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Taste of the Himalayas

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegan Options
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1700 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-3402
+1 510-849-4983
17:00 - 21:00
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San Diego, California
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3 reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

My husband and I took our granddaughter there for dinner, at her request. She is a freshman at Cal and had been there with her mom and friends, before. She raved about how good the food is and helped us order. We order a chicken dish, a lamb dish and one other, which I don't recall. She ordered an appetizer... More 

Thank elainebattista
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38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 43 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago NEW via mobile

Had an okay lunch at Taste of the Himalayas this week. Curries were okay and the rice was well cooked but the naan was not good. The service was good though.

Thank Global_academic
Piedmont, California
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31 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 January 2017

They seem to have goat curry or goat and rice, a great dish. I enjoy the garlic naan and the samosas. Always helpful, but come in a group, dishes are generous and it is more fun to share.

Thank Karl K
Mumbai (Bombay), India
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13 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017 via mobile

After so many days, I was able to find one restaurant with authentic Indian taste, and it was great. Tried mutter paneer, and vegetable biryani and I would say that the chef did justice to the taste. Loved this place.

Thank vikknp
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106 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 December 2016 via mobile

Went with family for dinner. Good space and ambience. Interior done with Nepalese décor and is run by Himalayans too. Loved flavour of goat curry, taste of chicken with Indian styled bread ( naan) and rice. Reasonable rates too. Would love to dine again

Thank Rabi Narayan S
Odessa, Florida
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100 reviews
66 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 December 2016 via mobile

It was not overcrowded which was great. We sat right down and had very prompt courteous service. The Mango Lassi is a delicious drink that goes well if you like your food spicy. We had two chicken dishes and one lamb with rice and naan. All were tasty. We would come back for more.

Thank BostonEDK
Toledo, Ohio
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45 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

This was our 2nd visit to Berkeley and we again dined at Taste... It was again outstanding. The vegetarian Mo-mo's were great and on par with those we ate in Kathmandu. Would highly recommend!

Thank MysticYears
Emeryville CA
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38 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 December 2016

I have been going to this restaurant for years, and it is a treasure! Over time, I've sampled many, if not most, of the items on the menu, and have been delighted with them all! On my most recent visit, with an Indian-American friend, who also happens to be vegetarian, we had a wonderful meal, starting with Samosas for an... More 

Thank ed_in_510
sarasota, florida
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80 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 September 2016

read the earlier reviews and decided to give it a try for dinner. Yes, it was good but not memorable. Had a fish curry with coconut sauce made with salmon....ho hum.This is a fairly small restaurant and the service was prompt. Complimentary condiments were very nice.

Thank palmetto36
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7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 August 2016 via mobile

This family owned and managed restaurant was a staple for my family when we lived in Berkeley. Raj and his family are incredible cooks and they have some unique dishes. My favorites are their vegetarian Momos and their Chicken Tikka Masala.

Thank Matt P

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegan Options
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Open Hours
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
17:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1700 Shattuck Ave, Berkeley, CA 94709-3402
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Berkeley
  • Phone Number: +1 510-849-4983

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