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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.
Mountain View, CA 94041
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
Castro & California
$30 and under
AMEX, MasterCard, Visa
Modern and eclectic music.
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.
Free ample parking on Castro street and rear parking lot. Time limits apply during daytime.
Train Station: Mountain View Caltrain, VTA Light Rail
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
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
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.
Fun cocktails. Wide variety of appetizers that I had never seen before. We had the ground chicken kabobs and the jhalmuri which were both wonderful. We had the butter chicken and kashmiri lamb dish that were both rich and spicy. This was our second time there and we will definitely go back.
Since some of the meat entrees do not specify that they come with vegetables, I ordered a Tandoori chicken and my wife had a combined tandoori vegetables and chicken appetizer. Truly, we split everything and it was delicious. For those without much of a spice tolerance, the waiters were very helpful in picking a dish and very accommodating with yogurt or mango chutney to cut the heat. Remaining food was packed in a tin foil wrap, but this was the only thing here that struck me as odd.
Would definitely return, maybe with even more of a guide to the cuisine.
I really love Sakoon's dinner offerings; they are a creative take on Indian cuisine. I thought the Saturday brunch was good, but it didn't stand out from the rest of the Indian lunch buffet's in the area, such as Amber, or Darbar. The food was very good, but I wouldn't say it was spectacular, which is how I would describe Sakoon's dinner menu. Also, the dishes were labeled with their authentic Indian names, but as someone who is not Indian, I wasn't sure what the ingredients were in some of them. Overall, it was still a very pleasant experience.
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