Royal Peacock - Closed

5290 Arapahoe Ave.
Boulder, CO 80303


  • Sun 5:30pm-10pm, Mon-Fri 11:30am-2:30pm, Mon-Sat 5:30pm-10:30pm
  • $$, $$$
  • Catering, Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout
  • Dinner, Lunch
  • Parking Lot Available
  • Reservations Accepted
The first thing you notice about the Royal Peacock is the smell: incense and curry, old carpets and fresh cinnamon and ancient tandoor smoke. It's a warm, cloying and sweet smell, and a hint that the Peacock isn't your average strip-mall Indian outpost. The very traditional kitchen offers tastes of India straight out of Goa and Bombay. The curries are smoky-hot, the tandoori meats incredibly tender. The menu has inspired such a fierce loyalty among transplanted Coloradans that the kitchen also does a nice side business shipping out saags and kormas and thalis on ice.

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  • Royal Peacock
    Thursday, July 5, 2007 at 4 a.m. by Jason Sheehan

    Chutney's and its chef, Ravi Chandra, present a view of Indian cuisine that's somewhat above and to the left of the norm — but they're not alone. The Royal Peacock, which opened in Boulder back in 1983, has always offered Indi...

  • Chasing the Green Fairy
    Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 4 a.m. by Jason Sheehan

    It should be enough that the Royal Peacock (see review, page 49) serves some of the best Indian food I've ever had. It should be enough that owner Shanti Awatramani is willing to ship that food to transplanted Coloradans in Washingt...

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    Thursday, June 1, 2006 at 4 a.m. by Jason Sheehan

    Laura staggers as we step through the double doors and into the Royal Peacock. She doesn't swoon, exactly, but there's not much in this world that can make her swoon. She misses her footing a little, and then a huge smile spreads ac...


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