traditional and newari food is served in a traditional atmosphere .you have to seat on floor.you can also drink local wine ,but be careful because this local "wine" is a high alcoholic degree beverage.
the dalbath is great.and the prices no more expensive.
Favorite Dish: dal-bath
If you are looking for Authentic Nepali food then this little "Restaurant" Is the Best that I have come across in Five trips to Nepal, The Excellent Dal Bhat is 60 rupee for the usual as much as you can eat and the Cheese and Potato Mo Mo's are Excellent. The woman that runs this little place Always has a smile on her face and you are made to feel very welcome -- If you miss this place then it is Your Loss !!
Favorite Dish: During trekking, everything tasted nice when you were hungry and tired ! Besides the food specially made for the tourists in the villages, perhaps you may want to try some local food such as momos and the Dhal Bat to truely have the nepalese experience.
The Himalayan 'Hard Rock Cafe' in Pokhara. When I was walking along the famous Lakeside area of Pokhara, I came across an interesting signboard of Himalayan Hard Rock Cafe Pokhara ?!? However, I have just eaten my lunch and therefore did not give this restaurant a try. Anyway, you may be interested if you are in Pokhara.
I've got to be completely honest - I'm not the best person to promote dining in Kathmandu. I'm a picky vegetarian and I lost ten pounds on our three week trip (most of which happened when I was in Tibet, but that's a whole separate story) - but I can absolutely, wholeheartedly recommend the rooftop restaurant in the Hotel Everest in Kathmandu, as one of the finest dining experiences we had. Reasonably (albeit a little on the expensive side, comparatively speaking) priced and excellent cuisine - both Nepalese and Indian fare. Perhaps the best thing about it - there was a small group of Nepalese musicians who sang discreetly as the patrons dined....it was beautiful (and I'm not one for "shows" of local flavor and that type of touristy activity). I recall a young man and woman singing, and two accompanying musicians. They sang their hearts out and the melodies were haunting. It was our first night in Kathmandu, and it was the best meal we had. After our meal, we stood on the rooftop patio and the view was magnificent, under the moonlight. We were so excited to be in Kathmandu.
Favorite Dish: I can't really name my favorite dish, but we had everything from the flat breads to the curried peas and onions and the BEST jasmine rice I've ever had....the sauces and spices were superlative here.
It test very delicious compare the other stores that I had eaten. Although the store looks so small and maby not so clean as you imagine. If your stomach is strong, then try it. It looks a little like a kind of chinese food with minced meat and juice.
Favorite Dish: "MOMO" in Nepal Language
Everyone will find somethig to eat.
Favorite Dish: I 've eaten local food only because it is cheap and very tasty. Nepal's speciality is "momo". This is dough with vegetables or meat, boiling or fried.
I recommend also "DALBAT". This is a rice dish with vegetables, sauce and you can eat so much you want.
Other dishes: spring rolls, apple or bananas pancake.
Whilst you are in Nepal, try typical Nepali meal, known as dal bhat tal kali. The meal is generally taken by Nepalese twice a day: in the morning and in the evening. It consists of rice, lentil soup and some vegetable side dishes.
In Nepal, there are lots of Tibetans and Tibet culture can be witnessed everywhere. Momo, Tibetan variation of dumpling, is no exception. You can walk into one of the restaurants or look for restaurants with sign "momo". Try and indulge the juicey momo!
This is not about one restaurant, just a little description of nepalese food.
Nepal has a variety of differend food... spicy and delicious! Try different dishes bravely, don't just go on the restaurants offering western dishes. Momo's are great, it's a bit like big stuffed macaroni, ravioli or something like that. Restaurants are really cheap, but if you buy imported alcohol, it's more expensive than local. Local rums for example are quite... interesting ;) Lots of different dishes for vegetarians!
A lot of the places we stopped at for lunch were small, Mom and Pop type joints. They often times had small, dark kitchens....but we could always watch how they prepared our food!
Favorite Dish: My meals always consisted of either the Dal Baat staple, or a bowl of soup.
Once in awhile I'd indulge in CHIPS! But do stay away from the chicken in these hills. I met several folks who claimed "sickness" after eating the chicken.
Favorite Dish: Nepalese people eat 'dhal-baht' two times each day, for breakfast and supper. This lentil-soup and rice might not look like french food, but it tastes delicious. Especially if you're lucky enough to be served by someone who REALLY knows how to cook 'dhal-baht'.
All of the food along the trek was delicious and hot. My favorite was the fantastic pie made from the local apple trees and the seabuckthorn juice made from berries that grew around some of the settlements.
Traditional Nepali and Tibetan restaurants
Walking through Thamel, you may think all the restaurants are Indian, Italian, German or Thai. But there are some local gems tucked away. They tend to be low on ambience, with just a few tables, but they're cheap and usually have good, filling food. and you didn't come all the way to Nepal to eat pizzas and sandwiches for every meal, right?
Favorite Dish: Dhal Bhat (classic Nepali meal - rice with lentil soup and curried vegetables), samosas, chow mein, noodle soup, momos (Tibetan dumplings, steamed or fried)
Just about any local food parlor serving Nepali MoMo's- like dumplings. The lunch buffet at the Yak and Yeti for Western food and real beef not 'buf'--water buffelo. The 'Fire and Ice' resteraunt serving pizza and ice cream.
Favorite Dish: MoMo's, chipati- a flat bread.