Royal Hana Garden
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Further out on the fringes of Thamel, this restaurant is good for authentic Italian food, including interesting antipasti dishes and...
Royal Hana Garden information
This place is a bit of a secret – there are two outdoor hot-spring baths (admission Rs 340, includes towel and shampoo, Thursday to Saturday from 3pm only) where you can luxuriate for as long as you like before heading inside for a very reasonably priced Japanese meal. It’s perfect for small groups and it’s worth ringing ahead to book a soak. The restaurant is in Lazimpat, just north of the Hotel Ambassador.