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“The little french gem hidden away in Thamel...”
Review of Phat Kath

Phat Kath
Ranked #77 of 781 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $1 - $5
Cuisines: Chinese, French
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Dining options: Dinner, Late Night, Breakfast, Reservations
Description: PHAT KATH (awesome kathmandu)indoor outdoor,board games,flavoured sishas,super fast wifi,happy hour on beers and cocktails 4pm-8pm(everyday),Dj nights,barbeque nights,great breakfast,lunch and dinner,CREPES AND GALETTE(gluten-free),best wines,visa card accepted,candle lights,buddha lounge,jungle lounge,rocks lane,rasta square,takeaway,friends,mocktails,best ICED TEAS,power back ups,cappucino,espresso,latte,greenery,information about-trekking,travels,day trips,rafting,mountain biking,city walking,sight seeing,ICE CREAM
Reviewed May 12, 2013

After six months living in Kathmandu, I found this place hidden in Thamel Square (50m south of Namaste Supermarket on Ganeshman road). After one brunch here, it instantly became my favourite KTM hang out: I give the place high marks for music selection, atmosphere, totally charming staff and food miles above the quality you'd expect in Thamel.

The cliental is a mix of chatty French expats and hip locals. It's a little hard to find the place, but so worth it, because you really feel like you've escaped the tourist scene and Thamel hustle once here. The place is very chill during the day and livens up during the evening, with Friday and Saturday bringing a significant crowd.

Phat Kat is majority balcony space with a cosy, communal feeling. The inside area is a pillowed lounge with an entire wall covered by a genius local artist's mural. The menu is French serving authentic crepes, some seriously delicious 'Nepali-fusion' items and (yes, I finally found it!) a proper cup of coffee. I would suggest the Nepali galette or the stuffed chicken for something more substantive. Happy hour starts early (3pm) here which is perfect as the bar is well stocked with real Scotch and, true to its French origins, they even have Richards.

So there you have it, I let you in on my little secret...you lucky ducks, you....

Happy travels & Namaste!

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8  Thank JosephineKTM
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Reviewed May 12, 2013

Great chillout laidback atmosphere with friendly staff and great foods with outdoor and indoor space ofcourse the happy hour cocktails cant stay away from this place.board games to go with rare raggea songs......

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6  Thank Sushil G
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Reviewed May 11, 2013

Breakfast, lunch dinner and cocktails.
This is the place to be.... great athmosphere in a little alley.
Staff is friendly and sometimes wiling to be flexible with the Happy Hour.
Food is great and diverse, the menu is only displayed on chalkboards inside.
Great place to meet good people and enjoy a lazy day

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7  Thank ChrisenNico
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Reviewed March 2, 2013

Very nice inside and outside areas for eating, drinking chatting with nepali and international people. Food is great, drinks are great, music is great, service is great. Even the people who come there are great. Appreciate the enormous painting inside. Don't ask for the menu, go inside and look at the blackboards. I have tried most of it and it's all good. My favorite is the stuffed chicken. The menu is a mix of french and nepali food. If you like crêpes or galettes, enjoy! Every friday they will throw a barbecue as well. Bring your friends, or find some there!

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9  Thank Stian S
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Reviewed February 17, 2013

Love it! Great service, the right vibe! Food was tasty... Art is original, candlelit ambience at night... Will probably have 80% of my hangout time there... :)

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7  Thank Shakya604
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