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Jun 15, 2009 07:32 AM

Boulder Tibetan/Nepalese

We will be in Boulder for a few days and want to try out one of the several Nepalese/Tibetan restaurants there. I've had plenty of Indian and Pakistani but never Tibetan. What's the best one for dinner? Don't care about fancy, just want delicious and authentic. Thanks!

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  1. There are Tibetan shops selling clothing, jewelry, Buddhas and the like, but an all-Tibetan restaurant??? For mostly Nepalese food, Sherpa's Adventurers Restaurant & Bar ( at 825 Walnut St. The also do house-made momos and a selection of Tibetan entrees, including noodles and a stew or two.

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    1. re: ClaireWalter

      The owners of Sherpa's have a restaurant called Tibet's in Louisville not far from Boulder. Both feature a mix of Indian, Tibetan, and Nepali cuisine including Yak.

      1. re: rlm

        I am so excited to be moving back to the Boulder area and be able to try more of these places!

        1. re: RobynS

          I got take out from Tibet's tonight and am officially hooked. After a rough week a friend who has moved just a block away and I walked to the liquor store and then stopped in here for takeout before heading for the shelter of her patio for an evening of long overdue catch up. We ordered a momo platter and the tibetan noodles and I really enjoyed both, with a preference for the noodles. I happily took home a serving of noodles for tomorrow's lunch. I'm looking forward to trying more dishes soon!

          1. re: RobynS

            Glad you enjoyed it. I like both of of the dishes you had. We split the noodles with yak last time and it is definitely in the order-again category. You can get the momo as an appetizer portion too (steamed chicken momo is my fave--the beef had an odd texture). I'm not usually in the area at lunch, but I have caught their buffet a couple of times and it is a steal (and I don't usually like buffets). You can't beat naan when it's hot and fresh. That spot is a tough one for restaurants so I hope they stick around and remain my favorite take-out place. The channa masala is my most-ordered dish, and Mr. rlm has a preference for the chili beef (he likes that sauce better with the beef than with chicken or lamb or yak or shrimp).

            1. re: rlm

              Good to hear some other recs! This friend I went with is really into good food as well so I can see many evenings of takeout and a bottle of wine on her gorgeous patio.

        2. re: rlm

          Last time I had dinner at Sherpa's I had a lamb and rice dish that was very good. The micro brews on tap went well with the food. And some of the folks who work there are avid climbers, a couple of them have summited Everest.

        3. re: ClaireWalter

          Isn't there a tibetan place on the NW corner of Arapahoe and Folsom? I am not sure if it is still there, and it always looked like a take-out place. I have never been, so even if it is there, I can't really recommend it.

          1. re: LurkerDan

            Yes, LurkerDan, I believe it's still there. It took over the tiny space that had been Tastefully Toasted (grade-A donuts) and before that something else. I've never eaten there.