Rum Doodle
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Saturday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
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Napoleonjr1
Omaha, NE324 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
This place is basically just your average bar. We went just to get a picture of Edmund Hillary's signature on the wall. The beers were a bit expensive compared to other places in Kathmandu, but it was interesting to see all of the footprints other visitors have left behind on the walls and ceiling. The bartender even let us tack a small foot up on the wall... even though we had never climbed Everest. It's an interesting place, but be prepared to spend a little more for a drink
Written March 10, 2015
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sherpafamilyhk
hong kong95 contributions
Apr 2015 • Friends
We were looking for a place to sit and chat and may be have some drinks and snack one evening in Thamel. Rum Doodle fit our bill. The roof top was busy and full so we decided to sit in the huge restaurant downstairs. It was empty when we got there at around 7pm. We had some drinks and the snacks. Both we enjoyed.
Written May 1, 2015
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Rachna D
Gurugram (Gurgaon), India17 contributions
Aug 2011 • Friends
A quaint place, neat and clean toilets.
The pizza was excellent and so was the lemon garlic fish.
Must go!
Written August 23, 2011
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Stephanie B
52 contributions
This is a fab restaurant! If you book early enough in the day you can order a yeti foot and all you group can sign and design it! Lovely food and drinks... We could have drank the place dry over all the rum that was drank!
Written May 6, 2015
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mamacita1001
Singapore, Singapore4,378 contributions
if you want to go to Rum Doodle for dinner, I recommend you to book in advance. This restaurant(pub?) is really really popular. Every Nepalese I met said that Rum Doodle is the most popular pub in Thamel(or Kathmandu), and I admit that it is true.
Fortunately I arrived around 18:00, still the only seat they could offer was counter, not table.. As time went by, the counter also became full, because there are only 10 seats at the counter. I saw 'Reserved' sign at every table.
According to staff, trekkers just come by in a big group when returning to Kathmandu after 2, 3 weeks long camp. Actually, Rum Doodle has got plenty of space, indeed ! Still, it was full with trekkers. They were usually in a huge group, in other words, they were together all along while camping. In case you go there with a friend, it might be OK, but try to make a reservation beforehand, if you want to take a table for dinner ( not sure about lunch, though)
a glass of wine 180 rupee, Green salad 150 rupee something like that. This place is for tourists, I have to admit that it is a bit pricey, but it it worth to visit. I enjoyed the night, i talked to many trekkers. Don't miss here when you are in Thamel.
Written December 7, 2009
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Steve B
Calgary, Canada8 contributions
Feb 2015 • Couples
I had lunch here on the roof top balcony. The atmosphere was fine but I was totally put off when the proprietor added a 24% tax to my bill and then had the audacity to keep my change in the bill fold. I can't enjoy this place as I just feel like I was ripped off and let down by somewhere that was supposed to be a bit of a legend. I won't go back.
Written February 9, 2015
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Pollydg
Reading, UK180 contributions
Mar 2013 • Friends
Overpriced below average food. Terrible service. Overcharged us for the drinks. Not cheap and not cheerful :-(
Written March 21, 2013
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SurreyGirl27
Addlestone, UK1,124 contributions
Oct 2012 • Friends
Having visited last week during Hindu festival waited almost 2 hours for very average food, no explanation for delay and hugely overpriced drinks and food menu... shame as the potential for the tales and the recent Help for Heroes EBC trek should have made this a special visit.
Written October 29, 2012
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greyfalcon77
Atlanta, Georgia1 contribution
This is a must for any traveler in Kathmandu. Sitting on the roof eating salsa and chips and sipping Nepali tea. Finish it off with a banana split and you have had an experience of a life time. You can purchase a "cheezy" copy, and I mean copy as in Xerox, of the original book where Rum Doddle gets its name, "Rum Doddle 40,000 1/2 feet". The booklet is a fun read while sitting in the sun.
Written March 11, 2008
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pooleman41
Poolewe, UK26 contributions
Nov 2018 • Solo
Visited the bar some years ago ,in its old location in Thamel, and must say its lost a lot of its character and atmosphere, in its new location. Visited on a Saturday evening about 8 o'clock. Hard to find , best just to get a cab. It was very quiet, staff were friendly, a couple of people eating. In the old bar it was always full of Trekkers,and climbers.
But now sadly very low key
Written February 3, 2019
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Rum Doodle is open:
  • Sun - Sat 10:00 AM - 10:00 PM