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Himalayan Spice

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PRICE RANGE
$4 - $20
CUISINES
Nepali, Grill
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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All reviews tandoori chicken naan bread thali curries chops tiger shrimp tasting menu fish and chips nepalese food sharing platter server nicole excellent indian food is absolutely delicious best restaurant in town amazing atmosphere perfect dinner friendly service
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

This is a very good restaurant. The staff is very kind and the food is delicious. We shared a Himalayan Platter and all of it was very tasty. Also we thought it was exactly enough and also the perfect temperature when it arrived. The ambiance...in the restaurant feels authentic as well.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jonás A, General Manager at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

Jovialus, thank you for your review, very happy to know that you chose the option of the plate to share, this is undoubtedly one of the stars of our menu, and thank you very much for mentioning the good work that our dining room staff...More

Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

Really nice food snd very helpful staff. definately worth a visit would highly teccomend. wr had rhe thalli nice selectionMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jonás A, General Manager at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded yesterday

I see that the Himalayan Thali Set was your choice. Did you know that this is one of our most authentic dishes that we have in this house? The variety of flavors and spices that you can find in it is from another world. Thank...More

Reviewed 5 days ago via mobile

We have had such an amazing adventure in Iceland! Our new friends have treated us to this delicious food. You might not expect authentic Nepalese experience here, but it is the real deal!!! Namaste.

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jonás A, General Manager at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Marlee thank you very much for your comment, I love knowing that after your adventures in Iceland you took a little trip to Nepal without leaving Iceland 😄 Namaste. 🌶🌶🌶

Reviewed 5 days ago

Ate dinner with my family at Himalayan Spice in July of 2022. Staff was very attentive and helpful. Despite not having a reservation, they were able to accomodate us after only a 10-15 min. wait. Food was very good, but portions were small. It is...pricey (~$200 USD for 4) but hey, this is Iceland and everything is pricey. Masala Tiger Shrimp appetizer was excellent. My 12 year old son ordered the lamb curry and loved it. Chicken tikka masala was also very tasty. Location is great, right in the harbor, but very difficult to find parking close by. There is a small lot at the restaurant, but it will take some luck to find an open spot. Overall, if you enjoy Indian cuisine, would highly recommend a stop at Himalayan spice on your next visit to Reykjavik.More

Date of visit: July 2022
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Jonás A, General Manager at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 days ago

Wow, I see you took your time to give us this review 😄 Thank you very much for remembering and taking your time to write to us, it motivates us a lot to know that everything was to your liking. We look forward to your...More

Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We ate here on our first evening in Iceland. It did not disappoint. The staff were very friendly and attentive and the food was delicious. We had the taste of Himalayas and could not fault it. I would recommend you come here to eat. You...will not regret it.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jonás A, General Manager at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

Hi Keir, thank you so much for your review and for encouraging others to try our popular Taste of Himalaya, I love it when our guests help others choose a good place to eat and have a good time through these reviews. Thank you very...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

The staff was welcoming. The dining experience was unique - never had Nepalese cuisine before. Was pleasantly surprised, It was amazing! My friend and I shared the Taste of Himalaya platter. It was a great sampling of a number of dishes. Everything was well prepared...and seasoned.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jonás A, General Manager at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

There is always a first time for everything and definitely you should always give Nepalese cuisine a chance, thank you for coming and tasting our very popular Taste of Himalaya and above all thank you for taking a minute of your time to leave us...More

Reviewed 1 week ago

We had a fantastic meal here whilst on a short break in Reykjavik. The food was absolutely delicious. We had the fish curry and chicken curry, both served piping hot. The place is smartly decorated and the staff very friendly and helpful. You won't be...disappointed.More

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jonás A, General Manager at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 1 week ago

I love the piping hot expression. Brown thank you very much for your review, it is definitely these words that encourage us to offer the best of Nepal in Iceland and also to give a virtue that everyone in this house has "love for what...More

Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We ate at a lot of restaurants in our 10 days in Iceland. Many were wonderful, and this was hands-down our favorite! The Nepalese owners immigrated to Iceland over 20 years ago and created this truly wonderful restaurant. The food was absolutely delicious, the servers...(including one of the family members) were charming (and very careful about my food allergies!), the decor was beautiful, and even though the food is genuinely Nepalese, they also have Icelandic touches, like a delicious lamb dish. So... after you've sampled the tried and true Icelandic traditions like Fish and Chips, fermented shark, etc., you REALLY, REALLY should visit Himalayan SpiceMore

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jonás A, Director General at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Steve, thank you very much for your review, honestly it is these kind of very detailed reviews that are very inspiring to me to continue offering a little piece of Nepal in Iceland, the whole Himalayan Spice family is very involved in creating a unique...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Incredible food and wonderful service! The spices were amazing…try the dumplings; they were incredible. The chicken appetizer and chai was also good . If you need to cool the spice down some … try the mango chutney

Date of visit: September 2022
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Jonás A, Director General at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I love when our guests enjoy a true trip to Nepal without leaving Iceland and also help other guests with good recommendations of what to eat in our house. Thanks for your words. Namaste. 🥟🥟🥟🥟🥟

Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

By far one of the best place we've tried. We were very surprised that it was So Authentic. Don't be fool by the curb appeal, the interior is pretty and quite family friendly. We were served by the manager and our server Nicole were all...very knowledgeable and explained to us what can try because we had 2 vegans with us. Everything we ordered was done in perfection. The kids loved the Chicken Tikka Masala and my favorite was the Tandoori Chicken. The vegetarian momo was amazing. We were very happy with all of our orders. Even to the smallest details of the basmati rice was cooked to perfection. If you are in town, and are in the market for Himalayan food. This is a Must Try. You will not be disappointed.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jonás A, Director General at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

I love seeing this kind of reviews where you can feel a very good vibe, thank you for giving us a minute of your time and leaving us this wonder. Namaste. 🌶

Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

I’ve been wanting to go there for a long time but never had the occasion to. The outside is very unimpressive but believe me you will love it. The food is so good and the service was perfect. They even made my friends food less...spicy for her. Over all it was a perfect visit and we will definitely come againMore

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jonás A, Director General at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey, we are definitely waiting to receive your visit again, thank you very much for leaving us a review, knowing that I spend time waiting to visit us, I can only say that good things take time. 😄

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Wow what a good place to go. The people coming from Nepal. Kuzru deed a great job. We love her. The food real tradionial. And more then enough. When you want to go rafting ask them ghe know the places on iceland.

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jonás A, Director General at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Hey namaste, Thank you very much for the review, I will pass on your good words to Kushu our rafting expert and waitress. Thanks a lot.

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Had the chicken chili Momo's, vegetarian momos, and thali platter. Everything including the service was awesome. Food was on par with dishes I had in Kathmandu.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jonás A, Director General at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Wow, thanks for the review, the comparison and the memory that our food brings you from Nepal are very successful, we are a family all from Nepal and we try to do everything as our mothers and grandmothers would do in Nepal and thus be...More

Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

This was by far the best Nepali food I have had in a restaurant. Having owned restaurants I don’t write reviews to avoid criticism but Himalaya Spice deserves the 5 stars and more. The Jhol Momo brought back memories of Asan Toll in Kathmandu. Those...who feel it’s expensive should remember that everything in Iceland is imported and doesn’t come cheap. Highly recommend Himalaya Slice. Namaste and Tashi Delek.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jonás A, Director General at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Namaste. Upon arriving at the restaurant, Nicole very happy told me about you, thank you very much for such a nice review, honestly I will pass on her words to the whole family. Thank you very much. 🌶🌶🌶

Reviewed 5 weeks ago

Limited menu choice. Food was good but very slow service. Good ambiance. A little further out of the center of town.More

Date of visit: August 2022
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Jonás A, Director General at Himalayan Spice, responded to this reviewResponded 5 weeks ago

Thank you for the review, I will keep in mind all your words to improve in the near future. However, I would love to comment that the midday menu is smaller for logistical reasons, so we can guarantee great quality in our menu all day,...More

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Yes, Himalayan Spice offers takeout services.

Yes, Himalayan Spice is taking precautions against COVID-19. A full list is available within the "safety precautions" section of this page.

Himalayan Spice is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 5
  • Service: 5
  • Value: 5