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Himal Tandoori

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Asian, Indian, Balti, Eastern European, Nepali
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330 Torquay Rd | Preston, Paignton TQ3 2DZ, England
+(44)01803524959
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5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Thu 5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Fri - Sat 5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Delivery, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff
Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings
Description: Winner 2012 and 2013 trip advisor customer excellence award and winner 2012...
Winner 2012 and 2013 trip advisor customer excellence award and winner 2012 and 2013 just-eat tried and tasted award.Family owned business since 2006. Started as a Take-away but with huge demand of the locals we opened our door as a Fully Licensed restaurant on september 12th 2008.
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  • 129
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  • 28
    Very good
  • 10
    Average
  • 7
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  • 11
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 stars
Best Nepalese food I know

It's been a long time since I ate Nepalese food, I'm so glad I rediscovered it at Himal. Perfectly flavoured, textured & spiced. Thank you

5 of 5 starsReviewed January 1, 2016
geezamick
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27 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This was just okay. I ordered chicken saag. But it majorly lacked in spinach. The spinach serving was very sparse. It just tasted like a basic Balti. However the keema naan and poppadoms were lovely and not at all greasy. I would give this place one more try. But I wouldn't try the chicken saag again.

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Thank Aimee P
Animesh S, Owner at Himal Tandoori, responded to this review

Thank you Aimee for the review and sorry your first experience was not as you expected and hope the next order will please you and we will do our level best to make sure you get what you expected. cheers and thank you for using us. More 

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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 1, 2016 via mobile

It's been a long time since I ate Nepalese food, I'm so glad I rediscovered it at Himal. Perfectly flavoured, textured & spiced. Thank you

Helpful?
Thank geezamick
Animesh S, Owner at Himal Tandoori, responded to this review

Thank you geezamick for the review and team himal tandoori is delighted to know that you loved the food and hope to serve you again soon. More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 27, 2015

A Nepalese takeaway was a welcome addition to the cosmopolitan range of food outlets Preston already enjoyed. We were so enthusiastic we were among their first customers on the opening night and appreciated the quality and value of the Nepalese dishes that were subtly different from normal Indian fare with the Garlic Lamb especially good. We were very pleased when... More 

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Thank John L
Animesh S, Owner at Himal Tandoori, responded to this review

Thank you John for your may be one and the only review for the Himal Tandoori your local Nepalese Take-away. First of all I would like to apologize for the BYOB policy not in place as there is no other Indian Restaurant or Nepalese Restaurant in Torquay Paignton or Preston who does BYOB so we decided to stop that culture... More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2015

We went to the Himal early Friday evening for our date night. The restaurant was empty so we had our pick of tables. We chose to sit by the window, which we were glad of later as there were a few collections of take outs as the evening went on. We had already decided that we were to try completely... More 

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1 Thank OCumbes
Animesh S, Owner at Himal Tandoori, responded to this review

Thank you Ocumbes for the review and Team himal tandoori really appreciate your review and means a lot to us. hope to see you again soon and you will be able to try more of our dish. thanks again. More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
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5 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 19, 2015

Went to this restaurant for a 7.00pm meal on a Friday night. No problem getting a seat for two as the place was empty. The service though, was impeccable as we were both made so welcome with excellent service throughout the meal. The food was prepared fresh and served hot as was very tasty. Overall, a very good experience, though... More 

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2 Thank 746foodie
Animesh S, Owner at Himal Tandoori, responded to this review

Thank you 746foodie for your review. Glad you loved the food here hence lack of atmosphere because that night was our fireworks night for that reason our restaurant was quiet but later on it got busy anyway the fact is you liked the food and service that is what matter to us. I hope to see you some other time... More 

London, United Kingdom
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 14, 2015

I was inTorquay area for work and I found this great place on a review site. Sounded good so I decided to try it out It was Thursday evening and the restaurant had just opened. I was the only there an hour later. Normally you would think that something is not right but this place was awesome. I had a... More 

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1 Thank Paresh D
Animesh S, Owner at Himal Tandoori, responded to this review

Thank you Paresh for the review and looking forward for you to welcome again when you are in Torquay again. We dont mind making the food as per our guest's requirement even if it not on the menu. Glad you were happy with the customized food made to your taste. Thank you again and hope to see you future. More 

Solihull, United Kingdom
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 9, 2015

The food quality and customer service is outstanding, The food tastes amazing. Must visit when in Paignton. Don't go by the looks of the restaurant from the outside go inside and take a bite.

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3 Thank Vishal P
Animesh S, Owner at Himal Tandoori, responded to this review

Thank you vishal for the review and happy to know that you went home happy with our food and service. hope to see you soon when you are back in torquay or Paignton again. Thank you. More 

Aylesbury, United Kingdom
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2015

When ever we go away we always have a curry, it's like an unwritten rule! So after searching on Trip Advisor we headed for Himal. The outside of the building doesn't look up to much but don't be put off because inside is nicely decorated and the food is delicious so you'd be missing out. Prices are moderate and the... More 

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2 Thank GailLuanne
Animesh S, Owner at Himal Tandoori, responded to this review

Thank you Gailuanne for your review and we are very happy that you were satisfied with our food and service.please do visit us again when you are in the area so that we can serve you some more variety of our Nepalese dish. Thank you again. More 

Paignton, United Kingdom
Level Contributor
11 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We've been using the Himal Tandoori for a couple of years now, and have always been very happy. The service is always quick and friendly, its also particularly good that they try to accommodate any tweaking of the menu items to suit our finicky family tastes!

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2 Thank Devonpod4
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10 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 24, 2015 via mobile

Authentic Nepalese food. Excellent service. Base camp curry is to die for. Chicken tikka masala is definitely kids favourite and wife's favourite is scallops starter and duck curry. New menu gave us more excuse to go there again.

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2 Thank Suraj K

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 330 Torquay Rd | Preston, Paignton TQ3 2DZ, England
  • Location: Europe  >  United Kingdom (UK)  >  England  >  Devon  >  English Riviera  >  Paignton
  • Phone Number: +(44)01803524959

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 16 - 24
  • Cuisine: Asian, Indian, Balti, Eastern European, Nepali

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Dining on a budget, Special occasions, Families with children, Business meetings

Description

Winner 2012 and 2013 trip advisor customer excellence award and winner 2012 and 2013 just-eat tried and tasted award.Family owned business since 2006. Started as a Take-away but with huge demand of the locals we opened our door as a Fully Licensed restaurant on september 12th 2008.
Open Hours
Sunday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Monday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Tuesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Wednesday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Thursday
5:00 pm - 11:00 pm
Friday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm
Saturday
5:00 pm - 11:30 pm

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