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A cosy family-run restaurant named after our signature dish, Samay Baji, a festival dish of the Newars of the Kathmandu Valley. Our other popular dishes include speciality momos (the most popular dish in Nepal), bara (savoury lentil pancakes) and Nanu's special curry (chef's special). Nanu and Madan own and run the restaurant.
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch
Asian, Nepali
Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Table Service, Takeout
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All reviews baji chilli pancakes masala chicken potatoes thali newari food signature dish great food cooked from scratch prepared fresh lovely couple lovely owners great little restaurant local food small place
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Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We have been there for dinner and it was really good. The food was very delicious and the stuff was very friendly. We can recommend the local Thali Set!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank helbing1982
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This place is a delight. Traditional Newari food produced fresh at each sitting......simply delicious! It feels like you’re visiting family and they’re producing a feast for your senses. Do yourself a favour, avoid the westernised food offerings and head straight here while you’re In Bandipur.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Nickysjones
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

We went there with my friend and had one of the best nepali meal of all our trip in Nepal. Don't forget to try their roti and Dal Bath and the newar meals also ! And try their home made raksi! It's a bit like...More

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank laureline_cdz
Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

We tried the Samay Baji and it tastes really good. The owner is also very nice. I would recommend this restaurant to other people.

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank stevesmithnik
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Small place . Friendly. Not spoiled by fame ( #1 on TripAdvisor) Great Newari food - GET the Samay Baji. There were Nepalis and tourists eating there.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The best place to eat in Bandipur. Fresh, delicious food. Serves typical Newari dishes. Great for vegetarians. Owners are passionate and lovely. Would highly recommend!

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank 304jen
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Oh my goodness. Excellent. Veg pakoda is amazing, staff are hilarious. Such a good time. Chilled but happy

Date of visit: November 2019
Thank Zoethekiwi
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Loved this small place, very busy and popular, so be quick or be ready to wait. The owner is busy but friendly. All the dishes, particularly the momos are great. Go and don't look back, but look around, in the beautiful old Bandipur.

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank Pascal M
Reviewed October 23, 2019

My husband and I spent four wonderful days in Bandipur and ate most of our meals at Samay Baji restaurant. The food was delicious and sophisticated, prepared from scratch with fresh products. Moreover we had long chats with the lovely owners and learned a lot...More

Date of visit: October 2019
Thank MinouBoston
Reviewed October 22, 2019

I recently visited Bandipur while motorcycling around Nepal with my girlfriend. We ended up in Samay Baji as it was just over the road from our accomodation.The staff were really nice and as soon as we'd walked in they sat us down and talked up...More

Date of visit: September 2019
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