South Manchester is about as good a place as any to eat Indian food – this is the home of the Curry Mile after all – but hidden in the depths of Didsbury is a restaurant that is a little more hill station than Rusholme rush hour. The Great Kathmandu West Didsbury is a Nepalese joint serving up specialities from the mountainous Himalayan nation, right on Burton Road where it meets Cavendish Road. There’s space enough for large parties but also a few intimate little corners if there’s only a few of you. Book a table now and head on up for a culinary expedition at one of West Didsbury’s hottest restaurants.
We often speak of dining at the top table, of high-quality eating and of steepling standards… well, Nepal is the topmost table, the highest of the high, the roof of the world, and their cuisine is certainly up there with the best around. A fusion of North Indian delicacies, Chinese favourites, Pakistani influences and their own inimitable flavours, their food is quite like any other – set a course for Burton Road in Manchester’s Didsbury, home of The Great Kathmandu Tandoori, and try some for yourself: we’re sherpa you’ll love it.
The Great Kathmandu West Didsbury offers the best that man can do with the iconic clay oven: shashlik and seekh kebabs, full chickens, paneer and more come steaming out of the tandoor at a rate of knots. Their Manchester location is great too – on Burton Road in Didsbury, close to Burton Road met stop – certainly more approachable than the slopes of Everest for starters. Or mains.
I booked a table for twelve for a joint work leaving event. A very cold and snowy Wednesday night became a jovial banquet. Plenty of dishes to choose from, never rushed and very prompt drink replacements for the two to three hours sat together.
The food was great and service were faultless, we took friends for New Years Eve and we all really enjoyed our evening, would high recommend A*
By far the best Nepalese food in Manchester, the north... and possibly the UK. You owe it to your taste buds. We've been visiting for about 30 years now. Enough said.
The food was delicious, the staff was very friendly and welcoming will deffinatly returning to this restaurant absolutely faultless couldn't of asked for anything more
We used to eat here many years ago not long after it first opened. It was only a small restaurant then and the food was second to none - the freshness, the flavours and the tandoori cooking absolutely sublime with naan and pilau rice to die for. The restaurant has since expanded considerably in line with its reputation and to meet the ever-increasing demand for food in West Didbsury. We thought the curries were as good as ever but the tandoori mixed starter was disappointing - whilst the flavours were good, we were pretty sure it had been re-heated in a microwave and not cooked fresh in the tandoor, especially as it arrived very quickly after we'd ordered and the seek kebab was on the soggy side. However overall this did not detract from what was a very reasonably-priced meal served by friendly, efficient staff - and the curries, rice and naan are still THE best, though the Rajdoot runs it close (but is a lot dearer).
The food was absolutely amazing.... as always! They really are a cut above. Fine ingredients, perfectly cooked, wonderful flavour balances. Good sized portions as well. We went for a prawn and fish special, lamb handi and tandoori chicken shak-shu-na, as well as various sides. This is my third visit and there are very few restaurants that deliver such consistent high standards. Shame the service was a little bit slow, clumsy and disjointed. It was 8pm on the Saturday of Valentine's Day week, so understandably they were mega-busy. Staff were clearly working hard and I'm not sure an additional member of staff would have helped (quite tightly packed in the dining area). Just one if those things... small blot, but definitely a positive experience all things considered.
Convivial atmosphere, attentive waiters, reasonable bill, scrumptious food! What more can one ask? Well, one thing. The wine was a disappointment, we chose the S African Shiraz. Not a patch on its Australian counterpart, started rough and had only marginally improved by the end of the bottle. It felt like the sort of bottle you could pick up at a cut-price outlet for £2.99. Those of us drinking it agreed, a £4.99 equivalent from say Aldi or Lidl would be much better and surely at £16.95 the restaurant could afford that slightly reduced profit-margin. It didn't spoil the meal though, which was top-notch.
Food is delicious however the service midweek for a large group of 8 appeared to be too much for the waiters. We were short changed on the amount of mo mo's we'd ordered for our starter, the staff brought out meals we hadn't ordered, and we struggled to catch someone's eye when we needed something such as a drink or the bill. I would still go back however, as the food is truly very tasty, and the service at the weekend for small groups such as couples is fine.
Busy Nepalese restaurant with a lively atmosphere. Decor is bright with a welcome nod to Indian restaurant style of the 80s. Service is efficient and friendly. Food is exceptional, with all 6 dishes on our table very different-unlike many lower end Indian restaurants where most dishes seem to be produced from a single common base sauce. We have been coming here for years. Standards are consistently high.
Excellent service and perfect food. This place gets everything right from quality of food, consistency of presentation and flavour and choice of wine. A lot of similar restaurants can do hot spicy dishes well as the GK does but none can present the mild and medium choices with the same unerring skill in the balance of the sauces and cooking of lamb and chicken.