Royal Khyber

4.6
405 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian

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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).

Support Royal Khyber during COVID-19

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
What 405 people are saying
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4.6based on recent ratings
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PrakashN
Orange County
1 review
Dined 4 days ago
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
2 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
Overall1food2service4ambience4

Mother’s Day

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vipLisa
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined 6 days ago
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 7 days ago
Overall5food4service5ambience5

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

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined 7 days ago
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
23 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
Los Angeles
17 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
7 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
7 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
54 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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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
5 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great like always! Ali and Norma provided excellent service, the food was delicious as always, and the music was magnificent!

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AshuV
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Always our go to restaurant! Cheers!
And LUCKY we got a reservation on V-day! Yeah!

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Kimberlee
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Amazing food and service. I look forward to visiting again.

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LauraF
Orange County
1 review
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The most delicious Indian cuisine ever! Must try the coconut basil chicken!

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Earl
Orange County
19 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Nice place to celebrate Valentine’s Day. Great food selection.

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vipThomS
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 5, 2021
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Wonderful flavors, great service, quiet surroundings.

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vipMichaelK
Orange County
11 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The ACTUAL address for this place is 3800 S Plaza Dr Suite 53, Santa Ana, CA 92704 not what Opentable says.

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BrunchExplorer
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 31, 2021
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food and service was great; of course, due to COVID not many people out however, food quality was tasty and a bit better than the standard Indian fare found at the "buffet tables". The lentil soup was very tasty as was the samosa.

Had the appetizer plate, butter chicken, with side of naan and basmati rice. All said, would return.

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AshuV
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Been there since 25 years & so consistent with their food & service! FAB! Especially Aliji!

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
1 review
Dined on January 30, 2021
Overall2food2service2ambience1

Does not live up to location and pricing for me. Bold, intense Indian spices and flavors missing for me. However this restaurant has been consistent for many years in its quality that’s suits a specific palate for non-Indian patrons.

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Viper
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Really enjoyed the restaurant it was the first time having Indian food and the waiter patiently and thoughtfully walked us through all the options we decided on a chicken dish and a lamb dish and they were delicious like the rice and bread you mix it with was looking for something different and this place definitely fit the bill and very reasonably priced like we had dinner couple of drinks about $90 I will definitely be revisiting this restaurant

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
20 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent service excellent food
Best in town service is amazing
Thank you

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AJAYG
1 review
Dined on January 3, 2021
Overall4food5service4ambience3

The name board can be relocated or put up higher since we went round more than once trying to locate the building

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KimK
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2021
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The patio is very nice, the food is amazing and the owner who was serving us was friendly polite and very helpful!
We will be returning

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CaulinA
1 review
Dined on December 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

What can I say. They knocked it out of the park. I took my Girlfriend here for her birthday and had a great experience. The food was great. The service and friendliness of the staff was fantastic. And lastly the outdoor seating was great. There is not much more you can ask for.

In my opinion this restaurant is very underrated. Hopefully they keep up the great work.

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vipcosmocut
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on October 31, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Simply amazing! The food is delicious the staff is professional and friendly and the overall experience is definitely recommended! One of the best Indian food place in the whole South California.

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vipOCEric
Orange County
58 reviews
Dined on October 23, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent Indian food and wonderful attentive staff. And right next door to the best Italian restaurant in OC, Antonello.

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SunitaD
1 review
Dined on October 18, 2020
Overall2food2service3ambience4

Very expensive, portion size was small, naan was so crispy that it was more like papad instead of bread. Other items was ok too, no taste. Will never go to this restaurant again.

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Mark
1 review
Dined on October 3, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Great food And quick service but was a little on the expensive side.

The Outdoor seating needs to be improved - they had cheap hard metal chairs with no cushions ... don’t think adding cushions onto each chair would cost much.

Would definitely go again

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Waqar
1 review
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service2ambience5

Very delicious food, flavourful and authentic. Portions are little small.

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MarkB
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on September 25, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Royal Khyber always offers great service and excellent food. Sitting outside under the lights and next to the fountain made the evening even better.

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Alejandra
1 review
Dined on September 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This restaurant has amazing food and amazing people!

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vipJagteshwarSingh
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2020
Overall3food2service2ambience4

Food was flavorless and spices were not there either. Service was horrible. Overall looked decent to sit and enjoy the ambience with outdoor patio.

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vipShannonW
Orange County
15 reviews
Dined on September 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great time & the outdoor courtyard seating was beautiful.

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vipLisa
Orange County
23 reviews
Dined on September 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Ali cooked a fish dish off the menu for my stepmom. Salmon with a little bit of a curry. It’s so sad to see business so slow for everyone in the restaurant business. Support your local restaurants or than may not be here once this pandemic is over

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RichardC
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience3

WOULD HAVE PROBALY GIVEN ALL 5'S EXCEPT WE HAD TO USE PATIO DINING BECPUSE OF COVID.

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vipkcdiner
Los Angeles
23 reviews
Dined on September 5, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The outdoor setting was nice and the service was terrific. The food was good, but not great. I thought it was a bit expensive for the amount and quality.

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 405 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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