Everest On Grand

★★★★☆
Humble ingredients are taken to new heights at this Nepali restaurant.
  • 1278 Grand Ave

    Saint Paul, MN 55105

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  • 651-696-1666

About Everest On Grand

Hours
Sun 11:30am-9pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm
4.24 25
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This place is in a great location, atmosphere is so so and I really want to like it but it has left me underwhelmed twice now. Service is weak. We were dropped off at our table and ignored until someone stopped by expecting our order.

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★★★★★

This place is in a great location, atmosphere is so so and I really want to like it but it has left me underwhelmed twice now. Service is weak. We were dropped off at our table and ignored until someone stopped by expecting our order.

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I stop going there after hearing problems with health safety department in the Star Tribune. there are better indian/ nepali resturants much clean and good services.

3
★★★★★

I stop going there after hearing problems with health safety department in the Star Tribune. there are better indian/ nepali resturants much clean and good services.

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I just read in the Star Tribune that this place got nicked big time by the department of health and safety. This is what the article said about this place. Cold food in buffet as warm as 64 degrees. Employees rinsed hands without soap

3
★★★★★

I just read in the Star Tribune that this place got nicked big time by the department of health and safety. This is what the article said about this place. Cold food in buffet as warm as 64 degrees. Employees rinsed hands without soap

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Mmmmmm.... great food! They are kid-friendly and have a wide range of menu items. We are vegetarians and we all love this place - kids included. I would definitely recommend it.

4
★★★★☆

Mmmmmm.... great food! They are kid-friendly and have a wide range of menu items. We are vegetarians and we all love this place - kids included. I would definitely recommend it.

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The service wasn't too bad as opposed to the bad reviews that I've been reading. I went there on a Wednesday night and it was almost full for dinner. I thought the service was pretty good. I thought it was a tad little pricey - $18 for a chai, veggie curry and one naan. But the quantity compensated for the price because it lasted for two meals.

I'm an Indian and the food made me nostalgic. It very much tasted like mom-made food back home. Less oily and you can choose the spice level. I would go there again.

1
★★★☆☆

The service wasn't too bad as opposed to the bad reviews that I've been reading. I went there on a Wednesday night and it was almost full for dinner. I thought the service was pretty good. I thought it was a tad little pricey - $18 for a chai, veggie curry and one naan. But the quantity compensated for the price because it lasted for two meals.

I'm an Indian and the food made me nostalgic. It very much tasted like mom-made food back home. Less oily and you can choose the spice level. I would go there again.

Cons: Parking

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We were out at Everest on Grand for the first time with family for lunch yesterday. The ambience was simple and elegant. It was our first time though a cousin who was with us was a regular here which really helped in picking the right dishes. We were a bit early and while we waited for the rest of the crew to join, we were trying to get a sense of the place - most guests were Americans which made us wonder whether the taste would be authentic. (Little did we know that the guests there were conossieurs of food from the sub-continent, our mistake) Anyway, the chopped lamb and goat curry were amazing. So were the Momos - both chicken and veg Momos were really nice. The chopped lamb was out of the world - the tangy taste coupled with the marination was very good. One dish which was a big surprise was the Jack Fruit curry. Having its place in my traditional cuisine back in India and knowing how dicey it is to handle this fruit in a curry, I was not very sure how it would turn out but it was just great. We promptly called up a few friends and recommended and would mostly be there within the next month or so.

Rice being charged was a bummer. The Chicken Tikka Masala was a big disappointment too.

Pros: Friendly staff, authentic food
Cons: Our jackets picked the aroma of food!!, rice is charged separately

4
★★★★☆

We were out at Everest on Grand for the first time with family for lunch yesterday. The ambience was simple and elegant. It was our first time though a cousin who was with us was a regular here which really helped in picking the right dishes. We were a bit early and while we waited for the rest of the crew to join, we were trying to get a sense of the place - most guests were Americans which made us wonder whether the taste would be authentic. (Little did we know that the guests there were conossieurs of food from the sub-continent, our mistake) Anyway, the chopped lamb and goat curry were amazing. So were the Momos - both chicken and veg Momos were really nice. The chopped lamb was out of the world - the tangy taste coupled with the marination was very good. One dish which was a big surprise was the Jack Fruit curry. Having its place in my traditional cuisine back in India and knowing how dicey it is to handle this fruit in a curry, I was not very sure how it would turn out but it was just great. We promptly called up a few friends and recommended and would mostly be there within the next month or so.

Rice being charged was a bummer. The Chicken Tikka Masala was a big disappointment too.

