Places to eat in Nepal

  • CHILLIES, KATHMANDU
    CHILLIES, KATHMANDU
    by PierreZA
  • The Incredible Breakfast Deal
    The Incredible Breakfast Deal
    by into-thin-air
  • K-Too
    K-Too
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    The Yak Restaurant: Serving good food for more than 20 years

    by into-thin-air Written Nov 30, 2013

    I went to The Yak Restaurant on my very first trip to Nepal in 1994 and have popped back in a few rimes over the years and never been disappointed with the food or the service.
    It is both conveniently placed and good value for money – The only downside is that because of this it can be very popular so if you are in Nepal in the main trekking seasons then reserving a table isn’t a bad idea.
    If you haven’t tried Tongba, then this is available at The Yak – And if you already have tried it, then you won’t be disappointed with the quality of the brew served here
    Good Luck and Bon Apatite
    Rob

    Marion and Ang Thile Sherpa in The Yak Restaurant
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    K-Too: Best and Cheapest Breakfast in Kathmandu

    by into-thin-air Written Nov 26, 2013

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    If you are looking for a tranquil breakfast cafe then you simply won’t do better than K-Too as the breakfast as pictured is less than 100NPR – However, be warned that if you order another coffee, then the price of that is more than another breakfast – So you are better off ordering a second set breakfast !!
    Set in a nice little open area behind the cross street that connects The Street of The Kathmandu Guesthouse with Thamel Chowk and accessible by going down a narrow passage – Just keep your eyes open for the “K-Too” sign outside
    The only slight downside is that it doesn’t open until around 10am – Also the prices for lunches and dinners are a lot higher than the Incredible Breakfast Deal !!

    The Incredible Breakfast Deal K-Too
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    Mandap: Never dissapointed

    by PierreZA Written Jul 5, 2013

    I have been to this restautant during all 3 visits to Kathmandu. It has a very good menu and service is good.
    Variety of western food, but you can also have Nepali thali.
    The restaurant is part of the Mandap Hotel. They also have a bakery.

    Favorite Dish: Chicken sizzler

    CHILLIES, KATHMANDU

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    “Once Upon a Time”: Looking for a Great meal in Pokhara ??

    by into-thin-air Updated Apr 17, 2013

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    2013 update

    Once upon a Time has now changed hands – The pity is that I didn’t find out about this until after I had eaten there and got a bad case of food poisoning – So I now withdraw my original recommendation and would advise that you avoid this place like the plague – In fact the plague might have been preferable to the food poisoning

    Oh Hum
    Rob

    “Once Upon a Time” Restaurant in Pokhara is one of the more well established places, in fact the 1st time I used this restaurant was back in 1995 !!
    Centrally located right in the heart of Lake Side, It offers an Extensive Menu, The food is Excellent, Friendly Service and the Upstairs Terrace is a Great Place for People Watching.
    Prices are very fair, a maybe a little above average but the quality of the food more than makes up fro this.
    If you are looking for a Great meal in Pokhara then this restaurant makes a good choice

    Sunset in Pokhara
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    " Big Belly" Restaurant: Tranquil setting in the Heart of Thamel !!

    by into-thin-air Updated Apr 3, 2013

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    2013 Update
    What was once a great little inexpensive restaurant has now really gone downhill, the prices have almost doubled in the last 12 months (10% “Service Charge also now added) and the quality f the food has hit rock bottom.
    I have been back twice this trip just to make sure I hadn’t gone on a bad day – But the second time I went the prices had gone up yet again (Only one week later) and the breakfast that I Was served was inedible
    So – With some regret, as I had used this once fantastic little restaurant for more than 10 years, I have to say that I would now avoid it as there are many places selling better food for much less money.

    " Big Bellies Restaurant " is in a little courtyard off Thamel, Between Nirmal's Office ( Himalayan Magic Adventures ) and Thamel Chouk. This is quite a small restaurant but offers both inside and outside dining, an extensive menu, Very Reasonable prices and Excellent Food. The Kitchen is set at the back of the courtyard so you can see what the chefs are up to !! --and It is Clean !!
    Give it a try !!
    2006 -- Although I didn't eat in this restaurant time that I was in Nepal As far as I am aware, the information in this tip is still as good now as when I wrote it in 2004

    I was back here sever times in 2008 and am happy to say that the food is a good as ever, It is getting a bit popular now and my only gripe was that the manger tends to move people around to maximise his seating capacity – oh well, That’s business !!

    I again enjoyed several meals here on my 2010 trip and am pleased to report that the food is both as good and as cheap as ever

    2012 update
    Again I chose to eat at “Big Belly” many times when I was in Kathmandu and am Pleased to say that if anything the food is even better than before.

    Favorite Dish: Breakfasts are superb, thus time I made my own one up rather than going for one of the set options off the menu – See pic below, I called this “The Cumbrian” Breakfast” Fried Egg, Hash Browns, Bacon, 3 pieces of toast with butter and honey and a small pot of coffee

    Donner – The Fish is very good and the boys in the kitchen even had a go at making me some tarter sauce which although a bit different was very good. The steaks are also very good, tender and tasty. My final recommendation is the chicken – boneless, nice lean meat fried in breadcrumbs, tender and very very tasty.
    The prices are very good, still no extra taxes added to your bill and the waiters are friendly and courteous.
    What more could you ask for ?????

