Karmuh Kitchen Is Officially Open in Rancho Santa Margarita
Karmuh Kitchen brings health-focused delicious food to Rancho Santa Margarita.
This is an unbiased review of Karmuh Kitchen. However, I admit that it will seem completely biased. That is because my oldest son is a cook at Karmuh Kitchen.
Ok, maybe my Karmuh Kitchen review is a little biased. It is completely honest, that is for sure. It is also not a sponsored post. I am writing this because I want to tell you about a new restaurant. Additionally, I want to give a special shout-out to some people who have been really fab in my son’s life.
So now, we all know where I am coming from let’s get to what you really want to know.
Karmuh Kitchen was founded by Ryan Husband, along with his dietitian wife, Molly.
They believe that you get out of life what you put into it.
As you can imagine the Husband’s are focused on eating healthily. They are also keen on the idea of creating local restaurants with reasonable prices and a healthy twist. From this idea, Karmuh Kitchen was born
Executive Chef Justin Lansdell is the mastermind behind the menu and he certainly does have an eye for detail.
Is the food good? Of course!
Yes, totally biased answer.
Seriously! Young Mr. Ho is prepping and cooking the super delicious creations of Chef Justin.
To give you an idea of pricing I made a comparison to True Food Kitchen. I felt that this was a good comparison. This is despite the fact that Karmuh Kitchen is a more casual dining experience. However, the food quality is comparable. Of course, in the end, we all want delicious food at reasonable prices.
True Food Mediterranean Chopped Salad with Salmon is $20. The Seared Ahi Tuna Salad at Karmuh Kitchen is $14.95.
Everyone that I bring to the restaurant is super impressed.
The food is truly yummy. Additionally, it is very nice to eat at a restaurant where there are happy employees.
I was super excited to hear that a new #restaurant was opening in #ranchosantamargarita This one is @karmuhkitchen and is all about healthy food including a yummy double stacked #vegetarian #burger (pictured) and a seared #ahiburger (also pictured) with salad and delicious dressings. There’s also #grassfedbeef #pizza and #healthybreakfast options. #lunch was that much better because it was with two of my gorgeous #children . . . . . #foodporn #huffpostfood #foodgasm #foodporn #foodlover #foodiepic #realfoodz #bestfoodworld #foodtour #eeeats #tastespotting #foodcoma #forkyeah #eatthis #dailyfoodgram #ocfoodies #irvinefoodies #karmuhkitchen
Karmuh Kitchen serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner.
Well I have no kitchen and I have this awesome new #healthyeating #restaurant that opened near me AND my oldest son just happens to work there… it sounds like it’s a @karmuhkitchen night for me! Pictured is the #veggiepizza with #butternutsquash purée. A bit sweet and a bit spicy. What shall I have tonight? . . . . . #foodporn #instafood #huffpostfood #foodie #foodpic #foodpics #foodgasm #foodporn #foodstagram #foodlover #foodiepic #realfoodz #eeeeeats #forkyeah #foodspotting #foodcoma #ocfoodie #ocblogger #cleaneating #cleaneats #healthyliving #dinner #dinnerideas #mesohungry #karmuhkitchen
There is something for everyone including vegan, vegetarian and the all-out meat eater.
@karmuhkitchen has 2 #fathersday specials and oh boy was the hubby happy with his choice. @chefjustinlansdell outdid himself with the #housemade #pulledporksandwich #fathersdayspecial which includes #applewoodsmoked #bacon, a generous serving of pulled #pork, housemade bacon jam, and pickled jalapeño. If you are looking for delicious food to make #daddy happy this Father’s Day then here is the place. PS we also had #oatmeal pancakes with fresh #fruitcompote and #poachedeggs plus a #breakfastsandwich and #kombucha. Happy Fathers Day to all the great #daddies out there. . . . . . #eeeats #eeeeeats #eatthis #healthybreakfast #lunchtime #foodie #foodpic #foodporn #foodgasm #ocfoodie #ocblogger #ocfoodies #nomnomnom #karmuhkitchen #cleaneats #cleaneating
About those special shout outs.
Yup, definitely the mom writing this review. However, you have to admit it does give a unique perspective.
Executive Chef Justin has taken Young Mr. Ho’s cooking passion to a whole new level. Plus I absolutely love that Justin and Ryan allow, and encourage, him to get creative in the kitchen.
