Sakoon - Fremont

3.7
76 reviews
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Sakoon invites you to embark on an extraordinary culinary journey of India. 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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M
San Francisco
21 reviews
Dined on May 5, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Overall good place for lunch buffet with good quality options

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N
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on March 28, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

There were only a few tables occupied (maybe three tables including ours). Service was super slow. Waiter would not show up, not check on us, and the food also took a very long time. That’s unusual for this place. We used to come regularly and this experience was very different. Also, the table cloth was dirty (looked like fresh stains from lunch). That’s not ok. They replace the paper cover only, but really should exchange the table cloth when it is dirty.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Everything was perfect. Great service and great food.

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LH
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on March 10, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Service was outstanding. Our server did everything to make our experience wonderful.

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S
San Francisco
37 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food was very tasty. The service was nice. I will come back!

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RB
San Francisco
14 reviews
Dined on November 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a great meal! Really enjoyed the fried cauliflower appetizer and the tandoori grill.
Everybody was friendly and efficient.

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AS
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

So many flies around the food. Ambiance is good but flies on food is so bad. I heard from many people while sharing my experience that place is full of flies.

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on November 3, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Service was excellent. Food was delicious and had the right degree of spiciness. Facility was nice although it felt a little cramped but they're expanding do that should solve that issue..

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AJ
San Francisco
9 reviews
Dined on October 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great authentic indian food with lots of variety during lunch buffet

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B
1 review
Dined on September 2, 2018
Overall 2food 1service 2ambience 2

Very basic menu and food, seems like cost cutting.
Major downgrade from a year earlier.

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OT
1 review
Dined on August 17, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 2ambience 1

Food was great. But too noisy. Can't hear ourselves talk or the waiters. Why don't you have some sound proof material? TV set to sports/boxing channel is not appropriate.

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New England
2 reviews
Dined on July 18, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great food! Lots of vegetarian options

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C
1 review
Dined on July 17, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Always delicious food and great service. Warm welcome, comfortable seating and thoughtful waiters.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 3

Poor service, really bad food especially the maon course amd dessert. Only starters were palatable. Never visiting again and not going to recommend to any friends

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JH
1 review
Dined on June 23, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 2ambience 4

We made a reservation for 4 as a special occasion dinnner through open table. When we arrived, there were 50% tables were empty but we waited for 5 minutes for someone to show up at the front desk to seat us. And, not just us, everyone showed up for the dinner had to wait up to 10 minutes for a table even though many tables were empty.

Anyways, after a while couple of waitresses showed up and one of the waitress took us to the 4-seater table. Interestingly, all the 4-seater tables in this restaurant are relatively small just enough for 2 people. Anyways, we were handed over the Menus and I told the waitress that we will start with appetizer. We ordered appetizer. I told the waitress to light the candle. Usually she should not have waited for us to tell her that candles need to be lit. When she was taking order for appetizer, she was asking us whether we also want to order entrees at the same time. I said, no we enjoy the appetizer and the drinks first then will order the meal as a second course.

By the time, we finished eating appetizers obviously the tables and all our plates were already messy. The waitress came by and asked us if we are ready to order the entrees. I reminded her politely that the tables need to be cleaned first before she can take the order for main course.
After that, she started picking up the plates we ate leaving the old silverware back on the table. My both the sons were staring at me when she was leaving the dirty silverware back on the table.

We came here to celebrate a special occasion as the ambience we thought was perfect. But the service was horrible here. The waitresses here need training and taught on how the dinner plates including silverwares need to be replaced between every course of meal.

By the way, food was not great either, so so meal for the price of a five-star hotel restaurant and for the service like a Dabha.

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Tahoe
1 review
Dined on June 4, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

The food was great . Worth the wait . The service needs to be improved . They are extremely slow . Waiting for around 45 minutes after we placed the order.

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N
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 2food 4service 1ambience 3

Didn't seat us till 20 minutes after the reserved time.

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JM
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We like this location because it is clean and less noisy.

