Cafe Royale

6511 University Ave, San Diego
(619) 795-0995

Recent Reviews

Damnjan Stojkanovic

Goat plate for 19 bucks was really big and tasty, rice was the best ever. This is what I needed after my

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5


Not sure why this place is taking up space in a shopping center. It CLOSED more than it is "open". Looks more like a coffee shop then a restaurant!

Atmosphere: 1

Food: 1

Service: 1

Christopher Burt

The food was great and atmosphere too. It was great to be at a place that’s so authentic. Had the lamb and my friends had a chicken plate. The portion is awesome.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Chicken Suqaar Royale, Goat Plate

Khepri Martinez

Cafe Royale had some of the best goat meat dish I've had in a while. Fork tender with some flavorful rice green bell pepper and onion. Their red and green salsa's were amazing, the green one felt right at home with a very pleasant spice level yet still having very complex flavor's. The red salsa was sweeter and was a nice palate cleanser for the dish. The staff was pleasant and welcoming with a nice price point for the amount of food. This might be the new spot!

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5


Despite ongoing renovations, Cafe Royale offers amazing food that surpasses expectations. The menu is diverse, flavors are exceptional, and the staff provides attentive service. Don't miss out on this culinary gem, even during their renovation period.

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Chicken Suqaar Royale, Tandoori Chicken, Sambusa, Chicken Kebab and Beef Kebab

Dylan Zayas

Amazing service, food selection and quality was spectacular. Definitely going back.

Atmosphere: 5

Food: 5

Service: 5

Recommended dishes: Tandoori Chicken

Ss Ibrahim

Excellent customer service + best food in the city. Can’t beat it!!

Asma mohamud

Cafe Royale is an excellent choice for anyone looking for authentic Somali cuisine that is zabiha halal certified. Their chicken tenders are a must-try and packed with flavor, while the goat meat and beef suqaar are equally delicious. The portions are generous, and the service is excellent, making for a great dining experience. It's reassuring to know that all of their food is prepared according to halal guidelines, making it a great choice for those who adhere to a halal diet. Highly recommend Cafe Royale for anyone looking for delicious Somali cuisine with excellent service.

Ahmed Ali

I recently visited Cafe Royale with a group of friends and was blown away by the service and food quality. From the moment we walked in, the staff was attentive and welcoming, making us feel right at home. The portions were generous and perfect for sharing, which made for a great dining experience with my friends.I ordered the goat meat and chicken tandoori, which are my go-to dishes, and they did not disappoint. The flavors were perfectly balanced and the meat was tender and juicy. My friends also enjoyed their meals, and we all agreed that the food was exceptional.Overall, I would highly recommend Cafe Royale to anyone looking for delicious Indian cuisine and great service. The portions are generous and perfect for sharing, making it a great spot for groups or a night out with friends. I will definitely be coming back to try more of their dishes!

Ralph L. Burns

This place has great food at good prices. You will not be disappointed if you Trey it. I had the chicken sandwich. Authentic flavors and lots of food. Well worth the trip.

Qasim Idrees

Ordered Sambusa, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Goat Feast Royale. Everything was extremely delicious. Excellent customer service and Excellent food quality. The portions were huge. All the meat is Zabihah halal; one of the few restaurants in San Diego to serve Zabihah halal meat. Sorry couldn’t take the picture because food was too good and I was too hungry. Haven’t had food like this in a while. The owners are also very nice and the brother is very humble.

yahya sattar

Ordered Sambusa, Sweet and Sour Chicken and Goat Feast Royale. Everything was extremely delicious. Excellent costumer service. Excellent quality. Excellent portion ??

Ziad Ahmed

For those visiting or near San Diego.Cafe Royal near masjid Ribat is a hidden gem. I came from the Bay Area and heard that I had to check this place outThe Somali food and even American cuisine they provide is so good Allahuma barikWe got different items, chicken plate, lamb shank, mixed meat, and goat plate and then even their Buffalo fries (which was so good man, four guys ate from it as an appetizer)The staff is so courteous and was consistently checking up on us and I have to recommend themThe environment is really good and the food is super fresh as wellThe owner mentioned they are on DoorDash (or process of getting onto the platform) and is close to San Diego university so a great spot for studentsWill definitely be back إن شاء الله whenever I visit San Diego


This is a really cool spot. Nice food, very cool staff.Thrilled with the services here.Mohamed really took care of me.I loved the Barbecue Chicken 11/10 ???Definitely coming back for it!? recommended ☺️.

Najma S

Amazing service, delicious food! 100% recommend Mashallah!

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