Himalayan Flavors

1585 University Ave, Berkeley
(510) 704-0174

Recent Reviews

buddhi bahadur thapa

I am big lover of chowmein and I ordered from this place which was incredible and I highly recommend this place.

Linh C.

Love their goat biryani. It's the best I ever had. Hopefully, they will they keep the chef and food quality.

Doug V.

This used to be one of my Indian go-to's back when I lived in Berkeley years ago. It was good then but tonight we ordered three dishes and pakora and they were all amazing. The tikka masala was easily among the best I've had, the saag paneer was also very good as was dal makhini.

I called them to compliment the chef. A lot of times places are hit and miss and I wanted them to know tonight's cook is top notch.

Turns out they're under new management!  Hopefully they can keep up this level of quality no matter who cooks. Very encouraged to hear and this will definitely be my first choice Indian restaurant if it's always this good.

Sydney J.

I've been meaning to check out this place for a while, so when I saw they were participating in the recent Berkeley Restaurant Week, I decided to give them a try. I ordered the saag paneer with rice and vegetable samosas, and chose gulab jamun as the dessert (I believe the other option was a rice pudding). It was $15 before tax and tip, and ready in 20-25 minutes for pickup. They didn't give me a receipt so I think you'd probably have to ask if you wanted one. - Saag paneer and rice: it was decent, not really memorable though. (I should give the disclaimer that I've had saag paneer only a few times total in my life so far so I am by no means an expert). Ratio of rice to saag paneer felt fine to me. - Vegetable samosas: yummy! I think I'm becoming a samosa fan. - Gulab jamun: this was probably my first time having them but I really liked it a lot (partly because I'm a big dairy product fan in general). There were two of these balls and there was also quite a bit of sweet liquid or oil in the bottom of the takeout container. - Sauces: I apologize, I don't know the names and am not great at identifying ingredients. The food came with a green sauce that was mildly spicy (maybe cilantro?) and a brown tangy sauce that was sweet and salty (it was pretty strong so you could probably make it last a while). Overall had a good experience, so I'd be interested in trying more of their dishes. I know they sometimes offer Groupons.

Israel Lindsey

Very well kept and convenient place. They provide big meals and for economical rates. We enjoyed the meals a lot and the staff members were very attentive and informative. Will definitely recommend this restaurant.

Colin Zamecnik

Overly salty, really watery dishes. like poured water out from under my rice. Won't be back, waaay better Indian/himalayan places in berkeley

William W.

Clearly that same waitress was there when this person had the same experience as we did. We left because we felt strongly like these people were going to spit in our food...? I don't know if it was racially motivated, I have a very typical caucasian look & we just couldn't figure out what we did to bring on this hostility?

Aaronette K.

All I can say is HELLA GOOD! This is our new spot. Everything was hot even after 30 mins. The goat was super tender, my only problem was more bones then meat, but still worth the money. The butter chicken was oh my yum, loved the momos. The garlic naan was yum and the chicken tandoori was delicious yet just a bit dry. We will absolutely be back, probably next week. Try it if Indian/Nepalese food is your thang then go here and thank me later!! We ate too fast for pictures lol! Sorry!

Christian Jimenez

Great food and nice restaurant

Liz B.

After tootling through the Berkeley Marina, last evening, we decided to drive up University to see what there was to see and grab a bite. For the first mile or two,we saw numerous Mexican and Thai restaurants... but I wanted something unique. We came across Himalayan Flavors, and stopped to get take out. We ordered garlic naan, the veg momo appetizer (really yummy) and the house specialty, Nepali Thali with chicken. All really good, my fav was the momo...will definitely be back to try more!

Regina M.

We love this place. Warm welcoming feeling in the restaurant if you dine in, and prompt service if you order carry out.

Kosmik Owl

Absolutely fantastic. Stopped in while visiting from Colorado and had one of the BEST lunches I’ve had in a while. Sooo delicious.

Jean Lee

Restaurant was comfortable, warm and rustic. A few regulars enjoying their dinner. Felt like I had walked into a Himalayan Cheers.

Jean L.

Restaurant was comfortable, warm and rustic. A few regulars enjoying their dinner. Felt like I had walked into a Himalayan Cheers. Had the chicken chow mein and chicken jhol momo. The tomato chutney soup was spicey and tasty. The momos were good when they were hot but were heavy dense hockey pucks of dough when they cooled off. The chicken chow mein had dried left over tandori chicken pieces with light, chow mein noodles a little thicker than instant ramen. It was greasy with hints of cilantro and green onions. The chow mein looked good on Yelp but tasted like doctored up left overs. Both were adorned with edible orchids. The best part of the meal was the tomato chutney soup. Meal was average and priced well with a Groupon coupon but not at regular full price. If you want to have an inexpensive but satisfying chow mein, try King Dong. Their chicken chow mein is delicious with fresh, succulent and juicy chicken and their noodles are a cross between Shanghai & hand pulled noodles for a third less.

James Hoover

It’s hard to write enough good things about this place. Quite frankly, I can’t recall tasting this good so consistently. The owner is fabulous and the food is even better, if you’re in town this is absolutely a must! It’s my second time here in as many months, and I counted the days before I returned to the area so I could eat here again. Seriously, the food here is amazing.

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