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23542 El Toro Rd, Lake Forest, CA 92630-4701
+1 949-583-2789
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 

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Thank Linda F
San Diego, California
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27 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Paradise, Texas
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35 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars 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 

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Thank projectx633
Laguna Beach, California
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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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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
California
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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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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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    5 of 5 stars
    Service
    5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Average prices
$6 - $8
Cuisine
Indian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children
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
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?