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Taste of the Himalayas

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Certificate of Excellence2015 - 2017 Winner
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CUISINES
Indian, Nepali
Special Diets
Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
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BIRYANI‎
$10.95
Vegetable Biryani
Mixed veggies and home made cheese cooked in himalayan spices with basmati rice. Served with raita.
$11.95
Chicken Biryani
Premium chicken cooked with basmati rice with mix of special herbs and spices. Served with raita.
$12.95
Lamb Biryani
Premium chicken cooked with basmati rice with mix of special herbs and spices. Served with raita.
$13.95
Shrimp Biryani
Shrimp cooked with basmati rice with mix of special herbs and spices. Served with raita.
$14.95
Himalayan Biryani
Vegetables, panner and tandoor baked lamb, chicken, and shrimp cooked with the spices of himalayan, then mixed with basmati rice and served with raita
MOMO‎
$7.95
Vegetable Momo (8 Pieces)
Steamed‎ dumplings filled with minced cabbage, spinach, mushrooms, cashews, nuts, panner, onion, cilantro, green onion and spices. Served with himalayan sauce.
$8.95
Chicken Momo (8 Pieces)
Steamed dumplings filled with minced chicken, onion, cilantro, and spices. Served with himalayan sauce.
$9.95
Lukshya Ko Momo (8 Pieces)
Steamed dumplings filled with minced lamb, onion, cilantro, and spices. Served with special himalayan sauce.
SIDE ORDERS‎
$1.95
Plain Naan
Traditionally baked bread in the tandoor oven.
$2.95
Garlic Cilantro Naan
$2.95
Garlic Herbal Naan
Naan with fenugreek, or orgeno and other himalayan spices
$2.95
Roti
$2.45
Plain Paratha
$2.95
Aloo Paratha
$1.95
Basmati Rice/ Brown Rice
$1.95
Raita
Homemade yogurt with cucumber, carrot, mint and spices
$1.95
Mango Chutne
$1.95
Mixed Pickle
DESSERTS‎
$2.95
Kheer (Rice Pudding)
$2.95
Gulab Jamun
$2.95
Mango Kulfi
BEVERAGE‎
$2.95
Mango Lassi
$2.95
Plain Lassi
$2.45
Sparkling Water (Mineral Water)
$1.95
Chiya
Nepalese hot tea made with milk
$2.45
Apple Juice or Gatorade
$1.95
Soft Drinks or Ice Tea
$1.95
Coffee of Decaf Coffee or Hot Tea
APPEITZER‎
$3.95
Vegetable Pakora
Onion, spinach, cabbage, cooked with Himalayan spices and herbs. served with mint chutney.
$3.95
Vegetable Samosa
Deep fried patties stuffed with spices, potatoes and green peas. Served with tamarind sauce.
$1.95
Papad
Baked‎ crispy thin lentil wafers. Served with mint chutney.
$7.95
Chicken Choila
Chicken breast marinated with Himalayan sauce, bell pepper, onion, green onion, cooked in clay oven with himalayan spices.
$8.95
Lamb Choila
Lamb marinated with Himalayan sauce, bell pepper, onion, green onion, cooked in clay oven with himalayan spices.
SOUP AND SALAD‎
$5.95
Himalayan Salad
Organic mixed greens, cucumber, tomatoes, carrots, with Himalayan dressing
$5.95
Sadae Ko Aloo Ra Kakara
Cucumber, potatoes, green peas, marinated Himalayan style
$3.45
Daal Soup
Mixed lentil cooked with Himalayan spices and herbs
$3.45
Himalayan Vegetable Soup
Vauliflower,‎ zucchini, onion cooked with Himalayan spices and herbs
$3.95
Taste of the Himalayas Chicken Soup
Boneless chicken cooked with Himalayan spices and herbs
VEGETARIAN TARKARI‎
All entrées serve with basmati rice or plain naa
$9.95
Basmati rice
Plain naa
Aloo Cauli Ko Tarkari
Potatoes and cauliflower with onion and tomato sauce with Himalayan spices
$9.95
Basmati rice
Plain naa
Aloo Bhanta
Eggplant and potatoes cooked in Himalayan style curry sauce.
$9.95
Basmati rice
Plain naa
Mismas Tarkari
Seasonal‎ mixed vegetables cooked in onion and tomato sauce with Himalayan spices.
$9.95
Basmati rice
Plain naa
Tofu Saag
Fresh spinach stir fry with tofu cubes and assorted spices from the Himalayas.
$9.95
Basmati rice
Plain naa
Ram Torya (Bhindi Tarkari)
Fresh okra and strips of onion sautéed with special herbs and spices.
$9.95
Basmati rice
Plain naa
Aloo Matar
Green snow peas and potato cooked with onion and tomato base sauce.
$9.95
Basmati rice
Plain naa
Saag Aloo
Potato and paste spinach cooked with onion, tomato and Himalayan spices.
$10.95
Basmati rice
Plain naa
Nawaratan Korma (Veg. Coconut Curry)
Mixed vegetables cooked with coconut and Himalayan sauce and spices
$10.95
Basmati rice
Plain naa
Kerau Panner
Green‎ peas are cooked in gravy of onion and tomatoes along with herbs and spices with homemade cheese cubes.
CHICKEN DISHES‎
$10.95
Chicken Chilli
Pan fried marinated chicken strips with bell papper, onion cooked with Himalayan sauce.
$11.95
Kukhara Ko Masu
Boneless chicken cooked in onion and tomato gravy with Himalayan spices.
$11.95
Chicken Vindaloo
Premium chicken cooked in gravy of tomato and onions with potato, vinegar and chilli sauce.
$12.95
Chicken Tikka Masala
Boneless chicken breast cubes cooked in special sauce with herbs and spices.
$12.95
Chicken Makhani
Premium chicken cooked in the tandoor and then baked in a butter sauce.
LAMB DISHES‎
$11.95
Lamb Vindaloo
Premium lamb cooked in gravy of tomatoes and onions vinegar and chilli
$11.95
Lamb Tarkari
Boneless lamb pieces are cooked in Himalayan special sauce with different herbs and spices.
$11.95
Bhera Ko Saaga
Boneless lamb pieces cooked with fresh spinach or paste spinach along with different herbs and spices.
$11.95
Lukshya Ko Masu
Boneless lamb cooked in clay oven prepared with special Himalayan sauce and spices.
$14.95
Himalayan Balti
Assorted pieces of tandoor baked chicken breast, lamb, shrimp, mixed vegetables cooked with specially prepared sauce made of different himalayan herbs and spices.
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We had the chicken tika masala and the Bhera Korma and both were delicious!! We tried the hebal garlic naan and was sooo good very flavorful and fluffy

