Sherpa House . Golden

This is one of my new favorite places in Denver (Golden actually) thanks to some good friends taking me there recently. Amazing Tibetan food (like Indian food but more mountainous, which includes “yak stew.” Great priced weekend buffet, beautiful dining area and patio. AND… it’s a cultural center!

The Sherpa House is the home of Lhakpa Sherpa, who was born and raised in the mountainous region of Nepal. Lhakpa and his wife, Rita, moved to Golden, Colorado, in the early 2000s and opened the Sherpa House in 2008. Since then, the restaurant has become a beloved local spot and a destination for foodies looking for an authentic taste of Nepal and Tibet.

As soon as you step inside, you’re greeted with colorful prayer flags, traditional Tibetan artwork, and warm, inviting decor that transports you to the Himalayan region. The walls are adorned with photos of Lhakpa’s home village in Nepal and the surrounding mountain ranges, adding to the restaurant’s authentic ambiance.

The menu at the Sherpa House features traditional Nepalese and Tibetan cuisine, with a focus on hearty, flavorful dishes that are perfect for the mountain climate.

If you’re feeling adventurous, try the khapse, a sweet and savory pastry made with flour, sugar, and

In addition to its delicious food, the Sherpa House also offers a wide selection of beer, wine, and cocktails, as well as traditional Tibetan tea and butter tea, a savory drink made with butter, salt, and tea leaves that are popular in the region.

Sherpa House cultural hub for the local Nepalese and Tibetan communities. Lhakpa and Rita often host events and celebrations at the restaurant, including traditional dance performances, film screenings, and cultural festivals.

The only negative is that your clothes may smell of curry for a while.