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Nina's Indian Groceries

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23542 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630
+1 949-583-2789
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Sat 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch

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  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Authentic Indian Food in the OC

Went there to buy spices and discovered the restaurant in the back of the grocery. The food tasted like I was in India, not bland food you find in many other Indian places in Orange County. Try to eat here once a week now. There is always a good selection from the steam tables. And, you can pick up... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed September 11, 2015
TerryfromToledo
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 11, 2015 via mobile

Went there to buy spices and discovered the restaurant in the back of the grocery. The food tasted like I was in India, not bland food you find in many other Indian places in Orange County. Try to eat here once a week now. There is always a good selection from the steam tables. And, you can pick up some... More 

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Thank TerryfromToledo
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 8, 2014

Go for some awesome curries And Alloo paratha. Will go back for more. Extremely clean and neat and organized.

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2 Thank djdesai007
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 30, 2013 via mobile

The grocery is authentic British & Indian with many hard to find imported ingredients, curries, candies and sauces. The best part is the cafe, with great takeaway and fresh Naan.

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3 Thank Michael F
Ely, United Kingdom
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 13, 2013

Staying away on business can be a dull affair on your own so I decided to see what the local Indian fare was like. Coming from the UK we are spoilt for good Indian food. For $7 you get a curry, rice, a naan and some salad. It's excellent value as that's a lot of food for the cash. I... More 

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2 Thank MBell_TA
Las Vegas, Nevada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 28, 2013

I cook Indian food at home and always come here for the Indian ingredients you just can't find in local groceries, I always pick up food from the restaurant when I'm here. Their vegetable pakora is amazing. This is a Indian and British store in the front and a small buffet type restaurant in the back. Don't let that deter... More 

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2 Thank Kerry F
Lake Forest, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

Great vegetarian options at the restaurant part. My husband and I are sad when a week goes by where we haven't gone to Nina's. The nan is always good and fresh. The vegetable korma is DELICIOUS! My only regret is that I don't have more stomachs to fill.

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3 Thank KateHarsh
Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 18, 2013

This grocery store has so many different items. It's fun to just wander the aisles! I also love the restaurant attached. Great for takeout!

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2 Thank Jaime D
San Clemente, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2012

This is a deli style carry-out or dine in place. The restaurant is towards the back of the grocery, making it a bit like a hidden treasure. I'm a big eater, so when I was first introduced to Nina's i ordered the three piece combo, I was not able to finish this. Their portions are fairly large, especially if you... More 

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2 Thank omxom
Laguna Beach, California
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2012

This is a wonderful place to grab great food to go. Everything I have tried has been very good. You can also find Britsh food in the grocery. The people are very nice and you can even get a Bollywood dvd while you there!

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1 Thank ocgirl13
Lake Forest, California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 9, 2012

I love Indian food. The style is a little different from what I am used to. The food is tasty and if they say hot it is hot. The Nan (Bread) is good. I had chicken vindaloo, hot, red, Sag, spinach, and another vegetable. If you haven't had eggplant, spinach, lentils or chicken from an Indian restaurant, you are in... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 23542 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-583-2789

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 6 - 8
  • Cuisine: Indian
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:00 pm

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