Tibet Nepal House

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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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ErichB
San Francisco
6 reviews
Dined on February 19, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Awesome food! Friendly, knowledgeable service. I will be back!!!

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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
16 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

Great service, never disapoints very flavorful food

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vipJKLee
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on November 8, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

Came here for their lunch buffet. We liked it so much we invited friends for dinner. Very good Samosa, Yak Momo and Chicken Tikka Marsala. The most pleasant surprise was how tender and juicy the Tandoori Chicken was. Very good service.

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JoannaP
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipRoadieBill
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on May 11, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience3

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!

RB
vipRoadieBill
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on March 8, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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DCDiner
Los Angeles
22 reviews
Dined on February 18, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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IanB
1 review
Dined on February 16, 2019
Overall1food4service1ambience2

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on January 19, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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

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vipschnittman
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on January 17, 2019
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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Mark
Los Angeles
10 reviews
Dined on November 20, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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JosephD
Western NC
8 reviews
Dined on September 8, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

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vipFood4thought
Phoenix
46 reviews
Dined on September 1, 2018
Overall2food2service2ambience3

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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Tasty
Washington DC
7 reviews
Dined on August 26, 2018
Overall4food5service4ambience5

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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vipBarbaraC
Atlanta
25 reviews
Dined on August 5, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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RhondaL
1 review
Dined on August 4, 2018
Overall5food5service4ambience5

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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vipDjkfisher
Portland
55 reviews
Dined on May 23, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Chieftek
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on May 19, 2018
Overall3food4service3ambience3

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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vipEvieK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 31, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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RachelS
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on March 17, 2018
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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vipEvieK
Los Angeles
9 reviews
Dined on March 9, 2018
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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Maggie
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2018
Overall3food3service3ambience3

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on January 27, 2018
Overall3food2service3ambience3

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

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EagleRockRobin
Los Angeles
3 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience3

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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vipCatarino
Los Angeles
14 reviews
Dined on December 8, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on December 2, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on July 22, 2017
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
2 reviews
Dined on May 4, 2017
Overall4food4service5ambience4

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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Traveller
New York Area
8 reviews
Dined on April 8, 2017
Overall3food3service4ambience4

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.

TF
vipTheFussies
Atlanta
68 reviews
Dined on February 13, 2017
Overall5food5service4ambience4

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

RB
vipRoadieBill
Los Angeles
19 reviews
Dined on February 3, 2017
Overall5food5service2ambience4

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

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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on January 16, 2017
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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SamL
Los Angeles
6 reviews
Dined on January 6, 2017
Overall3food2service4ambience3

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

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vipOpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

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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vipOpenTable Diner
Palm Springs
11 reviews
Dined on November 26, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience5

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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OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
1 review
Dined on October 1, 2016
Overall3food4service2ambience3

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

OT
vipOpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
8 reviews
Dined on August 6, 2016
Overall3food4service3ambience4

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

OT
OpenTable Diner
Los Angeles
5 reviews
Dined on May 22, 2016
Overall1food1service1ambience1

Bad service. Food was bland.

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bjb1234
Los Angeles
7 reviews
Dined on May 1, 2016
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Good food, portions on smaller side, yak is good

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Drew
San Francisco
29 reviews
Dined on April 28, 2016
Overall4food4service4ambience4

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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Tibet Nepal House does offer delivery in partnership with Postmates and Uber Eats. Tibet Nepal House also offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (626) 585-0955.

Tibet Nepal House is rated 4.5 stars by 93 OpenTable diners.

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