    ?The Cumbrian? Breakfast? One cup of coffee ? I Hope :-) Marianne at Big Bellies ;-)
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    “The Curry Kitchen”: Above Hot Breads Bakery

    by into-thin-air Updated Jun 1, 2012

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    When I am in Kathmandu I usually go for my lunch at Hot Breads, I often have one of their delicious sandwiches then take it upstairs to “The Curry Kitchen” and have a Fresh Lemon Soda to wash it down !!
    “The Curry Kitchen” is a Great Place for People Watching, Run by friendly staff and also with a good clean toilet.
    What more could you want !!

    I took Nirmal and his family to The Curry Kitchen for a meal on my 2012 trip, the food was excellent, service above average and prices fair – Give them a go !!

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    Green Organic Café and Salad bar: Brand New for 2007

    by into-thin-air Updated Jun 1, 2012

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    This place is managed by the same guy who used to run “Tibet’s Cantina” – and since he left that place has since closed !! So that must say something about the mans restaurant skills !!
    On the same street as The Kathmandu Guest House, Same side of the road in the direction of Durbar Square.
    Excellent Menu, Friendly Efficient Staff, Outside Terrace for those warmer Evenings. Just Great Food at a fair price – Try It !!

    I was back here in 2008 and it is still good, not quite as good as it was in 2007, probably because it has changed hands, But still worth a visit -- Try the Felafel !!

    I ate again at The Green Organic café on my 2012 trip and again the food was excellent - But alas the Felafel was no longer on the menu

    Nina, Rob and Marion @ The Organic Caf�� Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu Durbar Square Kathmandu
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    Ustav Restaurant: Traditional Nepali Food

    by leon.partsi Written May 10, 2012

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    The restaurant tries to be local, but I think too many tour groups found out about it and now it's pretty much all international tourists at the start or end of their treks.

    The food is still great, though. Lots of small courses of different things.

    Upon entry you get a red dot on your forehead, which symbolises welcome in Hindu culture. Or so I am told. I think later my guide said that it also means "single."

    The seating is that very pleasant interactive experience, with long tables so that you have lots of people you don't know around you. If you're travelling alone, then you get to meet lots of people. And there's a nice traditional dancing display. Fun!

    Favorite Dish: The dessert was pretty awesome. Some sort of meringue cream pie with a cherry. Delicious!

    Ustav Restaurant Sign Ustav Front Entry Ustav Seating Ustav Courses Ustav Main Course
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    Rum Doodle: Holy Doodle

    by leon.partsi Written May 9, 2012

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    The food is western and terrific - normally hard to do due to the quality of the ingredients you get in Kathmandu. However it is done, this English team of cooks have done it. I loved my meal here.

    There's also a cool touristy thing you can do where you get a paper footprint, write a message on it, and stick it on the wall. There are already hundreds here, showing you some of the history and messages people before you have left behind. Reading some of the messages is quite heartwarming - otherwise are quite amusing.

    One man congratulated himself on achieving Everest Base Camp, then apologised to his late wife that she couldn't be with him to share one of his life dreams. Another group of English wrote a faux movie poster in the vein of "Into Thin Air" which included a review from their tour guide: "A bunch of unprofessional limeys - never again." I wrote a message to all my friends, and a tagline that read "couldn't be with me in person, but were there in spirit every step of the way."

    Favorite Dish: I got a veggie burger with yak cheese.

    I've never had the cheese of a yak before. I probably won't again, but I didn't mind it. You could definitely tell a difference.

    Veggie Burger with Yak Cheese Footprint Memories
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    Samrat Restaurant: Smokers not allowed!!!

    by mamtap Updated Sep 9, 2011

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    Samrat is very famous among local people for it's delicious food and clean atmosphere. In Nepal, most of the restaurant allowed Smoking but Samrat is different. The price is also reasonable. It is located in a busy place in Pokhara but when inside you'll get a peaceful environment. There are cabins for secretive peoples and an extra sitting place inside for people who want their own quiet area.

    Favorite Dish: My Favorite food is obviously is the Local Nepalese Food and the smoke free atmosphere.

    Pork Chilly!
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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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    thamel house: good newari food

    by emiliopar Updated Apr 4, 2011

    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

    thamelhouse restaurant

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  • Fire N Ice: Burnt Food - but Manager DENIES IT!!

    by hal9001 Written Mar 28, 2011

    Me and 2 collegues went to thsi place; and ordered 2 pizza. One pizza tasted funny so we flipped it. It was completely black and burnt. And teh manager comes and tells us that it is NOT burnt! that that's how come people like it.
    SO we flipped it teh other pizza, and tehn she says maybe that is UNDERCOOKED, but this pizza is NOT burnt!
    we just paid for all teh pizza and told here we will never visit this place again.

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  • Yak Lodge - Restaurant: Tibetan family run Restaurant

    by poledi Written May 23, 2010

    I visited this family run Tibetan restaurant for breakfasts.
    Breakfast are pretty big, tasty and inexpensive. Co-owner is a little shy but represents high standard level of customer service.

    Favorite Dish: Standard Nepali breakfast - eggs, toasts, jam or honey, roasted vegetables and tea or coffee.

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    The Bakery Cafe: Use your sign language skills!

    by AlettaCrofton Written Aug 11, 2009

    Our tour guide and his wife invited us to the Bakery Cafe for coffee and local pancakes. This cafe employs only deaf waiters who make use of illustrated menus to serve customers. The waiters are friendly and efficient in spite of their disability.

    Favorite Dish: Freshly brewed coffee!

    Mervyn and Sirish with their coffee The Bakery Cafe

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