Skip to content, or skip to search.

Skip to content, or skip to search.

Home > Restaurants > Himalayan Hut

Himalayan Hut

Critic's Pick Critics' Pick

75-18 37th Ave., Queens, NY 11372 40.748954 -73.890318
at 76th St.  See Map | Subway Directions Hopstop Popup
718-426-6888 Send to Phone

  • Cuisine: Chinese, Indian
  • Price Range: $

    Key to Prices and ratings

    Upscale
    • Almost Perfect
    • Exceptional
    • Generally Excellent
    • Very Good
    • Good
    Cheap Eats
    • Best in Category
    • Excellent
    • Delicious
    • Very Good
    • Noteworthy
    • Very Expensive
    • Expensive
    • Moderate
    • Cheap
  • Reader Rating: Write a Review

Share this listing

Nearby Subway Stops

E, F, M, R at Jackson Heights-Roosevelt Ave.; 7 at 74th St.-Broadway

Prices

$7-$11

Payment Methods

American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa

Special Features

  • Delivery
  • Good for Groups
  • Lunch
  • Take-Out

Alcohol

  • No Alcohol

Delivery Area

47th Ave. to 25th Ave., 90th St. to 60th St.

Profile

This venue is closed.

Chinese immigrants who settled in India developed their own style of cooking, and Himalayn Hut is one of the handful of restaurants in the city that offers this "Desi"-Chinese fare. The long, narrow room looks like a takeout shop as you approach, with neon signs in the window and glossy food photos mounted on the wall, but it turns out to be a bright and cheery casual sit-down joint as well. Desi and American Chinese menus are separate; opt for the former and you'll find familiar flavors and preparations with an appealing twist. Momo, beef dumplings, are thick-skinned and generously sized, almost soup-dumpling-like in their juiciness. Though shrimp pakora have the inviting spice array of ginger, garlic, and chili, they bear the deep-fried funk of the unhealthiest American Chinese appetizers and are skippable. Manchow soup proves a garlicky variation on hot and sour, swimming with crunchy bits of onion, scallion, carrot, and ginger, while a sweet-corn variation boasts whole kernels floating in its chickeny broth, with no trace of the spiciness that pervades many dishes here. Among the family-style entrees, chili chicken packs a subtle heat (too subtle for our palates, despite pleas for "extra spicy"), while coriander shrimp is tender, with spicy, vegetal undernotes. Eggplant pakora, served on a cast-iron skillet has a puffy fried crust and a savory brown sauce that cries for hot white rice. Skip dessert heavy cheesecake and ice cream only if you've feasted properly here, which, happily, you can afford to do, you won't have room anyway.

Recommended Dishes

Momo, $6; manchow soup, $3; coriander shrimp, $10.95

Advertising
Advertising