Restaurant Review

CASA PAGODA : The House of Delicacies

CASA PAGODA : The House of Delicacies

Casa Pagoda occupies an envious location, standing firm on the edge of Patan Durbar Square – a bastion of centuries-old heritage and culture. Even before entering the restaurant, the atmosphere is . . . Read more »


Hokkaido Ramen House: Kon'nichiwa Japanese Cuisine!

Hokkaido Ramen House: Kon'nichiwa Japanese Cuisine!

One would be hard-pressed to find an authentic Japanese cuisine experience in Kathmandu. As a food enthusiast, I had not seen many outlets that served Japanese cuisine that I would recommend to . . . Read more »


Of Bricks, Brownstones and Blue Queens

Of Bricks, Brownstones and Blue Queens

Walking into Brics Café, one is enveloped by a sense of warmth. The quaint architecture and the antiquated ambience serve as a sort of time machine, transporting diners to a bygone era, yet somehow . . . Read more »


Nanglo Cafe & Pub:Standing Strong Through the Test of Time

Nanglo Cafe & Pub:Standing Strong Through the Test of Time

July 2019   
Doing something out of the ordinary can be appealing because taking risks brings attention, but more often than not, success comes from the consistent execution of a . . . Read more »


Under the Tuscan Sun at Rox Restaurant

Under the Tuscan Sun at Rox Restaurant

May 2019   
Italian cuisine is among the most recognised and loved cuisines all over the world. However, despite its popularity, there is a relatively limited selection of restaurants dedicated to serving . . . Read more »


Tibetan Twists at Mhendok Restaurant and Bar

Tibetan Twists at Mhendok Restaurant and Bar

April 2019   
Mhendok describes itself as a Tibetan restaurant and bar influenced by home-style continental cuisine. It’s a little Tibetan, a little continental, and a bit of a combination of the two, located . . . Read more »


The Coffee Shop : Worldly Cuisine, Otherworldly Flavours

The Coffee Shop : Worldly Cuisine, Otherworldly Flavours

March 2019   
There is a slightly more casual vibe to The Coffee Shop nowadays. When the hotel first opened fifty years ago, the main restaurant was located inside the hotel premises. Quickly, they moved the whole . . . Read more »


Hotel Shangri-La’s Lost Horizon Cafe : A Gourmet Shambhala

Hotel Shangri-La’s Lost Horizon Cafe : A Gourmet Shambhala

There is a synchronicity to the nomenclature at Hotel Shangri-La, Kathmandu. The mythical land of Shangri-La, as outlined by author James Hilton in his seminal novel ‘Lost Horizon,’ is a . . . Read more »


Krazy Gecko : Divine Delicacies, Natural Ambience

Krazy Gecko : Divine Delicacies, Natural Ambience

On New Year’s Day, Pokhara’s roads were brimming with tourists and locals alike. All the restaurants and cafés on Lakeside, the city’s tourist hub, were crowded, and the hustle and bustle of . . . Read more »


Gastronomical Delights at Bhojghar Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Gastronomical Delights at Bhojghar Restaurant and Lounge Bar

Gairidhara has become a hub for high-end restaurants and cafes in the past few years. Bhojghar Restaurant and Lounge Bar, a multi-cuisine restaurant continues that trend. Bhojghar, which was . . . Read more »


Delish Opera Restro and Banquet: Surprisingly Sumptuous

Delish Opera Restro and Banquet: Surprisingly Sumptuous

In a part of town filled with casual spots, Delish Opera Restro and Banquet is a great place for both a casual or refined lunch and dining experience. Located in Baluwatar, this restaurant is often . . . Read more »


Kava Grill and Lounge : Fine Dining at its Finest

Kava Grill and Lounge : Fine Dining at its Finest

Kava Grill and Lounge : Fine Dining at its . . . Read more »


Sun Café and Bar : Fused Delicacies

 Sun Café and Bar : Fused Delicacies

When Sun Cafe opened in August 2013, it joined a group of high-end restaurants that were cropping up around that period in the Jhamsikhel neighbourhood. The rapid restaurant expansion continues to . . . Read more »


Headlines Sports Caefe Culinary Delights and Sporting Nights

Headlines Sports Caefe  Culinary Delights and Sporting Nights

In 1765, on the cobblestone streets of Paris, Boulanger ushered in a new era when he established the world’s first modern restaurant. About a century thereafter in the perennially rain-soaked . . . Read more »


Mokshya Lounge : Good Food, Friendly Crowd

Mokshya Lounge : Good Food, Friendly Crowd

So, your friends have tasked you with organising a dinner for eight people for an upcoming Saturday night. The prime reservations are likely out of the question, and you don’t wish to squander your . . . Read more »


Clubhouse Restaurant : Balancing Nature and Cuisine Perfectly

Clubhouse Restaurant : Balancing Nature and Cuisine Perfectly

July 2018   
The combination of serenity and tranquility of nature and great food can be a worthwhile experience. And, probably no other place in and around the capital valley other than the Clubhouse Restaurant . . . Read more »


Ghar-e-Kabab : The Magical Mughlai Kitchen

Ghar-e-Kabab : The Magical Mughlai Kitchen

June 2018   
Behind the growing popularity of Indian cuisines are restaurants like Ghar-e-Kabab of Hotel Annapurna, Durbarmarg. Ghar-e-Kabab is a legendary eatery which has been serving its customers with the . . . Read more »


Fine Italian Dining at Rox Restaurant and Bar

Fine Italian Dining at Rox Restaurant and Bar

May 2018   
Choosing a restaurant in Kathmandu for a weekend dinner can easily lead to a state of indecision. Do you go to an old favourite, or try somewhere new? . . . Read more »


