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Taste of the Himalayas

#357 of 3,776 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Nepalese
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3185 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA 92110-4552
+1 619-866-6922
09:00 - 21:30
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Fri 09:00 - 21:30
Sat - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
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Kalispell, Montana
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125 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

Two of us had a very nice late lunch here. Very good service from a smiling guide that said all the right things. Since i frequently cook India, she was correct in all her ideas. My lamb Korma was seasoned just right. Proper Indian cooking is more subtle than very hot.The chef got it just right.The spicy naan was a... More 

Thank sullivan1212
Dallas, Texas
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29 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant was close to our resort and that's the main reason we chose it. They served the garlic naan which was very soft and yummy. But the veg entree was mediocre. The tea was really tasty and aromatic. Ambience was great. The only negative thing I observed was the chair's fabric seats were torn and looked old (all the... More 

Thank topreviewersue
San Diego, United States
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54 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Really enjoyed the Momo as a starter (steamed dumplings) followed by tandoori salmon and a vindaloo lamb with some basmati rice and the naan of the day. Good flavors, nice spice levels and constant attention to water glasses being filled. Love the informality of it all and still being able to enjoy an affordable meal

Thank Ken P
Byhalia, Mississippi
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309 reviews
92 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 109 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We loved our dinner! Our meal started with a savory dal soup that was so yummy. Our pakoras were hot and flavorful, and our paneer entree was spicy and filled with cheese. Service was quick and attentive. We were so glad we went here on our last night in San Diego.

Thank Evelyn C
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

In the UK we have a large abundance of Curry Houses (Restaurants') so when my Wife and I searched TripAdvisor we found the Taste of the Himalayas to be close by so a trip was arranged. we were asked How hot ?? on a scale of 1 to 10 this caught us completely off guard as in the UK curries... More 

Thank Michael B
Palm Harbor, Florida
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137 reviews
70 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A relative small restaurant with some table on the street. Large selection of foods which you can specify the spicyness...1-10. I had a three and whatever it was, it was hot enough for me. The sauces are great and supply most of the flavoring. Vegetarian, chicken and lamb are the staples. Nice place for an informal dinner.

Thank charliespal2
Anchorage, Alaska
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 August 2016 via mobile

Every dish we ordered tasted amazing. The atmosphere was lovely. The waitstaff excellent. I do wish it was in our area so we could go frequently!

Thank Janieak
Atlanta, Georgia
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39 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 August 2016

the staff working here are caring nice kind people. but the food wasn't the best. i tried their lunch service special .. it was mainly the sauce.. it was very salty too. inside the restaurant there s goo music. good environment too.

Thank Sheilla23
Los Angeles, California
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43 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 August 2016 via mobile

Staying in SD for the week looked up on Yelp some Indian/Thai food. Not much of a selection in downtown or Gaslamp that had over 4 stars so we decided to try this little hidden gem out. It is delicious. From the customer service to the ambience to the location. I am talking about the location on University Ave. Recently... More 

Thank Gbby0223
Laxey, United Kingdom
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 July 2016

Great but HOT so check what the 1-10 scale means - 7 was mental. Waitress said AFTER that she would eat a 6 or 7!

Thank AndrewPegge

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Asian, Nepalese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3185 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA 92110-4552
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-866-6922

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