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“Tourist Trap”

Thamel House Restaurant
Ranked #52 of 811 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $15
Cuisines: Nepali
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Good for: Romantic, Business meetings, Families with children, Large groups, Local cuisine, Special occasions
Dining options: Late Night, Dinner, Reservations
Reviewed April 4, 2013

If you want to see a some OK traditional dancing and eat some pretty bad Nepali food in a decent looking place, this is your tourist trap. The food here was mostly overcooked and super dry and often quite bland, except for the mutton. Go anywhere else in Thamel and you will find better food. Despite this lack of quality, they are happy to serve you more of whatever you liked and the staff is very friendly. In sum, if you want to try the tourist version of a good cuisine, this is a fine choice, but if you want the real thing, go somewhere a local would ever set foot in.

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Thank Marc U
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Reviewed March 25, 2013

Authentic Nepali / Newari 's food.
Here we had our farewell dinner before we left for the Netherlands.
The restaurant is located in a Newari house. Did the 9-course set menu, with meat. During the dinner there was a dance. There are mainly tourists. You eat in the open air so bring a jacket or cardigan.
Paid 1700 rupees for the menu, including a glass of wine and tip.

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Reviewed March 24, 2013

food was fair but combine with great service and great atmosphere make a meal at thamel house a good fun experience. pick a table that you can see the performances. we went for dinner and we have a set non veg menu which we get to try a little bit of everything but it was filling :) i like dessert ... some kind of yogurt+cinnamon (not sure what it was but it was good!).

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Reviewed March 14, 2013

Located in an old Newari house the Thamle house is a great way to experience authentic Nepalese cuisine. If you have never had it before - try the banquet which gives you a litlle taste of everything including boar, mutton and the famous momos! Service is excellent and food and wine are well priced.

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Reviewed March 11, 2013

Momos were great, we ate the banquet menu and it was delicious. Great prices and nice drinks too. I went with friends that had all travelled in from all over the world and it was a great atmosphere with entertainment that helped us have a great night as we caught up.

1  Thank PenLewin
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