Himalayan Peak is a fun, fully licensed, Indian restaurant located atop SFU's Burnaby Mountain Campus within the UniverCity Residential Community. Specializing in North Indian Cuisine with a healthy assortment of fusion dishes and an all-you-can eat lunch buffet. Atmosphere is best described as contemporary, casual, Indian.
If you live near SFU or work by here, this is definitely a spot to not miss. Working near here makes Himalayan a good lunch option. One of my coworkers presented me this place and after coming here a couple of times, it has become a staple. The lunch menu is great, $12 for the buffet. And for the price, it is actually really good. I really like how they make their chicken curry, and the naans never fail to disappoint. Service could use a little improvement though.
Good place for lunch at SFU!
I like their buffet since it has a variety of good eats and currys. It is reasonable price but sometimes out of my lunch budget - $12 + tax and tip.
They have a Value menu which has a bunch of good food items for around the $7 mark. The must try item is the Naanwich sandwich. It has two pieces of naan bread with chicken or cheese and grilled veggies in it.- sometimes I crave it when I am studying.
The food is top quality and always tastes fresh.
The staff are mainly students and I haven't had a bad experience with service.
One of my favorite places and the best at SFU.
Negatives: Kitchen closes kind of early - around 9pm.
Saturday was a beautiful evening so my wife and i headed up to Burnaby mountain to try this great indian restaurant we heard so much about. And, WOW, the food was amazing, ... I had the tiger prawn curry and three very nice Kingfisher beers. Fortunately, my wife drove.
I ordered a great dessert too which was a small cheese cake patti in this delicious cream sauce. I definitely plan on going back.
Staff is has always been friendly and the food has been good and satisfies my craving for Indian. The curry dishes are my regular choices, in particular the lamb and the curried aloo-gobi (potato and cauliflower).
The only downside: There is a long wait for Tandoori items from the tandoori oven, so ask how long it will take. And, they don't have draught beer.
Beer specials are actually pretty cheap with a good selection and go well with Lamb Vindaloo and garlic naan.
SFU student here - what i have always hated is that the food on the hill is either cheap and bad or expensive and average. How many subs can one man eat?
I gave Himalayan Peak a try and it is pretty good (good enough to get me to write about it here) - very good indian food and good food in general. It is actually good value too. Their lunch buffet is better than most buffets I have eaten at and costs about $10 to take out - not bad (I am using a foot long sub as a comparison tool). Only complaint, Butter chicken is only on Wednesdays and Mondays in the buffet.
When I really want to eat on the cheap they have a value menu between $5 to $7. The Naan wich tandoori chicken sandwich is awesome!!! A must try. Beer is cheap too - about $3 and change for bottles.
Down side: TV is small for watching games, no draft beer.
Up side: Food is awesome and cheap. Staff is friendly and don't pressure you if you just want to sit and have a beer and watch tv.
More places like this are need on campus.
I decided to try the Himalayan Peak after a co-worker recommended it.
My wife and I thoroughly enjoyed our dinner and it was better value than I had anticipated.
The food was delicious, hot and sizzling when we ordered it - a bit of a wait to get to our table but I did enjoy everything. The butter chicken was my favourite, not too spicy and not sweet like I have tried at other restaurants (I hate it when it is sweet). The Lamb kababs were tender and juicy with lots of flavour.
The restaurant itself is nice with a very warm feeling, unfortunately it was too cool to use the patio that day and they didn't have patio heaters, but perhaps another night.
Staff was friendly and helpful in making suggestions. Value on the dinner selections was pretty good - but they had really cheap drinks, appetisers (two samossas in chick pea sauce) was also cheap, and desserts were also relatively a good value.
I'd go to far as to say it was a perfect meal. I'll re-visit it again.
I really enjoyed the food although it was a bit spicy for me. The vegetarian selection was much larger than I had expected, which was a welcome change. The lentil falafel type balls in butter cream sauce were my favorite dish and I we also enjoyed the chilli paneer served on long grain rice.
Service was very friendly and the server guided me through the menu and put up quite pleasantly with my questions.
The location is beautiful although a bit hard to find. Definitely worth a try.
I booked a milestone birthday here for 20+ people. The owner was very friendly and accomodating compared to other indian places around town.
The food was excellent - all the guest comments very postive.
The food was hot and tasty, the naan was hot & fresh.
The service was polite and organized.
