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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: Reservations

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Visitor rating
  • 55
    Excellent
  • 26
    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
Most recent review
Delicious, friendly and quick

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... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 2, 2015
238mariek
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  • Reservations
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English first
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8 reviews 8 reviews
3 helpful votes 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 2, 2015 NEW

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 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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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48 reviews 48 reviews
32 restaurant reviews
11 helpful votes 11 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
6 helpful votes 6 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
2 reviews
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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Milan, Italy
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43 reviews 43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 27, 2014

I had soup here few days ago and I had a very positive surprise! It's difficult to notice this restaurant from outside but the soup we had was very good. I took some nepali bread with vegetables and a tradiional cake. In two the total cost was only 35 USD! The old woman who works there is very sweet and... More 

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Contributor
15 reviews 15 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 4, 2014

The food was great. I am not a vegetarian but I ate a vegetarian plate and I was really satisfied with the taste, variety, portion and price. It was a really nice experience with my family because I had never eaten Nepali food and we really enjoyed it! It was kind of small and hot but I guess this could... More 

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River Forest, Illinois
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52 reviews 52 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 3, 2014

If you are going to be in Madison and want a Nepali treat with a broad vegetarian menu with great non-vegetarian options, go to Himal Chuli. The restaurant is conveniently located between the Capitol and the University. During warm weather, limited outdoor seating is available. Although, when we were there, no table umbrellas were provided, street scene was great. State... More 

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Miami, Florida
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 1, 2014

Great food at a fair price!! A good place for vegetarian and vegan food. Laid back atmosphere, as well!!

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State College, Pennsylvania
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10 reviews 10 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed August 12, 2014

Very happy to see vegan options, and they even note that they prepare the vegetarian (though not specifically vegan) separately from their other food. I wanted to try a selection so got the Himal Combination plate. The samosa was hot and super delicious! They substituted rice for the roti (which isn't vegan), but there wasn't anything to eat it with.... More 

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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
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?