Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen

4.6
68 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
With a culmination of cuisines from India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen boasts a menu of 100% halal cuisine, crafted by award-winning Chef Imran Ali Mookhi. In this eclectic eatery with an elegant vibe, guests can enjoy a range of dishes from more traditional, such as the Butter Chicken, to more creative dishes such as the Sloppy Khan, while sipping on a selection of craft non-alcoholic cocktails, like the Mango Mojito mocktail. *NOW OPEN FOR INDOOR DINING AT A LIMITED CAPACITY*

Safety precautions

Cleaning & Sanitizing
  • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
  • Common areas deep cleaned daily
  • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
  • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
Physical Distancing
  • Limited number of seated diners
  • Distancing maintained in common areas
  • Extra space between tables
Protective Equipment
  • Waitstaff wear masks
  • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
Screening
  • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
  • Staff temperature check required
What 68 people are saying
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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good food (as expected from the reviews), but also outstanding service and outstanding and fun presentation. Servers were attentive, but discreet, helpful in navigating the menu. The quality of the food was beyond reproach and all the items I tried had an original twist. The presentation was both classy, original and exciting and fun. There is no alcohol but that somehow does not detract from the experience and it is amply compensated by really good mocktails. Will go again until I try all the items on the menu!!

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mikel
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Went with two friends. Mixed and matched food

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vipmgirl
Los Angeles
31 reviews
Dined on October 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service will definitely be back

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DonaldM
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

First-rate food--excellent, imaginative dishes with some brilliant variations on Pakistani/Indian cuisine. They're a bit overwhelmed by their success, so the service could use improvement. The dining room is very loud; there are a few tables outside that are quiet and very pleasant. The dishes are surprisingly moderately priced, but the few steak items on the menu are highest quality wagyu beef in large size and priced very high, though quite reasonable in comparison to standard steak houses. If you can manage it, the tomahawk steak (for two) is not to be missed--delicious and perfectly cooked. For religious reasons, they don't serve alcohol, but the have very imaginative "mock"-tails. We'll be back frequently to work our way up and down the menu!

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall3food4service1ambience2

Terrible service, we waited one hour for our food

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Wolfworx
Central Coast
9 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience3

The food was amazing. The noise level may have had something to do with the screaming child that the parent wouldn’t try to quiet.
Service was slow and inconsistent. Although something tells me this wasn’t the norm.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience2

Exceptionally delicious food presented with care and forethought. Service was caring and care was taken not to interrupt our party’s conversation

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vipFloriceH
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on September 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Seems they were a little understaffed. Food was great.

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vipRobertM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food is excellent. Similar to Indian food, but with some variety. The ambiance is so-so. It is probably best as a take-out restaurant. Definitely worth a try.

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PatH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall3food3service3ambience3

Service was hit or miss. The server needed more training. The chicken curry was much too salty.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2021
Overall5food4service4ambience5

Fun experience.

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Guest
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food and service were excellent! Unfortunately the couple next to us was letting their toddler watch the baby shark video on the highest volume ever and on repeat for the first half hour. That's not the restaurant's fault. It's just inconsiderate parents. I have kids too, but I make sure the volume is reasonable if I let my kids use the phone or give them headphones so they do not disturb others.

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vipSTEPHANIE
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Overall it was as true to Afghan flavors as I could remember. The service was stellar and the head manager Stephanie was a 💎 gem.

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Chris
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

The food was fine, but definitely over-rated given the recent Michelin recognition. Our $90+ ribeye was over-cooked (requested medium-rare and it came out medium-well with no pink at all), ordered garlic naan and received plain naan, goat cheese kulcha had great potential except all the cheese was concentrated in about 1/4 of the naan. The sauces with the papadum were all excellent. The butter chicken was nice. The rice was undercooked.

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vipOCAnn
Orange County
53 reviews
Dined on September 18, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food was phenomenal and the staff were kind, instructive, professional and prompt. It was an overall great dining experience and one we’ll add to our regular rotation. Food was very flavourful, esp the smoked beef. Would highly recommend.

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KhalidB
1 review
Dined on September 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cuisine and ambiance! Very close to Indian/Pakistani food in top notch Indian food in London!

MB
vipMarcB
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and wonderful experience trying new, delicious dining options!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on September 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and hospitality! Food was delicious and so unique. Will definitely be coming back again soon!

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on September 12, 2021
Overall5food3service5ambience5

Their pani puri needs a sweet element like a tamarind chutney. Everything else was good.

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HaseebM
Seattle
2 reviews
Dined on August 28, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Good food, service and atmosphere. Food does take some time as it’s freshly made. Overall, would visit again.

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Allsmiles
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I pick up take out from here pretty often, took the fam for dine in this time, everything was a hit. Even the kids in the family happily ate the kebabs and naan. The curries are great but we love the BBQ items best along with any of the desserts. You really can't go wrong.

