This is a great place for lovers of the Himalayan mountains. The place is filled with images, materials, inscriptions of people known and anonymous in the world of mountaineering. The food is good and the menu a bit expensive, considering that in the rest of the city food is a lot cheaper The charm of the place, no doubt, is beautiful enough to take snapshots watching while you eat and converse with people from different countries to share experiences of the Himalayas and other mountains around the globe.
On our last day in wonderful Nepal, we were exhausted so we ate in the restaurant's garden and uuuuufffffff it was SO expensive!. We were told that we could eat for around 5-9 euros per person, max, but in the main restaurant in the hotel Soaltee Crowne Plaza a hamburger and a can of Coke was 21 euros. Not to mention the menu was extremely limited. This restaurant serves buffet breakfasts. They make pancakes, omelettes made to order with cheese and whatever else you want, and they also have fried eggs. We did not enter the Chinese restaurant, we like Chinese say which is very good. For dinner we went to the Italian off the building of the hotel across the gardens. As for the souvenir shops on the ground floor of the hotel very good price even better price out for those, short of time to carry souvenir.
This terrace-restaurant is located in the area where there is most action at night in Kathmandu, the Thamel. You can enjoy live music, sample a wide variety of Western and Nepalese food at very low prices, and smoke shisha sitting on cushions. The mixture of this area is palpable, lots of tourists with Nepalis. Totally recommended, and you and eat very well for a cheap price. When done, you can have a few drinks too.
These places are called eateries because somehow I feel like I have to call them that, but in reality these little places in [poi = 120189] Bhaktapur [/ poi] are like little caves where there are only a few tables that are shared by the diners. These places are so tiny that there's a huge pot where they cook the delicious momos, which is like a kind of ravioli filled with vegetables, or very rarely, meat, and it's right there in the street. In these humble, very cheap and very popular momos served eaters only, so to enter you must sit without saying a word and wait for the steaming plate. On the table are various sauces and a jar with water, people take, pouring it directly into the mouth, lips without support. Of course, you can-you-would say take your own bottle.
The Dilikot Restaurant can be found in a town a few hours away from Manakamana road, another village about 100 kilometers further. West of Kathmandu, the nearest town is known Gorkha, the ancient capital of Nepal for many years. Here it is not easy to find to eat for the simple reason that almost nobody uses the restaurants, or something like that, but that hardly anyone comes by here unless you like that as I wander through the mountain. When asked for food, children and someone else told me the arm up, on top of the mountain. The little road, very steep, it became increasingly more beautiful; stairs stone walled roads, cornfields and apple trees everywhere and a lovely house, I felt for a moment "Goku" from Dragon Ball on the way home from his grandfather . The views were so amazing on my climb up that I forgot how hungry I was. After all that effort to get there they were closed... but that's ok, it seemed a little expensive anyway.
The Funky Buddha is one of many bars in Kathmandu's Thamel Neighborhood, and located on a side street near the Himalayan Travellers Inn. The bar serves Nepalese and Western cuisine as well as a good selection of imported and local beers. The prices are lower than many other restaurants in this touristy area and there is often live music and DJs at night.
Durbar Square is one of the main squares of the Nepali capital and UNESCO World Heritage Site due to its concentration of important Hindu temples. Surrounding the square are many bars and restaurants with rooftop terraces so you can enjoy the views of the Himalayas and the square itself. One of my favorites is Kasthamandap, whose terrace overlooks the mountains. The menu is similar to all the restaurants in Kathmandu: some Nepalese, some Indian, and some international. We chose the Nepali Thali, a kind of mixture of small dishes (soup, spinach, chicken curry), all served with rice. The service a little slow but we found it to be the norm in Nepal, not just here.
The chef is called Thomas, but the soul of Kilroy - one of the best restaurants in Kathmandu - is Monsieur Dujardin, the restaurant manager. When it's quiet, he can be seen sitting at a table in the front of the restaurant, smoking a pipe and reading a book. Just the sight of him evokes Kipling, or Graham Greene. When I asked him why he wears bermuda shorts, with loafers and knee socks, he explained simply that he is a native of Bermuda. After returning emaciated and starving from a hike in the region, you'll be dreaming of steaks and desserts.
If it were in Europe, this restaurant would definitely have a Michelin star - at least one. A refined kitchen, a charming dining room, a pretty courtyard garden and a terrace. Moderate prices - fifteen euro per person (a considerable sum in Kathmandu), with a fine Bordeaux or delicate Sauternes to wash down your food. Impeccable food. I won't put the address, as it's impossible to find an address in the maze that is Thamel. Better to ask; anyone will know Kilroy. A last note: Thomas, the chef, has cooked for Mick Jagger, Princess Diana, and Sir Edmund Hillary, when he came back to Kathmandu to celebrate the anniversary of his Everest climb ...
From the same company that owns the OR2K, this restaurant is where you will undoubtedly find the best meat in Nepal. The restaurant is on Mandala Street, one of the busiest streets of Thamel in Kathmandu. The food is a mix of Israeli and American cuisine, and you can find anything from hummus, to kebabs, or beef burger. The Tournedos/ skewer is highly recommended as the tender and juicy meat is imported from Australia, and is very well presented. The visitors to the restaurant are both foreign and Nepali, the menu is varied, and has an acceptable wine list, but the best thing in general is the ice cold Nepalese beer. The prices are very cheap for the quality of food, service, and ambiance. Highly recommended.
The signature dish of Kathmandu are 'momos'; tiny baked dough pies usually filled with meat or vegetables, served in all restaurants, and even street stalls. They are generally very high quality wherever you go, but at Restaurante Namaste they are unbeatable. Namaste Pub Restaurant is in the heart of Thamel, on the first floor, with "dodgy" stairs. Once there you will be pleasantly surprised, as the room is quite spacious, and has a small terrace where you can see the entire transfer of Thamel while enjoying some momos accompanied by a cold "Tuborg" beer Made in Nepal. At night there is live music, mostly rock, and it is usually quite lively.
By night, Thamel in Kathmandu is quite lively, as it is full of places to eat and have a beer, while listening to live music, sometimes there are "spontaneous" fans who are more interesting than art. In a small alley in front of the Pilgrim Library is this Irish Pub that has offered continental and Irish food since 2009. The restaurant is spacious, with a stage where you can listen to rock while dining by candlelight because the lighting is pretty poor. It has WiFi, you can smoke inside, and it serves alcohol. It's a great atmosphere for both foreigners and Nepalis, with cheap prices. On the second floor, there is a very nice terrace to get some fresh air and escape from the damp kathmandu nights.
Among the people living in Kathmandu, it said the Muktinath restaurant offers the best DalBath in the city. It's in the center of the area where the majority of tourist restaurants are' and the menu consists of Nepalese, Indian' and some Chinese dishes. Prices are average' and its often full. There is an outdoor area at the rear. Everyone seems to know the reputation of this place, but at the same time, it is not very easy to find, as it is located in a poorly lit lane. It's better to ask someone who knows the area to point out the street.
Jalan Jalan Restaurant is located in Kathmandu's Sanepa District just a stone's throw from the Summit Hotel (many streets here have no name so I can't tell you the exact one). When I'm traveling, I usually like to try the local cuisine, but after a long stay I must admit that I sometimes feel like something more Western. If you ever get that craving, Jalan is the restaurant for you. They have a great menu of grilled meat (a rarity in Nepal) and chips, pastas, and other international dishes. The prices are very competitive (my dinner was about €5.00). That's actually a bit high for Nepal, but it's a bargain for Western tourists.