- $11 for $20 worth of Nepalese and Indian cuisine
- See the menu here.
In naming Himalayan Spice one of 2013's best new restaurants, Atlanta magazine implored its readers to order the momo, the restaurant's famed steamed dumplings and perhaps the snack most worthy of being called Nepal's national dish. Stuffed with either veggies or chicken, these dumplings arrive alongside gingery house-made tomato achar sauce. But they're only the most familiar of the Nepalese specialties available at Himalayan Spice, appearing alongside lentil patties, noodles, and bountiful thali platters starring goat or lamb stew. Creative Loafing Atlanta found the cuisine "not so much over-the-top spicy as it is well-spiced," complementing the "comfortable and colorful atmosphere."
Sujit and Dilip, the pair of friends who opened Himalayan Spice, hail from Nepal, but they also make room on their menu for plenty of Indian dishes too, including garlic- and basil-flavored chicken kabobs baked in a tandoor oven and served on sizzling platters. This side of the menu isn't just there to supply more familiar flavors, though: it spans buttery Northern Indian dishes as well as less commonly seen vegetable dishes with sauces based around coconut milk, onions, and even pineapple.