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Himalayan Cuisine

Certificate of Excellence
€€ - €€€
Indian, Nepalese
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7918 El Cajon Blvd, Ste P, La Mesa, CA 91942-6719
+1 619-461-2503
11:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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San Diego, California
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75 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016 via mobile

My husband ordered the special lamb and it was so flavorful even I loved it and I hate lamb! The tandoori is served sizzling to the table and also full of flavor. The portions are generous and the service is really good.

Thank SheQwolfe
Burnsville, North Carolina
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137 reviews
78 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 November 2016

When you dine here you feel as though you are transported to a magical place in the World. The staff are very attentive and the food is cooked superbly. The lunch deal are great values, so if you are watching your wallet, but want to go somewhere really cool, go for lunch and enjoy!

Thank Mootheart
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4 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016 via mobile

Very good food, nice atmosphere. Very happy with this place. Large enough portions to have a second meal the next night at home.

Thank Sean W
La Mesa, California
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 October 2016

Having moved here from the San Francisco Bay Area, where excellent Indian restaurants abound, we were very disappointed with the poor quality of food we ordered. We are vegans and were surprised that they did not have more vegan options to offer because Indian restaurants are usually some of the best to have many veg choices. However, we liked the... More 

Thank blafaver
La Mesa
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11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 September 2016

I live in La Mesa, CA. We love eating here. Food is alway great. Parking lot is packed every day. You won't be disappointed.

Thank E8049SPdonnal
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2016

You probably have no idea what Himalayan food is. I didn't either, but I found it to be very good. Reminds me of Thai food, but not nearly as spicy. They do have Thai and other dishes as well. Good atmosphere and great food.

1 Thank Edward M
San Diego, California
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150 reviews
75 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 23 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 August 2016

I'm not a fan of regular Indian food, but this Northern Indian restaurant changed my mind. Today, flavorful and interesting. You choose the spice level fro 1-10.. If you are unsure...stay on the conservative side.

Thank 91942
San Diego, CA
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172 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 20 July 2016

It is hidden in a strip mall close to the 99cent store, but once inside Himalayan music is playing, the video shows gorgeous Himalayan mountain scenes, the staff is dressed in Himalayan robes, so one is happy before you even sit down. Our favorites are the Tandoori chicken, just delicious, and the chicken curry - my favorite. Either one would... More 

Thank parkinsd
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47 restaurant reviews
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 July 2016 via mobile

Great lunch specials and delicious food ,but the service is abrupt and cold. No smiles and not friendly. Had to flag a waiter down to get a Coke that was requested when ordering lunch. Too bad that the service doesn't match the food! We have been there several times and it is always the same.

Thank noshdick
Mary Earnest
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 July 2016

The menu is extensive. The food is delicious. The staff is excellent. The decor is lovely and they quietly play Nepalese instrumental music. I can't think of how this could be a better place to dine. We enjoy meals here once or twice a month and have for several years now. The choices will satisfy both vegetarians as well as... More 

Thank Sojourner1251

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Nepalese
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Cheap Eats
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 7918 El Cajon Blvd, Ste P, La Mesa, CA 91942-6719
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  La Mesa
  • Phone Number: +1 619-461-2503

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?