Upstairs and outside with a charming rooftop
view for outstanding sandwiches and soups.
It's across from the venerable Kathmandu
Filet steaks (water buffalo) imported
from India served with sauces, thick French
fries and fresh vegetables. For non-steak
lovers the varied creative menu also offers
Chicken Shashlick and Vegetable Momo (Tibetan
raviolis or wontons). Prices are high
for Nepal but are considered on the low
side for travellers. Plan to spend about
$US3.00 for a steak dinner.
Charming Anne-Marie (from Naples, Italy)
opened her popular pizzeria and ice cream
parlor a few years ago. It's always crowded
but the short wait is worth it. Pizzas,
minestrone soup, and soft ice cream are
When I don't want to splurge, I often
have a stir fry with tofu and miso here.
However, for a slightly upscale dinner,
try their Sizzling Garlic Steak Platter
(again, water buffalo) or Grilled Chicken
with a Tubor beer. This spot also serves
the only big baked potatoes in town. As
an after-trek-treat, finish your meal
with a dangerously delicious piece of
Double Chocolate Cake. Bonus: K.C.'s upstairs
balcony has a view of Thamel's lights
A new popular garden restaurant with a
very creative Irish co-owner and chef.
Tasty Continental specialties are artistically
served on classy pottery. Their best dessert
is carmel Tarte Tartin. You can dress
up here if you're feeling festive.
The place you want to be for fresh
authentic Thai food set in a twinkling
garden. View the cooking in a glassed-in
sparkling stainless steel kitchen. This
restaurant has a private banquet room
Reliable for any meal. Menu includes Kathmandu
Mexican! Taste is only vaguely Mexican,
but delicious. Northfield is a gathering
place and hangout for Americans and other
foreigners. Next to the classic 1960's
Kathmandu Guest House.
Wonderful for a quick breakfast outdoors,
or inside if it's cold or raining. Stand
in line to order fresh-squeezed orange
juice and a bagel or a huge cinnamon roll
along with tea or coffee. Here, you'll
rub shoulders with the bustling trekking
crowd and experience the yummy aroma of
baked bread and pastries.
Owned by and located directly behind Pilgrim's
Book House in central Thamel, this patio
cafe is perfect any time of day. Fresh
citrus or apple juice, crunchy wheat toast
with homemade apple butter, and scrambled
eggs make for a satisfying breakfast.
Indian dishes for dinner are good and
their momos (like won tons) make a great
snack with a pot of tea or lemon soda.
Who knows? You may find yourself sitting
next to a hopeful writer trying to make
her first publication deal.
Enjoy well-presented typical Nepali cuisine
in a pagoda-style one hundred year old
residence. Expect white-clothed tables,
candlelight, and an elegant fixed-price
meal of curries, dal bhaat (lentils over
rice), bandel tareko (wild boar) or fried
chicken with trimmings--all theatrically
served by Nepalese-uniformed English-speaking
waiters. Big splurge!