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vipLisa
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience5

Very cute decor, simple but appropriate for the dining experience. The waitress, I did not catch her name, was delightful teaching us about different foods that were on the menu and recommending things. Everything was great the only reason I gave it a four instead of a five was it’s very loud.

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vipJagP
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on August 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

What a gem in the heart of the Fullerton foodie scene! This desi craft kitchen has many items that are unique to the palette, yet remind you of your heritage. Love the freshness of the food! Only thing is there is no alcohol, however all the mocktails are outstanding! A must go to for indian food!

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KautherS
1 review
Dined on August 9, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

We went for our Anniversary dinner
Food was so delicious
We ordered stuffed Naan, sloppy khan,
Smoked kabab and kadai chicken.
Everything was great
We would definitely go there

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RahatK
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food is bomb! The naan is the best I ever had and I’ve had a lot of naan lol

The service was good, there was a few time it was hard to get a hold of our server but service was kind and welcoming.

I love the presentation of all the dishes, great job!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 25, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Fantastic food. Some of the best Indian food I’ve ever had (Northern

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OpenTable Diner
Las Vegas
1 review
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience3

I’m originally from South Asia so had high expectations. It was just ok in the end.

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AMcD
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on July 24, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We had a fantastic meal! I highly recommend the Smoked Salmon Kabob! We ordered Pani Puri, Smoked Salmon, Dal Bhukara, Bhindi Masala, Lamb Rogan Josh, and Garlic Naan.

All their drinks are Non-Alcoholic! They do offer some nice mocktails!

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OpenTable Diner
Vancouver
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

FINALLY we found the best restaurant serving our traditional food. Everything was amazing from service to food. Highly recommend there chicken biryani. We have already booked for next weekend. This place is going to our fav spot for sure.

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Saif
London
2 reviews
Dined on July 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and service. The best Pakistani restaurant around!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food with a beautiful and artistic presentation. Will definitely be back.

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BrazilNut
Orange County
36 reviews
Dined on July 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Food and drink were excellent. I’m hesitant to critique the wait staff responsiveness in an era where everyone is short-handed. Yes, I’ve had better and faster service, but I don’t know what the restaurant can or should do differently. I would go again and recommend to others—especially the Butter Chicken Curry!

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Jenn
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service, clean environment & friendly staff. An ultimate neighborhood gem !

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BruceM
1 review
Dined on June 29, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Well prepared Pakistani food in a clean modern setting.

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ASssss
1 review
Dined on June 11, 2021
Overall3food3service4ambience4

Food was decent. A bit over priced. Nice overall atmosphere.

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vipJagP
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This place is a Gem for desi food! Love the presentation of their food and always enjoy the ambiance! It is a must try when you are in the Fullerton area!! And of course don’t forget to order their mouth watering biryani and chocolate samosas!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on May 29, 2021
Overall3food3service2ambience3

Not what was to be expected based on the pictures posted.

FYI this is a non alchoholic dining experience - the mocktails are very delicious. Out of what was ordered the butter chicken was the best, and second best the curry shrimp.

Unfortunately Short staffed, long wait time for our food to be served. We had to ask for an additional drinks and flag down the waiter instead of being offered addition items/ drinks for the table. Establishment not following covid reccomdations or what is posted on Open Table regarding stated protocols.

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vipZubirE
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, atmosphere and service. Garlic naan was really amazing. The chicken dishes, smoked beef, smoked salmon -‘d desserts was all amazing. Highly recommended.

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

It was my first mother’s day! We drove an hour and thirty mins to celebrate this special occasion as we had heard about khan saab so much!!!
The food so nice, so creatively presented and loved how e everything had a story to tell! Loved the menu so much thought into it, I can read Urdu so Ioved it even more!
The non alcoholic bar was something so so attractive, we had three drinks and I feel they can be improved upon!
The food, we ordered sloppy khan, pani puri, cholay baturay, afghani kabob, beef kabob, naan and paratha. Also ordered gulab jamun and double ka tukda! We got some food to go as well for the next day since we drove so far! Ordered the biryani and nihari and everything was just fab! We also had chai and coffee!
It was just the two of us 😂 so you can imagine how much we ate!!! Aaahhh
The only thing was the service wasnt very efficient there was confusion in our order and that lead us to wait a lot! The people serving the food were good but waiting was not fun at all! Our drinks, food, dessert everything came late.
Another thing was the noise! Oh the noise it was too much, I would rethink the seating plan and maybe turn the music down!
Overall great stuff! So happy we went and enjoyed something so different and fun! I wish khan saab has a cafe in LA so we dont have to drive that far!!!
Recommend it 💯 they just need to improve on thr service and noise!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was AMAZING and the service was excellent! Will definitely be going again!

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen using the Order Online button. Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 853-1081.

Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 68 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.