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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” (6 reviews)
“plantains” (3 reviews)
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11:30 a.m. - 9:00 p.m. Hours
Indian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

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 4 weeks ago

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

1  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

Thank Loandiner
Reviewed February 26, 2018 via mobile

This beautiful gem is marked in a courtyard off Franklin St. Today was cool and rainy and the Anno chicken curry was exactly what i needed. Just the right amount of spice to warm my sockless feet and just the right amount to fill me....More

1  Thank Lyneah M
Reviewed February 5, 2018

It's always nice to find a place that gives you spice when you ask for spice. The cooking here is always excellent. I've never been disappointed.

Thank SeanW301
Reviewed January 3, 2018

You have to go to Vimala's. Great food, friendly and outstanding service. Choice of Vegeterian or meat.

Thank Nazmin A
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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, 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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