Mount Everest Restaurant

4.1
47 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
Located in the heart of Berkeley, Mount Everest Restaurant offers authentic, organic, delicious Indian and Napalese cuisine. Enjoy watching your food be prepared in our open kitchen, where we pay attention to every detail while cooking you the best Indian food in town. Come in and see for yourself! Currently taking online reservations for dinner served daily.
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1 review
Dined on March 16, 2019
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 4

Only take away to dinner was I presented a $50 food certificate and they only gave me $45 off the bill. They said it’s due to taxes but it should have been deducted from pretax total. Food was good service was very attentive for a Saturday night dinner rush. I would go back and recommend to friends and family. They have great Nepal beers.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on March 2, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 1ambience 3

Despite having a reservation, we waited 15 minutes to be seated. Then, after we ordered the food over 40 minutes until the dinner and appetizers were served.

Overall the food was good. However, I will not go again due to the poor service

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San Francisco
10 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2019
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

The main reason I'm not giving 5 stars is because cold air was blowing on us the entire meal and I had to wear my coat while dining. I noticed others doing that as well.
Both food and service was great. We particularly enjoyed the Daal Maakhani with black lentils instead of the usual yellow. Wonderful nutty flavor.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2019
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 4

Hair in food , fatty meat, salty lamb. Service was just okay .

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k
San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 5ambience 4

This is our second visit to Mt. Everest and it definitely does not disappoint! We chose this restaurant in the past due to its close proximity to The Berkeley Playhouse and decided to visit again. The food is delicious and the service great! The restaurant opens at 4:30 which makes it convenient if you have an early show time and would like to have dinner beforehand. It is also walking distance from the theater.

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1 review
Dined on October 19, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 4

This place was great b/c it's walking distance to Playhouse & parking was not difficult. I don't understand why so many Indian restaurants have dry chicken in their dishes. Chicken Vindaloo, etc. big chunks of dry chicken meat. Is it sitting under a heat lamp ? Food was disappointing. Amazing that a restaurant cannot fix this issue with dry bland tasting chicken!

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AW
1 review
Dined on September 7, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We had a party of 16 - everything went very smooth - food was very tasty.

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j
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on June 29, 2018
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 5

It was the perfect place to meet up with friends for dinner. We all enjoy Indian food, so it was perfect. Really good food and generous portions made this the best place for our get together.

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m
San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Unique and flavorful food. A little understaffed and slow. Parking is difficult. Nice size- big enough for a group of 8 but not noisy. Clean and nice but not luxury.

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OT
San Francisco
27 reviews
Dined on April 1, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Thought we would try a new place. We were not disappointed.

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T
San Francisco
4 reviews
Dined on October 28, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Good Variety of food, generous portions, Nice selection of Indian as well as Nepalese dishes.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on March 18, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Indian food. Fast service. Well priced.

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HH
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on March 11, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Charming and family-friendly eatery with delicious, reasonably priced food. Great vegetarian choices and yummy chicken tikka.

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DR
San Francisco
8 reviews
Dined on September 21, 2016
Overall 3food 1service 3ambience 1

It has been several years since I last ate at this restaurant. I had enjoyed it very much in the past. This time the food was simply awful. There was little flavor, even the naan was horrid. I will not be back and would certainly not recommend it to anyone. The one edible item was the Samosa.

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DC
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on September 9, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

This was our first time at Mt. Everest, and we had an excellent experience!
We got our table quickly, staff was very friendly and attentive, and the food was excellent. The tandoori chicken was spectacular. Very moist, very flavorful, and not too spicy.
We'll go back soon.

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OT
San Francisco
2 reviews
Dined on July 31, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Excellent Indian food! Will definitely be back.

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KV
Washington DC
45 reviews
Dined on May 18, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

Right on Telegraph near UC Berkeley. Nice variety. Good service. Big portions of freshly made food. Very happy with the quality. Extremely reasonably priced. Perfect for a group and there is plenty to share.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall 4food 5service 3ambience 4

Delicious, good presentation, pretty empty and at 5:30 on a Sunday despite being on Telegraph Ave.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on February 11, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

The food, background music, and motif really set the stage for a wonderful "Himalayan" feast. The service was excellent as was all of the freshly prepared offerings ranging from no hot spice to very hot; your choice. Also great for kids since they can make the dishes not overly spiced. Had a memorable dinner before "The Berkeley Playhouse" showing of "Bridges: The Musical" (also 5* by the way). Try both of them for a perfect night out!

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T
San Francisco
12 reviews
Dined on November 21, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 5

Very enjoyable place. The servers are great and food very good. We enjoyed chatting with our server about Nepal. If you like spicy, you will love their hot sauces, delicious and hot.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 7, 2015
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

I love the Indian spiced tea, and chicken Tikka Masala; and they always keep your water glass full!

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San Francisco
20 reviews
Dined on November 4, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

The dishes were tasty without being too hot, but there was too much salt used in all the dishes.

