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Welcome to The Monkey Temple, West London's newest, most authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant - located right in the heart of Shepherds Bush W12, and bringing the traditional spices and tastes of South East Asia, right to your doorstep.

At Monkey Temple, they worship food. They believe it allows people to share, connect and stay healthy in their mind, body and spirit. Using the fresh, seasonal and authentic ingredients, their chefs pour their hearts and expertise into creating tasty, satisfying and healthy Indian and Nepalese cuisine, whose flavours linger long after the meal is over. We aim for full satisfaction - not just of the stomach.

Nepal is better known for its tall standing snow covered Mt. Everest but less for it's famous mouth watering Momo and lip smacking Choeyla. Nepal is better known as the birthplace of Gautam Buddha but less for it's brilliant finger licking Thakali Thali. Nepal is known for its fearless Gurkha soldiers but less for it's fiercely spiced Gurkha Curry.

At Monkey Temple, they are committed to enlightening one lesser known secret of Nepal - it's fabulous food!

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The Monkey Temple
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Davidmrm said "Great Little Restaurant
Would recommend you try this little restaurant. The food has plenty of flavour and meat very..."
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June said "Super Nepalese/Indian Food!
This is such a lovely restaurant on so many counts. The food is really good. Try the steamed Momo..."
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GEMMA said "Amazing, amazing, amazing!
Had the most amazing food, wonderful service and atmosphere was great and then to see the final..."
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Bob said "Excellent
One of the most enjoyable meals I've had on the Tastecard. From the moment of booking to the..."
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Kim said
" Brilliant service and delicious food. Highly recommend!"
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Mariola said
" Brilliant place, delicious food and super friendly staff !! Highly recommended :)"
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Natasha said "Fantastic little stop
Great restaurant. My boyfriend and I went here, and we were both so pleased with the friendliness..."
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Judy said "Okay Experience
Great service! Clean and nice atmosphere. The food was okay but could do with more flavour - spice."
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Lisa said "Every Dish We Ordered Was Fantastic
Friendly staff, happy and smiling. Very clean resturant with nice decor. The food menu is..."
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Sian said
" Great place! Amazing food and friendly service, can't wait to return!"
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Chris said
" Great food and friendly staff.
Excellent value for money."
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Otter said "Impeccable
Blown away by the quality and service.
Highly recommend the king prawn and Momo"
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Erica said "Fantastic Dining Experience
Very friendly, attentive and helpful staff. Delicious curries, arrived in good time. Would..."
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Amelia said
" Great service the best I have ever had in london so far.
Amazing food , really affordable..."
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Matthew said "Delicious food
Fully would recommend this. Great service. Definitely get the momos. Would return."
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Suzy said "Perfect Service, Food & Ambience
Drove over from Barnes based on reviews. Tasteful decor & polite friendly smartly presented..."
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"Great value
Lovely place!"
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Derry said
" Great food, especially recommend the onion bhaji! In general, the curries were nicely balanced..."
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Karl said "fantastic value and wonderful food
We just enjoyed a truly pleasurable dining experience at the monkey temple this evening.Headline..."
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Michael said "Fantastic!
Really enjoyed the place, lovely food and really friendly staff. Will go back."
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Ruth said "Lovely food!
The food was original and tasty. Easy to use my tastecard. Will definitely go again"
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Dan said "Great place
Went there with our tastecard . Very very nice food with great service. I'm going there soon..."
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Julia said
" What a fantastic find. Great food and pleasant service. Top class felt very homely . well done..."
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  • Davidmrm said: "Great Little Restaurant
    Would recommend you try this little restaurant. The food has plenty of flavour and meat very tender. The staff are friendly and the manager starting the evening of with just coming to say hello and also very helpful with dish suggestions. "
    Posted 3 months, 4 days ago...
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  • June said: "Super Nepalese/Indian Food!
