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Helmed by brothers Sandeep and Jagdeep Kambo, Royal India represents the best of two worlds?fine dining and homecooked cuisine. Made-to-order naan, mint chutney, and a decadent tomato tikka masala sauce?which Fodor's summed up in one word: "smoky"?all come from mother Kambo, as do the rest of the menu's authentic Indian specialties and the kitchen's heirloom spoon. Paired with the Market Street location's 125-seat dining room and dazzling indoor waterfall, and it's no wonder Royal India's cuisine has nabbed a top-five ranking in the Best Indian category of San Diego A-List for five years running. What?s more, the spot features an ornate, hand-carved bar, where mixologists craft refreshing Indian mojitos and mango martinis?drinks that rival the kitchen's decadent desserts of mango mousse and spiced rice pudding.