Food & Cuisine in Kathmandu

Nepalese Cuisines Top

Bhojan Griha
Opening Hours: 17:00 to 22:00
Address: Dilli Bazar
Phone number: +977 1 4416 423
Fax: +977 1 4442 741

Bhojan Griha (or the 'House of Food' in Nepali), invites you to enjoy authentic Nepali dishes, prepared mainly with organic ingredients. Great performances by local artists will further enhance your dining experience at this exotic restaurant.

Nepali Chulo
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 22:00
Address: Lazimpat
Phone number: (977) 1 4220475, (977) 1 4220232
Fax: (977) 1 4220232

Nepali Chulo, when translated in Nepali, means "Nepali Oven". It is situated at Durbar Marg, right opposite the main gate of Narayanhiti Palace Museum (fr. Royal Palace) and beside the American Centre.

If you wish to taste authentic Nepali and Newari food, having lunch or dinner - or both - at Nepali Chulo would be a wise decision. Discover why so many tales are told of those spicy Nepalese dishes. Enjoy the food with live music every evening, from 7 pm onwards!

Thamel House Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 20:00
Address: Thamel Tole, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone number: (977) 1 4410388
Fax: (977) 1 4417568

Originally built over a hundred years ago for an affluent Newar family, Thamel House Restaurant not only reflects the typical Nepalese architecture and decor, but also serves mouth-watering Nepalese and Newari cuisines.

Bhanchha Ghar
Opening Hours: 17:00 to 21:00
Address: Kamaladi
Phone number: 4225172

One of the oldest restaurants serving authentic Nepali and Newari dishes in a completely home-like setting, Bhanchha Ghar is the place where you get to dine and enjoy live cultural shows at the same time. The decor is something you can simply not ignore.

Newari Top

Nepalica De' Roof Top Cafe
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 19:00
Address: Taumadi 11, Bhaktapur
Phone number: +977 1 6614173

Looking for some local Newari taste in Bhaktapur? Try Nepalica De' Roof Top Cafe located on the backstreet connecting Bhaktapur Durbar Square and Taumadi. They also serve authentic Nepali dishes.

Bhumi, The Resto-Lounge
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 21:00
Address: Lazimpat, Kathmandu
Phone number: +977 1 4412193
Description: This restaurant is located in Lazimpat and offers a really nice place and serves great food. You will love its authentic and spicy Newari dishes, all prepared with traditional methods.

Organic Meals Top

The Green Organic Cafe' and Salad Bar
Opening Hours: 07:00 to 23:00
Address: Thamel Chowk (Opp. Roadhouse Cafe), Thamel, Kathmandu.
Phone number: 4215726

Open for Breakfast, Lunch and Dinner, the Green Organic Cafe' specialises in a strictly organic menu.

"We serve organic food and beverage, which is more nutritious, rich with vitamins and minerals than conventionally grown food. We assure our organic products have no pesticides and chemicals".

Restaurant and Bar Top

Huzza Madz Lounge
Address: Gairidhara, Naxal (opp.
Phone number: 4004 047 and 9808 072 747

Huzza Madz Lounge offers not just excellent food and drinks, but also a pleasant atmosphere perfect for anyone needing a break from their tiring routines.

Managed by Sanindra Gole, a Hotel Management graduate, Huzza is a place where you can truly relax. Cosy seating options are available in its main lounge, two private lounges, and the front-facing terrace. Huzza also has a snooker hall, just in case you would like to give it a shot.

Equally popular among locals and tourists, Huzza can also be a perfect venue for partying with your friends and families.

Dechenling Beer Garden and Restaurant
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 20:00
Address: Thamel, Kathmandu
Phone number: +977 412185
Description: Located in the heart of Thamel, Dechenling Beer Garden and Restaurant is a quiet haven amidst the din and bustle of the city. The discerning guests are greeted with a profusion of flowers and greenery in an ambience of tranquility.

One of the finest and exclusive restaurants, Dechenling serves traditional Nepales, Tibetan and Bhutanese cuisines. It can also be a suitable  venue for parties, weddings and other special events.
Amazone Restaurant & Bar
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 22:00
Address: Tindhara Pathshala, Durbar Marg
Phone number: +977 984189105
Description: Fresh Indian and Continental dishes as well as imported liquors are served at reasonable rates by this small restaurant located at near Tindhara Pathshala, Durbar Marg just behind Development Bank.
Kaiser Cafe
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 21:00
Address: Kaiser Mahal (Opp. SAARC Building), Thamel, Kathmandu
Phone number: (977) 1 4425341

Kaiser Cafe Restaurant and Bar is operated by The Dwarika's Group in the beautiful premises of Garden of Dreams at Kaiser Mahal, Thamel, Kathmandu.

