Drunken Munkey to Donate Sales to Family of Killed Employee

Buddhi Thapa was struck by an SUV near the New York restaurant

Buddhi Thapa had recently brought his family over from Nepal.

Shortly before Thanksgiving, an employee of the new Upper East Side restaurant Drunken Munkey was struck and killed by an SUV a few blocks from the restaurant. In his honor, the restaurant will be donating all money from food sales on Monday, Dec. 16 and Tuesday, Dec. 17 to his mourning family.

The employee, Buddhi Thapa, hailed from Nepal, and he had recently been able to bring his wife and four children over to the U.S. to join him.

The restaurant is located at 338 East 92nd Street, between First and Second Avenues, and has been open for only a couple of months. Inspired by India’s colonial period, the menu combines Indian and British cuisine with dishes like pork vindaloo and British-style beef stew with Indian spices. Drinks include modern interpretations of colonial Indian cocktails, like the classic East India and Singapore Sling.


So drop by on Monday or Tuesday, sample the creative menu, and help Thapa’s family overcome this devastating loss.