dining rooms. Royal Peacock simply offers the most honest, delicious dishes passed down through generations of a restaurant family known halfway around the world for being the best at what they do.