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Taste of Himalaya

Palmerston Lane
Griffith ACT 2603
Tel : +61 2 6260 7077
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Cuisine: Nepalese
Chef: Surya Maharjan
Price Range: $$
License: BYO only (unlicensed)
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In the heart of Canberra’s buzzing restaurant district of Manuka and Griffith, A Taste of Himalaya provides a unique insight into the flavours of the Himalaya region, specializing in Nepalese cuisine. This eatery is perfect if you’re searching for a new experience or a change from the usual laksa or pad Thai. With its authentic Nepalese dishes by renowned chef Surya Maharja, diners will be immersed in the unique aromas of each dish and palates will be warmed by the delicate flavours of this distinctive cuisine.

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Nestled on the border of Canberra’s bustling suburbs of Manuka and Griffith, the restaurant is situated on the north side of Palmerston Lane.

Tucked away down an alley that runs parallel to Franklin and Bouganville Streets, Taste of Himalaya is a breath of fresh air in the gastronomic district of Manuka. With its simple white brick walls, tall dark wooden chairs, and white-linen set tables, the restaurant provides a relaxed dining experience and an agreeable ambience.

Taste of Himalaya specialises in Nepalese and a fusion of international cuisines prepared by head chef Surya Maharjan. Dishes will entice and please even the most discerning diner with a fine selection of authentic Nepalese staples. Dine on the likes of momo for entrée – traditional dumplings in both chicken and vegetable varieties, served with sesame and homemade tomato chutney. For main course opt for newari khozza – a combination of char-grilled beef and pork lentil patties, black eye pea and spicy mixed vegetable salad or the flavoursome khasi ko masu – goat curry with green bean masala and spicy tomato chutney. The menu includes influences from a large variety of cooking styles and cuisines, aptly reflecting the diversity and myriad of flavours found in the Himalayas. The dessert menu includes traditional options such as chocolate mud cake alongside more exotic dishes such as carrot haluwa – a traditional Himalayan carrot pudding with mixed nuts, fresh kiwi and whipped cream.

Large groups can be accommodated for birthday functions and other special events. A set menu can be organized and tailored for your specific requirements.

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TARKARI KO PAKODA : Seasonal vegetable fritters

MACHHA TAREKO: deep fried fish fillets

HIMALAYAN PLATTER FOR TWO: selection of chicken dumplings, spicy beef, vegetable fritters and lentil patties

MOMO: steamed chicken or vegetable dumplings


KUKHURA KO MASU: chicken curry cooked in flambéed cumin seed

ALOO BHANTA: sautéed curried potato and eggplant

NEPALESE BHANSHA: goat, chicken or vegetable curry served with Jasmine rice

LAMB CUTLETS: lamb cutlets marinated with aromatic Nepalese herbs and spices


GAJAR KO HALUWA: Himalayan style carrot pudding

SIKARNI: Spiced cottage yoghurt

GULAB JAMUN: Traditionally made of thickened milk, soaked in rose flavoured sugar syrup

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Real authentic Nepalese taste of the food and very friendly staffreview  07/11/2013

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A fantastic resturant! Very friendly staff and delicious authentic food. We will definitely be back soon!review  25/01/2013

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What a lovely experience - great service, including providing suggestions on what to order when asked, beautiful food and just the right amount. Cooked to order so totally fresh and so tasty. Intimate setting, with the restaurant kind of split into two rooms. Highly recommended. Will be going here again very  01/10/2012

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My wife and I love this restaurant. The chef serves carefully prepared Nepalese fare alongside a selection of other dishes that highlight his international training. The service welcoming and friendly. Do yourself a favour and save room for the Carrot Haluwa for  02/04/2012

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