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Posted by Anonymous on 10/26/2005
I come here for dinner regularly to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. The dining room is absolutely gorgeous, very zen-like atmosphere, and servers are dressed in traditional tibetean wear. The food is excellent, very home cooked tasting, and the prices are reasonable. Great for a date, or a dinner after a stressful day.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/19/2005
I've been to this restaurant twice for dinner. It is very nice. It is dimly lit. Very much a date setting. The place is rather large, so seating never seemed to be a problem the times I went. The food is very good. The portions aren't as large as I would like them to be in respect to their great flavor and price, but not bad. The service is fairly good. They are very nice, but not always very attentive. I like to drink a lot of water and I would always have to call them over for more. Overall it's a very nice place. I will definitely return their again.
Posted by Anonymous on 10/15/2005
Woah... I think this has just become my favorite East Village restaurant. I've only been there once but I had the eggplant and I could eat that for about a week straight. The atmosphere was very beautiful (I couldn't stop looking around me at the intricate furnishings) & mellow too, with great music (seems like a pretty much perfect date spot). This is an outstanding value for the quality of the ingredients. It's true you can get less expensive, excellent Tibetan at Ubol's Kitchen or Tibetan Yak, but those are both in Queens and Tsampa is more than worth every penny of its price... above & beyond its better location (at least better for people who don't already live or work in Queens). Tsampa is amazing!
Posted by Healthy Foods on 08/29/2005
The atmosphere is meditative, almost like a temple with candles giving off the most light. The restaurant feels very authentic, with traditional music playing softly -- not a loud restaurant at all, which to me is important so that you don't have to yell to be heard. Food is very very fine; I had the eggplant which I had never had prepared in this way. I wish the portions were a little bigger. The service was excellent, but most of all I loved the vibe and decor - bamboo trees, everything, and the reasonable prices. A winner!
Posted by John on 08/17/2005
The food was excellent! Usually i am really picky about the food but when i saw the menu it shoked me everything there was organic! I love this restaurant! I ordered the baked noodle, gythuk ngopa, and my friend ordered the sherpa kala which was delicious! Since that weekend Tsampa became one of my favorite restaurants.
Posted by Anonymous on 07/08/2005
I can't say that anywhere I have ever eaten in NY has provided food that isn't completely overpriced. But I went to Tsampa with my roommate, a chef, this weekend and we were both floored. The atmosphere is fabulous; very quiet and clam with low lighting (perfect for a date). The staff is a perfect representation of the restaurant and food. The food came in a timely manner and was fabulous! I'm not one who can usually finish my food (especially a big plate), but I think I inhaled just about every piece that I could pick up with the chopsticks. I would recommend this to everyone whether they are a carnivore or vegetarian. At only $12 each (food and tea), we certainly couldn't have found better.
Posted by Mary & Jon on 02/14/2005
We decided to check this place out based on the menu pages reviews and were very pleasantly surprised. The vegetarian options were somewhat limited, but the chickpea/brown rice/sea veg/tofu platter made up for it. The food isn't very spicy (we're spice fiends), but tasty nonetheless. The atmosphere is moody, romantic , and a bit on the trendy side. The waitstaff was friendly, but not in our faces. We would definitely go back.