Even though Binod Uprety is a native of Nepal, his new restaurant, Namaste Baltimore Indian Cuisine, which opened in Roland Park in January during the blizzard, specializes in Indian cuisine. Uprety’s culinary background is in Indian food—he used to run Kumari on Charles Street back in 2004. “Everything, the food and decor is pure Indian—all of the lights, statues and chandeliers are from India,” Uprety says of the restaurant that boasts a gold dining room with white upholstered chairs and tables decked with white linens. Metal Hindu statues, positioned throughout, welcome visitors. The menu features popular standards like chicken tandoori, chicken tikka and chicken lamb curry, while a special section called “Taste of Himalayas” offers a few Nepalese entrees like khasi ko masu. The interior space seats 85 and there’s outdoor seating, too. Namaste, which stands in the former Loco Hombre digs, is open for lunch and dinner, and offers delivery. Another perk: Uprety secured a liquor license in time for opening, so Namaste has a full service bar to boot.
413 W. Cold Spring Ln.
Published in the April 2016 issue of STYLE.