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“Maintains excellence over the years”
Review of Arniko Room

Arniko Room
Ranked #545 of 786 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Cuisines: Chinese
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Reviewed July 4, 2013

The Arniki Room has my favorite place to celebrate over the past 15-20 years. It has served us with the same excellent standard . The food is to die for, service is very good ambience is most relaxing. I would recommend any one interested in genuine chinese cuisine to visit. There is no compromise in quality nor a mxing up of local cuisine.

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Reviewed June 15, 2013

I can’t say that it was as I’ve not been to China yet. However, it sure was good.

Another Friday night, another night on the town. Like almost every Friday night since we’ve met, my wife and I were on the prowl for a new restaurant. Having visited what seems like every watering hole in Kathmandu, we sometimes have to think for a while to come up with a new place. When we hit on the idea of visiting the Chinese restaurant at the Hotel de L’Annapurna, we were both surprised that we had never been there.

At that point, we were still calling it “the Chinese restaurant at the Annapurna”. We now know the spot by its proper name: “The Arniko Room”. After a short taxi ride, we arrived at the Annapurna around 7:00PM. I always enjoy walking through the cozy, yet elegant lobby at the Annapurna. It seems to put me in a good mood. The Arniko Room is nestled in the back corner of the hotel’s lobby. Upon entering the dining room, we were immediately struck by its peaceful ambiance. Deep red carpets and pristine white tablecloths only added to the impression. Chinese music played softly in the background as a uniformed waiter showed us to a reserved table in the corner.

Menus arrived accompanied by a spicy kimchi appetizer and the senior waiter took our drink order. The cover page of the menu was emblazoned with a Chinese proverb stating “Guests are like Gods”. I was beginning to feel this might be the case at the Arniko Room.

The menu sported a variety of Chinese dishes and we settled on Szechuan chicken, Thai green curry vegetables and Szechuan rice. We found the menu to be notable for what it didn’t have – Nepali or Newari cuisine. Don’t get me wrong, we like Nepali food. However, it’s refreshing to go to a restaurant in Kathmandu that knows what it wants to be.

After a brief interlude, three waiters arrived with fresh, piping hot food deftly served up in heaping portions. One bite and we knew we had chosen wisely. The chicken was spicy, spicy sweet and tender. The rice was spiked with chili and seasoned with vegetables. The green curry was earthy with the distinct flavor of lemon grass. We enjoyed every mouthful.

Authentic Chinese? I guess it doesn’t really matter. The Arniko Room’s flavorful, spicy Chinese fare, quiet atmosphere and professional service work together to create a truly pleasurable dining experience.

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Reviewed December 22, 2015
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