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Best Indian Restaurant Denver 2008 - Royal Peacock - CLOSED

Royal Peacock

Royal Peacock

5290 Arapahoe Ave.

Boulder, CO 80303

303-447-1409

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Readers' Choice: Little India
For more years than we can remember, Royal Peacock has been serving not just the best Indian food in the area, but some of the best Indian food anywhere — the kind you can eat once and dream about for years after, or eat every day and still crave at midnight. There's no gimmickry here, no flash, no bizarre international fusions or misguided attempts at modernization. Instead, the menu is full of brilliant and full-flavored versions of somasa, murgh chaat, boti kebab, Goan masala and more, a humble offering of honest, delicious dishes passed down through generations of a restaurant family who have long been the best at what they do.
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Maggie
Maggie

You go Sebastian! From one restaurant owner to another, way to step up. It's not always easy to please everyone....especially on our 1 night off a month, but passion, talent and excellent product go along way! I'm coming to try the saag!

Sebastian Awatramani
Sebastian Awatramani

Hey to \"local_indian\" and \"GulabJamun\" ,

I\'m very sorry I didn\'t make you happy when you came in , and I\'m *more* than happy to make it up to you if we didn\'t meet your expectations. But let\'s be objective and talk about the aforementioned quality. Our chicken and lamb is all natural, certified organic and hormone free; our ostrich, red deer, elk and most other game meats are free range, fresh and all natural as well. Our vegetables are locally sourced as much as possible, and prepped daily (as opposed to the standard Indian restaurant practice of prepping days in advance) and our spices are flown in via AirMail direct from various locations in India.Look, I have a very simple guarantee written right on my menu: if don\'t like it, we\'ll fix it or you don\'t pay for it - in 25 years I can count on one hand the amount of times that that\'s happened.Come on in, introduce yourself and I will work to the bone(personally) to make sure you\'re happy.

local_indian
local_indian

"Well, you can't please all the people all the time, but I have a feeling that "local_indian" might just be linked to *cough* India's *cough* since he anonymously berates The Peacock anytime a new article comes out. "

No Mr. Awatramani, I have no link to india's. In fact, I have no link to anything food wise in denver. That's the first comment I've ever made about food in denver, be it on westword or any other public forum. I've NEVER made a comment about the royal peacock before. Fix your food, instead of hiding behind conspiracy theories.

GulabJamun, there's a few restaurants on there I haven't tried, so thanks for the suggestion! I'd agree with you on Masala and Bombay clay oven(for their tandoori food).

GulabJamun
GulabJamun

Having visited almost all the Indian restaurants in the Denver metro area over the last 9 years, I have to disagree with this selection. Nobody I know who likes Indian food has ever eaten at this place more than twice. This one is not even the best in Boulder County, let alone the metro area. The food is consistently better at The Taj Mahal (Louisville), Little India (all three locations), Bombay Clay Oven (Cherry Creek), Yak&Yeti (Westminster) and Masala (S. Parker Rd & Peoria) to name a few in the metro area. I hope Sebastian Awatramani doesn't think I am connected to any of the abovementioned restaurants since I chose them above the *cough* Royal Peacock *cough*. With an attitude like that no wonder his restaurant ranks so low among people who *know* and appreciate *real* Indian cuisine. It is truly a wonder that this restaurant has remained in business for so long while serving such poor quality of food.

Sebastian Awatramani
Sebastian Awatramani

Well, you can't please all the people all the time, but I have a feeling that "local_indian" might just be linked to *cough* India's *cough* since he anonymously berates The Peacock anytime a new article comes out.

Detractors aside, we're happy to accept Best of Denver for the second year in a row (especially since we're not even in Denver :D), and this is just the tip of the iceberg - we've got some very exciting stuff coming to The Peacock in the next couple months, so give us a try if you haven't already!

You can't please all the people all the time, but you don't stay in business for 25 years without making at least a few people pretty happy ;-).

Sebastian AwatramaniThe Royal PeacockBoulder

PS. Thanks to Westword again!

local_indian
local_indian

Jason Sheehan\'s reviews on food are something I frequently agree on. However, when it comes to Indian food, he\'s always off the mark. Especially when it comes to this restaurant. I don\'t know why, but he trumps this restaurant constantly. And this restaurant is average. Well, to be more precise, its food is average, but when you factor in cost, it\'s terrible. Do yourself a favor and stay away from this one. Go to India\'s for great food(especially the saag).

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