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The Yellow Chilli, Tustin, CA

The Yellow Chilli

4.1
4.1
156 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
The most popular brand from SK Restaurants, The Yellow Chilli Tustin represents Indian food in all its eccentricity and diversity along with a high quality family dining experience. With a variety of dishes specially designed by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor during his travels across India.

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2 people

7:00 PM


Booked 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
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Additional information

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Phone number

    (714) 389-5280

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Executive chef

    Sanjeev Kapoor

  • Catering

    We can cater for all your special events!

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (714) 389-5280

  • Neighborhood

    Tustin

  • Cross street

    The District @ Tustin Legacy adjacent to AMC Theatres

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 156 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.1
4.1 based on recent ratings
  • 4.3Food
  • 3.7Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 3.7Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Notable Wine List

  • North Orange County

    Fit for Foodies

  • North Orange County

    Healthy

  • North Orange County

    Notable Wine List

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  1. SB

    SharadB

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined 1 day ago

    overall3food3service1ambience2
    Service is too slow. Takeout recommended
  2. JR

    JohnR

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined 3 days ago

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    We have been to this restaurant many times and it never disappoints. The Yellow Chili is one of the hidden gems of Orange County. It stands out as a unique and sophisticated take on Indian cuisine in an area with abundant cooky-cutter Indian restaurants. The focus here is on Punjabi and Mughal dishes with contemporary twists. The menu is inventive, portions are ample, and prices very reasonable.
  3. JM

    JennyM

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience5
    Food was excellent except for the dal my mom ordered which was a little bland. The server attending to our table was very good but we noticed that anyone coming in for pick up had to wait longer than usual. There wasn't anyone manning the door. Overall good dine in experience!
  4. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 25, 2022

    overall3food5service2ambience3
    While the food was delicious, some points were knocked off for value and service. Our party of four were seated right away after checking in for our reservation. However, we waited around 10 minutes just to get menus. After the menus arrived, there was another long wait to get water served, let alone put in our appetizer and entrees order. Naan and rice was a la carte, which surprised me for an Indian cuisine restaurant. Naan for four was literally as much as an additional entree.
  5. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Took about 1.5 hrs to get our food. Overall great place and great food. Might have been one off
  6. T

    Trina

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on September 18, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience2
    Although the food was great, it seemed like the restaurant was short-staffed. When we first arrived we were served late (after some others who arrived after us) and we had to wait a long time for our appetizers and for our main dishes.
  7. M

    Michele

    Orange County

    16 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on September 13, 2022

    overall3food4service2ambience3
    When we arrived at 6:30 pm, we were the only occupied table in the restaurant, and in spite of hte waiter greeting us warmly and tgelling us about the hapy hour prices good until 7:00 pm, the waiter promptly disappreared and did not reappread. I finally went looking for him and got him to take our drink order. Then we waited and waited for someone ot take our food order, so I finally went looking for our waiter, found a busboy, and asked him to send someone over, this is how the whole evening went, and I finally had enough when I couldn't get a water refill after two requests and 20 minutes waiting. I sought out the manager and told her that we had a subpar experience with the service, especially for the the very high prices ($19-28 per plate for Indian food which did NOT include even rice), and she responded by telling me it was my fault because I didn't seek her out earlier, when she had not been present until a few m oment before I tracked her down. This whole thing ended up in my daughter whose birthday we were celebrating leaving the restaurant without even saying goodbye, because she was uncomfortable.
  8. c

    ccff

    Orange County

    125 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    125 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2022

    overall4food5service2ambience5
    Chicken Tandori here is the ticket. Very tasty with very good flavor. The problem here is the service is way off and if it gets busy be prepared to wait. Which is strange because there were plenty of servers? We were lucky we got our food order in before a rush of people arrived. Many patrons were waiting for their food on our way out. If your going to catch a movie might want to try somewhere else but if you have time the food is very good...
  9. MP

    MaheshP

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 26, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Service could be better. Appetizers came after main course upon reminding. Add on orders took toward the end of dinner.
  10. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on August 20, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    The food was phenomenal. We sat in the outdoor patio area which was spacious and had umbrellas and heaters. The only issue was that it was breezy when we went and since it was the evening, the smell of the trash that was baking all day in the sun near the side of the building was wafting to the patio every once in awhile. Not the restaurant’s fault but something that wasn’t pleasant. Otherwise, a beautiful restaurant, super yummy food, and nice staff!
  11. G

    Gopal

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 18, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Service was kind slow and I understand was busy at times. We have to ask for tables wares since we were 8 and they had only 6 settings means waiters should see how many people on table and should bring table settings accordingly. Overall good excellent ambient and good and happy waiters.
  12. VN

