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Himalaya

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££ - £££
Indian, Asian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly
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35 W Main St, Ventura, CA 93001 (Ventura Avenue)
+1 805-643-0795
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Today
11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
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Hours:
Sun 12:00 - 21:30
Mon - Fri 11:00 - 15:00
17:00 - 21:30
Sat 12:00 - 22:00
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago 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 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

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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Thank John H
Ventura, California
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank MargPar
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174 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 74 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

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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Thank khoward67
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13 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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Thank John W
Sacramento, California
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3 restaurant reviews
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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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Thank 433raef
Ventura County Coast, California
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25 reviews
12 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 August 2016 via mobile

Recommend for lunch, fast, efficient and priced right. Plenty of choices, including a variety of vegan dishes. Can recommend the spinach salad, or lamb curry. I keep going back...

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Thank Graham D
Ventura, California
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76 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 August 2016 via mobile

Very tasty food lots of unique options, The staff was super attentive and friendly the vegetarian dish my white pad was amazing. And I got to try goat I passed on the yak maybe next time

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Thank georgemaxson
Chennai (Madras), India
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 July 2016

I should say this is the best Indian food I had after a long time In California. Me and my family were on our way back from LA after finishing an exhaustive vacation. We reached the restaurant around 2PM for lunch. We ordered the Non Vegetarian Thali(rice+bread with sabji) that they had and some butter chicken gravy. The food tasted... More 

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Thank PrabhusQuest
Vacaville, California
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 July 2016

We found this restaurant on another site and took a chance. We were visiting the area. We ordered the butter chicken and tadka dal. Oh my goodness, it was so delicious! I LOVE butter chicken and this restaurant makes a wonderful version. I highly recommend these dishes and I look forward to returning. The service was also outstanding!! We ordered... 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
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$30 - US$30
Cuisine
Indian, Asian, Nepalese, Tibetan, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
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?