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5.4 /6 Excellent 141 Reviews

Sherpa Kitchen

Esher Asian, Nepalese £££ +100
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About Sherpa Kitchen

Dear diners, please be aware that if you would like to use a third party voucher in conjunction with your booking, please contact the restaurant directly.

It’s a very easy hike to Sherpa Kitchen’s High Street Esher premises, and well worth the burn for some of Surrey’s most curious cuisine. The food on offer here is nutritious, novel Nepalese, centred on staples like daal and bhat (lentils and rice), deliciously savoury chutneys, and main meals that make the most of precisely balanced herbs and spices hand-ground in a khal (a stone mortar). A must for any adventurous foodie, and especially fans of subcontinental Asian food.

Opening Hours

  • Monday Closed
  • Tuesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Wednesday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Thursday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Friday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Saturday 17:00 - 23:00
  • Sunday 13:00 - 21:00
Sherpa Kitchen, 132 High Street Esher, KT10 9QJ Surrey

Further Information

A standout in Surrey, Sherpa Kitchen is passionate about promoting Nepalese culture and culinary practice. with a master chef overseeing the preparation of what is certainly a lesser-known cuisine, despite Nepal’s proximity to India, Pakistan, and China, whose cuisines we know all too well. With Sherpa Kitchen sitting proud among the cluster of eateries down Esher’s High Street (easily spotted opposite Waitrose), fans of Asian food are blessed with a truly unique and stylishly appointed restaurant experience. Book a table, take a seat, crack open a bottle of Nepalese Khukuri beer and prepare to conquer an unforgettable meal.

Sherpa Kitchen has occupied the same premises down Esher’s High Street for over a dozen years, and is set to ride a new wave of interest in less well-travelled Asian cuisines. Fans of Indian, Pakistani, and even Chinese cuisine are flocking to one of Surrey’s most unique restaurants to experience the unique flavours of this Himalayan nation. If you want a dish that’s traditionally Nepali in the extreme, opt for the mooli chicken, combining tender chicken and mooli (daikon radish) in a delicious, hearty stew. Sherpa Kitchen’s signature dish is khasi tang, slow-cooked pork knuckle with chickpeas, while the lighter chicken dahi simmers chicken in a spice and curry leaf infused yoghurt sauce and mayalu lamb adds smoked honey to a nutty, creamy sauce for an ultimately delicate dish. It’s all deeply reminiscent of the high-altitude, mountainous region from which these dishes hark – what keeps Napal’s famous sherpas and ghurkas going through the long days. Book a table and begin your expedition.


141 Reviews

5.4 /6 Excellent 141 Reviews
Food: heavenly
Atmosphere: entertaining
Waiting Time: no waiting time
Quality/Price: great value
Service: extraordinary
Noise: quiet
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4 reviews so far 6
28.05.2017 08:46

It has the most amazing food, staff, and ambiance. Consistently good food. The dumplings and chicken methi. just amazing. Such a lovely evening. Restaurant bright and light and Very tastefully decorated as well.

1 review so far 6
21.05.2017 09:08

We are regular diners at Sherpa Kitchen. The food and service is excellent. Nepalese food at its very best with a variety of dishes and spicing to suit everyone's taste.

2 reviews so far 6
16.05.2017 10:41

Always exceptional and food consistently delicious. The high quality service makes each visit so enjoyable. We give the highest rating on all counts. James Farrell

2 reviews so far 6
07.05.2017 19:32

Excellent food, great service. We have been a few times and everything is consistently good. A great place for a catch up with friends. Highly recommended.

3 reviews so far 6
17.08.2016 11:46

We have been to the Sherpa Kitchen a few times and every time the food has been lovely, a varied menu with something for everyone. The quality and flavour of everything we've had has been excellent. If you've not had Nepalese yet or you just fancy a change you must try the Sherpa Kitchen.

1 review so far 6
07.01.2017 07:55

Excellent dinner at the Sherpa Kitchen with wonderful cuisine and first-class staff. The manager recommended a selection of Nepali dishes which were specially prepared for our table. Booking was essential as the restaurant was full which demonstrates the popularity of the Sherpa Kitchen. We will certainly be returning.

1 review so far 5
06.02.2016 09:52

Marvellous food ( try their lamb knuckle and the prawn aworysha dishes - best we have had . ) Service , as always, impeccable even as it was fully booked up . We were surprised at how reasonably priced it was , too, came up to £93 for 4 of us, included a bottle of Merlot . We are returning , Sherpa Kitchen ! SP, Kingston

1 review so far 5
07.03.2016 13:44

This was my first experience at Sherpa Kitchen and I was very impressed. I have coeliac disease and they were extremely accommodating. The Nepalese cuisine was deliciously flavoured without being overly hot and spicy and the staff were delightful. Also, the prices are very competitive. We will be back soon.

