Royal Khyber

4.6
430 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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Good Vegetarian Options
Royal Khyber ............ A Journey for your palate and mind. The art of Indian cookery lies NOT in high spicing but in the delicacy of spicing. Indian cuisine is universally known for its distinctive flavorings. It was in fact the lure of these spices which first brought the British and the French, the Dutch and the Portuguese to the Indian coast. It is the use of selected spices in a particular manner (whole spices, ground and or spice blends) to bring out the dormant flavors of a dish, which is the real art, practiced by the experienced chefs in the Royal Khyber kitchen.



Royal Khyber is a Fine Indian Cuisine Restaurant, located in South Coast Plaza Village (across from Nordstrom).

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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
  • Contactless payment available
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
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vipLuis
Los Angeles
39 reviews
Dined 3 days ago
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great location with lots of parking and large restaurant. Nice decor and full bar. Comfortable ambiance for casual and special dining. Good variety of food and appetizers. Tandoori was delicious. Fried cauliflower was amazing appetizer. Lamb dish had great flavor and was super soft

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vipMeenaB
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on October 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service in a nice outdoor patio setting.

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vipGabrielle
Cleveland
45 reviews
Dined on October 1, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What a lovely restaurant!! We love Indian food and this was such a treat. The dining room is beautiful, the service was exceptional and so was the food. We will be back!! Happy to have made this new discovery!!

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Garyg
Orange County
1 review
Dined on September 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Consistently great food. My favorite Indian restaurant of all time

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TimnHolli
Nashville
2 reviews
Dined on September 10, 2021
Overall3food4service3ambience2

Little slow to greet us with very few people in the restaurant. Food was decent. Naan was very good.

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Christiane
Orange County
83 reviews
Dined on August 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Food was delicious! We had the vegetarian snack platter, Khyber's Nectar, Butter Chicken, Eggplant Ka Bharta, Tandoori Chicken, rice and naan. All were excellent but the star was the Khyber's Nectar. The lamb fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. The accompanying sauce was rich & flavorful. We ate outside so the food got cold rather quickly and the table next to us were diners from another restaurant and they talked loudly. Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable dinner. We finished with a rice pudding, which was a very nice palate cleanser.

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EmmmanuelD
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Nothing to complain about. Everything was great - food and service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
29 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The best and one of the most elegant Indian restaurants. Being of Indian heritage, this doesn’t happen often or easily. The lamb shank is delightful. Will definitely go back.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent North Indian food, probably the best in Orange County, served in a beautiful outdoor patio. Service was prompt and attentive.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on August 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great place for my team and the Indian team members loved the food. Great service!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on July 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food& excellent service!!

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Foodie
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 22, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food is awesome, not too spicy . The service was exceptional, smiling faces to greet you. We enjoyed our lunch .

JM
vipJoeM
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on July 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Very attentive service by Ali.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Very nice experience with friends, delicious food, but a bit overpriced. I was hoping that the meals would include side dishes (i.e rice, salad), but those items are separate and adds to the already high price. Ambiance is nice, not over crowded, clean in dining area, restrooms not so much. No paper towels to dry hands either. Overall, good, just not great.

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caeg
Orange County
49 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Food was delicious as always. Menu is a little more limited than in the past but still delicious! Service and atmosphere are both excellent!

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vipSoCal
Orange County
43 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food in SoCal as always!!

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vipSuper
Orange County
69 reviews
Dined on June 20, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good Indian food buffet, relaxing atmosphere and good service.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on June 18, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding as per usual! The fish malabar is an absolute must have! Friendly & efficient staff! Truly an experience to dine in.

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WayneH
1 review
Dined on June 16, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have been blessed to have travelled to 35 different countries, including India. I have live in the Middle East and have never enjoyed an Indian restaurant as much as I enjoy Royal Khyber. It is the typicity, to borrow a wine word, of Indian cuisine - just a culinary delight. Service is sublime, ambiance perfect, and the food is so well prepared - I cannot say enough. Everyone should experience Royal Khyber in their lifetimes. It is the benchmark in Indian cuisine!