    VivianN

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2022

    overall3food4service1ambience4
    Food was delicious however overall service was lacking…waited very long for everything unfortunately. Staff was nice but they seem to be needing more staff to accommodate guests
  13. D

    Dimpy

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 16, 2022

    overall5food4service5ambience4
    Food was great! Chef gave us complementary entree for my Airforce Veteran Professor who was visiting us on the occasion of Indian Independence Day!
  14. SJ

    SJan

    New York Area

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 3, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    My family had an excellent experience at The Yellow Chilli. A relative had visited a different location and suggested we come here for dinner. We were a party of 9 and were able to get our reservation easily. We requested outdoor seating and were provided a large and comfortable seating arrangement in an outdoor section that no one else was seated at. The waitstaff was very attentive and our waiter specifically was very careful about addressing a member of our party’s allergy issues. Although we are in the outdoor patio area, the indoor ambiance was very lively and well appointed. The food was excellent and we were very pleased overall. We will certainly be visiting again!
  15. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 2, 2022

    overall5food4service4ambience4
    Excellent food. Very flavorful. Not the traditional Indian restaurant. Will recommend for a higher end experience!
  16. c

    charuk

    Orange County

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 31, 2022

    overall4food4service5ambience5
    We had a great time with our friends. Everyone loved food.
  17. MP

    MaheshP

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on July 30, 2022

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Food taste and quality are very good. So is the service. Our waiters were very attentive and curtesy.
  18. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Hawaii

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 29, 2022

    overall1food3service2ambience4
    It was a train wreck from the beginning. No one attended to us for 25 mins and then I called the hostess snd they just ignored us and started taking orders from parties that came after us. Food is overly pretentious and the cost of the food does not match the level of service we got. Mind you there were many waiters but it looked like they were all walking around without attending to guests. Avoid at all costs especially for special occasions.
  19. M

    Money

    Exclusive

    14 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall3food5service1ambience4
    This restaurant is neatly located in a great spot with a lot foot traffic as well as people walking in with reservations. The prices are a bit on high end but then the quality of food along with the presentation of food justifies the cost. One thing and it’s a major one too that they need improvement on is their service/speed of service. We were seated for over 30 min and no one came to ask for even water or drinks. I had to get up and walk to the servers myself and ask for someone to come take our order. It’s not that they weren’t ample staffed, it’s just that they loose track of tables and don’t have a great system in place from multiple visits I’ve made to this place. Hopefully the owner does something about it. Too many people walked out after waiting for so long. Which is not a great thing for any business especially if you’re located in Orange County, CA!
  20. LT

    LaurentT

    Washington DC

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on July 11, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great experience
  21. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on July 10, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time my boyfriend and I dined in, the food was so delicious, we would’ve never thought to try Indian food, we went outta our comfort zone and we’re so glad we did, definitely will be coming back, friendly staff, got seated and Served quick, definitely worth it, can’t wait to go back 😊😊
  22. SM

    ShawnM

    Orange County

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on June 25, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    First time, great cocktails, delicious food, terrific service!
  23. T

    joTheg

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    2.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on June 5, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    Good was good but service was horrendous. Drinks were empty, other tables revived their food before us, took over an hour for our food to come.
  24. LG

    LvGr8Food

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on June 4, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This place never fails to provide you with a great experience. I believe the owners take a lot of pride in ensuring that you get the feeling of celebrating your special occasion. Food quality is great and you get to eat many dishes that you would not normally prepare at home. Continues to be one of my favorites!!
  25. AC

    AndreaC

    New York Area

    1 review

    vip
    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Love this place!!!
  26. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 30, 2022

    overall2food1service1ambience4
    Food was extremely salty, few of the times overboard salty. When we told the manger she laughed and sad people complained usually is less salt in the food. We were rushed for main or will not get food . It was big table about 8 adults . I always enjoyed the food from yellow chili but last time wasn’t good at all and not accepting on top and laughing about it want the right idea .
  27. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 17, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Nice dinner w family. Helpful waiter and tentative services Good food.
  28. ST

    SandyT

    Orange County

    18 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on May 16, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    We had a delicious meal and the service was the best it has ever been!
  29. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on May 14, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    The food was great and delicious 🙂
  30. GJ

    GarimaJ

    Seattle

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2022

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Have been to Yello Chilli multiple times but this time the food was a bit of a let down.The monchow soup was nothing like any I have ever had. The chaas was terribly spicy and plum Kofta was a little too sweet. The star of the show was palak tadka and adraki dhaniya paneer.
  31. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on May 1, 2022

