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“Great Food”
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 March 7, 2014

The food was very fresh and flavorful. The bread was amazing and the atmosphere was fun and funky. A great place to unwind with friends at the end of the day.

Thank SelenaBrantleyDay
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niek g, Manager at Friends, Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

Thank you so much. That's exactly what want we want people to feel when they are in Friends.....

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Reviewed January 9, 2014

The food here is great, especially the Lamb & Hummus. It was so good that we went back 3 times. So nice to find great food, by world standards in Kathmandu.

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1  Thank Ciara M
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niek g, Manager at Friends, Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

We are very happy to know. That you enjoyed the hummus bazar so much and you ven came back 3 times. Thank you

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Reviewed January 6, 2014

The décor was very pleasant and elegant and it wasn't busy when we went as it is off season. The food was average. My girlfriend ordered mushroom pie which was a little dry and like it had been waiting around too long. The portion sizes are small but I guess that's because they want you to order dessert. We had two of the cheaper main courses and a pot of tea and it spent over 1000. The service wasn't great. The staff were standing milling around with nothing to do (hence the expensive food) and when we did order the waiter was stood so close I thought he was trying to sit on my knee!

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1  Thank 807TomH807
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niek g, Manager at Friends, Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

We are very sorry to hear that you had a unpleasant experience at Friends.
Will work on all the points you mentions and hopefully if you every come back you will leave really happy

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Reviewed January 4, 2014

We ate here just because we had liked OR2K so much and this is their "sister" restaurant. We ordered the Potato Omelet for an apetizer and it was realy yummy. Our drinks came after the food even though they were ordered at the same time. When we asked a server if we could order dinner he didn't understand our question and got someone to help interpret. There were about four servers standing around at any given time and the place was deserted. They were inattentive. Didn't take away our used dishes promptly, didn't ask us if we needed anything else etc. Everyone was nice enough. I figured the restaurant was still brand-new but was told that it's been open about a year. Is this true? The rest of the food arrived together and it was all delicious - especially the lamb hummus! I'm going to try to replicate that at home. If you're looking for good food, in a nice atmosphere without the crowds then this might be a good option. Preferred the atmosphere at OR2K though.

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Thank AliciaPhxtoHK
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niek g, Manager at Friends, Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded April 11, 2014

We are happy to here that you enjoyed the food at Friends. And about the feedback off the service. We have been working with it, and because of your comments we could make points clear to the staff. Hopefully if you ever come back you will enjoy it more

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Reviewed December 20, 2013 via mobile

what got me was the broccoli soup with homemade ciabatta, I can't get enough of it! and then there is the beautiful place itself, the friendly service, the nice peaceful energy. I also love the cherry tomatoes stuffed with cheese and pesto and the green salads!

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Thank bhaktibhani
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niek g, Manager at Friends, Kathmandu, responded to this reviewResponded December 22, 2013

Thank you..... Myself i also enjoy the broccoli soup a lot

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