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Himalayan Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
Indian, Tibetan, Nepali
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7918 El Cajon Blvd, Ste P, La Mesa, CA 91942-6719
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 11:00 am - 9:00 pm
Fri - Sat 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
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San Diego, California
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128 reviews
62 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago NEW

I'm not a fan of regular Indian food, but this Northern Indian restaurant changed my mind. Today, flavorful and interesting. You choose the spice level fro 1-10.. If you are unsure...stay on the conservative side.

Thank 91942
San Diego, CA
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172 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 91 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2016

It is hidden in a strip mall close to the 99cent store, but once inside Himalayan music is playing, the video shows gorgeous Himalayan mountain scenes, the staff is dressed in Himalayan robes, so one is happy before you even sit down. Our favorites are the Tandoori chicken, just delicious, and the chicken curry - my favorite. Either one would... More 

Thank parkinsd
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47 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2016 via mobile

Great lunch specials and delicious food ,but the service is abrupt and cold. No smiles and not friendly. Had to flag a waiter down to get a Coke that was requested when ordering lunch. Too bad that the service doesn't match the food! We have been there several times and it is always the same.

Thank noshdick
Mary Earnest
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 6, 2016

The menu is extensive. The food is delicious. The staff is excellent. The decor is lovely and they quietly play Nepalese instrumental music. I can't think of how this could be a better place to dine. We enjoy meals here once or twice a month and have for several years now. The choices will satisfy both vegetarians as well as... More 

Thank Sojourner1251
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43 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 2, 2016

Several years ago I happened by this place in a strip mall. I took a chance and enjoyed my meal. My wife and I have been back no less than once a month since then. The restaurant started out as a tiny shop with a few tables and steam table served lunches mostly to go. Since then it has expanded... More 

Thank David L
Columbus, Mississippi, United States
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22 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2016

I am not fond of this type of cuisine, but the rest of the family wanted to come. Lots of items on the menu. The waiter was hard to understand. We ordered several dishes and ate family style. I enjoyed the chicken tikka masala. Be careful of the address provided by Google. It is 7918 El Cajon, not 7819. It... More 

Thank Renata N
San Diego, California
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285 reviews
93 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

Wow, some of the best I have had. Just the right spices, not over kill and the Tandoori plates are amazing. Beware, each plate can feed two to three people.. We both took home 3/4 of our meals. Can't wait to share this place with friends. Great menu and many choices. Nice restaurant and plenty of seating.

Thank Perry H
San Diego, California
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2016

I have eaten in some of the finest restaurants in Northern India, and this place is like a gem for fine food and friendly service here in San Diego. It's voted #1 because It Is! It's truly my favorite place on the west coast.

Thank SkyTraveler555
Salt Lake City, Utah
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102 reviews
73 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2016

We visited on a weekend evening and were pleasantly surprised to be seated quickly. From the Mango Lassi on, the experience was great and seemed quite authentic. The restaurant is quite large, but has a smaller feel. Enjoy!

Thank Brett S
El Cajon, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 18, 2016

This restaurant is a combination of visual pleasure and authentic culinary delight. Their menu has something for everybody, including many vegetarian dishes. Daily lunch specials include soup and choice of 2 entrees. Many beverages are offered, including beers from the region. There is a large and a small dining room, and an attached Himalayan store. The food is always fresh... More 

Thank wcdwnda75

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Indian, Tibetan, Nepali
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget, Families with children, Large groups
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 9:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7918 El Cajon Blvd, Ste P, La Mesa, CA 91942-6719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: 619-461-2503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?