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Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen, St. Helena, CA

Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen

4.4
4.4
54 Reviews
$30 and under
Nepalese
Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen offers some interesting fare from far off corners of the earth. The restaurant provides Nepali and Indian cuisine. Diners can find gluten-free options and vegan options on the menu. Of course, the menu also offers plenty of meat options for those who want it. In addition to the great service, those who visit Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen can also expect excellent food. Some of the options on the menu include Nepalese daal soup, Himalayan salad, steamed dumplings, a variety of curry dishes, tandoori and tikka masala. A variety of wine vintages and beer are available at Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen as well.

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Additional information

  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Nepalese, Indian
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Phone number
    (707) 963-4439
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
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What 54 people are saying

Overall ratings and reviews

4.4
4.4 based on all time ratings
  • 4.5Food
  • 4.5Service
  • 4.1Ambience
  • 4.4Value

NoiseModerate

54 Reviews
  1. JeffW

    San Francisco

    5 reviews

    5.0

    5 reviews

    Reviewed on May 18, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Love this place. Authentic food and great service.

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  2. katieml

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Reviewed on February 14, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Always GREAT food, consistent and super friendly service. A unique casual cuisine for Main Street, St. Helena.

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  3. MarianaB

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Reviewed on February 11, 2019

    1. Overall 5
    Everything here is fantastic. I usually get the eggplant and potato or the salmon and eggplant curry with garlic basil naan. Service is fast and food comes and goes before you know it! Decently priced. Plenty of vegetarian and vegan options.

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  4. Foodie

    San Francisco

    67 reviews

    5.0

    67 reviews

    Dined on February 26, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The lunch specials are delicious. I love the mixed veggies that come with Thali plates and of course, all the mains are scruptous.

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  5. BandD

    San Francisco

    7 reviews

    5.0

    7 reviews

    Dined on February 15, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The service was excellent and the food was wonderful. I would go back every night if I could. A great alternative to the typical wine country dining.

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  6. Majan68

    Austin

    23 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 6, 2016

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is such a little gem in St Helena. I chose it blindly as the name caught my eye and wanted to try something new and different. My friends and I were greeted by very friendly and helpful staff. We were not too familiar with the Himalayan traditional food but our waiter made some excellent recommendations and we absolutely loved every dish we were served. We will be back ASAP.

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  7. Angus

    Columbus

    72 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    72 reviews

    Dined on December 28, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Love this place. We have now eaten there twice. Small restaurant in St. Helena. Nice break from the Napa cuisine. Food is well prepared and spiced. If you order it spicy it is actually spicy. Had the garlic shrimp salad. 4 nicely grilled u-15 size shrimp with lettuce and dressing. Lukshya Ra Phing for my entree, this is a lamb curry with glass noodles. We will absolutely go back every time we are in Napa.

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  8. MimiS

    Portland

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 28, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Even my husband's conservative palate loved the lamb and the lunch!

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  9. Foodie

    San Francisco

    39 reviews

    4.0

    39 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    This was a very nice surprise! We came in with a party if 20 which I had booked long in advance. None of us had ever had Nepalese food before. It was great! The restaurant satisfied kids, vegetarians, picky eaters, and non-adventurous eaters. Everyone was happy and full! Service was great in accommodating our big party! Will return.

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  10. Willow

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    5.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on November 24, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The masala sauce is amazing. The chicken tikka tandoori is some of the best I've ever had in my entire life. And the food is always consistent. We have eaten here a dozen times and I absolutely love them!

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  11. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 22, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is amazingly tasty! For a lover of Indian food, this place gets the highest marks. Service is friendly and really good as well. Definitely worth visiting!

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  12. yumnapa

    San Francisco

    4 reviews

    4.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Dined here with 2 girlfriends prior to catching a play up the road, so we were on a schedule. Service was prompt, helpful and efficient. One of us is a vegan, who was easily accommodated by putting cheese on the side for the beet salad. Shared plates of cauliflower and eggplant curry were flavorful and appropriately spicy (we asked for "hot"). Pakora and Samosa appetizers were particularly enjoyable with wonderful dipping sauces.

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  13. BPenTob

    Dallas

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 14, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Oh my gosh - why have I not been here before. This place is super delish! We started with the lamb momo dumplings and our waiter brought us a spicy version of the tomato sauce since we ordered a spicy curry. The dumplings were amazing and so was the curry and naan- we got the one with chicken and eggplant. The chicken tikki masala was hard to pass up but we were so happy with our choice. We also got some delicious imports!

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  14. OpenTable Diner

    San Francisco

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on August 20, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 2
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 2
    I ordered the chicken tikka masala and was told that "medium" spicy was very spicy, so the waitress recommended I go for "mild plus" if I wanted a little spice. It was still very spicy, and I overheard a woman at another table say the same about her "mild plus." Aside from the spice, the sauce was not all that good either. I've had much better. The service was okay. We sat outside and it was a nice night, but the neighboring Italian restaurant was blaring their inappropriate music. I don't like to dine to Madonna and Lady Gaga. Napa Valley has many great restaurants, but this is not one of them.

