Nepal Cooking School
Nepal Cooking School
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9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, 1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Thursday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Saturday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
Sunday
9:00 AM - 1:00 PM
1:30 PM - 8:00 PM
About
Nepal's best cooking class. Visit the real local market to buy the freshest ingredients and return back to class by rickshaw - the way locals do. Learn about the ingredients and techniques from our experienced Nepali chef, then prepare, cook and eat 4 delicious courses of traditional Nepali food - 3 classes daily 9 am, 1.30 pm and 4:30 pm.
Duration: More than 3 hours
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  • magkates
    Denver, Colorado9 contributions
    Momo class
    We had an incredible one hour class today— they fit us in for a private class before we needed to leave the country. It was so easy to understand and we will get all of the recipes. It was not only delicious, but fun and very clean facility! Highly recommended!
    Visited February 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written February 26, 2023
  • Peter Carpenter
    4 contributions
    Fabulous
    This is a fabulous course. It is well organised, professional, informative and fun. I learnt so much about cooking Nepal food and using spices. Above all, the food was delicious. It's reasonably priced and supports important work. Highly recommended.
    Visited March 2023
    Traveled with friends
    Written March 22, 2023
  • maddyhurst94
    7 contributions
    Wonderful Momo-Making Class for a Good Cause with Reecha!
    I had an amazing experience at Nepal Cooking School with Reecha as my instructor. She spoke clear English and was a great teacher. The food preparation was hygienic, and the environment was clean. Although the school was a bit hard to find, the locals were helpful. Highly recommend this unique cultural experience that supports a good cause. 5 stars!
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written April 4, 2023
  • Ingrid L
    10 contributions
    Make the time to do this whilst in Kathmandu!
    So glad we made the time to do this cooking class! Reecha is professional knowledgeable, entertaining, and smart. She is ably assisted by Nilam and Samjhana who ensure that things run smoothly and that the next step is ready and waiting. The course is well thought through the setup is professional, clean and allows for attendees to participate rather than just watch. For me, that's what a cooking class is all about - getting your hands covered in flour as you roll the dough for momo's. We chose Menu 1 and if we'd had more time in Kathmandu, we would have gone back to do Menu 3. A highly recommended experience. The place is hidden around the side of a short alleyway, so ask a local if you get lost. Google doesn't help with the finer details in finding the place.
    Visited March 2023
    Written April 10, 2023
  • luca D
    2 contributions
    Very nice experience to do in Ktm
    Yesterday I took the cooking class organised by Nepal cooking school. It was a fantastic experience, lot of fun and interesting things to learn about Nepali cusine. The staff is professional and friendly, food was delicious and the athmosphere perfect. I will reccomend such an experience while being around Ktm.
    Visited April 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written April 17, 2023
  • Shanta B
    5 contributions
    For cooking class right address
    My family went holiday in Nepal. We would like to learn some Nepali courses and some pizza and poke for our home in bilbao. We find in trip advisor so many good reviews. We booked through by phone and we took class with them teacher are very friendly and experienced no heisted from our question teach us like our home kitchen they send receipts by email . Now we are enjoying in our house with family and friends Nepali and many more dishes. We would like to go again there next holiday.
    Visited July 2023
    Traveled with family
    Written September 16, 2023
  • Neung K.
    Thailand6 contributions
    Recommended to do!!!
    I loved it so much! This is the best experience for a cooking class I've done. I came for trekking and accidentally found this class. I checked it out and asked them of I could join with my tight schedule. I had only a few hours before I went to the airport. They were willing to add me to the upcoming class! We had 4 people in the group, really fun and the food was amazing! Nilam and her team (Nishma, Samjhana) are the best!! Nilam brought us to the local market and spice shop. She explained all the details we should know. She is knowledgeable, has great energy, and has really good English. Highly recommend: DO NOT have breakfast before you come for cooking class because you won't have room for all the tasty food you get to cook 😂😂😂😂
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 2, 2023
  • Stephanie T
    2 contributions
    Wonderful experience for a Sola female traveller!
    I had a lovely experience and learned so much! I learned how to prepare and cook a 4 course menu (thupka, Bara, Momo's and pudding). There were many courses to choose from. The market visit and learning about the spices was especially fun. Highly recommend this class to anyone from beginner to experienced cooks! 🤗
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled solo
    Written October 8, 2023
  • Ines U
    Hasselt, Belgium5 contributions
    Don't miss out on this cooking class!
    The girls are doing such a great job! We had a very nice afternoon, we learned a lot and the food was great!! Also it's very clean, and the trip to the shop was very nice as well 😊 it was nice that we had the opportunity to buy spices together in the shop!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 15, 2023
  • JennyR
    Berlin, Germany11 contributions
    Great experience
    We attended the 4-course cooking class. The class included a visit to the spice shop. The cooking class was extremely well organised. The instructor and the assistants were very knowledgeable and helpful. They managed to keep an eye on everything so that nothing burned despite the whole group cooking simultaneously :) After the class, we received a recipe book by email and can't wait to try the recipes at home!
    Visited October 2023
    Traveled as a couple
    Written October 26, 2023
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Jemma & Andy
England, UK59 contributions
Aug 2022 • Couples
We booked a last minute cooking class, based on reviews we had seen online, this appeared to be the best one. We arrived promptly at 9am, we were the only 2 taking the class. Nimlam introduced herself and her assistant, and we were able to choose 4 dishes to cook from a selection of 16. Very shortly after we went to the “market” which was a 10 min walk down the main road. The “market” was just a grocery shop on the corner of a roundabout. We were shown the vegetables and asked what they were, including a carrot, which was not very education, however it was interesting to see some of the more local and unusual vegetables. We were not given any real information on these besides their names, it felt more like a pop quiz when we were there to learn. We then moved over the road to a spice shop, which was disappointingly brief, (3-4 minutes in and out). We were allowed to smell 4 spices and, in a similar fashion, was quizzed on what they were, however we didn’t know asides from the name written on the label. We didn’t really learn anything more than the name, which also was disappointing.

