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“Great Food” 4 of 5 stars
Review of The Rum Doodle

The Rum Doodle
Jyatha Road | Thamel, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4248915
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Ranked #142 of 408 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Price range: $3 - $10
Cuisines: Mexican, Nepali, International, Pizza & Pasta
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Good for: Families with children, Bar scene, Large groups
Dining options: Dinner, Reservations, Late Night
Description: Begun in 1979, the Rum Doodle is based on the book, The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E Bowman. It is a homage to the traveler/ adventurer inside everyone of us.
Dubai, United Arab Emirates
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66 reviews 66 reviews
36 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 27 cities Reviews in 27 cities
49 helpful votes 49 helpful votes
“Great Food”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 26, 2014

We stumbled on this restaurant by accident on our first night in Kathmandu.

Kathmandu is full of trekkers and backpackers and this restaurant reflects that as the place was full of groups either leaving for or returning from major treks. We decided before we arrived in Nepal to avoid meat dishes, so chose a veg curry and a palak paneer. The food was superb; tasty and good size portions washed down with Everest beer (Everest is better than Gorka) and we ate here again on our last night in Kathmandu.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 5 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 3 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review, April 26, 2014
Thank you dining at the Rum Doodle and for reviewing it on Trip Advisor. The team here is happy that we were able to meet your expectations on more than one occasion. Do please visit us again when you are next in town.
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“A trekkers must do”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

If you've completed a trek or climb in Nepal, spend the time to pop into The Rum Doodle.

A great selection of food, a nice location, plus a great variety of tasty food, some of which you will have missed on your journey !

Only downside from our visit was for one of our diners who had a food intolerance. The waiter didn't really bother to point out appropriate options, and the advice was eat elsewhere. Maybe the restaurant doesn't have to try too hard.

  • Visited April 2014
    • 4 of 5 stars Value
    • 5 of 5 stars Atmosphere
    • 2 of 5 stars Service
    • 4 of 5 stars Food
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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for dining at the Rum Doodle. We are glad that we met your expectations. Please come back when you next in town.
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Adelaide
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57 reviews 57 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 22 cities Reviews in 22 cities
28 helpful votes 28 helpful votes
“Such a fun atmosphere”
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 23, 2014

Good food, drinkable red and white wine plus a host of beers etc but what was most impressive was the fun loving atmosphere. A bit dark and at times a bit cramped, but I guess that's what The Rum Doodle bar is all about.

Visited April 2014
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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review, April 25, 2014
Thank you for dining at the Rum Doodle. We are glad that we met your expectations. Please come back when you next in town.
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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
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29 reviews 29 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 7 cities Reviews in 7 cities
33 helpful votes 33 helpful votes
“Good Place”
3 of 5 stars Reviewed April 22, 2014 via mobile

Ate at the Rum Doodle on a recent trip to Kathmandu.

The atmosphere of the place is great with trekkers stories pinned on the walls & ceilings. The rooftop area is really nice with good views of Thamel & the surrounding mountains.

The food was good, but a bit pricier than other restaurants in the area despite selling the same choices. I found the staff to be a bit unfriendly which is not the norm in Nepal

Visited April 2014
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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review, April 23, 2014
Thank you for dining at the Rum Doodle and for your review. I have taken note of our staff attitude to you and will be working with them to improve customer care. Do visit us again when you are in Kathmandu next and let us know if we have been able to change and make a difference.
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Bellingham, Washington
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11 restaurant reviews
Reviews in 17 cities Reviews in 17 cities
17 helpful votes 17 helpful votes
“Excellent atmosphere and food”
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 20, 2014 via mobile

Every trip to Nepal, at the end of the trek, I visit Rum Doodle. A yeti footprint is colored and added to the mass - and a nice meal is had. The menu has quite a few options, and, while I haven't had them all, the ones I have had were very good. Last time, I had a craving for pizza and ordered the Chicken Tikka Pizza and Sprite. The Sprite was just a Sprite, but the pizza was really tasty - and huge! I didn't think I could eat it all, but it was so good, I ended up eating the whole thing. If you trek, you have to stop in; if you don't trek, stop in anyway just to see it all.

Visited March 2014
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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review, April 21, 2014
Thank you for reviewing The Rum Doodle. The team is very happy that you enjoyed your visit and the food. Please come back when you are in Kathmandu again.
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