Himalayan Heritage Restaurant & Bar

4.5
151 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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.
Dining Style
Fine Dining
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Cuisines
Indian, Nepalese
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Hours of operation
Lunch: Daily: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:30pm, Friday - Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
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Phone number
(202) 483-9300
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Payment options
AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Casual Dress
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Cross street
Kalorama
Additional
Bar Dining, Beer, Delivery, Full Bar, Takeout
What 151 People Are Saying
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GK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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Tucson
3 reviews
Dined on November 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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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PS
Washington DC
25 reviews
Dined on November 2, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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AC
1 review
Dined on October 29, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 3

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

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R
New York Area
25 reviews
Dined on October 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

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

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G
Philadelphia
19 reviews
Dined on October 20, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 5

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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JR
Washington DC
10 reviews
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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JO
Richmond
12 reviews
Dined on August 25, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 1ambience 2

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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H
Denver
11 reviews
Dined on August 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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WN
Western NC
1 review
Dined on August 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

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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t
Washington DC
69 reviews
Dined on July 28, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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S
1 review
Dined on July 19, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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a
1 review
Dined on July 13, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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M
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on July 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great Indian food.

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SW
New England
1 review
Dined on June 30, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

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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a
Columbus
2 reviews
Dined on June 16, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 5

Service was slow but food was great

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B
Denver
62 reviews
Dined on June 10, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

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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n
Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on June 7, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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AJ
Atlanta
19 reviews
Dined on May 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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NY
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Liked their menu, prices, service, and food

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P
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on May 6, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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SO
1 review
Dined on April 24, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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

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VA
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on April 14, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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HG
Denver
20 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

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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d
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on April 6, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 2ambience 4

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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DC
Washington DC
14 reviews
Dined on April 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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.

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DM
1 review
Dined on April 2, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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ED
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 4

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.

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GK
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on March 25, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 3ambience 4

The food here makes the somewhat haphazard service worthwhile.

Worth the drive!

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Detroit
1 review
Dined on March 11, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

My wife and I love Indian food but wanted to try something a little different than our go-to spot one night....so we ventured over to HH and we loved it! The only issue was the service had a bit of difficulty understanding our allergy concerns. Luckily we navigated the menu well and found the vegan options (pakora and eggplant curry) that hit the spot! Great night!

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OT
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on March 4, 2018
Overall 2food 3service 2ambience 2

Made reservations and had to wait another 20 mins

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Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 3

Not enough staff. Waited for 20 minutes for water, another 20 for drinks, about 20 more for appetizers. Didn't order main course decided to just leave and go elsewhere. Staff seemed to not be assigned tables. Therefore staff didn't know who was taken care of and who wasn't.

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Chicago
3 reviews
Dined on February 24, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Unique Nepalese cuisine in between Indian and Persian with a hint of Chinese. Take your time and order one individual plate at a time.

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Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

We made reservations at HH on Valentine's day. We were seated at a long table with another party; no privacy and they were vulgar. The service was extremely slow; the server didn't take our order for 10 minutes and never checked on us during dinner. We ordered the Heritage special naan which is supposed to be stuffed with nuts and raisins (I've ordered it several times before). We got regular naan. When I flagged the server down to ask about this he insisted it was correct even though I opened one up and showed it to him. I decided not to argue with my date sitting there. The rest of the food was fine. Overall a mediocre experience.

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N
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Amazing ambiance, food was delicious, and the service was excellent!

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AB
Raleigh
11 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 5

Loved it. Felt like we really experienced another culture which was warm, friendly and had inner peace.

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v
New England
14 reviews
Dined on December 10, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

In the middle of the Adams Morgan restaurant scene, this is a small restaurant with an excellent array of Nepalese and related dishes, all beautifully prepared. All of the wait staff are obviously proud to work there, and genuinely want you to enjoy your meal. It is quiet for close conversation, and has some interesting cocktails — elements for a nice romantic meal. The friends I took here had a wonderful time and savored the food.

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j
Washington DC
24 reviews
Dined on December 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This Nepalese restaurant is always a dependable option. The food is always beautifully prepared and presented, the people who run the place are about as nice and accommodating as they can be, and the prices are always reasonable. I would recommend Himalayan Heritage to anyone who's looking for a place for dinner up in Adams Morgan.

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S
Baltimore
3 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2017
Overall 3food 5service 2ambience 3

some orders were messed up

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JG
Charleston
4 reviews
Dined on November 14, 2017
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 2

Nothing special Decent Indian food in Adams Morgan

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