Tibetan Kitchen

★★★☆☆

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My girlfriend and I were walking down 3rd Ave trying to find a place to have dinner. We saw the Tibetan Kitchen and decided to try the place. Her mother is vegetarian and figured it would be a nice place to taste test.

As a few people mentioned. The food wasn't too memorable. As Erik F. mentioned, we found it to be bland. The dumplings were good and with the added pepper sauce made it tasty.

I got the lamb curry and my girlfriend got the beef noodles. Once again we had to add some pepper sauce for additional flavor. We didn't have dessert because nothing really stood out.

We went there on a Friday night and the place was filled. There were a couple of large groups there that took up a lot of the staff's time. We felt a little ignored at times. Waiting awhile for our order to be taken. At one point a woman from another table went to the bar to refill her glass with water.

The staff was friendly but didn't have too much time because of the large groups. The food wasn't all that special. If you're vegetarian, this might be the place for you.

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★★★☆☆

My girlfriend and I were walking down 3rd Ave trying to find a place to have dinner. We saw the Tibetan Kitchen and decided to try the place. Her mother is vegetarian and figured it would be a nice place to taste test.

As a few people mentioned. The food wasn't too memorable. As Erik F. mentioned, we found it to be bland. The dumplings were good and with the added pepper sauce made it tasty.

I got the lamb curry and my girlfriend got the beef noodles. Once again we had to add some pepper sauce for additional flavor. We didn't have dessert because nothing really stood out.

We went there on a Friday night and the place was filled. There were a couple of large groups there that took up a lot of the staff's time. We felt a little ignored at times. Waiting awhile for our order to be taken. At one point a woman from another table went to the bar to refill her glass with water.

The staff was friendly but didn't have too much time because of the large groups. The food wasn't all that special. If you're vegetarian, this might be the place for you.

Pros: Friendly Atmosphere, Neighborhood Restaurant

Cons: Bland Food

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I love this place because the the food has always been delicious no matter what we've tried, the decor is sumptuous and inviiting, and the service is attentive but not intrusive. Also, the menu is vegetarian friendly. Dishes that we've enjoyed are the glass noodles, curries and momos (dumplings). The juice drinks are also very refreshing (beet/apple/carrot, etc.). It's a great place to go if you live in the neighborhood or just want a casual, good value place to go with friends.

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★★★★☆

I love this place because the the food has always been delicious no matter what we've tried, the decor is sumptuous and inviiting, and the service is attentive but not intrusive. Also, the menu is vegetarian friendly. Dishes that we've enjoyed are the glass noodles, curries and momos (dumplings). The juice drinks are also very refreshing (beet/apple/carrot, etc.). It's a great place to go if you live in the neighborhood or just want a casual, good value place to go with friends.

Pros: Good food, good value, pleasing decor

Cons: Not the place for you if you're looking for greasy comfort food

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My friend and I went on a Sunday night and being unfamiliar with Tibetan cuisine, ordered the waitress's recommendations for the "tastiest dishes on the menu." The food was terrible! Both the beef and the chicken were overcooked -- surely that's not part of traditional Tibetan cuisine.

I shudder to think what the rest of the menu must be like if those are their best dishes.

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★☆☆☆☆

My friend and I went on a Sunday night and being unfamiliar with Tibetan cuisine, ordered the waitress's recommendations for the "tastiest dishes on the menu." The food was terrible! Both the beef and the chicken were overcooked -- surely that's not part of traditional Tibetan cuisine.

I shudder to think what the rest of the menu must be like if those are their best dishes.

Pros: A/C on high

Cons: The food

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I feel so fortunate to have the Tibetan Kitchen in my neighborhood. I have always loved it from the first time I went there. I can only surmise that the people who have complained about the food / service in the other reviews do not really understand Tibetan food or Tibetan culture. The renovation is impeccable and the decorative painting is phenomenal. It only made a successful restaurant even better. The Dalai Lama oversees all from a small but focal shrine in the wall.

