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Sakoon

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357 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1256 (Castro & California)
Bus stops: Train Station: Mountain View Caltrain, VTA Light Rail
650-965-2000
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11:30 am - 10:00 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 32
    Excellent
  • 38
    Very good
  • 13
    Average
  • 4
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Authentic Indian food; good selection on lunch buffet

I am usually not a great fan of buffet as the quality of food generally is not so great. But to my surprise I found the lunch buffet (Saturday) had great quality food with lots of choice for vegetarian. There were at least 3 vegetarian starters with quite a few tasty dips, in the main dishes there... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 3 weeks ago
Aashrith
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Geneva, Switzerland
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Geneva, Switzerland
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I am usually not a great fan of buffet as the quality of food generally is not so great. But to my surprise I found the lunch buffet (Saturday) had great quality food with lots of choice for vegetarian. There were at least 3 vegetarian starters with quite a few tasty dips, in the main dishes there were 4 vegetarian... More 

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Thank Aashrith
SF Bay Area
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Everything we ordered was delicious. Nice presentation and attentive wait staff. We had their triple play appetizer of lamb ribs, chicken and shrimp. Butter chicken and eggplant entrees with garlic naan and rice were more than enough for us.

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Thank kaffir888
Rochester, Minnesota
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87 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 27, 2015

Went for lunch and had their buffet. The selection was excellent of both vegetarian and non-vegetarian dishes, and everything was wonderful! Would highly recommend!

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Thank v2skate0910
Mountain View, California, United States
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69 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2015

Good ambience and good food. I would strongly recommend the lunch buffet here. It is definitely pricey but the ambience and food quality is worth the price tag.

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Thank Ashish B
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56 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2015 via mobile

This place really stands out, the food is very tasty, the ambience is great and service is superb. The chicken biryani is to die for and a must have.

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Thank Bhavesh M
Mountain View, California
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50 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

MV has lots of Indian restaurants, this is one of the newest ones on Castro street. The atmosphere is kind of nightclubby with colorful LED lights. Food is excellent, service is great. Been here three times, never disappointed.

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Thank Charles C
Santa Cruz, California, United States
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69 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 23, 2015

We had seen people raving about this restaurant on "Check Please, Bay Area," and thought we'd try it for lunch when we were in the neighborhood. We enjoyed it greatly. It's a buffet lunch, and everything on offer seemed so fresh -- it had to be, because every seat in the place was taken and they had to keep refilling... More 

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Thank Elise Ann W
San Jose, California
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015 via mobile

There are several Indian restaurants in the Bay Area but we like Sakoon's morning buffet a lot. Like the ambience , location is just perfect if you like mountain view downtown. Food is delicious for the buffet. However when we went for dinner once we simply didn't like it . I think that it is too bland , kofta curry... More 

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Thank FamilyTravelEnthu
San Jose, California
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103 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 45 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2015

Ambiance: Nice place. Bigger than you might expect. Furnishings are pretty goo, though the booth seats are deeper than usual, with my legs bent at the knees I can't quite sit against the backrest (I'm US average size), a bit disconcerting. Sized to fit couples, groups of 4, and larger gatherings. One small thing to note, the restrooms are way... More 

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Thank C K H
Menlo Park, California
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57 reviews
43 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 6, 2015

I have visited here several times for lunch -- a $15 per person buffet. They were packed with large groups of tech workers each time and the atmosphere was very lively. There wasn't a wait for us since we sat at the bar. The spice and heat is dialed up here in comparison to most Indian food in the area... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 357 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1256
    (Castro & California)
  • Public Transportation: Bus stops: Train Station: Mountain View Caltrain, VTA Light Rail
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
  • Phone Number: 650-965-2000

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
  • Cuisine: Indian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Monday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:30 am - 10:30 pm

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