My wife is Nepali and I took my daughter, who had been working in Kathmandu, to Namaste for some authentic Nepali food. We got a good welcome and a seat near the window where I got a cold back.
The restaurant was empty and while we were there only one other party arrived. I have to say I'm not surprised as the food was not authentic, the portions were small and the prices very high.We started with a plate of Momos - 6 for £6, and they were dry and bland rather than juicy and tasty. We followed this with two of the restaurant's specialities - a lamb dish and a vegetable dish. Both tasted the same, and the sauce they were in was sweet, and the mint paratha was more like a chapati and you could hardly taste the mint. The staff were very pleasant and if the food had been good I wouldn't have minded. When I paid my bill I told them what was wrong and they didn't apologise, merely saying that the regular chef was off and that this was a tourist area so I should expect tourist prices.
I don't plan to go there again - there are far better Nepalese restaurants in Edinburgh, though they're not cheap either.
If my experience is common I
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