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Royal Khyber

4.8
259 reviews
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$30 and under
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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).
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
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Cuisines
Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Sunday - Saturday: 11:30am - 2:00pm;

Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:30pm - 9:30pm,

Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 10:30pm
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Phone number
(714) 436-1010
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AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Arun Puri
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Catering
At Premises & Off premises
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
S Bear St.
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Parking details
Valet Parking
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Entertainment
Pipi-in music
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Banquet, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Gluten-free Menu, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Outdoor dining, Private Room, Takeout, View, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access, Wine

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Mother's Day Menus & Specials

Time to celebrate Mother's Day at Royal Khyber, Bring your Mom to Special Champagne Brunch for $26.95 per person, for extra ordinary elaborate Buffet with endless drinks for $9.00. Taking reservations now, limited seats available

Sunday, May 13, 2018

What 259 People Are Saying
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5.0Dined 5 days ago

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

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5.0Dined 6 days ago

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

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5.0Dined on April 11, 2018

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

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5.0Dined on March 26, 2018

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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3.0Dined on March 19, 2018

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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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

This restaurant must be the top place for Indian food in the area, and the service and ambiance are also excellent. There are of course less expensive places for this cuisine, but for a special occasion I would certainly recommend this one.

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5.0Dined on March 17, 2018

Tonight the chicken madras was perfect! That and our waitress made this a great evening. Thank you.

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5.0Dined on March 16, 2018

We had a wonderful meal here. The ambiance and service were great. The chicken vindaloo and chicken tikka Marsala were delicious! We can’t wait to go again!

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4.0Dined on February 21, 2018

We were early in the evening having arrived from the east coast, so it was not very busy - good for quiet conversation. The service was very good and the food was excellent. We would go back if the opportunity presents.

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5.0Dined on February 19, 2018

The food is really good, far better than the other Indian restaurants we have tried. Definitely not a casual Indian buffet! The lamb shank is always a favorite, cooked 24 hrs and tender as can be. I had the mixed tandoori which was a cornucopia of spicy Indian meats cooked over their own special oven.
We've been there for birthdays and other celebrations and everyone has enjoyed it immensely!
Try it.

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5.0Dined on February 18, 2018

Absolutely fabulous experience with friends and the food was excellent . The ambience and service was outstanding . Sunil the waiter was very helpful, knowledgeable and made some great recommendations . Overall a gem

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

Wonderful food and service a dinning classic! Great place for a date night!

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5.0Dined on February 14, 2018

We've been dining at Royal Kyber for many years. Started when they were on Bristol Street around 20yrs ago with the great "white tent" decor and low prices with high quality. Their prices have gone up, the decor is fancier, but the food is still great, along with the service.

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5.0Dined on February 11, 2018

This was our pre-Valentine date and the first time we visited. We were greeted immediately and warmly, taken to our table immediately. The ambience was warm and inviting. The wine list included several of my favorite reds and the menu was extensive, varied and a good range of prices.

I started with the Indian Salad which was good, but similar to Arab Salad, Israeli Salad, Persian Salad, etc. My husband started with the Warm Eggplant Salad...clearly the very best eggplant I’ve ever tasted. I will be a regular, if just to have this salad. Anyone who enjoys eggplant must give this a try! Memorable!

I had the lamb chops and my husband had the Chef’s special lamb shank simmered for 14 hours. The sauce was out of this world — simply divine! My husband’s palate is discriminating and he was extremely satisfied with his choice.

The garlic naan was delicious, as expected, but the piece de resistance was the lychee panna cotta dessert. I have never tasted anything so smooth, tasty and creamy...beautiful to look at and even better to eat.

We will definitely return...frequently!

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5.0Dined on February 9, 2018

Wonderful as always

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5.0Dined on January 30, 2018

Well this was our second trip in 3 days of course we ordered the Reshmi Chicken Tikka again as I think that has become my favorite at that restaurant this time we ordered the saag paneer and mustard fish. Very good food a very highly recommended restaurant. Love it

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5.0Dined on January 28, 2018

We had gone on a short vacation to Newport Beach and we had heard a lot about Royal Khyber from friends and family. We ordered the Reshmi chicken tikka malai kofta and an Ajwaini paratha. Yum it was very delicious dishes and I started planning another visit with our niece who was coming for dinner in a couple of days. This place is very highly recommended try it

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

We eat all over Orange County and keep coming back to the Kyber. It is simply the best Indian food around. Service always amazing!!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

This dinner was our second dining experience with Royal Khyber and we were not disappointed once again. The food is very good, service was perfect and atmosphere was warm and cozy on this New Years Eve night. We think it is the best Indian cuisine anywhere in Orange County, bar none!

Thanks to the chef and the staff at Royal Khyber!