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  15. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    8 reviews

    5.0

    8 reviews

    Dined on August 7, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We loved the restaurant so much that during our month stay in St. Helena that we ate there numerous times. The food is so delicious and cooked with exceptional ingredients. Every single server we had was kind and very sweet; no pretention at all. We have a bit more time here and will definitely go back.

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  16. OpenTable Diner

    Chicago

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on August 1, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Visited the Sherpa Kitchen whilst visiting Napa. Staff were so friendly and accommodating and the food was great, though my wife regretted opting for extra hot temp. Regardless, we loved it here.

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  17. Daver

    San Francisco

    3 reviews

    4.0

    3 reviews

    Dined on July 9, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 4
    Just a excellent restaurant. Authentic, great flavor profiles, food served hot and quickly,the owner and staff were great. Solid value. Food was delicious. Highly recommended and would go again for sure.

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  18. Joyell

    San Francisco

    15 reviews

    vip
    4.0

    15 reviews

    Dined on June 19, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    In the center of St. Helena the restaurant has outdoor tables , well shaded. The waiter was very knowledgeable about the ingredients in each of the courses we ordered. The owner treated us to a plate of fried veggie croquets; a nice gesture.

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  19. Roxanne

    San Francisco

    37 reviews

    5.0

    37 reviews

    Dined on June 14, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    ABsolutely wonderful dining experience. The service was friendly and showed that they really cared about the restaurant's success and their customers' enjoyment.

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  20. Ossie27

    Seattle

    1 review

    2.0

    1 review

    Dined on June 6, 2015

    1. Overall 2
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 4
    We love Indian and related Nepalese/Himalayan food but we were terribly disappointed in Sherpa's. The appetizer plate consisted of potato, onions and panir batter and deep fried, all tasteless, two momos and one samosa, passable but not great. Our Chicken Tikka Masala was the worst we have ever had - no discernible Indian spices. We sat outdoors and a perfect evening on a quiet downtown street with a view of the Front Range. So disappointing that the food is such a downer.

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  21. Winesnobs

    Seattle

    19 reviews

    4.0

    19 reviews

    Dined on May 4, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The restaurant offers good service and food for a good value. Spice level runs hot. Owners are very courteous and focused on your requests. Basic kitchen and menu. A nice diversion from the typical goodie experience in wine country.

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  22. Pickymuch

    Pittsburgh

    23 reviews

    4.0

    23 reviews

    Dined on February 25, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 3
    The food was very good and the portions not too large service was helpful and steered is in the right direction. Tandoori chicken is outstanding.

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  23. Buckster

    San Francisco

    16 reviews

    5.0

    16 reviews

    Dined on February 7, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    I should dine at this restaurant every week. Nima is such a wonderful host and the food is outstanding. I always eat more than I should. The best saag paneer and lentil soup, daal, I have ever found.

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  24. Cait

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on January 30, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    This is one of our favorite restaurants. This was our third time dining here and it was just as fabulous as the first two times. Every dish has been great, the wine list is awesome and the service is impeccable. The owner is very nice and is always on the floor meeting and assisting diners. Perfect place for a romantic evening or a night out with family/friends. I highly recommend to anyone who is interested in trying Himalayan food that they visit the Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen!

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  25. KarlaC

    San Francisco

    18 reviews

    4.0

    18 reviews

    Dined on January 9, 2015

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    This is our new favorite spot! Especially for a local looking for something besides the expensive, Napa Valley fare, unpretentious and easy to get reservations. The tandoori dishes are wonderful, especially the chicken pieces: juicy! Momos are similar to a steamed dumpling, delicious with the extra spicy sauce. Curries are very tasty and not overly spiced, so my husband did not get his usual heartburn [as with many Indian dishes]. One of the owners oversees ordering and serving and is happy to answer questions or guide you in selections. It was perfect to order 3 different dishes and share between 2 hungry people. The wine list has just enough variety to please anyone and the prices are exceedingly fair. We plan to make dining at Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen a regular event.

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  26. CCCG

    Minneapolis

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on January 1, 2015

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    Loved our dinner at Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen! Cozy atmosphere. Fantastic food (we loved the lamb dumplings, the tiki masala, the tandoori). Great service. This is a nice neighborhood gem in St Helena. You can see why locals love eating here. Nice meal after a day of tasting.

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  27. HungryHippo

    San Francisco

    22 reviews

    5.0

    22 reviews

    Dined on December 1, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We had some out of town friends visiting and wanted to try something new. I suggested Himalayan and they were eager to try it. Reservation for 8 was not a problem (Monday night) and was ready when we arrived. Nima (owner) answered our questions and took our orders with a informative and jovial attitude. I ordered the Chicken Tikka Masala and was quite pleased. I also noticed when the food came out, conversations died down considerably and replaced by smacking of food. Everyone enjoyed their food but had no room for dessert. But next time, cuz we'll be back!

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  28. OpenTable Diner

    Denver

    4 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    4 reviews

    Dined on November 27, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    My wife and I dined here for Thanksgiving. The food was excellent and the service outstanding. This is some of the "lightest" Indian food I have ever tasted, and lacked nothing in terms of flavor. Highly recommended.

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  29. baaholly

    San Francisco

    9 reviews

    5.0

    9 reviews

    Dined on November 15, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    Had lunch at this restaurant during the Napa Valley Film Festival. So many Italian and California cuisine restaurants in the area serving essentially the same dishes, it was nice to have something different. Delicious Indian food and prompt, friendly service. Would dine here again.

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  30. travelforfood

    Dallas

    71 reviews

    vip
    1.0

    71 reviews

    Dined on November 9, 2014

    1. Overall 1
    2. Food 1
    3. Service 2
    4. Ambience 1
    STAY AWAY! We are Indian food lovers. Have never been served brown rice that was cold! Too late, friends in St. Helena warned us to not eat there.

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  31. Cait

    San Francisco

    10 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    10 reviews

    Dined on November 7, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    My first time dining here and it was amazing. I have heard great reviews about this place and I'm glad the Kitchen lived up to those reviews. They have fantastic food and the service was awesome. I would definitely go back. There is a lovely outdoor seating area where you can look at downtown St. Helena. This is a good spot for a romantic evening or a night out with friends. They have a great wine list, including an $18 half bottle of Gloria Ferrer. Overall I am very pleased with my experience here and look forward to going back.

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  32. WWWT

    Hawaii

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on November 5, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    We are Indian food enthusiasts but this was, by far, the best in that general category

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  33. 1traveller

    New York City

    40 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 3
    3. Service 3
    4. Ambience 3
    If you are tired of the usual fabulous 'farm to table' fare and want something different and easy - this is your spot. Good food, fresh, and an amiable and hardworking group.

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  34. NVlocal

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on November 2, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    You can't go wrong here, love the tikka masala. The basil and cilantro nan are amazing. Vegetarian friendly.

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  35. foodie

    Central Coast

    48 reviews

    vip
    5.0

    48 reviews

    Dined on October 28, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 4
    The staff at this restaurant were very kind and patient with us as well as eager to please. The food was good, and the ambiance was much nicer than most restaurants of this type. It was a welcome break in the usual Napa Valley style of restaurants. Not many good ethnic restaurants in the area, and this was a great choice for an unpretentious meal in nice surroundings. I would gladly return when I have a craving for some tika masala, saag paneer and some delicious naan. We paid our bill and continued to sit and visit at the table and the staff were so courteous that they continued to fill our water glasses and never gave us any impression that we needed to leave. Very hospitable.

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  36. MoTasty

    San Francisco

    1 review

    5.0

    1 review

    Dined on October 17, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    More than amazing. You will wish your Momma was Nepalese.

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  37. Valeri

    Atlanta Metro

    32 reviews

    vip
    3.0

    32 reviews

    Dined on October 7, 2014

    1. Overall 3
    2. Food 4
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    My husband is still lamenting that we split the Rice Pudding dessert and that he didn't just get his own. The food was very tasty, but I think our favorite items were the Naan and the rice pudding!

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  38. NVlocal

    San Francisco

    20 reviews

    5.0

    20 reviews

    Dined on October 3, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 5
    4. Ambience 5
    The food is so wonderful here! Don't miss the appetizers. All of the ingredients are high quality.

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  39. Mark

    Naples

    40 reviews

    5.0

    40 reviews

    Dined on September 3, 2014

    1. Overall 5
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 5
    You won't need me to recommend this place.... Just go! You won't be disappointed!

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  40. Dale

    San Francisco

    2 reviews

    4.0

    2 reviews

    Dined on August 31, 2014

    1. Overall 4
    2. Food 5
    3. Service 4
    4. Ambience 3
    We had an excellent dining experience. The staff was friendly, helpful and attentive. The food was very good. The selection was good. And the price was reasonable. I would recommend.

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Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (707) 963-4439.

Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen is rated 4.4 stars by 54 OpenTable diners.

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Google Map for Himalayan Sherpa Kitchen

1148 Main Street, St. Helena, CA 94574

Additional information

  • Neighborhood
    St. Helena
  • Hours of operation
    Lunch: Monday - Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm; Dinner: Monday - Sunday: 3:00pm - 8:30pm
  • Price
    $30 and under
  • Cuisines
    Nepalese, Indian
  • Dining style
    Casual Dining
  • Dress code
    Casual Dress
  • Parking details
    Street Parking
  • Payment options
    Mastercard, Visa
  • Additional
    Beer, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Takeout, Wine
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