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Looking for Nepalese Restaurant

catspercapita Nov 8, 2006 02:29 AM

Looking for a Nepalese restaurant in the Boston area, including Cambridge and Western suburbs. Also looking for Nepalese loose leaf green tea called Ni Ti. It's very fresh and tasty. I'm about to run out and absolutely need more. Thanks

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  1. Prav RE: catspercapita Nov 8, 2006 02:52 AM

    There're two:

    Kathmandu Spice, on Mass Ave in Arlington, and Himalayan Bistro in West Roxbury. Chowhound reports seem to indicate that both are tasty, though most have tried dishes from the (mainly) North Indian menu.

    I'm looking forward to trying these and seeing how they do a rendition of alu tama and other favorites. For some odd reason, I have trouble stomaching the idea of paying nearly $18 for a daal bhaat tarkari platter. (Forget which one of the two abovementioned charged that).

    Kathmandu Spice
    166 Massachusetts Ave
    Arlington, MA 02474
    (781) 316-1755

    Himalayan Bistro
    1735 Centre St.
    West Roxbury, MA 02132
    (617) 325-3500

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    1. re: Prav
      kt1969 RE: Prav Nov 8, 2006 02:28 PM

      Himalayan Bistro is very good, although they don't have a huge Nepali section of the menu. I have their menu in front of me and can tell you what they do offer:

      Momo [veg, chicken, or lamb]
      Khasiko Sekuwa
      Aloo Bodi Tama
      Jeera Saag
      Goat Curry
      Kukhura ko Masu

      Hope that's helpful!

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      photogeek RE: catspercapita Nov 8, 2006 01:02 PM

      As I recall, there is a small Tibetan place tucked away on a side street in Central Sq - unfortunately, I haven't been there for years, and can't remember what they're called.

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      1. re: photogeek
        hiddenboston RE: photogeek Nov 8, 2006 01:06 PM

        Rangzen Tibetan Restaurant on Pearl Street, I believe. I heard it's good, but haven't been. Has anyone tried it?

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          Prav RE: hiddenboston Nov 8, 2006 02:37 PM

          I've only done their lunch buffet, and found it to be unmemorable. Dinner may be different though.

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            heathermb RE: Prav Nov 8, 2006 02:43 PM

            I had dinner there about a year ago. I can't remember what I ordered but I do remember loving my dinner as well as the food I tasted from the rest of my family.

            There's also a place, I believe, in Davis Square that's supposed to be quite good- anyone know what I'm talking about ?

            1. re: heathermb
              Prav RE: heathermb Nov 8, 2006 02:49 PM

              Yeah, actually, doesn't Davis square have TWO Tibetan joints?

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                hiddenboston RE: Prav Nov 8, 2006 03:18 PM

                Martsa on Elm is in Davis Square, and House of Tibet is in Teele Square. I like House of Tibet a little better, but they are both good.

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                  gini RE: hiddenboston Nov 8, 2006 03:41 PM

                  Martsa focuses more on Tibetan in Exile with a heavy amount of Indian-influenced dishes. House of Tibet Kitchen has fantastic momos and buttered tea as well as a number of soups.

          2. re: hiddenboston
            lisa13 RE: hiddenboston Nov 8, 2006 05:01 PM

            I had dinner there about 6 months ago and enjoyed it very much. The momos were great, as was a brocolli pancake sort of appetizer, and I recall a gingered stir-fried kind of beef that was very tasty. Portions were really huge. I don't know how much overlap there is in Tibetan and Nepalese food, though. Rangzen is definitely Tibetan run, and I think it's fairly authentic. I keep meaning to go back for another visit, especially now that its getting chilly.

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              Alcachofa RE: lisa13 Nov 8, 2006 05:50 PM

              Not much overlap. Tibetan food is better. Less bland.

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          catspercapita RE: catspercapita Nov 8, 2006 05:03 PM

          Thanks for all the recs.

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