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Himalaya Cafe

1456 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1709
+1 860-304-4530
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average0%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible3%
Travellers talk about
“saag” (3 reviews)
“garlic naan” (3 reviews)
“chicken” (3 reviews)
Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
1456 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1709
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

After passing this little gem numerous times I decided to stop by and check it out. What a great dinning experience. From the staff to every dish on the menu it was just awesome. They also do take out so I know where I am...More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Shrimp Birayni is my favorite with Paneer appetizer and Naan Flatbread all cooked to perfection in plain view at the full service bar.

Thank ersabo
Reviewed 15 August 2018

I visited Himalaya Café for the first time around two weeks ago. I was so thrilled to have discovered this place. I have been to shakahari when they first opened and since they were closed I discovered this gem. I had the delicious Tama-Rita cocktail...More

Thank Sara G
Reviewed 12 August 2018

So excited when it opened. Cute, close to home, decent food. But after the first few months, it went downhill very fast. It has always been poorly run, but we ignored that. We can no longer ignore: dirty dishes, incompetent and bizarre waitstaff, a menu...More

5  Thank B R
Szen8, Manager at Himalaya Cafe, responded to this reviewResponded 14 August 2018

Thank you for taking your time to share your experience. We wish you brought your concerns directly to a member of staff or management. We are always open to any suggestions, concerns or any ideas our guest have as we are only here because of...More

Reviewed 31 July 2018 via mobile

This is no exaggeration. The Best Indian Food I have ever had. Ever. This is a phenomenal hidden treasure. A family owned-and-operated, casual restaurant - dinner only - but if you show up for lunch, they won’t send you away! Vijay and his family bring...More

1  Thank JBtron613
Reviewed 16 July 2018 via mobile

Delicious!! Very tasty. My son and I went there after his baseball game. We arrived close to closing. The staff was very friendly and accommodating. We didn’t feel rushed. The garlic naan was amazing as well as the chicken tikka. The lamb vindaloo was so...More

1  Thank TheTravler77
Reviewed 16 July 2018

I have eaten in many hundreds of Indian restaurants from Hartford, New Haven, New York, London, New Delhi (and in many villages and towns in India and Great Britain). The food was excellent because it prepared and served by people who love what they do...More

1  Thank Tom C
Reviewed 22 May 2018

We had tickets for evening theater at The Goodspeed Playhouse and a craving for Indian Food. We were so lucky to find Himalaya Cafe. We had samosas for appetizers. My husband had the chicken curry and I had the Yellow Tadka Dhal (with saag). I...More

1  Thank Ruth M
Reviewed 29 April 2018

The family that owns this restaurant is very friendly and genuinely care what you think of their restaurant and food. They provided information about the food and were attentive during the meal. The only thing I wished I had more of was water during the...More

1  Thank TravelerWOOhoo
Reviewed 22 February 2018 via mobile

I have been wanting to try this place for so long! It was excellent. The chicken vindaloo and korma were great. Just enough spice, not too overpowering. The garlic naan was so buttery and amazing. Can’t wait to go back!

2  Thank Jaclyn R
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Questions & Answers
Kay C
18 December 2017|
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Response from Szen8 | Property representative |
Hello, Naan is a traditional Indian flat bread which is cooked in a clay oven. We have garlic naan, plain naan or sesame naan. If you have any more questions please feel free to ask. Thank you Sima
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Dinner, Drinks, Lunch
Restaurant features
Waitstaff, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Parking Available, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
1:00 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
4:30 pm - 9:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 1456 Boston Post Rd, Old Saybrook, CT 06475-1709
  • Location: United States  >  Connecticut (CT)  >  Old Saybrook
  • Phone Number: +1 860-304-4530
  • E-mail
Himalaya Café is a Indian bistro & lounge offering a variety of drinks, VEGAN & NON VEGETARIAN dishes. Himalaya Cafe's relaxed atmosphere and lounge style seating make it the perfect place to catch up with friends, family, do your work or sit back and indulge at the end of a long day.
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