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Himalaya

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35 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001 (Ventura Avenue)
+1 805-643-0795
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11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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Chula Vista, California
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25 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2017

Delicious. We were there for early dinner. Garlic Naan, spicy Naan, Curry Chicken, rice, lentil soup, Nepalese Chow Mein, chicken tikka masala. Even the iced tea was better than most. We over ordered. And we are not locals. Didn't want all that delicious food going to waste. So we cleaned our plates. Small restaurant, easy to find, plenty of parking.... More 

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Claremont
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289 reviews
155 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 82 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 December 2016

We ate lunch here. There is a fairly extensive menu featuring both vegetarian/vegan and meat dishes at $8.95 per dish. We tried/shared four items and all were delicious. Service was very good.

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15 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 December 2016 via mobile

I've reviewed before but I thought it might be helpful to note that they have a gluten-free menu. I go for lunch regularly because it's near my work but we also go for holidays because it's guaranteed to be a good experience. You can't go wrong with the Chicken Tikka Masala and garlic naan. We have a family member who... More 

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1 Thank 325tamars
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12 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

We went for dinner on a recommendation and we were very happy with everything. The butter chicken and lamb dishes we ordered were fantastic and the garlic naan delicious. It was busy but the service was great. We are going back soon!

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1 Thank Susan F
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20 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 November 2016 via mobile

The lunch service is always fast. The staff is friendlier when you've been a couple of times. We've spent a couple of Christmas Eves there and it always feels special. The food is great and while I'm not always adventurous if I don't know the ingredients I will always try the soups they give me. You can be sure whatever... More 

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3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

One of only a few of our regular go-to restaurants in an otherwise bleak or boring Ventura venue. Wonderful, tasty dishes with meat ranging from beef to chicken to lamb and yak, also vegetarian treats. Suz gravitates toward the lamb Korma, I to the lamb Tikki and a grand range of beer and other drinks to go with. The owner,... More 

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Ventura, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

Very nice ambiance, friendly atmosphere and outstanding service . The food is reasonably priced, consistently good with the right amount of spices just enough to not overwhelm the taste and truly reflect the specific nuances of Nepalese and Indian cuisine . Fresh baked naan is to die for.

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1 Thank MargPar
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103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 76 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

They offered many different types of dishes from that "region" including Nepali momo's (a meat dumpling). The owner was very friendly and took time to make suggestions, even though it was a busy lunch time. I had the Chicken Masala lunch special which comes with rice and a mushroom side dish. The service was fast and friendly, the portions were... More 

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Ventura, California
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29 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

We have eaten at Himalaya several times. I try something different each time because of the uniqueness of the cuisine. In ways some of the dishes are reminiscent of Indian without the range of curries. Perhaps northern India is similar. The rices and breads are delicious. The meals are cooked in sauces, or at least finished with them, and are... More 

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Sacramento, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 September 2016

We have a tradition of going here once a year while enjoying the Ventura Primer Nationals car show. The service is always great, and the food is absolutely spectacular! Each year it gets better and better.

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Dining Style
Casual Elegant
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 - 21:30
Monday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Saturday
12:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 35 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001
    (Ventura Avenue)
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Ventura
  • Phone Number: +1 805-643-0795

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