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Himalayan Cafe

640-642 Brunswick St, Brisbane, Queensland 4005, Australia
(07) 3358 4015
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Ranked #181 of 2,984 restaurants in Brisbane
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Most recent review
- Jul 12, 2014
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Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
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English first
Chennai (Madras), India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 12, 2014

This cafe has genuine Tibetan food which is usually a little spicy, although you can ask for very mild, and is certainly very filling.The staff are excellent and the ambience is great. If you would like to sit on a raised platform (crossed legs or legs out straight), there is a room at the back that has tables for this.... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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76 reviews 76 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
32 helpful votes 32 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 6, 2014

This was my first visit after many years and had very good memories. The atmosphere, albeit noisy, especially when the music comes on, very nice, lay out lovely. Service quick and very friendly. Probably due to the noise, my order was wrong (I had ordered a noodle dish and got small sample dishes of dahl, curry, etc instead). The order... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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44 reviews 44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 3, 2014

Loads of selection, meat and vego dishes, hearty sauces, good portions. Delicious. Service was good and meals timely even though we had a big group. When a friend booked here for her birthday I was expecting vegetarian, Hari Krishna, light food for no justifiable reason whatsoever. I was wrong. :)

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Port Macquarie, Australia
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123 reviews 123 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
87 helpful votes 87 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 26, 2014 via mobile

We arrived on a busy Saturday night and somehow got a table for 3. It's a very lively loud place with lots of young groups there. The service was polite and friendly and prices reasonable. We had a prawn curry, Dahl baht, chicken entree and Himalayan bread for $72 which was enough for 3. Certainly got great atmosphere and delicious... More

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Brisbane, Australia
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2014

Even though we are not spring chickens and the seating is mainly on benches, we enjoy going to this restaurant because of the noisy, busy, and happy atmosphere. Reservations are recommended. We love seeing lots of people enjoying their food and having a great time. The Sherpa Chicken, the Himalayan bread, and the homemade noodle dish are all excellent. Younger... More

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Wellington, Wellington, New Zealand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Just been there for the second time and loved it! The food is great, especially Sherpa chicken. Service is really good and food always arrives promptly! We ate with locals who organised the booking but I understand it can get quite busy. I'll go there each time I'm in Brisbane

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Brisbane, Australia
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36 reviews 36 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 2, 2014

Love attending this restaurant with friends. The Himalayan Cafe offers two locations where people can sit; one on the front area and at the back with lower tables, rugs and deemed lights. The atmosphere is great for big gather or even during a romantic date. The selection of dishes are limited however the flavour is spot on and to die... More

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Cheshire, England
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29 reviews 29 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 3, 2014

Having been warned how busy (and noisy) this restaurant can become as the evening progresses we dined early.By the time we had finished the place was beginning to fill up and we had a squeeze to get out! The Himalayan bread and dipping sauce were delicious, the mixed sharing starter was acceptable if somewhat bland but there was plenty of... More

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queensland
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87 reviews 87 reviews
67 restaurant reviews
40 helpful votes 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 17, 2013

To each his/her own as they say. Over the years since it opened we have given the Himalayan "another go" probably on a yearly basis. We just find the food too bland but it has always been crowded when we have been there.

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London
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34 reviews 34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
20 helpful votes 20 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed November 21, 2013

The Himalyan Cafe looks attractive and welcoming and is a BYO - very promising. However, I should warn fellow Brits that this is as close to an informal Nepalese restaurant that it gets, the food on offer here is not a patch on what a Nepalese restaurant will offer in the UK. Later, an Australian friend, who knows the UK... More

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