For a taste of Nepal without actually buying a round-trip ticket, this place has got you covered. Originally located across the street in a location less than half it’s current size, their success is a tribute to the care and craft of what they serve and how they serve it. The inviting warmth of the restaurant is not only seen in the dining room, it’s also worn on the sleeves of the waitstaff. They seem to be preoccupied with making you smile before you even open your menu. Every time Atlas goes, we are made to feel like family, and often given a book on Nepal to flip through as we wait. Start off with the traditional chicken dumplings (often times courtesy of the house) as you snack on their red, green, and white dips with the accompanying crispy papadum. For the main course, try their khasi dahl, a deliciously-fresh lamb dish in a tomato yogurt sauce with a side of garlic naan bread and you’ll feel higher than the Himalayas. Still hungry? Go for the bandel sag: orgasmic cubes of stewed wild boar in a creamy spinach sauce. Just make sure you do a quick tooth check before leaving the restaurant. You don’t want to take that to go. There for lunch? They offer a 10€ lunch menu of limited but rotating options. Masti garna!
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