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Nina's Indian & British Groceries

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23542 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4701
+1 949-583-2789
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Bengaluru, India
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37 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW

Shop and takeaway your lunch or have a filling indian lunch and then shop for your groceries. I love doing it anyway. Nina's food is tasty and you get pretty much everything you need for your indian kitchen

Thank Subs_Wanderlust
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35 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 14, 2016 via mobile

Nothing fancy except the food. The service is friendly & they took the time to explain everything to us, so if you are new to Indian food you'll have a treat. Great place for good Indian food. Their meal deal will fill you up. Great choice of veg & non-veg curries. Already looking forward to coming back to Lake Forrest... More 

Thank john M
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51 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 8, 2016

I have been going to Nina's for many years since she was a tiny shop in a strip mall. Then she got a bigger shop, same mall. And finally she now has a large store. I mention this because it proves how good this store is to last in business in waspy Orange County all these years. I go mainly... More 

Thank Linda F
San Diego, California
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51 reviews
35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 25, 2016

This is a nice grocery story for getting a lot of the things you can rarely find at any grocery store locally. But the secret .... its in the back. As you walk in, go strait to the back and you will find a dining area. The food is made fresh and it is fantastic. The flavors are bursting! Variety... More 

Thank bobN6078XO
Paradise, Texas
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116 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 125 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 18, 2016 via mobile

My sister and I love this buffet restaurant. We ordered the 2 item combos with white rice and naan bread to go. There was plenty of food and it was excellent. I think anything you order there is delicious! I can't remember the names of the items I had other than one was the creamed spinach entree and the other... More 

Thank projectx633
Laguna Beach, California
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61 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

Thank TerryfromToledo
Saddle Brook, New Jersey
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11 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 8, 2014

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

2 Thank djdesai007
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 114 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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.

3 Thank Michael F
Mission Viejo, California
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11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank MBell_TA
Las Vegas, Nevada
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35 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles 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 

2 Thank Kerry F

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 bubbles
    5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$6 - $8
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
10:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 23542 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4701
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Orange County  >  Lake Forest
  • Phone Number: +1 949-583-2789

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