Tibet Nepal House

4.5
90 reviews
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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.
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JP
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Great gem of a find! I've been going here for years!

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RB
Los Angeles
17 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 3ambience 3

Excellent momos and samosas. Have eaten here many times.....where else can you find Yak?? Perfectly seasoned every time. Nice atmosphere and in a great quiet location. Friends always love to eat here - so do my wife and I. Enjoy!

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RB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Excellent Tibetan food and well worth the price. Yak Momo and Veggie Momo is great. There are the typical Indian like dishes and the special Tibetan / Nepalese dishes. Service is pretty good and we went with a party of 9 for a family reunion. Eat here regularly, food is always great - at a great price. Definitely recommend it.

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DC
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We took a large family party on a Monday night. They accommodated us quickly. The service was a little slow, but they are a family operation with a small family. The waiter was very helpful once he had time to take our order. The food was excellent and was shared by all.

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IB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall 1food 4service 1ambience 2

We arrived on time on Valentine's weekend. I made a reservation because the restaurant is small and...well, it was a holiday weekend! No host at all. There was a line out the door and ask tables were filled. Spoke to the owner, who was acting as waiter and host, but he had no record of it reservation. Not only that, he was rude to my wife! I waited for ten minutes and two "just give me a minute" statements before my wife and I finally left. The good smelled and looked good. Maybe that's why it was packed. But if you can't keep up with a simple reservation, then don't offer the service. This restaurant shouldn't be on Open Table.

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We Loved Tibet Nepal House. We will be coming back here to eat

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s
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

Food is quite tasty. The spicy vindaloo wasn’t THAT spicy. Very much like Indian food, so we ordered as many things as we couldn’t recognize as we could. The Yak is quite good.

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M
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

Tuesday evening date with wife. Greeted and prompted with a table. Server very helpful with items on menu. Food great and tasty, and abundance for leftovers. Will come back.

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JD
Western NC
7 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

Really good food. We had Yak Momo which wasfantastic. lamb sekuwa was very tasty

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F
Phoenix
39 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall 2food 2service 2ambience 3

This restaurant was recommended to us--wow, it fell flat. On arriving, we walked to the back of the restaurant to find someone to check in with. He asked how many, I said we were four and had a reservation, and he asked if we were with some other party already seated. He never asked for the name...

Would have laughed it all off, but the food was a disappointment as well. Appetizers were good. Mains were not good, for different reasons: salmon tikka was dry--over cooked; chicken tikka masala was bland and daal was extremely watery. Yak stew had all 3 issues: over cooked yak, bland, and watery (more soup than stew to be sure). Sad to have wasted a dining opportunity on bad food in a town that has great food.

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T
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall 4food 5service 4ambience 5

Although service was slow, we think it may have been because the food tastes like nothing is prepped ahead of time. Everything was very fresh and tasted wonderful!

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BC
Atlanta
20 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

This place came highly recommended on the Internet, and I understand why. The food was excellent. The Tibetian specialties were excellent but even the more standard Indian fare was outstanding. The palak paneer was the best I have ever had and I know a number of fine Indian and Bangladeshi restaurants. This place is definitely worth trying.

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RL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 5

Ate at restaurant prior to attending concert at The Rose. Food was tasty, courteous servers and nice, relaxing atmosphere. Food was served promptly and servers were attentive to our needs. Would definitely recommend this restaurant and will return to restaurant in the near future.

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D
Portland
50 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

What a great local restaurant. Easy walk from the Marriott. Interesting menus and fresh home cooking.

I tried the Salmon Curry along with a glass of red wine and non bread. What a great meal.

The waitstaff was attentive but not hovering. Thank you.

I would dine here again.

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CM
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 3

The wine list was not as selective as one would desire. The meal menu for my first time there was a little confusing. The waiter was gracious in explaining. Took my daughter for mother daughter time. She said that her meal was very tasty. Mine as well was very good. Brought what I could not eat home. Had it for lunch the next day and it was just as good.

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EK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

We come here all of the time. The lunch buffet is such a great value with its variety and economical price. As a vegan, I appreciate how many options are on the menu. It’s wonderful to see the same servers here each time as well. We are always greeted warmly. This is one of our family’s favorite places.

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RS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Food was great. One thing to note, Opentable incorrectly lists one of the parking garages that the restaurant validates. They do not validate for the first garage listed and parking there is 10$.

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EK
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

We love this place for dinner so decided to check it out at lunch. The buffet was amazing. I so appreciate the plethora of vegetarian options!!! And I really enjoy all my vegan options. My husband appreciates all of the flavorful meat dishes and said the 2 chicken dishes on the buffet were wonderful. The same great people are always there to serve you. This is one of our favorite places!!

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M
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall 3food 3service 3ambience 3

Service was decent just slow. Took over 20 mins before appetizer came out

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall 3food 2service 3ambience 3

Owner was great, came to our table and very friendly. However, food was marginal.

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ER
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 3

Some of the dishes were wonderful (Saag perfectly spiced). Others less-so (the Yak momos were under steamed so the noodle wraps were dry and tough). But overall good value for the prices and very friendly hosts.

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C
Los Angeles
12 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

Nice Indian food! Good service and prices are really good.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

THIS IS ONE OF MY FAVORITE RESTAURANTS IN PASADENA. WE ALWAYS HAVE A GREAT MEAL.
THE VEGETABLES ARE COOKED TO PERFECTION, NEVER OVER DONE OR DISGUISED AS THEY ARE IN SOME INDIAN RESTAURANTS. ALTHOUGH TIBETAN HAS CERTAIN DISHES IN COMMON WITH INDIAN FOOD THERE ARE MANY SPECIALTIES THE ARE DISTINCT TO TIBET.

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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.

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OT
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall 4food 4service 5ambience 4

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.

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T
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall 3food 3service 4ambience 4

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.

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TF
Atlanta
45 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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

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RB
Los Angeles
18 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 2ambience 4

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

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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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SL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall 3food 2service 4ambience 3

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

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OT
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

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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OT
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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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OT
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 2ambience 3

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

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OT
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall 3food 4service 3ambience 4

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

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OT
Los Angeles
4 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall 1food 1service 1ambience 1

Bad service. Food was bland.

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b
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 4

Good food, portions on smaller side, yak is good

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D
San Francisco
26 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall 4food 4service 4ambience 4

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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JN
Edinburgh
26 reviews
Dined on April 2, 2016
Overall 2food 1service 3ambience 3

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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B
Sacramento
47 reviews
Dined on March 3, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 4ambience 4

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 .

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c
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2016
Overall 5food 5service 5ambience 5

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

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