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Amrit Marg | Naxal, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
97712191248
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10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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Sun - Thu 10:00 am - 10:00 pm
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 13, 2016 via mobile

The combination of quantity and festive atmosphere more than offsets the inconsistent food quality, though some of the meats are quite good. When we went with friends the top-round and lamb were very good, the skirt steak and chicken also good. The fish was dreadful, but hey--it's really a meat place! And once you find things you like, you can... More 

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Kathmandu, Nepal
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2016

I found the restaurant has huge place with a lot of meals to try. It's a great place in Thamel to visit after tiring treks for weeks. Enjoy having western liquors and western foods that tastes great. I often visit this place and feel enjoyed every time I am here. Great place to hang out with friends!

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Thank NPLGUY
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

I am happy to inform you that we have relocated the Rum Doodle to the Naxal area of Kathmandu, just opposite the Nepal Police HQ. Hope you will visit us again soon. More 

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46 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 24 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed November 25, 2015 via mobile

At the end of a 14 day trekking holiday it was fitting to spend our last night in this very interesting bar. Having felt as though we'd seen and done it all it was good to put our experience into perspective. There are so many incredible stories here if you can tear yourself away from the noise and crowds to... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed November 5, 2015

Classic Nepali tourist bar that is just a fun place to hang with friends and listen to live music. But I may be partial, as my then girlfriend now wife used to sing there.

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

We have relocated to the Naxal area of Kathmandu, opposite the Nepal Police HQ. Please visit us again when you are next in town. More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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10 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 24, 2015 via mobile

I've been to the Rum Doodle on several occasions. The atmosphere is always the same, that is, it's filled with a lot of westerners who have come to trek. The atmosphere here is nice and it's fun to spend time reading all of the feet on the wall. The food is above average, and covers several genres. There may be... More 

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle and for your review. After the Earthquakes of April 25, 2015 and May 12, 2015, we have decided to move out of the Thamel district of Kathmandu and will be re-locating to the new Business District of Kathmandu in Naxal. This new area has wide roads, solar street lamps, parks... More 

New Delhi, India
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 16, 2015

We had heard of the Rum Doodle Bar in Thamel by word of mouth about trekkers who visited from all parts of the world to conquer the Himalayas! This interesting place in Thamel is a trekkers paradise. The theme of the bar is based on mountaineers. You will see pics of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and other braveheart sherpas who climbed... More 

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle and for your review. We have noted that we fell several notches short of your expectations and will be doing everything to rectify those faults. After the Earthquakes of April 25, 2015 and May 12, 2015, we have decided to move out of the Thamel district of Kathmandu and will... More 

Morpeth, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 15, 2015

After trekking to Annapurna base camp our team came here for celebratory meal beautiful steak and Everest beer with amazing surroundings of other treks and summits yeti feet all over the ceilings and walls fascinating stuff!

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle and for your review. After the Earthquakes of April 25, 2015 and May 12, 2015, we have decided to move out of the Thamel district of Kathmandu and will be re-locating to the new Business District of Kathmandu in Naxal. This new area has wide roads, solar street lamps, parks... More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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37 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 10, 2015

The restaurant is very nice restaurant for Nepali Set Meals.All the staff were very frankly and smiling face. Specially, they give you a small foot print paper for write about what ever you like and dish like. Please, don't forget to visit for Hygienic local Nepali food. Thank you.

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Thank Boundlessadventure
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle and for your review. After the Earthquakes of April 25, 2015 and May 12, 2015, we have decided to move out of the Thamel district of Kathmandu and will be re-locating to the new Business District of Kathmandu in Naxal. This new area has wide roads, solar street lamps, parks... More 

New Delhi, India
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16 restaurant reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed August 7, 2015

It was very a good steak last year! It has thousands of "feet" dangling from ceiling and pasted on all the restaurant walls of people who have climbed Mt, Everest. If they bring proof, they get a free meal and their "foot print hung up!

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Rum Doodle and for your very encouraging review. We are glad that we were able to "make the mark" and met your expectations. We are now closed to re-locate to another part of town and will be delighted if you come, visit us and review us again. We will re-open at our new location on... More 

Nanaimo
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed May 28, 2015

A friend and I visited three days before the quake following our Everest Base Camp treks. We both really enjoyed the light-hearted tribute to past climbers and trekkers. I particularly was fascinated by the signatures of so many of the best mountaineers in history. The pizza we ordered was edible but sadly lacking, and the bottle of red wine was... More 

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

We regret we fell short. We promise to make it up to you on your next visit, should you decide to give us another chance, of course, at our new location where we will be re-opening on or about the end of October. Do come by when yo are next in town. More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Average prices
$3 - $10
Cuisine
Nepali, Pizza, International, Asian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, Late Night
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Large groups, Bar scene, Families with children
Open Hours
Sunday
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 - 12:00 am
Saturday
10:00 am - 12:00 am
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amrit Marg | Naxal, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: 97712191248
Description
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.

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