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2 for 1 at Light of Gurkha

For mouth-watering Nepalese cuisine in the Balham area of London, visit Light of Gurkha. Enjoy full bodied dishes made using authentic ingredients and recipes.

Their delicious menu includes a range of very traditional dishes, Indian as well as some speciality Nepalese dishes, which are all complemented by a well-priced wine list. These are all served by wonderful attentive staff, sporting service with a smile.

This beautifully decorated restaurant should definitely be one to watch, and will certainly be one you return to again and again!

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Please Note: The restaurant is open from 6pm.

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Light of Gurkha
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Don said
" Good food, good service"
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David said "Fresh Tasting
Have lived nearby for ages and was the first time had been. The food was really tasty and not..."
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Claire said
" Delicious food and friendly staff.

However, the tastecard 241 deal does not..."
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Lucian said
" Once at Light of Gurkha is hard to have the same feeling of culinary apogee anywhere else.
..."
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Andy said "Great atmosphere, great menu and great wine list!
I have eaten here many times and it never fails to impress. The staff are fantastic and the..."
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Jon said "A gem
The venue has a great feel, the service was superb, and the food excellent. I can certainly..."
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coral said "lush
Such a lovely atmosphere - excellent menu and fantastic food -the staff are so friendly and..."
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Laura said
" Very nice restaurant.

The food is really amazing and the portions very..."
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Arnaud said
" Light of Gurka! The BEST Nepalese kitchen of London! Just a perfect mix between modernism and..."
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Ben said
" This is one of my favourite resturants. The food is always amazing the service is out of this..."
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Amine said "Top notch
What an amazing experience. I love this place for its intimacy, the kind and natural service and..."
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Sarika said
" Great food and atmosphere. The staff are helpful and friendly. Highly recommended."
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Vin said "Fantastic Food & Service!
I have been to a few Nepalese restaurants & they have all been much of a much, I then found..."
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Joost said
" Great restaurant - been here a few times, but tastecard just makes it even better value!
..."
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  • Don said:
    " Good food, good service "
    Posted 10 months, 7 days ago...
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  • David said: "Fresh Tasting
    Have lived nearby for ages and was the first time had been. The food was really tasty and not oily at all. Had delicious spicy pipadoms to start and lamb bhtutuwa for main which was delicious. Will definitely go back! "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 7 days ago...
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  • Claire said:
    " Delicious food and friendly staff.

    However, the tastecard 241 deal does not include side dishes/rice/naan bread. "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 9 days ago...
    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Lucian said:
    " Once at Light of Gurkha is hard to have the same feeling of culinary apogee anywhere else.

    It's not only in the quality of the food and the service you receive. It's the entire experience altogether. I openly recommend visiting the place accompanied by family or close friends to be able to fully appreciate the good time you’ll spend here.

    Lucian Ionica "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 3 days ago...
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Andy said: "Great atmosphere, great menu and great wine list!
    I have eaten here many times and it never fails to impress. The staff are fantastic and the atmosphere is great. The menu is extensive and it's hard to pick a favourite but Lamb Bhutuwa would get the nod. The wine list is equally as good and my favourite. Albariño goes well with anything. Can't recommend it highly enough! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 9 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Jon said: "A gem
    The venue has a great feel, the service was superb, and the food excellent. I can certainly recommend the King Prawn Patia as a main course.

    The Light of Gurka will always be our evening out when in the Balham area. A unique experience.

    A good wine list too! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 9 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • coral said: "lush
    Such a lovely atmosphere - excellent menu and fantastic food -the staff are so friendly and helpful - we did not want to leave! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 10 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Laura said:
    " Very nice restaurant.

    The food is really amazing and the portions very generous.

    The atmosphere is nice as it is very bright (comparing to some other Indian/Nepalese restaurants), clean and the pink seats brings a warm and fun touch.

    At the back of the restaurant you have a nice terrace for drinks or cigarette breaks!

    I would highly recommend this restaurant for making your taste travel to Kathmandu!! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 11 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Arnaud said:
    " Light of Gurka! The BEST Nepalese kitchen of London! Just a perfect mix between modernism and tradition! Just to be Tasted and Enjoyed! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 11 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Ben said:
    " This is one of my favourite resturants. The food is always amazing the service is out of this world and a great atmosphere.

    I don't usually write reviews but in this case I needed to!!! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 13 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Amine said: "Top notch
    What an amazing experience. I love this place for its intimacy, the kind and natural service and great food. I think this is clearly not a place for the guys looking for big chain mass restaurants. I really felt like travelling to an intimate place served by kind people, like if I was invited to a family's home! Definitely going back soon! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 14 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Sarika said:
    " Great food and atmosphere. The staff are helpful and friendly. Highly recommended. "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 14 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Vin said: "Fantastic Food & Service!
    I have been to a few Nepalese restaurants & they have all been much of a much, I then found Light Of Ghurkha & thought I'd give it a try & I'm glad I did as it has a completely different spin to Nepalese food, they offer the traditional or something slightly different, the other nice thing is the food is not too heavy either & there is a huge variety, they have something to suit everyone. The food is all fresh & you can even view the chefs cutting & cooking the food if you like, they also have a great variety of drinks including cocktails & mocktails for the people who don't drink, the staff are always very pleasant & helpful. The place is always spotlessly clean & the decor is modern but yet warming & welcoming.

