Enable JavaScript to run this app.
Skip to Main Content
OpenTable logo
  1. Home
  2. United States
  3. San Francisco Bay Area
  4. San Jose / Silicon Valley
  5. Santa Clara
Yellow Chili - The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor - Santa Clara, Santa Clara, CA

The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor - Santa Clara

4.2
4.2
278 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
Northern California's first ever Indian Celebrity Chef restaurant -The Yellow Chilli by Chef Sanjeev Kapoor.

Stylish chain restaurant with full stocked bar serving Mughlai, Punjabi and dishes from India's Northwestern frontier.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today

Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Halal, Comfort Food

  • Phone number

    (408) 380-4143

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sanjeev Kapoor

  • Catering

    We do outside catering events like birthdays, wedding, sweet 16 parties, casual backyard catering etc

  • Private party facilities

    We have options to "buy-out" restaurant on advanced notice for dining area or bar area or both

What 278 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

Reviews can only be made by diners who have eaten at this restaurant

4.2
4.2 based on recent ratings
  • 4.2Food
  • 4Service
  • 4Ambience
  • 3.7Value

Noise • Moderate

Loved For

  • San Francisco Bay Area

    Indian

Sort by

Filters

  1. RM

    RamM

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall4food5service4ambience5
    Its an excellent restaurant by Sanjeev Kapoor. I like how they introduce new items.
  2. AA

    AmitA

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Service was great. The attentiveness was at the right level. Food quality was good as well. The naan’s were cooked maintaining the right level of crispiness. Their vegetarian dishes were also delicious. It was different from other places - adraki paneer & mix veg. I will definitely try it again.
  3. C

    Clairvoyant

    San Francisco

    11 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    11 reviews

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great food, and service. It was quite busy on a Saturday night; I will try them again on a weekday to compare.
  4. A

    Anup

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 15, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    No where near as good food as they have in Yellow Chilli instances in India. Poor ingredient quality in food (e.g., the paneer seemed tight (perhaps frozen paneer was used?) ) The ambience is poor. Staff is fine.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Montreal

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall1food1service3ambience1
    Food used to be good here. Went with lot of expectations. Very disappointed this time. Had Chicken Chettinadu and the chicken was stale. Not expected at this restaurant. Quality of food is bad!! Will not go again.
  6. VS

    VishnuS

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 7, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience4
    Have been here 3 times. Every time the service has been poor. Last time, had to wait 25 mins for someone to take the order. Not visiting anymore.
  7. g

    gjcnocal

    San Francisco

    31 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    31 reviews

    Dined on July 4, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Fantastic tandoori sea bass & lamb chops! The garlic naan is crisp & delicious too, wonderful food overall đź‘Ť
  8. D

    Dexter

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 22, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    No pricing on the menus, not a good message. Menus very dirty with food and what appeared to be mold. Two dishes were delicious. Two dishes were just average at best. The bread was excellent, but this should not be star of your meal. Staff was friendly and efficient.
  9. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on June 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Even though they were very busy they made a great effort to provide great service. The manager was very friendly and was in service to his clients and employees but doing all that he could do . James was amazing ! Food never disappoints.
  10. DM

    DeepakM

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 19, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Experience needs to be enhanced for the prices charged.
  11. K

    Kasturi

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Thoroughly enjoyed a business lunch here. Food was exceptionally good.
  12. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on June 15, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Good, creative selections. Decent portion sizes. Staff was cordial and responsive.
  13. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 13, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Service was great for the most part.. till the end, we had to wait like 15 min for our check.. food was exceptional and original.
  14. I

    Instinctivea

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 12, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food. Awesome service - just the right amount of attention given. It got pretty busy at the restaurant halfway through our dinner but the service was still very attentive. The cocktails were pretty creative and yummy as well. Recommend the Chanajor garam tiki, and their panchvati subz! Overall a beautiful experience and we enjoyed every bit of it.
  15. SC

    SwagatoC

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    Dishes tasted good had distinctive tastes and quantity was okay. Too much use of peppers but good overall. Dessert was so so . Interesting twists on cocktails didn't try them though.
  16. HP

    HemaliP

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 3, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food quality and food delivery on table is fast. Add extra chatni, picked, papad,or some item as complimentary immediately after order to keep customers happy
  17. K

    muraliK

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 23, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food was good but bit pricey. Teh appetizers were excellent. the main course (vegetarian options were just ok and not much variety either)
  18. RG

    RajeevG

    San Francisco

    60 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    60 reviews

    Dined on May 22, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience4
    Been here many times. Food was great, as always. Though the Papaya Kachumer disappointed as its spice level has gone down to the level where even salt and lemon felt too little. Chicken chettinad and Saag Paneer were awesome (and generous quantities to boot)! Kulfi was very good. Place was super busy. Service was very slow. Good that they have so much business.
  19. CB

    ChrisB

    San Francisco

    43 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    43 reviews

    Dined on May 19, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    +1 for Yellow Chilli -- menu and service is outstanding. Was here for business lunch, years of work lunches in silicon valley have left me a bit jaded about food quality in Santa Clara, but was elated with our food and experience at Yellow Chili. Will definitely return
  20. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 9, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    We went for mother’s day, it was a good experience and we were seated almost immediately. Honestly, I expected more from a Sanjeev Kapoor restaurant in terms of the food and flavor. Especially given the high prices, it could have been better. Service-wise, i loved how attentive the staff were. Overall, the restaurant has a nice ambience and decor. Definitely recommend for a casual night out but not so much for special occasions.
  21. ET