I am particularly fond of the Tibetan "stews". So simple, clean and pure. Not at all what someone who ordered a stew might expect. Open you mind and your taste buds. We have all been overstimulated and this is just the place to go to return to the basics of taste.

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★★★★★

I feel so fortunate to have the Tibetan Kitchen in my neighborhood. I have always loved it from the first time I went there. I can only surmise that the people who have complained about the food / service in the other reviews do not really understand Tibetan food or Tibetan culture. The renovation is impeccable and the decorative painting is phenomenal. It only made a successful restaurant even better. The Dalai Lama oversees all from a small but focal shrine in the wall.

I am particularly fond of the Tibetan "stews". So simple, clean and pure. Not at all what someone who ordered a stew might expect. Open you mind and your taste buds. We have all been overstimulated and this is just the place to go to return to the basics of taste.

Pros: food, service, atmosphere

Cons: none

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I don't understand people who say food is disgusting because it's blend. Tibetan food is supposed to be that way! That's the beauty of it. If your taste buds are used to General Tso's Chicken and Samosas this is not the place for you.
I live near by this place and stopped by several times. I have to admit at first when I tried their momo dumplings (thinking that I'd get something like Shanghainese juicy dumplings) I was very dissapointed. But then again, tibetan food is not supposed to be indian nor chinese. It's a whoe diff realm! My second time I found my favorite dish and I stick to it. Sometimes it's hard to stay open minded after one dissapointing meal, but it's worth the shot. For those of you who thought the meal was so blend, please go back and try their spicey chicken dishes. It's awesome.

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★★★★☆

I don't understand people who say food is disgusting because it's blend. Tibetan food is supposed to be that way! That's the beauty of it. If your taste buds are used to General Tso's Chicken and Samosas this is not the place for you.
I live near by this place and stopped by several times. I have to admit at first when I tried their momo dumplings (thinking that I'd get something like Shanghainese juicy dumplings) I was very dissapointed. But then again, tibetan food is not supposed to be indian nor chinese. It's a whoe diff realm! My second time I found my favorite dish and I stick to it. Sometimes it's hard to stay open minded after one dissapointing meal, but it's worth the shot. For those of you who thought the meal was so blend, please go back and try their spicey chicken dishes. It's awesome.

Pros: Food, Renovated place

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For all the modest comforts it has to offer, we're regulars at this quiet and cozy find on busy Third Avenue. It's recently undergone remodeling, cleaning up nicely, upping the ambience and intimate dining experience. The Dali Lama's photo, however, still looks on the guests as ever before.

The food is wonderful for cold weather, and particularly delicious and soothing are the soups. Our favorite is the lamb meat stew with pasta, vegetables, and cottage cheese. The soups/stews alone make a substantial dinner per person. The staff is a little stoic, but the service is prompt and attentive.

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★★★★☆

For all the modest comforts it has to offer, we're regulars at this quiet and cozy find on busy Third Avenue. It's recently undergone remodeling, cleaning up nicely, upping the ambience and intimate dining experience. The Dali Lama's photo, however, still looks on the guests as ever before.

The food is wonderful for cold weather, and particularly delicious and soothing are the soups. Our favorite is the lamb meat stew with pasta, vegetables, and cottage cheese. The soups/stews alone make a substantial dinner per person. The staff is a little stoic, but the service is prompt and attentive.

Pros: Intimate setting, Inexpensive, Great food

Cons: Limited seating, Stoic staff

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exceptionally bad service. as if the waiter learned how to badly service customer in school and applied it to his work. perhaps he's the valedictorian of that class.
anyways, the waiter was rude, throwing utensils and chopsticks around as if he hates to serve. "miscalculated" the check, didn't even say thank you while we walked out. food also sucks. its oily expensive chinese food which i can microwave at home for a fraction of the price!!! DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!

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★☆☆☆☆

exceptionally bad service. as if the waiter learned how to badly service customer in school and applied it to his work. perhaps he's the valedictorian of that class.
anyways, the waiter was rude, throwing utensils and chopsticks around as if he hates to serve. "miscalculated" the check, didn't even say thank you while we walked out. food also sucks. its oily expensive chinese food which i can microwave at home for a fraction of the price!!! DO NOT GO HERE!!!!!!

