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The Yellow Chilli, Tustin, CA

The Yellow Chilli

4.3
4.3
269 Reviews
$30 and under
Indian
The most popular brand from SK Restaurants, The Yellow Chilli Tustin represents Indian food in all its eccentricity and diversity along with a high quality family dining experience. With a variety of dishes specially designed by Master Chef Sanjeev Kapoor during his travels across India.

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2 people

19:00


Booked 11 times today

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:30 Fri 17:00–22:30 Sat 17:30–22:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–14:30 Sat, Sun 12:00–15:00
  • Phone number
    (714) 389-5280
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Executive Chef
    Sanjeev Kapoor
  • Catering
    We can cater for all your special events!
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (714) 389-5280
  • Area
    Tustin
  • Cross Street
    The District @ Tustin Legacy adjacent to AMC Theatres
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 269 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

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

4.3
4.3 based on recent ratings
  • 4.4Food
  • 4Service
  • 4.4Ambience
  • 3.8Value

NoiseModerate

Loved For

  • Orange County

    Healthy

  • North Orange County

    Healthy

269 Reviews
  1. lindarobirds

    Los Angeles

    48 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on 25 February 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 4
    Not as good as before. Service is not very good. The food was expensive and a tad on the bland side. Punjabi Tandoor is so much better at half the price.

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  2. DNR1

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Good food Great service Best place for a group party

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  3. EZK303

    Orange County

    9 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on 17 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is our new go to favorite local spot for healthy food, lovely service, nice ambiance, and reasonable prices. The experience of dining at The Yellow Chili will not disappoint even the most discriminating palate or the Indian Foodie in you. Michael provided wonderful service. Can’t wait to return for another special evening!

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  4. WaldinG

    Los Angeles

    2 reviews

    1.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 1
    I will be downgrading my reviews, I have been to this place at least 6 times, but the experience yesterday was awful, I had reservations for inside sitting and I was told that they could only sit us outside on their beautiful patio... while we were there, they were 3 empty tables inside... the heater on the patio will keep turning off, the waiters will keep bringing the wrong dishes, and they forget to bring the basic serving dishes and utensils. The waitress/host in the front had an attitude that was confrontational and did not try to accommodate. I was very disappointed, especially since this place is not cheap, we ended up spending over $120.00 for 2 people.

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  5. Adamantane

    Chicago

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 February 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 4
    We went to Yellow Chili for Valentine's day and the place was fully booked (or even overbooked). Took 10 minutes to get seated (even with a prior reservation) and the wait staff did not take our orders for a full hour. Only when we got up to leave they reseated us and took the order. We only got our food after being in the restaurant for 90 minutes. Disappointed that we did not get a discount or get our drinks complimentary. Poor service.

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  6. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    It’s an okay place for a meal. Service leaves a lot to be desired. Good is extremely heavy and cream rich.

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  7. MiniG

    Atlanta Metro

    6 reviews

    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 3 February 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food , creative dishes. Nothing tasted. The same like at some Indian restaurants where all tomato based dishes taste similar . Tried the Mango Jaljeera martini , minty murgh and crispy cauliflower all exceptionall! Loved the tikka masala and karahi paneer , malai kofta also . Had rasamalai for dessert that was great. Will definitely come back for more

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  8. SumanS

    Austin

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 27 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great. Good food and good ambience. Enjoyed our evening there.

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  9. SueC

    Orange County

    1 review

    vip
    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 26 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is excellent, but service is slow, so not a great choice if you are pressed for time. Well worth the wait if you have time though.

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  10. RajS

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 20 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    I have been a frequent visitor to The Yellow Chilli restaurant, but my recent experiences have left me disappointed with the decline in service. The new staff seems to lack the focus on providing attentive customer service. During my two visits last week, I encountered issues with the waiters not taking timely orders and neglecting customers. In both instances, there was a noticeable delay in receiving acknowledgment from a waiter, forcing us to wait for 20 minutes before any attention was given. Attempts to grab their attention were met with indifference, indicating a concerning lack of care on their part. This no-care attitude may jeopardize the restaurant's reputation, relying solely on its brand name. Despite my disappointment with the service, it's essential to note that the food quality at The Yellow Chilli has consistently been excellent. However, the management needs to address the service issues promptly to ensure customers continue to enjoy both the cuisine and the overall dining experience. I hope this review serves as constructive feedback to help maintain the restaurant's legacy and uphold the standards set by renowned chef Sanjeev Kapoor.

