This restaurant specializes in an exotic blend of cuisines - Nepalese and Tibetan - a combination, which is rare to find elsewhere. The result is a ... More
This restaurant specializes in an exotic blend of cuisines - Nepalese and Tibetan - a combination, which is rare to find elsewhere. The result is a variety of dishes that never fail to tantalize your taste buds. Starting with a good portion of Momos, you can go on to Chilies and Crispy Tofu or the spicy Thunder Spaghetti, and end with a steaming bowl of sweet Kheer (a Nepalese-Indian desert). The restaurant also features vegan and slightly contemporary specialties. It's generally people from the media world and those shift-workers that can be found streaming in here, as the doors at this eatery remain open till about 2a in the morning. So if you're weary of the same stuff or if it's too late in the night to catch something traditional, The Mint can help you out!
The mint is an unusual place in both menu and decor, very atmospheric on both. Not many people around here are terribly familiar with Nepalese food, but by no means should you let that put you off, you will find plenty to enjoy on their menu. Tasty food, well-prepared, new flavours to enjoy but not so new you won't know (and love) what you're eating.
Like most other reviews of The Mint, I have to say the experience badly falls down on the service. No matter how fascinating your date, you will both run out of things to say long before the third time you see your waiter/waitress. Getting a drink refilled or calling over a server to correct a minor problem is next to impossible -- you may even wait up to 30 minutes for the check!!!
Another jarring element is that after 9pm the place shifts into "bar" mode and cranks the music WAY up. May not be a problem for all patrons, but if you want a quiet dinner (or to be able to have a conversation), make your reservation for 7 and hope you can get out of there by 9.
The mint is an incredible restaurant. For one it is an ethnic restaurant that delivers. Victoria doesn't have a huge selection of ethnic cuisine compared to lets say Toronto and Vancouver. There food is always quality. The flavour's are always delicious and the food is consistently good. Whomever says that they didn't have a good meal is insane. I have never been there and not enjoyed my food. The restaurant in general is great. The lounge atmosphere is something that we don't have her in Victoria and on top of that it is one of the only restaurants that is open late. Despite that they just have incredible food. Highly recommended.
I really enjoyed the atmosphere, very chic. The one thing that rubbed me wrong was the service. I went for a long time waiting for more warm water. My server was not knowledgeable in the Indian cuisine at all when I asked for Naan bread. My main course was delicious. I just dont care to ever go back there . . . The drinks from the bar were decent but I think they had to grow the limes first with the amount of time that passed by.
Back in 1984 John would have never thought that his little eatery would go on to become one of the
most popular dining spots in the whole of Victoria. Every morning, when it opens its doors at 7a, the ...
One of the top tourist destinations in the country, this quaint historical city is the most popular weekend and day
trip from Vancouver. This picturesque capital city is 90 minutes by ferry from Vancouver. Visitors tread cobblestone streets, watch ...
A bright and cheery four floored veteran that packs its hostel loving travelers into rooms of all shapes and sizes.
Boosted by its truly friendly atmosphere, this a good option if you like rubbing shoulders with fellow travelers and ...