    This is such a lovely restaurant on so many counts. The food is really good. Try the steamed Momo starter. The Fish Macha is also very good - really fresh fish. The side dishes Okra and Sag Aloo were excellent. The service is also really good - a genuine desire to please and to invest in you as a potential regular customer. They take pride that 80-90% of customers are local regulars. We sat next to a couple who eat here every week. The restaurant is interior designed to a high standard which is quite incongruous for Askew Road. Relaxing background music and no problem with Tastecard makes this a really enjoyable experience. Highly recommended. "
    Posted 5 months ago...
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  • GEMMA said: "Amazing, amazing, amazing!
    Had the most amazing food, wonderful service and atmosphere was great and then to see the final bill, I was speechless! Thank you once again and I will most definitely be back! "
    Posted 6 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Bob said: "Excellent
    One of the most enjoyable meals I've had on the Tastecard. From the moment of booking to the time we reluctantly left the restaurant, the whole experience was excellent. Although relatively small the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and we certainly didn't feel squeezed in. Then the real magic started, a combination of incredibly friendly staff and the most wonderful, fresh, tasty Nepalese cuisine. We didn't know quite what to order so sought the recommendations of the waitress. She couldn't have been more helpful and informative and done us proud with a great selection of dishes which we shared and thoroughly enjoyed. The final bill with the Tastecard discount was the icing on the cake as the food and experience made it all seem incredibly good value.
    Only downside for us was not being too close to a tube, but the Tastecard discount meant factoring in a short taxi was more than worth it.
    If you've never tried Nepalese I would really recommend you try this place.
    We'll certainly look to get back at our earliest opportunity. "
    Posted 6 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Kim said:
    " Brilliant service and delicious food. Highly recommend! "
    Posted 7 months, 11 days ago...
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  • Mariola said:
    " Brilliant place, delicious food and super friendly staff !! Highly recommended :) "
    Posted 8 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Natasha said: "Fantastic little stop
    Great restaurant. My boyfriend and I went here, and we were both so pleased with the friendliness of the staff, and the quality and taste of the food. We had starters, mains, and a bottle of wine and it was all so reasonably prices.:-) would happily return without taste card "
    Posted 8 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Judy said: "Okay Experience
    Great service! Clean and nice atmosphere. The food was okay but could do with more flavour - spice. "
    Posted 1 year, 26 days ago...
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  • Lisa said: "Every Dish We Ordered Was Fantastic
    Friendly staff, happy and smiling. Very clean resturant with nice decor. The food menu is fantastic, so much to choose from. Every dish we ordered was better than the next. Loved the whole experience, portions are a great size. This is defiantly a great resturant, so happy I have found it ! My new local! Looking forward to going back. The Resturant was busy but not noisy. We were a table of two, I wish we had gone with a bigger group so we could have tried more dishes ! Great to find a local resturant with exceptional quality. "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Sian said:
    " Great place! Amazing food and friendly service, can't wait to return! "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 29 days ago...
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  • Chris said:
    " Great food and friendly staff.
    Excellent value for money. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 17 days ago...
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  • Otter said: "Impeccable
    Blown away by the quality and service.
    Highly recommend the king prawn and Momo "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Erica said: "Fantastic Dining Experience
    Very friendly, attentive and helpful staff. Delicious curries, arrived in good time. Would definitely recommend and return. Lovely exotic decor and atmosphere in the restaurant itself. If u like your curry hot I highly recommend the Gurkha curry!!! "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Amelia said:
    " Great service the best I have ever had in london so far.
    Amazing food , really affordable and fantastic atmosphere . "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Matthew said: "Delicious food
    Fully would recommend this. Great service. Definitely get the momos. Would return. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 17 days ago...
    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • Suzy said: "Perfect Service, Food & Ambience
    Drove over from Barnes based on reviews. Tasteful decor & polite friendly smartly presented staff. Spotless venue, decor new. Very helpful explaining the Nepalese menu, there are also standard Indian dishes but we loved the food. Quality crockery & presentation. Food fresh & very tasty. Four of us had lovely meal with starters mains poppadoms naan rice and drinks for £44.50 after Tastecard discount. Beat down the doors and book before everyone discovers this gem. "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 4 days ago...