1 review so far 6
27.03.2017 08:27

I've been to Sherpa Kitchen several times in the past. The food is always excellent and the staff are friendly and welcoming. The atmosphere is nice and relaxed, and I'd thoroughly recommend it to anyone after something a bit different

1 review so far 6
18.05.2016 07:51

My husband and myself visited Sherpa Kitchen on Friday 13th May 2016. As always we thoroughly enjoyed Mr Om's hospitality, the service is excellent. The food is always well served along with good choices of wines available.

1 review so far 6
18.02.2017 07:42

I have been going to Sherpa Kitchen for many years and I love it. The food is great and well priced, the staff are lovely and the atmosphere is cool. What's not to love?

1 review so far 6
09.01.2016 09:10

I Really enjoyed my time at Sherpa Kitchen. The ambuance is great and the food was fantastic and the service was kind. All in all great food, great atmosphere and great people!

1 review so far 6
10.04.2016 09:21

Every time we eat here, the quality and services is consistent. The team work efficiently and always try to please. If you like Indian / Asian food you will enjoy Sherpa Kitchen.

1 review so far 5
29.06.2016 18:12

Lovely food and very friendly and helpful manager. Shame about the staff who repeatedly delivered the wrong order. We ordered two dhal but got one, then two rice and one arrived and to top it, two deserts - one arrived but at least we got two spoons! We also ordered some tap water to go with our wine. The jug arrived and was taken away again. But didn't spoil the evening and love this restaurant.

1 review so far 6
19.02.2017 07:20

We love the Sherpa Kitchen. Wonderful staff, beautiful food, and always a very nice atmosphere. We would recommend this restaurant to anyone who lives, or happens to be passing through Esher.

1 review so far 5
03.01.2017 07:17

The staff were very welcoming and accommodating when we were delayed. We have been before and as always the food was excellent. They do have to think about the entrance to the restaurant though as everytime the door opened there was a blast of cold air and it was uncomfortable throughout the entire evening and we could not relax and enjoy the dinner as we would have liked.

1 review so far 6
27.12.2015 13:53

It was my first experience at Sherpa Kitchen and I will definitely go back. The food was very good and authentic and the service friendly and professional. Enrica

3 reviews so far 6
21.07.2016 07:37

Everything about The Sherpa Kitchen really is an excellent restaurant. Fantastic food and friendly service, if you haven't been it yet then you really must try it !

1 review so far 5
07.01.2017 07:26

Great meal, staff we friendly but service was a little slow. We were at our table for over an hour before we received any food, tables around us seemed to get served and receive their food much quicker so I can only assume that we just arrived at the wrong time. Food was very good and made to order so we didn't mind the wait so much.

1 review so far 6
31.10.2015 08:15

They always deliver at the Sherpa Kitchen, delicious food. They staff are very attentive and polite, you always need to book to avoid disappointment Highly recomend them.

2 reviews so far 6
25.12.2015 07:23

The exceptional quality of the food is matched by the Service and this is a fantastic restaurant catering for all tastes. We have lived in Esher for 40 years and this is our favourite restaurant. For those who read this and have not tried the Sherpa you are in for a real treat.

1 review so far 6
25.04.2017 09:10

We frequently dine at Sherpa Kitchen and it's been consistently good. Great flavours, tender meat and lovely side orders. Service is attentive and friendly. Highly recommend.

1 review so far 6
19.12.2015 09:49

We love the Sherpa Kitchen, delicious Nepalese food, great service and a lovely atmosphere. It never fails to meet expectations. We would highly recommend it.

1 review so far 5
17.09.2016 17:26

Good food, good service an excellent night out. Regular customers here never had a bad meal. Thoroughly recommended. If you like Indian food with a difference go to Sherpa Kitchen

1 review so far 6
02.10.2016 07:44

Don't be fooled from the outside, Sherpa Kitchen is deceptively bigger than it appears, with a very friendly atmosphere, great service and high quality food

1 review so far 5
01.02.2016 08:56

Excellent tasty and different food, impeccable friendly and professional service. The only negative i could say was that they were a little too busy; whilst the food was prompt hot and tasty i got the feeling they wanted the table back. I recommend booking well in advance for a decent time slot so that you will not be rushed,

1 review so far 6
02.05.2016 08:10

Good friendly service, menu options were plenty. We had the Sunday special two courses plus a vegetable dish plus rice or plain nann for £15.99 exceptional value all dishes were very tasty and it was good to see a variety of vegetables available. We will definitely be going again.

2 reviews so far 5
19.01.2016 07:44

Great food and lovely service at a reasonable price. I have been to Sherpa Kitchen on 3 occasionso and always love it. It is a great place to eat.

2 reviews so far 4
13.04.2016 07:36

Sadly not as good as previous visits. Had to ask twice for pickles accompanying papadoms. Waiter put out hot plates three times before the main course arrived as these kept going cold due to the wait for the food to turn up. Hopefully the experience of the latest visit was just a blip as during previous times the service has been superb. We will see on our next visit.

