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“Cheap & cheerful but oh so very good” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Himalayan Char Grill

Himalayan Char Grill
103 Willoughby Rd, Crows Nest, North Sydney, New South Wales 2065, Australia
(02) 9966 5540
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Ranked #21 of 134 Restaurants in Crows Nest
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Newcastle, Australia
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“Cheap & cheerful but oh so very good”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 25, 2012

So long as you drop any expectations of a fine dining experience, the Himalayan Char Grill is a real gem. A small restaurant, with a kitchen so small you wonder how the staff can turn out the meals, in a fairly drab suburban shopping centre, you could be forgiven for walking right past without giving it a second look. Fool you, if you do.

The food is very flavoursome and the servings generous enough. The lamb backstrap is a lovely dish but if you want a real melt-in-the-mouth meal it has to be the beef cheek. Service is friendly and very attentive.

Prices are OK. At first blush some would suggest that $20 for a main is a bit steep. That hesitation is put to rest as soon as you sample the food!

Just accept that you aren't there for the view...

  • Visited November 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 2 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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  • English first
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English first
sydney
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 6 cities Reviews in 6 cities
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
“Consistently good food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 15, 2011 via mobile

This is our regular takeaway. Probably order once or twice a fortnight, we love it. Lamb shanks are devine as is the sesame chicken. Haven't eaten in house yet but do plan to.

    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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Sydney, Australia
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“Excellent Nepalese Food - Good Service”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 18, 2011

Good tasty food. I can especially recommend the lamb shanks. Not very spicy but full of flavour. Friendly cheerful service. Many who dine there seem to be regulars which is always a good sign.

  • Visited September 2011
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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