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About 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.

36 E Holly Street,
Pasadena, CA 91103
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Dining Style:
Casual Dining

Cuisines:
Indian

Hours of Operation:


Champagne Brunch:
Saturday & Sunday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Lunch:
All you can Eat Buffet

Monday - Friday: 11:30am - 3:00pm

Dinner:
Sunday - Thursday: 5:00pm - 10:00pm
Friday & Saturday: 5:00pm - 11:00pm

Cross Street:
Electric Dr.

Dress Code:
Business Casual

Price Range:
$30 and under

Payment Options
MasterCard, Visa

Phone Number:
(626) 585-0955

Website:
http://www.tibetnepalhouse.com/

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

Additional:
BYO Wine, Corkage Fee, Delivery, Takeout, Weekend Brunch, Wine

Tibet Nepal House Ratings and Reviews

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4.1

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3.9

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3.7

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4.1

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Moderate

90% would recommend it to a friend

Neighborhood Gem (78)
Fit for Foodies (61)
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Kid-friendly (18)
Special Occasion (11)
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Romantic (10)
Casual (7)
Authentic (6)
Late-night Find (6)
Good Vegetarian Options (5)
Creative Cuisine (4)
Worth the Drive (4)
Hot Spot (3)
Healthy (2)
Outstanding Value (2)
Quiet Conversation (2)
Fun (2)
Afternoon Tea (1)
Vegan (1)
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Good for a Date (1)
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·Dined on July 22, 2017

A Casual Plus Experience
I was not planning on getting the buffet, but my date did so I followed suit. It was small but offered a fair number of options, with a few vegetarian options (a seasoned Broccoli, Aloo Gobi (Potato and cauliflower), Daal (Lentils), steamed white rice), several others with animal protein, such as Chicken Tikka Masala, Chicken Curry, etc. Everything was tasty without being bland, like many buffets are. I like 'medium' spice in Indian restaurants, and this was a little shy of that, but not as mild as some places I have eaten.
The seating is comfortable, but it is all small tables, no booths. The water glass I used had a noticeable chip out of the base, but wasn't worth hassling anyone over.
The servers checked on us frequently and filled our glasses as often.
I ordered the Apricot Naan because I had seen it online on the menu and I love apricot anything. It was yummy, almost a dessert :) Too bad I am allergic to mango so I could not try it with the mango chutney it is served with.

Tags: Casual, Worth the Drive, Great for Lunch, Healthy
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 4, 2017

Great variety of dishes with subtle differences from Indian menus. Wide a la carte selection as well as buffet at a great value. Service is friendly and attentive.

Tags: Creative Cuisine, Great for Lunch, Good Vegetarian Options, Authentic
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 (New York Area)·Dined on April 8, 2017

We ordered several dishes to sample a range, but three of them seemed to have exactly the same sauces, despite different descriptions. We asked for spicy, but the food still seemed a bit bland. We will go again but next time ask for extra spicy. Staff was attentive, despite what I read in previous reviews and it was a busy Saturday night.

Tags: Casual
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 (Atlanta)·Dined on February 13, 2017

Great - but small - Northern Indian restaurant

Food is delicious

I eat here whenever I come into Pasadena for business

The yak momo dumplings with dipping sauce are a great appetizer to share

Much less vinegar in the recipes than other Indian restaurants - and I like this style

If you like it extra hot, just ask and they accommodate without making it so hot/spicy that the flavors cannot be tasted

If you like Indian food this is a place to try

Tags: Authentic, Quiet Conversation, Casual, Worth the Drive, Good Vegetarian Options
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 3, 2017

Have come here to this restaurant many times. Been here for over 16 yrs. Excellent food prepared authentically. Great ambience.

Tags: Outstanding Value, Authentic, Fit for Foodies, Casual
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 16, 2017

Took my landlords out for lunch. Was looking for an Indian place and Tibet Nepal House's timings and buffet option was the most convenient.

The food was great, simple Indian food the way it should be.

Service is always great here. The team is friendly and accommodating.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 6, 2017

Food was less than mediocre. Good portions but bland and not tasty.

Tags: Vegan
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on December 27, 2016

Had reservations at 9:45 PM. Arrived at 9:30 but they had closed the kitchen. Completely unapologetic. A very disappointing experience.

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 (Palm Springs)·Dined on November 26, 2016

What an amazing restaurant. Its like no place else , the flavors are unique and consistently delicious. Ask about the " world's best beer"I think it may be just that.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on October 1, 2016

Saturday evening was so understaffed it took nearly an hour to get our food.

