Himalaya Restaurant on Main Street, Vancouver


Nanzaro wanted Indian buffet for lunch on a Sunday.

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So, Ben drove to the Punjabi Market on Main St. Vancouver to look one. We came upon Himalaya Restaurant which looks quite modern and clean cut from the outside.

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When we enter the restaurant, we were greeted with a whole buffet of sweets. The sweets are not part of the buffet lunch. The restaurant has quite a big sitting area. In fact, part of the area was closed as there are not a lot of customers.

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We had the non-vegetarian buffet which is $13.95 while there is an option for vegetarian buffet for $11.95. Ben piled up his plate with everything.

Of course there is also a la carte.

Himalaya Menu (1)Himalaya Menu (2)

You can click on the menu for a larger view.

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I started off with mostly vegetarian dishes on my plate. There were mixed vegetable, cauliflower and potatoes, chick pea curry and peas and paneer with rice.

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My second plate was naan and butter chicken with a few spicy chickpeas from the salad bar. The butter chicken is not as creamy as we usually found in other Indian restaurant.

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There is only two meat dishes on the buffet. The other meat dish was curry chicken. It was a disappointment as the chicken meat disintegrated in the curry. While I was getting my butter chicken, I saw a server/chef picking up the drumstick bone from the curry chicken. I did not get any of the curry chicken. The above was Ben’s plate.

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Ben and Nanzaro did not touch any dessert. Although there are plenty of sweets on sale, the only available on the buffet was the above.

I find that the offerings in Himalaya Restaurant in Richmond is much better than this one on Main St. You can check out my posting on the Richmond branch here.

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