Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar

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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.
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annas
1 review
Dined on August 1, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Love this restaurant! The decor, food and service are great, and remind me of recent time spent in Nepal.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on July 20, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff was very accommodating and patient as we waited for our party and got our child situated. They were particularly friendly and helpful with him!

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vipMelP
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on June 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Wonderful staff and lovely setting with a colorful mural in back. The momo dumplings are one of the best things to eat in DC. Good use of flavors and spice.

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Pg99
1 review
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Delightful place, with a warm ambience, lovely decor and the most flavorful food.. love this place!

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CateM
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always delicious, with friendly service. We split a vegetarian sampler, sambucas, and a chicken dish among the three of us, with added italian desserts. A good long walk is needed after. Always a go-to when I'm in DC.

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CRYSTALB
Baltimore
1 review
Dined on March 9, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was a family outing to explore Indian & Nepalese food. Everything was freakin amazing. The service was prompt and helpful in making our selections as well as accommodating due to half our party to the wrong location. Will definitely be going back and recommending.

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Pghtodc
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

One of our favorite restaurants. Everything we have ordered over the years has been great! From the Gobi to the Saag Paneer.

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vipAmyG
Washington DC
27 reviews
Dined on March 1, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

It wasn't crowded and could fit a table of 6 on friday. Food was interesting with Nepalese options. Not the best Indian in DC but definitely a good option.

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RobertF
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

The food was great. I would definitely recommend this restaurant. Service was very good as well.

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AmandaH
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on January 12, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It was amazingly delicious. They kindly let my friends bring in a Rainbow Cake Slice to celebrate my birthday. Want to go back again soon.

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Beck
1 review
Dined on January 2, 2019
Overall4food5service5ambience4

Stopped in here with our family after a craving for Indian food. Everything was delicious and very reasonably priced. They don't have a children's menu, and seemed confused when I explained my daughter just wanted plain noodles. He told me that I would be charged for an adult meal for her, so I'm not complaining. A kids menu would be nice though.

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GK1906
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Took all the family including our young children. Their was great choice and food for everyone

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OpenTable Diner
Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on November 10, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

Great food! A little slow on the service at first but not bad at all. Attentive servers otherwise. Overall our party of 6 had a great experience!

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vipPSmith
Washington DC
33 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The service at this restaurant was slow. We were a table of 5 and we waited some time before being offered drinks or appetizers. Once the food arrived, however, we forgave the wait since the food was really good. Half the table was vegetarian but everyone found dishes that suited their tastes.

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AkankshaC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience3

Food was pretty authentic and tasty. Venue isn’t very polished - and I feel the prices didn’t reflect that.

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vipRockcreekpark
New York Area
33 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

We have been to Himalaya many times and it is always excellent. We highly recommend.

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vipGreat2dine
Vancouver
27 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience5

The food is more adapted to non Indian taste buds. Everything tasted underwhelming and bland. The server couldn't provide accurate description or recommendation for spicy dishes.

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vipJill
Washington DC
21 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Lovely meal, good serving size, and extremely authentic preparation. Their regular spicy level is not too spicy. Rice pudding dessert delicious.

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JustOK
Richmond
15 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall2food3service1ambience2

Food was OK. Everything seemed sweetened to suit western tastes. Service was patchy but possibly because it was quite full Saturday evening. The dumplings were good. One person in our party developed an stomach. Menu is more Indian than Himalayan/Nepali.

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vipHeidi
Denver
13 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Delicious flavor - everything was amazing like a party in my mouth! Chicken Korma was amazing and chicken vindaloo was excellent and perfectly spicy. Only needed one raita - the cocktails were perfect.

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WNCTraveler
Western NC
2 reviews
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall4food5service3ambience4

The food was very good. However, there was confusion with our order that might have been a language issue. We were a party of 3 women. When one of our party ordered Chicken Tikka, the waiter indicated it would take 25 minutes. The person then said they would change their order to CHICKEN / PORK MO:MO (DUMPLING) but the waiter thought they had ordered both items?? They brought out both the dumpling orders (2 diners) but I had to wait a long time for my Chicken Korma because the waiter seemed to think we wanted both Chicken Tikka and Chicken Korma after 2 orders of dumplings. I would have rated the restaurant outstanding if it had not been for the confusion and delay receiving food.

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vipthfthf
Washington DC
80 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This was my first visit in several years. It was very enjoyable. The curries are outstanding. I also enjoyed the Himalayan Special drink.

