Originally from Pakistan, Chef Imran Ali Mookhi has always had a passion for Indian food and experimented with spices from India for years. Since moving to LA in 2000, he trained in numerous world-class kitchens including Michelin starred Tamarind of London where he received the Golden Foodie Award for Best Indian Chef in Southern California.
Chef Imran Mookhi is currently the Executive Chef at TŪMBI in Santa Monica.
A culmination of cuisines from Pakistan, India, and Afghanistan gets elevated at this eclectic eatery with an elegant vibe. Award-winning Chef Imran Ali Mookhi has announced the opening of his second restaurant, Khan Saab, in early February in Fullerton. This soon-to-open hotspot boasts a menu of 100% halal food including some of the highest-rated Australian Wagyu beef, along with a selection of non-alcoholic beverages inspired by cuisine from the Desi region.
Chef Ali has trained under numerous Michelin-starred chefs in world-class kitchens and his traditional Indian flavors have earned himself national recognition at high caliber concepts including Tantra on Sunset, Tamarind of London in Newport Coast, Dosa, and most recently Tumbi, in Santa Monica