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About Sakoon

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.

357 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
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Dining Style:
Casual Elegant

Cuisines:
Indian, Fusion / Eclectic, Bar / Lounge / Bottle Service

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 2:30pm, Saturday - Sunday: 12:00pm - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:30pm - 11:00pm, Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Happy Hour daily 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Cross Street:
Castro & California

Dress Code:
Smart Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(650) 965-2000

Website:
http://www.sakoonrestaurant.com/

Entertainment:
Modern and eclectic music.

Catering:
We offer catering for all events with a focus on your needs and requirements. We offer custom menus, and various other services for your event. Please inquire with the restaurant for details or call Mr. Balkar Singh directly at 510-676-5641.

Parking Details:
Free ample parking on Castro street and rear parking lot. Time limits apply during daytime.

Public Transit:
Bus stops:

Train Station: Mountain View Caltrain, VTA Light Rail

Executive Chef:
Alex Xalxo

Private Party Facilities:
We have a private dining facility which has a capacity of 30 people.
We have a main dining room which can do events of up to 100 people.

Private Party Contact:
Tarun : (650) 965-2000

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Counter Seating, Full Bar, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Sakoon Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.1

service

3.9

ambience

4.1

value

3.8

Noise

Moderate

84% would recommend it to a friend

Good Vegetarian Options (15)
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Casual (5)
Neighborhood Gem (5)
Good for Birthdays (5)
Sunday Lunch (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Fit for Foodies (4)
Good for a Date (4)
Special Occasion (4)
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Local Ingredients (2)
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Handcrafted Cocktails (2)
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Great for Brunch (1)
Gluten Free Options (1)
Great Beer (1)
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·Dined on February 9, 2018

Horrible, Horrible drinks They should fire the bartender !

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·Dined on February 5, 2018

Unfortunately this restaurant looks great and is massive in size, however the quality of the Indian food for me is just average. I have had much better at lower cost.

Tags: Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on January 28, 2018

Excellent choice for pre-theater dinner. Attentive service. Everything was very flavorful and delicious.

Tags: Sunday Lunch, Good for Groups, Spicy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem, Pre/post Theatre
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

Food quality went down. May be they have new chef. No taste at all.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 22, 2018

I love this place. I love the lunch buffets so you can eat as much of anything that you want and try everything. One side is vegetarian and the other side is meat and it's all very very good..

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 (Central Coast)·Dined on January 18, 2018

Even though options are less, quality of food is good. I like the ambience very much. Food is not much spicy unlike other Indian restaurants.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Comfort Food, Casual, Authentic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 6, 2018

Wonderful drinks, and the waiter brought out a little extra something when the food was taking a while to get ready.

Tags: Handcrafted Cocktails, Gluten Free Options, Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 5, 2018

Good food and variety of choices. Noise level is high, space is little congested.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 2, 2018

Predictable each time. Which is good. Sakoon is one of the few Indian restaurants in the Bay Area that offer a decent dine in experience.

The menu has great variety, and the preparations while simple, taste good - guess that's what matters most. The service is attentive, and food arrives reasonably quick.

Tried the chicken, the lamb, and breads, and all were done well.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Good for a Date, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 1, 2018

I got us off to a bad start, asking for a table (as oposed to sitting at the bar). The food was tasty and table service was fine. Vegetarians will be stymied by extensive use of ghee (butter) and paneer ("cheese") in otherwise vegetable dishes. But omnivores will find lots on offer.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 31, 2017

We are a regular at Sakoon but won't be returning. The service was outright rude. Food took an hour to come out. We arrived a little late which we let them know well in advance. When we reached the restaurant, the lady at the front literally asked us to eat and leave quickly because they had a lot of reservations that night.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 29, 2017

Have been going here for several years!! Never disappoints, always a great meal with lots of options. Fantastic for a quick lunch meal that is delicious. Great for bringing vegetarian colleagues without feeling guilty!!!

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Local Ingredients, Business Meals, Great for Lunch, Authentic, Good for Groups, Spicy
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Birthday for 9 year old

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2017

Disappointed in the customer service. Food was good.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 21, 2017

Went for a birthday dinner. Food was great and service was good. Don’t like the hallway seating but it was also convenient away from the high traffic seating area. Veggie biryani was my favorite while both Kofta and malai panner we’re both very tasty. Highly recommended for both team lunch( have done in the past) or casual events with friends and family.

Tags: Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Great Beer, Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good for Groups, Business Meals, Kid-friendly, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for Anniversaries, Sunday Lunch, Authentic
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 (Seattle)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Food is great but it is pretty pricey for what it is. Also, they use a lot of salt so make sure to drink plenty of water

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 7, 2017

Large selection of authentic Indian meat and meatless food offerings. Nice desert selection. The Naan is very nice and flavorful. Nice ambiance.

I would recommend you make a reservation as this place gets really busy during the lunch buffet.

