Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen

4.4
91 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 91 people are saying
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Karisma
1 review
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

In a word, Khan Saab is flavorful. It has a great mix of spice and ambience. Take the smoked salmon kabob for example. First, I've never had salmon kabob before, so trying it would be a treat. The dish was quite succulent and tasty. When the server brought it out, the salmon was under a glass dome, but all you could see was smoke. As the dome was lifted, the smoke wafted near us, giving a preview of the flavors ahead,

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MatthewH
1 review
Dined 6 days ago
Overall2food2service2ambience3

This is not Indian food. The poppadoms, the most basic of Indian foods, were not fully cooked. They were excessively oily. The sauces were not true chutneys.

Surprisingly they do not sell any alcohol and this is mot a children’s restaurant. The drinks are overpriced and were not served cold.

Portions are ridiculous, either far too little or far too much. Very dry, little sauce, but level of spices is good.

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BasilL
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service and great food. We got there and the hostess made sure we got good seats. The food was incredible! Great naan, karahi, and nehari. I also enjoyed the Goat cheese kulchas. The chocolate samosa is a great, great dessert to cap off a decadent Pakistani meal.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 9, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Birthday girls lunch

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2022
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Absolutely amazing experience. The staff are super attentive and sweet! I’ve been here a couple times and each time my experience gets better and better. Delicious food, Great service

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PaulB
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The food was good. We had khan chicken biryani with nan and salmon tikka along with Afghan kabob.Will surely be visiting again.

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AsifH
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

My wife and I went for the steak. It was less than expected, considering the price. The rest of the menu was reasonably priced and the taste was good. Will I go back, yes. Will I order steak, no.

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vipShahidL
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience3

Good food plus an interesting experience - presentation of the food was amongst the most creative I’ve encountered in south Asian restaurants. Service was definitely the best amongst the many Indian/Pakistani restaurants I’ve been to around the country. Will definitely go again.

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MarkG
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was great, and had very good food recommendations. Food was delicious and the place had a nice vibe to it. I will definitely go back!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and everything recommend was amazing.

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vipJayN
Edinburgh
29 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

Heard a lot about this place but truly the food is very marginal.

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PaulC
Chicago
4 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Very good food, service was nice. Atmosphere was simple and we dined very early so there wasn't a vibe at 5:30

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vipDine4fun
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on November 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was great

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on November 24, 2021
Overall3food2service3ambience4

Lamb meat was smelly. I will stick to ordering chicken. Biryani was very spicy.

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vipsonge
Portland
16 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was delicious. We enjoyed the lamb chops, chicken karahi, and prawn curry the most.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
13 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2021
Overall4food4service1ambience3

Great food - hostess wasn’t as friendly.. didn’t even care we had reservations and we waited another 15 min.. as they just wanted to seat us outside where no one was.. then service was really slow.. I mean over all she was good but it was slow - food was great.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Hidden Gem in downtown Fullerton. Great food. Nice ambiance. The only thing that wasn’t the best was service was a little slow. Otherwise it was amazing. 9/10

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on October 26, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience5

The food was absolutely fantastic. The mock-tails are great as are the selection of 0% beer for those who wish the taste of alcohol beverages without the actual alcohol. The only problem that I found was that the service took quite a long time and was a little chaotic although there were enough servers.

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vipSusanA
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on October 25, 2021
Overall5food5service3ambience3

We are fortunate to have this gem in our own backyard. Khan Saab is a staple in our weekly restaurant circuit. Congratulations on your recognition by Michelin!

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SyedQ
1 review
Dined on October 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Litrally best of the best. Pure taste like back home.
Service 100%
Taste 200%

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BenP
London
1 review
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Probably one of the worst dining experiences I’ve ever had.

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vipJemonfu
Hawaii
52 reviews
Dined on October 15, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant was recommended to us by our neighbors. We are so glad we went. We don’t usually invite friends to a restaurant without going first, but made an exception in this case as it was highly touted to us. It certainly didn’t disappoint. I can’t remember the last meal that I had that was this good. The service was outstanding, the food was memorable. All in all we are so glad we went and will be returning again soon

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OpenTable Diner
Detroit
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2021
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
7 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
3 reviews
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
Los Angeles
56 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!

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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!

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 4.4 stars by 91 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.