100 Favorite Dishes 2013-2014: No. 11, Grilled Fish Masala at Himalaya Restaurant

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No. 12: Curry Noodle Soup at Mamak Malaysian Restaurant
No. 13: Foie Gras au Torchon at Étoile Cuisine et Bar
No. 14: Caramelized Pork Spare Ribs at Cafe TH
No. 15: Kobe Beef at Nara
No. 16: Okra With Crème Fraîche at Oxheart
No. 17: Alba White Truffle Soufflé at Tony's
No. 18: Phat Ass Ham Hock at Goro & Gun
No. 19: Dahi Puri at Shri Balaji Bhavan
No. 20: Fried Catfish and Cajun Crawfish at The Cajun Stop
No. 21: Foie Gras Crème Caramel at Just Dinner
No. 22: Roasted Pear Salad at Backstreet Cafe
No. 23: Fluffernutters at Fluff Bake Bar
No. 24: Som Tam at Vieng Thai
No. 25: Chips and Queso at Fusion Taco
No. 26: Spicy Miso Ramen at Soma Sushi
No. 27: Kim Cheese Fries at Coreanos
No. 28: Fried Cauliflower at Roost
No. 29: Caesar Wedge Salad at Provisions
No. 30: Ice Cream in a Waffle Cone at Fat Cat Creamery
No. 31: Cochito con Mole Xico at Hugo's
No. 32: Carnitas at Molina's Cantina
No. 33: Taleggio Pizza at Dolce Vita
No. 34: Chiles de Padron Asados at Caracol
No. 35: Morning Thali at Pondicheri
No. 36: Fried Mini Fish at House of Bowls
No. 37: Trompo Tacos at Taqueria La Macro
No. 38: Spicy Tamale Plate at La Mexicana
No. 39: Mum's Chicken Curry At The Queen Vic Pub
No. 40: Canestri alla Funghi at Paulie's
No. 41: Biscuit with Marmalade and Crème Fraîche at Blacksmith
No. 42: Fried Oyster Po'Boy at Goode Company Seafood
No. 43: Roasted Duck Red Curry at Morningside Thai
No. 44: BBQ Pulled Wild Boar Sandwich at Sammy's Wild Game Grill
No. 45: Guanciale Burger at Plonk
No. 46: Parma 600 Pizza at Pizzeria Solario
No. 47: CFC Deviled Eggs at Liberty Kitchen & Oyster Bar
No. 48: The El Real Burger at El Real Tex-Mex Cafe
No. 49: Custard Sandwich at Petite Sweets
No. 50: Black Pepper Beer Lobster at Hai Cang Seafood Restaurant
No. 51: Red Dragon Roll at Michiru Sushi
No. 52: Fried Bananas Foster at Custom Confections
No. 53: Bánh Canh Hue at Simply Pho
No. 54: Kimchi Koagie at Koagie Hots
No. 55: The Juicy Lucy Burger at Lowbrow
No. 56: Eggplant Fries at Batanga
No. 57: Macarons at Ganache Dessert Bar
No. 58: Grilled Cheese at The Golden Grill
No. 59: Baklava French Toast at Harry's Restaurant & Cafe
No. 60: Patata e Funghi Pizza at Pizaro's
No. 61: Old Fashioned Frito Pie at Armadillo Palace
No. 62: Korean Spiced Brisket Plate at Revival Market
No. 63: Bánh Mì at Les Givral's Sandwich and Cafe
No. 64: Squirrel Master Burger at Cottonwood
No. 65: Shorty Mac at H-Town StrEATS
No. 66: Enchiladas de Mole at La Guadalupana
No. 67: Bad Ass Hambur-Torta at Pistolero's
No. 68: Green "Hurry Curry" at Nit Noi
No. 69: Dozen Raw Oysters at Pappas Seafood
No 70: Banana Split at Cloud 10 Creamery
No. 71: Lazy Lane Frites at Brasserie 19
No. 72: Chicken Pot Pie at Kenny & Ziggy's
No. 73: Chili Cheese Mac from Jus' Mac
No. 74: Taco al Pastor at Taco Keto
No. 75: 'Date With a Pig' at Sparrow Bar + Cookshop
No. 76: The Heights Burger at Gratifi
No. 77: Lamb Lollipops at Américas
No. 78: Mortadella Sandwich at 13 Celsius
No. 79: Carnissima Pizza at Coppa Osteria
No. 80: The Marie Laveau Sandwich at Sandy Witch
No. 81: Catfish and Grits at The Breakfast Klub
No. 82: Grilled Ahi Tuna at St. John's Fire
No. 83: Lobster Roll at Maine-ly Sandwiches
No. 84: Greek Burger at Hubcap Grill
No. 85: Pork Tamales at Irma's
No. 86: Ham, Egg & Cheese Crepe at Melange Creperie
No. 87: Crab Daddy Bao at Fat Bao
No. 88: Sesame Soft Balls at Golden Dim Sum
No. 89: Porchetta e Fagioli at Giacomo's Cibo e Vino
No. 90: Uncle Daryl's Cake at The Chocolate Bar
No. 91: Lobster Cake Benedict at Sorrel Urban Bistro
No. 92: Homeroom at Bernie's Burger Bus
No. 93: Vuelve a la Vida Soup at Connie's Seafood
No. 94: Foie Gras Mac & Cheese at BRC Gastropub
No. 95: Sweet Potato Gnocchi at Brooklyn Athletic Club
No. 96: Chicken and Waffles at Adair Kitchen
No. 97: Soft Pretzel from Mongoose Versus Cobra
No. 98: Bulgogi Tacos with Kimchi at Chi'Lantro
No. 99: Almond Croissant at Phoenicia
No. 100: Bangkok Fries at Boheme

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Himalaya Restaurant & Catering

6652 Southwest Fwy, Houston, TX

Category: Restaurant

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Himalaya made the local news recently because of rodent droppings, food being stored at improper temperature, equipment and utensils being stored in unclean conditions, and other unclean kitchen conditions. Two of the six violations were repeat violations. See the Health Department's full report online dated February 12, 2014.

This establishment is a pit. The food is actually below average, there is zero ambience, poor service, inflated bills and an abusive, arrogant owner. Run, don;t walk to a better establishment. You have been warned. Do your research before deciding.


Yes, it's tilapia and still one of the best pieces of fish in town. Masala fish or fish hawa masala (green chili fish) with a side order if garlic naan is one if the most fundamentally satisfying meals in the city. This recommendation is spot-on.


Briny sea flavor from a freshwater (tilipia) fish?  OK...


Wish they would come to sampling events, I've heard good things about them.



ha, good catch. "Liquid Sea" is like that artificial smoke, imparting a briny, sea flavor even to chicken. 

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