Nepal is a beautiful country blessed with great natural beauty. The country has tourist from all around the world visiting throughout the year. Thus, the quality of Restaurant and Accommodation facilities have to keep up to meet the demands.
Kathmandu, the capital city of Nepal has innumerous Restaurants and Hotels. And yes, the prices vary as per the demand and the facilities you seek.
Let us guide you through some well-reviewed restaurants and places to make your stay pleasant and enjoyable.
Restaurants in Kathmandu
The vibrant restaurant scene of Kathmandu offers a surprisingly vast choice of dining options. It ranges from traditional Nepali restaurants to the best of European fine dining and many more.
Here is a brief introduction to some of the best and must-try restaurants to choose from during your stay in Kathmandu.
Fire and Ice
The fire and ice pizzeria offers the best of traditional Italian cuisines.
Opened in 1995, the pizzeria has become a dining staple in Kathmandu, especially for the small expatriate community and well-off Nepali families.
The pizzeria prides itself on offering a good mix of authentic, yet imported ingredients and the best of local produce. These are often used to create traditional Italian flavors, like homemade mozzarella cheese.
The menu features a variety of traditional Italian dishes, including pasta and risotto, but leave room for the creamy and delicious gelato. Other good options are the freshly baked pizzas with varied toppings.
Yangling Tibetan restaurant
Location: Sath Ghumti Marg, Thamel.
It has been claimed that Yangling Tibetan restaurant serves the best momos in Kathmandu. As momos are to Nepal what burgers are to the USA, this can be considered as high culinary praise indeed.
Along with momos, traditional Nepalese dumplings, stuffed with meat, cheese or vegetables are served steamed or fried. This small and unpretentious family-run restaurant also features some other traditional dishes.
Some of these include hefty thukpa, a traditional Nepali hot noodle soup, with pieces of meat and vegetables, and a tasty and rich Tibetan butter tea.
Location: Mandala Street,Thamel
A lively and artsy restaurant, OR2K is in the heart of the touristy hub of Kathmandu. The restaurant serves only vegetarian and vegan dishes, with a particular focus on middle eastern cuisine.
With intimate candles and UV lighting during the evenings, walls covered in large, colorful paintings, and the seating arranged on the floor cushions alongside the low tea tables. OR2K offers its guests an easy-going and cozy atmosphere with salivating dishes.
The restaurant has a small rooftop terrace. The terrace is a perfect spot for sipping cocktails or trying some of the highlights of the menu. The Turkish Combo platter is a must try.
Location: Across Shangri La hotel, Lazimpat
Winner of Tripadvisor’s Certificate of Excellence in 2014, Saigon Pho is the only Vietnamese restaurant in Kathmandu.
The restaurant serves a variety of traditional Vietnamese and South Asian dishes.
These include a hearty pho, a Vietnamese noodle soup made from broth, rice noodles, herbs and meat, fresh green papaya salad, and a variety of Vietnamese BBQ, including lemongrass pork and juicy prawns.
The restaurant, decorated in a traditional Vietnamese style of dark wooden floors and bamboo mats, is spread over two floors, and has a lovely open-air terrace, offering a view of the residential Lazimpat area.
Bawarchi (The restro- bar)
Location : Babermahal revisited
Bawarchi has the ultimate dining experience. The undisputed master of multi-cuisine eatery with unique and superb dining experience un-equals any in Kathmandu.
Renowned for its Kolkata Kathi Rolls since 1998, now with all its outlets situated in the heart of the city, Bawarchi caters to the connoisseurs with the best cuisines that Asia has to offer, (Tangra Chinese and Fusion Indian).
Many attest that it has the best Indian food in Nepal. It prides itself on having the best Kolkata Katti Rolls. Other than these, you’ll also find the classic favorites like lassis, biryanis, dhals, and rottis.
They don’t exactly serve anything Nepali in origin, however, if you’re craving for comfort with great food after a day of trekking or roaming around the capital, Mike’s Breakfast could be a great option.
It gives you a charming outdoor ambiance with checkered tablecloths, overlooking a neat little garden in a renovated Newar home.
They also have a gallery called Indigo Gallery, with a cute number of paintings that are Newar in origin. The gallery also hosts a number of art events, which hopefully you can chance upon during your visit.
