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Himal Chuli

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Vegetarian, Nepali
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318 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
(608) 251-9225
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Reservations

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 3
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Just Plain Delicious

The world needs more restaurants like Himal Chuli. Unpretentious, affordable, and delicious! We went for lunch and enjoyed every bite, as well as the service, which was professional and very efficient. If we're ever in Madison again, we'll be back!

4 of 5 starsReviewed May 6, 2015
Abecedarius
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Salem, Massachusetts
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Salem, Massachusetts
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341 reviews 341 reviews
230 restaurant reviews
115 helpful votes 115 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 6, 2015

The world needs more restaurants like Himal Chuli. Unpretentious, affordable, and delicious! We went for lunch and enjoyed every bite, as well as the service, which was professional and very efficient. If we're ever in Madison again, we'll be back!

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Seattle
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63 reviews 63 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
83 helpful votes 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 1, 2015

Just an advance warning: they only take cash...but you don't need much of it here. Tiny place, very homey with a great laid-back feel. Great option if you are dining alone. Very efficient service and very tasty food. The tarkari choices are always good, especially paired with dal and roti. All three items for less than 10 bucks, so can't... More 

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Murcia, Spain
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54 reviews 54 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Fresh homemade cooking. Pure vegetarian, the tartakis (stewed vegetables) are very tasty. Low prices (<10 $), but not too big portions (with 1 dish I was still hungry).

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Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
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120 reviews 120 reviews
98 restaurant reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 5, 2015

Khichadi: of fresh and light stew of money jasmine rice fresh ginger cilantro tomatoes peas and ajwano seeds. Favorite for its nourishing and healing properties cook lightly and served with dal and a choice of rice or roti. Himal's combination platter: two momochas one samosa, roti and cup of Dal (amazing!). A good sampling of their traditional dishes. A sincere... More 

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Chicago, Illinois
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51 reviews 51 reviews
51 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 9, 2015

Himal Chuli is an institution. The dal, roti, and Tarkari are all standards to which anything within hundreds of miles must be compared. A top notch standard, period, and has been for decades.

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9 reviews 9 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015

I was grabbing quick carry-out this trip after having dined in for the delicious Takari on our last visit to Madison. We're vegetarian so we had an order of Momocha, Somosas (baked, I think!) & Dahi Bada, which also came with some Dal. All of them are unique and delicious with a nice kick of spice! It was a terrific... More 

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Madison, Wisconsin
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3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

We LOVE eating at Himal Chuli and have been regularly enjoying their food for 17 years!! The Nepali food is made from scratch by kind and wonderful owners. Each day there are two different Tarkari. My husbands favorite is the Cauli. Mine is their kidney bean Tarkari or their butternut squash Tarkari. I also love their Momochas. They are lovingly... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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56 reviews 56 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
16 helpful votes 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 14, 2014

first off, I love this restaurant. Their food is great every time. In the summer's you can sit outdoors on the patio/sidewalk. In the winter time, the inside is small but intimate and authentic feeling. Nepalese food in general isn't necessarily vegetarian, just in case you are unfamiliar with it. This restaurant does have a lot of vegetarian options though.... More 

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WI
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21 reviews 21 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 11, 2014

One of the staples of State street and madtown in general , this restaurant rocks. The food is always delicious, hot and spicy when appropriate. Many vegetarian options available with all the right spices. The cuisine is about authentic as you're going to find in Madison. I definitely don't get here enough, but every time I have it's been glorious.... More 

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Ottawa
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 8, 2014

ate here over a year ago when I came down to Wisconsin for my friend's 40th birthday. so memorable, still dreaming about that meal a year later! the okra was the best I have ever had, wish I had the recipe!

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 318 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 251-9225

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Vegetarian, Nepali
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Saturday
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?