Date of visit: January 2019
Thank juancarlosf241
Reviewed September 13, 2018 via mobile

As the title of this review says - don't judge the book by its cover. We decided to check out this little place based on the reviews we read. The restaurant it self can surprise you or give you second thoughts based on the decor,...More

Date of visit: September 2018
1  Thank shreyaethi21
Reviewed May 17, 2018 via mobile

We compare everything to our favorite Indian place in Sac and this is a close second. The Chicken Tikka Masala was delicious! A little sweeter than what we are use to but still very flavorful! The basmati rice was different than we are use to....More

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank CathieMarie
Reviewed May 7, 2018 via mobile

The only thing better than the chicken tikka masala was the lovely service. Can’t wait to visit again. Friendly and attentive servers made our visit a treat. Lentil soup and naan bread were so tasty too.

Date of visit: May 2018
Thank Sharon D
Reviewed April 16, 2018 via mobile

I stumbled on to 'Taste of Himalayas' quite by accident while shopping in the unpreposing strip mall in which it is located. Starving, I decided to give it a try... and I'm glad I did!! The menu has a nice range of Nepali, and Tibeten...More

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank byrdman499
Reviewed March 23, 2018

Pros Great food very authentic taste (I've been to Nepal several times and this is great) Good prices Great variety Menu updated with monthly specials Serving size. We ordered 4 meals for 4 people but prob would have been fine with 3 or maybe even...More

Date of visit: March 2018
Thank dadamiec
Reviewed January 31, 2018 via mobile

This restaurant and it’s staff are fantastic!! This was an experience not just a meal! The food was well prepared and presented and we will never forget it!! We played it safe with our spice level by staying at four, but we were all in...More

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank melissarD4297TI
Reviewed January 10, 2018

If you are new to San Diego, you won't be able to find this restaurant in the dark of the evening because even the front light is not switched on (or maybe there is none). It is right next to 7-11 in that same strip...More

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank 32sedonahiker
Reviewed January 9, 2018 via mobile

Grt waiter, liked the narwatan korma, Mango lassi, interestingly flavored plain lassi. Not expensive either Went to the Hillcrest location, would go again :-)

Date of visit: January 2018
Thank elwoodp
Reviewed August 9, 2017 via mobile

Tried this location for the first time with two friends after we heard great reviews about the food. Location is easy to get to off of Midway Dr and the decoration inside the restaurant is inviting and quite lovely. We got to sit in the...More

Date of visit: August 2017
Thank Sharkgrl86
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