Tags: Good Vegetarian Options, Fit for Foodies
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 6, 2016

Amazing food service can be improved and it would be great gem restaurant

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 22, 2016

Bad service. Food was bland.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 1, 2016

Good food, portions on smaller side, yak is good

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 (San Francisco)·Dined on April 28, 2016

Several vegetarian options offered at lunch. It was all delicious...perhaps too delicious; it was tough to resist taking second helpings from the buffet. The kheer was only lightly sweetened, which I very much liked. Self-serve at lunch, but the food was replenished and plates cleared promptly.

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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 2, 2016

The food is really not that good. I would not recommend this restaurant.... My honest opinion and I am a real food lover.

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 (Sacramento)·Dined on March 3, 2016

Only my second time eating Nepalese food and it was fun and healthy. I didn't try the Yak; maybe next time. The vegetables were prepared perfectly. The spices were interesting and the meal filling. I would highly recommend this place if you like southern Asian cuisine. They have an extensive selection of Vgean dishes as well .

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2016

Really flavorful dishes and well-priced. We'll definitely come back!

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vip
 (Washington DC)·Dined on February 14, 2016

We were staying in nearby old Pasadena and found Tibet Nepal House. The menu is diverse and has many options for vegetarians. Everyone tried something new and we were all pleased with the meals. We would go back in we were in Pasadena again.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on January 10, 2016

There needs to be more wait staff and cooks, as we waited for half an hour just for bread.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 16, 2015

This was the second time we here and it wasn't as good as our first meal. We would, however, try it again as their menu is an interesting one.

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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 (San Francisco)·Dined on September 18, 2015

After reading about Tibetan Nepal House in a magazine, we decided to give it a try on a recent visit to Pasadena. The people are so lovely and the food was really interesting.
Nepalese cuisine is definitely distinct from Indian, and very delicious. The flat breads were great. Ask your server for recommendations. We had vegetable curries, lamb, and salads. Wonderful with a very pleasant atmosphere. The place was packed, make a reservation. It’s obviously popular with the locals.

Tags: Hot Spot, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 14, 2015

Been there several times before. Unique and delicious food. Similar to Indian food. The service has been always friendly and attentive.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on August 7, 2015

I really enjoy this restaurant. I've been here on many occasions, day and night, and it consistently delivers quality.

Tags: Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on July 3, 2015

Went here for a double date! The food was sooo good. Similar to indian food but lighter! We ordered the shrimp masala, veggie fried rice, chicken tandoori, and garlic naan bread. Yummmmmmy! Will definately be back here!!!!

Tags: Fit for Foodies
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vip
 (Denver)·Dined on May 16, 2015

We enjoyed a variety of appetizers, entrees and sides. All were tasty and robust with flavor. The service was attentive but not too friendly. I would definitely recommend and I would go back.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on April 12, 2015

Had a pleasant dinner with my family. Food was tasty and authentic and service good.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 7, 2015

Everything was average, no more, no less. I wouldn't strike it off my list but it isn't a place that I would say I have to go back to

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 31, 2014

We love Tibet Nepal House. I am vegan, my husband is not. And when we come dine here, there's just great food for the both of us. Lots of options. The staff is knowledgable of what vegan means, so they are happy to guide us in our choices.

I love the decor. High ceilings decorated with Yeti footprints that have been colored/designed by past patrons, and an overall peaceful atmosphere.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 13, 2014

The champagne brunch seems to be the most popular reason people frequent this restaurant. Out of ~10 parties, we were the only table who ordered off the regular menu. The regular menu is a bit pricey and I would recommend using a Restaurant.com coupon for dining here. Overall, the food and service were very good.

Tags: Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch
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vip
 (San Diego)·Dined on November 24, 2014

The Yak was a bit tough but otherwise everything was very good, especially the Muligatawny soup, lamb curry and garlic naan bread. Good value for the dollar.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem, Special Occasion
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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 19, 2014

I have been coming since I discovered this in 2003. I love the food and the no fuss atmosphere. I had my first date with my husband here, and we return every excuse we get.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Great for Brunch, Great for Lunch, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (Seattle)·Dined on September 29, 2014

I 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

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vip
 (Los Angeles)·Dined on May 20, 2014

I 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.

Tags: Kid-friendly, Neighborhood Gem
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vip
 (New York Area)·Dined on February 28, 2014

Food was ok; portions were small.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on February 14, 2014

A good place for unique food, but very slow service.

Tags: Neighborhood Gem
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 (San Diego)·Dined on February 8, 2014

I'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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on December 25, 2013

I 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.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Kid-friendly, Romantic, Late-night Find, Neighborhood Gem, Great for Lunch, Special Occasion
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on November 30, 2013

Food 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.

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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on September 8, 2013

I've been coming here for years and they never fail to impress.

Tags: Fit for Foodies, Good for Groups, Neighborhood Gem
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 (Los Angeles)·Dined on April 2, 2013

Lunch buffet was a good deal. Nice service.

Tags: Great for Lunch
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