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5.1 /6 Excellent 98 Reviews

The Great Kathmandu Tandoori

Chorlton-cum-Hardy Indian ££ +100
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About The Great Kathmandu Tandoori

South Manchester is about as good a place as any to eat Indian food – this is the home of the Curry Mile after all – but hidden in the depths of Didsbury is a restaurant that is a little more hill station than Rusholme rush hour. The Great Kathmandu Tandoori is a Nepalese joint serving up specialities from the mountainous Himalayan nation, right on Burton Road where it meets Cavendish Road. Book a table now and head on up for a culinary expedition.

Opening Hours

  • Monday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Tuesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Wednesday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Thursday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Friday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Saturday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 00:00
  • Sunday 12:00 - 14:30, 18:00 - 00:00
The Great Kathmandu Tandoori, 140 - 144 Burton Road, M20 1JQ West Didsbury

Further Information

We often speak of dining at the top table, of high quality eating and of steepling standards...well, Nepal is the topmost table, the highest of the high, the roof of the world, and their cuisine is certainly up there with the best around. A fusion of North Indian delicacies, Chinese favourites, Pakistani influences and their own inimitable flavours, their food is quite like any other – set a course for Burton Road in Manchester’s Didsbury, home of The Great Kathmandu Tandoori, and try some for yourself: we’re sherpa you’ll love it.

The Great Kathmandu Tandoori offers the best that man can do with the iconic clay oven: shashlik and seekh kebabs, full chickens, paneer and more come steaming out of the tandoor at a rate of knots. Their Manchester location is great too – on Burton Road in Didsbury, close to Burton Road met stop – certainly more approachable than the slopes of Everest for starters. Or mains.

CHEF'S CHOICE

98 Reviews

5.1 /6 Excellent 98 Reviews
Waiting Time: short
Food: heavenly
Noise: quiet
Atmosphere: entertaining
Service: friendly
Quality/Price: cheap
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Claire L.
1 review so far 6
18.06.2017 21:11

Best meal had in long time everyone left full and couldn't stop talkin about how nice the food was staff were also faultless will be returning soon xxx

Dave W.
1 review so far 6
15.06.2017 16:41

I have been going to The Great Kathmandu for almst 20 years and every time it's a pleasure, the food and service is always great.

Ben M.
1 review so far 6
14.06.2017 19:56

I have been going to this restaurant for at least 15 years and it has never failed to disappoint. Quality food and service every time. I would highly recommend the Makhan Chara.

Mark O.
1 review so far 6
09.06.2017 16:47

Fantastic food as always. By far my favourite restaurant. I'll be back next month. If you go, be sure to try the lamb chops. And katmandu beer.

John F.
1 review so far 5
09.10.2016 05:12

We used to eat here many years ago not long after it first opened. It was only a small restaurant then and the food was second to none - the freshness, the flavours and the tandoori cooking absolutely sublime with naan and pilau rice to die for. The restaurant has since expanded considerably in line with its reputation and to meet the ever-increasing demand for food in West Didbsury. We thought the curries were as good as ever but the tandoori mixed starter was disappointing - whilst the flavours were good, we were pretty sure it had been re-heated in a microwave and not cooked fresh in the tandoor, especially as it arrived very quickly after we'd ordered and the seek kebab was on the soggy side. However overall this did not detract from what was a very reasonably-priced meal served by friendly, efficient staff - and the curries, rice and naan are still THE best, though the Rajdoot runs it close (but is a lot dearer).

Dan T.
1 review so far 5
14.02.2016 22:29

The food was absolutely amazing.... as always! They really are a cut above. Fine ingredients, perfectly cooked, wonderful flavour balances. Good sized portions as well. We went for a prawn and fish special, lamb handi and tandoori chicken shak-shu-na, as well as various sides. This is my third visit and there are very few restaurants that deliver such consistent high standards. Shame the service was a little bit slow, clumsy and disjointed. It was 8pm on the Saturday of Valentine's Day week, so understandably they were mega-busy. Staff were clearly working hard and I'm not sure an additional member of staff would have helped (quite tightly packed in the dining area). Just one if those things... small blot, but definitely a positive experience all things considered.

Emma B.
1 review so far 5
31.10.2016 20:25

Food is delicious however the service midweek for a large group of 8 appeared to be too much for the waiters. We were short changed on the amount of mo mo's we'd ordered for our starter, the staff brought out meals we hadn't ordered, and we struggled to catch someone's eye when we needed something such as a drink or the bill. I would still go back however, as the food is truly very tasty, and the service at the weekend for small groups such as couples is fine.