Pros: Friendly staff, authentic food
Cons: Our jackets picked the aroma of food!!, rice is charged separately

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We were out at Everest on Grand for the first time with family for lunch yesterday. The ambience was simple and elegant. It was our first time though a cousin who was with us was a regular here which really helped in picking the right dishes. We were a bit early and while we waited for the rest of the crew to join, we were trying to get a sense of the place - most guests were Americans which made us wonder whether the taste would be authentic. (Little did we know that the guests there were conossieurs of food from the sub-continent, our mistake) Anyway, the chopped lamb and goat curry were amazing. So were the Momos - both chicken and veg Momos were really nice. The chopped lamb was out of the world - the tangy taste coupled with the marination was very good. One dish which was a big surprise was the Jack Fruit curry. Having its place in my traditional cuisine back in India and knowing how dicey it is to handle this fruit in a curry, I was not very sure how it would turn out but it was just great. We promptly called up a few friends and recommended and would mostly be there within the next month or so.

Rice being charged was a bummer. The Chicken Tikka Masala was a big disappointment too.

2
★★★★☆

We were out at Everest on Grand for the first time with family for lunch yesterday. The ambience was simple and elegant. It was our first time though a cousin who was with us was a regular here which really helped in picking the right dishes. We were a bit early and while we waited for the rest of the crew to join, we were trying to get a sense of the place - most guests were Americans which made us wonder whether the taste would be authentic. (Little did we know that the guests there were conossieurs of food from the sub-continent, our mistake) Anyway, the chopped lamb and goat curry were amazing. So were the Momos - both chicken and veg Momos were really nice. The chopped lamb was out of the world - the tangy taste coupled with the marination was very good. One dish which was a big surprise was the Jack Fruit curry. Having its place in my traditional cuisine back in India and knowing how dicey it is to handle this fruit in a curry, I was not very sure how it would turn out but it was just great. We promptly called up a few friends and recommended and would mostly be there within the next month or so.

Rice being charged was a bummer. The Chicken Tikka Masala was a big disappointment too.

Pros: Friendly staff, authentic food

Cons: Our jackets picked the aroma of food!!, rice is charged sepa

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We loved the momos! As someone who can't have dairy because of allergies we found this to be a good place with reasonable options with and without dairy.

2
★★★★★

We loved the momos! As someone who can't have dairy because of allergies we found this to be a good place with reasonable options with and without dairy.

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the food was excellent and very full of taste. nothing was bland.yet it did take a while for the food to get to our table, but it was worth the wait!!!!
i recomend the chicken chau chau ....the noodles and the best dumplings (momo)i ever had were very juicy and the sauces that went with them had the perrfect zest
try it you will like it!

2
★★★★★

the food was excellent and very full of taste. nothing was bland.yet it did take a while for the food to get to our table, but it was worth the wait!!!!
i recomend the chicken chau chau ....the noodles and the best dumplings (momo)i ever had were very juicy and the sauces that went with them had the perrfect zest
try it you will like it!

Pros: food,flavor

Cons: wait for the food

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The atmosphere is simple and welcoming, with a staff that is always friendly, knowledgable (for those not acquainted with Nepalese and Tibetan food) and efficient.

The food is fantastic, especially their momos (steamed dumplings). I recommend the yak momo, as the yak are actually raised in Minnesota, which is always a plus.

The tea is dutifully replenished, the soup is flavorful and the llunch buffet never fails and changes every day.

Beautiful. One of my favorite gems of the Twin Cities!

5
★★★★★

The atmosphere is simple and welcoming, with a staff that is always friendly, knowledgable (for those not acquainted with Nepalese and Tibetan food) and efficient.

The food is fantastic, especially their momos (steamed dumplings). I recommend the yak momo, as the yak are actually raised in Minnesota, which is always a plus.

The tea is dutifully replenished, the soup is flavorful and the llunch buffet never fails and changes every day.

Beautiful. One of my favorite gems of the Twin Cities!

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The first time we went here, I fell in love with the food. My boyfriend thought it was just ok and I begged him to return. We did and decided to try the buffet, which was disappointing. They don't stay right on top of keeping things filled and fresh, and perhaps what they put out isn't the greatest held in a buffet. It is a bit expensive, but I think it's a fine place if you order off the menu when you want to splurge a bit. I don't remember having problems with the service, but I'm writing this review of the experiences we had months ago.