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San Francisco
11 reviews
Dined on October 17, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Chicken Momo dumplings were excellent and 8 is plenty for $10, good value.

Lamb Korma was fantastic, incredible flavor from the blended spices and long simmer.

Special deep fried zucchini appetizer was pretty good but wouldn't order again.

Palak Paneer a big miss! Frozen spinach in a watery tomato type sauce (a dull dark green color) and homemade cheese curd was not flavorful. Couldn't get past the nasty stringy frozen spinach taste and texture... not the beautiful bright green and creamy type we expected.

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San Francisco
69 reviews
Dined on May 26, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 5

A lot of the dishes are similar to things I've seen at Indian places, but several were quite novel. The beverages were very good, especially the spiced ginger-lime and rose-berry-lemon coolers. The Kukhura Ko Sekuwa (a tandoori chicken dish) and the Malai Kofta were also particularly good. Also, the honey naan is interesting -- having something a bit sweet is a nice counter-balance to the spicy food. Everything was very reasonably priced, given the size of the dishes.

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Chicago
2 reviews
Dined on January 10, 2015
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Very good food

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r
San Francisco
5 reviews
Dined on December 22, 2014
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

This is a great place to go for authentic Nepalese and Indian cuisine-- all the dishes that we tried were delicious and well-flavored! I have spent months before living in different parts of India, and can say that everything here is quite comparable (and the Nepalese chicken momos are a must to try).

The restaurant is well decorated, and the service was excellent- servers were responsive and accommodating to our tastes. We came early during a quiet evening, hence the restaurant wasn't noisy at all.

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LG
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on November 9, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 3

Although this restaurant doesn't look like much from the outside, it's a real gem. The inside is decorated nicely, and the servers are friendly and accommodating. But it's really the food that stands out -- it's really great! My friend and I tried that Nepali specialities, and they didn't disappoint. I can't wait to bring my family here the next time we're in Berkeley!

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DO
San Francisco
7 reviews
Dined on August 20, 2014
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 4

The food was amazing the service was very good if I lived within the delivery area this would be a favorite on my phone list.

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LE
Los Angeles
13 reviews
Dined on May 16, 2014
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 3

We booked a reservation last minute via open table for 10 people. When we arrived the restaurant was already busy and they seemed surprised when we were there but quickly jumped into gear setting up a large table. The service was excellent, the food arrived was very good and arrived quickly. We had a lovely evening, we would definitely go back if we are in the Berkeley area.

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S
San Francisco
15 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2014
Overall 1food 2service 1ambience 1

My chicken dumplings were good, but my companions' dishes were lacking in substance; a few small pieces of meat floating in sauce.
The service was poor in that my dish arrived after my husband finished his, I ended up bringing half of mine home. I think the worst part is the poor ventilation; my hair and sweater stank of pungent spices and oil, I ended up washing my cloth and took a shower even after driving home with my window down in the cold night air to get rid of the smell. Though the spices tasted and smelled good while eating, I didn't want to smell like my dinner. More candles or better lighting; we had to use our iPhone to read the menu.

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N
Los Angeles
36 reviews
Dined on July 2, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 4ambience 4

Went there while up North...really liked it. The food was rich in flavour but was a tad salty for my tastes. Otherwise excellent.

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San Francisco
1 review
Dined on April 18, 2013
Overall 5food 4service 5ambience 4

If you order 'mild for children' it actually *is* 'mild for children'

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San Francisco
17 reviews
Dined on February 23, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 2

Food makes up for so-so atmosphere.

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MF
San Francisco
320 reviews
Dined on February 17, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Knowledgable staff with large portions of food we knew little about. Will go again

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KT
San Francisco
57 reviews
Dined on January 23, 2013
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Excellent food. Attentive service.
Good prices.

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on November 17, 2012
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 4

Reservation wasn't even addressed. Could've walked in. Food was good. Server gave us 3 dishes when we only ordered 2 and swe'd ordered 3. It's all good in the neighborhood. We enjoyed the food and had lunch with the leftovers. Real Gold beer is a trip!!!

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San Francisco
3 reviews
Dined on September 16, 2012
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 2

Decent Indian.... the Nepalese elements where good.

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O
San Francisco
24 reviews
Dined on June 15, 2012
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 3

Indian food in the Bay Area has been getting much better in the last few years, and this place is raising the bar even higher. The "Kurauni Jhinge" special (prawns with milky almond coconut gravy) was extraordinary, and the Navratan Korma was rich and flavorful. The special naan (stuffed with coconut, cashew, raisin and cherry) was light, yummy, and crispy with no burnt spots, and the drinks (a lemonade and a lassi) were delicious and as beautiful as fancy cocktails.

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San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on May 6, 2012
Overall 3food 4service 4ambience 3

Delicious Indian and Nepalese food.

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b
San Francisco
48 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2012
Overall 2food 2service 1ambience 2

The service was really slow - REALLY slow. The food wasn't that great - it was fine but nothing I would go back for.

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