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Durbar Square Restaurant

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Nepalese, Asian
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10 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3704
+1 603-294-0107
11:00 - 21:00
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Sun 11:00 - 21:00
Mon 15:15 - 21:00
Tue - Thu 11:00 - 21:00
Fri - Sat 11:00 - 22:00
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Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The main dining rooms are upstairs and pleasantly cozy. Nice to be up away from the draft of a front door on a winter's night. At street level, you'll see only the takeout area. Everything here was a delight: food, atmosphere, background music, the tender care of the staff, variety of options for every taste and kind of diet, and... More 

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Rye, New Hampshire
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817 reviews
521 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 157 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I've eaten here three times. The third time wasn't the charm, though. The food is very good, especially the gundrun soup. The flat herb bread is delicious but should be included with the pricey meals instead of costing an additional $3. The dinner portions aren't much larger than the luncheon portions. The luncheon dishes don't include some of the better... More 

Thank NHjo
Hampton, New Hampshire
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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

This was the first time that we tried Durbar Square and we will be back. The food was uniformly fresh and delicious. Definitely get the mo mo dumplings and one of the chili's. The bread is homemade and also excellent. The owner, John, is extremely nice and helpful. We will be back and highly recommend that foodies pass the word... More 

Thank Richard L
Durham, New Hampshire
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We love Southeast Asian food and this Nepali restaurant was terrific. Very nice staff - vegetables were cooked just right with wonderful seasonings. I had Basil Shrimp and my husband had Salmon and Asparagus - both were excellent. Will be back again.

Thank 603Martha93
New Hampshire
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40 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Happened to see this place while walking around Portsmouth browsing for a place to have a late lunch. We were headed for a seafood place but saw the sign and, having had Nepalese food elsewhere, thought we would give it a try. The food is amazing and the staff very friendly and welcoming. Will definitely be back and will bring... More 

Thank Carl C
Essex, Massachusetts
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15 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016

This will definitely be a go-to in Portsmouth! The momos were delicious and we'll definitely be back!

Thank Anneliese B
Danville, California
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11 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 December 2016

What a gem! Family run Nepalese restaurant in Portsmouth, New Hampshire. I live in the SF Bay Area, and visit Portsmouth at least six times a year. The area is clearly a seafood mecca, which makes Durbar Square REALLY stand out! Run by a Nepalese family, the menu is dominated by gluten free, low oil yet incredibly fragrant Nepalese cuisine.... More 

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White River Junction, Vermont
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134 reviews
96 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 67 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 December 2016

We've learned so much about world cuisine and this is the most recent lesson for visitors to Portsmouth. The owners of Durbar Square began in Manchester and followed that success to Hanover. They have now brought Nepalese dining to Portsmouth. This is its own creative fusion. The crossroads of Indian and Chinese food adds its own taste of Nepal to... More 

Thank Kalonymos
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10 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 November 2016

Met my daughter here to explore the cuisine as she has an upcoming trip to Nepal. Homey atmosphere, attentive staff, wonderful food--we tried the bread, the sweet potato takari, and the boar ribs--also the chicken momo appetizer--dumplings, essentially--was tasty and plentiful. Love the fact you can pick your spice range "from 1 to 10", and not just mild/medium/hot etc. Nothing... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

This place only opened about 3 months ago so they're still working on getting more traction in the competitive Portsmouth restaurant scene. The service was excellent, a relatively good wine selection and a good menu for those who appreciate flavorful food. My husband likes a lot of heat, I am still training my mouth to cope with anything above level... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 15 - US$ 26
Nepalese, Asian
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Special Occasion Dining
Open Hours
11:00 - 21:00
15:15 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 21:00
11:00 - 22:00
11:00 - 22:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: 10 Market St, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3704
  • Location: United States  >  New Hampshire (NH)  >  Portsmouth
  • Phone Number: +1 603-294-0107
Fresh healthy and local food in Nepali traditional style cooking . Exciting every bite!!

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?