148-1 Changsin-dong, Jongro-gu
Our Rating Neighborhood Dongdaemun Hours Daily 11am–11pm Transportation Exit 3 of Dongdaemun Station Phone 02-766-8850 Prices Lassi ₩3,000, curries start at ₩8,000, naan starts at ₩2,000 Cuisine Type Indian/Himalayan
Surrounded by dilapidated office buildings and abandoned karaoke rooms, Everest restaurant is a diamond in the rough. It may not look like much from the outside, but this unassuming eatery oozes charm, with a loyal patronage that packs the place daily thanks to its delectable Indian, Nepalese, and Tibetan cuisine. Everest's décor is a testament to its authenticity. Mint-green walls are adorned with colorful prayer flags, tribal dolls, prayer wheels, and stunning photographs of the Himalayas, each depicting the roots of the Gurung family, the restaurant's proud Nepalese owners. The flashy costumes and catchy tunes of Bollywood hits playing on a big screen in the corner complete the atmosphere. Everest's menu is expansive, but friendly servers will happily make recommendations and answer questions about the dishes' ingredients, which is particularly helpful for diners with special diets. The curries at Everest are undoubtedly what sets it apart from other restaurants of its kind. The palak paneer is creamy and rich and goes perfectly with an order of garlic naan, served hot and beautifully fragrant. The chicken and mutton masalas are also tasty, exuding a perfect balance of spicy and sweet. Masochists will love Everest's vindaloos, which guarantee to open sinuses and cause a few days' worth of heartburn. Top off your order with a side of samosas, the biggest you'll probably ever see, which are served with an unforgettable mint dipping sauce. The momos, Tibetan pork dumplings, are also a solid choice. Be sure to visit Everest with an empty stomach, as you will most likely order seconds. And thirds.
Map148-1 Changsin-dong, Jongro-gu Seoul
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