Himalaya Restaurant
Himalaya Restaurant
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Himalaya Restaurant

  • Dining Style: Casual Elegant
  • Website: http://www.himalayacuisine.com/
  • Phone: 8056430795x
  • Hours of Operation:
    Lunch: Daily: 11:00am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Nightly: 5:00pm - 9:30pm
    Friday and Saturday 5:00pm.-10:00pm.
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Indian, Nepalese
  • Executive Chef: Ganesh Gharti
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Ventura Avenue
  • Parking: Private Lot
  • Parking Details: There is plenty of parking available in the mission plaza lot(where we are located).
A word from Himalaya Restaurant
Himalaya is the modern cuisine of Nepal, India and Tibet where you can not only enjoy an authentic food from Himalayas but also experience some fusion American/Mexican food with Himalayan herbs and spices. We live with a motto of 'buy locally, cook globally'.
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Himalaya Restaurant reviews from OpenTable diners
  • Himalaya was a nice surprise.
    Hane
    Dined on 10/1/2013
    I'm not a fan of Indian cuisine, but they completely flipped my attitude. Website needs updating; decor is cooler than pictured. The menu on line was intimidating; but in the restaurant it has pictures/descriptions of the food, plus signage to tell if it's spicy, vegetarian, or "most popular". It features Tibetan and Indian cuisine, even offering yak! Our waiter was fun but quiet and guided us on a fantastic dining adventure. The service was excellent. Good international beer list. Himalaya easily tops the 3 other Indian restaurants in the area. They stream videos of Tibetan/ Nepalese culture on TV screens. Oddly located in a Von's shopping mall on Ventura Avenue. Great surprise to find a new favorite spot; will be back for sure.
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Attractive restaurant, delicious
    debowVIP
    Dined on 9/19/2013
    Attractive restaurant, delicious food and good service. The staff was friendly and happy to discuss the food and culture of the region.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Himalaya Dinner
    HikerValVIP
    Dined on 9/4/2013
    Samosas and Chicken Tikka Masala and Garlic Naan are all very yummy!
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • This was a wonderful find
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 8/31/2013
    This was a wonderful find in the Ventura/Oxnard area. Although it is in a large strip mall, the small restaurant feels very authentic and the staff was very accommodating! The food was delicious and the staff was helpful with recommendations as well.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Multi-ethnic for the adventurous
    EthnicIsGood
    Dined on 8/9/2013
    This restaurant was quite a "find" for us. Since it offers cuisine from Nepal, Tibet, and India, it offers many choices for the person who craves international flavors. We enjoyed the food thoroughly, and the staff were very attentive to our needs. The restaurant is small, but decorated with items from the respective cultures, as well as providing somewhat unique seating arrangements (pillow-like cushions s to sit on). Himalaya is not exactly local to where we live (an hour's drive!), but we will return in the future.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lunch is an amazing value
    DishingOjai
    Dined on 8/8/2013
    The lunch specials come with an entrée choice, chutney, daal, naan or rice, and soup (and I'm not a soup person, but their soups are always sooo good), all for around $10. The food is so delicious and you can customize the heat on a scale of 1-5. I crave the paneer tikka masala, but the Sherpa curry is really good, too. How do you decide with so many great choices? And Sal is super nice and helpful if you're not familiar with this kind of food and not sure what to order.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Wonderful
    DishingOjai
    Dined on 6/13/2013
    The food here is so good. Lunch is a tremendous value because you get the whole experience in smaller portions!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, hot spot, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Himalaya Experience
    WesW
    Dined on 5/26/2013
    Great food, good variety on menu, good friendly service. Definitly added to our list of regular restaurants to frequent.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Another excellent meal
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/24/2013
    We keep coming back because everything is so good. I can recommend the house wine, better than most places.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great Himalayan food in Ventura
    Oxnard15
    Dined on 5/18/2013
    Three of us had lunch at Himalaya Restaurant in Ventura which features Indian and Nepali food. We all enjoyed the meal. One had Tandouri Chicken, one had a lamb dish and I had the Sherpa chicken curry. We order the vegetable pekora appetizers which were delicious and came with two sauces. We ordered bread stuffed with spiced peas and potatos, also delicious. We ended the meal with homemade pistaschio and cocoanut ice creams. Everything was excellent. This is our second visit and we will certainly go again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Awesome variety. Flavorful!
