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Himalayan Restaurant

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2910 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1026 (Formerly Big Olaf's)
+1 612-332-0880
11:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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Kasson, Minnesota
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107 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Went to dinner with a friend. This place was near the distilleries we went before and after. The Coconut Chicken Curry was amazing! Had appetizers and mains to share. Delicious!

Thank KellyP1962
Saint Paul, Minnesota
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

As someone who just recently returned from a month-long study abroad in Nepal, I was already starting to miss the delicious food. My professors recommended The Himalayan, so my dad and I decided to try it out. The food tasted just as good as in Nepal, if not better. The veggie momo's were insanely good, and my dad loved absolutely... More 

Thank ObsessiveOwl
Elko, Minnesota
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2017

5 p.m. on a Friday so seating was easy. We had a chicken coconut curry and a noodle dish and both were outstanding. Portions more than generous for the price. Service was attentive but not clingy. We were not once asked "so how's everything tasting?" which was a bonus. We will be back. Often.

Thank eseltzer
Stillwater, Minnesota
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18 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016 via mobile

The wait was long, but it was a busy Friday night. It was worth it however. The mixed vegetable curry was awesome. The momo appetizer and various naans, also great. Not the best atmosphere, sitting by the cold front door, but service was fine and the overall experience was very good.

1 Thank Dogfishdawn
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28 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 December 2016

We wanted a taste of Nepali food. The North West and South West twin cities areas have no Nepali restaurants, mainly Indian restaurants. So we drove down to this place. As others said, the friendly owner welcomed us and invited us to sit where we wished. We sat in the room closer to the car park with windows on two... More 

3 Thank nearmsp
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14 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 November 2016 via mobile

We come here regularly and love the food. Service is great as well and they have reasonable beer/wine choices.

1 Thank Dean H
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18 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 November 2016

I ate here twice during a recent visit to the Twin Cities. (November 2016). The afternoon buffet is absolutely wonderful...the subtlety of the flavors mingled together is enough to make you weep for joy. Equally delicious are the appetizers and entrees ordered from the menu. The restaurant is modern and spotless. The staff is friendly and helpful and the owner... More 

Chicago, Illinois
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257 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 November 2016

I was excited to try Himalayan restaurant. I found the cuisine to be more Indian than Nepalese, but my experience with the latter is limited. The food was hot and fresh. The service was attentive. I enjoyed the meal and found the price to be fair.

1 Thank KU90
Blaine, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 November 2016

I have eaten here many times and I still love the food! Probably the best Indian/Nepalese cuisine in the Twin Cities! Excellent vegetarian choices, nice setting, very attentive staff and the food is always fresh. Never a long wait. My favorite dish is Aaloo Cauli, I have tried other vegetarian curries and think they are all great too. If you... More 

1 Thank Ron D
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26 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 November 2016

I visited the Himalayan with my college age son. Given the prodigious appetites of collegians, we are the veterans of many buffets, many of them Indian. What I loved about the Himalayan was that the dishes they served were fresh and different. Though they had their share of "old reliables" on the buffet, they also had several dishes I had... More 

1 Thank JN1966

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Kids, Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2910 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1026 (Formerly Big Olaf's)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-332-0880

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