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Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar

$$ - $$$
Asian, French, Contemporary, Fusion, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly
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Thamel Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 1-4256336
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12:00 am - 11:59 pm
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Kathmandu, Nepal
1 review
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed July 25, 2016 via mobile

You won't beleive this place exist in middle of dense Thamel. Perfect place to relax and have exotic food. Friendly dogs greet you with Jimmy being their leader. The place to be.

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Thank Samunlee
Kunal TejBir L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Dear Samunlee Thank you so much for your positive review. Jimmy is our oldest dog. Just adopted a young male puppy. Dog count: 4! Hope to see you again in Kathmandu! Yours Kunal Lama Owner More 

Beijing, China
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10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 6, 2016

A surprising little charming place, hidden in a side street. Went there during the post-quake loom period, was much rewarding, food quality was absolutely four star, expect high price range, but worth a treat.

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Thank tequila1930
Kunal TejBir L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

It is always a pleasure to hear words of appreciation. This encourages us to be even better at what we do. Thank you, and see you again in Kathmandu! More 

belgium
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187 reviews
49 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 126 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed April 2, 2016

I wrote a review just a moments ago. Compare that restaurant this one is better option and better customer service. Food was comparatively delicious. I had french wine here which test similar. Thank you for your service and good food. we come back again...........

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Thank loo c
Kunal TejBir L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

I am so glad that you liked our food & wine. Thank you for your positive words of encouragement. Hope to see you again in Nepal! More 

Gurgaon, India
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287 reviews
103 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 140 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed February 28, 2016

It is a very nice restaurant quite popular among the local and visitors. We enjoyed dinner at this place, service and food was very good.

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Thank Ajay_Kaushik
Kunal TejBir L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Dear Ajay We are very happy that you enjoyed dinner at Café Mitra. Thank you for your warm and positive words! Yours Kunal Lama Owner More 

USA
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720 reviews
437 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 338 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 23, 2015

What a fantastic space in the middle of Thamel. It looked really nice, so I decided to enter the gate and look around. December is a slow time in KTM because it is colddddd, and right now with the blockade issues it is even worse. This spot has such a beautiful courtyard to enjoy and a great wine/cocktail/beer list along... More 

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Kunal TejBir L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Dear Glendale We look forward to seeing you in Kathmandu. Thank you your words. Ps. We have just adopted another street puppy a week ago. More 

New Delhi, India
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107 reviews
38 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 54 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed December 10, 2015

The Dafe Mitra and Lounge Bar was a novel experience as we don't prefer any liquor but the restaurant serves great food and beverages that would ensure that happy hours go on and on....

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Thank smartpiscean22
Kunal TejBir L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your positive and encouraging words. More 

Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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150 reviews
53 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed November 11, 2015

Cafe Mitra is one of the few reasons to venture into Thamel, in my opinion. Kunal, the owner, is not only a wonderful chef and restauranteur, but a delightful host with a charming sense of style and a gently deprecating humor. My favorite dish is the Zen mackerel, but the entire menu is decisions, and the desserts are out of... More 

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Thank Judith A
Kunal TejBir L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your warm and encouraging words. Ps. I love the Zen Mackerel as well!!! More 

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18 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 17, 2015 via mobile

Good place to stay for a few days. Very engaged service and friendly staff. Rooms are ok but small and simple. Central location so all sightseeing is close by. The owner is always very helpful

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Thank Alexander W
Kunal L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Dear Alex We are all very happy to know you enjoyed staying us. Belated but sincere gratitude for your kind words. Hope we will see you again in the future. Yours Kunal Lama More 

Ahmedabad, India
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27 reviews
11 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 6, 2015

It is not so easy to find, a small board welcomes you! Have to have GPS navigation with you or else you are lost! Gay friendly, interior has queer taste...I asked owner the same, and he accepted too! Nepal has hardly any gay scene. Food was nice and tempting.... However when I visited, it was very quiet as tourist season... More 

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Thank Krunal K
Kunal L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

Thank you for your kind words. We enjoyed having you at our café as well. More 

Bengaluru, India
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101 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 92 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed August 3, 2015

Cafe Mitra is a beautiful place and a very well maintained set-up with patches of greenery and a Stupa. Once you are there it hard to believe that we are still in Thamel which always very busy and crowded. The food is awesome and drinks are good,they are bit on higher side as compared to other places but for a... More 

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Thank Abbey2909
Kunal L, Owner at Cafe Mitra & Lounge Bar, responded to this review

I am very happy to hear you enjoyed visiting our small establishment. Thank you, and we hope to see you again. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
$15 - $25
Cuisine
Asian, French, Contemporary, Fusion, Nepali, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Outdoor Seating, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Monday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Tuesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Wednesday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Thursday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Friday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Saturday
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thamel Marg, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4256336
Description
Cafe Mitra - popular with locals, expatriates and tourists - specializes in modern Nepali and Chinese food along with European dishes. We have a full bar with cocktails, wines, fine liquor and beverages. We also have 4 rooms tucked away in a quiet landscaped garden in the middle of the vibrant madness of Thamel. They are clean, quiet and comfortable with en suite bathroom and plenty of hot & cold water. At the moment we are working at adding 4 more rooms, hopefully by April 2015. At first glance, Thamel appears to be overwhelmingly chaotic. It is, no doubt. However, the fact is this compact heart of Kathmandu has all the amenities to ensure that visitors are never far from services they require, such as travel and trekking agencies; supermarkets, just in case you forgot to bring your toothbrush; pharmacies for your anti-allergy pills; and international or locally-made outdoor wear! It is easy to get your money out safely from several ATMs; hunt for souvenirs; and send them home via air cargo. Thamel is also conveniently located, allowing easy access - even on foot - to important historical, cultural and religious highlights that Kathmandu has to offer such as Kathmandu Durbar Square where the Royal Kumari, the Living Goddess, resides; Monkey Temple aka Swoyambhunath; Garden of Dreams; Royal Palace Museum, etc. All these places are walks of 10 to 30 minutes from us. And if you want to take it easy - after all you are on a holiday! - Taxis and rickshaws are plentiful. Just get your bargaining chops fine-tuned to perfection! So, buy your ticket, hop into an aeroplane, or a bus, and allow us to introduce you to Nepal and its unique hospitality and charms! It is our sincere hope you will enjoy having a meal with us AND also staying with us. Kunal Lama - Owner

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