Himalaya Restaurant

Indian Restaurant and Pakistani Restaurant
6652 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX 77074, United States
Hours:
Closed until 11:30 AM (Show more)
  • Tue–Thu
    • 11:30 AM–10:30 PM
  • Fri–Sun
    • 11:30 AM–11:30 PM
Price:
$ $ $ $
Reservations:
No
Menus:
Brunch, Lunch, Dinner
Credit Cards:
Yes (incl. Discover & Visa)
Outdoor Seating:
No
7.6/10

Based on 73 votes

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  • Indian food
  • chicken hara masala
  • gola kabab
  • biryani
  • paneer hara
  • lunch specials
  • samosas
  • garlic naan
  • great value
  • grilled fish
  • lamb
  • spicy food
  • pork chops
  • beef
  • desserts
  • bright
  • cheeseburgers
  • chefs
  • parathas
  • flan
  • Scott R.

    If you're in the mood for meat, try the Grill Platter to sample the best of the best.

    Scott Rocher · March 1
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  • Paul S.

    The most amazing Indian food place in Houston!

    Paul Schrynemeeckers · December 27, 2014
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  • maibey

    Chicken hara masala is basically the best dish in Houston!

    maibey · November 8, 2014
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  • Chefs Feed

    Justin Yu, chef of Oxheart, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chicken hara masala. Read more

    Chefs Feed · August 22, 2014
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  • maibey

    Try the apricot chicken dish!

    maibey · August 9, 2014
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  • John R.

    Excellent Pakistani/Indian restaurant, one of the best in Houston. The goat biryani is superb as are the lamb samosas

    John Rowley · August 6, 2014
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  • Tasting Table

    The goat biryani has a lightness of texture that's the perfect foil for a riot of dusky spice and fall-off-the-bone meat. Read more

    Tasting Table · August 5, 2014
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  • Tasting Table

    The Chicken Hara Masala's verdant brightness hints at a keen-edged freshness even if it doesn't warn you of the impending bloom of heat. Read more

    Tasting Table · August 5, 2014
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  • Houston Press

    Himalaya Restaurant & Catering is a Hillcroft hole-in-the-wall with exotic meat dishes and Pakistani cheeseburgers at reasonable prices. Read more

    Houston Press · August 4, 2014
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  • Houston Chronicle

    Don't miss: Chicken or Paneer Hara Masala; sag paneer; dal fry; hunter's beef with Magic Mustard sauce; garlic naan, paratha. Read more

    Houston Chronicle · August 3, 2014
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  • Hajra L.

    Don't come here expecting good service. There's one waiter and we like to call him Mr. Personality! Food is delicious, authentic Pakistani food. Go with the chicken hara masala and the gola Kabab.

    Hajra Lakhany · May 30, 2014
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  • Ted F.

    Houston Press recommends the grilled fish masala.

    Ted Frank · April 12, 2014
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  • Anh A.

    I stopped going there because of their customer service. Their food is good but the way he treats his customers is just rude. The head waiter and the manager need an attitude adjustment.

    Anh Azam · April 7, 2014
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  • Melanie H.

    Amazing food! Can't believe I've never been here before! Will be back!

    Melanie Hugele · February 23, 2014
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  • Rafael A.

    Awesome food

    Rafael Arias · February 22, 2014
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  • Saf an

    Dish: Samosas

    Saf an · January 31, 2014
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  • Megan V.

    Paneer Tikka is so delicious<3

    Megan Vu · December 20, 2013
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  • Fuzr

    Always get the lunch special. Old school lunch tray with his best daily creations.

    Fuzr · December 4, 2013
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  • Puja

    The Paneer Hara Masala is the best of its kind I've ever had.

    Puja · October 20, 2013
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  • Hasinah B.

    Chicken churgah is good so is mutton biryani

    Hasinah Baig · September 23, 2013
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  • April S.

    Get the lunch special!

    April Stephens · September 14, 2013
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  • Tanushree S.

    Lamb biryani and Hunter beef plate... Awesome is the word!!

    Tanushree Shirodkar · September 10, 2013
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  • Suresh K.

