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“French bistro with beautiful courtyard” 4 of 5 stars
Review of chez caroline

chez caroline
Tanka Prasad Ghumti Road | Babar Mahal Revisited, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4263070
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Ranked #45 of 413 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Price range: $20 - $60
Cuisines: French
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Restaurant details
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Special occasions, Entertaining clients
Dining options: Breakfast/Brunch, Lunch, Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Hong Kong, China
Senior Reviewer
10 reviews 10 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
9 helpful votes 9 helpful votes
“French bistro with beautiful courtyard”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2012

Chez Caroline is a French bistro popular with expats in Kathmandu. The staff all speak French and the food is a treat if you've been traveling and are craving classic French dishes like steak frites, salad with goat's cheese, and real desserts.

Visited September 2012
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  • English first
  • French first
  • German first
  • Italian first
  • Any
English first
Kathmandu, Nepal
Contributor
11 reviews 11 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
“Beautiful Setting--Great Food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2012

The food here is exceptionally tasty- If you want a nice night out with your sweetheart or want to impress clients--this is definitely the place. Everything down to the little side salad is exquisite. Its set in Barbarmahal -- An old Rana Palace

Visited September 2012
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 reviews 5 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“Its Doeable If You Are Not Too Fussy ...”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 3, 2012

Like many French place they charge top price. Not all deliver. Understand how this country works. Foreign chefs can't get a job here. There training is local.

The place is nice enough if you go for the out door area, but they encourage smoking. How non enlightened as it does not improve you food appreciation.

I will go there mainly with other and its doable, but pick simple things. I made the mistake of choosing squid or calamari and sent it back. It was still over cooked. Cut to a small size it cooks in 30 seconds in a hot pan. The chefs have never tried it and as locals cant afford it.

A real French chef would have fired the guy who did it immediately. In this country you have to employ locals even if they are bad. No wonder progress is nearly invisible.

  • Visited September 2012
    • 2 of 5 stars Value
    • 3 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 2 of 5 stars Food
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Vienna, Austria
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36 reviews 36 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 10 cities Reviews in 10 cities
27 helpful votes 27 helpful votes
“Best Salad in Kathmandu”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 13, 2012

The place has probably the best food in Kathmandu, but it is really expensive. Mostly Expats and Diplomats can be found eating in the beautiful setting of an old Rana Palace - which is as such a must to visit.

I usually go there if I am really fed up by too much dal bhat and do need some perfect french salads or other treats.

Visited August 2012
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Thimphu
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3 reviews 3 reviews
Reviews in 2 cities Reviews in 2 cities
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
“food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 5, 2012

I have had visited this restaurant whenever I am in Kathmandu,I like the ambence simple and cozy....I also very much like the food and I try something new every time.. The staff are very friendly.

  • Visited August 2012
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 4 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 4 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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