Pokhara Restaurants

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    Roadside Cafe Lake front.: Tea and Omelette

    by goutammitra Written Oct 29, 2007

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    What to do if it rains at the Lake front? No where to go, nothing to see just killing your time. Well this is exactly happened with us when we went to the Lake side for boating on the day of our arrival. It started raining so our hope for boating was over as we ran for shelter along with many other tourists. The road side stalls offered us and others shelter expecting that we shall have tea! But we ended up having excellent omellete( of local Nepali origin) and tea. I tell you it tasted much better than what we thought. The American girl ( see picture) too freaked out on this. Price wise it was very cheap Rs. 24/- Nepali or Rs 18 in Indian currency. Their family runs on tourism money so I gladly paid the amount.

    When I took her permission to take photograph, the shop owner lady asked why, I said I will put on VT. She hesitated for a moment then said yes without knowing what is VT or what is internet!!! But I will always remember this lady and her omelette and the way she offered us shelter for more than an hour!

    The Lake making omelette. The American girl bargains with precious  stone se The tea shop.

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    Highway Restaurant, Gunadi.: Nice and Clean Breakfast.

    by goutammitra Written Sep 30, 2007

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    While coming back from Pokhara we stopped at Gunadi, for breakfast. They provide wholesome and nice breakfast both Indian and European in clean atmosphere. The owner Mr. Pramod Khanul and his wife runs the place with smile on their face. The place is worth trying. You can have good breakfast for Rs.125/- Nepali or USD$ 3.

    Favorite Dish: We had Indian breakfastof Paratha and Sabji( curry).

    Rakhi & Munu at the entrance. Inside the Restaurant. The kitchen. Pramod and his wife.

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    Bella Napoli.: Great Sizzler and Indian vegetarian Food.

    by goutammitra Written Sep 18, 2007

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    This is one of the many restaurants on the lake side of Pokhara. The food, the service is of great nature. We were served by Bhakta, who also allowed me to have my own drink! This restaurant serves Indian, Nepali, Italian and other International dishes and the taste is very good.
    I had the Nepali Thali meal, Rakhi had Chicken Steak sizzler and Munu had Italian Spaghetti with apple pie. The quantity is good and sufficient. We had a great meal under candle light. A place sure to be visited again.

    Chicken Steak Sizzler at Bella Napoli. Restaurant Bella Napoli. The Nepali Vegetarian Thali- Great!! Spaghetti with apple pie.

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    Rainbow the Rooftop Restaurant: Great Start of the Day: Dharma Inn.

    by goutammitra Written Sep 18, 2007

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    This is located on the roof top of the hotel, Dharma Inn, where we stayed for 3 days. They serve good meal, good breakfast at better price. Please remember in Pokhara, food is more expensive than the room. As everything comes from either Kathmandu or India the food is bound to be expensive as the restaurant owners also charge premium since this is a Tourist area. But what we had at this place was charged resonable than Kathmandu hotels.

    Munu at the restaurant. The Fixed English Breakfast. Rakhi & Munu having Breakfast. Munu enjoying her Ovaltin. Me at the restaurant.

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    Room Service of Dharma Inn.: Try their Nepali Thali meal !!!

    by goutammitra Updated Sep 30, 2007

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    One day we were very tired after visiting the places, so we tried the room service of Hotel Dharma Inn. We had Nepali thali for lunch and suop and bread for dinner. Munu had a Mexican pizza. All were very tasty and excellent. Pricewise they were cheaper than the Restaurants outside. Worth trying!

    The Nepali Thali Soup & Bread for me. Mexican Pizza for Munu. Tomato Soup for Rakhi. The Nepali Thali in close up.

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    Various.: Varieties of Restaurant.

    by goutammitra Written Sep 30, 2007

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    As Pokhara has many hotels, it also has many very good restaurants as well with good decor, clean atmosphere, resonable price. Some also organise Nepali folk music and dance in the evening! We tried two restaurans in our three days stay, I wish I could try more. But they are all very good and very hospitable.

    Try to stroll at the Lake side road and just walk in any place you feel like. You will not be disappointed. But Nepal spirit prices are more expensive than India!

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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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    Boomerang Cafe & German Bakery: Best food in Pokhara (in my opinion)

    by iris2002 Updated Jun 27, 2007

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    This restaurant/cafe/bakery has everything.... from nepali to italian cuisine and even german baked goods that are delicious.

    All that can be enjoyed in their lake-side gardens under palm trees whilst the water laps up gently and the world goes by ...

    And the travel guide says >>>
    Boomerang Restaurant & German Bakery is an integral part of Lakeside.
    With a beautiful garden which is 1500 square metres in area and free from the hustle and bustle, Boomerang is a perfect place to relax and enjoy Nepali, Chinese, Indian, Italian, Mexican and many other cuisines. There is a playground for kids. As for the oldies the Kangaroo Pub offers the ideal getaway. Imported and local drinks are available accompanied by great music.

    Lakeside- 6 Pokhara, Nepal , Tel: 521978, 522978 , Fax: 977-61-520266,
    E-mail: No1Boomerang@yahoo.com

    Favorite Dish: My favourite dish was traditional Nepali

    spicy fried cakes
    daahl
    garlic naan
    rice
    momo's (veggie version)

    spicy cakes with beetroot and hot tomato ketchup
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    Caffe Concerto: Best Pizza in Pokhara

    by traceyspacey Updated Aug 13, 2008

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    We sat in the garden with potted marigolds with us. We stopped for expresso at first. Stayed to have dinner. Expresso excellent. Enjoyed our pizza's with house red. Jazz playing in the background. Are we really in Pokhara?

    After trying pizza in Goa(hightly recommended to us) and Madrid (recommended to us as the best pizza in Madrid), I have to say that my boyfriend and I have to agree that this is the best pizza ever. We spent a week in Pokhara and we came here 2 or 3 times in that time.

    Favorite Dish: Pizza, you can add ingredients to the pizza's listed. The base was light and you could really taste the ingredients.

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    Relimai Restaurant and Sekuwa Center: Hail Local Food!

    by mamtap Updated Sep 8, 2011

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    This restaurant is situated at a very peaceful place. Got a big place to sit and eat plus the washroom is also clean. And the food they serve has variation. Price is reasonable and the staffs are very friendly.

    Favorite Dish: My FAV dish is Buff Sukuti and the drink is Local Wine (Rakshi). Nice place to relax and hang out with friends . View of the Fewa Lake from this restaurant is absolutely breath taking.

    View from Relimai!!
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    Moondance: A variety

    by PierreZA Written Jan 10, 2009

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    The Moondance Cafe offers quite a variety of food (and prices). I had lunch there and was quite satisfied with the service and food. They have curries, local Nepali food , Italian food etc on the menu.
    I went there for lunch, but I heard that the atmosphere during the evenings is very nice. You can play pool upatairs.

    Fruit shop - 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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    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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    Chhetri Sisters Guest House & Restaurant: Breakfast with the girls

    by Saagar Updated Apr 4, 2011

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    Not only is this a delightful guest house, but a good place to eat as well.
    Ignore the electric pylons and you will enjoy the morning view of Phewa Lake during your terrace breakfast.
    Nothing is haphazard about this place, run by the "3 Sisters", Lucky, Nicky and Dicky.

    Favorite Dish: Mixed vegetable omelet for breakfast. Good bread, toast, not the paperwhite thing.
    Good breakfast drinks; teas, coffee, juice.
    A simple breakfast for three came to NRS 490,-

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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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