Pokhara Restaurants

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    Bella Napoli: Good atmosphere, good Italian food

    by Saagar Written May 8, 2007

    Good place to hang out and laze away the day. At the southern end of Lakeside, there are not that many customers competing about the chairs, but that's not due to the food. Good stuff here. I mainly go here for breakfast; the early sun hits the front tables and life feels good...

    Favorite Dish: Varied breakfast menu.

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    Almonds: A super restaurant in the town centre

    by Saagar Updated May 8, 2007

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    Up in Chipledhunga in the real centre of Pokhara (not Lakeside), there is a restaurant you should not miss: Almonds. It carries a Nepali translation of that name, too: (now, what was that again...? - ahh Badam!!).
    This is a restaurant run and set up by and for locals. But as a visitor - do not miss out on this place! The cook and the other other people who run it have been lauhres and learned cooking and restaurant operations in Japan, thus this place is a professional one. The service and the food is impeccable.
    It's rather new, has been around for a few years.
    The interior design is inspired by village houses and stone walls, and is really, really cosy, yet spacious. It has rapidly become popular with business people and the youthful adult section of Pokhara.
    A comprehensive menu covers just about all what there is in the Nepali-Indian Himalayan food realm. They have a good tandoor and know how to use it.
    If this restaurant had been located on Lakeside, it would have been full of people and ... would have had a corrupted menu... Now it's full of locals looking for good food! But iut is not a noisy place. I take my aquaintances here for celebratory meals.

    Favorite Dish: Like any good and popular modern Nepali restaurant mimicking home cooking it is minding its snacks department very well. In fact, extremely good on the snacks and sekuwa - the roasted chilli nuts I still remember very well.
    There is also much good tandoori food on the table here, including more specific parts of the chicken - unheard of elsewhere, where the animals come out of the pot broken, cut, bruised and crushed. At Almonds I had tandoori drumstick as mains!
    Good selection of drinks, too.

    Seated at Almond's Deliberations over the menu?
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    Mike's Breakfast: Mike's Breakfast in Pokhara

    by Saagar Updated Aug 15, 2006

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    If you like the Mike's Breakfast in Naxal, Kathmandu, you'll like this one, too. But like almost everything in Pokhara things are distinctly slower.
    Don't come to Mike's and expect things to be made and brought to your table in a hurry. Once you know this is a slow food restaurant, you will enjoy the food even more.
    Come here for that big breakfast from the extensive American-Nepali-inspired menu, with hash browns, omelettes, dark bread, muffins etc., and coffees, teas and juices.
    Openm 7 am to 9pm.

    Favorite Dish: Mike's Special breakfast.
    Huevos Rancheros, Nepali style.

    The photo doesn't do Mike justice...
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    Yakitori Restaurant: Super food, clean, convenient Nepali-Japanese

    by Saagar Updated Jan 23, 2006

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    Rosh bhai went to Japan, worked up an appetite for Japanese yakitori dishes and invested some of his money in this restaurant upon returning. Somewhat similar to the Almonds story (up in Chipledhunga), but this was to be a small, intimate, slightly more limited in scope and customers restaurants. Along some traditional nepalese meals you will find some Japan-inspired noodle dishes and, exactly, the speciality of the place, yakitori chicken.
    Very clean and decent place, absolutely recommendable. Very convenient if you are waiting for a bus departure (Pokhara bus park being just around the corner), or if you have arrived and can't wait to have something apart from street stall food and really want to splurge.

    Favorite Dish: I liked the yakitori, but there was a difficult choice on the menu. Much good food on offer.
    Good news for all Japanese. The owner speaks Japanese, too! Ask for Rosh!

    Good company at the Yakitori Owner Rosh and his wife.
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    Mamma Mia: Italian special in Pokara

    by funky_pigeon Written Aug 13, 2005

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    This place had a nice feel to it and the staff were very attentive. They mainly do Italian dishes and quite well with plenty of italian atmosphere and information boards with activities going on in and around Pokhara

    This place was still quite busy even though we were out of season and is in the quieter end of the town, off the main drag.

    Prices are consistant to the rest of the places in Pokhara.

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    Check photo for names...: Indian chat palaces on wheels

    by Saagar Written Dec 22, 2004

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    Chat is Indian snacks, and it's a big hit among Pokhara's many Indian visitors.
    Some of it definitely an aquired taste, most of it good, chat is available in profusion near the ghat and boat hire place for the Barahi temple.

    Chat on wheels
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    Fewa Park Restaurant: Outdoors on a real Lakeside

    by Saagar Written Dec 22, 2004

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    The food at Fewa Park Restaurant isn't the main thing - but the outdoors scene is. Here is a direct proximity to the lake in a park-like setting, outdoors and indoors seating and a generally a good atmosphere. A perfect place to relax and chat yournway into a meal.
    A great place to bring children, too.

    Favorite Dish: The menu is long and winding.
    They make excellent tandooris and daal bhaats. Try the fish in variations. A grilled fish sizzler with lemon sauce is a not-to-be missed thing to do in Pokhara, and Fewa park may be the place to try just that.

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    Madav's Cafe: A real gem

    by Saagar Written Dec 22, 2004

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    Madav's is much more than a bakery - it is the most innovative food outlet in town. Madav himself is sometimes in and try to find out his latest ideas.
    This is Chipledhunga's premier place for a coffee and a chat, some fresh bakery goods or lunch time noodle innovations.

    Favorite Dish: Good coffee and millet biscuits.
    Buckwheat noodles for lunch.

