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Indian Cuisine by Michelin Star Chef Mural - CaliChilli, Long Beach, CA

CaliChilli

4.6
4.6
61 Reviews
$31 to $50
Indian
Chef Mural Manjunath has received four consecutive Michelin stars for his modern take on Indian cuisine. He took an innovative approach by blending traditional Indian flavors with Southeast Asian cuisine to deliver a truly unique experience. At Cali Chilli, we hope to bring you a similar experience through an Indian twist on traditional American dishes.
Located across Heartwell Park in Viking Way, a few blocks from Carson & Bellflower Blvd Cali Chilli boasts intimate and cozy seating, and some outdoor seating to enjoy the weather, perfect for any occasion.
Butter Chicken Pot Pie, Chef Mural's take on traditional Butter Chicken, Vindaloo, Chef's Signature cut filet mignon are among the favorites.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Californian, Barbecue

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (562) 354-6644

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

What 61 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.6Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 4.2Value

NoiseModerate

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  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Fit for Foodies

  • Long Beach / Catalina

    Neighborhood Gem

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  1. SP

    SamP

    Milwaukee

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent Indian fusion food. The best Indian food I have had in town.
  2. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    3.0

    3 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food5service4ambience5
    Food is REALLY good. But it is just TOO expensive for anything other than a special occasion. 2 people, 2 entrees, 1 rice, 1 nan, and only 1 non alcoholic drink, $80 (just under $100 including tip). Service was friendly, and the decor is really nice. But honestly, the food is not that much better than other Indian restaurants that are MUCH more affordable, the food quality or taste, although really good… does not warrant these prices compared to other area restaurants.
  3. AK

    AllieK

    New England

    7 reviews

    3.0

    7 reviews

    Dined 5 days ago

    overall3food3service3ambience3
    We were disappointed w/ no alcohol options at all. The food was all very spicy with not many options of mon spicy food, so it wasn’t a good choice with our kid. I understand it’s an Indian fusion restaurant and don’t get me wrong, some items were good but we prefer traditional Indian fare to this restaurant.
  4. f

    foodie

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Food’s good, but they seemed understaffed. Staff is also nice but not professional with managing timing and reservation. My party and a few other parties were waiting for their reserved tables. It may be helpful to inform guests without reservations that they have the table until “x” time, so people with reservations don’t have to wait for their tables for 30 minutes.
  5. S

    Sandranp

    Orange County

    14 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    We decided to try this tiny new little restaurant that humbly advertised as having a Michelin star chef cooking up “unauthentic Indian food.” Our reservations were at 5 PM on a warm Saturday evening and there was already a small crowd waiting to get in. They’ve only been open a few months and still do not have their liquor license yet but the bar was inviting. A wall of mirrors with brass piping accenting the glasses with a soft hot pink under lighting in the seating area. Dining tables are moderately close together but this just leads to conversation with other guests. There is a small area outside on the sidewalk bordered by raised garden beds that they referred to as the garden area for dining as well. The menu offers small plates, large plates, Entrées from the clay oven and sides. The dishes are very interesting to include the typical meats of chicken, shrimp, beef and lamb in various sauces including the infamous curry. I am not a fan of hot spicy and all my dishes had just the right amount of temperature for my palate. You could easily have fun with two or more people ordering small plates and sampling an array of the interesting dishes the chef prepares. The only negative we experienced was that the three of us each got our main course at different times with mine being the last, having to wait approximately 20 minutes after my friend was first served. No doubt due to growing pains from being a newly opened restaurant. The staff remained friendly and comped my entrée as a thank you to me for having to wait so long….. a good business move. I will definitely be returning, hopefully when they have their liquor license, and enjoy a drink and small plates at the inviting bar. I wish this gem of a restaurant the best of luck.
  6. BB

    BrendaB

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 24, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious! The ambience is great. Family style portions.
  7. K

    Kathyrine

    Los Angeles

    11 reviews

    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on September 23, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Very fun, inventive restaurant. The food was extremely yummy and prepared and presented beautifully.
  8. S

    Steffan

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Layers of flavor delicious. The buttered chicken pot pie the curry inside is Excellent.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have gone to dinner and brunch…food is outstanding. Service excellent. No complaints. This is our new favorite eatery
  10. P

    Priyanka

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 15, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience3
    Food meets expectations. Portion size is good for the price. Service is great. Will definitely visit this place again
  11. J

    John33

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on September 11, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    The food here is excellent. They're hoping to have their liquor license soon and I'm sure it'll become a very popular spot. I think they should get rid of the TVs. It gives the place a sports bar vibe and I feel like the focus should be on just being the really great restaurant, but that's a minor criticism. Don't let yourself miss the food. It's really good and well done.
  12. SC

