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357 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1256
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Ranked #15 of 297 Restaurants in Mountain View
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Price range: $20 - $30
Mon - Thu 11:30 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 10:30 pm
Cuisines: Indian
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Castro & California
Transit: Bus stops: Train Station: Mountain View Caltrain, VTA Light Rail
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English first
San Francisco, California
4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 15, 2014

I came here for the lunch buffet, just a block away from City Hall in downtown Mountain View. The food was good, there was a nice selection of vegetarian and non-vegetarian options, and the servers were attentive. Interior has modern decor and a full bar. The place can get crowded around lunchtime, but the wait isn't too bad. Will definitely... More 

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San Jose, California, United States
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2014

I had booked table for three for Lunch and arrived on time and lady on counter was not ready to listen that I had booking and countered me by mentioning that tables are occupied by those who came in big groups say 8-10 or more....Sounds Stupid....After some time she offered us seat outside the restaurant which I refused and there... More 

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San Jose, California
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66 reviews 66 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
21 helpful votes 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 23, 2014

We arrived early and the restaurant and bar area were pretty empty. But it filled-up fast, with several large parties. Suggest reservations if going after 7:00. The food was quite good. we especially enjoyed the lamp Seek Kabob and the yellow dahl. All six dishes we had were tasty. We asked for medium spice and that it what we received.... More 

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Mountain View, California
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88 reviews 88 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

I've eaten both lunch buffet and order-off-the-menu dinner. And I just love the flavors and selection. I've yet to see any other restaurant serve up Butter Chicken at the lunch buffet. It was delicious. Besides a wide selection of entrees and side dishes at the buffett, the warming bowls are small which means the food turns around quickly and is... More 

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San Francisco, CA
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33 reviews 33 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

The décor of the place is not what I expected. It looks more like a throwback from the 80's, rather than your traditional Indian restaurant. I went for the buffet at lunchtime. Food is OK, not spectacular.

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Mountain View, California
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21 reviews 21 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2014

Came with friends for a Saturday lunch. This was one of the best, if not THE best Indian buffet! They restaurant is swanky, the servers are attentive, the food is in smaller serving pieces so it's not sitting forever. There is constant replenishment and we never had to wait for a dish to be replaced. Save room for dessert as... More 

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Novato, California
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25 reviews 25 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2014

I used to live in the Sunnyvale area and have eaten at a lot of Indian restaurants in that area. Although, for North Indian food, I didn't like anything other than Amber India for the longest time. Sakoon was a very valuable find. It was suggested by some family members and never looked back. The only disappointment was that on... More 

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Logan, Utah
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159 reviews 159 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
31 helpful votes 31 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

Came here for dinner with 10 friends. Food was amazing, super fresh and lots of flavor. Ordered a selection of appetizers, veg dishes, meat dishes, and naan. Vegetables were fresh and tasty. Meat was moist on the inside with plenty of flavor (not dried out like you get elsewhere). The spices were perfect for me and flavor was amazing. Hands... More 

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Washington DC
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47 reviews 47 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

I am spend a lot of time in India and have been sampling all types of Indian food in the subcontinent, so bar was already very high. Enjoyed the food at Sakoon very much. Would recommend it. They would adjust hotness of a food based on your preference. This might be the best Indian food place in Bay Area.

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Senior Contributor
43 reviews 43 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 5, 2014 via mobile

This is a very nice restaurant with very tasty food and friendly service. Would thoroughly recommend it

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Additional Information about Sakoon

Address: 357 Castro St, Mountain View, CA 94041-1256
Phone Number: 650-965-2000
Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Mountain View
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
Average Prices: USD 20 - 30
Cuisine: Indian

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