Indian Food and Drinks for Two or Four at Sakoon (Up to 44% Off)

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In a Nutshell

Modern decor sets the scene for creative cocktails and Indian food with fresh twists, from spiced New Zealand lamb to pickled chicken tikka

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Promotional value expires 120 days after purchase. Amount paid never expires. Not valid for happy hour specials. A service charge of 18% will be added to your pre-discounted bill. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as gift. Limit 1 per visit. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation recommended. Valid for dinner only. Not valid for carry out, dine-in only. Not valid on federal holidays. Not valid on Friday evenings. Cannot be combined with any other offers. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $30 for $50 worth of Indian food and drinks for two people
  • $50 for $90 worth of Indian food and drinks for four people

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Sakoon: A User's Guide

With two native Indians backing the biz, diners at Sakoon may expect traditional fare. But while familiar dishes aren't hard to find, the owner and the chef aren't slavishly devoted to their homeland's dining experience, either. Instead, they've updated both the menu (think bar bites and cocktails with cheeky names like the Kamasutra, made with X-Rated liqueur) and the decor (mixing patterns, textures, and colors). This contemporary experience has attracted crowds of young tech workers, who are "our first priority," the owner told the Wall Street Journal. Read on to learn more about this highly praised and highly delicious restaurant:

Sample Menu

  • Bread: rosemary and garlic naan
  • Meat entree: butter chicken
  • Vegetarian entree: paneer peshawari
  • Dessert: gajar halwa

About the Space

Carved into wooden panels, the familiar figure of Buddha greets guests as they enter Sakoon, where fiber-optic chandeliers cast a glow over the modern decor and a waterfall that ends in a pool of lotus petals.

Meet the Team

Owner Balkar S. Tamber was born in the small Indian town of Khanoor, where he grew up with a passion for cooking. His fellow chef at Sakoon, Alex Paul Xalxo, also has a fire in his belly when it comes to food. In fact, Mr Xalxo started his career at India’s Hotel Juhu Centaur in Mumbai, where his clients included such guests as President Bill Clinton.

Press and Praise:

In its recommendation for the restaurant, the Michelin Guide says "Sakoon draws big techie crowds for its lunch buffet—and transforms into an upscale, contemporary dinnertime experience come sundown."

Vocab Lesson

Paneer: a white South Asian cheese made from boiling cow's or water buffalo's milk and curdling it with whey; it dates back to at least 6,000 BC.

Gajar halwa: a North Indian and Pakistani sweet pudding made from grated carrots cooked in a pot with water, milk, and sugar.

Customer Reviews

164 Ratings

Magical decor! Excellent tandoori and samosas, raita and lamb biryani, great cocktails, lassi is an acquired taste--too yogurt for us and the sag paneer delicious!
Gloria D. · May 17, 2016
Was very well treated by Akshay, ask for him when you are there next time for a great food and servicet
S · May 16, 2016
Service and food always fabulous enjoy the atmosphere.
Jolene C. · May 12, 2016
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