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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

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Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
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431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
919-929-3833
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11:30 am - 9:00 pm
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Mon - Sat 11:30 am - 9:00 pm

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  • 10
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Most recent review
Nice place

The food was overall pretty good; the naan was very good. It's an excellent atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. The service was a little slow, but the staff was polite and nice. I would return.

4 of 5 starsReviewed March 11, 2015
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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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  • Lunch
  • Dinner
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Ciudad Colon, Costa Rica
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66 reviews 66 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 11, 2015 via mobile

The food was overall pretty good; the naan was very good. It's an excellent atmosphere with indoor and outdoor seating. The service was a little slow, but the staff was polite and nice. I would return.

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina, United States
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3 reviews 3 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Excellent variety of authentic Indian food, with meat, vegan and vegetarian options. Good variety of great draught and bottled beers, wines and friendly staff. Great specials, lots of seasonal things to try. Also do catering for private functions - we've had them for a party. A little disorganized, but in an endearing way! I also love Vimala's supportive philosphy towards... More 

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Carrboro, North Carolina, United States
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15 reviews 15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 credit card Amex Card Member Review

I have been to Vimala's on several occasions. The food is always good, fresh, and interesting. Check the board for daily specials. No matter what you order, it will be better than you expected. Portions are substantial. I am somewhat addicted to the mango lassi, so be careful.

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Raleigh, North Carolina, United States
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30 reviews 30 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 22, 2015 via mobile

if you're looking for something different to take your friend or even a date, it's the place to go! I got the tandoori chicken and its a huge portion for an appropriate price. I also got the mango lassi and it's really yummy! The seating is limited since they're busy but it's totally worth it! We got lucky and they... More 

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Chapel Hill, North Carolina
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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
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13 reviews 13 reviews
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10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 11, 2014 via mobile

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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107 reviews 107 reviews
69 restaurant reviews
39 helpful votes 39 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
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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
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24 reviews 24 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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
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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: 919-929-3833

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Vegetarian, Vegan
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

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