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Himal Chuli

Certificate of Excellence
Nepali, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Tibetan
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318 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
(608) 251-9225
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Closed now
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Frankfurt, Germany
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37 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 days ago NEW via mobile

This tiny Nepalese restaurant on the Mall has only a few tables and it is favoured by locals. We were there between the busy times so could easily find a table. Family atmosphere, you are treated like a friend, the food is very tasty, and very good value. We loved it

Thank MarianneSammann
Madison, Wisconsin
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 28, 2016

Really nice place for simple Nepal food. The menu is limited food options with limited spacing.You get the sense of home cooked food. Only downside is this place accepts only cash.

Thank shoaibaltaf
Madison, Wisconsin
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34 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 25 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 28, 2016

This is a good place if you are looking for mild flavors. It is more like home made indian food with less spices. I am talking about the vegetarian dishes, I don't eat meat :) During summers, it is nice to sit outside and eat. I tried the vegetarian platter and the curry of the day. Both were good. I... More 

Thank lex_pri
plant city,fl
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101 reviews
44 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 46 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2016 via mobile

No fancy, Very simple fresh homemade food. I am very disappointed with the amount, 2 chicken pieces, some tarkari, little dal and rice almost $16. I had a to-go order, though I loved everything except the way they had all the chicken, tarkari and rice altogether in one box. One more thing, they don't take credit/debit cards and the only... More 

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Milwaukee, Wisconsin
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47 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 22, 2016

My meal was fantastic. Great flavors in a very good combination. Others at my table also enjoyed their meals, but their view of spicy was different from the waiter who assured them that their meals would be mild enough. So if that is an issue, be sure to be clear that you want very mild. On the other hand, the... More 

Thank Craig A
Kenosha, Wisconsin
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18 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 20, 2016 via mobile

We had an enjoyable time at this incredible Nepalese restaurant. All the dishes were well portioned, fresh, tasty and extremely healthy! We especially enjoyed the Tarkari and Sarah! Make it a point to stop on by. RB

Thank RockyBijou
Madison, Wisconsin
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5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 27, 2016 via mobile

It's not a hole in the wall. Fresh ingredients, good food. The daily special is a good value for $10. The chia is excellent too

Thank meloc81
Madison, Wisconsin
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

Cute little place. It's very cozy - you're very close to your neighboring tables. I had the rice and Tarkari, which was very good and for a reasonable price. One negative - they don't accept credit cards. I understand this helps your bottom line, as you aren't paying transaction fees. But cards are convenient, and requiring cash is pretty irritating.

Thank Mistellaluna
Madison, Wisconsin
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23 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2016

I love the atmosphere in this place. It's small and quaint with wooden tables and chairs. Not at all bright and shiny and sterile looking. The food is Nepalese and it's fun to try a different dish each time. I always find the dishes to be very flavorful and well-presented. Wait staff is very friendly, although often overwhelmed by the... More 

Thank Marshflower
Auburndale, Wisconsin, United States
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59 reviews
33 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 8, 2016

I stop at Himal Chuli every time i am in Madison, and love to share the experience with friends who're experiencing it for the first time. Many dishes are flavorful due to cooking with whole Cumin seeds. Be sure to eat one of the daily Tarkari dishes. While the Momachas are popular with others, to me they are not much... More 

Thank Jenna S

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    4 of 5 stars
Nepali, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Tibetan
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Dining on a budget
Open Hours
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 318 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
  • Location: United States  >  Wisconsin (WI)  >  Madison
  • Phone Number: (608) 251-9225

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