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Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar
Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar
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Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar Details

  • Dining Style: Fine Dining
  • Website: http://www.himalayanheritagedc.com
  • Phone: (202) 483-9300
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Nepalese, Indian
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

Getting there

  • Cross Street: Kalorama
  • Parking: Street Parking
A word from Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar
Voted Best 100 Restaurants in DC - Washingtonian Magazine 2009 & 2010, and located in the heart of Adam Morgan, Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar provides the perfect fusion of Nepalese and Indian cuisine. We serve only the freshest ingredients, choice meats, and a wide variety of vegetarian options, spiced just right and sure to please even the most discerning palette. Our personable and attentive staff will more than exceed your every expectation. We look forward to being of service, and seeing you at your next visit to Himalayan Heritage.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Service well timed and friendly, Small but warm place"
    Dined on 12/6/2012
  • "The three of us had Himalayan Thali (non-vegetarian, number 71 on the menu). An absolute bargain for $21.95 for the amount and quality of food that you get. The appetizer consists of season grilled chicken (served chilled), spicy breaded pork, deep fried egg (looks hard boiled but is light brown in color), and a few other items. The entree and dessert come served beautifully on one circular metal plate with smaller cups and includes 4 pieces of naan, chicken curry, spinach paneer, rice, potato salad, and rice pudding. All of the food is very tasty and fresh. This particular 3-course menu also includes one glass of wine or beer plus a cup of masala tea to finish off the meal. The servers are very polite and friendly, but really slow."
    Dined on 11/4/2012
  • "Food was good although the lamb chop kabobs were cooked to a cinder. Not sure if the chef forgot them on the grill or what, but they were def overcooked. Other than that the food was very good. Service is freindly but very very slooooow. Def go here when you are not in a rush."
    Dined on 9/29/2012
  • "The food and ambience was excellent, but the service was a bit slow and inattentive. Overall a good experience."
    Dined on 9/29/2012
  • "The restuarant host said they had no record of my reservation. We were seated at a table that was much too close to a large group (10+ people) - uncomfortably close. The restaurant is small but this was just unacceptable."
    Dined on 9/28/2012
  • "Food and service was good. Went in with a party of about 15 and had a good time. The One thing that made me rate it lower was them trying to charge us extra on our bill thinking we wouldn't notice. So just pay attention to your tab and make sure they don't rip you off."
    Dined on 9/22/2012
  • "LOVE the Lamb Tikka masala! Quiet, interesting and the food is always delightful!"
    Dined on 9/4/2012
  • "Food is amazing. This has become my new Indian restaurant in the city."
    Dined on 8/23/2012
  • "Very excellent. Amazing food, fun decor, dang the food was good."
    Dined on 8/16/2012
  • "We decided to venture out and try something a little different during our week in DC. We weren't so sure of what each menu item was but the server was very helpful in selecting a varied and tasty meal. The food was very delicious and well presented. Based on our visit we'll be further exploring this type of cusine in the future."
    Dined on 8/16/2012
  • "I lived in Nepal for four months 20 years ago, so I was looking forward to trying this restaurant for the first time. The momos were absolutely perfect -- just as delicious as I remember them in Nepal. The memories of my time there came flooding back with each bite. The dahl-baat was good, but not as outstanding as the momos."
    Dined on 8/8/2012
  • "We dined on a saturday evening and were pleasantly surprised by the ambience. This area is located on the corner of a street and not in the heart of Adams morgan, so you dont have to brave the crowds. Their chicken tandoori was a bit dry, so best to stick with their Napalese offerings (Momo). Overall we thought the service was very slow, but the servers were very friendly and were doing the best they could in this somewhat small, and crowded restaurant."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "I love the food and ambiance here, but this visit (my third) was marred by the lack of adequate air conditioning and the slow service at the bar, where we sat to wait for our companions."
    Dined on 8/4/2012
  • "Just what we were looking for. Reasonably priced Indian and Nepalese food. I got my usual Indian order, tikka masala, and was not disappointed. Boyfriend branched out and got one of the Nepalese specialties. Very interesting flavor profile, great spices. Service was great as well. Not very busy, and a cool environment."
    Dined on 7/31/2012
  • "The food and service was amazing! This is my new favorite Indian restaurant in the area. I could've just eaten the naan basket as my dinner because it was so good. I highly recommend."
    Dined on 7/28/2012
  • "Food took extremely long to be served, and my order was messed up."
    Dined on 7/22/2012
  • "Very good Asien specialities. Attentive service. We enjoyed the evening."
    Dined on 7/21/2012
  • "Food and service wonderful. Servings big. Had enough left over for lunch. There early on a Monday night and we were lonley. Complimented the waiter on the peanut appetizer telling him I would try to make it at home and he told me the ingredients. Can't wait to try!"
    Dined on 7/16/2012
  • "We ate a weekday lunch and dining room was quiet. We selected the Himalayan set meals- vegetarian and non-vegetarian. Portions were generous and the set meals offered a good selection of the menu offerings. We enjoyed all the food. The beaten rice was an unexpected treat. The Kheer (rice pudding) was excellent. The service was attentive and the waiter was friendly. Would recommend this place and we would definitely return next time we visit D.C."
    Dined on 7/11/2012
