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Yeti of Hieizan
Nearby Subway Stops
7 at 40th St.-Lowery St.
American Express, MasterCard, Visa
- Dine at the Bar
- Good for Groups
- Full Bar
50th Ave. to Northern Blvd., 33rd St. to 55th St.
This venue is closed.
A mythical Himalayan beast and a Kyoto mountain range are the unlikely inspirations for this Sunnyside restaurant's name. The owners hail from Nepal and Japan, and the menu is split between the two cuisines. The crowd leans Nepalese, however, as does the kitchen’s proficiencies. Nepali cuisine is hardly ubiquitous in New York, but the menu’s pan-Asian influences are familiar. Dumplings and noodles recall Chinese cooking, and thalis—metal bowls filled with curried potatoes and dal—reflect an Indian influence. The house special fingshya is served with a ropy Tibetan bread that comes to life when dipped in an accompanying stew of translucent noodles, potatoes, and dried meat. The samaya bajee appetizer sampler arrives in a bento box, with mustard-dusted toasted soy beans, spicy cold chicken, mutton sweetmeats, and "beaten rice"—with the texture of coconut flakes. The Japanese food is equally extensive, with teriyakis, udons, tempuras, sushi, and sashimi. The room is dimly lit, with dark-wood booths separated by slatted dividers. A small, backlit cocktail bar welcomes diners in front, and leads to a screened Japanese-style private room. Nepali rugs and Japanese prints split duty on décor, although the soundtrack and big-screen videos are solely Nepalese.Recommended Dishes
Pork momo, $7.95; fingshya, $8.95; chicken thali, $9.95
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