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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
+1 919-929-3833
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  • Excellent59%
  • Very good25%
  • Average12%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Indian, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This beautiful gem is marked in a courtyard off Franklin St. Today was cool and rainy and the Anno chicken curry was exactly what i needed. Just the right amount of spice to warm my sockless feet and just the right amount to fill me....More

1  Thank Lyneah M
Reviewed 6 February 2018

It's always nice to find a place that gives you spice when you ask for spice. The cooking here is always excellent. I've never been disappointed.

Thank SeanW301
Reviewed 4 January 2018

You have to go to Vimala's. Great food, friendly and outstanding service. Choice of Vegeterian or meat.

Thank Nazmin A
Reviewed 14 November 2017 via mobile

Missing yesterday's dinner of Kofta curry garlic and very delicious spinach naan, veggie samosas & vegetable pakoras were a great start!

1  Thank TheVeganGiant
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Nobody who lives in or visits Chapel Hill should miss Vimala's, at least once, if not a regular habit. Don't wait, just go and visit! Why? Two reasons: 1. You will not find better tasting, more authentic Indian food anywhere. Vimala is real, Vimala cares...More

1  Thank Zemo T
Reviewed 30 October 2017

I gave this restaurant a 2 a few weeks ago when we got take out while in Chapel Hill. We gave it another try this past week when we were back in the area because we had heard others speak so highly and love Indian...More

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Ordered Tandori chicken--dry thigh meat, nicely seasoned, but overcooked. Menu said breast, was thigh...disappointing. Chicken curry was ok, nothing special....samosas were ok also...nothing special and very, very small portions for the cost. We got take-out and we could not believe how little food was given...More

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious food. Lovely outdoor courtyard. Convenient parking lot. The best part is supporting a business that is so giving to others and the community. Thank you Visalia for being such a good person.

Thank crummelhart
Reviewed 18 August 2017

We ate lunch here when the main dining room was closed. We ordered at the bar and then grabbed a table outside. The courtyard looked nice, but there were lots of tiny bugs landing on everything; we moved to the porch area with a ceiling...More

Thank Margaret B
Reviewed 18 July 2017

This was my first experience in an Indian restaurant ever (I was surprised too!). We had to wait quite a bit at lunch to put in our order. They were really busy and maybe under staffed? We weren't in a hurry, so it was ok....More

Thank Emily M
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15 February 2017|
Response from RainbeauReiki | Reviewed this property |
Yes yes yes. Take it home. Enjoy!!!!
Wanda R
15 February 2017|
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Response from LonestarSpartan | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, they do a tremendous amount of take out business.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-3833
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