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Date
Thu, 2/22
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11:00 PM
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Tibet Nepal House

4.2
72 reviews
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$30 and under
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Indian
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  • Cozy
  • Good Vegetarian Options
  • Casual
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.
Dining Style
Casual Dining
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Cuisines
Indian
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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
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Phone number
(626) 585-0955
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Payment options
MasterCard, Visa
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Dress code
Business Casual
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Neighborhood
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Cross street
Electric Dr.
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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
What 72 People Are Saying
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4.2  based on recent ratings
4.3
food
4.2
service
4.0
ambience
4.2
value
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88% of people would recommend it to a friend
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Maggie (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on February 14, 2018

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 27, 2018

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

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EagleRockRobin (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on December 27, 2017

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)
4.0  Dined on December 8, 2017

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on December 2, 2017

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)
4.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

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Traveller (New York Area)
3.0  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.

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vipTheFussies (Atlanta)
5.0  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

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vipRoadieBill (Los Angeles)
5.0  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.

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on January 6, 2017

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (New York Area)
1.0  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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vipOpenTable Diner (Palm Springs)
5.0  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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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on October 1, 2016

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

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vipOpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
3.0  Dined on August 6, 2016

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

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OpenTable Diner (Los Angeles)
1.0  Dined on May 22, 2016

Bad service. Food was bland.

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bbca (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on May 1, 2016

Good food, portions on smaller side, yak is good

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Drew (San Francisco)
4.0  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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vipJayN (San Diego)
2.0  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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vipBobroyer (Sacramento)
5.0  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 .

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charlene (Los Angeles)
5.0  Dined on February 14, 2016

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

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vipvirginiadiner (Washington DC)
4.0  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.

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vipHideaki (Los Angeles)
3.0  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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LikesGoodFood (Los Angeles)
3.0  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.

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vipTheStarLady (San Francisco)
4.0  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.

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vipSweetcello (Los Angeles)
5.0  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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VL99 (Los Angeles)
4.0  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.

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mkasandra (Los Angeles)
5.0  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!!!!

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vipGoodFoodFan (Denver)
4.0  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.

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