    ExtraTallMike

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 6, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was delicious with just enough spice to give each dish a unique flavor.
  22. S

    Sjsira

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Great tasting North Indian cuisine with dishes not served normally in other Indian restaurants.
  23. SM

    ShilpaM

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 23, 2022

    overall2food1service3ambience4
    We went for the best food and end of with worst food experience.. Bhuna mutton was really bad I can’t even describe. The mutton pieces was tasting raw. Desi chicken manchow soup was smelling weird. Salt was less in mixed non-veg starter. Only food that I found okay was amritsari fish. NOT GOING TO RECOMMEND AT ALL. It was pricey which was fine when you are visiting a fine-dine. But the food quality should be good. WORST EXPERIENCE EVER!!
  24. AT

    AparnaT

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Good food and ambience
  25. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great food and ambience. One of the best Indian food in Bay Area
  26. R

    Root

    Columbus

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 30, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience2
    Food was okay; ambience was noisy. Overall, it is expensive to the quality of food
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    1.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall1food2service1ambience3
    Extremely poor service. Waiters are rude and inattentive. Too much attitude just to serve some onions and pickles. Food was decent though now there are so many better options in Bay Area. We were a party of 10 and I will not be coming back again.
  28. J

    Jasleen

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 26, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Food service was good and food was delicious. Worth trying this indianfine dining.
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Seattle

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Date night
  30. v

    vijayc

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 23, 2022

    overall3food3service2ambience4
    Ok place, expensive for the food quality or service
  31. B

    Bruinboy

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 19, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience4
    Drinks were fine. We ordered a few vegetarian items. They were all fine but nothing spectacular. I remember the food tasting better (and presented better) couple of years ago.
  32. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 15, 2022

    overall3food2service2ambience2
    Ordered a veggie platter and was served a non veg platter on Valentine’s Day. We are pure vegetarians. Totally messed up the special day for me and my wife. Ruined the experience The manager is arrogant and does not have the right attitude Not much tasty food. Just fooling people by the brand
  33. s

    sanjay0989

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 5, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Great restaurant with authentic Indian food, a touch of elegance and outstanding customer service!
  34. AS

    AbhiS

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 3, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience3
    1. I had requested that it is a business meeting and they couldnt chose a secluded spot and then made an entire group of 6 people behind us. 2. The Support Staff kept the plates on the side and not even bothered to keep them at individual designations. 3. Green Salad was poorly presented and made, Carrot sizes were like super heavy and not even thin chopped 4. Forgot the coke i had ordered and had to re-request I may give another chance to it just to cross verify but wont even sponsor a corporate meeting.
  35. r

    ravip

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 23, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    ( considering the shortage, the staff tried 200% to ensure customers were well taken care. We celebrated my son's 14th birthday, and remembered and manage to give him kulfi. Expect some delays, but your food and the efforts of the staff is well worth. Thanks again to the excellent hard work staff.
  36. NI

    NINa

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    2.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on January 15, 2022

    overall2food2service3ambience2
    Makhanwala was very sweet - added sugar. Food was mediocre and didn’t taste freshly made for us - tasted like a buffet that had been sitting all day.
  37. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 9, 2022

    overall1food1service5ambience1
    Food is not fresh, customer service and place is nice, I want the food to be more fresh that’s why I rated it poor, they need to work on there food, feel like they warmed up overs and meet is bad tasted old
  38. SR

    SnehalR

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on January 3, 2022

    overall4food5service5ambience4
    The food was really good and the staff is very attentive. It was a good value for money.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Diego

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on January 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Food was tasty and high quality. Ambience was good. Nice bolly music from the 90s. Service was good. Would go again for sure.
  40. IB

    ItsB

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on December 27, 2021

    overall3food4service3ambience3
    Delicious food. Good service by our hostess. Will go back.

FAQs

The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor - Santa Clara does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor - Santa Clara also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (408) 380-4143.

The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor - Santa Clara is rated 4.2 stars by 278 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a reservation

2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 3 times today
Google Map for The Yellow Chilli by Sanjeev Kapoor - Santa Clara

3555 Monroe St., Suite 80, Santa Clara, CA 95051

Additional information

  • Cross street

    Nobili Ave.

  • Neighborhood

    Santa Clara

  • Cuisines

    Indian, Halal, Comfort Food

  • Dining style

    Casual Dining

  • Dress code

    Business Casual

  • Parking details

    Public Lot

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sanjeev Kapoor

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Takeout, Wine

  • Phone number

    (408) 380-4143

  • Catering

    We do outside catering events like birthdays, wedding, sweet 16 parties, casual backyard catering etc

  • Private party facilities

    We have options to "buy-out" restaurant on advanced notice for dining area or bar area or both

Copyright © 2022 OpenTable, Inc. 1 Montgomery St Ste 700, San Francisco CA 94104 - All rights reserved.
OpenTable is part of Booking Holdings, the world leader in online travel and related services.
Booking LogoPriceline LogoKAYAK LogoAgoda LogoRentalcars LogoOpenTable Logo