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5.0Dined on December 31, 2017

Had a reservation on NYE. Had a flat tire on the way. Called restaurant to let them know. They held table for us! Amazing restaurant. Amazing food. We are never disappointed. The service is great. Best Indian restaurant around!

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5.0Dined on December 29, 2017

I have been going to Royal Khyber for years and have never been disappointed! The service is always outstanding and the food is always delicious.

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5.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Royal Khyber is our favorite restaurant

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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

Overall was very flavorful. Loved the vindaloo and Panang paneer. My two kids really liked their yogurt drinks. A few of us were sick and didn’t want to be around people so we sat by the entrance door. The restaurant was able to get customers in and out fairly quickly and everyone looked satisfied. One thought though is the evening after we were all home and in bed my wife and youngest daughter were violently ill. Probably the timing and not the food. I ate leftovers and was fine but neither wife nor kid would.

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4.0Dined on December 24, 2017

As always the food was delicious but the service was neglectful. This was the first time we were not pleased with our service. Usually very attentive.

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5.0Dined on December 20, 2017

Great food

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5.0Dined on December 1, 2017

Royal Khyber is our favorite Indian restaurant hands down. Its very elegant ambiance with great service from a excellent staff that does care about the food and service. I've been coming here for over 25 years since back in the day when it was called Ghandi. I generally eat the Chicken Madras which is unlike any dish you've ever tried. You can order it mild but be ready, it has a deep rich flavor. Love it here and highly recommend.

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5.0Dined on November 29, 2017

Best Indian food I've ever had. It was excellent.

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5.0Dined on November 27, 2017

One of the best Indian restaurants in the OC. I commend the attentive wait staff for their service. In addition, the ambiance of this restaurant and the music, transports you back to India. Try the Vegetarian Thalli, Malabar Fish Curry and the Lamb Rogan Josh. Simply exquisite!

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5.0Dined on November 25, 2017

Best Indian in SoCal bar none.

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4.0Dined on November 3, 2017

Dinner at the Royal Kyber was of mixed quality. The Punjabi Samosa was outstanding, the best samosa we have ever eaten. The Butter Chicken was also excellent; flavorful but not too spicy. However the Seabass was only average. If the seabass had been better, our rating would have been five stars.

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5.0Dined on October 15, 2017

This was our regular visit to an Indian restaurant in Orange County. Considering all factors, I think Royal Khyber is the best India restaurant in OC and is reasonable in price also.

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4.0Dined on October 8, 2017

I try to make it 3-4 times a year and I love showing off that I know where the best Indian food is this side of the world.
Thank you again so much

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3.0Dined on October 5, 2017

Servings are rather small. The good ambiance, cleanliness an d excellent service help you forget about the wackiness of an Indian reaturant but in terms of food royal Khyber has nothing fancy to outstand a normal Indian reaturant except for the great variety of alcohol.

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4.0Dined on September 29, 2017

although we've not been to this indian restaurant in many years, we were remarkably pleased with the quality of the service we received. It was first class and far above what once was arrogance and inattentiveness that pervaded this restaurant in the past. Congratulations to the management and staff for making our dining experience memorable and effortless!
Oh,by the way, the food is good too...whether you're dining off the prix fixe or a la carte. The tomato bisque was sumptuous and flavorful (less so the ginger chicken broth). the Riata full flavored and the salmon special was delicate and appropriately spiced. We also had the prawn curry, which was mild and full of flavor. All in all worth a visit...though for Indian food it represents the pricing of the south coast plaza area....a bit over the top. But the service....memorable.

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5.0Dined on September 23, 2017

I took the woman I'm going with for a special occasion dinner before a concert. The food was absolutely outstanding for both of us! Excellent wine! The warm greeting and personal attention provided by the host, the owner's wife, and the servers throughout dinner were unexcelled. The superlative dinner really made our evening! This is absolutely one of my most favorite restaurants! Clearly an 11 on a 1 to 10 scale!

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2.0Dined on September 8, 2017

Dined here on a Friday night and they were out of 3 dishes we wanted to order. Party of 6 and the food came out at drastically different times. It was a disappointing experience. We have dined here before for buffet and that was great. With that being said, it is not worth going here to order off the menu.

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5.0Dined on September 3, 2017

Wonderful weekend brunch. Traditional Indian classics with a bit of an inspired twist. Great selection of warm and cold items, including desserts. Beautiful decor and quiet, elegant ambiance.

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5.0Dined on August 18, 2017

Best and most refined Indian in the OC. Impeccable sevice start to finish. Will definitely be back again.

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3.0Dined on August 4, 2017

Nothing special here. I was told this was the #1 ranked Indian Food on Orange County. I didn't find this worthy of any thing "special". Food was good, service good, nice place

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5.0Dined on July 13, 2017

Very nice environment, good food, friendly staff, one of best spots for fine dining but unfortunately very pricey.

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