    Amazing daal fry

    Suresh Kumar · August 31, 2013
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  • Yasir Q.

    The owner is a cheater, charges more than what u order by adding gratuity of 15% even on the party of 2. I heard about this from other people but experienced it myself when I recently paid a visit.

    Yasir Qureshi · August 22, 2013
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  • Seshu B.

    Rude but everything is amazing

    Seshu Botu · July 27, 2013
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  • Julie M.

    Delish Garlic Nam.

    Julie Minerbo · July 10, 2013
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  • Julie M.

    Love their Tandoori Chicken , Chicken Tikka Marsala & Biryani Lamb.

    Julie Minerbo · July 10, 2013
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  • Julie M.

    Tandoory chicken & biryani lamb.

    Julie Minerbo · July 10, 2013
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  • Eater

    Himalaya is a favorite among Houston chefs because it's the best, most consistent Indian restaurant in a city that offers some seriously delicious Indian food.

    Eater · April 18, 2013
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  • Ashjan Q.

    the best baratha in the town ! جباتي على كيف كيفك بس ناقصنا كرك

    Ashjan Q8 · March 29, 2013
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  • April Y.

    Get everything!

    April Yang · February 7, 2013
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  • Hector A.

    You HAVE to tip the "waiters" who do absolutely nothing for you...why? If not the big guy behind the register will catch you before you exit and demand it.. Such a bully. Thumbs down!

    Hector Aldape · January 23, 2013
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  • Sundeep S.

    Better to go down to London sizzler right next door for the best Indian food , great service, great ambiance and honest owner and staff.

    Sundeep Sen · January 6, 2013
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  • Annika C.

    The owner is sexy.. Byob is only if u spend over 400$

    Annika Chauhan · January 6, 2013
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  • Sundeep S.

    Try the trichinosis plate

    Sundeep Sen · January 6, 2013
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  • Sundeep S.

    They have the best pork chops! Ask for the swine platter.

    Sundeep Sen · January 6, 2013
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  • Sibz P.

    Douchebag owner plays games refusing to accept credit card and wants cash instead for $21 becoz he decided to assume u wud come in immediately after placing an order without askin n hangin up on u.

    Sibz Petr · November 24, 2012
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  • Sibz P.

    Hangs up on u wen u call to place order before askin pickup time n then gets mad at u wen u come in late. Tells u He lost money leavin order outside fr over an hour. Next time ask or don't hang up

    Sibz Petr · November 24, 2012
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  • Houston Press

    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Pakistani Restaurant.Check out more Houston Press Winners here:http://www.houstonpress.com/bestof/ Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.

    Houston Press · October 10, 2012
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  • Laura B.

    Best of Houston 2012 - Food & Drink - Best Pakistani Restaurant

    Laura Bosche · September 28, 2012
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  • Kristi C.

    Steak Tikka

    Kristi Chenoweth · July 7, 2012
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  • Farida W.

    The gola kabab is excellent!

    Farida W · June 29, 2012
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  • Laura B.

    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 BYOBs - #8

    Laura Bosche · June 6, 2012
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  • Jackie L.

    Try the dal fry and tandoori chicken. Always amazing. And their naan is great!

    Jackie Luo · March 4, 2012
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  • Jenn

    The Indo-Pakistani dishes burst with spice, flavor, and comforting textures. I have had a lot of Indian food around the country, but nothing else quite so good.

    Jenn · January 21, 2012
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  • Eater

    It's a dive, but it's got great, flavorful Pakistani and Indian food that some of Houston's best chefs love to eat. [Eater 38 Member]

    Eater · October 5, 2011
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  • Saima K.

    Love their gola kabab!

    Saima Kadir · September 1, 2011
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  • Alain H.

    Repeat offender made the local news again! Rodent droppings, etc. Health Dept. report 2/12/14. http://www.click2houston.com/news/money/restaurant-report-card-roaches-rodents-leftover-rice/24584574

    Alain Harvey · June 7, 2011
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  • Mark D.

    Best Biryani in Houston.

    Mark Daniel · March 27, 2011
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  • Meg F.

    You can't order things at different times. :( no nan before dinner.

    Meg Fiengo · January 3, 2011
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