Monday, 27 September 2021

Nepalese restaurant closes after 25 years

A HENLEY restaurant has closed after almost 25 years of trading

A HENLEY restaurant has closed after almost 25 years of trading.

Owner Surya Yonjan, 63, who opened the Mountain View Kitchen in Reading Road in March 1991, has decided to retire.

The restaurant, which specialised in Nepalese cuisine, served customers for the last time on Wednesday.

Mr Yonjan, who is originally from Kathmandu, said business has slowed down over the years and he now served only about 60 to 70 customers a week compared with about 200 several years ago.

He said: "I decided to close about three or four weeks ago because Christmas was quiet and I'm not geting any money from the business. I would like to thank my loyal customers who have supported me. I'm not going to open a restaurant anywhere else.

"I'm not regretting closing down but I will miss my customers because I've been serving them for 25 years."�

Mr Yonjan, who lives in Star Road, Caversham, spent seven years as the manager of the Standard Tandoori in Reading before taking over the Mountain View Kitchen. He also employed his wife Negema Tamang, son, two daughters his brother.

Originally opened as the Himalayan Tandoori, the restaurant had a facelift and name change in 2011. In the same year the couple held an appeal for do nations of children's clothes, books and toys to give to hospitals in Nepal.

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