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    Our group sat in the patio to have lunch. The food and cocktails were amazing!
  32. M

    Money

    Exclusive

    15 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on April 25, 2022

    overall2food3service1ambience3
    The food and decor is good at this restaurant but Do not go here if you’re expecting speedy service for the money you are spending. They are extremely slow on taking orders and then bringing the drinks/food out. We waited over 15 min before the server came to greet and take our drinks order. And then another 20 min just to get the drinks despite asking repeatedly for the status.. practically customers at every table were annoyed with their lack of Speed of service and complaining to the manager although I must say she was calm under the pressure and handling situation to the best of her ability. The restaurant had enough people working but somehow they seem to be moving very slow despite not being so busy on Sunday evening. I hope the management does something about it and takes this concern seriously if they want to continue the business in Orange County. At the least, they need to play some background music so people are not able to hear everyone complain.
  33. SS

    SormehS

    Hawaii

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on April 24, 2022

    overall5food5service3ambience4
    Food was amazing and great atmosphere.
  34. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on April 8, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    Extremely worst customer service!!! Got seated at 7:15pm… Forget about a server …Didn’t even get water in our glass till 8pm…. Tried getting attention from server and all we got was “we will be back “…. Finally, server approached. Ordered our drinks, appetizers and entrées - as suggested by the server… waited for 35mins and nothing came out so asked them to check on the food.. just to find out the server had not put in our order!!! So we sitting there with no food coming and then I get an attitude by the owner “hopefully the food is worth the wait!” And no apology!!! Ummm no!! I would never visit this restaurant again. Save yourself time!
  35. NC

    NickC

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on April 3, 2022

    overall4food5service3ambience5
    Excellent food. Food is authentic and meats are high quality. Service was a little slow, however, all things considered still fairly normal.
  36. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on March 31, 2022

    overall1food1service1ambience1
    We were there before the surrounding tables and our food came after those guests… yes we even ordered before them! Hard to find our server… had to ask the multiple servers to check on our food and nobody would return with an update.. same went on with our check! Would never visit this restaurant again. Horrible customer service!!
  37. AB

    AshaB

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 28, 2022

    overall2food2service1ambience3
    We got there at 5pm just as they opened. There was just 1 waiter. He was extremely slow. It took forever to get our drinks. My recommendation is not to go just as they open. By 5:30 to 6 more help arrived and people who came after us were served faster. I felt the food is overpriced for the quality.
  38. g

    galvie

    Las Vegas

    17 reviews

    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2022

    overall4food4service3ambience4
    This is a great upscale Indian semi-fusion restaurant. It has very traditional dishes, and some more modern choices. ALL the dishes we received were great except one vegetarian Biriyani which was good. The service was slow, and not intuitive. The decor was great, seating was great, and the Owner is the BEST. I would def. come back here. Please note they took automatic 18% tip / gratuity charge, which was not communicated prior to receiving the bill. There are a lot of choices here.
  39. OT

    OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 25, 2022

    overall4food5service4ambience4
    Great food , among best in LA area for Indian food. A Bit expensive so reserved for special occasions
  40. p

    pirdiens

    Orange County

    15 reviews

    5.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on March 12, 2022

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Great food and attention that we got from the owner The one minus is parking,especially if you are handicapped

Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitizing

    • Surfaces sanitized between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitized menu provided
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitizer or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

    • Limited number of seated diners
    • Distancing maintained in common areas
    • Extra space between tables
  • Protective equipment

    • Waitstaff wear masks

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Yellow Chilli using the Order Online button. The Yellow Chilli also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Yellow Chilli also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 389-5280.

The Yellow Chilli is rated 4.1 stars by 156 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 15 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Other options

  • Order online
  • Logo image for Postmates
  • Logo image for Uber Eats
Google Map for The Yellow Chilli

2463 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782

Additional information

  • Cross street

    The District @ Tustin Legacy adjacent to AMC Theatres

  • Neighborhood

    Tustin

  • Hours of operation

    Mon–Thu, Sun 5:00 pm–9:30 pm Fri 5:00 pm–10:30 pm Sat 5:30 pm–10:30 pm Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30 am–2:30 pm Sat, Sun 12:00 pm–3:00 pm

  • Cuisines

    Indian

  • Dining style

    Casual Elegant

  • Dress code

    Smart Casual

  • Parking details

    Street Parking

  • Payment options

    AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

  • Executive chef

    Sanjeev Kapoor

  • Additional

    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

  • Phone number

    (714) 389-5280

  • Catering

    We can cater for all your special events!

  • Private party facilities

    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.

  • Private party contact

    our Private Event Coordinator : (714) 389-5280

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