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About Himalayan Flavors

Himalayan Flavors at Berkeley follows the philosophy that all of its guests should be treated like gods. It lives up to this philosophy through providing supreme food and service in a delightful atmosphere. It serves unique Himalayan dishes inspired by Indian and Nepalese cuisines made with fresh and local ingredients. Himalayan Flavors is suitable for an intimate meal or family dining.

You can start your meal momos, which are vegetable or meat filled dumplings. These are served with tomato chutney and Szechuan pepper. The menu at Himalayan Flavors also offers plenty of vegan and vegetarian options, including tofu saag and chana masala, each served with brown rice. The main course includes regional specialties like lamb samder from Tibet and goat curry from Nepal. To finish things off sweetly, you can order mango or pistachio flavored kulfi or the popular Indian sweet gulab jamun.

1585 University Ave
Berkeley, CA 94703
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Nepalese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm

Cross Street:
California Street

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(510) 704-0174

Website:
http://www.himalayanflavors.com/

Catering:
We have catered up for parties as large as 300 people.W e specialize in birthday parties, weddings and other private parties. Please call Utsav Chaudhary (Manager) at 510-704-0174 for details.

Parking Details:
We offer free parking to our guests on-site.

Public Transit:
Very close to Downtown Berkeley Bart and walking distance from North Berkeley Bart station and accessible via public buses.

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

Additional:
Banquet, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, BYO Wine, Chef's Table, Corkage Fee, Delivery, High Tea, Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine

Himalayan Flavors Ratings and Reviews

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4.2

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4.1

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3.6

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4.2

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Moderate

100% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (41)
Fit for Foodies (31)
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Romantic (9)
Kid-friendly (8)
Great for Lunch (6)
Special Occasion (4)
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 27, 2016

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 19, 2016

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.

Tags: Good for Groups
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 14, 2014

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 .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2014

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

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 14, 2014

Last minute reservations to Himalayan Flavors and glad I picked a nice one. Food was great, service was great. The scene was chill, perfect place to eat again. They have their own free parking lot so that's a plus. Overall my fiance loved it, I'm glad she did, we will go back. Recommend anyone to check this place out.

Tags: Good for Groups, Romantic
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on February 7, 2014

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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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 16, 2014

Parking, good food, good service, good value.

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 30, 2013

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 18, 2013

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 13, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 28, 2013

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

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 17, 2013

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

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2013

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.

Tags: Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on November 14, 2013

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

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on October 18, 2013

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!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 27, 2013

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 10, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Scenic View, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 7, 2013

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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem, Hot Spot
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on July 14, 2013

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!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on May 11, 2013

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.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 29, 2013

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!

Tags: Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on March 16, 2013

Very interesting and tasty food and very reasonable pricing.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 25, 2013

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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 (San Francisco)·Dined on January 13, 2013

Fantastic Indian/Himalayan menu with a variety of vegetarian, fish and meat dishes, along with an interesting selection of Naan. The open kitchen design made the dining area slightly smokey, but it was not overwhelming. Restaurant has its own parking lot, a bonus in downtown Berkeley. We plan to return to try other dishes.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on December 25, 2012

We found Himalayan Flavors on Open Table because we were looking for a place for dinner after a movie on Christmas. It was one of two choices that had a table available. We read the reviews and decided to give it a try. It is excellent! The service was attentive, the menu diverse and interesting, and the food was delicious. One of the things we liked the most was the low noise level. It was possible to have a conversation with my 94 year old, hard of hearing, mother without repeating everything several times. We will definitely eat there again. Also worth a note that Himalayan Flavors has a convenient parking lot next door. We noticed that they have a room in the back for private parties.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (San Francisco)·Dined on August 17, 2012

Excellent food.
Lots of vegetarian and vegan options.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch
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