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MaryJ
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Good quality meat & Very tasty dishes. My friend usually gets stomach issues with Indian food but not here :) would definitely go back again.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
12 reviews
Dined on June 3, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great, like always! Thanks Ali and Norma!

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Jenn
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on June 2, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

Four shrimp in my dish for $28…that was a let down. However the service was impeccable so it made the evening very enjoyable!

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vipggg4061
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall4food5service3ambience4

Great food!!!
Service quite slow. The gentleman owner, I guess, was trying SO hard. Probably hart times trying to recover and wind up after COVIS restrictions.
Will certainly return for the great food.

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Garyg
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on May 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Every dish was exceptional. The depth of flavors was amazing. Truly one of the best Indian restaurants around.

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AshuV
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Great dinner & Aliji the BEST as always! Miss Chaat_Papdi so the 4 stars next to Food!

Cheers 🥂

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MarkT
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 25, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Visiting from out of town this restaurant has the best Indian cuisine from various regions of India

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PrakashN
Orange County
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2021
Overall3food2service4ambience4

I made resevation on ooen table one day before for our anniversary dinner
When we arrived they had no information as they were " off line"

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OpenTable Diner
Birmingham
4 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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vipLisa
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was great to see that all of their indoor tables were full and the outdoor tables were half full. The service and food are always fabulous with Ali in charge.

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OpenTable Diner
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Wonderful place for Mother’s Day. I do dad find it odd that they charged for rice and naan

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2021
Overall4food3service5ambience5

The service was great as usual, but the food fell short of what we were used to before the pandemic. The magical blend of spices was not there, and this is what set their food apart from all the rest of Indian food restaurants. We will try it one more time to see if this continues to be a disappointment.

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vipAdyM
Orange County
26 reviews
Dined on May 8, 2021
Overall3food2service2ambience3

I have never had such bland Indian food. We were a party at four and not one of us cared for the food food because it was so bland. When we ordered our entrees iafter having sampled the appetizers we requested to please increase the spices.
What we got we’re bland entrées with a little bowl of chopped red peppers and oil. Really?
We also found the service to be lacking
Perhaps it was just an off night, but there are far better Indian restaurants in orange county and we won’t be coming back.

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vipmary
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on April 27, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful attentive service, delicious sauce on the Malabar salmon! My husband really liked his Tikka Masala & the Naan bread & basmati rice are so good!!!

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vipantboy
San Diego
8 reviews
Dined on April 7, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The Indian cuisine at the Royal Khyber is unsurpassed in my personal experience and they adjust carefully to each diner's ability to handle and enjoy spicy food. Service is attentive and unintrusive.

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AshuV
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on March 20, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Love, 💕 love love going here! And taking business acquantices, friends, & family as well!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
62 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first time at the restaurant. We benefited greatly from the input of our server. The food was excellent. I'll be back.

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JimD
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 13, 2021
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great restaurant tucked away in the Village by South Coast Plaza.

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KatieT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Everything we ate was delicious. The service was just as good. Every suggestion was perfect and we enjoyed dishes we had never tried before. It was elegant, and quiet, yet very comfortable for our family with a 6 year old. They have a great variety of gluten free options and a lovely wine list. They also have great cocktails but we didn't know at first because they are on a seperate menu. Probably just during covid paper menu times.
We look forward to our next visit!

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PeterD
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2021
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Their Lamb Shank is great, tender and juicy. The Lamb vindaloo was also great. I had the very spicy and it was VERY SPICY! I loved it that way. The eggplant appetizer was the star of the show! This is a great place for vegetarians.

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vipJade
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on February 26, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good.

FAQs

Royal Khyber does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Royal Khyber also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 436-1010.

Royal Khyber is rated 4.6 stars by 430 OpenTable diners.

Royal Khyber does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/93Z3K17ZBXW67/order.

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.

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