Alpas: A Mix of Elegance and the Casual

Alpas: A Mix of Elegance and the Casual

March 2018   
Located on a side street in Lazimpat, Alpas is an excellent, creative, and modern restaurant with an ever-changing menu listing some unusual dishes. Opened only six months ago, this restaurant, over . . . Read more »


Icekraft: A Hub of Sweet Delights

 Icekraft: A Hub of Sweet Delights

Not only is Icekraft a stylish dessert parlour, it is also quickly becoming a favourite dessert hub for Kathmandu residents. Within just two months of its opening, Icekraft has been able to satisfy . . . Read more »


Splendid Mughlai and Indian Repast at Mela Restaurant & Bar

In a crowded place like Kathmandu, it’s increasingly becoming difficult to find a restaurant with a fine ambience. Even if an eatery with an on-par level of ambience is found, the quality of food can be a bit of a hit or miss affair. Mela Restaurant and Bar has the answer to this conundrum faced by restaurant goers. . . . Read more »


Erma Restaurant and Ara Bar : Immersive and Affordable

Remember the last time you read a good book? Not just an anthology of short stories or a long read, but a really good novel? One that had you completely immersed in a character, a story or a place so much that you never wanted the book to . . . Read more »


Bao Xaun: A Food Treasure House

Bao Xaun: A Food Treasure House

Everyone has a notch of happiness and glitter in their eyes when they stay at a five-star hotel like the Soaltee Crowne Plaza. But have we ever thought about the amazing food that they serve? Now Bao . . . Read more »


Festive Feasts at Utsav Authentic Nepali Restaurant

Festive Feasts at Utsav Authentic Nepali Restaurant

July 2017   
We all need rewards for dealing with adulthood. Maybe it’s too many mimosas over the weekend, or overpriced massages, or a bespoke canoe paddle that will under no circumstances come into contact . . . Read more »


Fine Dine at Dining Park

 Fine Dine at Dining Park

June 2017   
The Baneshwor area has a bit of a fine dining dilemma. The spirit of the neighbourhood is too hip to be formal and too alternative to appreciate anything traditional. You’ll find plenty of places . . . Read more »


Tempting Temptino

Tempting Temptino

May 2017   
A very good way to describe Temptino is it’s tempting. The new franchise of Ghangri Café, Temptino is located at the restaurant hub of Jhamsikhel. Only three months into the business, the . . . Read more »


All Aboard The Ship

All Aboard The Ship

April 2017   
It's easy to get swayed in conversation at The Ship Restaurant Bar and Lounge located at the northern end of Thamel. But you'll pause at some point, just to look down at your plate, and applaud . . . Read more »


Elegant and Excellent

Elegant and Excellent

March 2017   
Lazimpat’s Uttar Dhoka has always been a fashionable spot for restaurants. Here, they are unapologetically sharp and classy. Green Leaves, a newly opened restaurant in this area has utilised an . . . Read more »


GG Machaan, Definitely Different

GG Machaan, Definitely Different

Feb 2017   
Many restaurants claim to do things differently, from letting you order from a computer or handing a menu thick as a book or suggesting you to try the chef's specials. But have you ever wondered . . . Read more »


Delightful Dining at Patio 747

Delightful Dining at Patio 747

Jan 2017   
While walking into Patio 747, you are immediately hit with one question - why aren’t there more places like this in Kathmandu? Situated exactly opposite the UNESCO World Heritage listed Boudhanath . . . Read more »


Taza : Flavours of the Middle East

Taza : Flavours of the Middle East

Located on the busy Pulchowk road, Tazaat first seems unassuming, barely ruffling the waters of the crowded pond of Lalitpur dining when it first opened its doors two years ago. But the main business . . . Read more »


Tasneem's Indian Delights

Tasneem's Indian Delights

Indian restaurants have become popular eateries for Nepali restaurant goers over the years. And a restaurant located at Pulchowk, Lalitpur has fast become a centre of attraction among Indian food . . . Read more »


Bricks Cafe : A Warm, Delicious Place

Bricks Cafe : A Warm, Delicious Place

For nearly five years, Bricks Cafe has held the hearts of people and it has proven that at the end of the day, what most diners want isn’t nerve-jangling sensations or cutting-edge surprises. . . . Read more »


Bhojan Griha: A House of Feasts

 Bhojan Griha: A House of Feasts

Centrally located off a side street in Dillibazaar, Bhojan Griha, an old palace-turned restaurant, is a unique and dream-like place where foodies can eat a range of authentic organic Nepali . . . Read more »


Sumptuous Bu-Keba

 Sumptuous Bu-Keba

The pre-modern look that restaurants and bars have adopted over the last decade or so is marked by salvaged wood, fireplaces that may or may not function, bare electric bulbs dimmed to mimic . . . Read more »


Cafereena,Affordable, Amazing

Cafereena,Affordable, Amazing

July 2016   
It’s said, part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside and remember one’s body isn’t a temple, it’s an amusement park. Enjoy the ride. . . . Read more »


Italian Delight at Little Italy

Italian Delight at Little Italy

June 2016   
“When engaged in eating, the brain should be the servant of the stomach,” said English crime novelist Agatha Christie. But what do you do when your brain oozes out due to the delicious food being . . . Read more »


Mulchowk: A Fine Place to Dine

Mulchowk: A Fine Place to Dine

Mulchowk means main courtyard. In the old days it would have been the inner sanctum of a neighbourhood or tole. A public place where traditionally people would gather to talk, hang out and leave . . . Read more »