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Vimala's Curryblossom Cafe

431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
+1 919-929-3833
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  • Excellent58%
  • Very good25%
  • Average13%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
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Reviewed 4 weeks ago

I really wanted to love the food here for a variety of reasons (they do many good things for the community) but I did not. We ordered the vegetable curry, the portion of which was so very small -literally 4 or 5 spoonfuls- which consisted...More

Thank debnala
Reviewed 22 March 2018

I have now tried both Cholinad and Vimala. . Incredibly authentic food and the best service ever. Vimala Rajendran personally comes out to serve and speak with you. Along with her husband and the entire staff, they cater to your every wish. Vimala is hands...More

Thank Loandiner
Reviewed 26 February 2018 via mobile

This beautiful gem is marked in a courtyard off Franklin St. Today was cool and rainy and the Anno chicken curry was exactly what i needed. Just the right amount of spice to warm my sockless feet and just the right amount to fill me....More

1  Thank Lyneah M
Reviewed 6 February 2018

It's always nice to find a place that gives you spice when you ask for spice. The cooking here is always excellent. I've never been disappointed.

Thank SeanW301
Reviewed 4 January 2018

You have to go to Vimala's. Great food, friendly and outstanding service. Choice of Vegeterian or meat.

Thank Nazmin A
Reviewed 13 November 2017 via mobile

Missing yesterday's dinner of Kofta curry garlic and very delicious spinach naan, veggie samosas & vegetable pakoras were a great start!

1  Thank TheVeganGiant
Reviewed 10 November 2017

Nobody who lives in or visits Chapel Hill should miss Vimala's, at least once, if not a regular habit. Don't wait, just go and visit! Why? Two reasons: 1. You will not find better tasting, more authentic Indian food anywhere. Vimala is real, Vimala cares...More

1  Thank Zemo T
Reviewed 29 October 2017

I gave this restaurant a 2 a few weeks ago when we got take out while in Chapel Hill. We gave it another try this past week when we were back in the area because we had heard others speak so highly and love Indian...More

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 11 September 2017

Ordered Tandori chicken--dry thigh meat, nicely seasoned, but overcooked. Menu said breast, was thigh...disappointing. Chicken curry was ok, nothing special....samosas were ok also...nothing special and very, very small portions for the cost. We got take-out and we could not believe how little food was given...More

Thank LEANC1965
Reviewed 7 September 2017 via mobile

Delicious food. Lovely outdoor courtyard. Convenient parking lot. The best part is supporting a business that is so giving to others and the community. Thank you Visalia for being such a good person.

Thank crummelhart
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Response from RainbeauReiki | Reviewed this property |
Yes yes yes. Take it home. Enjoy!!!!
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14 February 2017|
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Response from LonestarSpartan | Reviewed this property |
Absolutely, they do a tremendous amount of take out business.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids
Open Hours
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
11:30 AM - 9:00 PM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 431 W Franklin St, Chapel Hill, NC 27516-2319
  • Location: United States  >  North Carolina (NC)  >  Chapel Hill
  • Phone Number: +1 919-929-3833
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