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, crêpes and good espresso, to a cool soundtrack o…
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…
Top Choice 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 burgers, pizza, stea…
International in Kathmandu

Rum Doodle

The original Rum Doodle was a favourite meeting place for mountaineering expeditions – Edmund Hillary, Reinhold Messner, Ang Rita Sherpa and Rob Hall all left their marks on the wall. The cavernous new location does…
Korean in Kathmandu

Hankook Sarang

The Hankook is that rare combination of authentic taste and good value. The spicy Korean main dishes come with crunchy kimchi, salad, soup, dried fish, sweet beans and green tea. Alternatively, fire up the barbecue …
Nepali in Kathmandu

Baithak

Briefly closed following the 2015 earthquake, but now open for business, this restaurant in the Baber Mahal Revisited complex has a dramatic and regal, almost Victorian, setting, with crystal and threadbare linens. …
Nepali in Kathmandu

Bhojan Griha

The most ambitious of the city's traditional Newari restaurants, Bhojan Griha is located in a restored 150-year-old mansion in Dilli Bazaar, just east of the city centre. It’s worth eating here just to see the imagi…
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 unusual Tibetan desserts such as dhayshi (sweet rice, cur…