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Bangkok Restaurants

Himali Cha Cha

Updated 03/14/2013

Fodor's Review

Cha Cha, who cooked for Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru, died in 1996, but his recipes live on and are prepared with equal ability by his son Kovit. The tandoori chicken is locally famous, but the daily specials, precisely explained by the staff, are usually too intriguing to pass up. The breads and the mango lassi (yogurt drinks) are delicious. The northern Indian cuisine includes garlic naan and cheese naan, served with various dishes—the mutton tandoori is particularly good. The typical Indian-themed decor sets the scene for this oldie but goodie. A branch on Convent Soi in Silom serves similar food in a more spacious dining area.

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1229/11 Charoen Krung (New Rd.), Bangkok, 10500, Thailand

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02-235–1569; 02-630–6358

Updated 03/14/2013


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May 31, 2009

Tasty and reasonable price

The best Indian food and very reasonable price. If you are looking for tasty Indian food in Bangkok try Himali Cha Cha at Sukumvit 31. Try the Chicken tika and Cheese naan. Fantastic!

By Lance

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Jun 13, 2005

The Tradition Tries To Live On

Fodors stated that the tradition lives on by the wife preparing the food. Nothing can be further from the truth. The restaurant and the branches that have been added are owned and managed by the son. After being a customer for more than 25 years, I have seen the quality of both the food and the service decrease. This is unfortunate because the original location on Charoekrung used to be one of the best examples of North Indian cuisine in Thailand.

Now there are many better Indian restaurants to enjoy. I think that trying to open many locations and not being there to concentrate on the quality that the original restaurant once offered has made the restaurant suffer. I still have some great memories.

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By Lee

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Apr 8, 2001

Better than anything in the USA

I first tried this restaurant in 1996 just after the founder died. It was great then but I doubted that it would continue. I tried it again in March 2001 and found that it hadn't changed at all. They will even make up dishes that aren't on the menu with no advance notice.

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