About 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.

2305 18th Street
Washington, DC 20009
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Dining Style:
Fine Dining

Cuisines:
Indian, Nepalese

Hours of Operation:
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Kalorama

Dress Code:
Casual Dress

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(202) 483-9300

Website:
http://dc.himalayanheritagedc.com/

Additional:
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout

Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

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food

4.5

service

4.4

ambience

4.1

value

4.3

Noise

Moderate

88% would recommend it to a friend

Spicy (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (6)
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Neighborhood Gem (4)
Creative Cuisine (3)
Good for Groups (3)
Authentic (2)
Cozy (2)
Great for Lunch (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Worth the Drive (2)
Good for Anniversaries (1)
Fit for Foodies (1)
Fun (1)
Good for a Date (1)
Happy Hour (1)
Special Occasion (1)
Tasting Menu (1)
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 (Charleston)·Dined 6 days ago

Nothing special Decent Indian food in Adams Morgan

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 (Seattle)·Dined on November 4, 2017

Really interesting menu, especially the Nepali specialities. The experience was marred by a large and loud party, so avoid sitting near the back if you value your hearing.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 21, 2017

Great food at reasonable prices with both indian and nepalese specialties.

Tags: Casual
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 (New England)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Lovely restaurant with delicious and carefully prepared Asian food. Very warm and inviting space. Food well-priced and service excellent.

Tags: Quiet Conversation, Creative Cuisine, Good Vegetarian Options, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 17, 2017

Dined after a celebration of Oscar Wilde's birthday at the Smithsonian's Ripley Center.

She started with the Spinach Chat and I the Pork Sekuwa. We had lamb entrees (Ko Jhir for her and a nicely spicy Vindaloo for me) and an order of Garlic Naan. We shared an order of the cheesecake-like Rasmalai for dessert and ended with well-made cocktails (Everest for me and Mango Refresher for her).

Service was prompt in the mostly empty restaurant.

We may return to Himalayan Heritage.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Las Vegas)·Dined on October 3, 2017

We happened on this place via Open Table whilst staying at the Washington Hilton. A little difficult to find as it shares an Entrance with a Karioke Bar. Once inside it is a nice restaurant, quiet whilst we were there, range of menu was slightly limited but plenty to choose from. We had Chicken Vindaloo and Chicken Jalfrezi both of which were spicy and hot. Rice was excellent along with the Aloo Paratha. Closest Indian to the hotel and we wanted Indian. Worth a visit and good value for money.

Tags: Great for Lunch, Happy Hour, Good for Groups, Cozy, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 3, 2017

Wonderful place to meet up with an old friend I hadn’t see in years. Service was so friendly and the food was amazing. Great veggie options for me and meat options for the others. Incredible value, too! I highly recommend Himalaya.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on September 30, 2017

I had high expectations. Growing up with friends that were from Nepal gave me some experience with Himalayan food but the food left me wanting more. It didn't taste as fresh as I would of liked. The lamb and chicken dish were lukewarm went it got to our table.

Tags: Casual, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on September 23, 2017

The food is incredible! Wait staff are so pleasant as well. Great experience

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on August 27, 2017

Delicious! The vegetarian momos are the best! I've dined in and been for takeout many times and it's always great and the servers are very friendly.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy
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 (New York Area)·Dined on August 4, 2017

First time trying Nepalese food and was not disappointed. High quality food and excellent taste. Some might say "Nepalese is just like Indian" but they would be mistaken. There are some commonalities but many unique differences as well.

Tags: Good for Groups, Creative Cuisine, Quiet Conversation, Worth the Drive, Authentic, Cozy
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 29, 2017

We make it to Himalayan Heritage one or two times a year. It's always excellent. We love the mo mo.

Tags: Authentic, Fun, Good for a Date, Good for Groups, Special Occasion, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Spicy
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 (New England)·Dined on July 29, 2017

This past Saturday, myself and 3 friends enjoyed an amazingly tasteful dinner at Himalayan Heritage. I wish I could recall the names of the 4 entrees and 4 appetizers we ordered, however, everything tasted so great - we're eager to return.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 16, 2017

Good options for the whole family, including vegetarian.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2017

Great authentic food, friendly service, and a nice ambiance. Overall a great evening and I would definitely go back again.

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 (Cincinnati)·Dined on February 28, 2017

I have been to numerous Indian restaurants in DC and unfortunately, Himalayan didn't stand out among the others. The price was average but the serving sizes were small compared to other restaurants I've patroned. The specialty cocktails had too much sugar in them more so than liquor in the actual drink. The ambience of the restaurant along with the service was very good. It's a nice place to be able to eat and have a full conversation without leaning in and speaking too loud. The quality of the food was good but nothing extraordinary. Because the portion sizes were small and for the amount we spent, I wouldn't go out of my way again to eat at Himalayan.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

Quiet spot in Adams Morgan for a quick bite and a drink. Would recommend.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 25, 2017

This was a really fun place to eat. It was cozy and had really yummy Nepali dumplings. It also had an extensive Indian menu.

Tags: Fun, Good for Birthdays, Romantic, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Authentic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Baltimore)·Dined on January 28, 2017

Birthday dinner

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 2, 2016

Excellent in every way! We had a wonderful experience as a party of 6 dining out on a weekend night.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 19, 2016

The food was delicious but the service was v e r r r y slow.

