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  • The Himalaya Restaurant

  • 4.0 stars
    (24 reviews, average rating: 3.7/5)
  • Cuisines: Indian
  • (905) 578-7400
  • 160 Centennial Parkway North Hamilton, ON L8E 1H9
  • Neighbourhoods: Old Town, Red Hill Valley
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96% of voters recommend
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Chas
2 Reviews
2013/04/20
  • great food cheap!
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • I try to go once a week. I am just a dumb white guy, and I don't know what to call all the stuff they put on the thali plate, but it is always delicious and hot! The ladies working there are so friendly. There is no décor or atmosphere, but most fast food burger joints are worse really. I just don't know if we are to tip there. The Indian sweets are also great. I try different colours every time.

  • Order: thali plate
 
pash
1 Review
2012/03/09
  • I absolutely love this place. I'm a huge fan of...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • I absolutely love this place. I'm a huge fan of Indian cuisine, and this place makes some of the best I've ever had. The restaurant itself is small, enough seating for 16-20 persons. All their dishes are completely vegetarian. I normally order the thali, its a healthy and delicious variety dish of whatever is fresh and on the stove...I've tried almost everything on the menu and have *never* been disappointed. If you've got a sweet tooth, they also have a HUGE assortment of handmade, traditional indian 'sweets'
    golub jaman, julabi, bahrfi etc. You'll be hard pressed to find another restaurant hat even matches the quality of Himalya. The staff are very kind, happy, and helpful people. 10/10 Highly reccommended!!!

  • Order: vegetarian thali, spinach paneer, veg korma, veg jalfrazi, naan, samosa, channa, curried potato + cauli, biriyani, sweets
 
KartikS
3 Reviews
2012/03/03
  • Excellent food place.
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 1
  • There is one place in Ontario worth visiting again and again if you like Indian vegetarian food.
    One word to describe the place is excellent.
    Tasty, fresh, inexpensive are some other words
    that comes to my mind when I think of Haimalya restaurant.
    I have visited this place only five hundred times. I will go there again soon.

  • Order: pakora, alo tikka, thali
 
ILOVEFOOD
14 Reviews
2010/07/09
  • Great East Indian food. Buy it all the time from...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 2
  • Great East Indian food. Buy it all the time from the Himalaya. They make a great curry, the best I have ever had. YUM YUM

  • Order: A variety of food with curry of course.
 
LucyM
3 Reviews
2010/06/24
  • Best Indian Food in Hamilton and the Surrouding Area
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      3.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • What can I say? Small is beautiful! This little restaurant is the best Indian I 've ever been to.
    You don't have to travel to India to enjoy the best Indian food :)

  • Order: Curries
 
Toby2
1 Review
2010/03/15
  • Friendly Little Vegetarian Curry Takeout
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 3
  • Friendly little vegetarian curry takeout with a few tables. Good selection of tasty food and outstanding bread. No meat, no liquor licence, reasonable prices, closed Tuesday.

  • Order: Thali platter
 
Eastcoast
9 Reviews 1 Helpful
2009/10/09
  • The food is very good and the staff was very...
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      4.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $0-$10
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • The food is very good and the staff was very helpful to match several dishes for a great dinner. But ths place is better thought of as a take out place with a few tables by the deli-like counter.

    While I might stay for a quick lunch I would not stay for dinner. I'll be back again.

  • Order: whatever they recommended
 
Naderle
2 Reviews
2009/01/16
  • The Himalya serves fabulous vegetarian Indian...
  • Overall
    5.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      5.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      5.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 5
  • The Himalya serves fabulous vegetarian Indian food (BTW, the restaurant name is the Himalya, not the Himalaya). I have eaten at the Himalya for more than a decade, and thoroughly enjoy it every time.

    The Shahi Paneer and Sabji Vindaloo are by far their best dishes. The Aloo Tikki is an excellent appetizer, and the Panir Pakora is a close second. The Channa is quite tasty and the Alu Palak is quite good as far as spinach-based dishes go (not a dish I enjoy anywhere, but this is better than most). If you've never had them, try the spicy cashew nuts. So yummy!

    I absolutely love this place, but I must say that the Naan bread is unremarkable; I'd suggest you give it a miss, but definitely try the food here.

    The best flavours are achieved when you ask for the hot spice level, but select the medium spice level if you don't enjoy your food too hot.

  • Order: aloo tikki, panir pakor, shahi panir, sabji vindaloo, channa
 
Indianlover
2008/11/05
  • The food was amazing.. Decor not so nice, but...
  • Overall
    4.0 stars
    • Food
      5.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      4.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Yes
    • Party Size: 4
  • The food was amazing.. Decor not so nice, but very friendly atmosphere. Staff was very polite. Washrooms were clean also! Definetly will be going there again soon!

  • Order: Vegetarian Thali, Masaala Tea, Sweets
 
spyridus
40 Reviews 2 Helpful
2008/10/14
  • Highly over-rated
  • Overall
    3.0 stars
    • Food
      3.0 stars
    • Services
      4.0 stars
    • Atmosphere
      2.0 stars
    • Price Range (per person): $11-$25
    • Visit Again?: Maybe
    • Party Size: 1
  • I went here after reading all the rave reviews. Yes, it's very small, not much on the menu, service is really good, polite staff. The food though, not that good. This was the worst Channa I've ever had & the desserts were nothing special.
    I will say, their samosa's are out of this world! I will return for only those....absolutely nothing else.

  • Order: Channa, Rice, Samosas, & a few desserts
 
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