Gorkha Palace is one of our favorite restaurants. They serve delicious food from Nepal, Tibet, and India. There are vegan, vegetarian, and meaty items all clearly marked on the menu, so there is something for everyone.
It’s usually full on the evenings and weekends. If you have a party of at least four, they will take a reservation. Thursday nights they have a live sitar playing. Get there early to get a table.
The artwork on the walls all comes from Nepal. Take a moment to walk around and look at it if you can. My favorite is the painting of the real Gorkha Palace in Nepal shown above in the upper left.
Above is a light and crispy papadam. They frequently bring this out for free as an appetizer to dinner.
Our favorite drink is the spiced black tea. We like it black and extra strong.
The veggie pakora above is one of our favorites. It is a crispy, chickpea battered, fried collection of cabbage, onions, and jalapenos with some mint and tamarind chutney on the side. I like mine plain; my wife likes hers with the chutney.
I always order some roti or garlic roti so soak up the curry. It is a vegan whole wheat bread tandoor bread.
My wife’s favorite is the Chyau Takari (shown above/below) which was recently removed from the menu. She loves the medley of mushrooms and spices.
My favorite (shown below) was also removed from the menu, but it was replaced with something I like even better: Channa Saag.
Channa Saag is very similar to the Channa Masala (above/below) in that it has chickpeas and potatoes in a curry gravy, but with added spinach. The spice combination is slightly different on the Saag too.
Take the time to visit Gorkha Palace. The staff is very friendly, the food is amazing, and the prices reasonable.
23 4th St NE Minneapolis, MN 55414