Namaste Nippon Nepalese-Indian Restaurant and its bright colors have been standing along the Kitakaido Street in Aoi Ku, Shizuoka City. It is a 10 minutes walk from Cenova Department Store, and had often been recommended to me by friends. I took advantage of the free time at lunch the other day to pay them a belated visit.


Service: Very friendly, polite and smiling
Facilities & Equipment: Very clean overall. Spacious washroom
Prices: Reasonable
Strong points: A great blend of Indian and Nepalese cuisines. More than sufficient drinks list. Vegetarian set or single dishes available. Very generous portions!

The owner and the staff all hail from Nepal but the chefs graduated from a cooking school in India, allowing them to combine the two cuisines with even a little Japanese twist at times.

menu,Nepalese,IndianLunch time is particularly busy and they do have a hefty menu

One can choose from set menus or single dishes. I already know I’ll have to plan a few more visits! A good idea, since they serve a great variety of drinks including Shizuoka sake, would have to go there for a drink in the evening and eat their food as snacks.

vegetarian,menuI chose the vegetarian set lunch which should give me a good idea of the chefs’ skills. It includes a lot!

Nepal,beer,drinkBut first of all I had to taste a “Nepal Ice” beer

samosa,salad,mealEnormous potato samosa coming fresh and hot on your plate with vegetable salad

papadoIt would be enough as a great snack with a nice beer in the evenings

Nepalese,Indian,curry,naan,vegetarianThe Vegetarian Lunch Plate, which includes the aforementioned samosa and a drink

curry,spinach,cottage cheese

You can choose 2 out of 3 curries, I opted for the above “Parapanilu” spinach and cottage cheese curry

Dahl/beans curry, the third option was “Alparaku” Potato and Cottage Cheese

rice,turmericTurmeric rice, one can opt for plain rice too

Nepalese,pickles,achar“Achar” home-made Nepalese vegetable pickles, very tasty!


naanAnd a great freshly baked naan, they bake many kinds of naan, chapati and so on

Nepalese,Indian,food,naan,curryTry the same with two of you, great fun!

beer,lager,IndianI couldn’t help but taste an Indian Legend beer

NameNamaste Nippon Nepalese-Indian Restaurant
Address420-0845 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Oda Cho, 31-1, Ono Bldg, 1F
Access[map]420-0845 Shizuoka City, Aoi Ku, Oda Cho, 31-1, Ono Bldg, 1F[/map]
Opening Hours11:00~15:00 and 17:00~22:30, 11:00~22:30 (Saturday, Sunday and Holiday)
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Robert-Gilles Martineau

Robert-Gilles Martineau

Robert-Gilles Martineau, a 40-year French resident in Shizuoka and japan has been blogging and writing about his love for Japanese gastronomy and tourism in three languages since 1998. His motto: "There is always a new place to visit and a new food to taste out there!"

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