Himalayan Heritage

2305 18th St., NW
Washington, DC 20009


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

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

Cheap Eats 2009: Himalayan Heritage

Great food, low prices, lots of fun.

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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