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Himalayan Flavors

4.1
4.1
33 Reviews
$30 and under
Asian
Himalayan Flavors offers delicious dining, takeout and delivery to Berkeley, CA. Himalayan Flavors is a cornerstone in the Berkeley community and has been recognized for its outstanding Indian cuisine, excellent service and friendly staff. Our Himalayan restaurant is known for its modern interpretation of classic dishes and its insistence on only using high quality fresh ingredients.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Phone number
    (510) 704-0174
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Executive chef
    Ujwal Chaudhary
  • Catering
    We cater up to parties from 20-200 guests. We provide cuisines from Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet
  • Private party facilities
    We also feature a private banquet room which can accommodate up to 40 people. The banquet room offers: free WiFi internet, catering and event expertise, in-house audio visual services, tables, chairs, staging and event equipment, and projector (additional fee may apply).
  • Private party contact
    Utsav Chaudhary: (510) 704-0174
  • Neighborhood
    Berkeley
  • Cross street
    California Street
  • Parking details
    Free
  • Public transit
    North Berkeley BART station is 8 mins walk and 5 mins drive to down town Berkeley
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, High Tea, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

What 33 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.1
4.1 based on all time ratings
  • 4.1Food
  • 4.1Service
  • 3.6Ambience
  • 3.9Value

NoiseModerate

33 Reviews
  1. DateNight

    San Francisco

    49 reviews

    3.0

    49 reviews

    Dined on May 27, 2018

    overall3food3service2ambience3
    Food was ok. Had the Kukhura Chayau Tarkari and the Salmon Tandoori. Salmon tandoori was tasty but looked like they used a couple of scrap pieces of fish. We had dined at another Himalayan restaurant in Berkeley and the presentation was much nicer with beautiful thick cut pieces of fish. Service is very slow and difficult to get the waitress's or assistant's attention -- even though there were only a few other tables occupied. Fine if you want a leisurely meal with lots of time to kill. The best part is they have a lot with free parking.

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  2. tk3123

    Milwaukee

    5 reviews

    4.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on April 28, 2018

    overall4food3service5ambience5
    The ambiance is very nice and the room is nicely decorated with colorful artwork. I personally think the food could be a bit better, especially momos were a bit on the plain side. But we did not get to try different food options so I think it wouldn't fair to say too much about. Do try their chai and naan. The manager/owner was very friendly.

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  3. OaklandS

    San Francisco

    12 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    12 reviews

    Dined on March 18, 2018

    overall5food5service3ambience5
    Great food. Amazing Naan. The only down side was the fact that they make you pack up your own food for any leftovers.

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  4. Micarda

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    4.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 11, 2018

    overall4food4service4ambience2
    Himalayan food which was different from the East Indian food we were accustomed to. Very tasty and made to order which increased its flavors. Will return again and try other new dishes.

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  5. Jovi

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 3, 2018

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    We were looking for a good but not expensive place to eat before going to a music event nearby. The food was excellent, mostly Nepalese influenced, and served promptly. The staff were friendly and attentive. We will be back.

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  6. LaurieC

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on January 28, 2018

    overall4food5service5ambience5
    Smelled amazing when we walked in and the food was incredible! Even the kids loved it. The waitress told us the Tandoori would take 15 minutes but it came out faster than that. We would definitely visit again.

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  7. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    34 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    34 reviews

    Dined on January 26, 2018

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Salmon tandoor is sooo good!

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  8. JimH

    San Francisco

    19 reviews

    3.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on January 6, 2018

    overall3food3service4ambience3
    Very attentive servers. Expansive menu with good descriptions of what each meal was - along with numbers to order by. Food was very tasty, served hot with a pleasant appearance when delivered. One appetizer, two entries, and tea for $50 including tax and tip. All in all a delightful meal and a restaurant that we will go back to.

