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Himalaya

35 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001
(805) 643-0795
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Ranked #18 of 379 restaurants in Ventura
Price range: $30 - $30
Cuisines: Indian, Nepali
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Dining options: Reservations
Dining style: Casual Elegant
Cross street: Ventura Avenue
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Ventura
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35 reviews 35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2014

It is not located in a spot where I would think the food was going to be anything more than average. However after my wife came back from Nepal- we made a trip here- and since then several more trips. If you like Indian- then the menu will suit you well- and then there are the other dishes that are... More

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Ventura, California
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14 reviews 14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We love Himalaya and have to go every 2-3 weeks. Our kids also love this place. It is more than an Indian restaurant, really a mix of several different cultures and cuisines. The pakoras and samosas are delicious, as are the curries and naans. We always order enough to take home leftovers which are a treat. And Sal is a... More

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22 reviews 22 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 31, 2014

I can't say enough good things about Himalaya! This is my favorite lunch spot, and I visit several times a week. The food is consistently delicious, and the service is second to none. Sal will gladly walk you through the menu, explaining the nuances of each delicacy. The food is spiced to order. The lunch specials are a bargain, and... More

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Ventura, California
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11 reviews 11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 11, 2013

We get take out from here every Sunday night. The Chicken Korma and the Butter Chicken are two of their best - and don't forget the Garlic Naan! The service is outstanding - friendly, helpful, and welcoming every time. I have a high standard for my curry, and they always meet it. We will continue coming back, and bringing our... More

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Long Beach, California
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147 reviews 147 reviews
77 restaurant reviews
77 helpful votes 77 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2013

The food is both familiar and unique. And all of it was excellent. It is a unique blend, with both Indian and Chinese influences. You can't go wrong. We had the waiter recommend for us and we were so happy. The dumpings are a must. Go with a group, get a variety and enjoy several dishes. Or, take a lot... More

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Raleigh NC
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35 reviews 35 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 17, 2013

What a neat place. It is a "hole in the wall' in a strip mall but the food was wonderful. I loved the Chili Momos...were tasty. I had a Tibetan Platter vegetarian style and was pleased. My wife's Tika Masala chicken was a little overcooked but still a nice sauce. The Hot Spicy Naan wasn't very spicy but still had... More

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Ventura, California
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7 reviews 7 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 31, 2013

This was one of the first restaurants we visited upon moving to Ventura. I hit the jackpot. I ordered a dish called Madras Coconut curry (I believe that's the name). It was one of the best dishes I've ever had in a restaurant! I've had a lot of ethnic cuisine and really love Indian, Ethiopian, Thai, Vietnamese, etc. This restaurant... More

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Ventura, California
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9 reviews 9 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 28, 2013 via mobile

This is my 2nd visit and nothing has changed in terms of excellent food, service and atmosphere. I like yak chilli and if u want the cool desert try pistacho ice cream. Thanks for being in this town

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Falls Church, Virginia
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4 reviews 4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 27, 2013

Best indian food I ve ever Had.. This restaurant is located in the small strip mall, it is very beautiful inside. You can sit on the floor, ohh forgot one thing .... "shoes off", it's the traditonal way of sitting there.. Love their platter..Don't hesitate to ask anything, they will answer all your question...excellent service.....We were lucky they were serving... More

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port macquarie
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80 reviews 80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
47 helpful votes 47 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2013

Having just travelled Burma including Sittwe down near the bangladeshi coast, northern thailand and Laos i thought these guys really had the complexity of flavour I enjoy. I don't know what nepalise food is but I know what curry i like and the two we had for lunch on our visit were spot on. A vindaloo and a goat curry.... More

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