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“Too Bad”

Himalayan Restaurant and Bar
Ranked #15 of 152 Restaurants in Niles
Cuisines: Indian, Asian, Nepali
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Good for: Large groups, Families with children
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff
Northbrook, Illinois, United States
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48 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 12 helpful votes
“Too Bad”
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 1, 2012

It is too bad that the food is pretty good, but. Before they remodeled they were a solid 4 but since they just can't get it together. The food remains good but it seems that he kitchen must not have expanded at the same rate as the seating. Our first visit after the remodeling was very slow so we gave it another visit because we like the quality of the food. Service hasn't improved. It took over 50 minutes for our meal to be served. After 45 minutes our server stopped by for the first time and said our food would be right up and apologized saying they had a large party. Because they can't plan I am expected suffer and like it. There are too many good restaurants in Chicagoland to put up with poor sloooow service.

  • Visited November 2012
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Lombard
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45 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
“Wonderful lunch buffet”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 30, 2012

Went for lunch end of November 2012 and thought the selection was great, the staff was very attentive and the food - wonderful. I sampled just about everything. There were banana chilis, daal pakoda, vindaloo chicken......both vegetarian and non-vegetarian. I loved the carrot pudding and the rice pudding. Buffet was around $10 and well worth it. Complimentary homemade naan also was great. Atmostphere was very nice. Not too busy for a Friday at noon, but that was great for us. Would definitely go again. Need a reservation over 5 people I think. We had 5 people and they added gratuity onto our bill, which was fine.

  • Visited November 2012
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Thank pttraveller45
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Des Plaines, Illinois
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3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
“just about okay”
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 25, 2012

These guys are super busy with very avg food and service. Nothing too great

Visited June 2012
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Thank Heather J
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Chicago, Illinois
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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
“Best Indian food aside from home made”
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 25, 2012 via mobile

This place is excellent! The restaurant itself is plain, but the food is spectacular!
The portions are generous and the service is great. Enjoy!

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Thank L G
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Chicago, IL
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47 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
“Consistently yummy food!”
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 24, 2012

Food is consistently good. We go there frequently as a family. Have yet to find a dish that did not taste delicious. They keep changing dishes served a the lunch buffet on a regular basis and even the buffet is really good. The only complaint I have regarding the food is that many of their dishes are richer (in oil/fat) than they need to be to taste good.

They recently upgraded their decor and got more space. This has been a change for the better. Their location in a strip mall is convenient - there's Old Navy, Jewel Osco, Petsmart in the same complex. We have never had trouble finding parking.

  • Visited May 2012
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Thank dkrchicago
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