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Tsampa - CLOSED

212 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
+1 212-614-3226
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  • Excellent50%
  • Very good28%
  • Average20%
  • Poor0%
  • Terrible2%
5 Jan 2014
“Not impressed at all”
12 Dec 2013
“A nice introduction to Tibetan cuisine”
Restaurant Hours Closed
Asian, Tibetan, American, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
€€ - €€€
212 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
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Reviewed 6 January 2014 via mobile

Such great reviews and such a disappointment. I guess we are spoiled by good food. We ordered chicken curry, spring rolls and dumplings. Wrapping of spring rolls was mushy, overcooked and something mushy and overcooked was inside. Dumplings were same as from the frozen section...More

Thank LSNY-12
Reviewed 12 December 2013

After passing Tsampa on a food crawl over the summer, my wife and I told ourselves we would have to come back and try it. So one Friday night, when we didn't know where to eat, I told her to meet me there, and I...More

Thank Charming_Karl
Reviewed 1 December 2013

A simply amazing meal.... dined here on a Saturday evening and began the meal with an off menu appetizer- beef momo, the each dumpling had a unique blend of spice that melded with the beef and each dumpling contains a small amount of broth so...More

Thank John_Michael_56
Reviewed 25 November 2013

This place certainly has the flavor that it advertises, a typical home-made meal. While I cannot claim to know what typical Tibetan food actually is, the flavor of the baked noodles I ordered certainly tasted like a plate that was prepared just for me and...More

Thank Vincenz541
Reviewed 21 October 2013

We've had a couple of great meals here. The atmosphere is super comfortable, the staff knowledgeable and kind and the food brilliant.

Thank buckeyebrando
Reviewed 12 September 2013

Well, simply put... best experience ever had in a restaurant... Not only had a great meal but one of our hostesses gave us a wonderful lesson in compassion, mindfulness and all around tibetan culture. Besides the wonderful service and experience, the food was great! I've...More

Thank RodolfoCarrillo
Reviewed 8 July 2013

There is no shortage of good restaurants in NYC however this one is a favorite of mine in this price range. The ambiance was great and the food was very good. I will go back the next time I am in the city.

Thank S_travels4fun
Reviewed 28 May 2013

A good array of Himalayan food across India, Nepal and Bhutan set in a ambiance that is inviting. Good service. Do not miss the Himalayan Momos.

Thank ArthaBeed
Reviewed 12 May 2013

Tibet is indeed far and difficult to get to from most parts of the world. But you can have a taste of it right in New York City. The food is tasty and carefully prepared. The atmosphere is other worldly.

Thank Victorinus
Reviewed 11 February 2013

We have eaten here a few times now and the food has always been good and seems to be prepared in healthful ways. Having dined here with Tibetan people and having spent much time in Tibet, we have been disappointed by the lack of authenticity...More

Thank Lee R
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Restaurant Details

Average prices
US$31 - US$40
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Open Hours
17:00 - 23:30
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Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 212 E 9th St, New York City, NY 10003-7503
  • Location: United States  >  New York (NY)  >  New York City>  > East Village
  • Neighbourhood: East Village
  • Phone Number: +1 212-614-3226
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