    Therese
    Dined on 5/16/2013
    Awesome variety. Flavorful! Great service for our party of nine.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, romantic, neighborhood gem, great for lunch, special occasion
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  • Nice, comfortable place
    Greg
    Dined on 5/13/2013
    Himalayan is an intimate spot, with charming design choices and food that can be both familiar and exotic. One word of warning, the curries can be quite spicy, especially at the top 5/5 level. You might want to try a 3 or 4 on your first outing.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • loved the food..........unique
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 4/20/2013
    loved the food..........unique and delicious............ the service was very nice....pride in ownership always makes for a good food experience
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • One of the better Indian restaurant
    rgzspickVIP
    Dined on 4/13/2013
    One of the better Indian restaurants in Ventura County, and they also serve Tibetan food such yak dishes and good appetizers. Service on this Saturday night was a little slow, but the restaurant was fairly crowded with diners. I had chicken tikka masala which was very good, and my wife had tandoori chicken which she liked. Good size portions and we ended taking home some of our food. Nice atmosphere, too.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Ready to try something new?
    Jedimama
    Dined on 3/20/2013
    Ready to try something new? Looking for a new favorite restaurant? If so, this is the place for you. We tried so many new foods (and the kids loved every one). It was fun to break away from traditonal dinner meals and try lamb and Budda beer (not for the kids). The staff was very helpful in explaining the items on the menu. We will add this to our regular dinnng rotation.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion, great for lunch
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  • We very much enjoyed the food,
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/8/2013
    We very much enjoyed the food, the service & the ambience. Wait staff were extremely helpful with menu selections. We will return soon & expect to become regular customers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • What are you waiting for
    OpenTable Diner Since 2013
    Dined on 2/16/2013
    What can I say. Amazing! Delicious! If you haven't eaten here, your missing out.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, late-night find, romantic, special occasion, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Himalaya Lunch
    HikerValVIP
    Dined on 1/14/2013
    Small, casual dining spot in strip mall with good quality food. Portions are somewhat small for the price. Really like the Chicken Tikka Masasla and the Naan bread!
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  • Himalaya may have arguably
    DishingOjai
    Dined on 1/4/2013
    Himalaya may have arguably the worst location in the city, but don't for a second let that deter you from joining them for an amazing meal. The service staff is incredibly friendly and very willing to make suggestions if you are not familiar with Tibetan/Indian cuisine. They will also add the appropriate heat to suit your tastes using what they call the spice-o-meter, which ranges from 1 for kids to 5 for the very brave. I've had a few lunches and dinners there, and everything was thoughtfully prepared and delicious. They also have a little tienda to the side selling trinkets from the region. Don't miss an opportunity to dine in this little gem!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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  • Highly recommended!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 12/31/2012
    We loved Himalaya. The service was very good and the waiter did a great job on recommendations and helping us figure out how much to order. They were also super flexible about requests for changes or special items. The food was wonderful - the Lamb Korma was especially good - just the right level of spiciness and beautifully prepared. We also really enjoyed the Momos and Samosas. Overall a great experience and we'll definitely go back the next time we are in town.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Where else can you find Yak
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/22/2012
    Where else can you find Yak on the menu. The lamb madras is outstanding. Call ahead to get one of the low tables where you sit on pillows.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • What a delightful surprise.
    SimplehealthytastebudVIP
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    What a delightful surprise. Situated in a strip mall, right next to a grocery store, who would have thought you'd find such interesting, ethnic, and unusual food. We tried the Yak which was tasty and low fat. The Indian dishes were very flavorful. There were so many unusual items on the menu that we wanted to try, we'll be back for more.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Excellent food! Great service!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 12/15/2012
    Excellent food! Great service! I am of Indian heritage and grew up with Indian food; Himalaya serves some of the best food outside of Indian homes.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, romantic, special occasion, great for lunch, hot spot
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  • The food was great, the staff
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    The food was great, the staff were wonderful. A great find!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, romantic, great for lunch
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  • Lunch at Himalaya
    HikerValVIP
    Dined on 12/1/2012
    Love the chicken tikka masala and the garlic naan. Service good. Would like to see larger portions for the cost.
