Gurkha Sofia

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Gurkha – Indian & Nepali Food

The chef of Gurkha was born in Nepal but got a lot of cooking experience in India. He came to Bulgaria in 2002 to create a menu for one of the first Indian restaurants in Sofia. And he has been working ever since in various restaurants, including some 5-star hotels.

I am saying that just to add some more weight to my personal opinion that the guy definitely knows what he is doing. Also, most of the time he is there to give you suggestions based on your personal taste. Many fear that this food is not for every stomach and they might be right… Everything in moderation, right?

Some of the best dishes in Gurkha are tandoor-cooked. From the “simple” chicken ṭikka masālā to more complicated options with names I would never be able to pronounce. One of my favorites is Indian paneer cheese with spinach sauce.

As a typical Bulgarian I can’t help adding bread to my meals – do not miss the Pudina Paratha with mint and other spices.

What I don’t like about this place is that I am a bit worried that there are not a lot of customers. I already had to take down an article about my favorite Mexican place because it was shut down.

The lack of customers makes it cozier but I really hope that the restaurant will survive so that me and my friends can enjoy it. What makes it even cozier is the fireplace that they use in colder days.

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Details about this spot



Tsvetna gradina 56, Sofia

Telephone number


Opening Times

12:00 - 00:00 daily


Main dish: BGN 14.00


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Last Changed Date: 2016-05-19 11:45:13 +0200 (Thu, 19 May 2016)