Where to Eat in Bagmati Zone: The Best Restaurants and Bars

August 4, 2017 Trinity Boughner

Bagmati (Nepali: बागमती अञ्चल Listen (help·info) Bāgmatī Añcal) is one of the fourteen zones of Nepal, named after the Bagmati River. It is in the Central Development Region of Nepal. The zone contains the Kathmandu Valley with its conurbation of 1.5 million inhabitants.

1. Dwarika's Hotel

Pashupatinath, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Parking Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Outdoor Seating, Valet Parking Asian, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Late Night +977 1-4479488
Excellent
74%
Good
22%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 312 reviews

Dwarika's Hotel

Reviewed By Michael F

Was worried when the car turned off the congested dusty road into the non descript driveway. Then the front doors to the lobby opened and wow... A beautiful authentic vibrant hotel was exactly what we saw. The hotel is everything you would want in Katmandu. The people, food and atmosphere were excellent. Nice pool, spa and restaurants. Rooms are great and decorated to go with the hotel. The Nepalese restaurant was excellent. The birds are loud but not at all a negative. Wonderful hotel i would recommend to all.

2. Himalayan Java Coffee

Tridevi Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi American, Cafe, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Brunch, Late Night +977 1-4422519
Excellent
56%
Good
33%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
2%
Terrible
2%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Himalayan Java Coffee

Speciality Coffee Shop, promoting Nepali Coffee since 1999

Reviewed By Pahiyom - Doha, Qatar

If you are into chill and hanging out with a Coffee, this place is definitely a must try while in kathmandu. Centrally located in thamel area. Ambience and taste is worth it!

3. El Mediterraneo

Jhamshikhel | Jhamshikhel Chowk, Patan (Lalitpur) 44700, Nepal Takeout, Seating, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Waitstaff, Full Bar, Accepts Credit Cards Mediterranean, European, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$55 +977 1-5527059
Excellent
79%
Good
16%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 358 reviews

El Mediterraneo

First Spanish Restaurant in Kathmandu, Nepal with the experience of a fine dine along with variety of tapas and mediterranean cuisine.

Reviewed By Michael H - Fargo, North Dakota

I have eaten at El Mediterraneo several times now and the food is affordable, delicious, and fairly priced. I’ve met the owner twice and have even had complimentary dessert given. This is a nice restaurant with a pleasant atmosphere and ambiance and it despite the food being eccentric, it won’t break your budget.

4. Rosemary Kitchen & Coffee Shop

Thamel Marga, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Highchairs Available, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, European, Asian, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night +977 1-4267554
Excellent
70%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
7%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 1 reviews

Rosemary Kitchen & Coffee Shop

NAMASTE- welcome to the place of excellence! "Food for the body is not enough. There must be food for the soul." -Dorothy Day Rosemary Kitchen does not have a long history back, but the humble appreciation of satisfied clients so far makes it a Legend! It has been two year that Rosemary Kitchen was open to serve the public. Since then, it has been serving the food for soul and accumulated great client base of internal and external tourists who come to visit the Himalayan Kingdom of Nepal.

Reviewed By Muna G

Wow that bruchetta was to die for. Really flavorful. I will remember that for a long time. The staff were very welcoming. It's a neat place in the heart of asan shopping district. Great garden, private atmosphere for lunch and dinner. Will be back here next year.

5. Mahaaja

Mahaaja, Thaitiy, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol Japanese, Asian, Nepali, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner +977 981-3603972
Excellent
76%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
2%
Poor
1%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 147 reviews

Mahaaja

Reviewed By NZKateNJake

The food here is so delicious! The tofu was unlike any tofu we've had before in the way it was prepared.
The wasabi actually has a hit!
My mouth waters when I think about the okonomiyaki.
Their Japanese green tea was very tasty.
We were in Japan in march and we were not disappointed with the food here.
Staff are very friendly and the food came out quickly.
Recommend to all.
Only area for improvement is the edamame, which was overlooked.

6. Places Restaurant & Bar

Saath Ghumti Marga, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Delivery, Buffet, Street Parking, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Digital Payments, Takeout, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Accepts Credit Cards Bar, Asian, Nepali, International, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch HK$118 - HK$235 +977 1-4700413
Excellent
73%
Good
21%
Satisfactory
4%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 578 reviews

Places Restaurant & Bar

Places - or Thau (ठाउँ) - is a cosy vegetarian restaurant quietly situated on Seven Corners, a side-street of the busy Thamel area. Whether you come in groups to hangout or alone to work on your travel photos, Places offers a relaxed environment. Places is run by Pradip and Sanjay.

Reviewed By Daisy C - United Kingdom

Definitely the friendliest and most attentive service we had during our stay in Kathmandu which makes a big difference!
Great atmosphere, good feel.
Staff knew about gluten free diet and could help with choices.
Really tasty food!
Favourite place we found for dinner thanks to such good chaps serving us!