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  • A nice addition to our town.
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 9/30/2012
    A nice addition to our town. Comfortable, inviting surroundings and helpful service. The food is inconsistant however with the hot/spicey options. Maybe we were not specific enough when asked. (My mild dish was hotter than the hot spiced dish.) But the food overall is good and so flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • A local gem! Really diverse
    OpenTable Diner Since 2004
    Dined on 7/20/2012
    A local gem! Really diverse beer selection and delicious! Will definitely eat here again.
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    fit for foodies
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  • Himalayas, a wonderful journey
    OpenTable Diner Since 2005
    Dined on 6/26/2012
    Great service-delicious food. We have had nothing but the best time here-and just love the unique and genuine foods. Excellent waiters, generous portions, a super assortment of imported exotic beers.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was very good. Chicken
    TravelerVIP
    Dined on 6/23/2012
    Food was very good. Chicken Tikka Masala and Sherpa Curry were prepared very well. The ambiance is very relaxed and pleasant.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • We were extremely happy with
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/30/2012
    We were extremely happy with our food and the service. This was our first time at Himalaya and were pleasantly pleased with everything. The prices were average and the food quite tasty. Will definitely go again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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  • we were overcharged which
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 5/15/2012
    we were overcharged which we did not catch until we had left.Tried contacting the owner via email, this has been ignored up to this point. This being said,the food was excellent.
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  • Just in town for one night
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 5/12/2012
    Just in town for one night and so happy we opted for Himalaya over one of the more popular Main Street restaurants. I'd drive back to Ventura (an hour away) just to eat here again. Kids loved it too (ages 3-5)! Highly recommend!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Easily the best Indian place
    OpenTable Diner Since 2009
    Dined on 5/4/2012
    Easily the best Indian place in Ventura. I will be back for sure
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • This really is a neighborhood
    OpenTable Diner Since 2010
    Dined on 4/30/2012
    This really is a neighborhood gem. The food is excellent. Great place for casual dining.
    Special Features:
    good for groups, great for brunch, kid-friendly, late-night find, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • I am far from an expert in
    OpenTable Diner Since 2006
    Dined on 3/14/2012
    I am far from an expert in this food area, but the recommendations were good as was the food. I would certainly return.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
  • menu has classic Indian as
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 2/14/2012
    menu has classic Indian as well as an exceptional variety of Nepalese and Himalayan dishes. Staff was not just extremely helpful, but very pleasant and friendly...
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies
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  • I'm thrilled that I don't
    OpenTable Diner Since 2002
    Dined on 2/4/2012
    I'm thrilled that I don't have to drive into LA for Himalayan now. Plus they've got pizza and quesadillas for my kiddo (with a South Asian twist). Plus there's finally someone who recognized the similarities between Mexican and Indian and are exploring the possibilities. Win-win-win.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, special occasion
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  • Our first time at this unique
    rgzspickVIP
    Dined on 1/15/2012
    Our first time at this unique restaurant that has Tibetian, Nepalian, and Indian dishes. I had the sherpa stew with chicken, and it was very good. My wife had the platinum burrito and she was not impressed since she said it was mostly greens, with a little bit of chicken and lamb pieces inside. The service was good, and I would try it again with my wife ordering an Indian entree.
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    fit for foodies, good for groups, neighborhood gem
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  • We really enjoyed our visit
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008
    Dined on 11/22/2011
    We really enjoyed our visit and will be back SOON.
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    fit for foodies, late-night find, neighborhood gem
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  • Food was amazing. Flavors
    OpenTable Diner Since 2011
    Dined on 11/13/2011
    Food was amazing. Flavors of sauces, spices all extremely well balanced, truly gourmet quality dishes!
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    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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