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“OUTSTANDING food, excellent service - do not miss this!”

Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen
Ranked #311 of 3,749 Restaurants in Vancouver
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $10 - $20
Cuisines: Tibetan, Nepali
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Dining options: Late Night, Delivery, Reservations
Neighborhood: Davie Village
Albany, New York
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4 reviews
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“OUTSTANDING food, excellent service - do not miss this!”
Reviewed July 8, 2013

We were a party of 10 that arrived (sans reservation) for dinner. We ordered 8 unique dishes and were extremely impressed with all of them. Several members of our party are from areas near the himilayas and found the food to be authentic and delicious.

The meat (goat, chicken, and lamb both grilled and in curry) was succulent and cooked to perfection. The daal was by far the best I've ever tasted. Typically, daal served at restaurants is rather bland, but this was rich and had beautifully layered flavors. We sampled each others food and felt that without exception the curries were delicious.

For dessert, we had chai creme brulee and kheer. The creme brulee was fantastic - a very unique spin on traditional creme brulee with excellent spicing. The kheer was excellently balanced between rich and sweet.

Both the chef and wait service were extremely hospitable and friendly. They were helpful in explaining any questions about the menu and made sure that we had enough water/chutney/raita throughout the meal. The food was reasonably priced.

All ten of us agreed that we would return to this restaurant in a heartbeat. If you are in Vancouver, do not miss it!

  • Visited July 2013
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English first
Vancouver, Canada
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40 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“Great!”
Reviewed July 7, 2013

try the momos (dumplings) and the food was nice, friendly service, and nice hidden patio out back. Has lots of veggie dishes, plus meat too. The place might be missed as it's upstairs. has a nice atmosphere inside. I'd go back for sure. Certainly worth trying something new in the city. Very much like indian food. We had paneer and chicken and veggie momos

  • Visited July 2013
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1 Thank Birdspaz
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Miami, Florida, United States
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33 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“YUMMMMMMM”
Reviewed July 6, 2013

I loved this Nepali dining experience, it was different from Indian food and quite delicious. The vibe is quiet, hole-in-the-wall, peaceful, very tranquil. The ambience sets you up to experience new tastes and experiences. It's on Davie on a 2nd floor, not easy to spot but look for it, it's worth it!!!

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank Jaie L
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Vancouver, Canada
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“Authentic Nepali food in Vancouver!”
Reviewed June 30, 2013

We've always been disappointed in the lack of Nepali cuisine in Canada (it's all just indian food!) until we found Gurkha. We had the Kothey Momos, the Sekuwa chicken, Daal Bhat Maasu, and Himali Chicken and it was all so so delicious!!

  • Visited June 2013
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1 Thank nmcgovern
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Vancouver, Canada
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113 reviews
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“Great food - a change from Indian”
Reviewed June 17, 2013

Food is tasty. Very similar to Indian but not quite as rich. The momos were great. We shared the combination platter which was certainly enough to share with the addition of momos although it was meant for one person. It gaveyou a tast of the goat, chicken, lentil soup and rice pudding. We sat outside - nothing fancy, like sitting on our balcony but very relaxing.
Service was slow, the waitresses were run off their feet but we were in no rush so no big deal. We will go again.

  • Visited June 2013
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Thank marialynnvancouver
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