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“Maybe we were unlucky...”
Review of Himalayan Cuisine

Himalayan Cuisine
Ranked #44 of 61 Restaurants in Frisco
Cuisines: Indian
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Description: Come and try our authentic Indian/Nepalese cuisine and our excellent wine list and exotic beers that compliment the complex flavors and aromas of the Indian/Nepalese cuisine at Himalayan Cuisine. Conveniently located on the 409 Main Street. Our casual interior creates a variety of spaces, allowing us to create an intimate dining experience for two, or more. As well as for larger groups, with over 30 seats in both secluded and open areas. We're sure to find the right table for you. Lunch Buffet We offer an extensive daily lunch buffet reasonable price. Our selection of buffet items include a combination of Chicken, Meat, Vegetables, Curries, fresh Naan, Rice, Condiments, and Dessert. Some items change daily.
Bedford, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
181 reviews
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“Maybe we were unlucky...”
Reviewed April 12, 2013

Most folk seem to love this place - being both British(Curry lovers) and from Folkestone(home to a large Nepalese community) we thought we had to try it - unfortunately we visited on Presidents day and it was something of a dining disaster.

We arrived around 6pm and the place was rammed - folk queuing out of the door. We decided to wait......and wait we did. There was no one to greet us at all - we saw one guy flying around like his rear end was on fire serving tables and trying to take orders. We ended up standing in the doorway for over half an hour. During this time it became apparent that there was one guy cooking in the kitchen and one other guy(the boss I think) trying to do everything else. At this point we should've left...no idea why we didn't. Some tables had clearly been waiting a very long time for food...and some had not even ordered. To cut a very long story down a bit; after 2 hours we finally ate, it wasnt very good and we left very disappointed.

What we didn't understand is why, when it became apparent that staff members had let the boss down by not turning up, that they stopped allowing folk to continue to come into the restaurant. Closing the doors earlier and just serving those already in would've stopped the bleeding. As it was, pretty much everyone in there left very disappointed; both by the food and service. It need not have happened at all. By trying to do everything and let no one down, our brave boss man ended up by making things worse. Sadly for us, we'll not return.

Visited February 2013
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English first
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36 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
“Not sure what we had for dinner!”
Reviewed April 6, 2013 via mobile

Ski school buddies told us this place was good so we tried it out. Seated promptly. Our server could not tell us much about dinner or our crunchy appetizer. We had chicken and shrimp dishes for dinner- again our server could not tell us what we were eating except ''chicken with tomato sauce and shrimp with spinach sauce"- nice thing was there was plenty to eat and the food was good, as was some type of bread. Next time we will ask for translator.

  • Visited April 2013
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Caledon, Canada
Level 5 Contributor
50 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Genuine Himalayan Food”
Reviewed March 16, 2013

There are two great things about this restaurant: the food is authentic, cooked by people from the region; and secondly, the prices are extremely reasonable. The atmosphere is middling. Essentially, they serve a buffet at lunch and you can visit as often as you wish. Great deserts too.

Visited April 2012
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Wellington, NZ
Level 4 Contributor
35 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
“Cheap and not very inspiring”
Reviewed January 28, 2013

Good value for money but at best average Indian food (even taking price into account). Wouldn't go back. But we had a nice evening with friends.

  • Visited January 2013
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“Go for the food. Don't worry about service.”
Reviewed December 26, 2012

We arrived at the very small restaurant shortly after a large party was seated, so we knew things might be slow, and they were. Our server was very inexperienced and seemed to be struggling with being busy compounded by a language barrier. But once food started arriving, it was all fine. Everything was extremely tasty and not the least bit greasy, which is often a concern with some Indian restaurants. Prices were very fair and was not "resort pricing". This seems like a great family operation. We will go back.

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