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Royal Khyber

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1621 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7459 (S Bear St.)
+1 714-436-1010
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
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Sun - Wed 17:30 - 21:30
Sun - Fri 11:30 - 14:00
Fri - Sat 17:30 - 22:30
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Orange County, California
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30 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 January 2017

Celebration of Diwali was special with family. Very authentic food and sophisticated decor.Great atmosphere and service by Mr.Ali was wonderful.

2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

You will enjoy everything you try at this restaurant. It is authentic Indian food, prepared by a master. From the special ovens where naan is cooked traditionally by flinging onto the sides, to the wonderful tastes of the regions this is an adventure you will surely enjoy. They have lunch and dinner specials and many other specials, but another favorite... More 

Thank Lorenzo P
Long Beach, California
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16 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

My husband and I stopped by the Royal Khyber for an early dinner on Sunday. It was terrific as usual. The service was professional and attentive without hovering. The dinners came with a small salad, rice and naan. While the prices are a bit high compared to other Indian restaurants, the quality of the food and the tastiness of their... More 

Thank Emily4518
Honolulu, Hawaii
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64 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 October 2016 via mobile

Royal Khyber has the best Indian meals on par with the top restaurants in NYC and London. Had the vegetable thali served with Naan, rice and Raita. Also the wine list was excellent---some very nice whites which paired nicely with the spicy food.

Thank LavaLegs
riverside, ca
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41 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

Lets start with the Good. The ambiance is nice, its centrally located and the desserts and out of this world. Definitely recommend the Gulab Jamnun. The Bad....the food is at best, medicare. You are not going to get true Indian food, just their Americanized version. The Naan we ordered was dry and chewy, They could have put a few dabs... More 

Thank importedinteriors
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 August 2016 via mobile

This restaurant has great decor and very good service. However they have lost their way when it comes to authenticity of food. We tried Mussels and kebabs from appetizer menu. Both tested more Italian than Indian. Same was true with Lamb chop masala. Goan prawn curry was good. All types of breads were great. That tells me they have the... More 

Thank Gen S
Orange County, California
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98 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 May 2016

Visited after a long absence, and were floored by the much-upgraded cuisine, as well as the extraordinary service. This used to be the top-rated Indian restaurant in Orange County a couple of decades ago, but in recent years had lost much of its appeal. Believe me, it's back in the game now, and the food could rival any top-level London... More 

1 Thank Snosearch
Costa Mesa, CA
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224 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 April 2016

I eat a lot of Indian food. Love it. But the usual buffets we all know are kind a getting old - they are pretty consistent but non surprising. Same dishes, same flavors. Not so at Royal Khyber. The flavors, the spices they use are a wonderful experience for the mouth and mind. Of course you pay a little premium... More 

1 Thank FrankTibackx
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 December 2015

Tried dinner with friends and didn't feel comfortable with the food but service was good. Not sure whether will try out again here.

1 Thank Suresh C
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 November 2015

This indian restaurant is located near South Coast Plaza. We have been visiting this place for quite some time and food quality and taste are always consistent and excellent. Service is very friendly, provides nice suggestions if you are not familiar with indian dishes. Has a very nice decor. Recently we had a party with friends and family. They provided... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$20 - US$35
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 21:30
11:30 - 14:00
11:30 - 14:00
17:30 - 22:30
17:30 - 22:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1621 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, CA 92704-7459
    (S Bear St.)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Santa Ana
  • Phone Number: +1 714-436-1010

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?