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Himal Chuli

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Asian, Vegetarian, Nepali
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318 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
(608) 251-9225
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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
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations

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  • 61
    Excellent
  • 30
    Very good
  • 7
    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
Excellent flavours and great service

Prices are average, the dishes are really good, and the service is excellent (we had one dish was way too salty for our taste, and it was exchanged for another without a single problem). The servings are on the small side though, but this seems to be part of the cultural experience. The... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 3, 2015
DavidCatriel
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Montreal, Canada
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Montreal, Canada
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78 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 51 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 3, 2015

Prices are average, the dishes are really good, and the service is excellent (we had one dish was way too salty for our taste, and it was exchanged for another without a single problem). The servings are on the small side though, but this seems to be part of the cultural experience. The restaurant has limited seating capacity (about 20... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 25, 2015

We visited Madison for the first time and enjoyed the vibe of State Street. We sat in Himal Chuli 's outdoor seating area. Between us, my husband and I have been to Nepal and Tibet, and the food tasted authentic. It was a nice way to finish our visit.

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Madison, Wisconsin
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 11, 2015

I've been eating at Himal Chuli for more than 20 years. The food is delicious. But know what you're getting into <smile>. The restaurant is small, and homey (if your home contains photos and items from Nepal, Tibet, and the Dalai Lama). You can easily eat a veggie meal here, and the meat dishes are well-balanced with veggies. Once you... More 

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Cranford, New Jersey
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 9, 2015

Lot of vegetarian dishes. Tarkari and Daal were excellent. Ask for their spicy chutney on the side for the people who like hot food.

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Center Valley, Pennsylvania
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015

Excellent food. Excellent. Never had Nepali food before, but if I had to compare it to another ethnic style, I would say there are similarities to Indian style cuisine. Limited seating, with a small outdoor table section. Went for lunch. Had the Palunga Saag, which is sautéed spinach and mustard greens with potatoes, and some yummy spice blend. Hubby had... More 

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Ithaca, NY
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 24, 2015

I have to say, I didn't find our meal particularly tasty or affordable. I was particularly interested in momos, and they were distinctly disappointing--really bland, even with additional hot sauce. There are definitely better ethnic dining options in Madison. (Vegetarians might do as well at any one of the Indian restaurants in town.)

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Salem, Massachusetts
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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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 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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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 31 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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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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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: Asian, 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?