We then returned to the cooking school via a very ropey rickshaw, where we felt slightly awkward being high up on view, as your classic white tourists. Unfortunately for the rickshaw cyclist we were a combined weight of 150kg, he had no gears so he struggled to pull us up the mild inclined road. Nimlam in fact walked back quicker than we were rickshawed. It was a humerous experience which we will talk about in years to come, however, we would both have preferred if this feature of the tour was not included, as it added no value to our overall experience. However, understandably it supported a local worker, which we were happy to do, we believe this was probably the premise of the feature as it is a charity based organisation.

We returned to the kitchen and started cooking Nimlam was a good teacher and helped us successfully make 4 dishes which were all very tasty. Ultimately we felt we learnt a bit about the Nepalese cuisine and culture, which was our primary aim.

We felt the whole experience was quite rushed and would have appreciated it being padded out more with more explanation/education rather than the ‘bang bang bang’ approach we felt we received. The class was not the half day as advertised, only 2hrs and 20mins, therefore we felt our value for money wasn’t brilliant. It would be beneficial to go to the Asan Bazar (very busy/hectic central market) to spend more time and enhance the ‘local’ experience and learn more. A primary reason we booked this tour was because they take you to a market to learn. We feel the tour didn’t deliver on this point.

Nimlam and her assistant were very friendly and organised. The kitchen and toilet were clean. Ultimately we had a good experience, but it could have been a whole lot more. If you want to learn to cook some simple, but tasty dishes, maybe this is for you. Just be aware you will need to plan something else for the majority of your day.
Written August 17, 2022
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Vit K
Beroun, Czech Republic1 contribution
Oct 2023 • Couples
It wasn't bad, the lecturer tried her best. The kitchen area has reserves, for example the cooker hood was not washed for a very long time. I didn't like that people who don't know each other have to agree on the choice of food. And in the end you don't eat what you cook yourself. But I will definitely take away new knowledge that I will use in my kitchen.
Written October 4, 2023
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Neung K.
Thailand6 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
I loved it so much!

