Royal Khyber

1621 W. Sunflower Ave.
Santa Ana, CA 92704
Phone: (714) 436-1010
Cuisine: Indian
Price: $$

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  • Hours
    Monday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    Tuesday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    Wednesday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    Thursday: 11:30 AM - 9:30 PM
    Friday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Saturday: 5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Sunday: 5:30 PM - 9:30 PM
    Closed Mon-Thurs from 2pm-5:30pm. We serve lunch 11:30AM-2:00PM
  • Parking Availability Parking on Site
  • Meal Times Served Lunch, Dinner
  • Special Needs Booster/High Chairs, Wheelchair Access, Gluten-Free Items
  • Atmosphere Romantic, Family / Children
  • Reservation Information Suggested
  • Attire Casual
  • Bar Full Bar
  • Payment Methods Amex Mastercard Visa


A Journey for your palate and mind. The art of Indian cookery lies NOT in high spicing but in the delicacy of spicing. Indian cuisine is universally known for its distinctive flavorings. It was in fact the lure of these spices which first brought the British and the French, the Dutch and the Portuguese to the Indian coast. It is the use of selected spices in a particular manner (whole spices, ground and or spice blends) to bring out the dormant flavors of a dish, which is the real art, practiced by the experienced chefs in the Royal Khyber kitchen. The large, well-varied menu includes fresh fish such as swordfish, halibut or salmon; chicken or shrimp cooked with garlic, herbs, spices, tomatoes and olive oil tossed with pasta in an Indian wok; and shashlik kabobs of swordfish or chicken breast, made with bell peppers, onions and tomatoes, then broiled over mesquite in a tandoori and topped with a chat measlier sauce. Owner Arun Puri founded the Royal Khyber in 1980, and it didn't take long for it to become a fixture of the Orange county dining scene. It's a favorite of those partial to Indian cuisine, but also those looking for smoke good food and a unique dining experience.

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Rated 4.4 out of 5 by 244reviewers.
Rated 5 out of 5 by Food is always great. Service people are lovely. Aug 23, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Although the food was generally good, the lamb vindaloo tasted more like stewing beef chunks were used, which detracted from the dining experience. Aug 23, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food and service. Aug 4, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by Chicken dish was excellent but the fish dish was poor and the vegetables were seasoned and partial cooked in an unappetizing way. Jul 27, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Wonderful staff fabulous food... Beautiful restaurant:) Jul 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Great food in a relaxing fine dining atmosphere. Excellent attentive service even as we arrived after 9 :00 pm Jul 23, 2014
Rated 2 out of 5 by Service was good. Jun 25, 2014
Rated 4 out of 5 by The place has a nice ambiance and played very good Indian music unlike other places that play the run-of-the-mill stuff. The vegetable biriyani was too bland and dry but was a big portion. The yellow dal tasted very good and went well with ghee rice. Enough for 2. The Okra curry tasted good and had the right amount of spices but was a smaller portion. The naan was good and tasted like it had more whole wheat than maida (all purpose flour). Overall 4.5/5 stars. Definitely going back only if I get a coupon to the place. Jun 11, 2014
Rated 3 out of 5 by Prices on final bill higher than on menu. Food good, but poor value. Too expensive for what you got. Example: $4 for a SMALL bowl of rice. May 25, 2014
Rated 5 out of 5 by Delicious dinner starting with Lamb Samosas and then onto Shrimp Biryani. Great service and delightful atmosphere May 10, 2014
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