I did not see a story about this on WSB so thought I would share information with everyone else.
The Royal India Grill now has new owners. The transition happened about a month ago or a little longer than a month.
Sonny and his father (original owners) informed me on their last day they were returning to India for 6 month or longer, so they had to sell the business.
Dave and his spouse are the new owners and let me tell you, they have improved the food a lot. Was good before, don't get me wrong, but the new cooks are amazing.
Everything from chicken to na'an is cooked in a firewood tandoor for original Indian flavor. The butter chicken is beyond good! First bite and you can taste the wood/smoky flavor in the meat.
I have had Indian in several big cities and the butter chicken blew me away. The chicken tikka masala is also extra-good!
From what I was told by the new owners they also deliver within a 4 - 5 mile radius of their Admiral location.
According the new owners they moved to Seattle from Phoenix, AZ after running one of the top rated Indian resturants for 20 years and I don't doubt it for a second.
Dave has told me they are keeping the same menu for now, but will be making some changes in the coming months. They are a great group of people, so I encourage all who have not made their way in to please do so. You won't regret it.