    I have been going back ever since finding it about a year ago.

    The other handy thing that is great is there is actually parking, they are pay & display meters just round the corner.

    I would recommend this place to eat to everyday of the week! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 14 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Joost said:
    " Great restaurant - been here a few times, but tastecard just makes it even better value!

    Food is delicious, staff are friendly and helpful, and there's a decent selection of drinks. "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 14 days ago...
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Don said:
    " Good food, good service "
    Posted 10 months, 7 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • David said: "Fresh Tasting
    Have lived nearby for ages and was the first time had been. The food was really tasty and not oily at all. Had delicious spicy pipadoms to start and lamb bhtutuwa for main which was delicious. Will definitely go back! "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 7 days ago...
    0 out of 0 people found this review helpful... Did you?
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  • Claire said:
    " Delicious food and friendly staff.

    However, the tastecard 241 deal does not include side dishes/rice/naan bread. "
    Posted 3 years, 3 months, 9 days ago...
    10 out of 10 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • Lucian said:
    " Once at Light of Gurkha is hard to have the same feeling of culinary apogee anywhere else.

    It's not only in the quality of the food and the service you receive. It's the entire experience altogether. I openly recommend visiting the place accompanied by family or close friends to be able to fully appreciate the good time you’ll spend here.

    Lucian Ionica "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 3 days ago...
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • Andy said: "Great atmosphere, great menu and great wine list!
    I have eaten here many times and it never fails to impress. The staff are fantastic and the atmosphere is great. The menu is extensive and it's hard to pick a favourite but Lamb Bhutuwa would get the nod. The wine list is equally as good and my favourite. Albariño goes well with anything. Can't recommend it highly enough! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 9 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • Jon said: "A gem
    The venue has a great feel, the service was superb, and the food excellent. I can certainly recommend the King Prawn Patia as a main course.

    The Light of Gurka will always be our evening out when in the Balham area. A unique experience.

    A good wine list too! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 9 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
    Food quality
    Customer service
    Ease of tastecard use
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    Overall
  • coral said: "lush
    Such a lovely atmosphere - excellent menu and fantastic food -the staff are so friendly and helpful - we did not want to leave! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 10 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
    Food quality
    Customer service
    Ease of tastecard use
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    Overall
  • Laura said:
    " Very nice restaurant.

    The food is really amazing and the portions very generous.

    The atmosphere is nice as it is very bright (comparing to some other Indian/Nepalese restaurants), clean and the pink seats brings a warm and fun touch.

    At the back of the restaurant you have a nice terrace for drinks or cigarette breaks!

    I would highly recommend this restaurant for making your taste travel to Kathmandu!! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 11 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
    Food quality
    Customer service
    Ease of tastecard use
    Atmosphere
    Overall
  • Arnaud said:
    " Light of Gurka! The BEST Nepalese kitchen of London! Just a perfect mix between modernism and tradition! Just to be Tasted and Enjoyed! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 11 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
    Food quality
    Customer service
    Ease of tastecard use
    Atmosphere
    Overall
  • Ben said:
    " This is one of my favourite resturants. The food is always amazing the service is out of this world and a great atmosphere.

    I don't usually write reviews but in this case I needed to!!! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 13 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
    Food quality
    Customer service
    Ease of tastecard use
    Atmosphere
    Overall
  • Amine said: "Top notch
    What an amazing experience. I love this place for its intimacy, the kind and natural service and great food. I think this is clearly not a place for the guys looking for big chain mass restaurants. I really felt like travelling to an intimate place served by kind people, like if I was invited to a family's home! Definitely going back soon! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 14 days ago...
    3 out of 3 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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    Ease of tastecard use
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    Overall
  • Sarika said:
    " Great food and atmosphere. The staff are helpful and friendly. Highly recommended. "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 14 days ago...
    4 out of 4 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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  • Vin said: "Fantastic Food & Service!
    I have been to a few Nepalese restaurants & they have all been much of a much, I then found Light Of Ghurkha & thought I'd give it a try & I'm glad I did as it has a completely different spin to Nepalese food, they offer the traditional or something slightly different, the other nice thing is the food is not too heavy either & there is a huge variety, they have something to suit everyone. The food is all fresh & you can even view the chefs cutting & cooking the food if you like, they also have a great variety of drinks including cocktails & mocktails for the people who don't drink, the staff are always very pleasant & helpful. The place is always spotlessly clean & the decor is modern but yet warming & welcoming.

    I have been going back ever since finding it about a year ago.

    The other handy thing that is great is there is actually parking, they are pay & display meters just round the corner.

    I would recommend this place to eat to everyday of the week! "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 14 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
    Food quality
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  • Joost said:
    " Great restaurant - been here a few times, but tastecard just makes it even better value!

    Food is delicious, staff are friendly and helpful, and there's a decent selection of drinks. "
    Posted 3 years, 6 months, 14 days ago...
    5 out of 5 people found this review helpful... Did you?
    rating summary.
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