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Tibetan Kitchen Cafe

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680 Broughton Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W1C, Canada
+1 250-383-5664
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12:00 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun - Sat 12:00 am - 8:00 am
Tue - Thu 11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Fri 11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Reservations
Description: Tibetan Kitchen is Owner/Chef operated, established since 2008. Located in...
Tibetan Kitchen is Owner/Chef operated, established since 2008. Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, Tibetan Kitchen owner and Chef Pemba and staff work hard to bring the best food to your table. One of a kind curries are made from dairy free ingredients but with rich cashew paste, which is house ground with aeromatic spices. Food is made from scratch, including stocks made from local free range chicken. Lots of Vegeterian and Vegan options are offered. Born and brought up in North East India in a Tibetan family Pemba came to Canada in 2006 after working 12 years in the hotel and F&B Departments while working for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Pemba and her staff strive to to go above and beyond to satisfy her customers by serving only the best food with a smile. Menu is kept small and simple so it can be perfected, dining room is very simple with zen type of soft music at the background. Local wine and beer on tap are also served. Please come and enjoy food cooked with love.
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  • 7
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
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Absolutely fantastic, with endless gluten-free choices. We had dinner here during the busy summer tourist season on a Thursday and walked right in--inexplicably, given our experience, uncrowded. We loved the onion rings/kale app. So good! And excellent service to boot.

5 of 5 starsReviewed August 8, 2015
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Bend, Oregon
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Bend, Oregon
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 8, 2015

Absolutely fantastic, with endless gluten-free choices. We had dinner here during the busy summer tourist season on a Thursday and walked right in--inexplicably, given our experience, uncrowded. We loved the onion rings/kale app. So good! And excellent service to boot.

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Victoria, BC
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 24, 2015

I have thought about stopping in here a few times, and finally a lunch special made up my mind. The lamb curry was good, but the sauce was a liitle weak and lacking. However, the portion was large and filling, good bang for the buck. The superstar of the meal was the lentil soup, and I will keep coming back... More 

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Vancouver, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 18, 2015

Looking for good vegetarian options at a restaurant can sometimes be a bit of a challenge. That's why when my husband and I saw this Tibetan restaurant, we went in. Lucky find! The vegetarian curry was so good that we ate here twice in the four days we stayed in Victoria. I loved that they gave a wide selection for... More 

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Calgary, Alberta, Canada
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2015

Walked in cold off the street, hadn't looked it up. The food was superb, very interesting dishes and sides. We tried several of the curries. It has the feel of a hidden gem, tucked away on a side street and not very busy (at least not when we were there on a Saturday). You have to wait for your food... More 

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 13, 2015

Had lunch here and the food was fantastic. We had the Thukpa and shrimp curry. The medium heat was barely tolerable for my friend so would recommend mild for most people. I had the curry with medium heat (I can tolerate lots of heat) and it was beautiful. The 'momos' were wonderful. The server was attentive without being intrusive. All... More 

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Edmonton, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 12, 2015

The food was fabulous! Read about this restaurant online, it was on my 'must-do' list for our visit to Victoria. We stopped by for supper, the momos and beef shepta were delicious! Restaurant was extremely busy however the wait time was only 10 minutes and service was great. The staff were friendly and efficient. Would definitely recommend this quaint restaurant!

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Victoria, Canada
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

Eat lunch here for the first time, and all the food was good. We had vegetable pakoras, shrimp curry, vegetarian curry, shrimp shepta, and beef shepta. The medium spiciness was quite hot, so we might order mild to medium next time. And we do plan to return! The Tibetan cuisine is similar to Indian food, with some Chinese influences.

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Durham, NC
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 8, 2015

We stopped in for lunch after visiting the bug zoo. The service was fast and friendly, and the food was very good.

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Victoria, Canada
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 4, 2015

Pretty excited to see a restaurant that serves momos! Almost like what we had in Nepal. They serve them fried, but I asked the waitstaff if they would serve them steamed (I prefer them this way). She said they will if it is quiet- they take longer. The food was delicious, and the local organic beer selection a great surprise.

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Cloverdale BC
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 1, 2015

Great little neighbourhood gem, glad we got there early as we got the last table at 545pm on a Wednesday. 2 chicken sheptas medium spice were ordered. Good flavours & lots of food but the spice was more towards hot spice than medium. Chicken curry was the other meal & it was perfect too! Pakoras were done as individual veggies... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 680 Broughton Street, Victoria, British Columbia V8W1C, Canada
  • Location: Canada  >  British Columbia  >  Vancouver Island  >  Victoria Capital Regional District  >  Victoria
  • Phone Number: +1 250-383-5664

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 12 - 22
  • Cuisine: Asian, Tibetan

Description

Tibetan Kitchen is Owner/Chef operated, established since 2008. Located in the heart of downtown Victoria, Tibetan Kitchen owner and Chef Pemba and staff work hard to bring the best food to your table. One of a kind curries are made from dairy free ingredients but with rich cashew paste, which is house ground with aeromatic spices. Food is made from scratch, including stocks made from local free range chicken. Lots of Vegeterian and Vegan options are offered. Born and brought up in North East India in a Tibetan family Pemba came to Canada in 2006 after working 12 years in the hotel and F&B Departments while working for Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines. Pemba and her staff strive to to go above and beyond to satisfy her customers by serving only the best food with a smile. Menu is kept small and simple so it can be perfected, dining room is very simple with zen type of soft music at the background. Local wine and beer on tap are also served. Please come and enjoy food cooked with love.
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 8:00 am
Monday
12:00 am - 8:00 am
Tuesday
12:00 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 8:30 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 8:00 am
11:30 am - 9:00 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 8:00 am

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