Every person has a different take on comfort food. At Mike’s Breakfast, you can find American favorites like waffles, Mexican burritos, and Italian Pasta and Spaghetti.
Location: Boudha, Kathmandu
Gcafe is all famous for its bakery items. It has a wide range of bakery items as well as fast foods.
With a great ambience and environment, Gcafe has been able to grasp lots of customers every day.
It focuses on hygienic good food despite the swarming number of customer. The prices are so far reasonable according to service and foods they provide.
Location: Maharajgunj, Kathmandu (few meters in the entrance to Chundevi)
Café Nina serves you American style food and steaks.
Nina café has the finest burgers in Kathmandu. People love it’s quick and friendly service.
The cafe has a wide selection of snacks to start with and sweet desserts. Apple crumble, chicken fingers, lemon tart, pork chops, and ribs are some recommended dishes in the restaurant yet there’s more that you can explore.
The café has great ambiance and the interior is put up very well. Thus, all these could be a reason why you should not miss visiting this place for a good lunch with friends or family.
The Hankook is that rare combination of authentic taste and good value. The spicy Korean main dishes come with crunchy kimchi, salad, soup, dried fish, sweet beans and green tea.
Alternatively, fire up the barbecue for some bulgogi (barbecued beef), cooked at your table and eaten with lettuce, or try the good-value kimbap (vegetarian rice rolls).
If you are new to Korean food try the bibimbap – rice and vegetables in a stone pot, to which you add egg and sweet chilli sauce and mix it all together.
The service is friendly and there’s a choice of floor seating or pleasant alfresco garden dining.
The big attractions at this well-run place are the pizzas from the wood-fired oven and the warm and intimate decor, with an open-air courtyard on the terrace.
The salads, sandwiches, desserts (sizzling brownie with ice cream) and espresso coffees are all top-notch.
The restaurant has a rooftop and indoor seating area facing the magnificent Boudha Stupa giving you a peace of mind with its pure and astounding view where you can witness many people circumambulating around the stupa.
This is a chain restaurant so you can find many Roadhouse Cafe in Kathmandu.
Location: Durbar Marg
Alice Restaurant is a beautiful space located in the most loved area of Kathmandu.
The big seating area in and outside the balcony area facing the clean road of Durbar Marg serves a much needed relaxing getaway for lunch or dinner.
The restaurant has a wide variety of Menu consisting of momos, sizzler, steak, Nepali Thali and many more.
Kathmandu is the main gateway to Nepal’s numerous wonders and UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
When there comes a time that you need to find a comfortable respite during your vacation to this part of the world, look no further because below are the best Hotels in Kathmandu to suit your fancy.
And we have listed some Hotels for your convenience.
Gokarna Forest Resort
Situated inside the serene Gokarna Protected Forest yet only 10 kilometers from Kathmandu city and Tribhuvan International Airport. It is situated on what was historically the private royal hunting ground of the erstwhile Kings of Nepal.
Steeped in rich historical and cultural significance the main complex of the resort is a remarkable blend of Malla and Rana period architecture.
The resort sits within 470 acres of the ancient Gokarna Forest with the majestic Himalayas providing a dramatic backdrop.
It offers well-furnished exotic superior rooms of high quality. All the rooms are fully equipped with air condition, smoke detectors, electronic safe locks, two-bottles of complimentary mineral water, luxurious herbal bath amenities, and tea/coffee maker. For your relaxation and comfort you have free access to Sauna, Jacuzzi, Gymnasium, Swimming pool and morning yoga. One can truly appreciate the way the royalty lived when moving through this resort. The central courtyard, adjoining golf course and the various jungle hikes and nature walks one can do are added attractions. The food is good and so is the service.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu is a 5-star luxury hotel and resort in Kathmandu and is set on 37 acres of landscaped grounds, created in the traditional Newari style of Nepalese architecture.
This beautiful hotel and resort is located 5 minutes from Boudha Stupa. Bouddha is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and a popular Buddhist pilgrimage site.
Also, the hotel is just 4 km (2.4 miles) from the Tribhuvan International Airport and 6 km (3.7 miles) from the city center of Kathmandu
The hotel offers 280 rooms including 7 suites and 35 Regency Club rooms. The rooms are designed to meet the guests comfort and requirement, extending serene peaceful atmosphere and Free Wi-Fi internet service. The rooms feature spacious interiors and the conveniences that will make your stay memorable.
