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Jewel of Himalaya in Yorktown Heights

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tazerowe Feb 2, 2013 12:33 PM

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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    decayny Apr 26, 2013 12:49 PM

    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!

    1. Umamamata Mar 29, 2013 06:03 PM

      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

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        paris1976 Feb 4, 2013 05:56 AM

        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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          CTeater Feb 4, 2013 10:35 AM

          And it's BYO.

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            dma1250 Feb 4, 2013 10:58 AM

            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.

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              paris1976 Feb 5, 2013 01:49 PM

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

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          CTeater Feb 3, 2013 08:52 AM

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

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            weedy Feb 2, 2013 01:27 PM

            i can say no more

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