Restaurant Gurkha has been named after the brave Gurkha soldiers who have earned fame for their bravery and honesty all around the world. We feel that inscribing their name in a far north country thousands of miles away from their homeland Nepal is one of the ways to pay tribute to them. We believe people in Finland, both Finns and non-Finns, will support us strongly in our endeavor to tell the stories of Gurkhas.
The “brave” Gurkhas are the military units in British and the Indian army, recruited from Nepal. The Gorkhalis were highlighted during the “Gurkha war” (1814-1816). The war between the Gurkha Kingdom and the British East India Company left an impression on the British army, there on, the Gorkhali Army were renowned as ‘The Gurkhas’. Gurkhas approached every fight with their war cry ” jaya mahakali” ,glory to great kali and they still do. The Gurkhas are closely associated with a Khukhuri, “a forward curving Nepalese knife”. It was once said by the officer working with the Gurkha army, “If a man says he is not afraid of dying, he is either lying or he is a Gurkha”.
We believe that it would be no exaggeration to say that in a short period of two decades Nepalese cuisine and hospitality has won the hearts of Finns and non-Finns. We would like to take this opportunity to thank you all for the love and appreciation you have shown towards the Nepalese cuisine and hospitality. At Restaurant Gurkha we shall always do our utmost to keep up your expectations. We are confident that we have the experience, knowledge and resources to serve you the best of Nepalese tastes with the beloved service attitude- अतिथि देवो भवःAtithi deo bhawa. (Guests are God). Restaurant Gurkha boasts of a team that is made up of people who have knowledge, experience and most importantly dedication in restaurant business.
Restaurant Gurkha has been envisioned as an ideal place for both quiet dining with family or friends; and cozy place to get over the humdrum and strenuous daily routine over a couple of drinks. Under one ceiling we have two separate places for eating and drinking. Altogether Restaurant Gurkha can seat 140 persons. Children are cordially welcome to Restaurant Gurkha- we have a special play area for them. All in all, Restaurant Gurkha is a place for everybody like the heart of Gurkhas; though small in size it is full of love and care for everybody.
It is conveniently located near the Herttoniemi metro station; opposite K Supermarket Hertta. Taxi stand, and bus stops are very close by. Two-hour free parking is usually available across the street from Gurkha.