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Himalaya Restaurant

Himalayan Restaurant, Indian Restaurant, and Pakistani Restaurant$$$$
Sharpstown, Houston
  • The folks at Eater and Houston Press like this place. Would you agree?
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  • Meg
    "Chicken hara masala is basically the best dish in Houston!"(4 Tips)
    Farida W.
    "The gola kabab is excellent!"(3 Tips)
    Julie M.
    "Love their Tandoori Chicken , Chicken Tikka Marsala & Biryani Lamb."(11 Tips)
    "The Paneer Hara Masala is the best of its kind I've ever had."(2 Tips)
66 Tips and reviews
  • Indian food
  • biryani
  • gola kabab
  • paneer hara
  • dal fry
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  • Hugh S.
    The Lamb Biryani is amazing.
  • Alex A.
    Alex AlamJanuary 30
    I could go vegetarian for the Saag Paneer here, but then I'd miss the lamb. If you're in Houston and want Indian food, disregard the rating - just go here and trust that it will be incredible.
  • Beth S.
    Beth ShookDecember 28, 2016
    The service was as bad as the food is good.
  • Marta P.
    Marta PriegoDecember 13, 2016
    Best place in town to eat authentic Indian meals, BYOB is a plus! Affordable!
  • jeffrey m.
    jeffrey merrihueOctober 28, 2016
    Try the fried chicken!
  • Joe B.
    Joe BowersMay 13, 2016
    Fried Chicken
  • Christine H.
    Christine HaMarch 1, 2016
    Solid dishes but service can be slow when busy. Goat biryani, chicken masala, garlic naan. BYOB.
  • Peter K.
    Peter KimJanuary 28, 2016
    Lunch special $13.50 for a mini feast
  • Dominic S.
    Dominic SmithDecember 31, 2015
    Biryani and rocket naan are a hit. Lots of comments on the quality of the service but the guys were fine when I went here.
  • Maaria Y.
    Maaria YasinAugust 13, 2015
    Not impressed.
  • Brad S.
    Brad SJuly 25, 2015
    The mixed meat platter was excellent
  • Samantha Mae
    Samantha MaeJuly 22, 2015
    Biryani is excellent here!
  • Scott R.
    Scott RocherMarch 1, 2015
    If you're in the mood for meat, try the Grill Platter to sample the best of the best.
  • Paul S.
    Paul SchrynemeeckersDecember 27, 2014
    Been here 10+ times
    The most amazing Indian food place in Houston!
  • Meg
    MegNovember 8, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken hara masala is basically the best dish in Houston!
  • Chefs Feed
    Chefs FeedAugust 22, 2014
    Justin Yu, chef of Oxheart, eats here on his nights off. He loves the Chicken hara masala. Read more
  • Meg
    MegAugust 9, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Try the apricot chicken dish!
  • John R.
    John RowleyAugust 6, 2014
    Excellent Pakistani/Indian restaurant, one of the best in Houston. The goat biryani is superb as are the lamb samosas
  • Tasting Table
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    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
    Tasting TableAugust 5, 2014
    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
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressAugust 4, 2014
    Himalaya Restaurant & Catering is a Hillcroft hole-in-the-wall with exotic meat dishes and Pakistani cheeseburgers at reasonable prices. Read more
  • Houston Chronicle
    Houston ChronicleAugust 3, 2014
    Don't miss: Chicken or Paneer Hara Masala; sag paneer; dal fry; hunter's beef with Magic Mustard sauce; garlic naan, paratha. Read more
  • Haj
    HajMay 30, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    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.
  • Ted F.
    Ted FrankApril 12, 2014
    Houston Press recommends the grilled fish masala.
  • Anh A.
    Anh AzamApril 7, 2014
    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.
  • Melanie H.
    Melanie HugeleFebruary 23, 2014
    Been here 5+ times
    Amazing food! Can't believe I've never been here before! Will be back!
  • Rafael A.
    Rafael AriasFebruary 22, 2014
    Awesome food
  • Saf an
    Saf anJanuary 31, 2014
    Dish: Samosas
  • Megan V.
    Megan VuDecember 20, 2013
    Paneer Tikka is so delicious<3
  • Fuzr
    FuzrDecember 4, 2013
    Always get the lunch special. Old school lunch tray with his best daily creations.