2
★★★★☆

The first time we went here, I fell in love with the food. My boyfriend thought it was just ok and I begged him to return. We did and decided to try the buffet, which was disappointing. They don't stay right on top of keeping things filled and fresh, and perhaps what they put out isn't the greatest held in a buffet. It is a bit expensive, but I think it's a fine place if you order off the menu when you want to splurge a bit. I don't remember having problems with the service, but I'm writing this review of the experiences we had months ago.

Cons: buffet, price

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I can't say anything bad about Everest, I love it! I've brought lots of different people to this place and they have all enjoyed it. It's quaint and eclectic and makes me feel as if I'm in Portland visiting my family! The blend of spices and flavors is amazing! I love food from this region of the world, but this has it's own twist! Where else can you get goat bone soup and yak? I usually show up for the lunch buffet so I can try something new each time, but I do have my favorites, the momos and the goat soup, at least I think it was goat soup. There were so many things I looked at tasted and maybe it was some sort of soup and I had some goat meat! Either way, I loved it!

2
★★★★☆

I can't say anything bad about Everest, I love it! I've brought lots of different people to this place and they have all enjoyed it. It's quaint and eclectic and makes me feel as if I'm in Portland visiting my family! The blend of spices and flavors is amazing! I love food from this region of the world, but this has it's own twist! Where else can you get goat bone soup and yak? I usually show up for the lunch buffet so I can try something new each time, but I do have my favorites, the momos and the goat soup, at least I think it was goat soup. There were so many things I looked at tasted and maybe it was some sort of soup and I had some goat meat! Either way, I loved it!

Pros: Good location, near Macalister College lots of window shoppping and things to see.

Cons: parking is limited to a small lot behind the building or street parking

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The food here is very authentic and tasty. You can choose your spiciness factor, from mild to very hot. The curry dishes are fantastic. The service is friendly and efficient. Also, the prices are very reasonable. I would highly recommend visiting for lunch or dinner.

5
★★★★★

The food here is very authentic and tasty. You can choose your spiciness factor, from mild to very hot. The curry dishes are fantastic. The service is friendly and efficient. Also, the prices are very reasonable. I would highly recommend visiting for lunch or dinner.

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Had a great New Year's Eve meal here with my Nepali friends! I will definitely be back.

I had chicken momo which were great as well as the potato curry- quite good at a medium spice my mouth was burning but things were still flavorful.

I also had a chance to try my friend's pork dish that was fantastic-definately what I am going to order the next time I am there!

5
★★★★★

Had a great New Year's Eve meal here with my Nepali friends! I will definitely be back.

I had chicken momo which were great as well as the potato curry- quite good at a medium spice my mouth was burning but things were still flavorful.

I also had a chance to try my friend's pork dish that was fantastic-definately what I am going to order the next time I am there!

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I actually just stopped by to grab some take out. They said 10-1 minutes. Ended up being more around 25-30 minutes.

I had the lamb curry, which was very tasty. I was pleasantly surprised that the spicy was actually somewhat spicy (as that is rare in MN). For what I got I felt $15 was simply too much, at $10 i would love this place. As it is there are a lot of places out there that are better and have more interesting dishes at this price point.

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★★☆☆☆

I actually just stopped by to grab some take out. They said 10-1 minutes. Ended up being more around 25-30 minutes.

I had the lamb curry, which was very tasty. I was pleasantly surprised that the spicy was actually somewhat spicy (as that is rare in MN). For what I got I felt $15 was simply too much, at $10 i would love this place. As it is there are a lot of places out there that are better and have more interesting dishes at this price point.

Cons: very banquet style, no intimacy, you stare at kowalski's

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My boyfriend and I went here yesterday for dinner. We arrived at about 5:30, sat down immediately, ordered our food the first time someone came to our table, and didn't get our food until 6:15. The dining room wasn't even near full, so I have no idea what took them so long. The combination dinners look like they're meant for two people to share, but they only give you one cup of daal (which was tasty - but I have no idea whether it was authentic because it's the first time I've ever tried daal). We got the shrimp curry and the cauliflower curry (don't remember their real names), both of which were O.K. We ordered them Mild+, which was actually too hot for both of us.

The food was alright, but the service was bad enough to make us never want to return.

1
★★☆☆☆

My boyfriend and I went here yesterday for dinner. We arrived at about 5:30, sat down immediately, ordered our food the first time someone came to our table, and didn't get our food until 6:15. The dining room wasn't even near full, so I have no idea what took them so long. The combination dinners look like they're meant for two people to share, but they only give you one cup of daal (which was tasty - but I have no idea whether it was authentic because it's the first time I've ever tried daal). We got the shrimp curry and the cauliflower curry (don't remember their real names), both of which were O.K. We ordered them Mild+, which was actually too hot for both of us.

