I've been living in Kathmandu for over a year now and I have that Gaia has the freshest dishes in the city. It's location can be a little bit tricky to find. However, the relaxed garden atmosphere is a relief from the ordinarily hectic Kathmandu streets. The menu is simple. Nothing over-the-top fancy, but every meal I've had here has been superb. My personal favourite is the pepper steak. Everything is cooked well and all the ingredients taste like they've been bought fresh every day, which is a rarity in Kathmandu. My only complaint is that the last two times I went, noone greeted me as I entered the garden. I had to look around the restaurant to find a waiter to seat me. However, all staff speak good English so ordering is made easy with them. Overall, Gaia is a fantastic little restaurant to relax with friends in.