Himalayan Heritage tonight for the first time
I had dinner tonight at Himalayan Heritage, and it lived up to all the great reviews and comments I've heard. The restaurant is quite charming inside, the service is lovely, and the food is comfy and delicious. I definitely recommend this place.
I see they have coupons on their website which expire 12/15/09.
2305 18th St NW Ste 1, Washington, DC 20009
Hey, we're a tough bunch to please. If twelve of us get together, that's a lot of experience and opinions based on international travel, eating in DC, and being way to obsessed for our own good.
In no particular order, here is a list of places where we have had some truly great meals:
Bob's Noodles 66
Joe's Noodle House
Grace Garden (some items need to be ordered 24 hrs in advance)
China Star- TemptAsian - China Boy (when Peter Chang was cooking)
Passage to India
Hong Kong Palace
Chez Auntie Libe
Mandarin Express (ordering from the Yunnan menu)
Canton Gourmet Express (Lao menu - RIP)
Taqueria El Charrito Caminante
In addition, I will give a shout out to Joe H who, by all accounts, has set up some rather lavish and outrageously successful meals at Maestro, Laboratorio, and others.
Reiflame, we started out with the delicious garlic nan, the gobi (cauliflower), and the aloo dam (diced potatoes) and actually like the potatoes better than the cauliflower because of the sauce. For main courses, we had the chicken tikka masala, the lamb rogan josh, and the vegetarian chick pea dish. All was good, and although in retrospect, it was not the best i've ever had (my favorites are Passage to india, Rasika, and Bombay Bistro in Rockville), I just loved the atmosphere and service and overall friendliness of the place, the way it was decorated was so cute, that it made up for any lack of perfection in the dishes. I would go back again if I was in the area.
We went to Himalayn Heritage last night and absolutely loved it! We ordered the spicy chicken momos, goat curry and kukhura ko masu (nepali chicken in ginger, garlic and tomatoes) and a garlic naan. The garlic naan was to die for...wonderfully fragrant. The meats were delicious. My only regret is that we didn't order a vegetable dish, esp. after hearing such good things about the cauliflower.
One thing I didn't get --- the spicy chicken momos were not that spicy! I know they didn't bring out the non-spicy by accident, too. It could just be me; I have a high heat tolerance, but I thought the entrees were definitely spicier even though the momos come with a big warning on the spiciness. Regardless, the momos were delicious and totally worth the chatter.
Aside from that, our waitress was fantastic, the vibe was delightful, and we left fat and happy. Jyoti used to be my neighborhood favorite as far as South Asian cuisine goes, but HH definitely is the new winner. Also, right now they've got a coupon on their website for 1 entree, 2nd half price, or $7 off a meal of $50 or more. We used the first one and after the momos, two entrees, and naan, spent $22 each w/ tax and tip. Pretty unbeatable!