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Himalayan Restaurant

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2910 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1026 (Formerly Big Olaf's)
+1 612-332-0880
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11:00 - 21:30
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Tue - Sun 11:00 - 21:30
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

We come here regularly and love the food. Service is great as well and they have reasonable beer/wine choices.

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Thank Dean H
MARQUETTE
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17 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I ate here twice during a recent visit to the Twin Cities. (November 2016). The afternoon buffet is absolutely wonderful...the subtlety of the flavors mingled together is enough to make you weep for joy. Equally delicious are the appetizers and entrees ordered from the menu. The restaurant is modern and spotless. The staff is friendly and helpful and the owner... More 

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Thank MARILYN B
Chicago, Illinois
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132 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I was excited to try Himalayan restaurant. I found the cuisine to be more Indian than Nepalese, but my experience with the latter is limited. The food was hot and fresh. The service was attentive. I enjoyed the meal and found the price to be fair.

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Thank KU90
Blaine, Minnesota
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I have eaten here many times and I still love the food! Probably the best Indian/Nepalese cuisine in the Twin Cities! Excellent vegetarian choices, nice setting, very attentive staff and the food is always fresh. Never a long wait. My favorite dish is Aaloo Cauli, I have tried other vegetarian curries and think they are all great too. If you... More 

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Thank Ron D
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I visited the Himalayan with my college age son. Given the prodigious appetites of collegians, we are the veterans of many buffets, many of them Indian. What I loved about the Himalayan was that the dishes they served were fresh and different. Though they had their share of "old reliables" on the buffet, they also had several dishes I had... More 

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Thank JN1966
Minneapolis
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43 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 75 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 October 2016 via mobile

I confess I have only gone to Himalayan for their weekend brunches. Bountiful, lots of opportunities to taste new flavors, and affordable. But that is where charm ends. Their new location, having migrated from Franklin Ave, is bigger but lacks the character and community feel of the previous joint. Where the buffet is situated is awkward, as the back side... More 

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Thank trufflesque
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

I was concerned a couple years ago when they moved into a bigger space--that usually means quality goes down and price goes up. That didn't happen. Same great quality and prices as in their old place. Great service. I'd recommend anything on the menu

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Thank sheldon m
Minneapolis, Minnesota
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Wonderful Nepali & Indian food. Great service; never disappoints. This is definitely one of my go-to spots in the city.

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Thank JLMM612
Chicago
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14 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

What's not to like? We came in from out of town, and the place was friendly and delicious and full of texture. Come for the Nepali-specific dishes, which are truly wonderful.

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Thank amaliav876
Minnesota
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17 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 October 2016

We needed a place for lunch this Sunday and found this one with very good reviews in tripadvisor, so decided to give it a try. They have both lunch buffer and order from medu. The buffer looked good and we decided to go with buffet. It was $10 per person. I liked the curried chicken, fried bread, broccoli with potatoes.... More 

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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 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$10 - US$15
Cuisine
Indian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Asian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Delivery, Reservations
Good for
Groups, Cheap Eats, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
11:00 - 21:30
Tuesday
11:00 - 21:30
Wednesday
11:00 - 21:30
Thursday
11:00 - 21:30
Friday
11:00 - 21:30
Saturday
11:00 - 21:30
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 2910 East Lake Street, Minneapolis, MN 55406-1026 (Formerly Big Olaf's)
  • Location: United States  >  Minnesota (MN)  >  Minneapolis
  • Phone Number: +1 612-332-0880

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