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Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Nepali, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly
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35 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2507 (Ventura Avenue)
(805) 643-0795
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Closed now
All hours
Sun 12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
Sat 12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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14 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

We have eaten at Himalaya several times. I try something different each time because of the uniqueness of the cuisine. In ways some of the dishes are reminiscent of Indian without the range of curries. Perhaps northern India is similar. The rices and breads are delicious. The meals are cooked in sauces, or at least finished with them, and are... More 

Thank John W
Sacramento, California
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 7, 2016

We have a tradition of going here once a year while enjoying the Ventura Primer Nationals car show. The service is always great, and the food is absolutely spectacular! Each year it gets better and better.

Thank 433raef
Ventura County Coast, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2016 via mobile

Recommend for lunch, fast, efficient and priced right. Plenty of choices, including a variety of vegan dishes. Can recommend the spinach salad, or lamb curry. I keep going back...

Thank Graham D
Ventura, California
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124 reviews
74 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 5, 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food lots of unique options, The staff was super attentive and friendly the vegetarian dish my white pad was amazing. And I got to try goat I passed on the yak maybe next time

Thank georgemaxson
Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 29, 2016

I should say this is the best Indian food I had after a long time In California. Me and my family were on our way back from LA after finishing an exhaustive vacation. We reached the restaurant around 2PM for lunch. We ordered the Non Vegetarian Thali(rice+bread with sabji) that they had and some butter chicken gravy. The food tasted... More 

Thank PrabhusQuest
Vacaville, California
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10 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 15, 2016

We found this restaurant on another site and took a chance. We were visiting the area. We ordered the butter chicken and tadka dal. Oh my goodness, it was so delicious! I LOVE butter chicken and this restaurant makes a wonderful version. I highly recommend these dishes and I look forward to returning. The service was also outstanding!! We ordered... More 

Thank Jack M
Los Angeles, California
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67 reviews
26 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 33 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 2, 2016

We love this place! Cozy, good service, and a great selection of "ethnic" foods. We have tried a little bit of everything and it is all great. If you are a baby like me the medium spice on my Dal Baht had me pounding water, and I will go back with the baby version of spice. Great place, just wished... More 

Thank MsLydia
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41 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 17, 2016

Meeting someone I did not know, we had texted that ethnic would be our mutual choice. I searched for choices on Yelp.com and google.com. Happily, Himalaya came up and highly recommended. And, so it was.....we had a wonderful early dinner on the patio with the Buddha flowing fountain and wonderful weather. The service and food was amazing. We ordered 4... More 

Thank Michael G
York, United Kingdom
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57 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 15, 2016

The staff were really friendly, the food was excellent with plenty of it and we ordered cola drinks they bought us a large drink each and then two carafes one with water the other with cola, a really nice touch. Would definitely recommend to anyone in the area.

Thank YaarkshireClan
Yakima, WA
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114 reviews
71 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 32 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed March 30, 2016 via mobile

My niece took me here. My first experience with Himalayan food. The chai tea was delicious and free refills. We had two kinds of Naan. I especially liked the garlic naan. But then I love garlic. The chicken tikka was great. I loved the sauce which I think was tomato and yogurt based. Very creamy. I have no idea which... More 

Thank Angela and Ron G

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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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$30 - $30
Indian, Asian, Nepali, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Families with children, Kids
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
11:00 am - 3:00 pm
5:00 pm - 9:30 pm
12:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001-2507
    (Ventura Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: (805) 643-0795

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