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Little Nepal

$$ - $$$
Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly
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925 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-5632
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Tue - Sun 5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
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Phoenix, Arizona
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65 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

A small intimate restaurant that is such a treasure. The food was outstanding. The service was amazing. A fun place with great people and great food....

Thank jyotsnadietrich
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 170 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed September 8, 2016

This small restaurant in the heart of Bernal Heights was a great dining spot on a budget for a tasty lamb appetizer followed by a combination of salmon and chicken dishes with rice and condiments. The restaurant has a Thai Asian feel to it, but the cuisine resembles more of an Indian restaurant and presentation.

Thank chicago90Phoenix
The Bay Area
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324 reviews
157 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 181 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 27, 2016

This is probably one of the best Nepalese restaurants i've encountered so far. Had a kukhurado ledo (Nepalese chicken curry) combo; the main dish was delicately flavorful and balanced. The dal and chutney were just right, nan had a bit too much oil for my taste. Attentive, friendly yet non-pushy service. Reasonable prices.

Thank cuckatoo
San Francisco, California
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164 reviews
82 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 55 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed January 10, 2016

I just ate dinner at Little Nepal and I'm totally blown away. Little Nepal is the first Nepalese restaurant in San Francisco, and they set the bar really high! The venue has the best decor and offers a peaceful vibe. We ordered the Himalayan Momo as an appetizer, it was good, very much like Chinese pot stickers. I ordered the... More 

Thank sehow
Watertown, Massachusetts
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6 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 11, 2015

One of the best Nepalese foods I have had in the states. Everything we ordered (chicken curry, lentils , fish and rayo ko saag) were delicious. HIghly recommended if you are in the area.

Thank Lelin02472
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32 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 14, 2015 via mobile

This little and cozy restaurant is located near the Bernal Heights. The staff is very friendly and the food was just delicious! Order the Combo and you get lentils, naan bread, basmati rice and vegetables as side dish! It is definitely worth to visit this place.

Thank Claudia G
San Francisco
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1,012 reviews
477 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 256 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed June 10, 2015

I'm wasn't amazed, but I wasn't disappointed. Food was fresh and tasty. Side dishes could have been a bit warmer, but entrees were quite good. Dining room is well appointed and bathroom is clean. Service was good. Street parking at 6pm was easy and safe.

Thank 7268
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed May 9, 2015 via mobile

This was such an amazing experience: from the service, to the flavors and my lamb.... tender and spiced perfectly, not at all fatty like I am used to. If I lived in San Francisco, I would come here weekly.

Thank Asya P
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6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 4, 2014 via mobile

We visited this place based on reviews read here and we were not disappointed! Food was amazing and owner/chef was a delight.

1 Thank grovetravel
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3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed October 31, 2014 via mobile

Cool place really good food. The food was really really good, service is friendly. Those are the main point, the location not so sure. It is not a bad neighborhood it's just not a popular place.

Thank thejorgelopez

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
Indian, Asian, Tibetan, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Reservations
Good for
Families with children, Romantic
Open Hours
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
5:00 pm - 10:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 925 Cortland Ave, San Francisco, CA 94110-5632
  • Location: United States  >  California (CA)  >  San Francisco
  • Phone Number: 415-643-3881

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?