Yak Restaurant

Tibetan in Kathmandu

The booths in this unpretentious and reliable local place at the southern end of Thamel give it a ‘Tibetan diner’ vibe and the clientele is a mix of trekkers, Sherpa guides and local Tibetans who come to shoot the breeze over a tube of tongba (hot millet beer) and a plate of kothey (fried momos). Government tax included.

The menu includes Tibetan dishes and some Indian dishes, all at budget prices. It feels just like a trekking lodge, down to that familiar electronic sound of a chicken being strangled every time a dish leaves the kitchen.