Eating authentically prepared food lets you taste the very essence of a country and draws far fewer angry glares than chewing on its national flag. Sink smiles into politically correct platters with today's Groupon: for $10, you get $20 worth of Nepalese cuisine at Mount Everest Restaurant in Berkeley.
Mount Everest Restaurant's entree architects meticulously engineer a towering menu of authentic Nepalese eats. The aloo gobi's amalgam of cauliflower and potatoes ($5.99) trounces veggie cravings inspired by the garlic naan's ($1.99) garden-torn seasonings pilfered at the hands of disgruntled lawn gnomes. The shrimp curry platter ($9.99) cradles sizzling crustaceans simmered with tomatoes and onions in a fiery marinade. Train hungry eyes like skeet guns on the traditional clay tandoor oven as amiable servers extract the boti kebab's skewered chunks of ginger- and garlic-laced lamb ($9.99). Steamed dumplings swirl in the chicken momo's herbal broth ($7.99) as floral centerpieces anchor chic, simple settings illuminated by natural light cascading through flowing scarlet curtains.
Mount Everest Restaurant
Within Mount Everest Restaurant’s clay tandoori oven, proteins such as lamb, catfish, and chicken slowly simmer in yogurt marinades, releasing the aromas of ginger and garlic into the saffron-walled dining room. In addition to the tandoori-cooked meats and veggies, chefs douse Nepali specials, such as steamed dumplings and goat meat, in piquant curry sauces. On the sunny upstairs balcony, breezes brush away wisps of steam from cups of piping-hot chai and the irons servers use to touch up naan marred by a crease.
2598 Telegraph Ave.
Berkeley, California 94704Get Directions