Sakoon - Mountain View

4.6
851 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Sakoon invites you to embark on an extraordinary culinary journey of India.

Nestled in downtown Mountain View, Sakoon offers diners a tantalizing blend of traditional and contemporary flavors representing multiple Indian regions. Our chefs have created dishes that borrow from the past, yet are reinvented anew with vibrancy and modern flair.

Named for the Indian word for "peace," Sakoon was designed to envelop diners in warmth and serenity. Upon entering the restaurant, you'll be greeted by the image of Buddha in hand-carved wooden panels, the glow from fiber-optic chandeliers, and the shimmer of a waterfall cascading into a pool of lotus petals.

We invite you to join us for an exquisite dining experience.

For entertainment and event information, please visit our web site at www.sakoonrestaurant.com.
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Shekhar
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2020
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best lunch buffet in the bay area. Love the selection as well as the preparation.

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GwenB
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

great food and environment, as always. this is one of our favorite places on Castro.

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OkTryItNow
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food, especially kofta, have always been my go to at Sakoon, MV. They are delicious and a must try. However, the Sakoon in Fremont sucks as much. I am sure there is lot of scope to improve the standard of Fremont Sakoon.

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vipRosemary2
San Francisco
25 reviews
Dined on January 31, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Great service, food portion, taste and quality is good. Love the contemporary light fixtures and tile work. This is our favorite Indian restaurant in the Bay Area.

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VaniB
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We always enjoy Sakoon! The food is great, ambiance is very good, and the service is excellent. We always celebrate our special occasions here. Highly recommend.

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on January 1, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent as always

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Akash
Chicago
1 review
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall1food2service2ambience3

Overall its expensive, taste average and not value for money at all.
- We ordered a starter and main course, main course was served within few mins after starter, this is a general understanding that main course should be served after starter is done. Whole time main course was lying on our table and by the time we had it, food was cold already
- Starter was good but main course entree (Paneer Peshwari) was just sweet and tasted like Paneer Butter Masala, not good. Naan bread was over done
- Server or no one for that matter had the courtesy to stop-by at our table again to check on how food is and hows everything

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Drew
San Francisco
34 reviews
Dined on December 29, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience3

It's been a year or so since I have visited, almost two years since a lunch. As a solo diner, I am often coaxed toward a bar or stray/odd seat. I "get it" and its fine. The food was better than I remembered, especially a well-spiced potato dish. Vegetarian items seemd to be on one side of the buffet, meat on the other. I would have appreciated a bit more labeling of contents, though the names were often enough, if you recognize saag, paneer...

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on December 24, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience4

Great service. Food average to above average. The curries have more gravy and less meat.

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vipTheatergoer
San Francisco
33 reviews
Dined on December 1, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Wonderful buffet. The food was hot which isn't always the case with buffets. It was also delicious.

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Datspeed
San Francisco
32 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Indian cuisine but upscaled. Interesting Indo-modern restaurant. Nice menu with many choices - some items not seen at other Indian restaurants. Good selection of vegetarian fare. Very good service and large portions. Really like the lasooni gobi, butter chicken and mixed grille tandoori. The desserts were very good. Never had a stuffed gulab jamun before but it was very good. Better to go with more people to be able to sample more dishes.

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FrankenJacken1234
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 16, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent professional services from Checking In the Sakoon Restaurant, to the fast efficient and polite services of our waiters and their professional workers!

Delicious and plenty of food. If any of the Buffet Trays were getting empty, it was fast and efficiently observed that they would refill the Buffet Trays immediately.
Great variety of food.

Thank you!

AP
AshutoshP
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience5

THE CONS
Starters: Can have more variety than all fried. All 3 starters were fried
Main Course: Tandoori chicken was cold, No chicken or mutton biryani

THE PROS
Starters: Decent spread, choley salad was good
Main Course: Good variety of curries, fish tikka and mutton curry were good.

Suggestions: Add biryani ASAP pls

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vipLLLL
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious food and excellent service. The seating was comfortable and we could enjoy a conversation without too much background noise

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OpenTable Diner
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Good experience

JU
vipJeanneU
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on October 26, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Best Indian food we have had in the Bay Area!

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Suni
New York Area
5 reviews
Dined on October 22, 2019
Overall3food4service1ambience4

Good food, but terrible service. Waiters were inattentive, unhelpful and unfriendly. They seemed to lack basic service training and courtesy. Food took an inordinate amount of time to make it to the table; we had to wait longer to get a waiter’s attention.

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vipGabe
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2019
Overall3food2service3ambience3

It tasted Like yesterday’s food, spiciness was use to cover up the stale taste not to enhance flavor. Will not return.

JK
vipJuliaK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on October 5, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience4

The best Indian food in town!! Never disappoints. Friendly service and nice birthday celebration .

