Lhasa Cafe


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Authentic Tibetan dishes such as yak, beef, and chicken dumplings, lamb curry, and sautéed mushrooms, all seasoned with ginger and garlic

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Promotional value expires May 29, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 1 per person, may buy 1 additional as a gift. Limit 1 per table. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Not valid for the purchase of alcohol. Dine-in only. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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  • $15 for $30 worth of Tibetan cuisine for two or more
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The menu features traditional cuisine such as mo-mo—dumplings stuffed with yak, beef, chicken, or vegetables ($11–$17)—and meat dishes such as luksha shamdeh lamb curry with yogurt and potatoes ($12.50). You can also enjoy a number of vegetarian dishes, including tsel sesha, which has white mushrooms sautéed with carrots, broccoli, ginger, and garlic ($11).

Lhasa Cafe

When China invaded Tibet, Thondup and Dolma Tsering's family escaped to India, and the two children enrolled in school for Tibetan children. They graduated and eventually moved to the United States in 1997, where they founded a business that would celebrate their culture: Lhasa Cafe. Today, as the cafe celebrates it's tenth anniversary, chef Tenzin Tsewang leads the staff at the restaurant, and Thondup and Dolma can still be found helping out around their authentic Tibetan restaurant on weekends. In the kitchen, chef Tenzin and Namdol cook all dishes to order and make dumplings in-house from scratch; they use only fresh ingredients and refuse to use MSG or decorative glitter.

The staff follows recipes according to the Tibetan culinary tradition, which incorporates subtle seasoning and a lot of ginger, garlic, and the emma peppercorn. There’s also an emphasis on yak meat, which is lean and low-cholesterol and tastes comparable to beef. It takes center stage in dishes such as traditional mo-mo dumplings, pan-fried noodle dishes, and stews. Also on the menu: vegetable dumplings, vegetarian noodle soups, and lamb and chicken curries.

Customer Reviews

I love this restaurant!
Patricia H. · June 12, 2013
I don't remember the names of the dishes but everything we tried was wonderful
Stacy E. · June 12, 2013
Good service and good food.
Annelis G. · June 12, 2013

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