Restaurants

Top Choice International in Kathmandu

Kaiser Cafe

This cafe-restaurant in the Garden of Dreams is run by Dwarika’s so quality is high. It’s a fine place for a light meal (such as savoury crêpes or build-your-own sandwiches), a quiet breakfast or to linger over a po…
Top Choice Indian in Kathmandu

Third Eye

This long-running favourite is popular with well-heeled tourists. Indian food is the speciality and the tandoori dishes are especially good, even if the portions are a bit small. Spice levels are set at ‘tourist’ so…
Top Choice Pizza in Kathmandu

Fire & Ice Pizzeria

This excellent and informal Italian place serves the best pizzas in Kathmandu (wholewheat crusts available, as well as combo pizzas), alongside breakfasts, smoothies, crespelle (savoury crêpes) and good espresso, al…
Top Choice International in Kathmandu

Gaia Restaurant

This popular and dependable place combines good breakfasts, salads, sandwiches and organic coffee in a pleasant garden courtyard with global music, reasonable prices (tax included) and good service. The Thai red cur…
Tibetan in Kathmandu

Utse Restaurant

In the hotel of the same name, this is one of the longest-running restaurants in Thamel (since 1971!) and still turns out excellent Tibetan dishes, including authentic butter tea, tongba (hot millet beer) and hard-t…
Middle Eastern in Kathmandu

Or2k

This bright, buzzy and ever-popular Israeli vegetarian restaurant is a favourite for fresh and light Middle Eastern dishes, with plenty of vegan and gluten-free options. The menu spreads to fatoush salad, zucchini a…
French in Kathmandu

Chez Caroline

In the Baber Mahal Revisited complex, Caroline’s is a sophisticated outdoor bistro popular with expat foodies. It offers French-influenced main courses such as wild-mushroom tart with walnut sauce, Roquefort salad, …
French in Kathmandu

Old House

This easily missed but charming 200-year-old Rana residence features French-Nepali food. Dishes range from light lunch sandwiches (Rs 400 to Rs 500) and salads to set five-course tasting menus (Rs 2900), with stando…
International in Kathmandu

Mitho Restaurant

A friendly and cool place on the edge of Thamel that is trying to offer something more than the bog-standard tourist restaurant options. There are lots of fresh choices like Kashmiri crêpes, chicken tikka wraps and …
International in Kathmandu

Friends Restaurant

Run by the same people as Or2k, but a less grungy, more grown-up option, Friends shows its Israeli roots through its hummus, shawarma and borek (filo pastry pies), but the menu also stretches to breakfasts, burgers,…