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212 E 9TH St, New York City, NY 10003-7503 (East Village)
(212) 614-3226
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Ranked #2,651 of 11,642 Restaurants in New York City
Price range: $31 - $40
Cuisines: Tibetan, Vegetarian
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Good for: Romance
Dining options: Reservations, Delivery
Neighborhood: East Village
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English first
New York City, New York
Senior Contributor
24 reviews 24 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed January 6, 2014 via mobile

Such great reviews and such a disappointment. I guess we are spoiled by good food. We ordered chicken curry, spring rolls and dumplings. Wrapping of spring rolls was mushy, overcooked and something mushy and overcooked was inside. Dumplings were same as from the frozen section of Korean store. Even worse. Curry did not taste like curry at all. Few hours... More

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New York City, New York
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637 reviews 637 reviews
259 restaurant reviews
355 helpful votes 355 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed December 12, 2013

After passing Tsampa on a food crawl over the summer, my wife and I told ourselves we would have to come back and try it. So one Friday night, when we didn't know where to eat, I told her to meet me there, and I made reservation, not knowing if Friday night might be busy for them. Well, it was... More

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Brooklyn, New York
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32 reviews 32 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 1, 2013

A simply amazing meal.... dined here on a Saturday evening and began the meal with an off menu appetizer- beef momo, the each dumpling had a unique blend of spice that melded with the beef and each dumpling contains a small amount of broth so when you bite into it, it explodes in your mouth. Enjoyed the squash and corm... More

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Jacksonville, Florida
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2013

This place certainly has the flavor that it advertises, a typical home-made meal. While I cannot claim to know what typical Tibetan food actually is, the flavor of the baked noodles I ordered certainly tasted like a plate that was prepared just for me and the flavor of the sauce my girlfriend had was fantastic on the potatoes. A small... More

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Manteo, North Carolina
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83 reviews 83 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
45 helpful votes 45 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2013

We've had a couple of great meals here. The atmosphere is super comfortable, the staff knowledgeable and kind and the food brilliant.

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Almeria, Spain
3 reviews 3 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed September 12, 2013

Well, simply put... best experience ever had in a restaurant... Not only had a great meal but one of our hostesses gave us a wonderful lesson in compassion, mindfulness and all around tibetan culture. Besides the wonderful service and experience, the food was great! I've had real tibetan food in Tibet and the plate I had tasted just the same... More

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Top Contributor
90 reviews 90 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 8, 2013

There is no shortage of good restaurants in NYC however this one is a favorite of mine in this price range. The ambiance was great and the food was very good. I will go back the next time I am in the city.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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6 reviews 6 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2013

A good array of Himalayan food across India, Nepal and Bhutan set in a ambiance that is inviting. Good service. Do not miss the Himalayan Momos.

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Senior Contributor
35 reviews 35 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 12, 2013

Tibet is indeed far and difficult to get to from most parts of the world. But you can have a taste of it right in New York City. The food is tasty and carefully prepared. The atmosphere is other worldly.

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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
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41 reviews 41 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
13 helpful votes 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed February 11, 2013

We have eaten here a few times now and the food has always been good and seems to be prepared in healthful ways. Having dined here with Tibetan people and having spent much time in Tibet, we have been disappointed by the lack of authenticity of the food. While everything we have gotten there has been very tasty, it is... More

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