This is the best experience for a cooking class I've done. I came for trekking and accidentally found this class. I checked it out and asked them of I could join with my tight schedule. I had only a few hours before I went to the airport. They were willing to add me to the upcoming class!

We had 4 people in the group, really fun and the food was amazing!

Nilam and her team (Nishma, Samjhana) are the best!! Nilam brought us to the local market and spice shop. She explained all the details we should know. She is knowledgeable, has great energy, and has really good English.

Highly recommend: DO NOT have breakfast before you come for cooking class because you won't have room for all the tasty food you get to cook 😂😂😂😂
Written October 2, 2023
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Cajenn66
5 contributions
Jan 2020 • Solo
What a fun way to spend a 1/2 day in Kathmandu...Neelam and Swastika were an amazing team and introduced me to Nepali cooking techniques, recipes, and spices. I highly recommend to anyone who wants to take a bit of culture home with them.
Written January 4, 2020
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Karo A
3 contributions
Feb 2023 • Friends
What a great cooking experience we had in Kathmandu!! We loved it - the team is fun, very organized and the recipes are delicious! Also it is very easy to apply what you learned when back home, they share a recipe book after the session. We really enjoyed it and strongly recommend if you’re in Kathmandu & loving Nepali food like we did.
Written February 4, 2023
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Dilbara78
Brighton, UK30 contributions
Jan 2024 • Friends
We were greeted by our host who explained a bit about the different menus and then we set out to the market. We got to see local veggies and the spice shop, where we got the opportunity to buy some. After heading back to the cooking school we cracked on with making 4 dishes. They have 3 different menu options to choose from. Our host was lovely, explains everything very clearly and gives you a good insight into Nepali gastronomy. More importantly Nepal Cooking School is a charity which helps young people access education, so it’s for a great cause. Would recommend it 100%!!!
Written January 28, 2024
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Suzanna E
Dania Beach, FL229 contributions
Nov 2023 • Solo
Reecha did a fantastic job introducing us to various vegetables at the market before class. She thoroughly explained everything cooking thukpa, bara, vegetable mo mo and carrot pudding for dessert. We had so much fun learning about Nepali cooking with her. They send you all of the recipes in your email afterwards. The only problem I had was I had to ask my tour guide numerous times to be able to get the recipes in email after I left Nepal or I wouldn’t have them. Hopefully, they will pay more attention in the future to provide this to others without having to request a copy numerous times as they tell you they will do before you leave and they confirm your email address. I highly recommend this when in Kathmandu!
Written November 29, 2023
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Kristian J
1 contribution
Oct 2022 • Solo
I was recommended this cooking class from a friend and I am happy I followed his advice. Here I met Ritcha, super friendly and professional and her two assistents. Together we chose wich food we were gonna cook and then went out into the streets for some grocery shopping. Back into the kitchen we started chopping, boiling, smelling, frying, talking about everything and I had the best of times! After having a really great three course meal I found myself in a taxi, back to my hotel with a big smile on my face.
Written October 17, 2022
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Stephanie T
2 contributions
Oct 2023 • Solo
I had a lovely experience and learned so much! I learned how to prepare and cook a 4 course menu (thupka, Bara, Momo's and pudding). There were many courses to choose from. The market visit and learning about the spices was especially fun. Highly recommend this class to anyone from beginner to experienced cooks! 🤗
Written October 9, 2023
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Shanta B
5 contributions
Jul 2023 • Family
My family went holiday in Nepal. We would like to learn some Nepali courses and some pizza and poke for our home in bilbao. We find in trip advisor so many good reviews. We booked through by phone and we took class with them teacher are very friendly and experienced no heisted from our question teach us like our home kitchen they send receipts by email . Now we are enjoying in our house with family and friends Nepali and many more dishes. We would like to go again there next holiday.
Written September 16, 2023
This review is the subjective opinion of a Tripadvisor member and not of Tripadvisor LLC. Tripadvisor performs checks on reviews as part of our industry-leading trust & safety standards. Read our transparency report to learn more.

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