Gorkha Palace is a local treasure

Enter Gorkha Palace, the hidden-in-plain-sight, turmeric-hued edifice tucked behind Surdyk's in northeast Minneapolis, and you're hit with a wall of spice. Cumin, coriander, ginger, fenugreek, garam masala: This invisible curtain hangs in the atmosphere as certainly as the heavy fabric that cloaks the breezeway. For six years, this small but mighty treasure has been thrumming away quietly, stoically. You won't see it much on social media or in the magazines, though it offers some of the best north Indian, Tibetan, and Nepalese cooking in either city. Ninety percent of the ingredients are organic. They grind every spice fresh in house. Their mantra is to treat "each and every guest like royalty," and they do. And somehow still you don't hear enough about this local treasure. We're here to remind you. Read our full review here. All photos by Tony Nelson.