Restaurants in Kathmandu

There is a good choice of places to dine out in the city. The Kathmandu restaurants below have been grouped into three pricing categories:
Expensive (over US$18)
Moderate (US$8 to US$18)
Cheap (up to US$8)
These Kathmandu restaurant prices are for a three-course meal for one, including service but not drinks.


Price: Expensive

Hidden away in a courtyard on the edge of Thamel, this stylish restaurant is housed in a former Rana's palace and the menu is packed with intriguing East-West fusion dishes. It's popular with diplomats, government ministers and the UN crowd.

Address: Kantipath, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: (01) 422 5272.


Price: Expensive

The Indian restaurant at the Hotel de L'Annapurna serves the best North Indian cuisine in the city, with live Indian music in the evenings and a glass-walled kitchen where you can see your meal being prepared.

Address: Durbar Marg, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: (01) 422 1711.

Bhojan Griha

Price: Expensive

Located in the beautifully renovated, 150-year-old former home of the Royal Priest, this upmarket restaurant serves sublime Nepali food. You can sit on cushions in the traditional Nepali dining room, or eat at Western-style tables and chairs.

Address: Dillibazar, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: (01) 441 1603.

Roadhouse Cafe

Price: Moderate

Famous for its wood-fired pizzas, this Thamel favourite also serves excellent coffee and delicious Nepali snacks such as sukuti (dried meat with chilli and ginger).

Address: Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: (01) 426 2768.

Fire & Ice

Price: Moderate

Nepal's finest pizzas and gelato, served in pleasantly informal surroundings in the heart of Thamel. The pizzas are cooked in a wood-fired oven, on thin, crisp bases, topped with the finest local and imported ingredients.

Address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: (01) 425 0210.

Yin Yang Restaurant

Price: Moderate

Many Kathmandu restaurants offer interpretations of Thai food, but Yin Yang offers authentic Thai dishes cooked by a real Thai chef. You can dine inside, but most patrons eat al fresco at the tables in the courtyard.

Address: Nepal
Telephone: (01) 442 5510.

Yak Restaurant

Price: Cheap

A long-standing favourite for backpackers, with inexpensive, filling Tibetan and Nepali meals, cold beers and even tsongba (traditional millet beer) on the menu.

Address: Kwa Bahal, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal


Price: Cheap

This narrow but towering multi-level restaurant is a favourite breakfast spot, with great views from its rooftop terrace. It’s cosy, friendly and the international menu – from curries to burgers – is surprisingly good for the price.

Address: Near JP School, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: (01) 426 6979.

Himalayan Java

Price: Cheap

This calm coffee bar looks out over the main road into Thamel but offers a welcome respite from the crowds. People gather here throughout the day for superior cakes, panini and breakfasts, and the best espresso in the valley.

Address: Tridevi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
Telephone: (01) 442 2519.