Himalayan Kitchen Restaurant first opened its doors in October of 2005 at a modest downtown location. Surya Bastakoti, a para-glider and the owner of Mt. Pumori Trekking and Expeditions, left Nepal and came to Salt Lake City after traveling extensively through Europe, Asia and New York. Initially lured by the beauty of the mountains which bore an uncanny resemblance to the Himalayas, he settled here to start the first and only authentic award-winning Nepali Restaurant in Utah.
With the support of the climbing community and our "regulars," Himalayan Kitchen had extraordinary success and in 2007' it was clear the restaurant, although a local favorite, needed to improve and expand. With all our original chefs, Surya's business experience and customer service, as well as Carmen's design and marketing vision, we are poised to develop the restaurant to its full potential.