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Posted by Tricia on 10/15/2008
My friend and I came here on a whim to try something new, and I seriously cannot say anything negative! The food was absolutely delicious, the service was great, and the atmosphere was wonderful as well. Definitely a great place to go on a date or to catch up with friends. I definitely recommend Tsampa! I know I'll be back!
Posted by Hooked on 09/25/2008
Best noodles I've ever had! Really, they are. I love the flavors they use. Everything I've had there is amazing: momos, thukpa, Sherpa Khala, and the best ever: Gyathuk Ngopa!!!! Their chai is also incredible. It's such a relaxing, wonderful meal. I wish I lived in the neighborhood and could have it whenever I wanted. The one bad thing is that they aren't open for lunch, but that's not really something to complain about. Oh, and try the Tsampa dessert. It has the most unique texture.
Posted by Atressa on 07/07/2008
Having never had Tibetan cuisine before I dropped by this place one evening, and was fortunate enough to get what must have been the last seat available. I had the Sherpa Khala which was good, and would best be described as mild Chinese food with a hint of Indian spices. You get a fairly good portion for the money, though it does seem somewhat overpriced of course, they are using organic\free range ingredients they say so I suppose that's part of it. The highlight of the meal though for me anyways was dessert where I got a barley cake of brown sugar and honey in yogurt. (it's not on the currently posted menu). It was absolutely delicious, and I'm not one who typically gets into yogurt or barley, esp for dessert! So that was a tastily pleasant surprise. I also tried the Bocha, the butter-salt tea. ...It's like chai without the spices and not bad, a very calming beverage akin to warm milk. Service was pretty good overall. I never had to ask for refills, call over a server for ordering or the cheque, or deal with any rudeness. They have a lot of people working a single shift which enables this, though on the other hand you never have the same person twice... As to the atmosphere, I very much liked it, but then I don't mind the dark and was seated under a light so reading the menu wasn't a problem. I could see it being so though, and noticed that some patrons had apparently asked for extra candles to help. Maybe bringing a pocket light or something of the sort would be beneficial, esp for those with poor eyesight. Overall, it's definitely worth trying, esp the desserts and I would recommend it to anyone who wants something a little different than the ordinary.
Posted by VLee on 06/20/2008
Went with a group of about 12 people. They were very kind in accommodating our group. The food was very light and fresh. I could taste and feel the brightness of the veggies and the free-range chicken! I ordered the Sherpa Khala. The bread was similar to indian,..nan or is it chapati? Brown rice was also light and fluffy. I also tried a wonderful vanilla barley shake that still lingers on my mind! The appetizers were nice, but Small portions for the price. nice condiments Also tried the butter tea - not very good. Tasted like Lipton with butter,.. if you want to try it anyway,.. drink it before it cools down,.. Hope they will be able to make it properly one day,.. The restaurant will definitely be revisited by me and 'Company'. Lovely people, friendly, very good service!
Posted by Anonymous on 06/09/2008
I love trying new food and this was definitely a pleasant venture. I ordered the Tse Shogo Ngopa and really fell in love with it. The sauce and potato combo was really delicious! My friend on the other hand didn't have as happy of an experience. I believed she ordered the Ngo Ngopa (Sauteed Greens) , but the greens were almost half raw and had a very harsh taste. Not to say necessarily that it was bad, but may take an acquired taste. The lights were extremely dim and I did have to use the candle as another means to see my menu, but it was really a pleasant atmosphere. The prices are also decent, even though their alcoholic beverages are very small. Overall I would recommend it, and I will make an effort to return myself!
Posted by SimplyTaty on 05/13/2008
The food is incredibly fresh and delicious, made with mostly free range meat and local produce. The service is friendly and attentive and the atmosphere is relaxing and cozy. To top it off it's affordable. not many places in NYC with that mix.
Posted by Anonymous on 05/09/2008
Ate in house and the waiter forgot to put our order in. It took an hour and a half to get our food and when we received our bill we were overcharged. Made a call for delivery and was hung up on by an employee because I live on a street between ave. b and c. Nice, clean and affordable food but will never be back because of negligent and rude service.