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Taste of the Himalayas

#502 of 3,951 Restaurants in San Diego
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3185 Midway Drive, San Diego, CA 92110
619.866.6922
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9:00 am - 9:00 pm
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Hours:
Fri 9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Sat - Thu 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

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  • 33
    Excellent
  • 23
    Very good
  • 6
    Average
  • 3
    Poor
  • 2
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Pretty great Nepalese food

I love Nepalese and Indian food, so made my friend take me here on my recent trip to the US (I'm from the UK). I got a Vindaloo, but whatever you order you can choose from 1-10 how spicy you want it. I went with 7 and it was pretty damn hot but still excellent! Staff were friendly, though a... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed November 30, 2015
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California
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26 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2016

We frequent this little Himalayan restaurant every chance we get. The food is delicious, flavorful and healthy. The portions sizes for lunch are just right and very reasonably priced. The menu is diverse and everything we've tried has been perfect. They have a location on Midway Drive and one in La Jolla. Both locations offer limited parking. The location on... More 

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Thank VictoriaPics
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51 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 30, 2015

I love Nepalese and Indian food, so made my friend take me here on my recent trip to the US (I'm from the UK). I got a Vindaloo, but whatever you order you can choose from 1-10 how spicy you want it. I went with 7 and it was pretty damn hot but still excellent! Staff were friendly, though a... More 

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Thank GargoyleWaiting
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

I cannot being to tell you how thrilled I was to find this restaurant. Having eaten many wonderful Indian meals (using the term "Indian" loosely - there are a lot of regional differences) whilst living in Great Britain for some years, I had tried several "well known" Indian restaurants in the greater San Diego area, none of which once came... More 

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Thank Mairead333
San Diego, California
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12 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

Awesome lunch stop and very reasonable. I love the goat curry but if you are not that adventurous they have everything including chicken and vegetarian.

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Thank Tim_SD92124
Mysore, Karnataka, India
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8 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 9, 2015

The food was tasty and good. it took a lot of time to serve the food and I wished I was from this country to be privileged for the way they treated us.

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Thank Simhadri1505
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 6, 2015 via mobile

We visited this restaurant on Sunday night and after 30min wait food came and it was so dam spicy that none of us can eat that. Owner was not so friendly too.

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San Diego, California
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408 reviews
210 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 106 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed August 30, 2015

My visit to Nepal in 1993 was one of the best experiences of my life. It was great to taste Nepalese food again served by people who grew up in Kathmandu. Our meal was very good at a most reasonable price. The restaurant doesn't take reservations, and it is popular. We went at 5:00 PM, and there weren't many tables... More 

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Thank baltoro
Mexicali, Mexico
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159 reviews
79 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

We have been going to this restaurant for a couple of years and always have had a great food experience. Even though most of the times is crowded, the wait is well worth it. Every single dish we had is so good. Love it

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Thank karla014
San Diego, CA
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28 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2015

Been here many times for the food! An unassuming location but the food, oh my! try anything in the menu, you won't be disappointed, but my soft spot is the lamb Vindaloo, is superb. The overall rate is no based on the food only, that's why is not excellent, the restaurant itself is not that inviting, it could be much... More 

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Thank fredyair
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12 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015

Amazing location, delicious food, excellent service. Every time we have visited San Diego, we go there. I can't stop myself from prepping for the amount of food and the type of food I am going to have. This place is amazing!!! My mouth is watering right now by just writing this review.

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 3185 Midway Drive, San Diego, CA 92110
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: 619.866.6922

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Indian, Asian

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Tuesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Wednesday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Thursday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Friday
9:00 am - 9:30 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm

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