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vip
 (Orlando)·Dined on November 11, 2016

Food was very good but an inept waiter spilled food all over my companion. They reseat d us but that's all. A bit more attention would have been appreciated

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 (New England)·Dined on November 5, 2016

Food was excellent. Service was just okay, the water girl did keep our glasses full, but we didnt see the waiter too often. One minir thing was when we ordered an appetizer, we asked to have the sesame sauce and also some tamarin, as we weren't sure which one would be best. He said we could only pick one, yet he brought us tamarin with our bread a little later, so i dont see what the issue was. Our bill was about $100 for a family of 4.

Tags: Casual, Good for a Date
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 5, 2016

If you like indian food look no further! This place is it! Absolutely delicious!!

Tags: Comfort Food, Good Vegetarian Options, Good for a Date, Good for Anniversaries, Special Occasion, Pre/post Theatre, Spicy, Good for Birthdays, Worth the Drive, Cozy, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 22, 2016

The food was very good traditional Indian food. It was a perfect cozy setting for a group to sit around, eat, drink wine and have a conversation. The service was great. We had a very enjoyable evening.

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vip
 (Indiana)·Dined on October 19, 2016

great!!!! Best indian food ever! a real gem!!!!!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 14, 2016

For some reason, service was extremely slow even though we had two waitstaff who weren't communicating with each other. One would take our order and 5-10 minutes later, the other waiter would take our order again. Food took long to arrive and they repeatedly brought us someone else's meals. When our food finally arrived, we were missing an entree. The waitress didn't place all order even though she confirmed before taking off! It could have been a language barrier since the staff barely spoke English and were hard to understand. Both she and the manager apologized, but didn't seem to be sincere. My meal got cold while waiting for my partner's order to arrive. I wasn't expecting them to comp us, but they could have at least offered to give him bread while waiting. I had always liked the food here and had ordered for delivery many times, but I don't think I'll eat in the restaurant again in the near future.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on October 8, 2016

This place is such a safe bet any time you're looking for a great, inexpensive meal in AdMo and surroundings. We love the food - the fried spinach that melts in your mouth is just divine, and the curries are always good. The service is discreet and you won't have a waiter in your face intruding during your meal.

Tags: Late-night Find, Pre/post Theatre, Romantic, Quiet Conversation, Fun, Good for Groups, Good Vegetarian Options, Gluten Free Options, Spicy, Casual, Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem, Comfort Food, Authentic
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 (Philadelphia)·Dined on October 8, 2016

This is one of the very best Indian/Nepali restaurants that I have been to within the US. I am Indian myself, so this is truly a compliment. The food is delicious, and lightly/healthily prepared, as it would be in an Indian/Nepali home. Usually Indian restaurant food is much heavier than that which would be eaten daily at home, so the fact that this food is more home-like is very welcome. In addition to that, the décor is heavenly, and the music is classical/spiritual rather than Bollywood. This is also very welcome. All in all, I will be returning here frequently as my Indian restaurant of choice, even though it is almost an hour from my home despite many other Indian restaurants to choose from.

Tags: People Watching, Healthy, Neighborhood Gem, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options, Spicy, Authentic
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on July 27, 2016

Very nice combination of Nepali, Tibetan, and Indian food.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Romantic, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Miami)·Dined on June 25, 2016

Food was interesting and different. Enjoyed very much. Service wasn't terrible but could have been better. I would recommend it.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on June 14, 2016

We were a bit hesitant because of some older reviews that noted the service was very slow and inattentive. We had exactly the opposite experience with a lovely young woman from Nepal. She gave us good guidance on the spicing of the dishes (the menu descriptions are not always that helpful) so we ended up with good complements. Folks rave about the Momos. They are basically Nepalese pot stickers -- delicious and with a sauce we'd never had before. Great for gluten-free folks, the menu identifies all items containing gluten and the staff is very helpful if you have other food issues. The banquet tables are a bit of a challenge for older folks (your legs will be hard to move when it's over unless you shift around a bit in the course of the evening). But they are charming and there are plenty of conventional tables. A winner.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 14, 2016

If people want to experience what it is like to eat at a nice restaurant in Kathmandu, Himalayan Heritage is the place. The food is very representative of Nepali cooking -- especially the Momos and other specialties on the menu. The Nepali staff at the restaurant is also part of the fun.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on May 7, 2016

The service was very slow, we had big delays with parts of our order even though the restaurant was not busy.
The food whilst nice was not spectacular and no better than a take out.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 31, 2015

So delicious! Love coming here for the ambiance and service. Delicious Indian and Nepalese style food--SPICY Chicken Vindaloo, but delicious nonetheless. A favorite of mine is the BUDDHA DELIGHT. Great vegetarian option and so creamy and flavorful. Also try the Chicken Korma and Nepalese dumplings!

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Pittsburgh)·Dined on October 25, 2015

Food was okay, service excellent.

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 (Toronto)·Dined on October 2, 2015

Great mix of baseline Indian dishes and new Nepali flavors to explore. Spices are there but subtle to suit the less adventurous. Great staff and friendly atmosphere.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Minneapolis)·Dined on December 31, 2012

Food was OK - nothing bad, nothing special.

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 (Washington DC)·Dined on December 6, 2012

Service well timed and friendly, Small but warm place

Tags: Romantic, Special Occasion
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 (Washington DC)·Dined on November 4, 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Neighborhood Gem
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