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Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen, Fullerton, CA
Award-winning

Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen

4.6
4.6
394 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
With a culmination of cuisines from India, Pakistan, and Afghanistan, Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen boasts a menu of 100% halal cuisine, crafted by award-winning Chef Imran Ali Mookhi. In this eclectic eatery with an elegant vibe, guests can enjoy a range of dishes from more traditional, such as the Butter Chicken, to more creative dishes such as the Sloppy Khan, while sipping on a selection of craft non-alcoholic cocktails, like the Mango Mojito mocktail. *NOW OPEN FOR INDOOR DINING AT A LIMITED CAPACITY*

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2 people

19:00


Booked 47 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Afghan, Pakistani
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30–14:30 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:30
  • Phone number
    (714) 853-1081
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive Chef
    Imran Ali Mookhi
  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Area
    Fullerton
  • Parking Details
    There is also a parking structure located next door.
  • Additional
    Chef's Table, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access

What 394 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.6
4.6 based on recent ratings
  • 4.7Food
  • 4.6Service
  • 4.3Ambience
  • 4.3Value

NoiseModerate

394 Reviews
  1. Suzanne

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    3.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Modern take on Indian cuisine. Cost is not really worth. The quality of the food lamb was overcooked and all meat dishes that were kebabs were overcooked.

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  2. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    6 reviews

    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 2
    The staff was so kind & the food was 10/10! However if you are someone who cares a lot about ambiance, this place will be a little too noisy for you.

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  3. MichaelD

    Orange County

    41 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    41 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This was an outstanding dining experience. Great food all around. The chicken and smoked beef were fabulous. Looking forward to trying some other dishes on the menu too. Glad to see a high quality restaurant in Fullerton.

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  4. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 18 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Very impressed by the quality of food and service.

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  5. Jeronimo

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The curated Valentine's Day menu was super delicious and filling. A nice touch was taking polaroids to take home with a rose

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Poor experience. We were very excited to come til we walked into the door and no one greeted us. Then finally we get someone’s attention and told them a party of 2 with reservations. Mind you there were many tables available and the waiter chooses to split a table right in front of the door and tells us to sit. I request to be seated by the window. We sit and nobody greets us and no menus brought to us until we ask for it. Great food but poor customer service.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had an amazing time. The food, service, ambiance, everything was 5 stars! We’re already planning the next time we can come back!

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  8. NaomiK

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 10 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A wonderful and delectible experience. I will return soon with family and friends.

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  9. JolynnMahoney

    Central Coast

    18 reviews

    5.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on 8 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food and mocktails! Love this place! We. Have been back already.

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  10. AsifM

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 5 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great location with outstanding ambience. The is amazing. Customer service is outstanding.

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Khan Saab is superb in every way. You might have to wait, if only for a few minutes for a table even with a reservation. But, wait! You will be happy you did. Ask for help with the menu, the staff will explain contents, spices, and flavors. The food is amazing in its taste, the service is joyful, the bill is acceptable. It’s difficult to find fault with Khan Saab.

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  12. MichelleS

    Hawaii

    27 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    27 reviews

    Dined on 4 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 1
    Of all the items we picked, the lamb chops and garlic naan was ok, though the lamb was overcooked. The Bhindi was slimy, as if it hadn’t even been blanched first. The Aloo Gobi was swimming in ghee (oil) as was the Butter Chicken. It was so loud that you couldn’t even hear the people at your own table speak. We had such high hopes when we saw that they were supposed to have a Michelin Star, but we have had much better Indian food at The Peacock in Diamond Bar.

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  13. SabrinaS

    Orange County

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    One of the best meals we’ve had in a very long time. Service was impeccable and the menu is priced well. This will undoubtedly be a staple for us, I’m already looking forward to our next meal. 10/10 They knocked this one out of the park!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    The service was very rushed. It felt like they wanted to get us in and out. We ordered an appetizer, and when our appetizer came out, our food was right behind. When they gave us our check they came to take it before we even looked at it They need to slow their service down so people can enjoy their meal in the restaurant. 

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  15. Eloisa

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Love the food and staff is nice, dinner takes a little while but worth it, the only hiccup is it’s too smoky inside, more ventilation or hood needs to be considered, I didn’t complain the last two visits but last night my eyes started to water and burn a little Bieber it’s too cold to eat outside so hopefully they’ll look into this issue soon🙏🏼

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  16. TrungD

    San Diego

    34 reviews

    5.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Food was amazing. The lamb kebabs were tasty and juicy. Worth coming back for

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing food and service, will definitely be back.

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  18. JulianV

    Dallas

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The BEST Indian food in the East of LA area that we've had. Creative ingredients; bursting with flavor - going back!! Super value too. Very friendly and attentive service. Packed with smart locals.

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  19. JS3791

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food. The service took longer than usual but was well worth it

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  20. TuticoB

    Orange County

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Exceeded all of my expectations! Excellent service and extremely delicious flavors!

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  21. RS4649

    Orange County

    34 reviews

    vip
    2.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 22 January 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I was so excited to try this restaurant but my expectations were not met, unfortunately. The service was friendly but we had to wait SO long for our food. One of the orders was incorrect and then we had to wait even longer. We were charged for three naans and only received two. The entree description mentioned shishito peppers for one of the orders but there was a big jalapeño in the middle of the entree, no shishitos. The butter chicken was very good and the only highlight of the night.

