Mayur serves up authentic, delicious Indian food in Orange County. I’m still dreaming about their Chilean Sea Bass.
After relocating to California from the New York area, I often wondered if I’d be lucky enough to find a good Indian restaurant, one that I would I find myself going back to time and time again, thankfully I did.
I often passed Mayur while driving on Pacific Coast Highway, it’s hard not to miss the bright turquoise sign. I was excited to experience my first Sweet Potato Chaat here, a spin on the classic Papdi Chaat. The food at Mayur is flavorful and authentic. If you’re looking for quality Indian cuisine in Orange County, look no further than Mayur.
Shareable Street Foods
Samosa: almost resembling an empanada, a fritter filled with savory potatoes, peas, coriander seeds and earthy spices. Mayur’s version is excellent! A favorite.
Sweet Potato Chaat: a healthier take on the classic Papdi Chaat, this sweet potato chaat is not fried, but rather consists of sweet potatoes packed with the same chutney flavors. A favorite.
From the Charcoal Fired Tandoor
Chilean Sea Bass: flash cooked in a clay oven at 800 degrees, the Chilean Sea Bass is perhaps one of the best fish dishes I’ve had to date. The sizzling platter arrived with peppers, onions, and succulent sea bass. If you only order one thing, this should be it! Outstanding and a favorite.
Lamb Karahi: tender lamb cooked in a gravy flavored with cardamom, fenugreek and garam masala. Although I’m not really a lamb person, I was impressed. If you like lamb, order this.
Aloo Gobi: cauliflower and potatoes sauteed with aromatic Indian spices. Highly flavorful, however slightly salty.
Tandoori Bread & Rice
Ajwain Paratha: Indian flatbread flavored with carom seeds was excellent. This is something you don’t often see on an Indian menu so it was a nice change. A favorite.
Garlic Naan: delicious, soft garlic naan. A favorite.
Basmati Rice: aromatic.
Drinks & Dessert
Gulab Jamun: deep-fried dumpling tossed in a rose water simple syrup. Delicious. A favorite.
Sweet Lassi: typical sweet lassi, well made.
Masala Chai: soothing, but not quite robust in flavor.
FAVORITES: Samosa | Sweet Potato Chaat | Chilean Sea Bass | Ajwain Paratha | Garlic Naan | Gulab Jamun | Sweet Lassi
OVERALL: 4 / 5
My experience at Mayur was wonderful. I’ve been dreaming about that Chilean Sea Bass, hence I’m excited to dine at Mayur again. On my next visit, I will try one of their classic dishes… Chicken Tikka Masala. The service at Mayur was warm and hospitable. Our hostess, Anju, welcomed us and took the time to address any questions we had. If you’re looking for authentic, delicious Indian food in the OC, check out Mayur. Highly Recommended.
Food: Excellent| Drinks: Very Good | Décor: Casual | Service: Excellent| Value: Standard
All pictures taken and edited by Reshma Photography.