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Himal Chuli

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318 State St, Madison, WI 53703-2021
+1 608-251-9225
11:00 am - 8:30 pm
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Mon - Fri 11:00 am - 8:30 pm
Sat - Sun 12:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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Madison, Wisconsin
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176 reviews
139 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 69 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 29, 2016

Let me just start by saying this is a cash only restaurant. I don't have any problems with that, but it's good to know before you get there. It's a fairly small restaurant on State Street with both indoor and outdoor seating. The food is Nepalese/Himalayan. There is a large number of vegetarian options and a smaller number of meat... More 

Thank rickleed
Belleville, Illinois
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23 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 25, 2016

It was enjoyable for me to try something unusual. My friend got the lamb plate and I got a combo vegetarian plate so I could try different things. I was completely unfamiliar with the foods so did not know what anything was, by name. The food was good the only disappointment was that I should have done my homework and... More 

Thank J H
Austin, Texas
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16 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 5, 2016

Very interesting and unusual restaurant. Food is from the Himalayan region and there is a wide variety available. We wanted to avoid highly spiced, so stuck to momochas, somosas, and cauliflower tarkari. All were delicious.

Thank Patricia M
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1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 2, 2016

something has changed at this business- food has no taste- portions are smaller for same price- staff has a very bad attitude- (except the watiter was nice) down right rude old ladies, and foolish girl with too much make up on- when I'm paying good money for that pathetic chicken and rice and a table spoon of potato whatever it... More 

Thank Michelyn R
near Milwaukee, WI
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208 reviews
110 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 56 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 1, 2016

This tiny restaurant is staffed with very welcoming people. Our server soon brought us citrusy ice water, and he explained the menu including the daily tarkari options. We all ordered one of the tarkari with roti (bread), and one of us also had the lentil soup (dal). All were tasty. The rest of the menu is extensive with good dinner... More 

Thank CityHiker73
Frankfurt, Germany
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54 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 23, 2016 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 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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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44 reviews
19 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 bubbles 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 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Nepali, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Families with children, 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: +1 608-251-9225

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