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  11. ArunP

    Baltimore

    15 reviews

    3.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on 16 January 2024

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Somewhat disappointed. We’ve gone to the Yellow Chilli up in the Bay Area and that was a 5 all around. This one however was overpriced even by Bay Area standards, our tandoori lamp chops were over cooked, the butter chicken was more sweet than spicy and the lamb biryani was very dry and much more rice than lamb. The saag paneer was pretty good like we remember from our past visits. When the cook the food the way it’s supposed too, it’s awesome. The service and wait staff were very attentive and friendly. No complaints there. Just wish the food wood have been more carefully prepared. We’ll give it another try in the near future and I hope this review serves to improve the quality of the food. Management however needs to reduce the prices by 20-25%. It’s way too expensive for what you’re getting!

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  12. EdTrotter

    Orange County

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on 14 January 2024

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    A very nicely curated menu that spans the myriad cuisines of India. We visited India a year ago and found a wonderful variety of food there. Yellow Chili does the country proud. Great addition to the local array of international offerings.

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  13. SimranY

    San Diego

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 13 January 2024

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very average. This was the second time we visited the first we visited the food was good but it was very disappointing this time.

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  14. Brij

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 4 January 2024

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had a great experience dining at The Yellow Chilli last night. Great collection of drinks; we tried mango jaljira martini based upon the staff recommendation, and it was fab. Kids loved their drink Peru Pyala as well. Appetizers were a mixed bag. Chana Jor Garam Tikki was awesome, Karara Sabz roll was actually spring rolls, so it can be passed. In the main course, Achari Gosht and Sham Savera were a little bit on the tangy side, Lalla Musa Dal was delicious. Best was saved for the last, that is, Shahi Tukda. Will certainly return to try the rest of the dishes.

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  15. NusratS

    San Diego

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 26 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Considering it was dinner time on Christmas Day, everything was outstanding.

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  16. GeminiB

    San Diego

    14 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on 25 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    All great! Excellent food and service . Great experience.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 24 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 3
    Service was terrible. Food was not bad. We liked the achari gobi. The paneer was too sweet tough we asked for high spice level. They took 30 mins to get us a tandoori roti.

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  18. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    7 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on 23 December 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 3
    If you are looking for non- traditional Indian food with some unique and delightful twists this is good place. On pricier side for the quantity. Service was not exceptional given that we went on a weekday and it was not that busy overall.

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  19. OpenTable Diner

    Palm Springs

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 14 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Both the food and the service were top quality! The restaurant is very clean and the ambiance is great! I can’t wait to go back!

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  20. AnirudhS

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 11 December 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    The service was little laxed. Appetizers were served without drinks. Quntity of food (especially Daal) was on lesser side. Daal should have been more spicy. Dessert was good.

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  21. ChefBene

    Los Angeles

    61 reviews

    5.0

    61 reviews

    Dined on 8 December 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Absolutely terrific experience. Michael is wonderful and Keecie is delightful.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    New Mexico

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on 25 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food, lively atmosphere, good service. A bit on pricier side but good value.

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  23. maulik

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 18 November 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Great food with smiling staff. Always great experience.

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  24. Muts

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on 17 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent food, great service, cocktails need improvement. If they served better drinks, this restaurant would become unstoppable.

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  25. Noname

    Orange County

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 1
    4. Ambience 2
    We spoil our double celebration by choosing a wrong place

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  26. Annie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on 12 November 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    Pretty solid spot for dinner! I went for Diwali weekend and service was a bit slow - which felt ironic since they were trying to get people in and out in ~90 minutes. I got there a bit early but they wouldn't seat me until my reservation time (even though I saw empty tables in the courtyard). I do wish the decor outside was a bit nicer compared to the vibe inside. Still, I wanted a quiet and warm spot for a date and this fit the bill. We ordered: * Kachche Kele Ki Shaami - Appetizer, really tasty. They look like aloo tikkis. The sauce is pretty good and you don't need to eat them with chutney if you don't want to. * Shaam Savera - I wish there were more vegetarian mains without paneer in it but this was pretty good. Visually it looked weird to get only four pieces of paneer but it was pretty filling. * Dal Tadka Dhaba - We asked them to make this a bit spicy and they delivered! * Garlic Naan and Pyaaz Mirch Ki Roti - both good I do think the entrees should come with a side of rice for the price point they were at. We also got a drink each - extensive bar menu, both enjoyed what we picked. I kinda expect service to be a little whatever at Indian places (lol) but the food was good and I would come back.

