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Himal Chuli

318 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
(608) 251-9225
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Ranked #39 of 806 restaurants in Madison
Certificate of Excellence 2013
Cuisines: Vegetarian
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Dubuque
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10 reviews 10 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2014

Never in a zillion years would I have picked a Himalayan restaurant for lunch, but I was in Madison for a weekend conference and another conference attendee had eaten there the night before and wanted to share the experience. It was definitely unusual dining fare for a native Midwesterner, making this lunch an adventure. There were 4 of us in... More

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Cincinnati, Ohio
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23 reviews 23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2014

I'm not sure whether the food at Himal Chuli is actually all that healthy (though it probably is), but by jove does it taste healthy (and, of course, delicious)! There's something about their simple-yet-scrumptious dal-and-roti combination that just makes you feel great about yourself. If you find yourself in the area, you simply must give Himal Chuli a shot.

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City of Love, Philadelphia
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30 reviews 30 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 23, 2013

If you get to Madison please do stop at this little restaurant with the best food at an unbelievable price. It is nothing fancy but the food was well worth stopping in. I had never tried Nepalenese food before but believe me I will go back there this summer when I return to Madison.

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Muskego, Wisconsin
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107 reviews 107 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 16, 2013

We eat here often when in Madison. The food is very good. It is easy to eat gluten free, and healthy too. This visit the service was poor. We usually have a waitress who is well versed in the food. This time our waitress was not helpful with the ingredients and didn't offer to ask the cook. She was snobby... More

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Evansville, Wisconsin
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29 reviews 29 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 10, 2013

I have been going to Chuli since its opening. When I need to leave the country for an hour this is my place. It always smells great and food is excellent. the dal and Roti , are my favorites. tuk pa is very good too. The dumplings that come with are excellent. There is a lot of competition for vegetarian... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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47 reviews 47 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2013

A friend and I had dinner at this little Nepali restaurant- she is gluten free and had plenty of choices. She had the "cauli" which was the takara of the day and comes with choice of dal soup or salad and either brown/white rice (you pick) or roti bread. I had the seitan buff which also came with the above.... More

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Chicago
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25 reviews 25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2013

If you are feeling overwhelmed and exhausted, this is the place to go to relax, eat well, and feel happier. The atmosphere is very calm, you could stay all day. I love the free lemon water at the table, it's almost as if someone actually cares. I do believe they do. Ask for help with the menu if you need... More

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11 reviews 11 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2013

The quality of the ingredients is high, testified to by my scads of food sensitivities. The Aushak, a favorite of ours, is delicious and the kebobs have whole chunks of meat, instead of the ground meat which some restaurants fill with fat. It's pleasure to dine here!

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Midwest
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53 reviews 53 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 16, 2013

I’d walked past Himal Chuli several times on various trips to Madison, but never stopped to eat. On my last trip, my son picked it for our State Street lunch spot. Glad we did – the food was delicious. My son had the combination platter – momos, samosa, roti and dal soup. I had the palungo saag. I’ve eaten Nepalese... More

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 4, 2013

I got a chicken dish and my husband ordered a beef one. I enjoyed mine and it was the perfect amount of food for me. However, my husband did not enjoy his as much as I did. I think it was just personal preference or lack thereof with the spices that were used in the dish. It was a busy... More

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