They have a great patio outside where you can see/hear the waterfall in the plaza beside the restaurant.
It's a shame more people don't know about this place. We were so pleased with our party, we really want this place to do well.
We'll be back to try the other items on the menu!
On the positives,
Great food with lots of flavor, and the service we had was great. Value is good and probably a bit on the cheaper side from most.
I really enjoyed the curry dishes - especially the lamb curry and the peas curry.
On the negative sides:
I bit hard to find, being up at SFU - but well worth looking for.
One of our Naan breads was a bit burnt but the server got me a fresh one and didn't charge me and was very nice and quick about it.
I look forward to going back.
Discovered an Indian Restaurant up at SFU - it is amazing what they have up there now, considering when I was a student there was nothing!
The place had great food and a good beer selection. I enjoyed a Butter chicken and a Curried Spinach dish which was even better than the Butter Chicken. The dishes were served with either rice or nan bread - Indian rice is very good but the nan bread was fluffy and soaked up my tasty butter chicken sauce nicely. Other than that, food was fresh and steaming when it came to us.
Service was good and staff was friendly.
Value was very reasonable, my dining companion and I were stuffed at the end of dinner and dishes were approximately $10-$12 if I recall. Drinks were also very reasonably priced.
I would recommend and go back again!
This place is my favorite Indian Restaurant in Vancouver
I used to come here as an SFU student but I venture up the mountain about once a month or two.
Their butter chicken is the best that I have had - slightly tangy and not sweet. And my vegetarian wife has a lot to choose from so she always happy to visit.
The value is pretty good for Vancouver standards most dishes are between $10-$12 dollars - and served with rice or naan bread.
The buffet is only at lunch so I don't get a chance to dig in like I used to but for dinner my favorites are the Lamb Vindaloo, Butter Chicken, Spinach and Paneer cheese, garlic naans, and Ice Cream Himalayan mud pie. No complaints on service after about 30 trips and it is nice that their is a mix of regular staffers and SFU student types working.
The atmosphere is warm and nice and the patio at night is a good place to come for a quiet dinner (although it rains a lot at SFU even in the summer).
This is one of my must trys
I visit HP weekly for my Friday night take out and always enjoy the food. I like trying new things so I think I have ordered everything off the menu at least twice.
Nothing bad on the menu and my favorites include: Paneer Chili, Chili Chicken, Prawn Curry, and the garlic naan, and for dessert they have a great ice-cream mud pie.
The only dish I haven't liked is the soya curry, which had a strange texture, I'm just not a fan of soya I guess. And, I don't believe it is on the menu anymore.
Beer selection is actually quite good for when I dine in. Kingfisher beer is a strong suggestion when eating Indian curries.
Service is always excellent which next to the food is the biggest selling feature.
Enjoyed this place three times - twice for lunch and once for dinner.
Staff was very friendly and warm - the place looks nice
Taste and Value: Fortunately both are good.
Try the Lamb curry with Spinach Naan delicious.
There are lots of vegetarian options which is nice since my wife is a vegetarian. We ordered these cheese kebabs that came served on a sizzler they were also very good and came with the most delicious mint chutney.
Lunch buffet is quite the treat - full salad bar with lots of variety on the indian dishes veggie and non veggie - Everything was very fresh tasting too. On Friday's they have a great tomato fish curry - never tried anything like it - quite good.
Complaints - the buffet contains fresh naan bread so sometimes it is empty between fill ups - on a busy day you might have to wait a few minutes. I like seafood and there were only 3 seafood dishes. Other than that - good I would go back.
I went up to Himalayan Peak with my office for a birthday party at lunch. They have a great buffet and serve real Naan bread in their buffet and not store bought pre-packaged pita/naan.
The curries were rich and tasted authentic (I lived in India for 10 years).
A nice touch to the buffet was the salad bar which I haven't seen before.
It was a bit lively at lunch with the buffet line up snaking around the restaurant. However, it added to the meal even though it meant waiting for a fill up.
Went back at least 8-10 times for dinner.
1) Tandoori Chicken - with rice and raita (indian yogurt)
2) Allo Gobi - with Garlic Naan (Cauliflower and potato dish)
3) Lamb Keema Curry - ground lamb in a curry sauce (ordered fresh naan)
- Authentic fresh food
- Nice Ambiance (modern but indian'ísh)
- Good value.
Ran out of Indian beer when I was there - but had a good selection of domestic and euro beers.
