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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

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) #26 of 207 Restaurants in Chapel Hill $$ - $$$, Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
+1 919-929-3833
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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

It took a while to get our food, which probably also speaks to the quality. Sat outside in the courtyard for lunch on a nice day, and the food, when it came, was delicious. I would recommend this highly if looking to have Indian food...More

Thank col0rize
Reviewed April 8, 2017 via mobile

Good food for a great price. Parking is a bit of a nightmare but could be a good spot to try if in area. So the whole menu except for fried items and the breads (naan) are GF. The Rogan Josh lamb I had was...More

Thank mthuber
Reviewed April 1, 2017

A fairly small place that is hidden away, but popular with locals. Vilmala is a Chapel Hill institution and her restaurant is a treat. Very casual, but good.

Thank ScottJG
Reviewed March 12, 2017

Solid Indian home cooking without recourse to the fancy. Good eating and value for money. Popular with the student community and the locals who favor this type of service.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed March 2, 2017

I really wanted to love everything about this place. The philosophy is great, the setting is great. Unfortunately there were too many shortcomings when getting takeout at 1pm, while the place was not busy. 1) takeout order came out in sit down presentation, staff did...More

Thank MistaPoupou
Reviewed March 1, 2017 via mobile

Dining at Curryblosson Cafe is a must if you visit Chapel Hill and for local residents, an essential touchstone of the outstanding food culture in the Triangle. If you desire fresh ingredients and top notch quality, this is the place for you!

Thank Julia1138
Reviewed February 25, 2017

In particular the chicken was of extremely poor quality but everything else was ok. A little unorganized and small too.

Thank Kate R
Reviewed January 18, 2017

Don't let the counter service fool you. This place has THE best Indian food in town. Maybe its the commitment of this establishment to offer a living wage to its workers, or its insistence on sourcing local high quality ingredients, or its policy that all...More

Thank RainbeauReiki
Reviewed January 18, 2017

We often take out from Vimala's and the food is always delicious! They offer a number of different options, including different sauces. When ordering take out, the food is always ready when promised. The only drawbacks to Vimala's is there is no 'non-pay' parking that...More

Thank LonestarSpartan
Reviewed January 17, 2017

This is just the best Indian in Chapel Hill. It is lovely to sit outside during nice weather. There is paid parking behind the restaurant so don't be dismayed by it being on Franklin St.

Thank 934kirstinf
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Wanda R
May I order take out?
February 14, 2017|
Response from RainbeauReiki | Reviewed this property |
Yes yes yes. Take it home. Enjoy!!!!
Wanda R
Yes. May I order to go, take out?
February 14, 2017|
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Response from LonestarSpartan | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, they do a tremendous amount of take out business.
Do you have children's dishes on your menu or do you have a separate child's menu?
October 22, 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Families with children
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-3833
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