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Himalayan Cafe

36 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-1933
+1 626-564-1560
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  • Excellent31%
  • Very good47%
  • Average18%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible4%
Travellers talk about
“garlic naan” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (2 reviews)
“indian food” (4 reviews)
Open Now
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM Hours
Nepalese, Indian, International, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
36 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-1933
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Reviewed 23 December 2017

The restaurant is pleasant enough but the food is reminiscent of bad college cafeteria fare.. The saag paneer was tasteless, cold and soggy spinach It appeared that the chef had not bothered to ring the water out of a box of frozen spinach. The chicken...More

Thank Bryn11215
Reviewed 6 December 2017

Nice place with good food. We ordered Momos, Veggie Wrap, Fried Rice, Matter Paneer, Bhindi masala and Chicken curry. All tasted good and flavorful. Will definitely visit again.

Thank raninawaz
Reviewed 21 July 2017

Unfortunately my wife took ill on holiday so I resorted to a takeaway. I popped into the Himalayan Cafe and was told to order from the restaurant menu (In UK, it is normal practice to have a reduced price menu for takeaway). When i returned...More

Thank tjw1310
Reviewed 8 June 2017

I took my vegetarian daughter here for her birthday. She was delighted with the options. I was thrilled with the combination plate which came with lots of naan, rice, lentils, rita, vegetables and the main course for about $15. Much better than when we went...More

Thank Julie S
Reviewed 23 May 2017 via mobile

I forgot about eating here until I was recently in Pasadena. Walked by, going elsewhere, and remembered this place. This is a bit different style than a sort of Indian type restaurant. Some unusual and different choices. We tried a few things, and all were...More

Thank Courtney B
Reviewed 18 April 2017 via mobile

Late night, a quick meal. Having travelled to this area of the world I knew what the authentic food should taste like. Unfortunately it's been altered to suite a western palate. Totally understandable. So I was disappointed. I have to add in their defence I...More

Thank Dizzyg33
Reviewed 20 March 2017 via mobile

Stopped in here for the lunch buffet on a saturday - excellent value at $9.99 and a great selection of dishes. The lamb curry and chicken tikka were especially good. The staff were exceptional - attentive when we needed them but also quiet and leave...More

Thank KEinSF
Reviewed 31 October 2016

The food was excellent, well prepared and well presented. Service was good and the atmosphere was relaxing.

Thank janesF1444NR
Reviewed 25 October 2016 via mobile

I like it! I've never had Himalayan food before. I tried the lunch buffet so I could try lots of different things. I actually liked everything. The food has a spice flavor but it's not hot spicy. Just delicious. For 9.99 it was a good...More

Thank Laura H
Reviewed 29 August 2016

Our family discovered this restaurant while we were walking around Old Town. A large menu selection, delicious food and nice cozy atmosphere. The momos (vegetable/Chicken) were tasty. Our group also ordered a variety of chicken and vegetarian dishes and everything looked and tasted great. If...More

Thank jvz13
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
10:00 AM - 11:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 36 S Fair Oaks Ave, Pasadena, CA 91105-1933
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  Pasadena
  • Phone Number: +1 626-564-1560
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Wonderful place in Old Town Pasadena serving great food at good prices.
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