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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Ranked #46 of 251 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisines: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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Dining options: Lunch, Dinner
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English first
Chapel Hill, North Carolina
1 review
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

I'm a regular diner. Curries are made from scratch, always different goodness. Variety of savory flatbreads, always delicious. Very tasty hot sauces. Indian dishes seem to be authentic cuisine, which may be a little challenging for some. Bone-in dishes are designed to be eaten with fingers, although most diners here use silverware, which takes extra care. Goat is sometimes available... More 

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Palmyra, Virginia
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014

We eat out at Curryblossom several times a year when we visit Chapel Hill. It's clear that chef owner Vimala is beloved by her customers and staff and her food reflects that TLC. If you aren't familiar with Indian food the staff will assist you. Wholesome flavorful food in a very collegial setting on Franklin St. Young musicians perform some... More 

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Ann Arbor
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92 reviews 92 reviews
56 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2014

I had the fish Curry here. The entire plate had a lot of rice. The fish was with Mackerel and had a few bones. It wasn't as good as I had expected. But I noticed a lot of other interesting plates like Dolsa, which was a giant crepe with chicken inside. I wish I had tried that instead. I had... More 

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Tuscaloosa, Alabama
19 reviews 19 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 3, 2014

I really liked the eggplant curry. Be prepared to stand in line to place your order and then find a seat in the courtyard if the weather is nice

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Roxboro, North Carolina
20 reviews 20 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed October 22, 2014

Hungry for Indian, we tried this place... It was mediocre at best. We each had a thali ( mixed plate ) food was Luke warm, not spicy, way too many bones in the fish curry. Portions were fine, dal was very watery, naan was bad. (Too crispy, wrong flour used, not authentic at all). Admittedly we are spoiled by lots... More 

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Warrenton, NC
11 reviews 11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014

The best true vegetarian food I have had in a restaurant. Excellent options. Thank you for being there!

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Winston Salem NC
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111 reviews 111 reviews
81 restaurant reviews
52 helpful votes 52 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014

Ate lunch at Vimala's with my UNC daughter. I had incredible eggplant curry and she had a dosa. Both were outstanding. Her dosa was filled with potato and other veggies, came with some delicious soup and extra sauces. My eggplant curry was served with rice and salad. Lavender lemonade was our drink choice: beautiful and scrumptious. Service was great as... More 

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Asheville, North Carolina
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

We read and heard such raves about Vimala's Cafe (even from an Indian friend of ours) but we found the restaurant grungy and the food tasteless with no flavorful or pungent Indian spices. We ordered Chicken Curry and a Samosa. We wanted to enjoy a great Indian mixed vegetable dish like Navratan Korma but it wasn't available and we only... More 

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Oxford (UK)
17 reviews 17 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2014

Ate here twice in a week. Pork vindaloo was triumphant, also goat curry and tandoori chicken delicious. The ethos of the place takes a little getting used to, ordering at the counter and then finding a table etc. But it is all worth it, a real treat.

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Greensboro, North Carolina
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378 reviews 378 reviews
376 restaurant reviews
134 helpful votes 134 helpful votes
1 of 5 stars Reviewed July 23, 2014

Tried to eat lunch here recently - what a disappointing experience. The place is beyond funky, you order lunch in the small, worn bar area, and the lunch menu choices are few if you are a meat eater. And what is there is incredibly overpriced. We initially ordered Chicken Curry and Pork Vindaloo, with an order of Naan, an order... More 

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Additional Information about Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

Address: 431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
Phone Number: 919-929-3833
Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
Open Hours:
Monday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Friday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Cuisine: Indian, Vegan, Vegetarian

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