Restaurants

Top Choice Nepali in Patan

Newari Kitchen

This excellent-value restaurant is a great place to start exploring Newari food. The set meals are a good choice, or combine a wo (lentil) or chatamari (rice) savoury pancake with the excellent pancha kwa (stew with…
Top Choice Multicuisine in Dhulikhel

Himalayan Restaurant

This restaurant at the Dhulikhel Lodge Resort is the only decent place to eat in downtown Dhulikhel, and it's good enough to attract people all the way from Kathmandu. If the weather allows, grab a seat by the raili…
Top Choice Spanish in Patan

El Mediterraneo

This local tapas bar feels surprisingly authentic thanks to the attentive owner, a Spanish-speaking Nepali who lived in Spain for several years. Dishes range from paella and risotto to chicken with pisto (tomato, pe…
Nepali in Bhaktapur

No-Name Restaurant

This nameless hole-in-the-wall consists of little more than a hot plate and a bucket of pancake mix, but it serves up delicious street food. The main item on the menu is wo (called bara in Nepali), a savoury lentil …
Nepali in Panauti

Café Lampati

Hidden under the roof of a former temple outbuilding, this restaurant-bar shines like a lighthouse in the fog. It's the perfect stop for lunch while wandering the Old Bazaar. Even better, there is a selection of Nep…
International in Patan

Café du Temple

A tour-group favourite at the north end of Durbar Sq. The airy rooftop tables are covered by red-and-white sun umbrellas and the menu runs from Chinese fried rice to daal bhaat (traditional Nepali dish of rice and v…
International in Patan

Patan Museum Café

In the rear courtyard of the Patan Museum, this pleasant open-air place is a good spot to take a break from museum and temple-gazing. The garden setting feels elegant and refined, though the service can suffer durin…
Nepali in Kirtipur

View Point Restaurant

Tasty Newari and Tibetan food, cheap beer and fantastic views make this a great stopover. Its rooftop is the prime viewing area, looking out to mountains ahead or Uma Maheshwar Temple to the side, and its set lunch …
Nepali in Bhaktapur

Peaceful Restaurant

This delightful restaurant occupies two courtyards behind the souvenir shops on the south side of Tachupal Tole. Duck your head and wander through to the second shady, peaceful courtyard. The menu covers Italian, Me…
Nepali in Kirtipur

Newa Lahani Restaurant

Housed inside the underwhelming Newa Cultural Museum is this authentic Newari cuisine restaurant. Sitting is at ground level on mats, and utensils are provided. Meals consist of seasonal pulses and vegetables and ar…