    2 out of 2 people found this review helpful. Did you?
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  • "Great value
    Lovely place! "
    Posted 2 years, 8 days ago...
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  • Derry said:
    " Great food, especially recommend the onion bhaji! In general, the curries were nicely balanced with the right amount of spice. Service was great as staff made us feel welcome and taken care of. Small things like opening the door for us added to this. With tastecard the bill only came to £18 inc. 2 starters, 2 curries, rice, naan, 2 cokes and poppadums. I would pay full price to eat here :) "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 2 days ago...
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  • Karl said: "fantastic value and wonderful food
    We just enjoyed a truly pleasurable dining experience at the monkey temple this evening.Headline features were:Great food, lovely setting, good levels of service, no hassle about the taste card and the portion sizes were very generous.My wife and I (& 2 of our children) thoroughly enjoyed the evening. "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 6 days ago...
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  • Michael said: "Fantastic!
    Really enjoyed the place, lovely food and really friendly staff. Will go back. "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 13 days ago...
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  • Ruth said: "Lovely food!
    The food was original and tasty. Easy to use my tastecard. Will definitely go again "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 25 days ago...
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  • Dan said: "Great place
    Went there with our tastecard . Very very nice food with great service. I'm going there soon again to try rest of the menu "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Julia said:
    " What a fantastic find. Great food and pleasant service. Top class felt very homely . well done and good luck guys. see you all soon "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Davidmrm said: "Great Little Restaurant
    Would recommend you try this little restaurant. The food has plenty of flavour and meat very tender. The staff are friendly and the manager starting the evening of with just coming to say hello and also very helpful with dish suggestions. "
    Posted 3 months, 4 days ago...
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  • June said: "Super Nepalese/Indian Food!
    This is such a lovely restaurant on so many counts. The food is really good. Try the steamed Momo starter. The Fish Macha is also very good - really fresh fish. The side dishes Okra and Sag Aloo were excellent. The service is also really good - a genuine desire to please and to invest in you as a potential regular customer. They take pride that 80-90% of customers are local regulars. We sat next to a couple who eat here every week. The restaurant is interior designed to a high standard which is quite incongruous for Askew Road. Relaxing background music and no problem with Tastecard makes this a really enjoyable experience. Highly recommended. "
    Posted 5 months ago...
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  • GEMMA said: "Amazing, amazing, amazing!
    Had the most amazing food, wonderful service and atmosphere was great and then to see the final bill, I was speechless! Thank you once again and I will most definitely be back! "
    Posted 6 months, 3 days ago...
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  • Bob said: "Excellent
    One of the most enjoyable meals I've had on the Tastecard. From the moment of booking to the time we reluctantly left the restaurant, the whole experience was excellent. Although relatively small the restaurant had a lovely atmosphere and we certainly didn't feel squeezed in. Then the real magic started, a combination of incredibly friendly staff and the most wonderful, fresh, tasty Nepalese cuisine. We didn't know quite what to order so sought the recommendations of the waitress. She couldn't have been more helpful and informative and done us proud with a great selection of dishes which we shared and thoroughly enjoyed. The final bill with the Tastecard discount was the icing on the cake as the food and experience made it all seem incredibly good value.
    Only downside for us was not being too close to a tube, but the Tastecard discount meant factoring in a short taxi was more than worth it.
    If you've never tried Nepalese I would really recommend you try this place.
    We'll certainly look to get back at our earliest opportunity. "
    Posted 6 months, 13 days ago...
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  • Kim said:
    " Brilliant service and delicious food. Highly recommend! "
    Posted 7 months, 11 days ago...
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  • Mariola said:
    " Brilliant place, delicious food and super friendly staff !! Highly recommended :) "
    Posted 8 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Natasha said: "Fantastic little stop
    Great restaurant. My boyfriend and I went here, and we were both so pleased with the friendliness of the staff, and the quality and taste of the food. We had starters, mains, and a bottle of wine and it was all so reasonably prices.:-) would happily return without taste card "
    Posted 8 months, 20 days ago...
