Nepalese and Mediterranean food, which is one of the healthiest in the world with ingredients like whole grains, fruits, vegetables fish, and chicken, are now available once again on Saipan as Everest Kitchen located along Micro Beach Road in Garapan reopened its doors last week.
According to owner Laxmi Shrestha, Everest Kitchen temporarily closed last March for the health and safety of their employees and customers after the CNMI reported its first cases of COVID-19. “While closed, we received a lot of calls, emails, and messages from our customers to open the restaurant. As soon as all our staff were able to get the COVID-19 test that gave negative results, we felt confident to open the restaurant without any risk to our staff and customers,” she said.
“We also used the time to plan, develop, and reorganize new menu offerings and prepare for additional safety measures that we are going to implement before opening the restaurant… In our attempt to comply with social distancing, we only provide take-out,” she added.
Everest Kitchen’s loyal customers should expect a new take-out menu. They accept food orders from their regular menu provided they receive the order a day before delivery and they also provide catering services.
“Our customers know that we prepare everything from scratch and source our ingredients locally and seasonally. For variety in taste, we change our menu on a daily basis and we have been lucky to get constant love from our guests. Love of our loyal patrons,” Shrestha said.
“We prioritize our customers’ health and we are a member of the BIBA healthy restaurant program. We strive to provide locally sourced fresh and healthy food to the community of Saipan which has given us a lot of love and a wonderful platform to serve,” Shrestha added.
Running on their seventh year this year, Shrestha opened Everest Kitchen with her husband, Chola B. Gharti, in 2013 and they are originally from Nepal. Shrestha said that over the years, Everest Kitchen has been loved by locals and tourists alike because of the unique flavors of their dishes. “The food that we serve is an extension of our culture and we prepare and cook the dishes from the heart,” she said.
Everest Kitchen is open from Monday to Saturday. They take food orders from 10am to 2pm and pickup is from 10:30am to 5pm. For more information, call (670) 233-2688 and (670) 285-0218 or go to their Facebook page Everest Kitchen Saipan.