Tibet Nepal House
36 E Holly Street,
Pasadena, CA 91103Neighborhood:
IndianPrice: $30 and under
Tibet Nepal House
- Dining Style: Casual Dining
- Website: http://www.tibetnepalhouse.com/
- Phone: (626) 585-0955
- Hours of Operation:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
All you can Eat Buffet
Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm
- Payment Options: MasterCard,Visa
- Cuisine: Indian
- Dress Code: Business Casual
- Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
- Additional Details: Delivery, Personal wines welcome, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine
- Cross Street: Electric Dr.
- Parking: Public Lot
- Parking Details: Tibet Nepal House will validate parking tickets if you park at:
the Parsons Lot, 75 N. Fair Oaks Ave., Pasadena, or One Colorado, 30 E. Union St., Pasadena.
90 minutes of free parking is available at 171 N. Raymond Ave., Pasadena
A word from Tibet Nepal House
Serving authentic Himalayan cuisine since 2001, Tibet Nepal House uses only the finest fresh herbs and spices to prepare delicious and healthy food for our guests. A sampling of herbs and spices common to Himalayan cooking are black and white cardamom, jimbu, garlic, ginger, cumin, coriander, nutmeg, cinnamon, ajwain, star anis, timboor, chili, turmeric, saffron, sesame seed, and mustard seed. Each of these contribute to the distinctive tastes and flavors of our traditional homeland foods, carefully prepared here at Tibet Nepal House Restaurant for your dining pleasure.Continued
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Tibet Nepal House reviews from OpenTable diners
7 reviews since July 23, 2014
- Ambiance3.7Noise LevelModerate
good for groups (4)neighborhood gem (4)fit for foodies (3)special occasion (3)great for lunch (2)great for brunch (1)late-night find (1)hot spot (1)Show More
- Did not honor reservationo0tushar0oVIPDined on 9/29/2014I reserved a table at 10pm but when my party reached the staff said they are already closed. I told them that they shouldn't let people reserve a table at a time when they are closed - they replied unapologetically that I should have checked their website for timings. I will obviously never go back there
- The following 27 reviews are from the Tibet Nepal House reviews archive.
- Excellent NepaleseJeffVIPDined on 5/20/2014I went to Tibet Nepal House with my wife, daughter, son-in-law and 10-month old grandchild. The atmosphere was very traditional and colorful, the service very good and the food was excellent, plus it was very reasonably priced. Some of the dishes were mild enough for a baby just starting to eat solid food, others were intense and spicy. Overall, we all enjoyed our meal and will be back again soon.Special Features:
- A good place for unique food,OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 2/14/2014A good place for unique food, but very slow service.Special Features:
- Okay, but nothing specialOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/8/2014I'm pretty sure "yak" is just the Tibetan name for "beef." The Yak Momo were perfectly edible, but nothing special. I've had much better dumplings in run-of-the-mill Asian restaurants. The entrees left nothing to complain about but nothing to particularly praise. Seasoning was on the bland side, though to be fair I'm not certain what constitutes the "standard" level of spice in Nepalese cuisine. Service for our party of seven was competent but perfunctory. In all, not what I would call a memorable night out in Pasadena.
- Great FindhappytastebudsDined on 12/25/2013I love the relaxed feel of this place - like a comfortable dining room in a friends home. I definitely would return to try more dishes. I have many friends that are vegan and vegetarians and this place accommodates then very nicely and me as well, being a carnivore. It can get pricey as everything is a la carte but must say worth it. I love that it is off the beaten path of Colorado Blvd and very close to the 210 frwy. It's a real win in location and restaurant.Special Features:
- Good placeGeorgeDined on 11/30/2013Food was good, a good place overall. Probably we would order some different things next time to explore more of the menu, since what we ordered was good but not exceptional. The momos were excellent.I would recommend this to a friend.
- Excellent, Flavorful, ReliableLarryMVIPDined on 9/8/2013I've been coming here for years and they never fail to impress.Special Features:I would recommend this to a friend.
- The food was very very goodOpenTable Diner Since 2006VIPDined on 1/31/2013The food was very very good - and seemed very authentic (never having been to Nepal/Tibet or the Himalayas) - they serve Yak! Many dishes were large enough for sharing. Great place to go if you love spicy food -although there are mild dishes on the menu as well. Very friendly service. Parking can be an issue - there is one small lot on the corner of Fair Oaks and Holly and street parking if you can get it.Special Features:
- A taste of the HimalayaOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/29/2012Looking to try something a little different we were intrigued by the menu. We started with the Chicken Momo (dumplings). They were served with a nicely seasoned achaar (dipping sauce). I elected to try the Yak Stew which included potatoes and nicely seasoned with Himalayan spices. The broth is what made this dish savory. My wife tried the Coconut Shrimp nicely seasoned in a creamy curry like sauce. Our dishes were accompanied with mixed fried rice with egg, lamb, chicken and vegetables. Normally I limit my intake of rice dishes but we were both racing to get the last bite. The service was very attentive and we were asked if the seasoning of our dishes was satisfactory. We are looking forward to trying other dishes when we return again.Special Features:
- One of our new favorite places.OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/20/2012One of our new favorite places. They have great menu selections which include vegan and vegetarian options. They offer take out and free delivery within a five mile radius. A relaxed feeling and the staff made us feel like we were part of the family.Special Features:
- They were out of lamb dumplingsRenataVIPDined on 8/28/2012They were out of lamb dumplings so I did the chicken. It was good but the fried rice was horrible. I took the leftovers but threw them out.