  • "This is our first trip to DC and trying as many worldly foods as possible while here. This was an outstanding beginning to our experience. The food was flavorful and well worth the price (which wasn't terribly expensive at all). If this was in our home city, we'd be frequenting it quite often. Liked the ambiance, but it was a bit dark and dingy. The drinks were good, but never were asked if we'd like others. The naan is good, but the tempura cauliflower & chicken dumplings stole the show along with the mint dipping sauce. Absolutely amazing - wish we could go back and try more from their menu. It will be a stop for sure next time we're in DC. If you live in DC, you must go to the Himalayan and go often. Seriously, the food is that good."
    Dined on 7/2/2012
  • "Was referred here by my Nepalese friend and was very happy. While the menu is predictably heavy on Indian dishes, there were several nice Nepalese dishes. The food was excellent, especially the momo and the gobi manchurian (spicy!). Service was very good and friendly, though a bit slow. The decor is quite nice and feels authentic. Recommended."
    Dined on 7/2/2012
  • "We really enjoyed our first visit. Good food, especially the dumpling appetizer. Great service, reasonable priced menu and a nice atmosphere. Surprisingly, they make an excellent margarita! We will definitely go back."
    Dined on 7/1/2012
  • "Dinner starts with a small plate of spicy peas and puffed rice. The menu is a good selection of foods familiar to Indian restaurants, plus things from the higher regions, and some from China that the waiter says patrons find only here. The dining room -- authentic Himalayan decor? -- was quiet enough for easy conversation."
    Dined on 6/20/2012
  • "We love the food at Himalayan Heritage and diner there often. Don't miss the Lamb Tikka, Channa Masala or garlic naan. Friendly service and great flavors."
    Dined on 5/31/2012
  • "It was a decent place to go for a quiet lunch. The service, however, was inattentive and slow. There were two tables with two diners in the entire restaurant, and the one waiter pretty much neglected us for much of the time. Our glasses were never refilled and we had to track him down to get our bill paid. The food was made to order and was otherwise tasty. Come here if you want a long quiet lunch in the Adams Morgan area in the middle of the week."
    Dined on 5/9/2012
  • "Maybe I was spoiled by all of the amazing Indian food I had during my years in Chicago - but this just didn't do it for me. We ordered several dishes and they were just bleh. Not bad - but not good either. In contrast, my boyfriend did really like his Chicken Marsala. Service was bad. It seemed that they were all waiting on all of the tables - we interacted with at least four different servers. Counterintuitively, we ended up being ignored a lot of the time. Also, check your credit card statement. We were charged and signed for one price and the price that showed up was significantly higher."
    Dined on 4/29/2012
  • "Fantastic food and service. I need to eat here more often!"
    Dined on 4/28/2012
  • "I loved my visit to the Himalayan Heritage Restaurant. A delightfully friendly wait staff, complimentary appetizers, great service, and excellent food made for a great evening with my girlfriend and Dad. The setting was romantic--there is a fantastic ambience at this restaurant. The waitress was willing to answer all questions about the menu. Loved the food--plan on going back!"
    Dined on 4/24/2012
  • "I have been looking for good Indian food for years in DC, and this is by far the best. Phenomenal food and wonderful service. A must go restaurant in DC"
    Dined on 4/20/2012
  • "This was the best of the meals that we ate while in Washington DC. the food was great, the price was reasonable. they have an extensive menu and everything was just wonderful."
    Dined on 3/24/2012
  • "We've been here many times, and usually when less busy. A very busy night had the servers suffering a bit to keep up. Our dinner took a very long time to come out (we didn't mind much, but others would) and our salad and soup weren't brought out until we were a bit through our entrees. The service was - as always - good and professional, but either the kitchen or the wait staff couldn't keep up with demand that evening. We always enjoy Himalayan Heritage and will definitely still be back!"
    Dined on 2/25/2012
  • "It was a wonderful experience. I reserved a table for 12, and the table was set by time of the reservation. We received complimentary appetizers, which were delicious."
    Dined on 2/4/2012
  • "The food was pretty good and the service was very good. I really liked the Achari Bengan (eggplant) and the naan and rice was very good too. Decent ambiance and nice music."
    Dined on 1/31/2012
  • "The extensive and delicious selections are interestingly different from an Indian menu, authentic per those of us who had spent time in Nepal/Tibet. Many terrific vegetarian options, gorgeously spiced. In addition, we liked the attentive but not chatty service, quiet-enough-to-talk decibel level (on a weeknight, anyway; probably noisier on weekends), fun neighborhood, and the good prices. We'll be back."
    Dined on 1/18/2012
  • "The food was amazing!! I have been to this restaurant many times and it doesn't disappoint. I particularly love the Chicken Tikka Masala. I can't wait to go back again!!"
    Dined on 12/19/2011
  • "Excellent service and nice ambiance. Authentic delicious Indian food for very reasonable prices. Waitresses were very courteous and professional. Much better than high end restaurants like Bombay club. 100% recommended."
    Dined on 10/26/2011
  • "I've never been so at odds with the Washington Post's Tom Sietsema or the Washingtonian magazine . . . Sietsema raved about this place (although he actually gave it only two stars -- "good" -- out of four). And it made the Washingtonian's Best Cheap Eats places. It was easily the worst food I've encountered in some time (and we ordered Sietsema's favs!). Think bad, fried Indian food with ketchup. Seriously. Straight out of the bottle! (And the owner/managers who apparently chatted up Sietsema could not muster a glance let alone a smile or inquiry -- even though we were only one of two tables of early dinners.)"
    Dined on 10/13/2011
  • "Food was not a savory as Cheap Eats review led us to believe"
    Dined on 10/7/2011
  • "This is one of the great finds in DC. The food is outstanding and the setting is authentic. It's become a favorite. Amazing Nepali food. Best Indian in the city. The service is fantastic. The staff are personable and chatty. They have great conversational topics about Nepal and the food etc. I have visited HH many times and I am never disappointed when I visit. It's always a wonderful experience."
    Dined on 10/5/2011
  • "The goat curry and Nepalese duck are both excellent. I was pleasantly surprised to find a grüner veltliner on the wine list, which, while not extensive, has sufficient variety."
    Dined on 9/17/2011