I recently revisited a particular favourite restaurant of mine, Sagarmatha Nepali Restaurant on Payneham Road. The restaurant is large and rarely very busy, although I can't imagine why, as it serves some of the most delicious food I've ever tasted.
As soon as you enter Sagarmatha, you are transported to Asia. The decor, music, and even smell of the restaurant will bring back pleasant memories for those who have travelled to South Asia, and no doubt inspire those who haven't.
One of the best things about Sagarmatha is that they serve momos, the ubiquitous dumpling found in Nepal and Northern India. It can be filled with meat or vegetables, and is served with spicy sauce.
After enjoying some momos, my friend and I shared a goat curry, which had a fantastic depth of flavour. We paired it with a vegetable curry of potato, white beans and bamboo shoots. This was accompanied by rice and roti, which is something they prepare exceptionally well.
Sagarmatha isn't cheap, but you couldn't eat an entire curry by yourself. It's a great place to go with a few friends and share so that you can fully experience the delights of Nepalese cuisine.
Thank You Kim for your encouraging review and we really appreciate very much this. We are sometimes very busy and sometimes not. I hope, when you visit next time us you the restaurant will full with such encouraging review and say hello to us. Thank you once again.
Our family eats at Sargarmatha regularly. We started eating there back in 2000 just after it opened. We went to Nepal for 6 weeks trekking for our honeymoon. The wonderful smells, the sounds, the fantastic tastes, the mountain pictures, the whole atmosphere takes us back to our wonderful honeymoon time in Nepal. I found the prices very good compared to what other restarants charge for a much smaller size meal. Join and become a member and save 10% or use the groupon coupons that pop up every now and then. I think they are also in the entertainment book that most schools sell for fund raising (i'm not 100% sure as i haven't had an entertainment book for about 5 years now)
I too love their Goat curry, I just love it. My wife is vegetarian and she never gets so many things to choose from anywhere else, Daal Bhat is the favorite its brilliant. We lived on it for almost the whole 6 weeks trekking.
I love the fact that it's not fine dining, its just natural and relaxing.
The staff are always just so happy and friendly. No grumpy pimple face waiters here.
I always finish of with the wonderful Nepali traditional rice pudding if i have any room left.... 5 stars from me. everytime i go...
Thankyou and keep up your wonderful cooking.