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“Worst meal for a long time”
Review of Himalayan Kitchen

Himalayan Kitchen
Ranked #20 of 199 Restaurants in Durango
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $11 - $30
Cuisines: Nepali
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Good for: Large groups, Romantic, Special occasions
Dining options: Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Buffet, Reservations
Reviewed July 20, 2013

We are in the US for. 5 weeks and we had intended reviewing restaurants at the end of our trip, but would make exceptions for excellent or terrible.

Sorry to say this was the latter. We have never eaten Nepalese food before but took note of the good reviews here and on the door of the restaurant from the Durango Herald and Pasedena Star. The latter championed the yak.

Now, like most people yak had not appeared on a menu we had had so it had to be tried. Yak stew with potatoes and various spices sounded very authentic. Unfortunately it was 5 pieces of tough meat and three quarters potato. Oh, and for some reason there was half a pear with recurrent jelly (that was nice). The garlic nan had virtually no garlic. The other dish we had was lamb korma. Normally, in the UK at least, this is cooked very slowly and thus well done and tender. Here it was mainly pink with some pieces tender and others quite tough, but not as tough as the yak.

We tried 3 other restaurants in Durango, all of which were far superior to this one.

We loved Durango, it is a super small (we guess you would call it mid-west) town and we will try to return, but Himalayan Kitchen will not be on our list.

Thank gloandbob
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Reviewed July 16, 2013

The Himalayan Kitchen has a good selection of regional dishes, some common, a few unusual, like a few with yak meat. We were quite pleased with our dinners, except for the sour, watery raita. The Sherpa stew was fantastic! The prices were reasonable, considering the quality. The wine list is extensive, although it seemed strange to me to have relatively obscure wines available by the glass, and the better-known selections only available by the bottle. (BTW, the menu that came up for this restaurant tonight on TripAdvisor is for some unknown Chinese restaurant, NOT Himalayan Kitchen in Durango.)

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Thank Robert H
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

We had the buffet here for lunch. I thought it was a very good value. The service at the table was excellent. The buffet had several meat and vegetable choices and a good basic salad. The restaurant had a very nice atmosphere. We would definitely come here again.

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Thank Scott8147
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Reviewed July 10, 2013

The lunch buffet is limited but has the offerings everyone likes - Tandoori Chicken, Tikki Masala, Chicken Curry, saag. Today the place was packed; there were people who had to wait to get a table - unfortunately, that also meant that sometimes the buffet offerings would go empty before they were replenished. From a taste perspective, it was as good as it has been in the past and continues to be one lunch that's a must during our visit; however, we were a bit disappointed that the food was a bit scarce at times. We will still return :)

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Thank SaB_012331
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Reviewed July 8, 2013

We chose Nepalese dishes, and loved the spices! Good service, quiet place, large portions, table cloths, historic building. It felt like a nice dining place, with casually dressed diners.

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Thank travelbug50000_10
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