When your son makes dinner for you (at @karmuhkitchen) and it’s so good that you eat the #leftovers the next day even though they are cold. What’s your favorite food to eat as leftovers? . . . . . #foodporn #instafood #huffpostfood #foodie #foodpic #foodpics #foodgasm #foodporn #foodstagram #foodlover #foodiepic #realfoodz #eeeeeats #forkyeah #foodspotting #foodcoma #rsmfood #ocfoodie #ocfoodies #ocblogger #yummy #yummyfood #healthyeating #nogmo #noprocessedfoods
Swing on by and try the delicious eats. Sit at the counter and watch the action.
Are you ready to go and eat?
This post really made me very hungry.
36 thoughts on “Karmuh Kitchen Is Officially Open in Rancho Santa Margarita”
looks great. hopefully very tasty.
Wow! The food looks absolutely fabulous! You definitely made me hungry 🙂
That was my goal 🙂
this looks great! i’ve never heard of this place but the food looks really good.
It is absolutely delicious.
The food looks incredible and the decor is sublime. Shame you guys are so far away from me in the UK!!
Indeed it is. Maybe we can get Ryan to open in the UK too.
wow congratulations this looks really great place! I love discovering great restaurants.
I am a huge fan of exactly the same.
The food looks incredible and your son is obviously a great cook Elise, you must be so proud of him.
I am super proud of him and so grateful to Ryan and Justin for helping him to kick his skills up a few extra notches.
Hey Elise, OH My the pictures look AMAZING! Now I have to go and find me something to eat LOL Thanks for sharing… Chery :))
You are so welcome. This place is so fabulous. I will be going there this week for sure.
Hi Dr. Elise,
Good review. I’m excited about your son’s success. Head cook is a big deal.
Thank you very much.
Guess who’s feeling hungry after reading your post?! The images really help sell it and I love the look of the veggie pizza. Well done to your son for helping cook up such lovely healthy meal options.
LOL, I was feeling hungry after writing this post. 🙂 Thank you, Ryan and Justin have been great to him.
Looks delish! Wish I lived closer so I can do lunch with you!
That would be so fun and you would absolutely adore this restaurant. You would go back all of the time.
It all looks so incredible! And healthy options too. Wish I didn’t live so far away or I’d totally be down to go there.
I am sure that you would love it should you ever have the opportunity.
The food looks so amazing here I’m seriously sitting here salivating. Congrats to your son on his new job, and I love the vibes of this place!
Thank you, I am really proud of how hard he works. If you have the opportunity you should definitely try Karuh Kitchen. It is so good.
Everything looks delicious! Good job and congratulations to your son and to you! Looks like a nice place!
Thank you. I have enjoyed absolutely everything that I have had there.
This place looks fantastic! Love all the greens on those burgers, and the veggies piled on the pizza. Yum!
The pizza is so unique and so delicious. I need to know how to make the butternut squash puree. Maybe I can convince someone to teach me.
All of those dishes you showed look absolutely mouth-watering! I would definitely eat there!
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It would be great to see that happen.
The pictures say it all, the food looks amazing. It is hard to find places to eat that offer such healthy food.
I agree. It is especially hard when you want to pay a reasonable price. Karmuh Kitchen hots all of the marks.
I’m a foodie so I won’t say no to a good looking plate. Although I enjoy eating all types of food, I will also embrace an healthier version of the meal.
We certainly do eat with our eyes first and foremost. I love the way you look at the embracing of different foods.
Woh this is really an amazing news!
Good to know about your son’s new venture.
I appreciate your genuineness which expressed thru your intro.
I am sure since the situation forces you to be a bit bias in this!!
But I like it that you mentioned that in the beginning.
Oh my as you said, at the closing line, yes, indeed those writings, as well as the mouth-watering delicious and eye capturing pics really, made me hungry!
The final call is really attractive: Are you ready to go and eat?
But, so sad this kitchen is far far away from my place!! 🙂
Anyways our good wishes to the Mr. Jr. Ho for his new assignments at Karmuh.
Thanks, Dr. Ho for this wonderful and delicious piece of writing!
Thank you, Phil. Yes, I would definitely say that it is way too big of a commute for you. I appreciate your good wishes. I definitely thought that I should mention my bias.