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Himalayan Restaurant

2401 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1026 (Formerly Big Olaf's)
612-332-0880
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Ranked #12 of 1,578 restaurants in Minneapolis
Price range: $10 - $15
Cuisines: Nepali
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- May 31, 2014
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English first
New Hampshire, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 31, 2014 via mobile

We're here from out of town for the marathon and my wife is a veggie. This place got good reviews on TA and Yelp. It was a very good choice. We loved the samosas, garlic naan and daal. Prices were very fair and the portions generous. Many veggie choices. It was definitely worth the trip.

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Chanhassen, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 21, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We have been to Himalayan multiple times and have never been disappointed. We prefer ordering off the menu, but the lunch buffet is really excellent, too. Our "off the menu" preference is because the items on the buffet are pretty mild (though quite tasty) and we prefer quite a bit of heat. Hey, it's Minnesota and they have to cater... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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48 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 7, 2014

Some love this place, but I haven't found anything to get excited about. I don't think it's bad at all, but it just doesn't seem as good as other Indian restaurants I've eaten at. I've only had lunch there, though, so maybe things pick up at dinner. Service is friendly, and it's a bright and comfortable place.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 17, 2014

The momo dumplings here are excellent. Plenty of vegetarian options. The restaurant is small and the staff is friendly and courteous. The lunch buffet is a good deal.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

My son and I have an affinity for food from the Indian subcontinent. We have tried a lot of Indian style restaurants, but the Himalayan is are favorite. We usually eat from the lunch buffet, which is very good and reasonably priced. On occasion we order from the regular menu. The food from the regular menu is a bit spicier... More

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Robbinsdale, Minnesota
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26 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 1, 2014

The food is simple, but good! The mango lassi was one of the best we've had, and was definitely flavored uniquely. The only reason I docked a star is because it is such a small space that it felt like you were constantly bumping into people. We'll definitely be back!

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Plymouth, Minnesota
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18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2014

Himalayan Restraunt is a small and cozy restraunt. The owner/manager is very helpful and accomodating for our requests. The lunch buffet had a decent selection in veg/vegan and non-veg. The salad available was quite a few for every. Poori, pakoras and navratna korma were very tasty We ordered Veg momos separately and they were delicious too.

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Saint Paul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014

We have eaten here many times, and everything has always been perfect. The food is amazing. We have tried several dishes, plus many appetizers, and breads. Every one has been wonderful. The servers there are always friendly and greet us warmly. We have taken several people there, and they have all become fans. This is one not to miss

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4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

A hide away that few people go to!! Awesome service and food! I have recommended this to several people. Off the beaten path and worth the trip!!

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White Plains, New York
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5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 18, 2013

We were four plus a very young child. We ordered nan, a mixed platter and main courses to share. Everything tasted good. Don't expect much décor for the price. Restaurant is not very big and reservation is recommended..

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