Martin H.
1 review so far 6
30.03.2017 08:27

Busy Nepalese restaurant with a lively atmosphere. Decor is bright with a welcome nod to Indian restaurant style of the 80s. Service is efficient and friendly. Food is exceptional, with all 6 dishes on our table very different-unlike many lower end Indian restaurants where most dishes seem to be produced from a single common base sauce. We have been coming here for years. Standards are consistently high.

ian w.
5 reviews so far 6
22.07.2016 21:48

A group of 5 of us do a fairly regular Thursday night at the Kathmandu and we always get great food and service and the fact the place is always busy on a weeknight tells you its a great place to eat and drink. We have tried elsewhere but have given up and only come here now!

Panagiotis S.
1 review so far 6
08.11.2016 18:33

Arrived for 18:00 and although the restaurant had just opened it was already starting to get busy, which is always a good sign! Very cosy and family oriented restaurant that manages to keep a high standard of services with great food and a lovely Nepalese atmosphere!

Carol C.
1 review so far 5
17.05.2016 19:37

It was a very nice experience, the staff were lovely , very friendly. The only problem we had was that we felt the food was a bit rushed. No sooner had we finished our starters and they brought the main courses. It would of been nice to have a bit of time in between

Eric P.
1 review so far 6
04.09.2016 16:45

The place was very busy, people waiting to be seated. As we had booked we where lead straight through to a table. The food is excellent served by helpful friendly staff. We will defiantly be doing this again. First Class Thank you

Carole Ann P.
1 review so far 5
07.07.2016 07:07

Very Friendly welcome and service from the owners daughter and great food. what started out as a great evening was marred slighted by the hostile attitude of the owner whilst clearing the table and delivering the bill which we had not asked for.....just as well we didn't​ want coffee !

Marilyn L.
1 review so far 6
09.04.2016 01:36

We had a very enjoyable evening on our sons Birthday. The food was excellent, the staff were very friendly and even produced a cake with candles when they realised it was a Birthday celebration. We will certainly be visiting again.

John P.
4 reviews so far 6
26.09.2016 03:11

A warm welcome from the staff; the meal was efficiently and effectively served. The quality of the food is outstanding with rich, varied flavours with a wonderful variety of herbs, spices ,ginger and garlic. All at avery reasonable price.

Janet N.
1 review so far 6
03.07.2016 07:22

2nd visit here, traveled down from Glasgow for Sunday flight. Busy sat night so small wait for food, but good atmosphere in resturant and food well worth the wait. Great meal will be back soon I hope!

Jack P.
1 review so far 6
08.06.2017 18:08

Simply a class act restaurant; speedy service, great staff, Vibe and delicious food! Have been going for many years and always recommend it highly - for special occasions or when grabbing a quick bite to eat

Mark F.
4 reviews so far 6
04.07.2016 17:19

We visited on a Sunday evening just after opening. The restuarant began to fill up pretty quickly with both families and couples. The food was excellent with good service throughout. We will definitely be visiting again.

ian w.
5 reviews so far 6
06.02.2016 00:38

We go here on a regular basis and never had to complain about the food service or anything else-it is excellent and if it wasn't we wouldn't keep coming back! Better than going into Rusholme

Rachel L.
1 review so far 6
30.11.2016 20:41

It was great food and a lovely atmosphere. The staff were delightful. The minimum word count enforced here and the complulsory additional features I must fill in will really put me off reviewing again though.

Niall B.
1 review so far 6
11.02.2017 23:00

Good service ,fabulous food as always - one of the best curry houses in Manchester. Pompadoms especially generous and lovely rice for side but best of all house special main and good vegetarian options

Matthew H.
1 review so far 4
22.03.2016 18:22

A lot of the older male staff appear a bit grumpy and just look bored. I wish that all Indian restaurants would attempt to be a bit healthier and include more vegetables in their dishes as they all tend to be just chunks of meat in lots of tastey sauce.

Jon B.
2 reviews so far 4
07.02.2016 18:40

This is obviously a busy and popular restaurant. On the night we went they had a chef missing and the service was very slow. The manager came over to apologise and handled the situation very well. The food was good rather than outstanding and the portions were rather over facing.

Ana Maria M.
1 review so far 6
25.10.2016 17:38

Great food and people. Prices are relatively low. It is definitely a must try. Loved the Papadum and the whole food is served like a ritual. Looking forward to my next visit :-)

Jack S.
1 review so far 6
14.02.2016 08:38

Great service great food for a great price. Great great great! Did I mention great? Seriously though gem of a place in the heart of didsbury. Will be a regular from now on

John T.
1 review so far 6
15.02.2016 18:50

Came here for a valentines meal with my girlfriend, was very happy with everything from the excellent food to the great service we would highly recommend. And we will be back soon.

Stephen B.
1 review so far 4
14.08.2016 06:20

Food was average, but the service was friendly and helpful. My lamb dish was clearly just a sauce poured over pieces of lamb that weren't even hot. The aloo dum wasn't very flavourful, although my friends' dishes seemed to be better. The peshwari naan was excellent, though!

