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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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English first
Brigantine, New Jersey, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We came to eat here because of the ratings of other diners. We had never had Nepalese cuisine, anywhere, and were interested in tasting it. We tried the lunch buffet. We were not disappointed. The variety offered was good and the help with selecting the food was welcomed. The staff were all family and knew how to provide excellent service.... More

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Brigantine, New Jersey, USA
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20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 1, 2014 credit card Amex Card Member Review

We came to eat here because of the ratings of other diners. We had never had Nepalese cuisine, anywhere, and were interested in tasting it. We tried the lunch buffet. We were not disappointed. The variety offered was good and the help with selecting the food was welcomed. The staff were all family and knew how to provide excellent service.... More

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Kingston, New Hampshire
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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2014

This place is a little hole in the wall, not many tables. We were the only ones there at first but by the time we finished the place was packed! We started with Kothe, a dumpling filled with yak. We had some fried and some boiled, all came with a delicious sauce. I had the lamb Tikka Masala, which was... More

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Reykjavik, Iceland
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6 reviews 6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 8, 2014

I love this restaurant! My husband and I recently moved out of the country, and we ate here as much as we could before we left. Our last time eating here before the big move, my husband said (between bites of palak paneer), "I think I will miss this more than anything." We have been back to visit Minneapolis since... More

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Minneaopolis, MN
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16 reviews 16 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 27, 2014

Have been dozens of times, never disappoints. Small cozy place, owner operated. Amazing deal on lunch buffet, $9 for great selection, vegan options, sauces & condiments made fresh on premises. Kids love the mango pudding for dessert.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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29 reviews 29 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 25, 2014 via mobile

Simple home cooked style food that tastes wonderful. Tried the lunch buffet and it was quite the meal. Great value for money and very nice owners / hosts. Here's a tip .. at the desert ... mix the two puddings , rice and mango, together to get a great combo desert .... my daughter's great discovery .

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Eden Prairie, Minnesota
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66 reviews 66 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
37 helpful votes 37 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2014

I have been to Nepal and love nepalese and tibetan food but same were not upto the mark here. Momos were ok and chutney was not spicy at all. Mango Lassi was tasting really bad. I like the Garlic Nan but again they curry I ordered was not up to the mark. May be I have not ordered the best... More

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
1 review
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 2, 2014

This is one of our favorite restaurant . It's a hole -in -the wall kind of restaurant with delicious food and good service. Our favorite is chicken tikki masala and the best garlic naan we've ever had. We'll be back.

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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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7 reviews 7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 29, 2014

Good food, good service, environment could use some updating and its a little cramped. not great for a large group but parties of 8-10 can be comfortable so long as few others are dining at the same time.

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New Hampshire, United States
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4 reviews 4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
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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Additional Information about Himalayan Restaurant

Address: 2401 E Franklin Ave, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1026 (Formerly Big Olaf's)
Phone Number: 612-332-0880
Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
Open Hours:
Sunday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: Nepali

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