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“Excellent Nepali food, a welcome change from monotonous Indian fare” 5 of 5 stars
Review of Himalayan Kitchen

Himalayan Kitchen
Ten Katestraat 45HS, 1053 BX Amsterdam, The Netherlands
020 2623880
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Ranked #404 of 2,317 Restaurants in Amsterdam
Price range: $6 - $26
Cuisines: Indian, Tibetan, Nepali
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Dining options: Takeout, Delivery, Late Night
Description: Dear guests,We warmly welcome you in the Himalayan Kitchen restaurant. Our restaurant has been named after the highest mountains in the world.The Nepali and Indian kitchen relies on the age-old art of mixing herbs and spices. Just as ancient are the strict preparation criteria that vary according to climate, products available in a certain region, religion, and culture.Besides the written and unwritten laws of the Nepali and Indian kitchen we try to also let you encounter the unique taste of our own kitchen. We developed this taste over the years we have already been working in Amsterdam. Our chef cook has an exceptional culinary talent and uses fresh ingredients, unique and refined spice combinations, and an impeccable preparation manner to provide you with a freshly-prepared meal that.You can indicate your desired spice level and our cooks will be sure that the dishes are prepared accordingly.We do everything to accommodate your wishes, and we hope that you will feel at home here and enjoy your meal.
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“Excellent Nepali food, a welcome change from monotonous Indian fare”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 24, 2014

I am Indian and absolutely dig into any type of Indian food. Unfortunately, the fare served here in Amsterdam is repetitive and monotonous as nearly all restaurants serve the same Punjabi food. I decided to try Nepali food for a change and visited the "Himalayan Kitchen" near Leidseplein for dinner with a couple of friends. We ordered white rice and a preparation of marinated lamb piecs in thick gravy, which also came with a black eyed pea preparation and a nice carrot and cabbage salad. We also went for the baked momos and roasted corn served with home-made butter. The food was excellent and had the right amount of spice. Of course, it was not too hot, which was the case as the food was customized according to Dutch taste. Nevertheless the food was very good and quite filling. I also tried the butter tea to end my meal, which was also well-prepared. There are a huge number of Nepal people in India, but they are more famous for Indo-Chinese or north-Indian food than Nepali food. It felt good to taste good nearly authentic Nepalese food for the first time. Excellent change from the typical Punjabi food that we get in Indian restaurants. Not very cheap, but the food is worth the cost. Definitely worth a visit if you want to try Nepali food or want a break from regular Indian fare.

  • Visited March 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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English first
Montreal, Canada
1 review
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Great food and excellent service!”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 23, 2014 via mobile

This restaurant is very surprising. It' is small and looks simple but the food was great. We appreciated every plate we had because it was tasty, fresh and healthy. Spices were very well balanced. Himalayan beer was good too. The ambiance was cordial and the service was personal. We liked very much this restaurant and we recommend it.
It is easy to get there from Centraal station by tram 17, stop at Ten Katestraat. Worts the detour for such a great food and excellent service

Visited March 2014
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
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“Great Nepal food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 16, 2014

One big starter, white housewine 2 main dishes, lamb and shrimps with spinach, one mixed vegetable 2 deserts. The mixed vegetable and house wine were soso, but the rest was quite good. Payed around €80 for 2 persons. We really enjoyed the lamb, shrimp spinach and deserts.

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London, United Kingdom
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“Really Lovely Twist on a Classic Cuisine”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 3, 2014

Coming from London, which is full of curry houses, we were very eager to try Nepali style. The mixed starters we had were wonderful, the lamb was really well spiced, and the whole meal was delicious. Server was gracious as well. Definitely would recommend!

  • Visited February 2014
    • 3 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 5 of 5 stars Food
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“Friendly, filling and full of flavour.”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 5, 2014 via mobile

We received a warm welcome to this cosy restaurant. Service was excellent and very generous; free popadoms, free dhaal dish and after dinner drinks.We ate bhajis and paneer for starters and prawn curries full of flavour and prawns. Well worth a visit.

  • Visited January 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 5 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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