Exhausted in the afternoons from touring around Lhasa and still adjusting to the altitude, our dinner plans at Lhasa Namaste more than once are passed up for afternoon naps that go well beyond dinner time. For now, being able to savor their much raved about naan bread is only a dream.
Fortunately for us, our tour guide agrees to take us there for one of our lunch stops. This solves two of our problems. One being able to find Lhasa Namaste and two being able to eat before we fall asleep.
Lhasa Namaste is co-located with a hotel and has a nice seating area within the hotel's courtyard. The weather is decent when we arrive and dining outside seems like a good option. Unfortunately, it is a Sunday afternoon and we face a big disappointment.
For some reason there is none of Lhasa Namaste famous and much raved about naan bread available. What a let down as this was one of the main reasons we wanted to dine here.
This makes no sense to me as most of the items on the menu offer rice or naan as an option.
When we expressed our disappointment, instead of being met with an apologetic explanation, I felt we got a “sucks to be you”, “so bad so sad” response.
With that culinary dream crushed we proceeded to order lunch with a waitress who seem frustrated and overwhelmed by our dilemma.
Although she spoke English this may have just been a cultural misunderstanding on our part, who knows. However, when we asked for chopped sticks and it took about ten minutes to get them then I think that is just poor service.
To Lhasa Namaste credit, the food we did order was flavorful although a bit more pricy in comparison to the other restaurants in the area. My order of Mutton Bhuna Goast Set was delicious although I think it would have been even better if I was able to enjoy it with some garlic naan.
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