Top ChoiceItalian in Pokhara

Caffe Concerto

Rustic ambience, an open fireplace and jazz on the stereo add to the bistro atmosphere of this cosy Italian pizzeria. The breakfasts are big and tasty, while the thin-crust pizzas come in 24 varieties (or compile...

Top ChoiceJapanese in Pokhara

AoZoRa

AoZoRa is a bamboo-lined 'hole-in-the-wall' with a classic Japanese menu featuring donburi, ramen, sushi and several set menus, such as chicken teriyaki served with rice, miso and pickle. The Japanese-speaking...

Top ChoiceInternational in Pokhara

Moondance Restaurant

The much-loved Moondance is a Lakeside institution and deservedly so. Quality food, good service and a roaring open fire all contribute to the popularity of this tastefully decorated restaurant. Its menu features...

Top ChoiceCrêpes in Pokhara

Metro

At Metro it's all about the crepes that are deliriously delicious: lemon sugar, cinnamon sugar, apple and caramel cream and so on. Also on the menu are savoury crepes, espresso coffee, ice cream and slushies.

Top ChoiceThai in Pokhara

Krishna’s Kitchen

Krishna’s is a superb Thai garden restaurant nestling at the north end of Phewa Tal. Homemade tofu, organic herbs and vegetables, and professional presentation mean this would be a great Thai restaurant anywhere....

Area in Pokhara

Old Pokhara

For a glimpse of what Pokhara was like before the traffic, chaos and tourist restaurants besieged the erstwhile village, head out to the old town, north of the bustling Mahendra Pul. The best way to explore is on...

Lake in Pokhara

Phewa Tal

Phewa Tal is the travellers’ focal point in Pokhara, and is the second largest lake in Nepal. In contrast to the gaudy tourist development of Lakeside, the steep southwestern shore is densely forested and alive...

Waterfall in Pokhara

Devi’s Falls

Also known as Patale Chhango, this waterfall marks the point where the Pardi Khola stream vanishes underground. When the stream is at full bore after monsoon rains, the sound of the water plunging over the falls...

Museum in Pokhara

International Mountain Museum

This expansive museum is devoted to the mountains of Nepal, the mountaineers who climbed them and the people who call them home. Inside, you can see original gear from many of the first Himalayan ascents, as well...

Cinema in Pokhara

Movie Garden

This makeshift outdoor 'cinema' is a lot of fun. Built into an old rice terrace but surrounded by budget hotels, it's a good example of Nepali enterprise and resourcefulness. Movies start at 7pm, so get here at...

Hindu Temple in Pokhara

Varahi Mandir

Pokhara’s most famous Hindu temple, the two-tiered pagoda-style Varahi Mandir stands on a small island in Phewa Tal, near the former Ratna Mandir (Royal Palace). Founded in the 18th century, the temple is...

Korean in Pokhara

Natssul

After a welcoming drink of bonicha (tea), Natssul serves up lip-smacking Korean barbecue, kimchi, and plenty of pork and chicken dishes. Try the samgyeopsal – sliced pork belly, pan-fried at the table to be...

Museum in Pokhara

Gurkha Museum

Located just north of Mahendra Pul, near the KI Singh Bridge, the Gurkha Museum celebrates the achievements of the renowned Gurkha regiments. Accompanied by sound effects, it covers Gurkha history from the...

International in Pokhara

Café in the Garden

At this delightful garden restaurant you can watch as the meals are cooked before you. There are separate breakfast, snacks, lunch and dinner menus, and every day there is an international special, such as...

Bar in Pokhara

Bullet Basecamp

Away from the Lakeside glitz and adjacent to a motorcycle repair workshop, Bullet Basecamp has an unmistakable storyline. Sprockets, driveshafts and Tata truck grills have been turned into light fittings and bar...

Buddhist Pagoda in Pokhara

World Peace Pagoda

Balanced on a narrow ridge high above Phewa Tal, the brilliant-white World Peace Pagoda was constructed by Buddhist monks from the Japanese Nipponzan Myohoji organisation. There are three paths up to the pagoda...

Steak in Pokhara

Everest Steak House

Carnivores flock to this old-fashioned steakhouse for 5cm-thick hunks of freshly grilled beef flown in from West Bengal. Take your pick from an impressive selection of 31 versions of steak sauces, including the...

Cafe in Pokhara

Olive Café

This sophisticated yet relaxing cafe is brought to you by the folks from Moondance Restaurant. With Italian or local espresso, Baskin Robbins ice cream and their very own mischievously sweet Machhapuchhare...

International in Pokhara

Boomerang Restaurant & German Bakery

The best of the ‘garden and dinner show’ places, Boomerang has a large, shady garden with fresh flowers on each table. The international menu is very good, as is its Lakeside setting. There’s a cultural show...

Park in Pokhara

Seti River Gorge

The roaring Seti River passes right through Pokhara, but you won’t see it unless you go looking. The river has carved a deep, narrow chasm through the middle of town, turning the water milky white in the process....