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  27. IanS

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 2 November 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    Food was ok, certain dishes were very salty, but generally food was good. Service was friendly and accommodating.

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  28. NShah

    Los Angeles

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 29 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Certainly! Here's a review based on your experience: --- ⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️⭐️ I recently had the pleasure of dining at The Yellow Chillis, and it was an absolute delight. The food was not only authentic and delicious but also of excellent quality. What truly made the experience stand out, though, was the warmth and friendliness of the owner and staff. They went above and beyond to make sure I felt welcomed and thoroughly enjoyed my meal. Their genuine care and attention to detail shone through every interaction. I highly recommend this place to anyone in search of a memorable dining experience and flavorful Indian cuisine.

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  29. SHASHI

    Orange County

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Excellent Place, food was superb, High priced food.

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  30. SanazK

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 21 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Amazing Indian food very good service highly recommend this place

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  31. OpenTable Diner

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 15 October 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    Amazing food, awesome experience. We wish table spacing was a little farther apart, but otherwise we will be back soon

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  32. DaveK

    Orange County

    106 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    106 reviews

    Dined on 1 October 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Great place - enjoyed lamp chops - one of the best we have eaten anywhere - excellent service - good crew - prices are average but food quality and variety were impressive

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  33. geh77

    Orange County

    1 review

    3.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Too pricy. The food was good but too expensive. The service was great but they took t0o long to bring the food. 20% extra for a party of 8.

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  34. VandanaS

    New York City

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 30 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had a wonderful experience. Food was amazing along with ambience and service. will surely recommend it.

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  35. ChristianG

    Orange County

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on 28 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    It was great I enjoyed the sea bass and naan,can't wait to visit again

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  36. LindaG

    New York City

    6 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on 26 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    Every dish was amazing. Looking forward to my next visit.

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  37. DeepakP

    Los Angeles

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on 24 September 2023

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    It was a great experience entertaining the guests .

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  38. KathyP

    Tucson

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 17 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    The food is delicious and the flavors are well blended and lovely. I've been several times now and really enjoy it.

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  39. AlyssaW

    San Diego

    2 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on 16 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Everyone was so friendly and attentive. We had a note for our anniversary and staff wished us happy anniversary, and then brought us out surprise dessert with the most beautifully decorated plate to wish a happy anniversary!

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  40. Olivia

    San Diego

    4 reviews

    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on 11 September 2023

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 5
    Food is amazing as always, but the wait for our main dishes and for the check/boxes was a little slow.

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Safety precautions

  • Cleaning & sanitising

    • Surfaces sanitised between seatings
    • Digital, disposable or sanitised menu provided
    • 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

FAQs

You can order delivery directly from The Yellow Chilli using the Order Online button. The Yellow Chilli also offers delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. The Yellow Chilli also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (714) 389-5280.

The Yellow Chilli is rated 4.3 stars by 269 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 11 times today

Order delivery or takeout

Google Map for The Yellow Chilli

2463 Park Ave, Tustin, CA 92782

Additional information

  • Cross Street
    The District @ Tustin Legacy adjacent to AMC Theatres
  • Area
    Tustin
  • Hours of Operation
    Mon–Thu, Sun 17:00–21:30 Fri 17:00–22:30 Sat 17:30–22:30 Lunch Mon–Fri 11:30–14:30 Sat, Sun 12:00–15:00
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Elegant
  • Dress Code
    Smart Casual
  • Parking Details
    Street Parking
  • Payment Options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive Chef
    Sanjeev Kapoor
  • Additional
    Bar/Lounge, Beer, Cocktails, Corkage Fee, Full Bar, Gender Neutral Restroom, Happy Hour, Non-Smoking, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeaway, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (714) 389-5280
  • Catering
    We can cater for all your special events!
  • Private party facilities
    We welcome you to explore our Private Dining options, perfect for any occasion.
  • Private party contact
    our Private Event Coordinator : (714) 389-5280
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