Service: Very friendly, polite and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean overall. Spacious washroom
Strong points: A great blend of Indian and Nepalese cuisines. More than sufficient drinks list. Vegetarian set or single dishes available. Very generous portions!
Namaste Nippon Nepalese-Indian Restaurant and its bright colors have been standing along the Kitakaido Street in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City, 10 minutes walk from Cenova Department Store, and had often been recommended to me by friends.
I took advantage of free time at lunch the other day to pay them a belated visit!
The owner and the staff all hail from Nepal but the chefs graduated from a cooking school in India, allowing them to combine the two cuisines with even a little Japanese twist at times!
Lunch time is particularly busy and they do have a hefty menu!
One can choose from set menus or single dishes.
I already know I’ll have to plan a few more visits!
A good idea, since they serve a great variety of drinks including Shizuoka sake, would be to g there for a drink in the evening and eat their food as snacks!
I chose the vegetarian set lunch which should give me a good idea of the chefs’ skills!
It includes a lot!
But first of all I had to taste a “Nepal Ice” beer!
Enormous potato samosa coming fresh and hot on your plate with vegetable salad!
It would be enough as a great snack with a nice beer in the evenings!
The Vegetarian Lunch Plate, which includes the aforementioned samosa and a drink!
You can choose 2 out of 3 curries (sorry, this is how it is written on the Japanese menu! Mind you, they all speak fluent English and Japanese):
I opted for the above “Parapanilu” spinach and cottage cheese curry!
The third one was “Alparaku” Potato and Cottage Cheese!
One can opt for plain rice, too!
“Achar” home-made Nepalese vegetable pickles! Very tasty!
And a great freshly baked nan!
Actually they bake many kinds of nan, chapati and so on!
Try the same with two of you! Great fun!
I couldn’ help taste an Indian Legend beer!
Meet you in the evening there again!
NAMASTE NIPPON Nepalese-Indian Restaurant
420-0845 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Oda Cho, 31-1, Ono Bldg, 1F (along the Kitakaido Street, 10 minutes walk from Cenova Department Store)
Tel. & Fax: 054-247-6775
Opening hours: 11:00~15:00, 17:00~22:30
Closed on Thursdays
Credit Cards OK
Take outs OK!
Check their FACEBOOK PAGE!
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It looks very tasty ! :p
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