The food was alright, but the service was bad enough to make us never want to return.

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Good food. service could be lot better. Not as spicy as Indian food but spicy enough for your exotic taste.

2
★★★★☆

Good food. service could be lot better. Not as spicy as Indian food but spicy enough for your exotic taste.

Pros: Good food.

Cons: Pricey buffet and poor service

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We really liked Katahar( Green jack-fruit) entree. We have not found anyother place which serves it. Tasty vegetarian momos comes with spicy chutney.

2
★★★★★

We really liked Katahar( Green jack-fruit) entree. We have not found anyother place which serves it. Tasty vegetarian momos comes with spicy chutney.

Pros: Authentic food

Cons: Sometimes service is slow

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The food at Everest on Grand is very tasty. It is moderately priced; dishes are all around $8-$12 each.

The menu offers unique flavors of mostly Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine. There are also a few Indian dishes (Chicken Tikka Marsala, Saag, Naan) on the menu. There are a good selection of vegitarian dishes, typical meat dishes, and unusual meat offerings such Yak and Goat.

Everything I have ordered has been freshly prepared, very good, and large portions. They also offer the full menu as take out.

Beer and wine are served indoors only.

PROS: unique and delicious food, friendly staff, few outside tables.
CONS:

4
★★★★☆

The food at Everest on Grand is very tasty. It is moderately priced; dishes are all around $8-$12 each.

The menu offers unique flavors of mostly Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine. There are also a few Indian dishes (Chicken Tikka Marsala, Saag, Naan) on the menu. There are a good selection of vegitarian dishes, typical meat dishes, and unusual meat offerings such Yak and Goat.

Everything I have ordered has been freshly prepared, very good, and large portions. They also offer the full menu as take out.

Beer and wine are served indoors only.

PROS: unique and delicious food, friendly staff, few outside tables.
CONS:

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We spent $3.95 per person on the Daal soup and it was cold. Food was okay, but it tasted too much like Indian food. I didn't see what was special to Tibetan/Nepali food.

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★★☆☆☆

We spent $3.95 per person on the Daal soup and it was cold. Food was okay, but it tasted too much like Indian food. I didn't see what was special to Tibetan/Nepali food.

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I have only been there once a couple months ago but food was very, very good. Their curry had a lot of heat to it (we ordered medium) and wonderful, complex flavors. And of course the yak dumplings were incredible. I plan to go back soon.

2
★★★★★

I have only been there once a couple months ago but food was very, very good. Their curry had a lot of heat to it (we ordered medium) and wonderful, complex flavors. And of course the yak dumplings were incredible. I plan to go back soon.

Pros: great food, prompt service

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The food was fantastic - varying from simple flavors to spicy curry. The atmosphere was enjoyable - cozy and crisp at the same time. Service was not great - very slow, and inattentive. Drink selection could be better.

2
★★★★★

The food was fantastic - varying from simple flavors to spicy curry. The atmosphere was enjoyable - cozy and crisp at the same time. Service was not great - very slow, and inattentive. Drink selection could be better.

Pros: Food, Value, Atmosphere

Cons: Service, Speed

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The title says it all -- don't bother with this place. Every time I've been there half the diners have their coats on because it's so cold in the room -- while they wait forever to be served food that is bland, boring, and too salty. Let's face it, there is only so much that you can do with yak.

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★☆☆☆☆

The title says it all -- don't bother with this place. Every time I've been there half the diners have their coats on because it's so cold in the room -- while they wait forever to be served food that is bland, boring, and too salty. Let's face it, there is only so much that you can do with yak.

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Holy yak is all i have to say. Quite possibly the best food i have had in a coons age. I am in love with this restaraunt.

2
★★★★★

Holy yak is all i have to say. Quite possibly the best food i have had in a coons age. I am in love with this restaraunt.

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They have a great bufett at lunch, but it is $8.95 per person. A little spendy, but they have a good selection to choose from. Heavy meat eaters might want to go somewhere else.

2
★★★★★

They have a great bufett at lunch, but it is $8.95 per person. A little spendy, but they have a good selection to choose from. Heavy meat eaters might want to go somewhere else.

Pros: Buffet Selection, Casual Atmosphere, Authentic Cuisine

Cons: Spendy, NOt much meat on Menu

More about Everest On Grand

Family owned restaurant serving authentic Nepali and North Indian food. We also make Nepali-style Tibetan Momo's and Thukpa with authentic house sauce.

 

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