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Cheap Eats 2011: Himalayan Heritage
Comments () | Published August 18, 2011
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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 AM to 3 PM. Open for dinner Sunday through Thursday 5:30 PM to 11 PM; Friday and Saturday 5:30 PM to 11:30 PM.
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes
Kid Friendly: Yes
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.
Price Details: Starters, $4.25 to $9.25; entre├ęs, $10.95 to $17.95
Special Features:
Wheelchair Accessible, Kid Friendly, Delivery, Good for Groups
Scene:
Food Specials

Fans of Indian food will recognize some dishes at this surprisingly elegant Adams Morgan haunt: yogurt-marinated meats cooked in a tandoor oven, biryani-style rice, the chickpea stew known as channa. Especially worthwhile are the refreshing aloo chaat salad--a toss of chickpeas, potatoes, onions, and fried pastry--and the vegetable-stuffed samosas.

The novelty here is the Nepalese offerings, such as the excellent appetizer kukhura ko sekuwa (hunks of chicken marinated in spicy mustard oil, then grilled) and momo (circular dumpling wrappers around fillings of ground meat or vegetables, served with a spicy tomato-based sauce).The menu is long, but some dishes are different permutations of the ginger/garlic/green-pepper trifecta--it's good to order a variety.

Don't want to brave the Adams Morgan crowds? There's free delivery within two miles, and you can order online.

Also good: Gobi Manchurian, corn-flour-battered, deep-fried cauliflower; garlic naan and onion kulcha breads; rice pudding.

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

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