Tustin, CA 92780
- Daily 10am-10pm
- All Major Credit Cards, cash
- Delivery, Kid Friendly, Patio/Sidewalk Dining, Takeout, Wheelchair Accessible
- Brunch, Dinner, Lunch
- Accepted, Not Necessary
- Lot Available
OC Weekly's Description
Our Best Indian Restaurant in 2008, this Tustin strip-mall joint continues to produce excellent korma (try it with malai, or vegetable patties), bhindi (okra) masala and lamb dishes. Egg curry is one of the better renditions without going to Artesia, and stuffed karela is a must for lovers of the bitter melon. Stick with plain basmati rice, as the flavored rices are not worth the added expense. In addition to the traditional fare, this may be the only spot in OC for Indian-Chinese dishes such as chicken Manchurian. A buffet with the "greatest hits" (chicken tikka masala, palak paneer, chana masala) is available every day for lunch and Monday through Wednesdays for dinner and, at $9, is a great lunch option. For dessert, carrot halwa and kheer (thin rice pudding) are very good. Service is leisurely, so take your time, bring friends, drink masala chai and chat.
North Indian cuisine is so last century, yet you'll toss out such culinary snobbery after just one meal at Haveli. The service takes a while, but that's because they're probably putting every spice in the subcontinent into your meals. Don't rushadmire the interior: dolls, luxuriant couches out of the Raj, the same damn raga for hours on end. Most of the menu is stuff you can... More >>
North Indian cuisine is so last century, yet you'll toss out such culinary snobbery after just one meal at Haveli. The service takes a while, but that's because they're probably putting every spice in the subcontinent into your meals. Don't rushadmire the interior: dolls, luxuriant couches out of the Raj, the same damn raga for hours on end. Most of the menu is stuff you can find in other places, but betterthe smokiness of the tandoori chicken can make a fireman weep; the curries pique more than burn. Focus, instead, on the Chinese-Indian section of the 139-dish menu, a bizarre-yet-appealing cross-section of Mandarin bitterness with subcontinental heat. In other words, bet you've never had fried rice or noodles with soy sauce and curry.
Tips from foursquare
All you can eat Dinner Buffet Monday through Thurs with lots of Vegetarian options. The Malai Kofta was YUMMY!
The Chicken Tikka Masala is the best in Orange County!
Foods for AYCE are unexpectedly not bad. Seasonings are well, a bit slow service, foods aren't so hot (temperature wise).
Lamb biryani was ok - not spicy enough, but nice chunks of lamb.
Customer service here is great and it's not crowded like Anapoorna.
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