1 review so far 3
28.09.2015 14:30

First and foremost, the food was very good. The problem was the service was not great, we had a 9pm booking where the table wasn't available until near 9.30pm, we then had to chase elements of service (drinks and food order) so that we could try and relax and enjoy the experience - The result was our meal didn't arrive until 10.30pm. The restaurant was very busy and they seemed to be understaffed to cope, this resulted in 'not a great service experience' and I will think twice before going back.

1 review so far 5
24.04.2016 08:34

Not been here for years but food was just as delicious as I remembered. Restaurant was pretty much full but the staff were efficient and friendly. Only slight problem was that the front door doesn't close itself and customers kept leaving it open on their way in / out so it was freezing!

1 review so far 6
04.08.2015 08:33

Lovely friendly restaurat. Welcoming of small children though no high chairs provided. Food portions were sensible allowing us to try a range of dishes. Very good use of groupon voucher as they allowed us to "top up" rather than being restricted to certain items.

1 review so far 5
15.09.2015 12:22

A welcome return visit to the Sherpa Kitchen. Small restaurant with a big atmosphere. A very tasty meal (crisp & fresh flavours) and very welcoming staff.

1 review so far 5
19.03.2017 15:50

The food was very good and would recommend my friends and family to go. I would definitely go back but maybe at an earlier time as 8.30pm seemed to be a busy time. My only complaint was the service was quite slow, our food took a long while to come out.

2 reviews so far 6
16.11.2015 07:15

Went to Sherpa kitchen for Sunday lunch with the family and had the best experience. Although we www the only people there, it felt like a very special private dining experience with impeccable service and delicious food. We all loved it!

3 reviews so far 6
29.01.2016 10:43

Excellent friendly service with wonderful atmosphere and exceptional food. Dishes to suit all tastes. Would highly recommend this fine establishment. If going on Friday, Saturday or Sunday, book a table in advance as this is a great, busy restaurant. Enjoy!

4 reviews so far 6
03.12.2016 16:25

Sherpa kitchen is one of those must go to restaurants. The restaurant is not a chain! The food is fantastic and the staff are just so lovely and friendly. Nothing too much trouble! Go visit and see for yourself.

1 review so far 6
31.08.2015 10:55

charming service, good food , good value and imaginative chef. Good balance between vegetarian and non vegetarian dishes. Our party arrived close to closing time and the chef waited graciously. A definite must return. Recommended by a picky foodie.

2 reviews so far 6
04.02.2016 07:49

Mid-week visit for a belated birthday meal and excellent service as always. Food up to it's usual high standard. Booking on line was very simple with a reminder email sent the day before. Will be back for sure.

1 review so far 4
30.04.2016 09:16

Food was really great but the service was slow and forgot to bring a couple of drinks! It was very busy so this could be why the waiters forgot when we asked for some things. Other than that all the waiters were very friendly and I would recommend for a well priced, different from your standard curry!

1 review so far 6
09.05.2016 20:21

Great menus choices and the food is really lovely. The restaurant has a really atmosphere and the staff are very attentive without being overbearing. I would definitely recommend this restaurant if you want something a little different

1 review so far 6
18.05.2016 14:12

Great food, great service, lovely environment! The restaurant is vibrant and busy lots going on but not interfering with anyone else. The staff are helpful and happy to help you with your choices. Food is excellent!

1 review so far 5
06.11.2016 08:27

Very enjoyable with very helpful staff. The food was a unique style of cuisine, which we had not had the pleasure of trying before. But we were extremely we did and shall be returning again to sample some of the other dishes.

1 review so far 6
23.12.2015 08:44

We love this restaurant. The food has always been of a very high quality and there is a large selection to choose from. Service and atmosphere are also excellent. Will definitely be going again soon.

1 review so far 6
10.01.2016 09:18

Fantastic!!! Amazing food and incredibly friendly staff. The restaurant is busy busy busy but you are never left waiting and once again the quality and tastes of the food is superb. We'll be back soon.

1 review so far 6
07.11.2016 07:16

Easy booking system on the internet, immediate service on arrival and during the meal, spotlessly clean, interesting menu, avoiding garlic and over spicy dishes thinking of Monday morning meetings, delicious cooking sensible prices. Top rate.

1 review so far 6
10.02.2016 09:23

Fantastic !!! food was exceptional as was the service. Omm is an amazing host. Will definitely go thee again!!! Highly recommended, we went for my wifes birthday meal, she wants takeaway for Valentines night :)

1 review so far 6
15.02.2017 08:57

This was our first visit and what a delightful restaurant this is and it had a great atmosphere, the food was very tasty and the portions sizes were just right. we will be going again.

1 review so far 6
02.11.2015 08:37

Excellent service, excellent food. Really good value. Love the staff - friendly, courteous and make you feel very welcome. If you haven't discovered this gem yet - book now - you wont be disappointed!

1 review so far 6
23.11.2015 08:27

Excellent as always. This is our 6th visit. We went with our 2 children last night. Definitely we recommend this resturant to any one who wants to try Napeleese food. Booking in advance recommended.