    1 person found this helpful

  22. Qistinadanish

    Los Angeles

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Khan Saab is one of my fave restaurants to go to any time. The food is always consistently good, no matter what you order. The garlic naan is out-of-this-world crazy good and goes well with butter chicken or chicken karahi. It is 100% halal so Muslims don’t have to worry when you’re dining here. It is always best to make reservations, especially if you have a big group because this restaurant is always busy.

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  23. Caligirl34

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 21 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Just be careful of what you order. My server said the chicken biryani is a 7 on a scale of 1/10 for heat. I asked if the dish could be made medium instead of a 7. I was told “no”. I think this is a shortcoming of a restaurant of this caliber. Also, the noise level was too high. It was difficult to converse with my friend across the table. The food is good, through, so I’ll probably try a different night, not a Saturday night.

    1 person found this helpful

  24. OpenTable Diner

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Raza, our server, had excellent recommendations in the Khans Sloppy Joe, Paneer Tikka, smoky beef kabob, smoky Negroni, Karahi (he had the chef make it with paneer) and the beef nihari! All were excellent !

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  25. AminaB

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Delicious food, good service ,only issue is lighting so dim hard to read menu

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  26. SamK

    Los Angeles

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Excellent food and service. The noise level was a bit high, but overall, the experience was great!!

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  27. OpenTable Diner

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had such a great experience today with the family. Our waiter was so attentive and sweet, she came and checked on us multiple times to see if we needed anything. The food portions were a pretty good shareable size. One dish could feed about 2-3 people. The food was warm and delicious!. I love how the food has the perfect balance of spice to it. Highly recommend eating here. Will be back in the future for sure.

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time visiting and was a very special experience. It goes without saying that the food is exceptional. However the service and presentation really take it to another level. Yea, the drinks are all alcohol free, but don’t let that stop you from trying. My smoked Negroni was delicious! Perfect for a dry January or any time of year. The restaurant is beautiful but we did find the noise level a little overwhelming. Still was a great experience and we will be back!

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  29. KayleeP

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great restaurant! Service was fantastic and we loved all of the recommendations from our server.

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  30. LisaL

    Las Vegas

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 9 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Khan Saab is our go to for the best Indian food. Every time we have guests, it’s first on the list to visit. Over the past month the spices have become less intense, and the palak paneer sitting in a puddle of ghee. I hope it’s just a momentary change of cooks or something. We miss the love and finesse. That said, it’s still the best in the area.

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  31. tarekk

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Great food and service got seated right away and the waiter was very professional and nice

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  32. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    First time , 40 minute drive and worth it! Delicious , creative and lovely service

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  33. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    8 reviews

    3.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on 7 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    While it is a Michelin mentioned restaurant I think there are better places for Indian food. That’s not to say it was not good but rather not exceptional which was my expectation.

    1 person found this helpful

  34. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 6 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 2
    Place it very loud. Water is disgusting!! It tasted like tap water. It was warm. Services was okay. Food was not impressive at all. I definitely have had better at a much cheaper price. They try and make it look good with presentation. They bringing out dangerously large HOT wok pan with chicken karahi to the table. I had 7 people at my table and they all did not like pani puri. Loads of dry herbs on a bite size potato and a couple of chick peas. Pani not very flavorful. Needless to say I don’t recommend this place.

    1 person found this helpful

  35. PeterC

    Orange County

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    first time, great food and wonderful service. Would definitely go again

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  36. Nikhil

    Dallas

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent service and great food. Highly recommend to any one interested in kebabs and desi food.

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  37. OpenTable Diner

    Central Coast

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 31 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Offers an authentic Indian dining experience with a diverse menu showcasing classic favorites and regional specialties. The warm ambiance and friendly staff create a welcoming atmosphere. Standout dishes like biryani and tandoor-cooked naan make it a must-visit for those seeking genuine Indian flavors at a reasonable price

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  38. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Amazing , great food

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  39. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 29 December 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    Just a horrible experience with the service and food.

    1 person found this helpful

  40. MikeC

    Greater Boston

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 28 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food was delicious and spectacularly presented. The mocktail options was very fun. Service was very helpful and warm. I’d definitely come back with a larger group so we can try more dishes - we wanted to order everything on the menu! The smoked Negroni and smoked beef were particularly delicious and unique.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • Sealed or wrapped utensils used
    • Common areas deep-cleaned daily
    • Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
  • Physical distancing

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

    • Waiting staff wear masks
    • Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
  • Screening

    • Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
    • Staff temperature check required

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen using the Order Online button. Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen also offers delivery in partnership with Chow Now and Uber Eats. Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 853-1081.

Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen is rated 4.6 stars by 394 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable.

Make a booking

2 people

19:00


Booked 47 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for Khan Saab Desi Craft Kitchen

229 E Commonwealth Ave, Fullerton, CA 92832

Additional information

  • Award-winning
    1. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2023
    2. MICHELIN Bib Gourmand 2022
  • Area
    Fullerton
  • Hours of Operation
    Lunch Daily 11:30–14:30 Dinner Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–22:00 Fri, Sat 17:00–22:30
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian, Afghan, Pakistani
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress Code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking Details
    There is also a parking structure located next door.
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Imran Ali Mookhi
  • Additional
    Chef's Table, Delivery, Gender Neutral Restroom, Gluten-free Options, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Weekend Brunch, Wheelchair Access
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