Ravi Sharma has owned the Sangeet Indian restaurant on Davidson Terrace since 2011, and this year opened another – Diya Nepalese Indian Restaurant – on Melbourne Loop.
“Nobody does the Nepalese in Clarkson,” he said.
“We would like to introduce Nepalese food in Clarkson and Butler and around the area.”
The Heathridge resident said his chef, Kishan Kumar, was from Nepal and wanted to serve its speciality dishes, such as momos.
“It’s a dumpling – it’s a bit different than the Chinese (dumplings),” Mr Sharma said.
“We have Himalayan curry – it’s a little bit spicy and has thin gravy with Nepalese spices.”
Mr Kumar has been in Australia for more than 12 years, and been a chef twice as long, having worked in China, India and Nepal previously.
Originally from India, Mr Sharma has been a chef for 25 years. He moved to Perth from New Zealand in 1998.
The new restaurant is open for lunch, dinner and takeaways from Tuesdays to Sundays.