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Durbar Square Restaurant

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10 Market St, Intersection of Market and Congress, 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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Hampton, New Hampshire
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72 reviews
64 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 30 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 days ago NEW

I want to Durbar in August 2016 when they opened and the food was really great. They were just getting their act together and I have to say that this place is FANTASTIC. The owners of Durbar are some of the nicest people we have met in the service industry. Take some time and prepare to enjoy a meal that... More 

Thank Jeff C
Dover, New Hampshire
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40 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

Everyone we met was so friendly and helpful, and every bite of food was perfectly flavored. We had the Lime Basil Lamb curry as well as the lamb momos and of course the amazing 500 yr old soup. A wonderful addition to Portsmouth downtown. Will return, and soon!

Thank JoyfulTraveler85
Salem, Massachusetts
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576 reviews
374 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 184 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

At an upstairs table by the window, two of us enjoyed a delicious lunch with expert smiling service. Perhaps if it had been busier, we would not have been quite as pampered—I don't know. Anyway, we ate Vegetable Momos (dumplings). Shrimp Tarkari, Fish Tarkari, delicious flatbread (to help cool the heat) and a Carrot Ball for dessert. Aside from the... More 

Thank abecedarius
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9 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Amazing food and relaxing ambience!! Something fun and interesting different for Portsmouth dining! Hope you enjoy as much as we did.

Thank Eric M
Danville, Vermont
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32 reviews
27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Durbar Square is a jewel of a restaurant. It was cozy and clean. But, most importantly, the food was delicious. Our table shared two lamb dishes. Both were delicious and entirely different. You can choose spiciness from 1-10. I highly recommend eating here.

1 Thank Donna L
Hartford, Connecticut
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 January 2017

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 

Thank beautywalks
Rye, New Hampshire
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839 reviews
540 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 165 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 January 2017

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
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

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 4 January 2017

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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43 reviews
29 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 January 2017

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

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 15 - USD 26
Nepalese, Asian, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
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
Child-friendly, 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, Intersection of Market and Congress, 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?