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Himalayan Restaurant

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2910 E Lake St, Minneapolis, MN 55406-2050 (Formerly Big Olaf's)
+1 612-332-0880
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
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Minneapolis, Minnesota
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73 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago

The menu includes something for everyone. I visited with a friend with multiple food sensitivities who is often hard to please at restaurantas. She found a lot of choice on the menu. The food arrived quickly and was very tasty. This was my third visit and I plan to return. Popular with neighborhood residents.

Thank Babsan2012
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19 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We followed some great reviews and ate at the Himalayan Restaurant. We had passed it several times because it never caught our eye. That was a mistake. It's a great place to eat. The environment is comfortable and full of cultural images that I appreciated in the experience. The staff was very nice. The restaurant was very busy when we... More 

Thank 471alisond
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We have been coming to this restaurant for a number of years now. The food is excellent and is a nice change from eating Indian food (disclosure - I am from India). The spices are very piquant, and their dal is to die for. Their lunch buffet is an excellent way to fill yourself up!

Thank Kannan S
Hudson, Wisconsin
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213 reviews
192 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
Reviewed March 11, 2017

Appetizers are great, Soups are nice. Main dishes for all tastes. This is really Himalayan food, from Tibet and India. Service is fantastic.

Thank cetobler
Kasson, Minnesota
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108 reviews
60 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
Reviewed February 13, 2017

Went to dinner with a friend. This place was near the distilleries we went before and after. The Coconut Chicken Curry was amazing! Had appetizers and mains to share. Delicious!

Thank KellyP1962
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed February 3, 2017 via mobile

As someone who just recently returned from a month-long study abroad in Nepal, I was already starting to miss the delicious food. My professors recommended The Himalayan, so my dad and I decided to try it out. The food tasted just as good as in Nepal, if not better. The veggie momo's were insanely good, and my dad loved absolutely... More 

Thank ObsessiveOwl
Elko, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed January 22, 2017

5 p.m. on a Friday so seating was easy. We had a chicken coconut curry and a noodle dish and both were outstanding. Portions more than generous for the price. Service was attentive but not clingy. We were not once asked "so how's everything tasting?" which was a bonus. We will be back. Often.

Thank eseltzer
Glendale, Arizona
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19 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed December 31, 2016 via mobile

The wait was long, but it was a busy Friday night. It was worth it however. The mixed vegetable curry was awesome. The momo appetizer and various naans, also great. Not the best atmosphere, sitting by the cold front door, but service was fine and the overall experience was very good.

1 Thank Dogfishdawn
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
Reviewed December 18, 2016

We wanted a taste of Nepali food. The North West and South West twin cities areas have no Nepali restaurants, mainly Indian restaurants. So we drove down to this place. As others said, the friendly owner welcomed us and invited us to sit where we wished. We sat in the room closer to the car park with windows on two... More 

3 Thank nearmsp
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed November 27, 2016 via mobile

We come here regularly and love the food. Service is great as well and they have reasonable beer/wine choices.

1 Thank Dean H

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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, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Families with children, 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: +1 612-332-0880

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