I wish they served Raita with each entree (you have to order it on the side)
Food is worth a try.
Great food here - I enjoyed the tandoori chicken and the curried spinach dish with cubes of indian cheese. It was so good. I followed advice and had the garlic naan which was delicious.
For drinks I enjoyed a manjo yogurt smoothie - it was great especially with the heat from the tandoori chicken, a nice combo.
Only complaints, parking isn't free but there is free 20 minute parking stalls and I parked for an hour without any problems - it was a saturday night.
I would go back!!!
Didn't expect to find this Indian restaurant up at SFU - tucked away in the corner of the campus. It is a great little find: The value was pretty good - with entrees served with really fluffy nann and martini drink specials also very cheap. The Tandoori chicken was very fresh and sizzling when it got to my table - and very juicy. The decor is modern and nice enough to comfortably enjoy dine-in. The vegetable dishes that we ordered - Cauliflower, and chick peas were delicious with lots of fresh cilantro topped on the dishes.
Only complaint - we ordered some yogurt side and they charged (pretty minor - I think I am just being cheap ha ha) Food was great though!
Himalayan Peak is the best food on burnaby mountain by far! We love indian food and so are very pleased that it has come up here, where food choices (especially dine in) are so limited.
I have eaten indian cuisine at dozens of restaurants around the lower mainland, and this restaurant meets or exceeds the best of them. The food is so wonderful, my favourites are of course the butter chicken, fish curry, and the okra. The spinach naan is to die for!
The lunch buffet is great, with a rotating menu throughout the week. It can get quite packed at times but the wait has never been more than 5-10 minutes for me to get a seat.
I highly recommend Himalayan Peak, it is a must when at Burnaby Mountain or even if you're looking for a drive, a little scenery, and some great great food!
Great Indian food here! I went up a few times with some friends and we all enjoyed it. The atmosphere is nice and trendy without being pretentious and the service was fast and friendly without being annoying.
As for the dishes I ordered:
Chicken pakoras (spelling?) - These little Indian batter fried Chicken nuggets. Very good and they came with a great tasting sauce, I think it was tamarind. The pakoras went Great with the beer buckets we had along with dinner.
For the mains we had the Indian Cheese and curried peas dish... which was great (But I would recommend having it with rice instead of the naan bread - it is easier to eat that way). However, the Lamb curry was the best, it was so good that I wanted to go back the next day and order it again. The Naan bread was fluffy and fresh... I've had bad experiences with hard and chewy naan at other places.
My friends and I shared the Mango Berry Cheese cake which was also awesome.
While we were there the table next to us ordered a plate of sizzling tandoori chicken that looked so good that we ordered one to go after dinner.
This is place is great when you need real Indian and really good food.
I was surprised to see some negative reviews of this restaurant because I have been going there ever since they opened and I love it. I am a Prof at SFU and visit the restaurant at least once a week…all I can say is that everything about the food and service is great. The Tandoori Chicken is the juiciest I have ever had... just to let you know, I'm from England where I have had more than enough Indian curries and tandoori dishes to compare to. Perhaps it is out of the price range of some students... but then again, I was at Red Robin on the weekend and the entrees at Himalayan Peak are only a couple of dollars more than a burger at Red Robin. And, I must say that they are cheaper than most Indian restaurants because at most places you have to order naan bread separately… add two dollars to the entrée price! The food quality is always top rate and you can tell the food is freshly prepared.
Needless to repeat, every dish I've had has been great and so is the service. They added a new rice dish called "Lamb Briyani" which is a favorite of both my wife and I. The buffet spread is always fresh and enticing but the restaurant does get very busy at lunch so I only go if I have reservations.
In fact, I would say that is in my top three favorite restaurants in Burnaby.
With a location right in the middle of a university holding thousands of poor students going by, this place has missed the mark completely.
I came here with a friend one late night at school and figured we'd try this place out. Big Mistake. From the outside, the place looks clean, and tidy, which is true for the inside as well.
The problem is with the kitchen. It took over an hour from when we ordered our meals for it to come out. There were 3 tables at the time, so it's not because they were busy. I was so hungry by that time, that I finished every morsel of the curry plate before the waitress even came back to ask if everything was okay. The portions were so small, you'd think it was a just an appetizer from a French Restaurant. Adding insult to injury, we were contemplating going next door to get donairs on the way out.
Expensive, tiny portions, Painfully SLOW kitchen service. Avoid if possible.