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Himalayan Restaurant

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2910 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2050 (Formerly Big Olaf's)
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Tue - Sun 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed yesterday NEW via mobile

I confess I have only gone to Himalayan for their weekend brunches. Bountiful, lots of opportunities to taste new flavors, and affordable. But that is where charm ends. Their new location, having migrated from Franklin Ave, is bigger but lacks the character and community feel of the previous joint. Where the buffet is situated is awkward, as the back side... More 

Thank trufflesque
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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62 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I was concerned a couple years ago when they moved into a bigger space--that usually means quality goes down and price goes up. That didn't happen. Same great quality and prices as in their old place. Great service. I'd recommend anything on the menu

Thank sheldon m
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Wonderful Nepali & Indian food. Great service; never disappoints. This is definitely one of my go-to spots in the city.

Thank JLMM612
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

What's not to like? We came in from out of town, and the place was friendly and delicious and full of texture. Come for the Nepali-specific dishes, which are truly wonderful.

Thank amaliav876
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35 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

We needed a place for lunch this Sunday and found this one with very good reviews in tripadvisor, so decided to give it a try. They have both lunch buffer and order from medu. The buffer looked good and we decided to go with buffet. It was $10 per person. I liked the curried chicken, fried bread, broccoli with potatoes.... More 

Thank LisaMNUSA
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58 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 11, 2016

Came here because my son wanted momos - I've never had them before and they were absolutely delicious. The waitperson was very helpful answering about various dishes. All around a good meal - different from the average Indian restaurant (although there are GREAT ones in the Twin Cities!)

Thank Aravasouth_57
Minneapolis, Minnesota, Usa
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74 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

The White House wine is deliscous and cheaper than the Chardonnay I usually order. And I was offered a sample of it before ordering! Huge menu, including vegetarian, and a choice of spiciness for each dish. Most of the staff as well as diners are from the countries of the origin of the food.

1 Thank Anita D
Central Wisconsin
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71 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 4, 2016

We were in the Twin Cities for the weekend, and wanted to try a different type of food each night. The Himalayan Restaurant had good reviews, though not top-flight. We found both the food and staff to be wonderful. The owner stopped by our table a few times, and was very friendly, and the quality of the food was terrific.... More 

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22 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 31, 2016 via mobile

We had only two things (besides drinks), and they were the Chicken Tikka Masala and the Shrimp in a coconut-curry sauce (I forgot the actual name). They looked very similar, but the flavors were distinctly different. Both were spot-on. The place was full, so I suspect most other dishes are above par too.

Thank Jim_MplsMN
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 27, 2016 via mobile

I have invited so many people to this restaurant and not one person has complain. If anything they constantly tell people about the restaurant. The momos are the best and they are great with different types of options for food and dietary issues. You can never go wrong at this restaurant. Also the service is exceptional and they make you... More 

Thank Keesha Aakriti M

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$10 - $15
Indian, Tibetan, Nepali, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Families with children, Kids, Large groups, Dining on a budget
Open Hours
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2910 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2050 (Formerly Big Olaf's)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: 612-332-0880

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