CM
vipChadM
New York Area
13 reviews
Dined on September 24, 2019
Overall5food5service3ambience4

Great food! Service wasn’t bad but sometimes difficult to get a hold of the waiter

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Foodie
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall2food3service1ambience5

Inspite of the reservation, when we reached there the table was not ready and the server said he doesn't have a reservation on my name .
Sever made us stand in waiting just like any a normal waiting.
What's the point in reserving and going ?
My husband had a fractured foot coz of which we needed a reservation and not stand after going there.
Bus alas! OpenTable reservation doesn't mean much to the restaurant I guess !

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HormuzA
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on September 20, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Excellent food. Basil Chicken seekh kabab, butter chicken and naan + roomali roti were excellent. Service was good but a little slow. Consistently good food.

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vipVicV
San Francisco
41 reviews
Dined on September 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

always enjoy their food - and the ambience is lovely - quiet - service ALWAYS excellent :)

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BrianB
1 review
Dined on September 6, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The very tasty and varied food and the service (though a buffet) did not disappoint. Glad we made a reservation.

JK
vipJuliaK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always the best : never disappoints : best Indian food in town

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WaiC
1 review
Dined on August 16, 2019
Overall4food5service4ambience3

Food is great once in a while. Too heavy and not for regular consumption. It's kind of hot the other day, AC wasn't working.

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vipFit4foodie
Portland
76 reviews
Dined on August 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience3

Greeted at the door at my arrival. Seated quickly and a beverage delivered. No mention of specials, but the broad array of foods on the regular menu provide plenty of options to even the pickiest of eaters.

The food was to temperature, which can be a betting game in some restaurants. Huge portions, and very delicious. The Chai tea was also perfectly balanced spices, and not too sweet. The service staff checked in with me repeatedly, and I never felt unattended.

The place was hopping on a week night. Reservations probably a must on a busy weekend. Highly recommend. I will return.

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 29, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Even the weather was fantastic! They took care of everything

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Anshul
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 21, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience3

Good food, some things could have been better. Service was good as well but the food refills for some dishes took a lot of time, though overall it was a good experience with improvements needed in food taste and quality.

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vipDRFSF
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Best Indian food I’ve had in a very long time. Well worth the drive from north bay.

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Tarun
1 review
Dined on July 10, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience3

Food was great, loved the atmosphere, little bit noisy but ok.

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Kawaii
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on June 22, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

It's lunch buffet everyday, weekend is $15.95 AYCE naan.
A lot of variety for both vegetarian and meat eater.
Very tasty, filling and make you fall asleep afterward

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Rick
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on June 13, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience4

My new favorite Indian restaurant in the South Bay Area, Sakoon delighted us with tasty, creative dishes that were as good as they looked. This is not your standard-fare Indian. Very little that our table of 4+ ordered was anything any of us had ever heard of. Everything was delicious. They accommodated our little grandson (who was a little antsy but not obnoxious) gracefully. The decor is intriguing, the service was prompt and accurate, the flavors somewhat new and exciting. We'll be back.

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asv2026
1 review
Dined on June 2, 2019
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Super rude guy (Valen?) at the front desk. He could have politely communicated the limited seating choices available . Instead he chose tao condescending and do-not-care attitude. I expected better service at this place. FWIW, the lady standing next to him was way more pleasant and understanding.

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AllisonZ
New York Area
1 review
Dined on May 22, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Incredible experience - amazing staff, tasty food - definitely recommend

KA
KanikaA
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 18, 2019
Overall4food3service4ambience5

Food server was not warm enough. It would have much better experience, had that not happened.

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MonikaK
1 review
Dined on May 17, 2019
Overall4food3service3ambience4

Our first experience was good but our second experience was not so good, we booked table in advance but when we reached there on time we waited around 30-35 mins.means no value of advance booking n when we got table then nobody was there for taking any order approx 25 mins.. means it was wastage of time n the food was very expensive.. not worth for that money.. I would like to say go for lunch only they have buffet... in weekends it’s difficult with kids..

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vipbolgerjohn
San Francisco
53 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

have eaten here several times...….very good service, wide variety of choices nicely prepared, way above average ambiance for an indian restaurant......decent wine selection and $15 corkage...….has never disappointed

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vipAndyH
San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Reliably good food and service. Our default ‘go to’ Indian restaurant

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vipelaineKOA
San Francisco
148 reviews
Dined on May 3, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

Good menu selections; generous portions of food. Enjoyed the chicken tika masala Pleasant dining room with soft lighting. In general the restaurant was fairly quiet except for the table of 5 young ladies who did not know who to modulate their voices in consideration of other diners.

A good place for dinner before a show at the Mountain View Performing Center, 1.5 block away.

FAQs

Sakoon - Mountain View does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates. Sakoon - Mountain View also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (650) 965-2000.

Sakoon - Mountain View is rated 4.6 stars by 851 OpenTable diners.

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.