Sakoon - Santa Clara

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$30 and under
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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.
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AS
New England
4 reviews
Dined on September 23, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 3ambience 3

The service was good. But food was ok. The quality of dishes was very average. The portion size was good.

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Love Sakoon!

A
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on September 21, 2019
Overall 3food 2service 2ambience 4

This is one of the best places to have authentic Indian food with options for vegetarians. It is crowded for lunch so it is good to have your tables reserved. I have been a regular visitor to this place and for last 2-3 visits, I have observed quality going south but is still better than many other places in bay area. I hope they work on this area and maintain the levels that they had in past.

SC
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Staff was very accommodating for the requests of a large group (10 of us were there). Parking was a breeze and the food was good for the value. Thank you.

SH
New York Area
2 reviews
Dined on August 11, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

The food flavor & quality both lacked and is no way closer to the branch in Mountain view. Someone rightly said, its bombay garden with a different name. I visited this place for the 1st time and for sure it will be the last. I generally enjoy Sakoon at Mountain view and that place haven't disappointed in terms of food in last 5 yrs. I came in for a Sunday buffet lunch and was seated at the back. Non-vegeterian items were just a so-so and I felt bad that I had to waste everything since it was not worth. The price of buffet is same as Mountain view one but the food and service was way behind.
Overall, never again. Just a waste of money

OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on July 26, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Just thought the entrees were slightly over priced

AK
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 15, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome restaurent. Love the quality of food and service and ambience and etc etc.

A
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

nice food and service. good place for family gathering

AB
1 review
Dined on July 1, 2019
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was really great a little crowded even on a weekday , may be because of the popularity

i
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 5

Great food, good ambiance
Good for get togethers
Slightly expensive
A little slow service

AP
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 4

This is the second time for me at Sakoon, unfortunately it was disastrous.

# Chilli Chiken in starter - cold, chewy, distasteful
# Naan/Bread service at table - 20 mins after we sat down which is extremely slow and this happened twice. We had to refill our food as it was ll cold by then
# Yakhni pulao had no meat.
# Lack of biryani in buffet menu

MJ
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on June 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Bunny our server was great - took excellent care of us and the food was perfect. We were celebrating Fathers Day and could not have picked a better venue.

AK
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on June 9, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Family reunion

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G
1 review
Dined on May 29, 2019
Overall 3food 1service 1ambience 4

Stale food! Stay Away!!
There are only two stations for lunch buffet - Non-veg & Veg. There were long lines at both the stations.
Most of the vegetarian curries tasted as if they were made a while ago & slathered with oil, cream to hide staleness. Even rice was oily. That's not normal.
Chicken Tandoori, desserts were decent.
I have also tried Sakoon, Mtn View for dinner. Again the food was too salty & oily with too much cream.

AK
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on May 28, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food and service. We enjoyed the ambience. A bit expensive though.

A
Central Coast
1 review
Dined on May 27, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

Sakoon is an authentic Indian restaurant in Bay Area. It’s good quality is very consistent and is amongst the very few places that hold the standard.

a
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Fabulous food! DO NOT MISS THE GULAB JAMUNS! They are India level - soft and warm and melt in your mouth. We also had Dahi kabab, dal makhani, palak paneer, different types of naan and rumali roti(not as thin as India but decent), Raita, Raj kachori(not as good as India but decent). All the rest were good. Portions of dishes are large! Order accordingly. Food comes fast so can always order more. HIGHLY RECOMMEND! Way way better than Amber and other local North Indian eateries

AA
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 3

Bombay garden with a different name , food is not even close to Sakoon in Mountain View. It was normal/regular buffet with a big price tag.
They ran out of food even before closing time

AR
1 review
Dined on May 12, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

I went on Mother's day and the had lot of folks and were bit overwhelmed with the demand. So I would have rated them all 5 starts. The food was excellent and very tasty. Would be visiting them often.

O
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Buffet lines we’re unacceptably long. Couldn’t go for seconds. Won’t be back.

AP
1 review
Dined on April 25, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

It was a fun time at the restaurant with couple friends from work. We tried the buffet and loved it. There could have been more variety in the main course spread. Suggestion: Please add Chicken biryani, Mutton biryani to the buffet menu everyday.

OT
1 review
Dined on March 24, 2019
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 3

OpenTable reservation was not accepted here. Had to book table after reaching restaurant. 30 mins wait time.

SD
1 review
Dined on March 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

The ambience was great. Great place to go with family and friends. Has both veg and non-veg options with sweets in the end. The manager was very good. I went with an infant and he provided us a very spacious place.

MH
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing food for a decent price! I am a Vegetarian, so would defeinitely recommend Vegetarians to try out.

SG
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 5ambience 5

It's a good place to have a family dinner. Food was not too spectacular but decently good.

Decor and ambiance is pretty good and they have remodeled the place.

c
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 23, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Everything was beyond our expectations, great exoerience

P
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

When I reached the restaurant they said they can’t take us as many people booked through open table and they were not conveyed. Also there were so many people waiting if they wanted they could have followed up with open table and contact each people that they can’t accomodate us. The receptionist also was very rude and was not apologetic at all for this mess. They screwed up my Valentine’s Day.

OT
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on January 21, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent buffet. The service was good and quick. They also offered to replace one of the buffet curries with another one coz of dietary restrictions. They offer Jain food which was a plus for the group. Overall nice ambience.