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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Warrenton, NC
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9 reviews 9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 30, 2014 NEW

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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108 reviews 108 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
50 helpful votes 50 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 27, 2014 NEW

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)
16 reviews 16 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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355 reviews 355 reviews
353 restaurant reviews
106 helpful votes 106 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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58 reviews 58 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2014

Very good vegetarian southern Indiian menu, and the restaurant is run with a great deal of idealism. Helpings are decent, services is reliable and fast, and they even have a good wine selection.

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Cary, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 4, 2014

I have truly loved frequenting to this place but my last visit was so disappointing. The food was not good at all. I love everything about this place and hate to give it a low rating. We had the vegetarian platter which consisted of roti (parts of it were not cooked evenly), dal (no taste to it), beet koftas (weird... More

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216 reviews 216 reviews
102 restaurant reviews
202 helpful votes 202 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 22, 2014

I'm not a connoisseur of Indian food so I can't vouch for the authenticity or taste, but I can say this place is aptly named. Vimala is the owner who transformed her home cooking and catering business into a restaurant. I don't know what "curryblossom" is but it sounds exotic. Finally, cafe is a casual eatery. Put them all together... More

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Advance, North Carolina
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141 reviews 141 reviews
109 restaurant reviews
51 helpful votes 51 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 16, 2014

Stopped by Chapel Hill to dine at Vimala's after seeing it featured on NC Weekend on PBS. The restaurant is located in a newer area down Franklin Street heading toward Carboro. We had to pay $3 to park in an adjacent lot because all on-street parking was taken. We ate dinner on a Saturday night at 6 p.m. on graduation... More

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Durham, North Carolina
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23 reviews 23 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 14, 2014

Need to clean bathrooms more often! Kind servers, food is most often well prepared. Have sometimes received over cooked chicken which was blackened and dry. Bland rice. Lassi is inspired as well as their signature lemonade with lavender. Good food, a little more attention by the cleaning crew would make us feel a lot more confident!

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