Himalayan Heritage Restaurant

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64 reviews
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$30 and under
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International
Himalayan Heritage Restaurant sizzles up a range of flavors in their crafty kitchen, offering a menu rife with options from tandoori to biryani and beyond. A veritable feast of vegetarian and healthy options abound, with convenient online ordering available and friendly in-house wait staff on hand to craft a decadent dining experience seven days a week.

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4.1based on recent ratings
4.3
Food
3.6
Service
3.8
Ambience
4.0
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78% of people would recommend it to a friend
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jiris
1 review
Dined on 7 March 2020
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience3

Food was not bad but did not blow me away either (good naan though). I think the server did not want to be there which became obvious the moment he was showing us to our table and just threw the menus on the table. Though I saw fully stocked bar, they were only serving beer and wine for some reason.

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Foodie
Washington DC
39 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2020
Overall4Food4Service5Ambience4

The Nepalese food is highly recommended. The service is excellent.

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Savory1
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

Cute, quiet place with very good food. Nepalese entree was excellent (and huge). Can’t imagine one person eating it alone (or frankly even two people). Appetizers (Nepalese dumplings) were good. Seems like they were missing at least one staff member so service was ok but the poor waiter was a bit frazzled. A few guests were not very sympathetic, which made the experience less pleasant. Bar was closed perhaps because of the missing staff but did serve beer and wine.

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vipBTExpress
Washington DC
9 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2020
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The service was great. Lots of choices as well as a section on the chef's preferred selections. Very attentive and the food came out hot which is the way I like it.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
64 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2020
Overall4Food4Service3Ambience4

I have always had a great meal here from the specials and curries to the breads and dumplings.
When crowded, the service can be slow but always helpful and courteous. Definitely worth a try, you'll come back again.

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Kyle
Chicago
1 review
Dined on 31 December 2019
Overall3Food3Service2Ambience3

Food was solid if not impressive. Service was rather poor. Wouldn't go on a date here, but not a bad choice for grabbing dinner with a friend after work.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
4 reviews
Dined on 15 December 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience3

Have been here a couple of times. Food is always good—not phone-it-in Indian like in so many places

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vipOpenTable Diner
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on 9 December 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

We were the only diners in the restaurant when we first arrived and were seated at a small table for 2. When we asked if we could sit at a table for 4 to give us more room, we were told that wasn't possible. We expected a very busy night and yet we were 1 of only 4 tables that had anyone eating at it for the entire time that we dined! Another odd occurrence, was that we saw hard liquor bottles displayed at their bar but when my husband tried to order a cocktail, we were told that the bottles were only for show as they don't sell hard liquor any longer. Remove the bottles from display if you aren't selling the items any longer!

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vipNathanS
Washington DC
2 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service4Ambience5

Food was amazing

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vipLeighS
Washington DC
12 reviews
Dined on 29 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The restaurant was absolutely perfect. The food was fantastic we had the lamb curry and the shrimp curry as well as several items for appetizers and they were all outstanding. The service was great and super friendly can’t say enough nice things about this place

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vipFoodie
Washington DC
17 reviews
Dined on 15 August 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Excellent all around!

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HaninaG
1 review
Dined on 25 June 2019
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

The four of us enjoyed a vegetarian meal there on a weeknight. It was delicious, and there weren't many people there so it was easy to converse. I would definitely return and recommend the restaurant to a friend.

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AlejandroA
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 12 May 2019
Overall3Food4Service3Ambience3

Service was average but spotty. Only one person at the restaurant, took him 10 minutes to realize we were standing at the door. The food was very flavorful and well made. This is more of a carryout place, not ideal for dining in.

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 27 April 2019
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Amazing food. Excellent service. Would recommend to a friend.

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vipMike
Washington DC
31 reviews
Dined on 7 April 2019
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience5

Have eaten here several times. The food is delicious and reasonably priced. Cozy quiet and intimate setting.

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JosephineB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on 7 December 2018
Overall4Food3Service4Ambience3

Very reasonably priced. Well seasoned indian food.

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vipGinaC
London
16 reviews
Dined on 10 November 2018
Overall2Food1Service2Ambience1

The location in Adams Morgan is much better than the location in Bethesda. The food wasn’t that great. All of our dishes lacked taste including the daal. I also had to wear my hat and coat and so did all the other diners because it was extremely drafty and cold. In some places there was very cold air from the outside that was blowing in the restaurant. This really is unacceptable. I contemplated leaving and in hindsight I should have. This needs to be fixed ASAP.

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OpenTable Diner
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 3 November 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

The date was great and the food was ok.

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BarbaraB
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on 27 October 2018
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience3

The Nepalese dumplings are fantastic. And the eggplant dish as well. We are eager to return to try other items on the menu. This restaurant is a gem for delicious tasty food. It is a comfortable and caring atmosphere and the service was terrific.

