Royal Khyber

4.8
294 reviews
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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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Los Angeles
91 reviews
Dined 4 days ago
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had great service and wonderful flavors in our dinner. Tandoori cooked meats, chicken, lamb, salmon, and shrimp was great to share. Staff was atentative to our needs. We will come back again.

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CP
San Diego
4 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I have been a huge fan since they were over off Jamboree over 25 years. The food and the warm, friendly make it a favorite place to go!!

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c
Orange County
37 reviews
Dined on January 9, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food is always good and consistent. Waiters are attentive but not intrusive. Always a great experience!

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BB
Orange County
35 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

If you've not had Indian food that loudly rang your bell, you need to visit Royal Khyber to experience the real deal. Excuisitely prepared, perfectly enhanced with appropriate and authentic spices, this will likely make you understand just how exotic and delicious the Indian cuisine should be. We've enjoyed their excellence over thirty years, and in 3 locations, and never been disappointed with any of the dishes we've ordered. Staff is always attentive, informative and gracious, and we'll be back for more great dining. You need to add this to your "must-visit" list, trust me. Thank you Royal Khyber!

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n
Orange County
143 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My wife and I have eaten at this restaurant on several occasions and have found it to be the best Indian food place around. I would recommend this restaurant to those who really like good quality Indian food. The kofka vegetable balls are outstanding as well as the lamb shank.

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RW
1 review
Dined on December 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Royal Khyber continues to please us every time I go to dinner there.

I have been going to this restaurant for over 15 years. It is far and away the best Indian cuisine in Southern California. The restaurant atmosphere is very cozy and comfortable and the staff is always very cordial and attentive to all of its customers.

If you want the best of curry and spice and "everything nice", then I recommend anyone to treat themselves to a visit to Royal Khyber.

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CS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on December 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Nice low light place. Great food and ambiance

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This is a great place to a lunch, dinner and especially Sunday brunch. The food is fantastic and the service is marvelous.

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MK
Los Angeles
52 reviews
Dined on December 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Enjoyed Royal Khyber a lot. We started with eggplant fritters (actually fried thin slices). Had spinach with paneer, lamb curry and basil coconut chicken. All were tasty. Good service as well

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c
Orange County
114 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Our favorite spot in OC for delicious Indian food with great food and service that is second to none. Love this place and people who work there. Very festive time of year with all the pretty decorations. Great job RK.

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Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on November 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My family and I came here for Sunday Brunch. The food was amazing but the customer service is exceptional.

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a
Orange County
24 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Wonderful food and service as always. Royal Khyber never disappoints.

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CT
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Such good food. Always. I took a group of mostly 80+ year olds who had little knowledge of Indian food. I did the ordering, having been to RK many times. My friends all raved. Great dinner and evening.

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Chicago
49 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We had a very positive experience at Royal Khyber and would recommend the restaurant for high quality indian cuisine. Sunil, our waiter was exceptional and made the experience really worthwhile as we were celebrating my mom's good health and life of 85 years. The menu was extensive and some items were creative. We were worried as we had driven up from San Diego for this restaurant as San Diego is pits for quality Indian restaurants.

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NK
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The service is impeccable. Food is amazing and the drink choices are great.

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SG
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on October 14, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always outstanding food and service! Large buffet selection of delicious offerings.

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MV
1 review
Dined on October 9, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 5

Excellent tasting, the lunch entrée is a little small.

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OT
San Diego
11 reviews
Dined on October 8, 2018
Overall 5food 3service 5ambience 5

Excellent service

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Orange County
27 reviews
Dined on September 30, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

We love Royal Khyber but they have changed the Goan Prawn and need to change it back to the original way. The new way is not anywhere near as good.

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C
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

My only issue with the Saturday lunch was that all in my party had leftovers of their main course and they don’t permit you to bring that home. While I see some patrons could possibly abuse this courtesy I hope most wouldn’t. It was just difficult for me to think of all that food being just thrown away especially in present times. I will probably just not order the main course as the appetizers were delicious and plentiful.

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c
Orange County
114 reviews
Dined on September 15, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Chicken Madras made to perfection. This is the only Indian restaurant I've been to where the chef truly knows how to cook this delicacy. On top of that Ali made this a fun night as he always does. Thank you RK.

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DW
Orange County
9 reviews
Dined on September 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love this restaurant. I have followed them for over thirty years. The quality is never compromised. I always feel welcome and comfortable there.

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WH
1 review
Dined on August 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always we had a fantastic time. Ali was as wonderful as always and our 4 new guests raves about everything.

Go and have a fantastic night out - you won’t regret it.

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HH
Orange County
1 review
Dined on August 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Always a pleasure to dine here. Followed our waiter's recommendations and very pleased.

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c
Orange County
38 reviews
Dined on August 1, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I am never disappointed visiting the Royal Khyber. The food is always outstanding and the service top-notch. I love their vegetarian dishes and their main courses are always flavorful and well done.

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OT
New York Area
4 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Ambience nice . Food tasty . Service above normal . Portions a bit small for price.

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c
Orange County
114 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Royal Khyber has been my favorite for years and always will be. Ali, and the gang really do care about your dining experience. If any dish is not the way you like it they will gladly request another from the Chef. Truly a welcoming and friendly place to eat along with some of the best Chicken Madras in maybe the whole So Cal.

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C
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

We had a lovely evening at Royal Khyber.

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OT
1 review
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Very attentive staff, my favorite Indian restaurant in OC!

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R
Orange County
22 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

We went to Royal Kuyber today at 12:30 p.m. We were turned away due to my being accompanied by my Licensed Service Dog. The Federal Government clearly states that a Licensed Service Dog may accompany it's owner anywhere I go. We explained this to a Mr. Ali and he refused to allow us to be in restaurant. I am reporting the Royal Kuyber to the Federal Government and they will take the legal steps necessary to penalize this disobedience of the Federal Law.

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n
New York Area
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Fabulous restaurant, good spicy food and great service. Best Indian food in OC! Bar none.

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N
Detroit
28 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

Very nice place to try experience Indian food. I tried the goat dish , and found it outstanding.

I was on a business trip, and by myself, and couldn't help but over-hear that some did not know what they were ordering. The menu could be a little more descriptive in these cases, and even to those that know the food, would help to sell the items. .

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OT
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great night! Fantastic food, superb service, beautiful setting... A new favorite spot!

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Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Really enjoyed the lamb Rohan Josh Kashmiri and the chicken Punjabi dish. Fantastic garlic naan and pistachio kulfi. Nice ambience and good service. They have a lunch buffet every Friday and Sunday which I would love to try.

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A
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome mother's day brunch

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A
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on April 22, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

As always wonderful.. Great service and great food..

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DK
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Ali is the best! He is always so helpful. The food here is amazing.

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BS
Las Vegas
7 reviews
Dined on April 11, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Repeat good dining experience. Good service. One diner got GI problems right after dinner but nothing serious.

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B
Orange County
218 reviews
Dined on March 26, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We have enjoyed dinner at the Royal Kyber approximately twice a year for the past five years. The quality of the food and professionalism of the servers has been consistently excellent. The menu is reasonable extensive. The Royal Kyber in our opinion is among the best Indian restaurants in Orange County is highly recommended.

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GS
Los Angeles
24 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 3ambience 4

We were blown away by the quality of the food at Royal Khyber, but daunted by the very slow service, although a number of waiters were sharing duties and the place was not overcrowded. We had to miss our film because the food just didn't arrive in time. We had allowed 1 1/2 hours for our meal.

So yes -- treat yourself to interesting food on an Indian theme, but be prepared to enjoy it in a LEISURELY manner.

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