    StevenC

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Very nice interior. It was a hot day and it seemed almost too warm inside. The large plates can be split, as we were told, but not all entrees split easily, especially a large lamb shank. Nonetheless, the food was delicious.
  13. 2

    2014

    Orange County

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative and wonderful food
  14. h

    hhs123

    Denver

    25 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    25 reviews

    Dined on September 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Best meal I have had in Long Beach. Outstanding flavors, unique presentations!!! The delay in obtaining a liquor license did not impact the experience, which mean it will only be even better when that happens.
  15. s

    s2smith

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Exceptional service and very inventive and delicious food. Looking forward to going back.
  16. GW

    GeanineW05

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 2, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    CaliChilli was an AWESOME experience! The food is amazing, presentation was super cool and employees were kind, helpful, knowledgeable and professional but also felt like you were friends with them! I felt very welcomed there. The ambiance was lovely. Dim lighting, great for date night! Super retro cute inside. The bar is pretty. Definitely would go back!!
  17. KN

    KimN

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 30, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Arrived and met the manager and he was so very friendly and informative. I very much enjoyed hearing about the chef and incredible menu! Stephanie was our waitress and she was fabulous. This was my friends first time at CaliChilli and she helped us plan a wonderful family style lunch with great insight in what would be best for us. We are already planning an event in the near future! Everything we ate was super delicious with such depth of flavor. What a new treasure in our area! Bravo!!!!
  18. B

    Bobby

    Charlotte

    12 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 29, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Great for americans that expect a twist in indian food. Drive a few miles, you get authentica indian. The fries need improvement. Naan was awesome. Cauliflower fritters were good too. Just dont expect authentic indian. If you’re up for it then this is the place to go. No liquor yet, so didnt feel like going all the way.
  19. JE

    JohnE

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 28, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Excellent service; excellent food! What more could you ask for?
  20. 5

    562trvlr

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Delicious food, great presentation, a wonderful dining experience.
  21. F

    Francois

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 27, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    A newer restaurant in a location where you wouldn’t expect it. We tried to get in a few weeks ago, they were fully booked. Today we had a reservation and we recommend you make a reservation unless you have a back-up plan - you are gonna need it. The bar looks great and the glasses are patiently waiting for the restaurant to get its liquor license. They should have it soon. The food is Indian, but not like the traditional Indian you may be accustomed to. The food smells great, the presentation is awesome and it is delicious. A great place to celebrate as the food will very much enhance your experience. And later, the drinks will too. This place is a winner.
  22. P

    Priya

    New England

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food presentation was excellent. The pani Puri poppers were great too, mainly with the sweet chutney and the yoghurt one. The mango one doesn’t go well with pani Puri. The paneer pesto was so so good, perfection! The biryani was excellent as well again with great presentation. Paneer butter masala was okay, would skip it. The service was great.
  23. CT

    ChiTown

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 21, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Amazing food, creative and delicious menu. Loved everything we got - lassi, biryani, wings, lobster tail in curry sauce. Will be back soon.
  24. LA

    LAfoodie

    Los Angeles

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on August 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    CaliChilli is a hidden gem! The service was great and food was delicious. They were accommodating and helpful in deciding what to try! We tried the cauliflower fritters, garlic stuffed naan, pani puri poppers, truffle chicken tikka, butter chicken pot pie and the short ribs. Everything was incredible! They don’t have a liquor license yet so keep that in mind.
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food. No liquor. Great service. I’ll be back
  26. LW

    LeslieW

    Los Angeles

    12 reviews

    3.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on August 14, 2022

    overall3food3service3ambience4
    Was excited to try this place I saw on Eater since I like Indian food and the idea of "modern Indian with a twist" sounded cool! Plus it's a collaboration with a Michelin starred chef! Came from Pasadena to Long Beach and dragged along 5 friends (Indian always better when you can share and try more dishes). Have to say that the food was only okay and the twists didn't really do anything but make them insta-worthy. From the outside the place doesn't look like much but the inside was nice. It has only been open 2 months and it doesn't have its liquor license yet...glad I tried it but makes me wish Akbar would hurry up and reopen in Pasadena.
  27. CV

    ChiragV

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Creative food, especially the pani puri and great service, definitely recommend it
  28. LC

    LyndaC

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 8, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We thoroughly enjoyed our visit. The food was very good.
  29. RC