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Elise
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 31 August 2018
Overall4Food5Service4Ambience4

Everything was great - soups, dumplings, main courses, desserts. We look forward to the next visit.

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LeslieL
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 24 June 2018
Overall2Food3Service3Ambience2

I knew as soon as I was served the "Tandoori Chicken" that I made a serious mistake. I should have ordered the "Chicken Tikka". The "Tandoori Chicken" I felt was very difficult to deal with being almost 1/4 of a chicken that may have been cooked but certainly not prepared for comfortable dinning. I felt it SUCKED! If I were to return, I certainly would not order "Tandoori Chicken" ever again.

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Isabelle
Washington DC
3 reviews
Dined on 11 June 2018
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience4

Fantastic food and great restaurant!!

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vipSusan
Washington DC
58 reviews
Dined on 31 May 2018
Overall3Food4Service2Ambience2

Took an hour to get our food which is inexcusable tome

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vipOpenTable Diner
Washington DC
16 reviews
Dined on 25 May 2018
Overall4Food3Service5Ambience5

My husband and I dine reasonably often and enjoyably at Himalayan Heritage. This time, we were rather disappointed during a weekend dinner. We both ordered the thali with meat. Our request for lamb rogan gohst in place of goat rogan gosht was cheerfully met. The lamb was superb but the other items in the thali sampler (vegetables) were not tasty, except for the lentins.

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Fx1111
Washington DC
5 reviews
Dined on 11 May 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience5

Love the restaurant but don’t appreciate the folks who yell every word. Ruined our experience but the food is amazing. The staff are kind and overwhelmingly accommodating.

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Openjo
Baltimore
4 reviews
Dined on 1 April 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food and great service in a cozy space. We'll be back!

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Caro
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 22 March 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great selection of food, excellent food (and large portions of it), very reasonable prices, excellent service, pleasant, quiet atmosphere. A real find!

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Paulo
Washington DC
1 review
Dined on 18 March 2018
Overall3Food3Service4Ambience3

Very similar to northern Indian flavor, the menu offers a large variety from all meat variety tandoor to vegetarian "Momo" dumplings. Everyone can enjoy and the service is good , looks family run.

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vipAELS
Washington DC
29 reviews
Dined on 18 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

I always am on the look out for a good Indian restaurant and happened upon this. The Butter Chicken was amazing!

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vipLouisianian
Washington DC
23 reviews
Dined on 14 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Wonderful service, food, and ambiance. Lovely Valentines dinner. Will be back!

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vipMichelleJ
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 8 February 2018
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

Wonderful meal. The service was beautiful, and the food was delicious and healthy. And the value – it was so inexpensive! Loved it.

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FredB
Washington DC
8 reviews
Dined on 20 January 2018
Overall4Food5Service5Ambience3

We arrive one hour before closing. No one rushed us. The waiter sat and talked to us when we were the only ones left in the restaurant.

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SandraF
New Mexico
4 reviews
Dined on 28 October 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

The food was flavorful and the wait staff friendly and attentive. We would definitely return if we lived in the area!

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vipKarlB
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on 2 September 2017
Overall2Food2Service3Ambience4

Food tasted great and they had a table with only a 2-hour notice on a Friday night. That is unusual for this part of town. The place was comfortable and somewhat elegant. A few hours later both my wife and I felt horrible which left me wondering how much MSG and salt they use in their food.

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vipanotherbethesdadiner
Washington DC
37 reviews
Dined on 1 July 2017
Overall4Food5Service3Ambience3

They offer a mix of Indian and Himalayan dishes. we order mainly the Himalayan. the fried dumplings are excellent.

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Ickabacha
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on 18 April 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience5

Great food

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vipElizabeth
Washington DC
26 reviews
Dined on 4 March 2017
Overall4Food4Service4Ambience4

Really delicious north Indian food at a great price. Appetizer dumplings and platter were delicious as was the braised lamb and spinach, chicken tikka masala and especially the cauliflower and potatoes. The bread basket had a perfect combination of warm, chewy, yummy naans. No room for desert.
This is a perfect neighborhood gem for after movies, lunch or any special meal.

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vipRichardB
Washington DC
657 reviews
Dined on 1 March 2017
Overall3Food2Service3Ambience2

I had lunch at Himalayan Heritage in Bethesda several times before the restaurant made some changes. It added white table cloths to its scruffy decor, but it reduced the intensity of its flavors. The sauce in the chicken satay no longer had the delicious peanut flavor to which I was accustomed and the chana masala (chickpeas) had too little masala. Also disappointing was the list of wines by the glass. the fume blanc and garnacha seemed attractived at $8 a glass, but a dollar more would have made it possible to offer much better wines.

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Hobbes123
Washington DC
6 reviews
Dined on 16 February 2017
Overall5Food5Service5Ambience4

So much food!!! We had to take home a fair amount. So tasty, and such exciting flavors
to experience. The fume blanc wine was exceptional. I had a chicken dish flavored with
mint that I thoroughly enjoyed.