- It was the first time my wifeOpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 7/18/2012It was the first time my wife and I had Himalayan food and it was delicious. The spices in the meat and the flavor of the curry were just perfect for our taste buds. Great place to have something different but good.Special Features:
- Nice quiet place with lovely,OpenTable Diner Since 2011Dined on 6/8/2012Nice quiet place with lovely, spicy food. The sauce that accompanied the momo (dumplings) was rich and spicy and complemented the momo perfectly. We tried two naans and both were beautifully flaky. The vegetable curries had just the right amount of heat. The person who ordered the Himalayan spiced soup asked for spicy and it was a truly scorching, yet delicious. We haven't tried the lunch buffet yet, but it sounds like a real bargain. We plan to return to try more items. A tip: If you live in the area, they also deliver.Special Features:
- We loved this restaurant.CygnetVIPDined on 3/17/2012We loved this restaurant. Its design recalls trips to Tibet; its food is better--fresh, hot, well seasoned and suited to a range of western tastes. The vegetarian was imaginative, the chicken tandoori piping hot, the many types of naan more abundant than we'd ever seen. Plus the menu boasts beer from all over the region. The staff was accommodating to our big group. The price is right too. Try it out. Maybe you'll be braver than we and go for the yak.Special Features:
- I've liked this restaurantlrhrDined on 2/25/2012I've liked this restaurant before. The first couple times it was awesome. Then it was good. This time it was average. And the service terrible and glacially slow. this was my last time eating here.
- This was our first visit toMonicaVIPDined on 2/25/2012This was our first visit to Tibet Nepal House. We'll definitely be back. We loved the spices, the chicken we selected was fork tender and moist, and vegetables were cooked to perfection. We thoroughly enjoyed every bite.Special Features:
- Almost perfect dining experienceFantasticaDined on 2/14/2012Almost perfect dining experience except it took a bit long to get the bill.Special Features:
- Loved the food but it wasOpenTable Diner Since 2012Dined on 2/1/2012Loved the food but it was missrepresented as my friend ordered the Salmon and it said it didn't include anything and then it came with vegies. Also I would rather that they include the nam and a full meal rather than this and this and this. I don't like that approch. The food was greatSpecial Features:
- A wonderful journey to Tibet,DanielVIPDined on 1/4/2012A wonderful journey to Tibet, Nepal... through their mouth pleasing cuisine. Try everything on the menu over many visits. Each is a real taste pleaser. And the service is wonderfully refreshing too.Special Features:
- This authentic, small restaurantNonameDined on 1/2/2012This authentic, small restaurant is true to its roots. Flavorful and abundant food in a surrounding that is respectful (prayer wheels and a sitting Buddha)while also good for conversing.Special Features:
- I took my parents and out-of-townOpenTable Diner Since 2004VIPDined on 1/1/2012I took my parents and out-of-town cousins to this spot as they've never had Tibetan or Nepali food, but love South Asian cuisine. We had the chicken momos. We ordered things to be spicy and we were not disappointed. Things were not as greasy as they often are at Indian restaurants, and my family really enjoyed the food. The Masala Chai pot was perfect, too, and we sweetened it to our liking.Special Features:
- Our first experience withThomVIPDined on 12/25/2011Our first experience with Tibet/Himalayan food. We enjoyed the experience.
- The Tibetan repertoire wasrlsbDined on 11/26/2011The Tibetan repertoire was overshadowed by an abundance of Indian cuisine. The food was tasty, but I was somewhat disappointed that the number of truly Tibetan offerings was limited.
- Service was friendly and weDisappointingDined on 11/16/2011Service was friendly and we ordered an array of food which were all good.Special Features:
- The all-you-can-eat buffetNancyAllysaVIPDined on 11/12/2011The all-you-can-eat buffet is good for the price but I think their regular menu is tastier. I personally like the Lamb Saag--it's like curry without all the spiciness--if you're into that. The price is reasonable and it's a nice little hole-in-the-wall restaurant. Dinner can get hectic so make reservations. Lunch is generally quiet.
- An interesting change of pace.DonnaDined on 10/29/2011An interesting change of pace. Disappointed in the daal as it was very watery and had hardly any flavor. Naan and mixed tandoori plate were very good as were the yak dumplings. My husband was chastised for asking for ice tea refills and told that they only refilled twice. Since the glass was 3/4 ice, there was not that much to begin with.
- Food did not meet my expectations,OpenTable Diner Since 2009VIPDined on 9/25/2011Food did not meet my expectations, curry was too greasy for us and tended to be tough.
- The service was excellent,OpenTable Diner Since 2007Dined on 9/18/2011The service was excellent, and the food...wonderful curry dishes, and the mint chicken is just divine.Special Features: