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It's been talked about on a thread previously but they are having a "Grand Opening" deal next week where everything is 20% off. I've had both their lunch buffet (addicting) and take out. Delicious. I guess they recently got their beer and wine license and from what I can tell, they have some decent choices.

www.gorkhaPalace.com

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Gorkha Palace
23 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

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  1. how much does the lunch buffet cost- is the 20% off including the buffet?

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    1. re: faith

      It's around $10 and yes, you get 20% off the buffet.

        1. re: faith

          Well, I squeaked in for the last night of 20% off, and LOVED the place. Beautiful colors , to reflect the spices they use there, according to the owner, like turmeric... I had the alu ghobi, a simple potato/pea/cauliflower curry, ordered it mild to see how they would do with spicing that didn't depend on heat. Excellent! Nice gravy on it, veggies perfectly cooked, and I enjoyed the spicing. Great mango lassi also, with cardamom in it, yummy. I'm not such a huge fan of the pappadums they give you as a starter, too salty, but that's usually how pappadums are, probably aren't housemade, people buy them in a box and fry them up to eat them. To finish, I had the kheer (rice pudding)- also excellent, not as killer sweet as some places, I appreciated that.

          Really attentive service, good music (not American pop, might have been Nepalese or Indian music), nice sized room, a bit tricky to find on 4th St NE but worth the journey...

    2. I was there last Monday for lunch between my MRI and consultation with the doctor. I chose the lunch buffet, as I figured it'd be the best option. They had both what I call "Indian buffet" food (their version of chana masala, "choley masala", and pakora, etc.) and not a few more exotic Nepalese dishes, including a few not on their normal menu. Although the dishes weren't hot as I like them (obviously toned down for the local clientele), they were still spicy (as in lots of spices, masterfully mixed) and delicious. The achars at the end of the line were hot, however, and certainly won the show - there was a potato achar and a unique radish achar that tasted like it had cabbage in it. I had achar a few times previously, but none as good as this time. The fragrance actually reminded me of papaya salad.

      Their bread left a bit to be desired, but it was still acceptable. The buffet was a bargain at $9.99, cheaper then most of the entrees on their menu. Soft drinks brought the price / person up to about $12 - still an excellent deal. Overall, I'd recommend this restaurant, especially to those who want to try Nepalese food but shun the heat usually associated with it.

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      Gorkha Palace
      23 4th St NE, Minneapolis, MN 55414

      1. Going for dinner tonight. I read that they were serving squash leaves, sounds like something that I need to try. Any new information on can't miss?