Himalayan Cafe

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    ( 5 reviews )

1639 S State St, Ukiah, California, USA, 95482

Serves meat, vegan options available. Has many vegetarian dishes. Live music Friday nights and bellydancing Saturday nights.

Categories: Indian, Beer/Wine, Take-out, Nepalese, Non-veg

5 Reviews

First Review by ekoandrew


Only a small place, but the food is excellent, spiced to your taste but best left to the chef to decide

The paneer I had was perfectly cooked, the sauce delicately flavoured, just as it should be

The Daal was also cooked with such fresh spices they could almost be picked out individually

With either the saffron rice or Peshwari Naan the meal was complete

I've eaten Nepali food around California and this is the closest I've found to the simple taste of the NorthWest Frontier

Pros: Authentic taste, Willing to change menu

Cons: Restricted choices

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authentic, friendly and delicious - Edit

We are both vegetarians and found this small restaurant in sebastopol. The owner was there, from the mountains of nepal, and most of the people working there were from India or Nepal. We had a very interesting samosa, different than most, and delicious, and split an aloo gobi dish with rice. Very good, and we will definitely return.

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Nepalese and Indian food with some vegan options - Edit

If you are a fan of Nepalese cuisine such as I am, you will appreciate the food at this place, located in the more obscure south end of Ukiah. It's next door to a Mexican restaurant. There are plenty of vegetarian entrees. My only "bone" to pick is the same one I have with many other restaurants: the ill-defined area of "mixed" veggies, which typically is a mixture of carrots, broccoli, cabbage and cauliflower, the latter two of which are cruciferous. Certain people with digestive ailments cannot eat these without severe problems, and even asking the chef, who is quite vegetarian- and dietary-needs- friendly, to take them out does not guarantee your vegetable soup is safely edible.
Nontheless, this place has excellent dahl (lentil) soup. The herbal broth soup was rather bland in my estimation, and had a lot of cauliflower, which I enjoy more in moderation, but the papadums with chutney on the side was an excellent appetizer. Potatoes were spiced with herbs but rather bland and a little dry. Rice is extra but nice to balance out some of the oilier dishes.
The ambiance is like a dim home light, often with live music, which can make it hard for conversation. Service can be slow depending on how short-staffed they are. Outdoor seating is available on the street side, which can be nice, weather permitting, and given the low amount of traffic. Most traffic is for the cheap margaritas next door and the apartment driveway next door.

Pros: nepalese food, indian food, vegetarian

Cons: serves meat, pricey, crowded seating

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Tasty Tasty Tasty - Edit

Authentic food, with Friday and Saturday Entertainments.
This is one place you do not want to miss out!!
But sometime does take around 15-30min wait for your dish. But its all good, cause their customer service is outstanding. One thing to keep in mind is price, some are slight pricey for its Tasty Authentic food. If you like Spicy, they got some VERY SPICY Spice here!!

They have both Vegan Friendly food non-vegan of course.

Pros: Vegan Friendly, friendly staff, healthy cuisine

Cons: sometime 15-30 min wait

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Indian & Nepalese Food to Die For in Ukiah - Edit

The Himalayan Cafe is a wonderful authentic East Indian dining experience. Its an amazing restaurant, run by Makar Rai, who, along with his staff, is from Nepal. The food is so wonderful and authentic. The service and 'vibe' of the place is just right. Everything is home-made, including the great sauces and condiments. You must try the tandoori eggplant (smoky and so delicious), the saag paneer (spinach with home-made cheese), paneer dilruba (amazing tomato sauce and cheese), try the somas, the mo-mos, ohmygosh, just try everything! On Fridays there is live music at night and Saturdays they have bellydancing! Luncheon specials are a great deal. (Veg & non-veg with large vegetarian menu.

Pros: World class Indian food, Good Value, Friendly

Cons: Limited salad bar

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