Open for breakfast, lunch, tea and dinner, Kaiser Cafe serves international beverages and cuisines in 4 different locations of the Garden:

1. Main Restaurant
2. Tea Salon at Basanta Pavilion
3. Pergola at Crescent Pond
4. Bar at Barkha Pavilion

Separate air-conditioned rooms are available for groups and private functions.

1905 Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 21:00
Address: Kantipath Kathmandu
Phone number: +977-1-4225272, +977-1-4215068
Fax: +977-1-4239901

An elegant restaurant in Thamel, 1905 Restaurant serves hygienic food in a gracious and friendly environment. The garden is particularly impressive, and provides an environment where you can relax and enjoy your food.

The vegetables and fruits and soaked in iodine water before use. What makes 1905 special is the immaculate service it provides to its guests.

Kilroy's of Kathmandu
Opening Hours: 09:30 to 23:00
Address: Kilroy's of Kathmandu GPO. 10542 Jyatha Street, Thamel Kathmandu
Phone number: +977-1-4250441
Fax: +977-1-4250440

Kilroy's of Kathmandu is located centrally in Thamel and offers an extensive menu. At Kilroy's the philosophy is food. They have an impressive menu "lined with quotes" and an equally impressive list of desserts.

The salad is treated in iodine prior to use, and for the peace of mind, ice cubes are prepared out of bottled mineral water. A good part is that, Kilroy's collects leftovers (clothing, equipment, etc.) from trekkers and distributes them to the less fortunate citizens.

K-Too Beer & Steak House is a popular place to enjoy with friends and dine away the evening.

Kathmandu Revolving Restaurant & Bar
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 20:00
Address: Kathmandu Revolving Restaurant & Bar GPO Box: 8975 EPC 5022 Dharmapath, New Road Kathmandu
Phone number: +977-1-4224978

Located at Dharmapath, just in front of the Kathmandu Durbar Square, this restaurant serves Nepali and Indian cuisine.

Situated seven floors above the ground, it covers a 360 degree view of the surroundings from its glass walls. The movement is round, and so are the plates. But the tables are square!
The Rum Doodle
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
Address: The Rum Doodle PO Box. 989 Thamel, Kathmandu
Phone number: +977-1-4700209
Fax: +977-1-4227068

The Rum Doodle is a special restaurant in Kathmandu, in that it collects signatures of Everest climbers in yeti-footprints. However, you don't have to scale Mt. Everest to enter. It is open to all.

An evening at The Rum Doodle will introduce you to bizzare cocktails with bizzare names, and lets you see the signatures of Edmund Hillary himself. The place is spacious, hospitable and above all, serves excellent food from a mega-list from inside the menu.
Utse Restaurant
Opening Hours: 06:00 to 00:00
Address: Utse RestaurantThamel, Kathmandu
Phone number: +977 1 4257 614
Fax: +977 1 4257 615

A renovated restaurant in Jyatha - Thamel, Utse provides an interior of rich decor reflecting Tibetan artefacts.

Utse offers Tibetan and Chinese delicacies - both food and drink. To please your taste buds, Utse serves regular menu consisting Continental and Nepali food. The cooks are devoted and the waiters skilled.

Eden Restaurant and Bar
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 21:00
Address: 6th Floor, The Kathmandu Mall, Sundhara, Kathmandu
Phone number: (977) 1 4150062, (977) 1 4150063
Fax: (977) 1 4150008

Eden Restaurant & Bar invites you to have a unique eating experience in its terrace with a beautiful view of Kathmandu city. Open for lunch and dinner, Eden offers great food and superb drinks.

You can also make reservations for your private functions and parties.

The Ring of Fire Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 21:00
Address: Shankha Park, Dhumbarahi, Kathmandu
Phone number: +977 1 4378771

With a well-tended garden for your family and friends, The Ring of Fire Restaurant is a nice place to spend a memorable evening. While enjoying the food and live music, you will also be supporting the band of blind artists who perform there regularly.

Restaurant Top

Fire and Ice Pizzeria
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 22:00
Address: 219 Sanchaya Kosh Bhawan, Tridevi Marg, Kathmandu
Phone number: (977) 1 4250210
Fax: (977) 1 4220143

Fire and Ice Pizzeria is a great place to appease your hunger and meet friends and travellers like you from around the world. Soon after its opening in 1995, Fire and Ice became popular for its delicious food and drinks. Open for breakfast, lunch and dinner, the pizzeria serves pizzas, pastas, organic salads, desserts, chilled and hot drinks and also a Grappa after dinner.

