Cheap Eats 2009: Himalayan Heritage
Great food, low prices, lots of fun.
Reviewed By Todd Kliman, Cynthia Hacinli, Ann Limpert, Kate Nerenberg, Rina Rapuano
Comments () | Published June 23, 2009
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Himalayan Heritage
Address: 2305 18th St., NW, Washington, DC 20009
Phone: 202-483-9300
Neighborhood: Adams Morgan
Cuisines: Indian
Opening Hours: Open for lunch Monday through Saturday 11:30 to 3. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:30 to 10:30; Friday and Saturday 5:30 to 11.
Nearby Metro Stops: Woodly Park-Zoo/Adams Morgan
Price Range: Inexpensive
Dress: Informal
Noise Level: Intimate
Reservations: Not Needed
Best Dishes Batter-fried cauliflower; aloo chaat salad; rice-flour flatbread with minced chicken; momo dumplings with tomato sauce; mixed bread basket; shredded carrot dessert.

Why go: From the dramatic murals to the hostess in a flowing sari, this Nepalese-Indian dining room sets a mood. The food is sumptuous—excellent breads, marinated meats, and spicy vegetarian dishes for Adams Morgan diners seeking something fancier than empanadas or falafel.

What to get: Spicy batter-fried cauliflower; rice-flour flatbread topped with minced chicken, butter, and Himalayan spices; nearly combustible momo dumplings tossed with tomato sauce; a buttery dessert of shredded carrots sweetened and topped with nuts.

Best for: A first date. The space is comfortable and romantic, and it’s fun to embark on a culinary journey—starting with a gratis plate of ginger-spiked soybeans—into a cuisine not often seen in these parts.

Insider tip: Carryout is available, as is free delivery within a two-mile radius.


Open Monday through Saturday for lunch and dinner, Sunday for brunch and dinner.

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