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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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  • Excellent55%
  • Very good26%
  • Average13%
  • Poor2%
  • Terrible2%
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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 days ago

It was a warm, sunny day, and perfect to eat outside under the shade trees next to Vimala's Cafe. Their menu contains items from all parts of India, so it is a mixture of types of preparations and ingredients. There are vegan items of various...More

Thank PhilViking
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

It took a while to get our food, which probably also speaks to the quality. Sat outside in the courtyard for lunch on a nice day, and the food, when it came, was delicious. I would recommend this highly if looking to have Indian food...More

Thank col0rize
Reviewed 8 April 2017 via mobile

Good food for a great price. Parking is a bit of a nightmare but could be a good spot to try if in area. So the whole menu except for fried items and the breads (naan) are GF. The Rogan Josh lamb I had was...More

Thank mthuber
Reviewed 2 April 2017

A fairly small place that is hidden away, but popular with locals. Vilmala is a Chapel Hill institution and her restaurant is a treat. Very casual, but good.

Thank ScottJG
Reviewed 12 March 2017

Solid Indian home cooking without recourse to the fancy. Good eating and value for money. Popular with the student community and the locals who favor this type of service.

Thank Richard R
Reviewed 2 March 2017

I really wanted to love everything about this place. The philosophy is great, the setting is great. Unfortunately there were too many shortcomings when getting takeout at 1pm, while the place was not busy. 1) takeout order came out in sit down presentation, staff did...More

Thank MistaPoupou
Reviewed 2 March 2017 via mobile

Dining at Curryblosson Cafe is a must if you visit Chapel Hill and for local residents, an essential touchstone of the outstanding food culture in the Triangle. If you desire fresh ingredients and top notch quality, this is the place for you!

Thank Julia1138
Reviewed 26 February 2017

In particular the chicken was of extremely poor quality but everything else was ok. A little unorganized and small too.

Thank Kate R
Reviewed 19 January 2017

Don't let the counter service fool you. This place has THE best Indian food in town. Maybe its the commitment of this establishment to offer a living wage to its workers, or its insistence on sourcing local high quality ingredients, or its policy that all...More

Thank RainbeauReiki
Reviewed 18 January 2017

We often take out from Vimala's and the food is always delicious! They offer a number of different options, including different sauces. When ordering take out, the food is always ready when promised. The only drawbacks to Vimala's is there is no 'non-pay' parking that...More

Thank LonestarSpartan
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Wanda R
May I order take out?
15 February 2017|
Response from RainbeauReiki | Reviewed this property |
Yes yes yes. Take it home. Enjoy!!!!
Wanda R
Yes. May I order to go, take out?
15 February 2017|
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Response from LonestarSpartan | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, they do a tremendous amount of take out business.
Do you have children's dishes on your menu or do you have a separate child's menu?
23 October 2015|
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
11:30 - 21:00
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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