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Shanthi
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

This spot was great! My family dined here for my moms birthday and the food was delicious. We just wish the portions were bigger.

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aikos
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great food, with a beautiful interior. The servers were all very welcoming and kind. Definitely worth a try if you have not ever had Nepalese food!

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vipMaddiemouse
Washington DC
13 reviews
Dined on July 3, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Indian food.

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StephenW
New England
3 reviews
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall4food5service5ambience4

We come here whenever we come to DC. Fabulous momos, great Himalayan food (not many other places anywhere). All the dishes are great. Best of Himalayan and Indian food.

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aaronm
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience5

Service was slow but food was great

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vipBigdaddy
Denver
114 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall4food4service3ambience4

Nice place, tasty food. A little scattered with the kitchen--we ordered before a larger group sat down. They were eating multiple dishes before we had anything! This was 40 minutes after arrival. So some glitches with that, but the ambiance was nice and the food was quite tasty.

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newmama
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 6, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Busy but not crowded. Good selection of Northern Indian and Tibetan food. Spice was accurate. Able to have a conversation, which is always the mark of a good restaurant for me. Extensive wine list.

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vipAmyJ83
Atlanta
22 reviews
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Super food.... nice service, definitely go again!

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vipNYCmeetsDC
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on May 15, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience3

Liked their menu, prices, service, and food

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Peter
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

Some of the best Indian, Nepalese food we have had in the area. Just really fantastic.

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SaraO
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall4food4service5ambience4

The staff was very helpful, the food was great. We were very happy with our first experience here.

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VAGentleman
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Three of us had dinner on a Saturday at 5:45. Before we left, at about 7:00, the place had filled and there were no empty tables . . . so come early. Two of us ordered Martinis, one gin and one vodka. They were rather watery when they reached the table. We also ordered the califlower starter, chicken mo mo, the Thukpa soup, a Himalayan curry, and a Nepalese thali. We ordered all the food spicy, and it was probably about Thai medium on the heat scale (for those of you who do a lot of Thai). The spices were excellent, which was the reason we were there ordering Nepalese, rather than Indian off that extensive menu. Everything we ordered was very good, although we would still like to find a Nepalese or Tibetan restaurant that focused just on that food, like the Blue Moon, a family Tibetan restaurant that used to be in San Francisco (no longer there), short of going to Montreal.

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vipHollyG
Denver
27 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Great spot for authentic Indian and Nepalese food. Enjoyed the variety of the menu and the service was excellent. Definitely a do again.

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dmfresco
Detroit
3 reviews
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall4food5service2ambience4

The food was quite good. We all chose the Nepali items. The momos were great. The service was very slow. It probably took them at least 15 minutes from seating us to taking the initial drink order and perhaps ten more minutes to actually serve the drinks.

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vipDCJudy
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We took our son, his wife, preschool daughter, & infant son to Himalayan Heritage. All of us thought it was delicious. The food was excellent, especially the Mo Mo dumplings & crispy spinach. Service was responsive, polite, & gracious. Although we were the only ones in the restaurant with children, the staff was incredibly kind about bringing food for them quickly. We will return often to this neighborhood gem.

DM
DallasM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

My meal was so delicious! It reminded me of my favorite restaurant in Shanghai, nepali kitchen. The chicken dumplings melt in your mouth and the butter chicken was superb! A++

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EatingthroughDC
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall1food4service1ambience4

I had eaten once before at Himalayan Heritage on a weekday. The food was delicious, and I decided to take visiting family there on a Saturday night. We had an 8:00 pm reservation, but there was nobody at the front podium to check us in. We ended up flagging down a waiter named Armaan, who said he was in charge of the tables and it would be a few minutes. We weren't seated until 8:30, with no update or explanation. All the waiters seemed to be avoiding the front of the restaurant, where there was a line of customers with reservations waiting to be seated. We couldn't even get drinks at the bar while we waited because there was nobody serving there. I don't know if they were understaffed that night or if they just had tables stay longer than expected, but the complete lack of communication ruined the dining experience. The food was still delicious, and the service once we were seated was fine. I wouldn't recommend this restaurant if anyone in your party expects a reasonable amount of accuracy when it comes to reservation time, or honesty from the servers.

GK
GK1906
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 24, 2018
Overall5food5service3ambience4

The food here makes the somewhat haphazard service worthwhile.

Worth the drive!

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Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (202) 483-9300.

Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar is rated 4.7 stars by 162 OpenTable diners.

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