Pros: nothing

Cons: everything

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A fantasic spot for a quick, refreshing lunch. Service was quaint and cuisine was authentically fresh. All in all, a pleasurable dining experience.

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★★★★☆

A fantasic spot for a quick, refreshing lunch. Service was quaint and cuisine was authentically fresh. All in all, a pleasurable dining experience.

Pros: affordable, authentic, great service

Cons: limited seating

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When I read girl in the city's review, I thought it was a review I had already written!

Same story: always curious to try, finally dragged boyfriend, and we both HATED the food. Both of our dishes (I think we had curries) were absolutely tasteless. No amount of salt and pepper could fix.

Let your curiousity run wild, but don't try!

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★☆☆☆☆

When I read girl in the city's review, I thought it was a review I had already written!

Same story: always curious to try, finally dragged boyfriend, and we both HATED the food. Both of our dishes (I think we had curries) were absolutely tasteless. No amount of salt and pepper could fix.

Let your curiousity run wild, but don't try!

Cons: terrible food, cramped space

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The location is ideal, right by the (6) train by a major movie theater on 2nd Avenue, by so many nice bars on 3rd Avenue. The locale is small but comfortable. It seems to be a family run business and the service is prompt, professional and polite. Come here for a good tasting well prepared meal. I shared a plate of Momo (tibetan dumplings) with my wife. We chased the mild taste of the Momo with the spiciest dish on the menu: Cauliflower, potatoes, peas in a lettuce bowl marinated in a red curry - yogurt sauce. It was delicious and appropriately served with a Kirin Ichiban Beer. For 3 beers, 1 plate of momo + the 2 entrees (which include a tibetan style pita bread) I paid $43.00.

Do not forget they have a party room downstairs.

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★★★★☆

The location is ideal, right by the (6) train by a major movie theater on 2nd Avenue, by so many nice bars on 3rd Avenue. The locale is small but comfortable. It seems to be a family run business and the service is prompt, professional and polite. Come here for a good tasting well prepared meal. I shared a plate of Momo (tibetan dumplings) with my wife. We chased the mild taste of the Momo with the spiciest dish on the menu: Cauliflower, potatoes, peas in a lettuce bowl marinated in a red curry - yogurt sauce. It was delicious and appropriately served with a Kirin Ichiban Beer. For 3 beers, 1 plate of momo + the 2 entrees (which include a tibetan style pita bread) I paid $43.00.

Do not forget they have a party room downstairs.

Pros: Location, Fair Price, Prompt Seating

Cons: Small tables

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Since I live quite close to this restaurant, I would often take a gander at the menu and remind myself that I should try it sometime soon. One night when I was feeling adventurous, I dragged my boyfriend there, and was utterly disappointed. After asking the waiter several questions about a potential entree, I ordered a dish that in no way matched its description in the menu or what the waiter had told me. It was the most disgusting thing I ever laid eyes on - completely inedible and very unappetizing. And, to make matters worse, they refused to bring me something else. Definite lack of class. The supposed manager said that next time, I should order a different chicken dish which he thought would be more to my liking. Well, buddy - there isn't going to be a next time. My advice: avoid this place or order very carefully!

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★☆☆☆☆

Since I live quite close to this restaurant, I would often take a gander at the menu and remind myself that I should try it sometime soon. One night when I was feeling adventurous, I dragged my boyfriend there, and was utterly disappointed. After asking the waiter several questions about a potential entree, I ordered a dish that in no way matched its description in the menu or what the waiter had told me. It was the most disgusting thing I ever laid eyes on - completely inedible and very unappetizing. And, to make matters worse, they refused to bring me something else. Definite lack of class. The supposed manager said that next time, I should order a different chicken dish which he thought would be more to my liking. Well, buddy - there isn't going to be a next time. My advice: avoid this place or order very carefully!

Pros: intimate setting, cheap

Cons: classless service, poor quality

 

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