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himalayan cuisine - Madison, WI

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  • lee Oct 18, 2000 03:53 PM
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We had dinner at a great place, I think the name is something like Chaturra? It's on State street, one or two doors down from its sister restaurant, Himul Chuli (or something very close to that).

The two are owned by the same family, the son owns Chaturrasomething, the parents the other. Supposedly the newer one, owned by the son, has a different menu, a bit more broad, but people apparently go to the older one and say "well I had X at the other place, and liked it so much...." that now the menus are very similar.

The service was a bit rushed, it was Saturday night and the place was packed. It was also extraordinarily loud. The tables are a bit wide, so you have more space to shout across. Plus, there are no soft surfaces, so the sound reverberates - and there were a lot of large groups there, with the usual extra noise that causes.

We had two appetizers, steamed veggie dumplings and samosas. The samosa was good, the steamed veggie dumplings were excellent. We also had a few entrees, and while everything was good, the special goat entree (if available) was excellent! It is cooked with the bones, and was very flavorful.

Not terribly expensive, although not cheap, you get a good soup (or an ordinary salad) with the entrees, plus veggies and rice. Most entrees were in the $10 range.

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