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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
+1 919-929-3833
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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“uttapam” (5 reviews)
“plantains” (3 reviews)
Indian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I simply love the food here. Flavorful, interesting, fresh. Always interesting drink options, too. I enjoyed a rose cardamom latte with the meal. Great options for gluten free/vegan/etc. Would highly recommend the cardamom brownie for dessert.

Thank kate554433
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This place consistently meets the standards. Ambience is casual vibe with huge outdoor patio and music. Chill relaxed place! Food has been excellent each time we visited and bonus is a little chit chat with the chef when she is available..: Coconut chutney could be...More

Thank GourmetTraveller2013
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The spicy dosa with potatoes was so good I wish the Cafe has a branch in my city. This is an easygoing restaurant, no fuss, just ordering over the counter and find a table. The food then will shortly be served to you. Staff were...More

Thank PeonyThailand
Reviewed June 30, 2018

The food here is quite good and the beer selection is also very good, with a few excellent local craft brews on tap as well. If you're a fan of south Indian you will appreciate the dosa/uttapam offerings. If you're new to this place be...More

Thank Godby
Reviewed June 21, 2018

Friendly staff. Good food. pleasant ambience. One of my favourite places to go when I am in Chapel Hill.

Thank Mya2018
Reviewed May 28, 2018

Vimala's is a wonderful restaurant just off Franklin Street in Chapel Hill. It has ample seating inside and a lot of tables in a courtyard surrounded by brick buildings and lit up with cute little lights. The ambiance is really nice. They serve Indian food,...More

2  Thank Ronak S
Reviewed May 24, 2018 via mobile

The restaurant was recommended by the lady in the Tourist Information, she mentioned others but we fancied an Indian. There are signs around the entrance to welcome both Muslims and refugees which was a good sign. The food and service were excellent, helping us to...More

Thank David B
Reviewed May 22, 2018

I love the food here, and I also love the intent behind it. Vimala is involved in the community and social justice. My usual items are the uttapam or dosa. They do a nice job of sourcing local items and pay a living wage. The...More

Thank kate554433
Reviewed April 21, 2018

I really wanted to love the food here for a variety of reasons (they do many good things for the community) but I did not. We ordered the vegetable curry, the portion of which was so very small -literally 4 or 5 spoonfuls- which consisted...More

Thank debnala
Reviewed March 22, 2018

I have now tried both Cholinad and Vimala. . Incredibly authentic food and the best service ever. Vimala Rajendran personally comes out to serve and speak with you. Along with her husband and the entire staff, they cater to your every wish. Vimala is hands...More

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February 14, 2017|
Response from RainbeauReiki | Reviewed this property |
Yes yes yes. Take it home. Enjoy!!!!
Wanda R
February 14, 2017|
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Response from LonestarSpartan | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, they do a tremendous amount of take out business.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m.
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-3833
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