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Taste of the Himalayas

#459 of 3,834 Restaurants in San Diego
Certificate of Excellence
$$ - $$$
Indian, Nepalese
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3185 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA 92110-4552
+1 619-866-6922
09:00 - 21:00
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Fri 09:00 - 21:30
Sat - Thu 09:00 - 21:00
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Orlando, Florida
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16 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I have to say this is my favorite Indian restaurant in SD! Food is delicious every single time I've ate here. Great vegan/vegetarian selection & my friends tell me their chicken tikka masala & lamb dishes are amazing. Service can be slow at times as they seem short staffed especially if it's busy, which it almost always is but the... More 

Thank Diana D
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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192 reviews
118 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 19 January 2017

My wife and I spent a week vacationing in San Diego and Palm Springs, eating mostly at expensive restaurants, and one of our favorite meals was at this place. We sat outside in front of the restaurant, on the dining patio which overlooks the ocean. The meals are very well prepared, but very cheap as well. My only complaint is... More 

Thank AlanG1211
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2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 21 December 2016 via mobile

I rated it at 2 because I haven't even eaten yet and we've been here an hour and 20 minutes waiting have lunch

Thank David C
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6 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 December 2016 via mobile

We went in there because of reviews raved about the amazing staff and great service. Our apptizer arrived after the dinner and the salad arrived after we had finished our meal. They left it with us even after us pointing out the fact that its pointless to have salad after the meal.and they charge $6 for a poorly made salad.... More 

Thank T.house M
Kalispell, Montana
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125 reviews
117 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 68 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 November 2016

Two of us had a very nice late lunch here. Very good service from a smiling guide that said all the right things. Since i frequently cook India, she was correct in all her ideas. My lamb Korma was seasoned just right. Proper Indian cooking is more subtle than very hot.The chef got it just right.The spicy naan was a... More 

Thank sullivan1212
Dallas, Texas
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42 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 November 2016 via mobile

The restaurant was close to our resort and that's the main reason we chose it. They served the garlic naan which was very soft and yummy. But the veg entree was mediocre. The tea was really tasty and aromatic. Ambience was great. The only negative thing I observed was the chair's fabric seats were torn and looked old (all the... More 

Thank topreviewersue
San Diego, United States
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68 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2016

Really enjoyed the Momo as a starter (steamed dumplings) followed by tandoori salmon and a vindaloo lamb with some basmati rice and the naan of the day. Good flavors, nice spice levels and constant attention to water glasses being filled. Love the informality of it all and still being able to enjoy an affordable meal

Thank Ken P
Byhalia, Mississippi
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328 reviews
104 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 121 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 27 October 2016

We loved our dinner! Our meal started with a savory dal soup that was so yummy. Our pakoras were hot and flavorful, and our paneer entree was spicy and filled with cheese. Service was quick and attentive. We were so glad we went here on our last night in San Diego.

Thank Evelyn C
Peterborough, United Kingdom
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16 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 7 October 2016

In the UK we have a large abundance of Curry Houses (Restaurants') so when my Wife and I searched TripAdvisor we found the Taste of the Himalayas to be close by so a trip was arranged. we were asked How hot ?? on a scale of 1 to 10 this caught us completely off guard as in the UK curries... More 

Thank Michael B
Palm Harbor, Florida
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161 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

A relative small restaurant with some table on the street. Large selection of foods which you can specify the spicyness...1-10. I had a three and whatever it was, it was hot enough for me. The sauces are great and supply most of the flavoring. Vegetarian, chicken and lamb are the staples. Nice place for an informal dinner.

Thank charliespal2

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Indian, Nepalese
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Reservations, Wheelchair Accessible
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly
Open Hours
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:00
09:00 - 21:30
09:00 - 21:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 3185 Midway Dr, San Diego, CA 92110-4552
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Diego
  • Phone Number: +1 619-866-6922

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?