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Himalayan Flavors

4.1
34 reviews
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$30 and under
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Asian
Perfect For:
  • Casual
  • Pre/post Theatre
  • Spicy
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Asian, Indian
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm


Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
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Phone number
(510) 704-0174
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Executive chef
Ujwal Chaudhary
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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).
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Private party contact
Utsav Chaudhary: (510) 704-0174
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Catering
We cater up to parties from 20-200 guests. We provide cuisines from Nepal, India, Bhutan and Tibet
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
California Street
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Parking details
Free
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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 34 People Are Saying
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4.1based on recent ratings
4.0
food
4.5
service
3.7
ambience
4.3
value
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80% of people would recommend it to a friend
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5.0Dined on March 18, 2018

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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4.0Dined on March 11, 2018

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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5.0Dined on February 3, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 28, 2018

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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4.0Dined on January 26, 2018

Salmon tandoor is sooo good!

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3.0Dined on January 6, 2018

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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2.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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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4.0Dined on December 25, 2017

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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5.0Dined on March 27, 2016

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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 .

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined 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.

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1.0Dined 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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4.0Dined on January 16, 2014

Parking, good food, good service, good value.

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5.0Dined on December 30, 2013

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

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined on December 13, 2013

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

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4.0Dined 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

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3.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!

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5.0Dined 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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5.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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!!

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined 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!

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4.0Dined on March 16, 2013

Very interesting and tasty food and very reasonable pricing.

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4.0Dined 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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4.0Dined 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.

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4.0Dined 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.

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5.0Dined on August 17, 2012

Excellent food.
Lots of vegetarian and vegan options.

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