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The Rum Doodle


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Begun in 1979, the Rum Doodle is based on the book, The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E Bowman. It is a homage to the traveler/ adventurer inside everyone of us.
$3 - $10
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Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Bar, Pizza, International, Asian, Nepali
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

I travel round the world for business and I am foodie person, I like trying different cousin round the world and the Italian food is no other exception, it goes best with the chilled beer for me, one day I just got my eye on...More

Date of visit: February 2019
Thank roshan1302451
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

This was arranged for our last night in Kathmandu by Jules Verne. We met and chatted to a Sherpa who had reached the summit of Everest 16 times. He was charming and the staff friendly but our set meal was poor. Soup had little flavour....More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank RomseyChechy
Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We loved visiting this restaurant We had a lovely meal, talked to a Sherpa who had climbed Everest 8 times. The big foot messages placed all over the ceiling were brilliant and the messages on them were interesting. Pictures of famous people who climbed Everest...More

Date of visit: March 2019
Thank Heartsutra
Reviewed December 12, 2018 via mobile

I returned to Kathmandu with friends for their first visit to Nepal. I first visited the Rum Doodle in 2002 after completing a climb. The current location is larger and has outdoor seating for nice weather times. We ordered pizzas to share along with French...More

Date of visit: December 2018
Thank SenatorJerome
Reviewed November 13, 2018

I was really looking forward to coming here however the meal was extremely plain and disappointing. It was the worst meal I had on a three week holiday. The location of Rum Doodle has changed several times over the years however they are still capitalising...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank Betula103
Reviewed October 26, 2018

Since we had just finished the EBC trek, we stopped by to create our own Yeti footprint and have a few beers. Great bar to hang out at. Fascinating history.

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank jphite
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Dear jphite, Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle. Our team is ecstatic that we were able to meet your expectations. Please do visit and review us again when you are next in town! Regards Ashok

Reviewed October 21, 2018

went for dinner and arrived quite late but we were not rushed in any way, the service was fast and food was good, we shared a pizza and a few side dishes but the portions were large and we ordered too much food, unique decorations...More

Date of visit: October 2018
Thank brighton-england
Reviewed August 27, 2018

I had the chance of having a meal in 1997. This is where you get to place your signature on a yeti foot when you return from Everest.

Date of visit: September 2017
Thank Deepal S
Reviewed June 18, 2018 via mobile

Rum Doodle is one of the few oldest restaurants in Kathmandu. Although it's famous specially among trekkers and climbers and has a spacious and nice ambiance, it has average food quality and service.

Date of visit: December 2017
Thank GovindG89
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded November 3, 2018

Dear GovindG89, Thank you for your visit and review. Our team will be briefed on their short-comings and we hope that you will visit us again. Regards Ashok

Reviewed April 5, 2018 via mobile

It was so overwhelming to whiteness so many footprints of the achiever’s who have climbed the Everest. This place has got so much positive energy and vibes. They got lot of options for food and drinks, fairly priced. Must visit !!

Date of visit: April 2018
Thank IamGoutham
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November 12, 2017|
Response from BigBlackYak | Property representative |
3 Answers. 1. Yes, we have been open since April of 2016. 2. We are now located in the new business district of Naxal opposite to the Nepal Police Head Quarters. 3. Yes, you can have the template but, how do I send it to... More
April 10, 2016|
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Response from BigBlackYak | Property representative |
No, not yet. We are putting the finishing touches to the new place. It will no longer be located in Thamel, but in Naxal opposite the Nepal Police Head Quarters.
November 9, 2015|
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Response from BigBlackYak | Property representative |
The Rum Doodle ceased operations in the Thamel district as of August 31, 2015 and is now in the process of moving to the Naxal district which is the new Business District of Kathmandu. The new area has wide roads, open... More
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