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Cafe Himalaya

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  • Tibetan
  • 78 E 1st St, New York NY10009 40.723225 -73.987921
  • (Btwn Ave A & 1st Ave)
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  • (212) 358-0160
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User Ratings (Based on 31 reviews)

Food 4.4 Value 4.4
Service 4.1 Atmosphere 3.2

Other Restaurant Info

(212) 358-0160
Visa, MC
Tue-Sat: 12pm-10:30pm Sun: 12pm-9:30pm
Dinner, Lunch
Accepts Credit Cards, Delivery, Free Delivery, Lunch Special, Take Out
Min Delivery:

User Reviews

  • Cafe Himalaya

    Posted by Shiloh Duffy on 09/13/2010

    Love at first bite!!!

    Wow, I am amazed at this food. My friend and I had never sampled Tibetan or Nepalese before. We ordered the Avocado salad, Wonderful! We then had the pan fried chicken dumplings. Not what you're used too. They were great! The meat seemed to be covered in a yogurt based sauce. Next the veggies with basmati rice, the sauce really made the dish. We were unfammilar with the style of dining and were pleasantly surpised that the dishes are served to be shared. I can't wait to go back!!!

  • Cafe Himalaya

    Posted by Best Dumpling on 09/11/2010

    Best Dumpling

    Veggie and meat choices, all awesome!

  • Cafe Himalaya

    Posted by Lkay on 07/16/2010

    Know when to hold em

    They are good for staples. Tikka masala, channa saag, and an eggplant dish we stumbled upon. Skip the mango lassi

  • Cafe Himalaya

    Posted by Momo on 02/28/2010


    I can't get enough! Pan fried momos, avocado salad, number 30 with shrimp and rice pudding and I'm in heaven. Homemade chai tea and I'm over the moon. Thank you cafe Himalaya for incredible food that is so tasty even when delivered!

  • Cafe Himalaya

    Posted by no mo' mo-mo on 01/24/2010

    not a staple

    After receiving no apology whatsoever for finding a something extra in our food, we were then very unfortunate to have ordered the rice pudding. Stirring left over basmati rice into some coconut milk is NOT rice pudding.

  • Cafe Himalaya

    Posted by NYC Foodie on 01/16/2010

    Probably the best eating experience I've had in the city

    Well friends have been telling me to come here for many months. As much as I sceev the lower east side, last nite was the nite. First impressions, loved it, the smell in the air, forgetaboutit. My wife and I love cozy restaurants like this because we can almost instantly tell that they care more about their food than their décor. We sat down, pulled out 2 bottles of wine and our waiter ran over with 2 glass and a corkscrew (no cork fee). We ordered one dish from each category and sometimes 2. First was the soup, chasa thang. It was awesome, brilliantly created and oh so fresh. You could distinguish every flavor in the soup, which is very difficult. Then we had the tangtsel salad. Very good, fresh, delicious, just like the menu state. Then we ordered the momo's. Since we were ordering so much we asked if they could split an order 1/2 chicken, 1/2 beef, sure, not a problem our waiter said. Well I wasn't really impressed with the dumplings, they were ok, nothing too crazy, but certainly not too bad. Next the chili dofu. Again, nothing too crazy and surprisingly a tad too oily. But all fresh ingredients and tasty. Next was the gyathuk takpa which was the fried noodles, veges and shrimp. Again, the noodles were a bit to oily, even tho I knew they were fried, I've had many friend noodles that were not oily. But all in all, again, very fresh made to order and delicious. For desert we had the butter tea which was good, an acquired taste and the rice pudding. The rice pudding could be a meal in itself, it's huge and it’s amazing. Well my wife and I ate all this food, every bite. Total bill $38. Also the bathroom is beyond the kitchen, so while your walking through to do your thing, feel free to thank the chef and ask some questions, they are SO friendly!! A fabulous restaurant and I will be taking some friends from town here next week. I'm happy to say that I'm a now regular at this fine establishment!

  • Cafe Himalaya

    Posted by mirza on 11/04/2009

    good but not mind-numbing

    we were looking for a nice tibetan restaurant with good food and chose this one off of the reviews. the food was surprisingly fresh and i'm pretty sure they make it right then and there. everything was delicious although the lamb was definitely lamb by taste (i.e. lamb). the portions were on the small side which was meh. the restaurant itself was not anything to write home about in terms of decoration, just a few tables and pictures on the wall, music playing, not a place to take your fiance's parents or anything but a good spot to chow down on some decent ethnic food. mango lassi was delicious.

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