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  • Judy said: "Okay Experience
    Great service! Clean and nice atmosphere. The food was okay but could do with more flavour - spice. "
    Posted 1 year, 26 days ago...
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  • Lisa said: "Every Dish We Ordered Was Fantastic
    Friendly staff, happy and smiling. Very clean resturant with nice decor. The food menu is fantastic, so much to choose from. Every dish we ordered was better than the next. Loved the whole experience, portions are a great size. This is defiantly a great resturant, so happy I have found it ! My new local! Looking forward to going back. The Resturant was busy but not noisy. We were a table of two, I wish we had gone with a bigger group so we could have tried more dishes ! Great to find a local resturant with exceptional quality. "
    Posted 1 year, 3 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Sian said:
    " Great place! Amazing food and friendly service, can't wait to return! "
    Posted 1 year, 5 months, 29 days ago...
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  • Chris said:
    " Great food and friendly staff.
    Excellent value for money. "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 17 days ago...
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  • Otter said: "Impeccable
    Blown away by the quality and service.
    Highly recommend the king prawn and Momo "
    Posted 1 year, 7 months, 19 days ago...
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  • Erica said: "Fantastic Dining Experience
    Very friendly, attentive and helpful staff. Delicious curries, arrived in good time. Would definitely recommend and return. Lovely exotic decor and atmosphere in the restaurant itself. If u like your curry hot I highly recommend the Gurkha curry!!! "
    Posted 1 year, 8 months, 10 days ago...
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  • Amelia said:
    " Great service the best I have ever had in london so far.
    Amazing food , really affordable and fantastic atmosphere . "
    Posted 1 year, 9 months, 18 days ago...
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  • Matthew said: "Delicious food
    Fully would recommend this. Great service. Definitely get the momos. Would return. "
    Posted 1 year, 10 months, 17 days ago...
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  • Suzy said: "Perfect Service, Food & Ambience
    Drove over from Barnes based on reviews. Tasteful decor & polite friendly smartly presented staff. Spotless venue, decor new. Very helpful explaining the Nepalese menu, there are also standard Indian dishes but we loved the food. Quality crockery & presentation. Food fresh & very tasty. Four of us had lovely meal with starters mains poppadoms naan rice and drinks for £44.50 after Tastecard discount. Beat down the doors and book before everyone discovers this gem. "
    Posted 1 year, 11 months, 4 days ago...
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  • "Great value
    Lovely place! "
    Posted 2 years, 8 days ago...
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  • Derry said:
    " Great food, especially recommend the onion bhaji! In general, the curries were nicely balanced with the right amount of spice. Service was great as staff made us feel welcome and taken care of. Small things like opening the door for us added to this. With tastecard the bill only came to £18 inc. 2 starters, 2 curries, rice, naan, 2 cokes and poppadums. I would pay full price to eat here :) "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 2 days ago...
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  • Karl said: "fantastic value and wonderful food
    We just enjoyed a truly pleasurable dining experience at the monkey temple this evening.Headline features were:Great food, lovely setting, good levels of service, no hassle about the taste card and the portion sizes were very generous.My wife and I (& 2 of our children) thoroughly enjoyed the evening. "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 6 days ago...
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  • Michael said: "Fantastic!
    Really enjoyed the place, lovely food and really friendly staff. Will go back. "
    Posted 2 years, 1 month, 13 days ago...
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  • Ruth said: "Lovely food!
    The food was original and tasty. Easy to use my tastecard. Will definitely go again "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 25 days ago...
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  • Dan said: "Great place
    Went there with our tastecard . Very very nice food with great service. I'm going there soon again to try rest of the menu "
    Posted 2 years, 2 months, 26 days ago...
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  • Julia said:
    " What a fantastic find. Great food and pleasant service. Top class felt very homely . well done and good luck guys. see you all soon "
    Posted 2 years, 3 months, 13 days ago...
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