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Durbar Square Restaurant

) #15 of 142 Restaurants in Portsmouth $$ - $$$ , Asian, Vegan Options
10 Market St, Intersection of Market and Congress, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3704
+1 603-294-0107
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  • Excellent63%
  • Very good25%
  • Average7%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible2%
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Closes in 16 min
11:00 - 21:00All hours
Nepalese, Asian, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options, Vegetarian Friendly
$$ - $$$
10 Market St, Intersection of Market and Congress, Portsmouth, NH 03801-3704
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Reviewed 2 weeks ago

I visited Durbar Square while visiting some friends I met trekking in Nepal. The owner greeted us warmly upon arrival, and spent lots of time explaining the dishes and the special cocktail they were offering that day which was made with fresh ginger and either...More

Thank EarthSki68
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Durbar in quaint Portsmouth, NH is a very nice to place to relax and be taken care of by gracious hosts. I have been here 3 times already. I love spicy foods but level 5 is the level I need to order when here....More

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Two for dinner with no reservation on a busy Memorial Day weekend. We were greeted kindly and seated immediately. Decor matched the Nepal theme. Waiters and owners took their time to make sure we understood everything we were ordering. We started off with the MoMo's,...More

Thank albert_hines
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

The Gundruk soup was unbelievable - a centuries-old recipe full of tomatoes, oil, herbs and some ground soy protein. If you like tomato soup, just get it, period. The chicken chili was delicious and the veggie dish was also quite good, although servings are huge...More

Thank tyler93023
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Himalayan/Nepalese cuisine. Very tasty, fresh ingredients. Very friendly staff. Only downfall is you have to go upstairs to eat in the restaurant so not sure if it is handicap accessible.

Thank Kimweh12
Reviewed 10 May 2017 via mobile

Based on other reviews I decided to visit. I was greeted immediately and seated within a few minutes. The host suggested a chili dish. Never having eaten Nepalese cuisine, I wasn't sure even what to expect. It didn't take long for the food to arrive...More

Thank Beth J
Reviewed 30 April 2017

The courteous and welcoming owner explained the spice levels available for every dish and we customized our order to our palate. What a surprise to find these intense aromas and flavors, meat roasted or grilled to perfection and huge variety of vegetables, cooked but crisp....More

Thank Jane V
Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Nepal is the origin of these delicious flavors. So delicious. Way beyond Indian food, Durbar Square is amazing. The servers were gracious and food arrived quickly. Loved every dish. See photos, lamb, shrimp, and chicken. We will be back!

Thank Scott D
Reviewed 13 April 2017 via mobile

Had dinner here and enjoyed both the food and the atmosphere. Had the spice level on my food at 6 out of 10 based on the waiter's recommendation - which was definitely hot enough. The spicy pickled veggies (not regular pickles) were about the same...More

Thank 239kurtr
Reviewed 11 April 2017

From the moment we stepped inside, we knew we were in for something special. The aromas were just amazing. The cooking area was the first thing we saw before climbing the stairs to the seating area. The service was outstanding. We were given an explanation...More

Thank Tom R
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Is there anything more that can be done to get TripAdvisor to take down the old reviews for Michele's, the previous restaurant at this location? Durbar Square has been open for 6 months and those old reviews from Michele's are bringing its ranking way down. Without those, Durbar Square would definitely be in the top 3 restaurants in Portsmouth if not #1. I reported dozens of old reviews, but only about 6 have been taken down. It's been at least a couple weeks since I reported them.
9 February 2017|
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Response from Jeffers1530 | Reviewed this property |
My review was for Durban. It was excellent. We ate there going to and from Maine
Ann H
Do they deliver?
29 December 2016|
Response from Doug N | Reviewed this property |
They do!
Lauren Q
the hours suggest this place is open for dinner only. the menu lists many breakfast/brunch items. are they open for sunday brunch?
1 April 2016|
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Response from beautywalks | Reviewed this property |
For the record, as of August 2016, there is now a fabulous Nepalese restaurant at this address. Many of the old reviews (and the menu listed here) are left over from Michele's the previous restaurant. I hope that... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$15 - US$26
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Delivery, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Accepts Discover, Highchairs Available, Wheelchair Accessible, Free Wifi
Dining Style
Casual Dining
Good for
Romantic, Special Occasion Dining, Child-friendly
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
  • E-mail
Fresh healthy and local food in Nepali traditional style cooking . Exciting every bite!!
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