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“Delicious Meat Dishes”
Review of Friends, Kathmandu

Friends, Kathmandu
Ranked #75 of 811 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Price range: $4 - $8
Cuisines: American, Bar
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Dining options: Breakfast, Reservations
Description: For mouth watering imported steaks, steak shislik, vegan foods, vegeterians, hummus, gnocchi, pizzas, vegab burger, pumpkin patties, tahini, some of the best juicy burgers in town with all the sides, and a selection of salads, soups, and Nepali classics come visit Friends Restaurant situated in the quiet heart of Mandala Lane, Thamel. We also have a selection of vegetarian options and our menu to available in Mandarin for Chinese visitors and residents.With a warm comfortable atmosphere, we provide fast free wifi, excellent coffees with table dining or cosy couches to curl up and enjoy your meal. And if leaving your guesthouse or home is just a bit much after trekking, a long day sight seeing around Kathmandu or a busy day at the office we also deliver.For those of you who love wine we have an extensive list of imported French and Italian classics, available by the glass or bottle, to soothe the rough edges of any day. We also have a great selection of cocktails to get any evening out to a great start!
Reviewed November 1, 2013

I have eaten several of the meat dishes here over the past few months, since my previous review of friends and they have all been great. The steak shaslik, Mongolian hot pot and the hummus with lamb are great meals. I was disappointed with the chicken sausage as it appears to be just the local frozen sausage you can buy in any freezer in KTM. However, the sauce that accompanies it is divine. Service is fine. I like that groups can pay individually with the manager. The prices are appropriate for Kathmandu as well. Friends is a new restaurant so it can be sparse, but this means you can always get a seat. Hopefully this changes as Friends is delight in Thamel.

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Thank geelongexpat
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niek g, Manager at Friends, Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

It's very nice to hear that you enjoyed having dinner in Friends several times. Hope to see you back again soon.

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Reviewed October 22, 2013

tried this place bc it is sisters w Or2K which was my absolute favorite.
the veggie bird nest (?) was disappointing but the drink and momos were delicious.
my husband's steak was pretty good too.
the sink where you can wash up is very useful!

Thank vegetarian-girl
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niek g, Manager at Friends, Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

I'm sorry to hear that you where a bit disappointed with the veggie nest. We will work on it to make it better. But happy to hear that you enjoyed the rest.....

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Reviewed September 28, 2013

So if you are in Nepal you know its not easy to find normal food that wont give you stomach problems. This place offers a great menu in my opinion. they start you off with a basket of popcorn which is nice, i had a green salad with beef on, it was the only place where i ate meat. My friend also had a salad which was nice. To sum it up - i wouldn't go out of my way to find this place, but if you are near by its a great dinning place.

Thank NCohenTelAviv
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niek g, Manager at Friends, Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded November 23, 2013

Thank you for the nice review.
And happy to hear that you enjoyed Friends :-)

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Reviewed August 21, 2013

A excellent little spot to relax and enjoy a tasty meal. The have great meat options if you're looking for a hit of iron. I'd get into the steak!
Will be back again!

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Thank abi v
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niek g, Niek at Friends, Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Thank you....
Good to hear that you had a great time in Friends. We hope to welcome you back soon. And let you tast more of our meals :-)

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Reviewed August 19, 2013

I've been here a number of times and am developing a serious love affair with the Steak Shashlik - tender beef cooked on a skewer with roasted peppers, onion and tomato. It comes served with a tangy mint sauce and a generous helping of salad and fat crunchy french fries.

They also do seriously a seriously good steak and damn the burgers.....yup they're good.

The atmosphere is comfortable and relaxed. Staff are happy to help out if you have any questions or check with the kitchen if you have any special dietary requirements. They also have a reliable and strong wifi.

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Thank Alex B
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niek g, Manager at Friends, Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded August 26, 2013

Thank you for the nice complement. We are happy to serve you more of our lovely dishes :-)

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