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“Outstanding Indian Food”

Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe
Ranked #19 of 313 Restaurants in Chapel Hill
Certificate of Excellence
Cuisines: Indian
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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Dining options: Dinner, Lunch
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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Reviewed November 13, 2017 via mobile

Missing yesterday's dinner of Kofta curry garlic and very delicious spinach naan, veggie samosas & vegetable pakoras were a great start!

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Reviewed November 9, 2017

Nobody who lives in or visits Chapel Hill should miss Vimala's, at least once, if not a regular habit. Don't wait, just go and visit! Why? Two reasons:

1. You will not find better tasting, more authentic Indian food anywhere. Vimala is real, Vimala cares about the quality and enjoyability of her food, and Vimala is gifted. This is simply delicious, love-filled, gorgeously-presented, hearty and nourishing art on a plate.
2. Vimala is a living, breathing miracle of a person who is not only gifted at preparing meals, but is also gifted at caring for and nourishing the souls of the community around her. Find the article about her in the Independent and read her story. Better yet, come to the restaurant and ask her (or anyone!) to tell it to you! Vimala is a model of overcoming adversity through vision, faith and love, and having gone through so much herself, she is one of the most generous business operators I have ever met or heard of... as in 'Everyone who needs food eats' at Vimala's even if they can't pay. All of our aspirations of who we would most like to be in the world -- successful, loving, generous, making a difference -- come to Vimala's and have those desires in you inspired and nurtured. And sample everything!

1  Thank Zemo T
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Reviewed October 29, 2017

I gave this restaurant a 2 a few weeks ago when we got take out while in Chapel Hill. We gave it another try this past week when we were back in the area because we had heard others speak so highly and love Indian food...boy am I glad we did! Everything we had was perfectly cooked and very fresh! I don't know if it was the difference between take out and eating there, but we thoroughly enjoyed our meal. We especially appreciated that the server, who we think may have also been the chef, walked us through all the dishes, the chutneys and made sure we knew what we were eating. We will definitely be back...we will always eat in!

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Thank Laurie A
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Reviewed September 11, 2017

Ordered Tandori chicken--dry thigh meat, nicely seasoned, but overcooked. Menu said breast, was thigh...disappointing. Chicken curry was ok, nothing special....samosas were ok also...nothing special and very, very small portions for the cost. We got take-out and we could not believe how little food was given to us. We had 4 meals and they put all the rice in one dish...we had to supplement with fruit we had in our airbnb. Won't go again. Shouldn't leave a meal hungry.

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Thank Laurie A
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