Within the hotel, guests are offered many activities including a swimming pool, tennis courts, a spa – Club Oasis, and fitness centre.
Hyatt Regency Kathmandu also offers finest dining experience at its most renowned restaurants. The Rox restaurant serves as the ultimate dining destination to cater your Italian palate. Eating out in Kathmandu has never been so delightful when you have choices like The Cafe, Rox restaurant, The Terrace, Lobby Lounge and Rox Bar, and free WI-FI internet access to be in touch with your near and dear ones.
Mulberry is a private hotel which effortlessly combines contemporary international standards. The personalized service reflects Nepal’s traditional family values and gracious hospitality.
Set at the heart of Kathmandu, In Hotel Mulberry you have a variety of rooms to choose from i.e Deluxe ,Executive ,Junior suite,Business suite and presidential suite.The rooms are spacious and elegant with a complete range of services and facilities.
With two dining options, a rooftop infinity pool, it’s own spa and wellness center, the hotel is ideal for a perfect getaway.
Guests can enjoy breathtaking panoramic views of Kathmandu from Koya Bar & Lounge or revitalize at the Cocoon Spa next to the signature Infinity Pool, one of the very few in Kathmandu.
Hotel Mulberry is one of the first full-service lifestyle hotels in this center of tourism.
Hotel Tibet International
Hotel Tibet International is a boutique hotel offering Nepali hospitality with a touch of Tibetan warmth, strategically located close to the Boudha Stupa.
Hotel Tibet International has 68 rooms and they are three types ,Tibetan Boutique room,Tibetan Boutique Suite,Tibetan Executive Suite, all offering all the amenities you would expect from a 4.5 star hotel. Stylishly fitted with Tibetan fabrics and antiques, the rooms offer all the comfort and luxury you could want.
All rooms are air-conditioned and offer high-speed internet access and flat screen TVs. Tea/coffee making facilities and a minibar are available in most rooms. Additional amenities include in-room safe and ironing board. All rooms have en-suite bathrooms with hot showers and a bathtub.
Their Potala restaurant has a unique menu featuring authentic Tibetan and Chinese dishes with a fusion of Continental flare to cater to every palate from our international clientele.You can enjoy their nightly Tibetan Cultural program, rich with song, music and dance.
Norbulingka Stupa View Terrace offers breakfast in stunning view of the famed Stupa and Shambala Spa offers the best remedy to de-stress and recover from treks, or a pampering before heading home.
Hotel Shambala is a Tibetan themed boutique hotel in Kathmandu offering the best in modern amenities with traditional Nepalese hospitality.
It is just 10 minutes drive from the city center, in close proximity to major embassies, businesses and within easy access to major tourist attractions.
The hotel has been designed keeping in mind the owners’ Tibetan heritage and culture.
Décor items have been sourced locally to support and highlight the craftsmanship of local artisans including hand-knotted Tibetan rugs, hand-embroidered furnishings, thangka paintings and custom handmade furniture.
The offers room such as Deluxe ,Executive, Songtsan Gampo Tibetan suite and Bhrikuti Newari Suite. Each room has been designed differently as per the theme.
With 2 conference room configurations, with capacity exceeding 80 persons, Hotel Shambala is the perfect venue for your small to medium size events. Flexible seating options are available as per your event requirements.
The hotel offers world-class facilities including a gorgeous rooftop swimming pool featuring some of the best view of the city and poolside café. With a multi-cuisine restaurant and a wellness spa, guests can relax knowing they have the best facilities available under one roof.
The hotel is built upon a rich tradition of Nepali hospitality and incorporating some of the country’s most exquisite architectural traditions.
The Dwarika’s Hotel in Kathmandu is an authentic experience of Nepal’s ancient cultural heritage. Originally established as a heritage restoration project.
With 83 meticulously designed rooms and suites, Dwarika’s Hotel Kathmandu offers a regal experience comparable to the royal suites of the 14th century Malla kings of Nepal.
The hotel also has a library,Yoga and fitness centre,swimming pool ,meeting rooms,Business centre ,free wifi connection ,shops ,tours and transportation facility.
It has a range of culinary experiences, and with three restaurants and a bar to choose from, there is something for everyone.
The Dwarika’s hotel has become known as Nepal’s premier property, and a model for heritage preservation in Nepal and beyond. It is located 1.6 miles from Boudha Stupa in Battisputali road.
