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318 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
(608) 251-9225
Today
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm

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  • 56
    Excellent
  • 26
    Very good
  • 6
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  • 2
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Great food

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.

5 of 5 starsReviewed March 9, 2015
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Chicago, Illinois
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Chicago, Illinois
Senior Contributor
49 reviews 49 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 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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Senior Reviewer
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 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
Top Contributor
53 reviews 53 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
12 helpful votes 12 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
8 helpful votes 8 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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44 reviews 44 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
14 helpful votes 14 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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16 reviews 16 reviews
13 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
29 helpful votes 29 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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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?