Tags: Bar Seating, Creative Cuisine, Spicy, Comfort Food, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 3, 2017

Good. However, we requested a high chair and were not given one, instead we were given a booth with booster seat, it did not help with our 10 month old.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 27, 2017

Great ambience and great food.Bit pricey but it was worthy.

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 (New England)·Dined on November 27, 2017

The service leaves a lot to be desired! The food was okay. Being in the Bay Area, there are way better options for much lesser cost!

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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Seekh kabab was a little on the dry side. In the past when I've eaten here, it was usually perfect. Gosht (lamb/goat) Malabar was quite good as was Tarka Dal. Tandoori Roti was a little over-done & became quite hard. Would have been nice with a little dab of ghee on each Roti.
Manager seems to be working much harder and picking up slack from waiters. Waiters did not write down your order. Wonder what happens if they get it wrong.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 19, 2017

Excellent food & service.
Would recommend to all who are looking for QUALITY food.

Tags: Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion, Comfort Food
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 15, 2017

A horrific dining experience awaits you at Sakoon. The waiters DO NOT approach tables with waiting customers. We had to wave one down after a long wait and even then the gaggle of waiters just balked and looked at each other.

Let me repeat that. We had to wave at a gaggle of waiters to come help us but they all balked and looked at each other as if there was no one there to help. Finally, someone volunteered to greet us and get us water after 10 minutes.

Be prepared to hear "I'm not your waiter" from the ENTIRE waitstaff and hosts as they walk by. We had to wave people down for water. For drinks. And to place our order. We also had to BEG for our food to be brought to our table. "We just have a large party we're serving right now."

Horrible service and experience.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 11, 2017

Nothing special and we didn't like the food so we will not be back

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 (Raleigh)·Dined on November 11, 2017

The food was good, would definitely try the achari seekh kebab again. However, the house chicken curry (murg sakoon) was not as flavorful. Good ambiance and service. During the meal, the staff and hostess got very antsy about our time to finish and wanted to hurry us along - this happened during rush hour at the restaurant around 8 pm on a Sunday, and they had patrons who specifically wanted our table. While I don't blame them for inquiring, we would have appreciated a little more tact.

Tags: Casual, Comfort Food, Spicy, Great for Outdoor Dining
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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Couldn’t sit properly at the table. Pole in the way. Food was terrible.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 29, 2017

One of te best Indian restaurants in the Bay area. Sakoon always has delicious food. The tandoori chicken was excellent in flavor and texture. The Aloo Gobi has lots of perfectly cooked cauliflower. The Sunday buffet also had a chat station with superb condiments. The desert station had 4 different deserts including scrumptious Gulab Jamon. The waiters bring fresh nan to the table. There is absolutely nothing left to be desired. We loved it!

Tags: Hot Spot, Comfort Food, Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 27, 2017

There was a fire in the kitchen which made the hole experience bad. Hwoever, we finally got our food with some adjustments and it was free of charge. We will return when they have fixed the gas.

Tags: Tasting Menu
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

Date Night - and Diwali celebrations!

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2017

I reserved a table for 17 people using open table one week in advance. When we went there the manager gave us three different tables and put us in a booth instead of giving us one table. WHen I asked him he told me I am at least giving you a table. By giving us a table he was not doing us any favor, we had booked the table one week in advance. If he could not give us one table for all the 17 people he could have called me and let me know. I would have managed the booking at some other restaurant. Even he knew that at 12 PM it is impossible to get a table for 17 on castro, so just to trap us and mint money from us he behaved in this way.

Tags: Great for Brunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Great choice of Indian food! Go early like 11:40am to avoid Buffet lines.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 14, 2017

The restaurant was quite busy and the service was on the slower side! The wait times between courses was too much for our comfort. We had to ask for attention a couple of times to get our order through. The person taking our order made us comfortable, however could have been around more.

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 8, 2017

Lamb Biryani was very disappointing. Meet was dry and tough. Seemed over cooked.

Tags: Creative Cuisine
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 5, 2017

Wonderful buffet selection at lunch hour that allows for sampling a wide range of North Indian cuisine.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 1, 2017

Good food.. Yummy desserts.
You'll save time if you book your table well in advance

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 26, 2017

This may have been an off day, but the naan was room temperature rather than hot, and that the ingredients seem to be a notch down from what they were a few months ago, especially the proteins. They used to have fish, and now there was a battered chili chicken, butter chicken, tandoori chicken, etc. It was OK, but I won't hurry back.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 23, 2017

18% gratuity in groupon was just ridiculous!

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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 16, 2017

Food is amazing and the ambience is very trendy!

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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 9, 2017

The restaurant was quite crowded with screaming children during this recent visit and the chicken was not very good, it was tough and chewy and over peppered. The Shrimp was too spicy, and unenjoyable. I have had decent food here in the past, so was very disappointed this time.

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 (Denver)·Dined on September 5, 2017

This is the number one place in the heart of Silicon Valley to get Indian food. I love it! They never disappoint!

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