Royal Khyber

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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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L
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very very quiet tonight, actually we were the only people having dinner there until about 7 PM and a few other people walked in. Maybe because of the conditions in the world today. But beautiful service by Ali, As always great to see him. Love the pistachio ice cream

L
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ali is wonderful. It is our favorite Indian restaurant in the OC

A
Orange County
31 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food has always been excellent at Royal Khyber, but, last night it was superb! Everything was delicious. I had the best sag aloo I have ever had. Every meat/fish in the royal feast was prepared perfectly.
Atmosphere and service were excellent, as well.

k
Orange County
242 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

We were one of then first customers to arrive. We were dining early before a play and it was our first time here. Hubby started with lentil soup and I had tomato soup and both were delicious and extra spicy per our request.

We shared Baingan Bharta eggplant and Aloo Ghobi cauliflower and potatoes and both dishes were generous in portion size and prepared extra spicy to our liking and request. We also had the garlic naan and rice.

We shared a bottle of Wine and thoroughly enjoyed our experience.

The decor is very nice, the restaurant is very well decorated without being gaudy and it’s very clean as well.

We used the restrooms on the way out and everything was very clean. The wait staff was friendly, attentive and we will definitely return!!

DW
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on February 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Everything was fantastic. The food is exceptional. And, the highest quality service. The price was extremely reasonable.

C
San Diego
6 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall4food5service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Service somewhat slow but I think due to kitchen preparation time. Waiter was attentive. Ambiance and noise level both acceptable. Bill was higher than expected, partly due to drinks pricing

M
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is the 5th time I have come here to celebrate my birthday! A very dear friend of mine took me here last Friday to celebrate, and we had such a nice time. From the food and atmosphere, to the service, to the owner and the people who work here, it is AAA+++ all the way. We both had the butter chicken and the lamb samosas. DELICIOUS! They even brought me a small desert for my birthday. Thank you all so much, ROYAL KHYBER! BEST Indian restaurant in Orange County.

C
Orange County
78 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We had a business lunch for 8 and the food was outstanding! The assorted kebabs platter was a good recommendation along with the assorted vegetarian appetizers. The Khyber's Nectar was amazing! The lamb fell of the bone and was so tender and the sauce was so flavorful (I had requested it mild) that I kept dipping my naan into the bowl until it was wiped clean.

AM
Las Vegas
3 reviews
Dined on January 11, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

I have been going to Royal Khyber for 20 years. I went there yesterday and was hugely disappointed. They have reduced the amount food served in a portion by over 60%. The prices have gone up - which is fine, but to reduce portions to the point where you have to order twice the amount of food to get a decent meal is ridiculous. I hope management reads this post and take corrective actions. This sentiment is being expressed by several other friends who used to frequent the restaurant

TM
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service great food.

C
Orange County
17 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great food, excellent service even though the restaurant was quite busy. Recommendations were spot-on. Very enjoyable dinner with wine.

JF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My favorite restaurant. Always a wonderful experience .

JM
Orange County
6 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food and service. My favorite Indian restaurant in Orange County

Z
Sacramento
4 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to have Ali take care if you.

KV
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on November 24, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

This place has the best Indian food in Orange County. Never disappoints!

S
Chicago
206 reviews
Dined on October 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Highly recommend this place. It was delicious. First time here and we don't like things too spicy so server helped us with many questions and steered us in the right direction. Got the chicken with mustard seed ape, butter naan, a chicken with curry dish and a sea bass (under appetizers but around $36 and def what I'd consider an entrée portion). We loved each dish. Service was great and everyone was very nice. Would definitely go back here!

JM
Portland
20 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & delicious food!!

a
Orange County
30 reviews
Dined on September 29, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience5

Royal Khyber's food never disappoints. Their Sunday brunch, dinner and Saturday street foods choices are all wonderful. Their butter chicken is the best I've found! Service is attentive, venue is attractive. Definitely a must-do.

DM
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on September 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Royal Khyber is our favorite restaurant in Santa Ana. We are always warmly greeted by the host, who remembers us from our last visit. The service is always impeccable. The food is always outstanding! Most highly recommend Royal Khyber!

OT
Hawaii
1 review
Dined on September 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We love Asha! Food is wonderful, Chilean sea bass and basil coconut chicken dishes are outstanding!

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Fabulous food

OT
Los Angeles
11 reviews
Dined on September 17, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service is amazing. Very attentive, not pushy, actuate descriptions of the menu items, and they brought birthday dessert! The staff even remembered my friend from a lunch visit!

KY
Louisville
9 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food...a calm oasis near shopping and entertainment venues.

L
Orange County
20 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Unbelievably delicious food and terrific service. This was our second visit (we had to come back to try more dishes) and it was Sunday before labor day so very quiet. We started our dinner with 2 small plates, one of fried fish which were so light to almost levitate off the plate and the other was a chicken dish called Chicken 65! Amazing flavor!

We shared several more dishes and between our first visit and this one, we can honestly say that everything we ate was spectacular!

OT
Houston
13 reviews
Dined on August 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice curry and service.

r
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on July 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service, food, ambiance & presentation were excellent! I've been here several times and haven't been disappointed. My friend had the Chicken Tikka Masala, I had the Coconut Basil Chicken. We also ordered rice and garlic naan bread, along with wine for her, a Taj Mahal beer for me. Everything was delicious, and the service was quick. The ambiance was perfect, enjoying our meal while doing some catching-up. We enjoyed our dining experience at Royal Khyber. I'll be back again soon!

DS
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Possibly the best Indian food in Orange County. Such amazing flavors! The service is outstanding, and the restaurant is quiet and comfortable. A truly memorable experience!

MN
San Diego
22 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always fab food! I have been enjoying the food here for the several years. It’s delicious and consistent. See you next time:)

DM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food. Very comfortable restaurant. Nice for conversation.

RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on June 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful atmosphere and great service. A bit pricey for Indian food, but everything was delicious.

V
Los Angeles
15 reviews
Dined on May 31, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful service, delicious food! One of our favorite OC restaurants. ♥️

WR
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall2food1service5ambience3

The food was not that great. Quite bland.

RK
Orange County
16 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food2service4ambience4

Food was disappointing, not as good as we remembered.

YC
New England
1 review
Dined on April 21, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I had 2 memorable dinners at Ghandi at that same location in the 80’s. My wife and I decided to try the fine Indian cuisine of Royal Khyber. We were both impressed by the excellent food and service of this restaurant. We strongly recommend it.

TH
Orange County
10 reviews
Dined on April 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice place for a casual business-type lunch. Menu was excellent with plenty of good choices. Service was outstanding. Recommend most highly.

AK
Orange County
8 reviews
Dined on April 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took my Dad, Aunt, and Uncle and we had a fantastic experience.
They took such great care of us. We will definitely be back!

E
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on April 12, 2019
Overall3food3service3ambience2

A dish consisted of seafood and consisted of one item (mussels) was stale. Informed a manager who told us that he was just a host and knew nothing about it. Finally, the waiter approached us to apologize, removed the stale mussels and replaced it with different sauce. We were surprised the restaurant did not replace anew dish. Very poor management.

F
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on April 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We don't dine near South Coast Plaza often, but when we do, Royal Khyber is always our unanimous choice. We love the ambiance, food, service, staff, drinks, menu selection and just everything in general. But it is the food that brings us back...always! Just delicious.

D
Denver
17 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful food and great service!

OT
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on March 30, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This is our family spot. Everything is always perfect when we dine here. Service is superb

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