This large restaurant sprawls over several floors of a 100-year-old house, boasting intricately carved wooden window frames and doors, and brick walls and brick-tiled ceilings. It offers a chance to sample traditional Nepalese cuisine at reasonable prices. As well as serving up a tasty version of Nepal's hearty national dish, Dal Bhat Tarkari (rice, lentils and vegetables—the staple daily fuel of a thousand sherpas), it also offers more elaborate creations such as spiced wild boar. The classical dancing some nights is either an atmospheric enhancement or a tacky touristy intrusion, depending on your personal viewpoint.
Thamel Tole, Kathmandu, Nepal