    RosaC

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This was deeeeeeeeeeelicious!!! OMG! We gathered to celebrate my friends birthday. It was going to be our friend, birthday girl, me, and my partner. I had a reservation 4 set for over a week. The day of my partners sister needed company so I tried to add another to the reservation on Open Table and it wouldn't let me. That was annoying. I informed the restaurant when we arrived that we had one more joining us. They were excellent in accommodating us. Food is delicious! There were 5 of us and we ate family style. We ordered a total of 5 small and large plates plus 2 desserts and 2 nonalcoholic drinks. It was just over $200. I think that's affordable I was expecting $300 plus. We left stuffed, completely satisfied, and not only were we happy but our taste buds were dancing a jig. One bad thing, but it isn't their fault and it's temporary. They don't have their liquor license yet. I would have liked to leave all toasty too. Lol. Our waiter...Tyler(?) I'm the worst with names. Sorry if that isn't your name. Young masculine person with a great personality, funny, and super accommodating. He gave great recommendations. I was having a great time reading the disparaging remarks on Yelp. I think it was one user. I was laughing because our experience is no where near what she was describing. Seemed personal to me. Just sayin'. Will return and enjoy a second plus time. Cheers!
  30. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall3food4service3ambience5
    Arrived at 6:20 for our 6:15 reservation. We stood at the front for a few minutes- the woman acknowledged us, went to to the back to check us in and didn’t come back for a while. Another gentleman said they were running behind, the first woman came back and said we could sit at bar and wait with water. Another couple that came in at 6:30 were sat at a large table - that would have accommodated our party of 3. When I asked it, I was told that Open Table assigns the tables. Very confused about how a couple with a 6:30 reservation that came in after us, was sat before us! I wasn’t aware Open Table assigned tables! We waited for 35 minutes and we’re finally sat around 7pm. The food was good, we eat out frequently- but it was expensive! It was over $40 for 4 tiny bites of Sea Bass with no sides or veggies. The chicken wings were good, everything else was pretty tasty, but slightly over salted! Would not go back again.
  31. F

    Foodie91011

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food! Worth coming down to Long Beach for this meal.
  32. SR

    SupR

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 6, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Had the Vindaloo, was fantastic. Service was good, no problems, just remember that large dishes are meant to be split.
  33. DR

    DamianR

    Las Vegas

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on August 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food and service were excellent. One of the top 3 restaurants in Long Beach.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on August 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We were interested in Cali Chilli because we heard that a Michelin Chef was working there, right in our town of (Northeast)Long Beach; it was awesome! The location is in Parkview, near Heartwell Park in what felt like a cute little town we hasn’t been to before, with easy free street parking. Our appetizer meal was fantastic! We started with Poppers which were juice shooters poured into a crispy bubble of flavorful dough, and were tasty. The cauliflower fritters were crisply fried and yummy. The main meal was even better with large sized sharable entrees! Butter Chicken pot pie, and Dumbrezzie were both delic! It was a birthday, and they served a very celebratory death by chocolate fudge cake - compete with “happy birthday” and a candle… So nice! Would definitely recommend! Get reservations! No alcohol yet - awaiting liquor license.
  35. VC

    ValerieC

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Tried this place for the first time and was very impressed! Lobster was perfectly cooked and delicious! Cauliflower was crispy and tasty. BEST chocolate molten cake ever!!
  36. AS

    AndrewS

    Orange County

    49 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great, fun, brunch menu. Really good service. Unique little place in a unique little place (Lakewood Village). Definitely coming back for dinner.
  37. S

    Saturday

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    Great new restaurant in Long Beach. Food selection and flavors amazing.
  38. EM

    ElizabethM

    Los Angeles

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Incredible food. So thrilled to have this gem in Long Beach!
  39. L

    Linda

    Exclusive

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was excellent. Great mix of choices. Can't wait to go back and try something new.
  40. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on July 28, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Overall, while the service was somewhat lacking and the ambiance a bit confusing, the food was delicious and full of rich, bold yet nuanced flavors. They seemed short staffed at lunch so service was slow to acknowledge us when we arrived and in taking our food and drink order. Since they are fairly new I expect over time they will iron out these small issues. The food seemed to take a little longer than you would expect for lunch but the restaurant has fine cuisine aspirations so the wait was not out-of-line with fine dining. The two dishes we had were flavorful, well prepared and for the most part, fairly well presented. Cali Chilli definitely sets the bar for fusion Indian cuisine in Long Beach and quite possibly Southern California. The place has gotten well-deserved raves for their food. I can’t wait to return to sample other dishes and see how it evolves over time.

FAQs

CaliChilli is rated 4.6 stars by 61 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 8 times today
Google Map for CaliChilli

4111 N Viking Way, Long Beach, CA 90808-1403

Dining areas

Additional information

  • Neighborhood

    Long Beach

  • Hours of operation

    Tue–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Tue–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:00 pm Fri, Sat 5:00 pm–10:00 pm Sat, Sun 10:00 am–2:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Californian, Barbecue

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    None

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