    Madav'scafe bakewares
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    Daal Baht, Daal Baht

    by illa Written Aug 28, 2004

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    If you feel like trying local Nepali food, daal baht is the national dish of Nepal. It is a local rice dish including cabbage (or curried potato), lentil soup, and chapattis bread, and tea. Normally this meal would basically be you sole diet for the whole trek.

    We were happy to have something else after we returned to Pokhara, however, up in the mountain, Daal Baht is certainly a safe diet from getting sick.

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    Caffè Concerto: After a long day hiking

    by Saagar Written Jun 3, 2004

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    Looking for a calm meal, little fuss, known food and a cozy and friendly place to sit , go to Caffe Concerto. Plays cool jazz and has good Italian-style food, with pizza and noodles (sorry, p a s t a ) on the top of the menu. Wines to go with it, too.
    Apparently good home made ice cream, but as of principle I do not eat this in Nepal.
    Organic food products, good coffees etc.
    Fireplace going (using waste wood) in an open fireplace in the cold part of the year.
    Have various board games for visitors who want to linger. Comfy, view to passing guests or inside close to the fireplace.
    Well educated young staff.

    Favorite Dish: Pizza here is consistently good.
    Cappuchino is good.

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    Dunatappuri: The leaf plate restaurant - local excellence!

    by Saagar Updated Jun 3, 2004

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    The most delightful new restaurant on Lake Side goes back in time and tradition.
    Duna means leaf plate.
    Tappuri means small leaf-bowls.
    With an emphasis on fish and traditional staples, Dunatappuri has taken local traditions to new heights.
    On trips in India or visiting Newari or Brahmin families in Nepal you may have come across the leaf plates and bowls - especially when there are festivals and marriages duna and tappuri are used to serve the visitors, like a cardboard plate often used elsewhere. But very ecological. There is a romantic connotation to these plates and the name. So there you’ve got it!
    You sit on floor mats at low tables.
    Few Nepali restaurant kitchens are open to scrutiny, but here the food is prepared from raw materials through to the cooking pot to it lands on your duna and tappuri in full openness in a modernised traditional Nepali chulo stove. Dunatappuri gives you a rare chance to see cooking in progress as it is an open kitchen and they dare to show their art. Nice, clean and hygienic.
    Finally also, the women are present in the restaurant, cooking as well as serving. Normally they are at home cooking for their menfolk who are cooking at restaurants… But women are better at it!

    Favorite Dish: Dunatappuri strives to offer genuine Nepali food, uncorrupted by fashion and tourist influence. The food you get here is genuine and very, very tasty. The menu is refined local, and that means rice, maize or millet as staple. The millet and maize has been made into varieties of deldho, like a porridge - very well done and tasty. A bit on the heavy side perhaps, but this is food for working people.
    Then there is the fish, fresh from the lake, and pan fried, karahi fried or barbequed in traditionl spices. But not overcooked as is often the local way of doing it.
    Meat and veggies are available as side or main dishes, too, but fish is to be preferred at this restaurant, with a view to the lake and all.
    They start from scratch at the raw materials here, so unless you come in a bit earlier and pre-order, set in for a long snacks and drinks round while the sun slowly sinks toward the BhimPhedi ridge across the lake.
    Like at Almonds, the roasted nuts with chillies were good snacks.

    They offer a variety of traditional meals. The best for a small group is probably to order some snacks plates (small plates are tappuri) and one main dish for each person to be shared (duna).
    I had a mix of things here and regret nothing that I chose from the menu. Two types of deldo and nuts and chilies and sukuthi snacks, plus the main dish that I chose, fish curry from Phewa, was extremely good. I do not exaggerate.

    The downside? Far out of town, need perhaps a taxi after dark, and definitely takes a long time to get the food served as they start from the raw materials, live. If you are certain you will eat here, make an order beforehand or go there with plenty of time ahead.
    Some village experience will help you to cope here, but you can also be thought all the steps from washing hands to eating and finishing.

    Dunatappuri kitchen
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    KC's Restaurant: Can't go wrong

    by nigelw6443 Written Sep 3, 2003

    What I liked most about this restaurant was spending time in the garden watching the world go by. The food was nothing spectacular but wholesome!

    It was a nice place to sit and drink a cold Golden Eagle or two!

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    Mike's Restaurant: Right by Phewa Lake...

    by chazgilbert Written Jun 1, 2003

    Mike's restaurant, situated by the Phewa lake in Pokhara's Lake Side district, is well worth a visit.

    Run by locals, but with Western style food, it's very tourist accomodating. The setting is perfect, slap-bang next to the lake, with views of the Annapurna.

    Favorite Dish: Cheeseburger and chips - it's well worth it just for the chips. It's impossible to find any good ones in Nepal (not even Kathmandu), and this was the only restaurant I visited which did half-decent ones!

    Mike's Restaurant, Pokhara
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    Chickens on the table

    by herzog63 Updated Oct 1, 2002

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    In many of the smaller villages you will be sharing the dining room table with the local livestock. Several times as I stopped to eat the owner would shoo the chickens or cows out of the are that I would be eating in.

    Favorite Dish: Dal Bhat!!

    Cock-a-doodle-do

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    Himalayan Hard Rock Cafe, Pokhara: Hard Rock Cafe ?????

    by victorwkf Written Sep 8, 2002

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    I was walking along the lakeside at Pokhara when I came across this restaurant. I did not eat there but like to share with you this interesting finding.

    Favorite Dish: Perhaps someone from VT could try out the restaurant when in Pokhara and let us know. Wonder whether they have the merchandize e.g. T-shirts as well ?

    Himalayan Hard Rock Cafe ???
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