Gorkha Palace, Minneapolis, Minnesota, Vegan-friendly Restaurant Details

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Restaurant: Gorkha Palace

Address: 23 4th St Ne (at 1st Ave Ne), Minneapolis, Minneapolis (Hennepin), Minnesota (MN), 55414

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Phone: (612) 886-3451

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4.4 based on 6 ratings
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Vegan-friendly, Ovo, Lacto, International, Indian, Beer, Wine Bar, Nepalese, Tibetan
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04/16/2016 3:39 am

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01/28/2016 6:25 pm

This was my second time at Gorkha Palace but my first time ordering from the menu and not the buffet.

I was blown away by the flavorful lamb vindaloo I ordered. The meat was so tender; I've rarely had any lamb like that! And the sauce, flavored "medium" (which is how I always order things when I've not had them at a specific restaurant, before), was nicely hot enough to make me sweat just a tiny bit. I could have gone hotter but I didn't need to: this was so savory I wouldn't want to lose anything by making it spicier! :)

The thing that blew me away, though, was the garlic naan I ordered on the side. I've never had naan this good; and it was very different from the chewy varieties I usually see in other Indian/Nepalese restaurants. It was puffy with little scorch marks around the edges (like the type you get with particularly good pizza doughs in a hot, brick oven). It was incredibly light and was actually perfumed with the perfect amount of garlic. With each bite, not only did I get fantastic flavor but my nose was treated to that subtle garlic aroma. Seriously: this was the best garlic naan I've ever had!

The restaurant, itself, is charming and warm. The paintings on the wall are mostly landscapes and really quite lovely. I arrived just after they opened at 11 in the morning and did not wait for seating. It was a very relaxed meal: I recommend going here when you have time to savor it!

The waitress on duty was a wonderful woman who shared with me a story about her young childhood in Nepal. She was very knowledgeable and helpful.

Nepalese/Indian/Tibetan cuisine is not something I've had very often. Indian (as broad as such a varied cuisine like that can be) is my primary base of comparison. With the Nepalese and Tibetan influences, it's simply amazing.

I'll definitely be returning and you should, too!

Food: Food
01/04/2016 1:48 am

Amazing food....loved the choila and momo today. Authentic Nepali taste. Would recommend everyone. Give this place a try.

Food: Food
01/03/2016 10:57 am

The food here is very flavorful and has a really home-cooked, creative bent. This is not the same "Korma from a can" you find elsewhere all over town. I would suggest their Friday lunch buffet if you like variety. This place can get a little pricey otherwise, and service can be a bit slow at times (another reason I really like the buffet) - still four stars though!

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11/11/2015 12:40 am

My amazing boyfriend took me here for my birthday meal and I was delighted. Friendly, attentive service paired with great food equals a night I will remember for a long time.

We were especially fond of the buffalo momos and my boyfriends tikka masala got rave reviews .

Food: Food
10/23/2015 4:57 am

The first time I went to the Gorka Palace I went during the dinner service and I thought it was pretty good. The food was above average and I appreciated that they had more than the normal India entrée options. The second time I went I went during the lunch buffet... I'm not going to expound... But I wouldn't recommend it to anyone. #mixedfeelings

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