St. Paul >Food & Dining > Everest On Grand
1278 Grand Ave, Saint Paul, MN | Directions 5510544.939943 -93.154191
Sun 11:30am-9pm, Mon-Thu 11:30am-5pm, Fri-Sat 11:30am-10pm
Neighborhoods: Macalester - Groveland
Expected More – 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. No drinks were initially offered, we has to ask for them first. On the two times I went I had the Tandoor Lamb and Chicken Tikka Masala. Ordered the Lamb medium and it was way too hot for me. Others at are table had medium and it was fine. I ordered the Chicken mild+ which was a good temp. If anything a little too mild. Inconsistent.
The Lamb had promise but the Chicken was weak.
My wife had vegetarian both times and was not impressed each time. I should mention that she does not eat curry.
I'm not planning on returning.
Trouble with FDA – 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.
health violations – 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 or towels. Hand sink not accessible. Employee failed to wash hands while alternating between prepping raw chicken and unloading dishwasher. Employee beverages in kitchen. Mouse droppings in one location. Prep drawer too warm.” I would not eat at this place if I was paid.
Kinda Alright – 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.
An unexplored jewel sitting out there!! – 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.
Citysearch Editorial Review – This little space on St. Paul’s elegant Grand Avenue has been transformed into a bustling, bright restaurant serving Nepalese, Tibetan and Indian food. The walls are painted in rich reds and blues, giving it a happy, celebratory vibe. And numerous lantern lights hanging from the ceiling keep it well-lit and welcoming. The restaurant is famous for its momas, but it’s also getting a reputation for its yak. The meat is organic, grass-fed and locally sourced, and comes in curry or choyla dishes that are perfectly spiced to your palate.
Really good food – 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.
tasty........mmmmmm – 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!
good food, lackluster buffet – 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.
little gem – 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!
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