Tamzin H.
1 review so far 6
19.01.2016 02:28

Amazing food amazing service 😄😄 will definatley come back here again and my friend thought the same as me fantastic food fantastic service and really good atmosphere and very friendly.

Su N.
1 review so far 6
25.09.2016 05:48

Booked a large party of 12 for a meal and we were not disappointed. Really good food and good service. Love this restaurant and will certainly be going again!

Brian C.
3 reviews so far 6
09.12.2016 08:39

Great food at a reasonable price. The restaurant was full, which was quite a surprise for a Wednesday but service was prompt and we did have an undue wait.

Mick N.
1 review so far 6
30.03.2016 17:48

Service is always very good,large variety of food on the menu,quality of food is excellent,very tasty indeed.very reasonably priced also.A must go too if dining out in the area.

ian w.
5 reviews so far 6
20.05.2016 23:22

We go here on a regular basis and the food and service is always excellent! It is so different from the usual Indian food which makes it stand out.

Holly S.
1 review so far 6
14.08.2016 20:15

Always consistant.. I've been coming here for 10 years and I'll keep on coming back. I love the lamb mo mo's, the tandoori Karahi and the chicken sha chuka

Suzie H.
1 review so far 6
22.10.2016 07:37

The most beautiful curry I have ever had! Mixed with the best service, authentic, homely, delicious ! We will be going back a lot in the future ! X

Hannah T.
1 review so far 6
29.12.2016 20:27

Delicious food, excellent service. We have been going to the Great Kathmandu for several years, the food is very authentic and service is always excellent. I would definitely recommend.

Brittany P.
1 review so far 6
19.03.2017 04:09

I would highly recommend The Great Kathmandu. The food is exceptional and the service is always great too. We go here quite frequently and it never fails to disappoint!

Sue B.
1 review so far 5
07.11.2016 22:54

Good service, excellent food (as always), good value for money. Only criticism is the floor had cutlery and food left lying on the carpet; none of which was removed during or 1.5 hour stay.

Mark F.
4 reviews so far 5
13.10.2016 05:18

Another really nice meal at the Katmandu. I had the same meal as my last visit as it was so nice I didn't want to change. Good service as usual with a nice atmosphere.

Gabriella D.
1 review so far 6
26.03.2017 20:17

Great food deco dark and old but the food was lovely. Service was a little too formal unfriendly at times. Busy place. So tables are near each other

Robert S.
1 review so far 6
28.06.2016 16:39

Superb meal and service is excellent. Very friendly staff. Best curry hour in Manchester. I highly recommend the chilli paneer, although is spicy! Great selection of beers also.

Mark F.
4 reviews so far 6
20.05.2017 00:25

A really enjoyable meal. The restuarant was very busy considering it was very early. The service was good as was the atmosphere. We will be visiting again soon.

Janette B.
1 review so far 2
22.12.2016 20:31

Previously We have been out as a big group to Kathmandu and the whole thing was great - slick - good food and great service led by a fantastic hostess but this time it was completely different. The service was really poor and the food quality poor also. Three different people brought us menus despite being told we were having a set menu and we continually had to repeat requests. The organisation was shocking and it seemed short staffed. I wouldn't rush back.

Tim A.
2 reviews so far 6
10.07.2016 07:54

A very nice little authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant to have a meal with family and friends for a reasonable price plus the staff are very nice.

Tim A.
2 reviews so far 6
26.07.2016 02:05

A very nice little authentic Nepalese and Indian restaurant to have a meal with family and friends for a reasonable price plus the staff are very nice.

Sophie C.
1 review so far 6
02.02.2016 10:17

Amazing food, fantastic atmosphere, and great service! The Mis mas makanwala is a must have for anyone! What a wonderful way to celebrate a birthday! Thank you!

Brad B.
1 review so far 6
03.01.2017 00:49

Up to the usual great standards. The Great Kathmandu has been a favourite for over 2 decades and still remains the first choice restaurant in West Didsbury.

Chris c.
1 review so far 6
16.01.2016 22:47

A staple for a great meal with excellent choice and a good range of authentic classics and special - a must try if you've never been !

Andy G.
1 review so far 6
08.12.2016 20:09

As always, great food and service. Three quarters of the party we vegetarian and had plenty of choice. Many thanks for a great night and great food.

Matt P.
1 review so far 6
28.02.2017 08:05

The food was great, staff were very friendly and the prices were reasonable. We had a lot of fun and will be going again in the future.

Catherine L.
1 review so far 6
31.01.2017 20:22

The table was ready for us and the service was great. We had the Jhinga prawns to start - they were amazing as were the mains