Himalaya Restaurant Opening Soon in Thousand Oaks

Himalaya Restaurant opened its first location in Ventura County, at 35 W. Main Street in Ventura, in 2011. It has since garnered a solid 4 1/2 star Yelp rating with over 375 reviews, Himalaya serves cuisine from Nepal, India and Tibet.

And lo and behold, soon we will have our very own Himalaya at 720 Thousand Oaks Boulevard, Thousand Oaks (at Clay Ct.). (Does that location sound familiar? That's because it was the home of Gino's Trattoria, a Thousand Oaks fixture from August 1996 until it closed its doors in November 2015.)

Himalaya means "abode of snow." The Himalyan mountain range separates India from the Tibetan Plateau and includes over 100 mountains over 23,000 feet tall!

The menu at Himalaya sounds great and and is very affordable, with lunch specials, both vegetarian (like paneer tikka masala) and non-vegetarian (like chicken shahi karma), priced at $8.95, including soup of the day, a side dish, rice and mango chutney.

Owners indicate they are targeting an opening date this coming weekend. Follow their Facebook page at www.facebook.com/himalayacuisine for updates or visit www.himalayacuisine.com.

UPDATE: They indeed are now open.

Thanks to Jonathan Stewart for the heads up. Stewart, a local photographer, has traveled extensively to Nepal and you can see some of his outstanding work at www.jonathanstewartphotos.com/Featured-Albums/Nepal-Tibetans-of-Upper-Dolpo.