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“My daily dinner”

Black Olives Cafe and Bar
Ranked #15 of 762 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
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Dining options: Breakfast, Late Night, Reservations
Level 3 Contributor
18 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
“My daily dinner”
Reviewed July 31, 2014 via mobile

During my one month stay in Kathmandu, I visited this restaurant on a daily basis, usually for dinner. I tried almost every food item on the menu, and needless to say every single dish was delicious. My favorite was the Red Curry Chicken. The Hamburger is delicious, as well. Prices are normal for a restaurant in Thamel. The restaurant is located right across the Chabad House, with a nice little outdoor sitting area. Highly recommended!

1 Thank Jonathan S
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“Black Olive :)”
Reviewed July 24, 2014 via mobile

A nice little hidden gem in Thamel, sometimes hard to spot like most places. Service was quick and kind and the breakfast was excellent. But be careful the beer costs more than the meal :)

Thank Peter V
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Pakse, Laos
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“Great Drink Specials”
Reviewed July 19, 2014

Came in on a whim one afternoon and was not disappointed! Awesome drinks at great prices, and they have amazing salads and sandwiches. The perfect afternoon eatery.

Visited April 2014
Thank nhauser89
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“Stick to vegetarian option ”
Reviewed July 11, 2014 via mobile

The cafe/restaurant is situated in nice surroundings away from the road. We were promptly seated and given menu's. The waiter was nice but (like other establishments) too eager, we had to keep sending him away because we weren't given enough time to order.

For starters we shared vegetarian momos - they were okay in flavour but not amazing (we've had better). We were still eating our starter when the main courses came out - a chicken sandeko curry and chicken choila newari. Unfortunately both dishes had issues with the chicken. The meat was full of gristle and was not piping hot. After only a few bites (or chews) we could not continue eating our meal. The waiter was very understanding and apologetic, and insisted we order something else from the menu. We decided to share a vegetarian chow mein, which was average in flavour but edible. We were not charged for the returned meals which was a positive, and appreciated that staff tried to rectify the situation. If I was to return again it would only be for casual drinks.

Thank Kim J
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Manchester, United Kingdom
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85 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 63 helpful votes
“Bad Chicken!”
Reviewed July 10, 2014

Checking TripAdvisor we found a Black Olives Cafe and Bar rated #4 out of 383 restaurants in Kathmandu. Using this information we went in pursuit for a assumed good food experience. Initially sent down a quiet back-alley according to TripAdvisor’s map, but could not find it. We decided to go for a back-up option on Chaksibari Marg and surprise surprise, we found Black Olives Cafe. As it was the first option we walk right in and was seated in a nice open air dining space. We were presented a single sided laminated A3 size menu with many dish options from Western to Local. The waiter was pleasant but (like other restaurants we have been) was eager to take an order for drinks with out much time to study the options. A safe cold cheap Fanta for us both. After studying the food menu, we chose Vegetable MoMo, Chicken Choila and Chicken Sandaco Kathmandu. The MoMo came first, and was O.K. tasting the sauce it comes with was pleasant, we ate all of them. Near immediately after finishing the last bite of MoMo the mains arrived. Spelling very appealing we grabbed the chapatti and dug in (in high expectation). The flavours of what we where searching for in the Choila where like we have tasted at a Nepalese Restaurant back at home. Sadly the texture of the chicken did not agree to us, It was chewy with loads of joining fat (like the meat was not thoroughly cooked). We rejected the meals and ordered Vegetable Fried Noodles as we were still hungry. Many Apologies were given and the replacement dish came out in good time. The noodles looked more like spaghetti, we ate it anyway. It was well seasoned but nothing special, the vegetables were not great quality, we left nearly all of them. This not so great experience cost ₨561 (about £3.42) we was not charged for the rejected meals.

  • Visited July 2014
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Thank Kyle W
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