Empty seats during dinner hour are often in short supply here. Named after elite Nepali soldiers in the British army, Gurkha Himalayan Kitchen introduces adventurous diners to a distinctive blend of spices that focus on flavour versus heat. Top marks for the taas, chunks of tender grilled lamb tossed with puffed rice, green onions, and cucumber. Tibetan-style dumplings dipped in chutney are another popular pick: try steamed lekaali taama stuffed with bamboo shoots, potatoes, and black-eyed peas. Round out your meal with the softly spiced sweetness of dudhbari, a creamy dessert similar to India’s rasmalai made with ricotta cheese and sprinkled with pistachios. Closed Mondays.