Alexandria / Nepalese / $$
The Himalayas may extend into India, but don’t get it twisted: Nepal has a robust cuisine all its own. Yes, you can get chicken tikka masala here, but resist the urge. What you need are momos, and you need them filled with yak meat.
Sound forbiddingly out of your wheelhouse? Don’t be fooled. Royal Nepal deals in comfort food from a different part of the world. Yak is mild, and momos are just juicy dumplings, seared on one side then served with a spicy tomato sauce and a cooling mint one. We should all resolve to explore the world one dish at a time, and Royal Nepal is your ticket to one of the planet’s greatest (culinary) heights.
See This: Nepali music videos play on TVs over the bar, but colorful Nepali textiles will catch your eye, too.
Eat This: Yak momos, Nepali thali, Royal Nepal sikarni
When to Visit: You’re ready for something truly different with a side of great service.