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  9. CandaceS

    San Francisco

    23 reviews

    2.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2017

    overall2food2service4ambience2
    The staff was very sweet and generous. The dining room could use some refreshing and the food needs more flavor. It wasn't spicy but it does need some seasoning. The tandoori chicken was very dry. The palak paneer was strangely bland although the paneer itself was good. I hope they can step up their cooking and make a go of it.

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  10. BirthdayatBiancoverde

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on December 25, 2017

    overall4food3service5ambience3
    They were open on Christmas evening meal is the best recommendation. The staff was very attentive. Most of the food was very tasty and authentic though the mango chutney was pasty.

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  11. Snocone

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on March 27, 2016

    overall5food5service4ambience5
    Great experience. Love the people and the food. Will return

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  12. LauraL

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on March 19, 2016

    overall4food4service3ambience3
    Food was delicious, especially the eggplant and mushrooms cooked with tomatoes and onions! Loved the spices and felt good in my belly. My sister asked the server about a couple dishes and she wasn't really able to enlighten us even after talking to the kitchen. I also told her no rice and she brought rice, no biggie but a waste. My sister got chicken tikka and seemed to like it.

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  13. luchex

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on March 14, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    If you're planning to go to Himalayan Flavors, get ready to enjoy excellent food and service. The only regret is that i cannot get more dishes when I go. Every dish is delicious .

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Dined on February 14, 2014

    overall5food5service5ambience4
    Great Indian and Nepalese food and the best servers ever. We love coming here on a regular basis and even chosen for Valentines celebration!

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  15. spacecatfoodie

    San Francisco

    1 review

    1.0

    1 review

    Dined on February 7, 2014

    overall1food2service2ambience1
    They charge about twice as much as any other restaurant of this type. The portions were small and the lamb korma we ordered was tough and very chewy. The service wasn't that great either. Everything on the dinner menu was overpriced. The smoke from the kitchen wafts directly into the dining room so me and my guest were tearing up for the better part of our meal. Go somewhere else in Berkeley.

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  16. Alibaba

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on January 16, 2014

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    Parking, good food, good service, good value.

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  17. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on December 30, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience3
    Delicious food, well explained and served. Great neighborhood find.

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  18. Funhuntress

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on December 18, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Unusual food but very good. Glad they explained the spicy definition as mine was medium plus and was a bit too hot for me but very very good. Reasonably priced and excellent service.

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  19. chaia9

    San Francisco

    21 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    21 reviews

    Dined on December 13, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    a local, unpretentious, comfortable restaurant that is good for conversation, food well prepared, service good.

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  20. boots

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 28, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We came here on Thanksgiving with my mother. We don't usually celebrate Thanksgiving per se, so, we end up eating really boring Chinese food or joining friends for dreadful, bland Thanksgiving fixed menus. We were thrilled to find a place with super-tasty food that was also ala carte. One of us is vegan, one is vegetarian, my mother is a carnivore, but we all found dishes that we were happy with. The samosas were truly fabulous, the vegetarian thukpa is different than we had in Tibetan communities in our travels, but it was very delicious...would definitely order those things again. The sweet staff brought us some Indian desserts on the house for Thanksgiving. The decor has lots of charm too. We're going here every Thanksgiving from now on

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  21. Rnb74

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    3.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 17, 2013

    overall3food2service2ambience3
    Ethnic Nepalese dishes on the menu are refreshing. The food was under seasoned. Would recommend for the ethnic dishes.

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  22. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    4.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 14, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    We're happy to find this place since it is walking distance from our house. It is one of the nicest restaurants on that stretch of University. The restaurant was totally empty when we arrived, which felt a bit awkward. We arrived at 7:30 on a Thursday night and were the only patrons until a second couple showed up around 25 minutes later. By the time we left at 9:00, five tables were occupied. The fare was Indian food and was quite good. However based on the description, reviews and the name of the restaurant, I was expecting something more Nepalese, or something a bit different from Indian food. We have a dozen good Indian restaurants in Berkeley already. Two people, very good food, $35. A great deal, we'll be returning here again.

