Tuesday, October 9, 2018

80 North: Berkeley, Taste of the Himalayas


Taste of the Himalayas  1700 Shattuck Ave./Virginia St., Gourmet Ghetto, (510) 849-4983.  L-D daily; $$.

exterior of Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California
exterior of Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California


lunch specials at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California
lunch specials at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California


Featuring a menu of Nepalese, Tibetan, and Indian dishes, this atmospheric restaurant features a large open dining room decorated with hand-painted murals and furnished with elaborately carved wood chairs and accents.

dining room at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California
dining room at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California


statue at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California
statue at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California


You’ll want to try the momos and Nepalese-spiced lamb curries in particular.  Here for lunch, I recently tried the tandoor salmon special but found it disappointing in that it was still cold in the center and the outside didn’t have the charred, crispiness that I expected.  It was only ok, although the charred onions on the side almost made up for it.  The special included a lovely lentil soup and a very good crispy-yet-soft nan.  My dining partner ordered an excellent chicken birayani.  Between us, we had enough leftovers for another lunch at home.  The menu offers a decent selection of vegetarian items.  Spicing is mild, so ask for additional heat if that is what you like.

tandoor salmon at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California
tandoor salmon at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California


lentil soup at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California
lentil soup at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California


chicken birayani at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California
chicken birayani at Taste of the Himalayas in Berkeley, California
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