Now that spinach has been deemed a performance-enhancing vegetable, Popeye's future shortstop career hinges on his transition to curry. Get a sailor's worth of energizing Himalayan cuisine with today's Groupon: for $20, you get $40 worth of curries, masalas, vindaloos, diverse South Asian dishes, and drinks at Himalayan Grill.
Himalayan Grill's menu celebrates the cultural diversity of the Himalayas with Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese dishes. Classics such as samosas ($3.50), tandoori chicken ($11.95), and shrimp vindaloo ($14.95) offer standard Indian flavors to South Asian novices. Gastronomic daredevils rev their motorcycles to jump a plate of pan-fried tibetan noodles such as vegetable chau chau ($9.95), lamb thupka soup ($10.95), or vegetable momo dumplings with spicy tomato achhar salsa ($9.95). Or, become master of the mountains by climbing the Himalayan combination dinner, a feast of thali, papa dam, samosa, tandoori chicken, lamb curry, dal, raita, naan bread, and dessert ($20.95 per person). Vegetarian dishes are also available.
Sip a Blue Himalayan 22 oz. lager ($6.95), chai tea ($2), or sweet mango lassi shake ($2) outside on Himalayan Grill's spacious, sheltered patio. As a family-owned-and-operated business, Himalayan Grill dedicates itself to warmth and unpretentious comfort in its décor, service, and cuisine. Celebrate with friends, family, or a friendly yeti who is usually forced to subsist on green-tea-flavored Fun Dip.
Himalayan Grill no longer features a lunch buffet.
- It has great tasting food, unique in many ways in the area, reasonable prices, a fine atmosphere and excellent service. Give it a try; you won’t be disappointed. – Larry Hill, Gazette
- The food is wonderful - they use the best quality ingredients - everything is fresh. – Google Mapper who reviewed on 8/21/2009
Noted as a "fantastic addition" to the Long Beach dining scene by Gazettes Town-News, Himalayan Grill melds the culinary traditions of India, Nepal, and Tibet. Chefs observe authentic preparation standards when preparing Indian dishes, slow-roasting chicken, lamb, and shrimp in a tandoor oven. Among a quintet of "out-of-this-world, make time stop" dishes sampled by restaurant critics of the Orange County Register, lamb masala garnered particular praise as incredibly supple and "moist enough to cut with a spoon." Ginger, garlic, and curry infuse spice and heat into most entrees, whereas saffron and cardamom lend uncommon warmth and market value to desserts. Inside the dining room, low music and dim lighting create a relaxed atmosphere. Table minders elevate the comfort factor with "fast and very warm" service.