Himalayan Cafe
Himalayan Cafe

Himalayan Cafe

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.himalayancafela.com/
  • Phone: 6265641560
  • Hours of Operation:
    Sunday - Thursday: 11:30am - 10:00pm, Friday - Saturday: 11:30am - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX,Discover,MasterCard,Visa
  • Cuisine: Nepalese
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Beer, Delivery, Takeout, Wine

Getting there

  • Parking: No
A word from Himalayan Cafe
It is interesting and surprising to see the Nepalese restaurant HIMALAYAN CAFE in heart of the old town Pasadena. We are pleased to serve you delicious authentic Himalayas cuisine with mountain grown herbs and spices this perfect spot to enjoying an intimate dining the finest and fresh authentic Nepali cuisine.
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Himalayan Cafe reviews from OpenTable diners
5 reviews since June 3, 2014
Overall Rating3.6
  • Food4
    Service4
  • Ambiance3
    Noise LevelQuiet
100% of reviewers would recommend this restaurant to a friend.
neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (1)great for lunch (1)kid-friendly (1)Show More
  • Great food! Attentive Staff!
    emc2
    Dined on 9/6/2014
    Second time here and the food is just as great! The staff is very attentive.
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Bad food
    SimonsVIP
    Dined on 8/3/2014
    We t with 12 of my colleagues. Bad food, bad service. They serve many pre-packaged items.
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Delicious tasty food
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 7/14/2014
    My 2nd time here. Delicious food with lots of vegetatian options. The salmon fish masala was excellent along with the creamed spinach and potato.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, great for lunch, neighborhood gem
    • Food
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Ratings-Only Reviews
    Based on 2 ratings-only reviews submitted since June 3, 2014
    • Overall Rating4.5
    • Food4.5
    • Ambiance3
    • Service4.5
    • Noise LevelModerate
  • The following 15 reviews are from the Himalayan Cafe reviews archive.
  • Delicious food
    AnnaVIP
    Dined on 5/17/2014
    It was my first visit here and I will be back to sample more dishes! Somewhat similar to Indian and Chinese dishes, but with different spices and flavors. We had the Mo-Mo vegetarian dumplings, Lamb stuffed naan and Chicken Saag. All were excellent. The Chicken Saag had really moist chicken with minced spinach. I've never had stuffed naan so it was interesting with lots of minced lamb. Next time I think I'll stick with unstuffed naan since I like to have my naan compliment the main dish instead of being its own entree. Nonetheless, everything was delicious and tasty. Very attentive wait staff.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Janisl
    Dined on 4/26/2014
    Nothing to complain. Overall great food and service
    Special Features:
    Neighborhood Gem
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Although all food was good
    superchinkVIP
    Dined on 3/22/2014
    Although all food was good and perfectly spiced, the lamb was disappointing in that it was not tender. The amount was very generous and flavorful.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Food is good
    ZeeeVIP
    Dined on 3/20/2014
    Came for lunch Buffet..food is tasty and not too oily like other.Service is good as well considering its a buffet,self service.Will be back!
    Special Features:
    kid-friendly, neighborhood gem, hot spot
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • The food was great. The service
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/11/2014
    The food was great. The service was also wonderful. They explained the food and the differences from each area. I will definitely to again. Dhanne Bad!!!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • New Year's Dinner
    Adam
    Dined on 12/31/2013
    Came here for New Year's eve and it was fantastic. I have never had Himalayan food before and it was great. It was a fusion between Indian and Asian cuisine. The waiter was helpful in choosing popular dishes and letting us in on portion size. Overall it was a great experience, I would definitely come back again.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Made my Mojo
    Ladymojo
    Dined on 10/19/2013
    This little spot was a gem of a fine. Good food and lively atmosphere makes it a place I will return to whenever I'm in the neighborhood.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, romantic, hot spot
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelEnergetic
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Interesting food- the momo
    OpenTable Diner Since 2008VIP
    Dined on 10/18/2013
    Interesting food- the momo was not as good as I expected, the pakoras were better than other Indian restaurant and the chicken Shikawi had a new lemony flavor. I think we will go back and try some other items on the menu.
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Good food
    DinerFromMartel
    Dined on 9/21/2013
    While the food was very good, the service was a little lackluster. If you're going for the food, you're in luck. If you're going for an overall dining experience, you may want to choose elsewhere since neither the service nor the ambience/decor fit the bill.
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    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Lacks authentic flavor
    love2eat
    Dined on 7/6/2013
    The food is watered down. Don't skimp on the spices!
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    • Noise LevelModerate
  • Solid Indian Food
    CanWeSmile
    Dined on 5/29/2013
    My friend and I went here for dinner to be followed up by cake at Pop. We ordered the chicken saag, the lamb masala, garlic naan, and an order of the rice. Really good food at fairly good prices. If I happen to be craving Indian food while I'm in Pasadena, I'd probably go here again.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelModerate
    I would recommend this to a friend.
  • Great little place!
    OpenTable Diner Since 2012
    Dined on 4/3/2013
    Food and service were great. We will definitely be going back.
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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  • Delicious Food; Neighborhood Gem!
    LAWorldFoodieVIP
    Dined on 3/1/2013
    My friend suggested this hidden gem off busy Colorado Blvd in Old Town. The staff are friendly, and the food is amazing! I absolutely recommend the saag paneer (spinach with cheese). It's my favorite Indian dish, and this place has it done perfectly! We also ordered the clay oven garlic chicken, and the chicken is yummy and tender. I also recommend the garlic naan. I wish the decor were more date friendly, but I will definitely be back!
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • Very interesting food. Never
    KCsMomVIP
    Dined on 1/29/2013
    Very interesting food. Never had it before... definately worth a repeat visit. Fun to try new foods
    Special Features:
    neighborhood gem, great for lunch
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    • Noise LevelQuiet
  • A Great Find in Old Town, Pasadena
    OpenTable Diner Since 2007
    Dined on 1/11/2013
    Similar, but distinct from Indian cuisine, dining at Himalayan Cafe was a very positive experience. Servers were very attentive and friendly, and the chef even made an appearance to explain that the dumplings would take few extra minutes to cook. We will defintely return to further explore the menu.
    Special Features:
    fit for foodies, kid-friendly
    • Food
    • Ambiance
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    • Noise LevelQuiet