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KH
San Francisco
49 reviews
Dined on May 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

We went to Sakoon's lunch buffet. I would say it is one of the most creative Indian buffets in the Bay area. The food is as delicious as it is non-standard fare. The best dahl (I don't remember what kind of dahl it was) I have EVER had! And that's saying something, if you can make lentils taste that good! We always love the sag dishes (spinach) - this one had corn kernels (instead of the standard farmer's cheese) - and it was interesting and spicy. My favorite dish, butter chicken, was excellent - the chicken was a higher quality than you get at many places. The wines by the glass choices were impressive, particularly for an Indian restaurant. Etude Pinot Noir! And even though it was a buffet, the service was helpful. I can't wait to go back!

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WT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 4, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 2

Too much noise. Service is slow but friendly. Food is above average in variety and taste. Utensils are not replenished in buffet fast enough. Had to ask several times.

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AS
1 review
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Me and my girlfriends had gone for a nice dinner. The place was great, Amazing hostess, incredible cocktails and great food!!

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NK
1 review
Dined on March 10, 2018
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

This restaurant do not honor open table reservation. Worst experience with Sakoon.

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AJ
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Because of Opentable we could book this resturant ahead and confirmed our spot before closing time. I liked the buffet spread many types of food.

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M
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 3

The food is absolutely excellent. The prices are reasonable and the service is great. Tables are a little too close to each other but not too bad.

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RD
Dallas
21 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Crowded for Valentine’s Day. Had reservation and s acted 20 min late but after that all smooth. Service, food and attention great. As busy as they were kitchen did spectacular

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DN
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

We went there for Mother's Day lunch. We had made a reservation on Opentable for 12:15pm but had to change it to 1:15pm. I called the restaurant to confirm the change, and they said there were no reservations at 1:15pm but they could change our reservation to 1:30pm. No problem. We got there on time, and found that the young woman at the front desk was a bit overwhelmed because there were inconsiderate people walking in without reservations and demanding to be given tables. Anyway, we were directed to a table in the back room after a few minutes. They had a special Mother's Day buffet. The food was very good and we enjoyed the variety and taste, although the buffet area was too crowded (and at one point they ran out of plates so we had to wait in line until more plates arrived). Overall, a reasonably good lunch experience. I think it would have been a better experience had it not been so crowded. We will go there again (perhaps on a weekday when it's likely to be quieter).

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d
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on May 14, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

It was good Indian food. The only complaints are the long lines for the buffet. The staff were pleasant but seemed slightly overwhelmed by the Mothers Day crowd.

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OT
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 27, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

The food at the bufett was delicious, the waiters were attentive and the noise level was appropriate. My group enjoyed the food!

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KC
Mexico City
12 reviews
Dined on April 21, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Loved the food! Great service. We were thinking it would be an average indian food place but turned out to be one of our best indian meals ever.

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Toronto
2 reviews
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Regular Indian Restaurant with special items on the menu that are hard to discover. Service not consistent

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on March 4, 2017
Overall 2food 2service 3ambience 5

Buffet quality is significantly gone down, though they have lot of variety, but taste is not at all there in food.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 25, 2017
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Good quality food , lamb was a bit hard to chew.Overall , liked the food . But a bit too much crowd in a small dining area .

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Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Awesome food and great service.

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z
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 1food 3service 1ambience 1

Bad don't book from OpenTable. they don't honor open table reservation.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2017
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

It was the worst Valentine's dinner we could have had. We were not seated until 8:40pm, even though we had confirmed reservations for 7:45pm, Food did not arrive until 9:20, we were served the wrong order. Other than a sorry the restaurant did not make any effort to make up for the pathetic service and food

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U
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on January 8, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We had a get together with friends. All the items we ordered were appropriately spicy. Service was great. Unfortunately, the Cream brulee we wanted to have dessert was not available.

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s
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 7, 2017
Overall 3food 1service 2ambience 2

food quality was terrible. Me and my husband had a stomach upset after the lunch. Would not go back. The quality of the food was bad.

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Wilmington
5 reviews
Dined on November 15, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

The food was delicious and the service outstanding!

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San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on November 13, 2016
Overall 5food 1service 3ambience 4

Main course was too sweet, except the yellow dal
We left the dishes as it is, as fish was rubrre and sweet gravy

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PC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 20, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The table was ready when we went. Requested to speed up service as we had some other appointment. Staff was really nice. The food was exceptionally good. My guests were very happy.

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