Royal Khyber is a Fine Indian Cuisine Restaurant, located in South Coast Plaza Village (across from Nordstrom).
- Surfaces sanitised between seatings
- Common areas deep cleaned daily
- Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
- Sanitiser or wipes provided for customers
- Contactless payment available
- Limited number of seated diners
- Distancing maintained in common areas
- Extra space between tables
- Waiting staff wear masks
- Diners must wear masks unless eating or drinking
- Sick staff prohibited in the workplace
World famous entrée: hand filleted Tandoori chicken tossed in Tikka Masala sauce with ghee
Famous Hyderabadi Chicken 65, prepared with curry of yogurt, mint and coconut served with basmati rice pilaf
Lamb Rogan Josh
Succulent cubed lamb leg curry cooked with freshly ground Garam Masala, basmati rice & Nan
Little slow to greet us with very few people in the restaurant. Food was decent. Naan was very good.
Food was delicious! We had the vegetarian snack platter, Khyber's Nectar, Butter Chicken, Eggplant Ka Bharta, Tandoori Chicken, rice and naan. All were excellent but the star was the Khyber's Nectar. The lamb fell off the bone and melted in your mouth. The accompanying sauce was rich & flavorful. We ate outside so the food got cold rather quickly and the table next to us were diners from another restaurant and they talked loudly. Otherwise, it was a very enjoyable dinner. We finished with a rice pudding, which was a very nice palate cleanser.
Nothing to complain about. Everything was great - food and service.
The best and one of the most elegant Indian restaurants. Being of Indian heritage, this doesn’t happen often or easily. The lamb shank is delightful. Will definitely go back.
Excellent North Indian food, probably the best in Orange County, served in a beautiful outdoor patio. Service was prompt and attentive.
Great place for my team and the Indian team members loved the food. Great service!
Excellent food& excellent service!!
Food is awesome, not too spicy . The service was exceptional, smiling faces to greet you. We enjoyed our lunch .
Very attentive service by Ali.
Very nice experience with friends, delicious food, but a bit overpriced. I was hoping that the meals would include side dishes (i.e rice, salad), but those items are separate and adds to the already high price. Ambiance is nice, not over crowded, clean in dining area, restrooms not so much. No paper towels to dry hands either. Overall, good, just not great.
Food was delicious as always. Menu is a little more limited than in the past but still delicious! Service and atmosphere are both excellent!
Best Indian food in SoCal as always!!
Very good Indian food buffet, relaxing atmosphere and good service.
Food was outstanding as per usual! The fish malabar is an absolute must have! Friendly & efficient staff! Truly an experience to dine in.
I have been blessed to have travelled to 35 different countries, including India. I have live in the Middle East and have never enjoyed an Indian restaurant as much as I enjoy Royal Khyber. It is the typicity, to borrow a wine word, of Indian cuisine - just a culinary delight. Service is sublime, ambiance perfect, and the food is so well prepared - I cannot say enough. Everyone should experience Royal Khyber in their lifetimes. It is the benchmark in Indian cuisine!
Good quality meat & Very tasty dishes. My friend usually gets stomach issues with Indian food but not here :) would definitely go back again.
Great, like always! Thanks Ali and Norma!
Four shrimp in my dish for $28…that was a let down. However the service was impeccable so it made the evening very enjoyable!
Service quite slow. The gentleman owner, I guess, was trying SO hard. Probably hart times trying to recover and wind up after COVIS restrictions.
Will certainly return for the great food.
Every dish was exceptional. The depth of flavors was amazing. Truly one of the best Indian restaurants around.
Great dinner & Aliji the BEST as always! Miss Chaat_Papdi so the 4 stars next to Food!
Visiting from out of town this restaurant has the best Indian cuisine from various regions of India
I made resevation on ooen table one day before for our anniversary dinner
When we arrived they had no information as they were " off line"
It was great to see that all of their indoor tables were full and the outdoor tables were half full. The service and food are always fabulous with Ali in charge.
Wonderful place for Mother’s Day. I do dad find it odd that they charged for rice and naan
The service was great as usual, but the food fell short of what we were used to before the pandemic. The magical blend of spices was not there, and this is what set their food apart from all the rest of Indian food restaurants. We will try it one more time to see if this continues to be a disappointment.
I have never had such bland Indian food. We were a party at four and not one of us cared for the food food because it was so bland. When we ordered our entrees iafter having sampled the appetizers we requested to please increase the spices.
What we got we’re bland entrées with a little bowl of chopped red peppers and oil. Really?
We also found the service to be lacking
Perhaps it was just an off night, but there are far better Indian restaurants in orange county and we won’t be coming back.
Wonderful attentive service, delicious sauce on the Malabar salmon! My husband really liked his Tikka Masala & the Naan bread & basmati rice are so good!!!
The Indian cuisine at the Royal Khyber is unsurpassed in my personal experience and they adjust carefully to each diner's ability to handle and enjoy spicy food. Service is attentive and unintrusive.
Love, 💕 love love going here! And taking business acquantices, friends, & family as well!
This was my first time at the restaurant. We benefited greatly from the input of our server. The food was excellent. I'll be back.
Great restaurant tucked away in the Village by South Coast Plaza.
Everything we ate was delicious. The service was just as good. Every suggestion was perfect and we enjoyed dishes we had never tried before. It was elegant, and quiet, yet very comfortable for our family with a 6 year old. They have a great variety of gluten free options and a lovely wine list. They also have great cocktails but we didn't know at first because they are on a seperate menu. Probably just during covid paper menu times.
We look forward to our next visit!
Their Lamb Shank is great, tender and juicy. The Lamb vindaloo was also great. I had the very spicy and it was VERY SPICY! I loved it that way. The eggplant appetizer was the star of the show! This is a great place for vegetarians.
Great like always! Ali and Norma provided excellent service, the food was delicious as always, and the music was magnificent!
Always our go to restaurant! Cheers!
And LUCKY we got a reservation on V-day! Yeah!
Amazing food and service. I look forward to visiting again.
The most delicious Indian cuisine ever! Must try the coconut basil chicken!
Royal Khyber does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Royal Khyber also offers takeaway which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 436-1010.
Royal Khyber is rated 4.6 stars by 427 OpenTable diners.
Royal Khyber does offer gift cards which you can purchase here https://squareup.com/gift/93Z3K17ZBXW67/order.
Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting bookings at the moment.