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Asian, Nepali
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
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0.9 miles from Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Reviewed May 6, 2022 via mobile

They are really good. Food quality is better. Not much masala and chilli. I am from Bangladesh and I found my kids was happy to have their meal.

Date of visit: May 2022
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Reviewed February 20, 2020 via mobile

For those seeking the truly authentic local style food in Nepal, and not requiring fancy atmosphere and decor, here's your next meal or two. Food is inexpensive, delicious, and simple. Staff is friendly and attendent. Definitely eat here while in KTM. I already have 3x.

Date of visit: February 2020
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Reviewed January 4, 2020

We had Good Napali local food with chicken carry the place are ok with friendly staff the good location near Thamal don't accept luxury.

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 31, 2019 via mobile

One of the best thali in town ! It's very good, cheap and they give refill! Bonus, it's a warm place in winter!

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 30, 2019 via mobile

Located upstairs, Thakali is basic, local joint serving up large portions for little Rupees. Not many tourists but English menus and friendly staff. Typical Nepali dishes.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2019

In the streets of Thamel venture upstairs through the non-glamourous entrance and into a bit of real urban Nepal. More authentic than other places we ate with Nepali prices to match the Nepali food. Vegetable dhal bhat was excellent as was the service to replenish...the dishes if wanted. Lots of Nepali dishes available. Cold Nepali beer to complement the meal. Atmosphere and temperature warmed us on a cold evening.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed December 28, 2019 via mobile

I had the special thakali with chicken and fish. They top up sauces, dhall, veggies and rice. Super friendly staff. Quick in and out no fuss thank you very much kind of place :) Plus it's warm inside.

Date of visit: December 2019
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Reviewed November 10, 2019 via mobile

Traditional thali dishes. Very tasty and friendly service. I have had the mutton thali, with a Cold beer. Very fine tastes and a good quality of rice. Sharing a table with some guys from the UK. Had a great evening - great place to spend...the evening.More

Date of visit: November 2019
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Reviewed November 6, 2019

Pure Nepali, local foods, all organic and high fibre food, quality services, good value and friendly people

Date of visit: February 2019
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Reviewed October 18, 2019

Nestled upstairs from the street (go past the ATM’s jink left and up the stairs) this does seem to be genuine Nepalese food. When we were there we were the only Westerners there. Mo Mo were very good, and we also tried the special thali....When it arrived, we thought we had been short-changed, but what we did not realize is that the waiter would then reappear to offer refills of everything except the meat. Not all of it was to our taste (bitter gourd specially), but we thought it very tasty and well cooked.More

Date of visit: October 2019
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Reviewed September 8, 2019 via mobile

Nested in the centre of Thamel, we were lucky to stumble upon this jewel which served decent Nepalese Cuisine. Price is reasonable. Service was prompt as the staff was attentive to our request and question.

Date of visit: September 2019
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Reviewed May 21, 2019

This was our first dinner in Kathmandu and was a good choice indeed, our first contact with the local traditional dish: Dhal Bhat! The restaurant is a little bit out of the standard tourist paths and the atmosphere is a little more Nepalese; many local...people come here to have dinner and actually it was recommended to us from a Nepalese. We really enjoyed the Dahl Bhat, it was not so spicy and the vegetables tasty and, of course, you can have free refill :) Worth a dinner, also for the cheap price compared with food quality.More

Date of visit: May 2019
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Reviewed April 9, 2019

Tasty, cheap, and authentic. For a change of pace, try Dhido instead of the usual rice with your Daal Bhat (= 24 hour power)

Date of visit: April 2019
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Reviewed April 3, 2019

The restaurant has been renovated not too long back according to the manager. The service was good and the staff very friendly and helpful. We had fried fish and chips which was excellent. The meal was hot and the fish nice and crispy. The rest...of their menu also looked appetizing.More

Date of visit: March 2019
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Reviewed March 8, 2019 via mobile

Delicious traditional food - the staff kept coming back and refilling our dal bhat dishes until we were full! Such a good price!

Date of visit: March 2019
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Response from Chhatra Raj K | Reviewed this property |
This restaurant is located in Thamel i am afraid the the name and location is different but i can assure you that the same authentic taste of Thakali food is more or less same.
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Thakali Kitchen is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travelers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4
  • Value: 4.5
  • Atmosphere: 3.5