7. Western Tandoori

Amrit Marg, North of trivedi Marg, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff Indian, Asian, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Lunch, Dinner
Excellent
79%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 282 reviews

Western Tandoori

Reviewed By OBK2014 - Istanbul, Turkey

Perfect example of what happens when places like this get hyped on tripadvisor. Everybody goes there and make themselves believe its fantastic. It's nothing special though. It's not bad either, and yes, it's quite cheap. But food here is really not that special. Mediocre at best, more or less what you'd eat in cheap Indian eateries in Europe. There's way better Indian food around, for those that look a tiny bit further than Thamel. Gupta Bhojanalaya on Chetrapati, for example.

8. La Casita De Boudhanath

6 Boudhanth, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Mediterranean, Spanish, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Late Night HK$71 +977 981-3614384
Excellent
75%
Good
15%
Satisfactory
8%
Poor
1%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 251 reviews

La Casita De Boudhanath

Spanish Home Style Restaurant Inside the Awasome Boudha Stupa. In La Casita you can enjoy one of The best views of Boudha and all The Monasteries at the Mountains . Its like a small Oasis where enjoy a Coffee or any of our Great juices, mocktails or cocktails at the rooftop . In La Casita you can experiment The real Spanish taste of food and Tapas. Best selection of Spanish menu feeling at home. SATURDAY CLOSED FOR STAFF HOLIDAYS.

Reviewed By Triplegem2017 - Bangkok, Thailand

This is one of the best restaurants in the Kathmandu Valley. The entrance is in a little alley right off the stupa. That same alley is the perfect way to enter the stupa from the street. The menu is varied and the food is always tasty. The view from the windows is fine, but the best view is from the rooftop tables. My photo of the stupa with 'Losar' lights was taken from this restaurant. This is a small operation that gets plenty of personalized, loving care from the Western owners. A great place to meet friends and hang out for the evening. Popular with expats and old Asia Hands.

9. Beans The Coffee Shop

Durbar Square - 13, Bhaktapur, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal Takeout, Seating, Waitstaff, Free Wifi Cafe Breakfast, Brunch +977 1-6618266
Excellent
70%
Good
27%
Satisfactory
3%
Poor
0%
Terrible
0%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 103 reviews

Beans The Coffee Shop

Reviewed By A TripAdvisor Member

Two different cakes, one really miserable, other one a bit better but nothing great either.
Grilled cheese Sandwich also cant recommend. All tasted a bit artificial, cheap, no good spices etc.
Pity because it did look like a nice little cafe with great location.
I dont know how is the coffee here (cant have any caffeine) but foodwise its something you can skip. Dont get seduced by the menu or cakes in the glass showcase..

10. Sarangi Vegetarian Restaurant

Thamel -29 | Shiva Complex, next to Kathmandu Guesthouse, Kathmandu Kathmandu, Nepal Delivery, Seating, Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi Indian, Fusion, Cafe, Vegan Options, Vegetarian Friendly, Gluten Free Options Lunch, Dinner, Drinks HK$16 - HK$47 +977 981-3992602
Excellent
87%
Good
9%
Satisfactory
1%
Poor
2%
Terrible
1%
Overall Ratings

4.5 based on 213 reviews

Sarangi Vegetarian Restaurant

A social business that's contemporary in design, we serve high quality, vegetarian and vegan dishes. We welcome guests with good hearts that care about Nepal, its people and the environment. We have aquaponic garden on the rooftop growing organic veggies on site. Conveniently located right next door to the Kathmandu Guest House in the heart of Thamel, our restaurant is situated off the main street in the Shiva complex. We are at the back of the courtyard on the upper floors. This quiet location allows you to enjoy our delicious food, in a peaceful and spacious environment. We're proud to be 100% social business meaning all of our profits go toward empowering and assisting the Gandharba people in Nepal who rank lowest amongst the castes. Our experienced local chefs offer unique dishes that will WOW your taste buds and the presentation is simply divine! It will be easy to spend your morning, afternoon or evening with us as we offer a variety of settings and Seating arrangements including a peaceful Terrace for lounging which includes a cinema. As well, we're equipped with exceptionally fast WIFI for your convenience. We invite you to visit us and indulge in our amazing one-of-a-kind dishes, local music and feel satisfied knowing you just made a difference in anothers life.

Reviewed By moviegeekjn - Phoenix, Arizona

Thamel caters to tourists, so many of its restaurants feature international fare. The problem with that is getting the proper ingredients when they really aren't accessible in Nepal. Thus, your best restaurants in Nepal tend to be the ones that specialize in Indian and Nepali...MoreThanks for your encouraging review. You are right about the difficulty in getting some ingredients ... and they can be very expensive as well. We try to reach a good balance. Hope to see you again.

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