JaZoo Cafe de Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 21:00
Address: Behind Nepal Telecom Building, Jawalakhel, Lalitpur
Phone number: +977-1-5538321

JaZoo Cafe de Restaurant is located in front of Jawalakhel Zoo and its name was derived by abbreviating that of the zoo itself.

JaZoo has a pleasant atmosphere suitable for dining with family and friends. It specialises in Continental, Chinese, Italian, Nepali and Indian dishes as well as several refreshing beverages. Do not forget to check out the ‘Daily Specials'

Wunjala Moskva
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 22:30
Address: Wunjala Moskva Naxal, Kathmandu
Phone number: +977-1-4415236, +977-1-4241811
Fax: +977-1-4223370
Description: Wunjala Moskva is obviously the place to be when it comes to Russian food. The place is comfortable and although very near the city-center Wunjala Moskva has generous open space inside its walls, decorated with a beautiful garden and houses reflecting Newari Architecture.

The ambience is soothing and the staff are polite, and while you admire the gardens and the food, you will be delighted by the culinary combination of a bit of Moscow and a bit of Kathmandu.

If it is peroshki you're craving for, then Wunjala Moskva is the right place to be!
Ying Yang Restaurant
Opening Hours: 10:00 to 22:00
Address: GPO Box: 20478 Thamel, Kathmandu
Phone number: +977-1-4701510
Fax: +977-1-4260478
Description: Ying Yang Restaurant serves authentic Thai food, probably the best in the city. It is an upmarket restaurant, nestled in the bustling centre of Thamel.
Sungava Restaurant
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 20:00
Address: Near Dhulikhel Mountain Resort, Arniko HIghway, Dhulikhel, Nepal
Phone number: +977-11-490656
Description: Sungava Restaurant is located on the way to Panchkhal from Dhulikhel. A small family run restaurant, Sungava offers Nepali meal sets and quick snacks.
Cafe De Patan
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 21:00
Address: South of Durbar Square, Mangalbazar, Patan
Phone number: (977) 1 5537599
Fax: (977) 1 5530208

Cafe De Patan in Mangal Bazar, Patan, offers all sorts of food and beverages in a complete family environment. In addition to international cuisines, it is famous for its authentic Nepalese menu as well as its floor-seating, which again is in typical Nepalese style.

Thai Top

Krua Thai
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 21:00
Address: GPO Box 4401, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Phone number: +977 1 471291, +977 1 4424751
Fax: +977 1 4412679
Description: Krua Thai specialises in Thai cuisines which are prepared by experienced chefs and served by friendly waiters. It has an elegantly set up indoor restaurant and a nice rooftop garden restaurant. The food is great and so is the atmosphere inside.

Japanese Cuisines Top

Momotarou Japanese Restaurant
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 22:00
Address: Bhagwati Bahal, Thamel, Kathmandu
Phone number: 977 1 4417670

Momotarou Japanese Restaurant specialises in typical Japanese cuisines well known for their taste and nutritional values.

Momotarou serves a comprehensive menu which includes different flavours of Sushi, soups, noodles and other Japanese dishes and beverages. Every order includes a complimentary cup of herbal tea and at least one special pickle.

Multi Cuisine Top

Opening Hours: 09:00 to 21:00
Address: F1, Sherpa Mall, Durbar Marg, Kathmandu
Description: Cafereena is an exotic multi cuisine restaurant. It is enclosed dining spaces, a semi-covered lounge and an open beer garden offering a variety of Italian, Thai, Indian, Chinese and Continental cuisines. It also serves snacks, beverages and the much talked about 'Belle Momos.'

Cafe Top

Fingerchips Cafe
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 21:00
Address: Tindhara Pathshala, Durbar Marg
Phone number: +977 1 4263244

A nice and fresh-looking place to have a quick snack or more energetic meals, Fingerchips Cafe is located at the Durbar Marg junction (on the way to Kamalpokhari).

Himalayan Java
Opening Hours: 11:00 to 21:00
Address: Tridevi Marg (Opp. Himalayan Bank), Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal.
Phone number: (977) 1 4422519

Himalayan Java is a cafe established in 1999 and over the years has become a favourite rendezvous for both foreigners and locals to meet and relax.


  •  Over 60 varieties of Nepali and international specialty coffee served
  •  Special wood fired pizza and other dishes prepared by renounced chefs
  •  Wireless broadband internet connection on site
  •  Over 50 professional staff at your service
Cafe De Temple Town
Opening Hours: 09:00 to 20:00
Address: Durbar Square, Bhaktapur.
Phone number: 977 1 6612432
Description: When you think it is time for a break, refresh yourself at Cafe De Temple Town within Bhaktapur Durbar Square permises.