In 1982, the Israni family emigrated from India to the United States, where they settled in the San Diego area. Kamlesh Israni soon became known in the community for her modern interpretations of classic Indian dishes as well as her talent for marrying the casual with the gastronomic. In 1988, Chef Kamlesh was asked to cater a private event for the San Diego Symphony, and her clientele quickly grew. Having not yet created a business model, she simply billed her clients under the name Kamlesh’s Catering. Two years later, she opened her first restaurant: Kamlesh’s Catering (Kc’s) Tandoor.





1070 N. El Camino Real, Suite A. Encinitas CA, 92024


phone: 760.753.7452 fax: 760.753.7457


hours: Monday - Friday : 11 am - 3 pm,  4 pm - 9 pm

           Saturday & Sunday : 11 am - 9 pm