Address: Kreschatyk St, 23
Phone: 0(44) 270-54-37, 0(44) 466-36-49
Although the “Himalaya” restaurant is located on the Kreschatyk street, it is not an easy task to find it.
As it appears from the “mountain” name, you have to take a walk up the steep stairs to get inside. But having climbed you’ll be awarded by a magnificent view over the central street of the capital.
Stepping inside you find yourself in a magical world of India. The entrance of “Himalaya” is protected by the statue of the Indian god Ganesh who is a patron and a powerful symbol of good luck giving wisdom and eliminating obstacles. All at once you’ll be mesmerized by the oriental spices, Indian music and hospitable Krishna.
The walls are decorated with the delicate embroideries and tapestries with Kamasutra pictures. Fine wood carvings can be found on all the wood details in the interior including screens fencing the tables.
Like nowhere else in “Himalaya” you can feel the authentic oversea atmosphere, not the imitation even quite believable. This ambience, “the aura” if you like it more, was imported directly from India by the restaurant’s owners Mr. Pareshem Kant and his wife and by Indian chefs and thousands of small things that decorate “Himalaya”.
This is the place where you do can relax. Slow rhythmic music, low-key interior and sophisticated food and drinks – all contribute to relaxation.
High-class Indian chef will demonstrate all the wonders of Indian cuisine and will offer all sorts of meat and vegetarian meals, traditional Indian dishes based on rice and oriental seasonings and spices, entrees, a variety of snacks and, of course, Indian sweets which recipes are top-secret in “Himalaya”.
It is no coincidence that among frequent visitors you can see the British and Americans who know quite well what’s what in Indian food.
A lot of businessmen prefer to make deals in “Himalaya” as consider it as a good sign. It must be said that Indian food occupies a special place as its spices are really good for health. The restaurant’s pride is tandoor oven that allows preparing fried dishes with no fat. The top positions that visitors regularly order are chicken kebab, Himalayan kebab and kebab from Indian cheese “panira”.
To sum up, high-quality products, finesse of meals and hospitality of “Himalaya” will give you endurable impressions of never-ending magic.
Hours: from 11:30 till the last visitor
Average bill: 10 – 20 USD per person
Entertainment: Indian music