The capital of Nepal, Kathmandu offers a glimpse of the country’s different aspects, making travelers even greedier for traveling around. Kathmandu and its nearby destination, Thamel, are considered as ideal bases for adventure lovers and those wanting to enjoy the view of the mighty Mount Everest. Along with the enchanting surroundings, the location is also a heaven for food lovers. The blend of Indian and Tibetan taste in the form of Nepali food attracts visitors to the local market and restaurants to enjoy it.
Local Dal Bhaat Thali, Momo, Thukpa, Sel Roti, Newari Pancake, Choila, Sekuwa etc. can bring water to anyone’s mouth and fulfill his craving desires. You will get these in every corner of city. Some best restaurants in Kathmandu are:
Forest and Plate
Forest and Plate is a cool little roof terrace set on top of the Sagarmatha Complex at Mandala Street. You will find great vibe up there as it has a green feel to it. It has been decorated with small plants on pots which give the visitors a feel that they are in a garden. They have good variety of drinks. The top floor is quite nice and on a hot day, the breeze is divine.
OR2K Restaurant is located at Mandala Street of Kathmandu. You have to put shoes off at the entrance of restaurant. The sitting arrangement is local and also they serve in local utensils. This is the best vegetarian food point in Kathmandu. Falafel is one of the best thing to order here.
Yala Cafe is a Nepali restaurant tucked away in a quiet part of Thamel. Guests call it “the most peaceful cafe in Kathmandu’’. Owner has been working in the hospitality industry for over 20 years. This cafe runs under the Hotel Yala Peak.
Fire and Ice Pizzeria
Fire and Ice Pizzeria was opened in Kathmandu in January 1995. It immediately became a very popular restaurant amongst travelers, climbers and local residents for enjoying a morning cup of Italian espresso whilst Italian music and Opera plays in the background.
Sing-Ma Food Court
Sing-Ma Food Court is a Malaysian restaurant in Kathmandu with lots of veg and non-veg options. They have clean and friendly atmosphere. It is a mid-range food place with some desserts, including cheesecakes made with real cheese. There is also a kid corner filled with books and games.
Mitho was started in 2005 in Kathmandu. The menu Mitho Restaurant menu is based on a delicious selection of Nepali, Indian, Chinese, Thai, Mediterranean, European and South American food. The best thing to order here is Chicken Tikka. It is huge and very tasty which comprises of some fairly spicy chicken tikka pieces, roasted shallots, roasted peppers, a generous naan, a tasty raita, a salad of peppers, cucumber and carrot and a little side bowl of satay sauce and mint coconut chilli chatni.
Kitchen Garden is located one street back from the Boudhanath Stupa in a quiet garden setting. The food is a variety of Indian, Tibetan and Western dishes. It is served well and tasty. Everything is fairly laid back and relaxed. Most of the customers were Europeans as it is famous among that population.
Kantipur Tandoori House
Kantipur Tandoori House is a unique restaurant, which is specialized in a wide variety of Nepalese and Indian cuisine. They are specialized in Indian Curries, kebab, Tandoori, BBQ, flatbread and rice dishes with the option of Vegetarian and Non-Vegetarian. Kantipur Tandoori House had been providing services since 2005.
Spread across one acre, Le Sherpa’s estate comprises of a variety of interesting shops supporting creative, local brands – from coffee and food to crafts. There is an intimate boutique bed & breakfast, This small oasis offers a platform for local artisans, supporting and sustaining struggling artists, craftsmen and local products; supporting the tradition and culture of Nepal. Come here to enjoy fresh, organic food in the Le Sherpa Restaurant, or simply enjoy a fresh cup of Everfresh – a local Nuwa Estate Coffee.