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Feb 2, 2013 12:33 PM

Jewel of Himalaya in Yorktown Heights

I know it has been mentioned here before, but I finally got to Jewel of Himalaya and really liked it. The curries stuck me as a step above even the best of the Indian spots in upper Westchester. The momos were also great. The beef and chicken would have held themselves well in Chinatown and the vegetable was a nice surprise, with a mixed curried vegetable filling that reminded me of a samosa filing in dumpling form. The soups were comforting, but perhaps a bit overshadowed by the more exotic fare. We're lucky to have something different and good in the area.

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    1. Completely agree. We come from CT to eat here. Owner is delightful.

      1. I agree. It's a treat to go. I only wish that the lunch portions were a bit bigger and service a little faster. But it is a great change than the usual indian or chinese cuisine.

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          1. re: CTeater

            Actually they got their license, so no longer BYO. I forget the prices, but they have a few wine options at reasonable by the glass prices. There's also a himalyan wine, which is very sweet and not for me at all.

            I really like this place. The food is unlike other cuisines I'm more familar with and is very nicely nuanced and layered. The owner is very charming and friendly, too. I have heard from friends that they have recently had to wait on weekend nights, even with reservations, so beware.

            1. re: dma1250

              Goood to know, going on Friday. Can't wait for thier dumplings!

        1. I have just discovered this place from Westchester Magazine, the got the best restaurant 2012. I absolutely agree the review. I am from India and ate in most of the Indian restaurant in NYC including some in Westchester and CT.
          Let me say this here The Himalaya is top of the world, the freshness , clean, cozy and wonderful service with the documentory they play. So happy to have them here. I have been already 3 times and will go back again and again. The staffs are really nice and friendly we love this place. They have nice selection of wines and beers. Good luck to them

          1. it looks like they might be opening another location in Harrison. Same name. I hope so, because I loved the food at the YH location but Harrison is much closer to us!

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            1. re: decayny

              They've closed the Harrison location.

              1. re: MisterBill2

                For good? I ask because the website still shows it as open:


                (however, the phone doesn't seem to be working, so that's a clue)

                1. re: Elisa515

                  It was in Westchester Magazine, I believe. And their new article listing ethnic cuisine you can only get at one location in Westchester mentions their Yorktown location (without mentioning that they only qualified because Harrison had recently closed).

                  1. re: Elisa515

                    Harrison location is closed. Drove over there about a month or so ago and found a different restaurant there whose name I do not recall. And I do regret that we did not go in and ask if they were owned by the same family. This is the last posting on Facebook page:

                    I do not like posting open-ended question so I looked up the new place: Aria