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Top restaurant recommendations from locals

Food
“More than a 100 years old, this family-run restaurant near Patan Durbar Square is a local favourite. If you want to try authentic Newari food, this is the place to go. ”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“A nice old Rana villa transformed into a restaurant. It is relatively hidden from the outside but once you enter, you discover a beautiful courtyard with comfortable seats, good food and cocktails. Entrance is on the left of Patan Dokha.”
  • 3 locals recommend
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“Authentic Newari cuisine at a reasonable price. Plus it's running for a good cause, empowering women. so it's a win win.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Restaurant
“With a breathtaking view of Patan Durbar Square, one of the UNESCO world heritage sites, from their terrace you can enjoy good food and good coffee. They even serve breakfast as early as 7 in the morning.”
  • 2 locals recommend
Himalayan Restaurant
“A very pleasant new addition to Patan food scene. Yala restaurant is located just behind Yala Gallery, in a beautiful garden and Newari house. Food is tasty and well prepared, the open kitchen is spotless, the staff is caring... what else? It is without a doubt the place that has the best potential to become Cosy Nepal's favourite recommendation. Tehy serve throughout the day from breakfast (with fresh juice!) to dinner and host some nice events from time to time.”
  • 1 local recommends
Cafe
  • 1 local recommends
Bar
“If you like nightlife and miss home, this newly opened lounge, terrace, bar, may bring close to ibiza style fun. ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Bar
“Just one minute walk away. A range of Nepali, continental, and chinese dishes. 4-6 USD per entree. Not our Top5 favorite, but it is the closest!”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“Chyasal is such a lovely and authentic area, with a great intangible cultural heritage. Mostly inhabited by a lovely farmers’ community, the area is best known for its alcohol brewing and the delicious local Newari food. Our best advice is to wander around the small alleys and courtyards to get immersed in the atmosphere.”
  • 1 local recommends
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“Kwacha is popular (through very much hidden) Newari delights' spot. It offers a wide varieties of delicacies including fried tongue, brain, liver and lungs and the special takkha and nyakhhuna in winter (jelly-like dish made of buffalo meat). There you can also indulge for duck chhoeyla, bara/egg bara (lentils crep), or their famous sekuwa and sukuti (dried meat). We love Kwacha because it really has the "local feel" and Surendra, the cook and owner is very friendly. His Chhyang (Rice Beer) is also the best in town. Take the small alley on the right just before reaching Newa Chhen, go up to the colorful temple and take the alley on the left. Wherever you see a few motorbikes parked in front of a simple looking house with green curtain, you are there (Chyasal, Belachhen Road). ”
  • 1 local recommends
Restaurant
“One of the locals favorite for Sherpa Style Momos, Thukpa (HotPot), Sukuti (Marinated Dried Meat) and Chowmein. The famous Tongba is also available there (Millet Alcohol - the booze of Nepali Sherpas). If you want to bend in with the locals, Solu Sherpa is a good place to go. Located inside a small courtyard on hte left hand side (opposite to a very purple house) while going from Durbar Square to Pulchowk. Once inside the courtyard, look on the left, for a white & blue tibetan curtain at the door. ”
  • 1 local recommends
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“You definitely won't find this place in any guidebooks. Visible from our balcony, this is a good and relatively hygienic neighborhood "bhatti". It's unglamorous on the inside but climb the stairs for the relaxed rooftop balcony. There is good traditional Newar food and very good traditional alcoholic drinks of raksi and chyang. I highly recommend the chyang, they serve it the right way in brass cups. The price is very, very right.”
  • 1 local recommends