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Nov 16, 2007 09:18 AM

East Bay Nepalese: Kathmandu v. Yak and Yeti or?

Kathmandu on Solano in Albany and Yak & Yeti in Berkeley's Elmwood neighborhood appear to get the highest marks for East Bay Nepalese cuisine(Melanie posted a very favorable report on Y&Y recently), but reports on each are mixed. Can anyone offer a comparative evaluation (both food and overall experience) and suggest some don't-miss dishes? Is there better to be had somewhere else in the East Bay?

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  1. Y and Y is within walking distance for me, which is a big plus. But the food is rather bland (I was there last night). We ate a lot, and it was just $13 per person before tip.
    Try Taste of the Himalayas on Shattuck and Virginia in Berkeley. They update the menu every month.

    Taste of the Himalayas
    1700 Shattuck Ave Ste 2, Berkeley, CA 94709

    1. Correction: I've not been to Yak and Yeti and have not reported on it. I have asked for information about Namaste and no replies yet.

      This highlights one problem with the Places database. The listings are accredited to the last person who edited it. If I correct the spelling or change a neighborhood, for example, my name appears and the next reader assumes that I agree with everything on the page, when that's not true at all. I'm loathe to delete what the previous person has entered, but maybe I should, if this is a common misunderstanding.

      Yak and Yeti
      2985 College Ave, Berkeley, CA 94705

      Namaste Restaurant
      2566 B Telegraph Ave, Berkeley, CA