Royal Khyber

4.7
376 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
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 376 people are saying
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vipcosmocut
Los Angeles
3 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
51 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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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
21 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
22 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.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Orange County
119 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience5

Very good and tasty Indian food, inner courtyard shared with the Italian restaurant next door with a small fountain which is a great setting, very friendly service.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
9 reviews
Dined on September 3, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful experience beginning to end. Haven’t been here for a long time so was a little worried about eating outside. Actually we liked better than inside. The food was even better than I remember. 5stars!

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vipckfoodlover
Las Vegas
8 reviews
Dined on August 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very nice to dine outdoors in a quiet environment. Great food and great service. We all enjoyed the evening and shall be back

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enrng
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2020
Overall5food4service5ambience4

food was excellent, but we were the only one at 5:30pm and the food wasn't served till 6pm. It was good but a little over priced in comparison with other Indian food.

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MarkB
Orange County
4 reviews
Dined on August 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food and service were excellent. Really nice atmosphere on the outside patio. All of the safety protocols were followed and the staff is very friendly. I would highly recommend Royal Khyber!

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GaryW
Orange County
7 reviews
Dined on August 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Loved eating outside for 1st time at Royal Kyber. We've been going to this restaurant since they were at their original location (with the big white tent inside). Hope they can keep serving outside after the Covid scare because we sure like it better. There is not one bad thing I can say about this restaurant (except they need more garlic on their "garlic" Naan...which is still great). Glad to see they have hung in with all the closures of some great dining locations. They are an outstanding restaurant.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Couldn’t be happier with my decision to make reservations to dine outdoors on their patio during pandemic . The food is great and the service is impeccable . Will be returning !

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vipLoriE
Orange County
18 reviews
Dined on July 12, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Extremely good Indian food! The service was impeccable and the outdoor dining wonderful. I highly recommend this restaurant for their mango Lassis, naan and my favorite their onion bahjis.

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ChrisH
Orange County
2 reviews
Dined on July 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We were fortunate that there was a power outage in the local neighborhood right before we arrived so there weren't many people still dining in the patio; we almost had the place to ourselves. The staff brought out candles and they were still serving a portion of the menu. We had great tasting food and had cocktails by candlelight and it was a wonderful experience.

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KamalD
1 review
Dined on June 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and excellent Service. Very clean and all the staff were well protected wearing gloves and mask and took good care of all the safety issues.

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PrabhaC
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

We are regulars and missed not being able to go there. It was good to get back and experience the same standard that we enjoyed at Khyber.

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vipLisa
Orange County
21 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

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vipLisa
Orange County
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipAnne
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.

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OpenTable Diner
Orange County
3 reviews
Dined on February 11, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Royal Khyber has always been great for us! The food is consistently great!

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vipksb48
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!!

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DavesWife
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.

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Columbus
San Diego
8 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

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Milee51
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.

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Christiane
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.

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vipAkshayaM
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

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

Great service great food.

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Caldream
Orange County
18 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.

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

My favorite restaurant. Always a wonderful experience .

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

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

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vipZapmobl
Sacramento
6 reviews
Dined on December 4, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always a pleasure to have Ali take care if you.

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

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

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vipShopgirl312
Chicago
210 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!

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vipJenniferM
Portland
21 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great service & delicious food!!

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 4.7 stars by 376 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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