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Chili Chutney Restaurant

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24301 Muirlands Blvd Ste A, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3627
+1 949-859-1778
11:00 - 22:00
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All hours
Sun 12:00 - 21:00
Mon - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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89 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 57 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 July 2016 via mobile

Solid Afgan place. Enjoyed the Manto, chicken and beef platter, and the stuffed potato breads. The accompanying bread and chutneys were very good.

Thank peeam
Lake Forest, California
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53 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 May 2016

As a nearby restaurant where walking is not a problem, I have enjoyed their buffet which started at $7.99 and has gone up ever since. The value is there however I watch the limited selections to enjoy protein and fresh vegetable over potato's which I call filler foods loaded with carbs and sodium. Otherwise a nice place that is clean... More 

Thank Whimsicalartist
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14 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 May 2016 via mobile

I had read about the place and expected better. The lamb shank was skimpy,dry never offered with condiments and arrived less than 5 minutes after it was ordered meaning it was on a steam table. Disappointing and really I have no sense that it will improve on another visit.

Thank LionelEC
Cambridge, UK
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144 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 62 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2016

I visited this restaurant on a Saturday evening as a change to my usual haunts. Visiting on business means eating alone often, so I like to ring the changes. This evening half restaurant was curtained off for a private function, and I arrived in time to get order in and food served before staff attention moved elsewhere. Very helpful server,... More 

Thank ashgreen
Willoughby, Ohio
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31 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015 via mobile

We came here for lunch, my first experience for Afgan cuisine. The buffet had a variety of kabobs, salad, chutnies, veggies, and a awesome potato stuffed bread.

1 Thank Joe H
Denver, Colorado
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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 July 2015

We ended up here when the Italian restaurant in the same strip mall (that we'd planned to go to) was too crowded/loud for us to hear each other talk. None of us had had Afghan food before - and we knew nothing about the restaurant - but it was a very pleasant surprise. Good, abundant food with a lot of... More 

1 Thank DrSWatson
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136 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 January 2015

Simply great food. It has the best of Indian (curry-like dishes called Borani and chutney), Middle Eastern (pita bread and kabob) and eastern European (dumpling dishes). We love it and stop by whenever in the area.

1 Thank JonnyDub
Sydney, Australia
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28 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 June 2014 via mobile

Mouthwatering buffet!!! The pistachio rice pudding is the best! Ambience of the place is equally nice for family or friends. Nice food and great staff!

Thank Raheel H
Saint Louis, Missouri
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293 reviews
218 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 73 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 June 2014

My friends and I ate here for a book club restaurant as the book's setting was Afghanistan so we wanted traditional cuisine. We were all well pleased with the options for vegetarians and meat-lovers alike. We loved all of our dishes, and our waiter was very helpful in assisting us in choosing so that we could try a variety. I... More 

Thank DnllJns
Bedford NH
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68 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 February 2014 via mobile

Very good Middle Eastern food. I had the Beef dumplings to start and they were great, but maybe could have been spicier, although I had asked for hottest, The waiter admitted he decided to instead go 'medium' for some reason. We had the King's Platter for entrees and were not disappointed. The best was the Chicken Kabobs. Also worth mentioning... More 

Thank NHstu

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Middle Eastern, Afghani, Mediterranean, Halal
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Open Hours
12:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 24301 Muirlands Blvd Ste A, Lake Forest, CA 92630-3627
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-859-1778

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?