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  23. TiGeR

    San Francisco

    6 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    6 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2013

    overall4food4service5ambience4
    Our server did a wonderful job of helping us understand the nuances of Himalayan cuisine compared to Indian. Delicious and fun.

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  24. winelover

    San Francisco

    33 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    33 reviews

    Dined on October 18, 2013

    overall4food5service5ambience3
    Interesting food and wonderful staff. I nice place to enjoy some unusual food -- with a true range of "heat" levels. My spouse was delighted to be able to eat interesting and tasty food that didn't overpower with heat while I enjoyed the spicy food they prepared for me!

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  25. Omnidiner

    San Francisco

    40 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 27, 2013

    overall5food5service4ambience4
    Standards such as lamb korma are done perfectly here, but they have some unique options that are at least as good. The Himalayan Malai Kofta is delectable. Also, their Phapar Ko Babar (Nepali pancakes) were a tasty alternative to Naan.

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  26. luchex

    San Francisco

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on September 10, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    This restaurant has a very marked Nepalese touch and makes dishes delicious. The chai Iis very good and they even hsve natural juices using beets. There is plenty of options. I highly recommend samosas. I very much will go back and often.

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  27. GloBeaux

    San Francisco

    17 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    17 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2013

    overall5food5service5ambience5
    I have been to Himalayan Flavors about five times now, and I have never been disappointed. The service is so attentive, pleasant and sweet. The food is so flavorful and delicious. My favorites are the Momos (chicken and vegetarian), lamb vindaloo, tandoori chicken, and their naan is off the hook! Also, I love the way the restaurant is decorated and the ambience is great.

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  28. ThinkingB

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    4.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on July 14, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Himalayan Flavors has a nice decor, very attentive waiters, and the food is delicious. I definitely will be going back in the future. The added bonus is that there is off street parking available for customers. What a treat in Berkeley!!

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  29. Thomas

    San Francisco

    14 reviews

    4.0

    14 reviews

    Dined on May 11, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience3
    This is a very good restaurant with an attentive wait-staff. We have two dishes that we split. The flavors were very distinctive and the dishes extremely well flavorful. I would recommend it without reservation and will return to sample other menu items.

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  30. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    5.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on March 29, 2013

    overall5food4service5ambience5
    My husband and I went with our 3 kids and it was a great experience! They were very nice and accommodating. The food was great!

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  31. Alli5

    San Francisco

    29 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    29 reviews

    Dined on March 16, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    Very interesting and tasty food and very reasonable pricing.

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  32. coastisdebonnie

    San Francisco

    32 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on January 25, 2013

    overall4food4service4ambience4
    The food is terrific! Tremendous variety pleasing to vegetarians and carnivores. Every was freshly cooked, subtly seasoned and worth a return trip when in Berkeley.

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  33. LWag

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on August 17, 2012

    overall5food5service4ambience3
    Excellent food. Lots of vegetarian and vegan options.

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Himalayan Flavors does offer delivery in partnership with Uber Eats. Himalayan Flavors also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (510) 704-0174.

Himalayan Flavors is rated 4.1 stars by 33 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Himalayan Flavors

1585 University Ave, Berkeley, CA 94703

Additional information

  • Cross street
    California Street
  • Neighborhood
    Berkeley
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Asian, Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Free
  • Public transit
    North Berkeley BART station is 8 mins walk and 5 mins drive to down town Berkeley
  • Payment options
    AMEX, Discover, Mastercard, Visa
  • Executive chef
    Ujwal Chaudhary
  • Additional
    Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, High Tea, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine
  • Phone number
    (510) 704-0174
  • Catering
    We cater up to parties from 20-200 guests. We provide cuisines from Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet
  • Private party facilities
    We also feature a private banquet room which can accommodate up to 40 people. The banquet room offers: free WiFi internet, catering and event expertise, in-house audio visual services, tables, chairs, staging and event equipment, and projector (additional fee may apply).
  • Private party contact
    Utsav Chaudhary: (510) 704-0174
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