Hotel Friends Home
Located in the eastern part of Thamel in Kathmandu, Hotel Friends Home offers genuinely friendly accommodation to all kinds of travelers, with a spirit of newness and constant innovation in its services.
From the moment you check in at this family-friendly hotel, the amiable staff will readily receive you with the warmth of Nepalese hospitality. They will dedicate themselves to make your stay as cozy and comfortable as you want it to be.
Their rooftop terrace offers good views of sunrise and sunset in the valley – and even a chunk of the mountain range on a clear day.
For adventurers, they operate an efficient tour desk for all your travel plans in Nepal whether it be tours and activities such as hiking, trekking, or sightseeing; and if you like, they can create customized packages that match your interests.
In short, Hotel Friends Home provides one of the best retreats in central Kathmandu.
Shangrila Boutique Hotel
Shangri-La Boutique Hotel is a unique fusion of classical paintings amidst an urban atmosphere that perfectly captures the essence of Kathmandu. It hosts guests from all around the world to share a space and indulge in conversations.
Featuring free Wi-Fi throughout the property and a 24-hour front desk, Shangri-La Boutique Hotel features comfortable rooms as well as a tour desk on property which can assist guests with further travel.
The property is located 6 km from Tribhuvan International Airport. Kantipath Bus Stand is 200 m away. The Narayanhiti Palace Museum is 1 km away and The Pashupatinath Temple is situated 5 km away.
Car rental facilities are available at the hotel for those curious to explore the area. Laundry and luggage storage facilities are also present.
Fan-cooled rooms feature a TV with cable channels, electronic safe and a telephone. The attached bathrooms have shower facilities.
Their Shambala Restaurant serves Chinese, Continental and regional fare. Insitu is the resident bar. Room service options are also available.
Located very centrally in the tourist hub that Thamel is, this hotel is tucked well inside, giving the guests a quiet sanctuary from the buzzing streets. A place to breathe fresh air despite the concrete jungle that surrounds this place.
Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel
Situated in the heart of the ever fascinating area Thamel, Aryatara Kathmandu Hotel is an unbeatable accommodation choice for your upcoming vacation in Nepal.
Aryatara is delighted to feature an impressive array of world-class amenities with 41 spacious rooms. This includes complimentary high-speed internet, air-conditioning, modern furnishing, LED TV, mini-bar and more.
You will find a 24-hour front desk at the property. Other facilities include a shared lounge, a ticket service and a tour desk. An array of activities can be enjoyed on site or in the surroundings, including cycling. The property also offers free parking.
Café de Aryatara, the in-house restaurant, serves Nepali and continental delicacies. Room service is available for in-room dining comforts.
The peaceful location and serene ambiance of the hotel allow you to unwind in peace away from the hustle and bustle of the Kathmandu city.
The hotel’s central location in Kathmandu. You will come across some popular tourist stops such as Garden of Dreams, Kathmandu Durbar Square, Royal Palace Museum near this hotel.
Shambaling Boutique Hotel
Shambaling is a charming refurbished house from the 70s. Shambaling Hotel has 30 rooms, individually designed to suit your mood: standard rooms, the monastery-facing or the garden-facing deluxe rooms, or one of the exclusive suites, all equipped to ensure your comfort, luxury and privacy.
All rooms while retaining a taste of authentic Tibetan aesthetic are equipped with modern facilities, including suave bathroom, big mirrors, spacious closet and a mini bar.
The Hotel offers you appetizing delicacies for your gastronomic delight. A fusion of food and a mix of indoor and outdoor setting, wining and dining at Shambaling offers you an eclectic environment.
To ensure that you have the best stay ,the hotel has arrangements for activities such as mountain biking with the boss,cooking classes,visiting local homes,Stupa heritage walk and also meditation ,yoga and buddhist classes .
The hotel is located close to the Boudha Stupa.
Though Kathmandu has numerous hotels and restaurants to choose from, it can be hectic and challenging to find the right one that would satisfy you to the fullest in terms of facility, price, and location you prefer.
Thus, you can also take the help of booking sites such as Tripadvisor and Booking.com to get information and find good deals and make comparison depending on your taste.
Or, you can contact us for further information. It will be our pleasure to help and assist you to the best of our ability.