  • Puja
    PujaOctober 20, 2013
    The Paneer Hara Masala is the best of its kind I've ever had.
  • Hasinah B.
    Hasinah BaigSeptember 23, 2013
    Chicken churgah is good so is mutton biryani
  • April
    AprilSeptember 14, 2013
    Get the lunch special!
  • Tanushree S.
    Tanushree ShirodkarSeptember 10, 2013
    Lamb biryani and Hunter beef plate... Awesome is the word!!
  • Suresh K.
    Suresh KumarAugust 31, 2013
    Amazing daal fry
  • Yasir Q.
    Yasir QureshiAugust 22, 2013
    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.
  • Seshu B.
    Seshu BotuJuly 27, 2013
    Rude but everything is amazing
  • Julie M.
    Julie MinerboJuly 10, 2013
    Delish Garlic Nam.
  • Julie M.
    Julie MinerboJuly 10, 2013
    Love their Tandoori Chicken , Chicken Tikka Marsala & Biryani Lamb.
  • Julie M.
    Julie MinerboJuly 10, 2013
    Tandoory chicken & biryani lamb.
  • Eater
    EaterApril 18, 2013
    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.
  • April Y.
    April YangFebruary 7, 2013
    Been here 5+ times
    Get everything!
  • Hector A.
    Hector AldapeJanuary 23, 2013
    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!
  • Sundeep S.
    Sundeep SenJanuary 6, 2013
    Better to go down to London sizzler right next door for the best Indian food , great service, great ambiance and honest owner and staff.
  • Annika C.
    Annika ChauhanJanuary 6, 2013
    The owner is sexy.. Byob is only if u spend over 400$
  • Sundeep S.
    Sundeep SenJanuary 6, 2013
    Try the trichinosis plate
  • Sundeep S.
    Sundeep SenJanuary 6, 2013
    They have the best pork chops! Ask for the swine platter.
  • Sibz P.
    Sibz PetrNovember 24, 2012
    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 P.
    Sibz PetrNovember 24, 2012
    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
  • Houston Press
    Houston PressOctober 10, 2012
    2012 Best of Houston Winner: Best Pakistani Restaurant.Check out more Houston Press Winners here: Or go moblie with the free Best Of app.
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanSeptember 28, 2012
    Best of Houston 2012 - Food & Drink - Best Pakistani Restaurant
  • Kristi C.
    Kristi ChenowethJuly 7, 2012
    Steak Tikka
  • Farida W.
    Farida WJune 29, 2012
    The gola kabab is excellent!
  • Jackie L.
    Jackie LuoMarch 4, 2012
    Try the dal fry and tandoori chicken. Always amazing. And their naan is great!
  • Jenn
    JennJanuary 21, 2012
    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.
  • Eater
    EaterOctober 5, 2011
    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]
  • Saima K.
    Saima KadirSeptember 1, 2011
    Love their gola kabab!
  • Alain H.
    Alain HarveyJune 7, 2011
    Repeat offender made the local news again! Rodent droppings, etc. Health Dept. report 2/12/14.
  • Mark D.
    Mark DanielMarch 27, 2011
    Best Biryani in Houston.
  • Meg F.
    Meg FiengoJanuary 3, 2011
    You can't order things at different times. :( no nan before dinner.
  • Pak T.
    Pak TsuiDecember 24, 2010
    do not get up-sale! they're good at it.. haha to-go box please..
  • Janet L.
    Janet LoganNovember 9, 2010
    Try the flan! it"s incredible!
  • Allen A.
    Allen ArcadeJuly 30, 2010
    Get the lunch combo special for around $10. A few meats, rice, dessert, and plenty of bread. Come if you like spicy Indian food!
  • Julie N.
    Julie NJune 5, 2010
    waited almost 40 minutes for our curry and tikka masala but it was GOOD
  • Ashjan Q.
    Ashjan Q8March 29, 2013
    the best baratha in the town ! جباتي على كيف كيفك بس ناقصنا كرك
  • Laura C.
    Laura ChanJune 6, 2012
    Best of Houston 2011 - Top 10 BYOBs - #8
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