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The Chimney Restaurant

Lal Durbar | Durbar Marg, The Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 1-4248999
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good39%
  • Average5%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
Travellers talk about
“chicken kiev” (10 reviews)
“borscht” (10 reviews)
“chateaubriand” (6 reviews)
Open Now
3:00 pm - 11:45 pmAll hours
CUISINES
French, Russian, European, Italian, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Lal Durbar | Durbar Marg, The Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 3 weeks ago

TO get away from the ordinary food options in Kathmandu this is a restaurant with quality food. Always good, excellent wine cellar and service. The ambiance of the place is something special too.More

Thank Timhiggins2017
MonikaScheiblauer, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear Valued Guest, Thank you for taking time to write a review regarding our Chimney Restaurant in Trip Advisor. We regret to inform you that, there is a renovation going on in this restaurant. We are doing our best to bring this in operation very...More

Reviewed 18 October 2017

Not really a review, more of a warning. Hotels and restaurants in Nepal, even the classics, have a habit of appearing and vanishing without warning, and as of Sept 17, the whole of the old building of the Yak and Yeti is closed. You can...More

Thank Hugh F
General M, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 9 November 2017

Dear Valued Guest, First of all thank you for writing regarding the refurbishment of the Chimney restaurant. Please accept my apology for not publishing the refurbishment matter officially. We are doing our best to bring the Chimney restaurant in operation by the end of this...More

Reviewed 23 June 2017

My wife and I had our last dinner here. The last time I had visited was 46 years before. The restaurant since then has changed immensely; however, the central bronze/brass chimney that reaches the roof and is an operational fireplace in the middle of the...More

1  Thank RodMcLeod
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

We were staying at the Yak and Yeti hotel and decided to give The chimney a visit. We started with soups, I had the French onion soup and my parents both had the pumpkin soup. The soups were served with an assortment of breads. For...More

Thank Swetambara C
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Arriving back from a trek one of us was wanting a chicken Schnitzel. Our trip leader organised a meal of Chicken Kiev at The Chimney. He assured us that this was a very good restaurant. We arrived at 2.30 and talked our way into a...More

Thank PhilJWPenrith
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is probably the oldest restaurant in Nepal. It serves Russian cuisine. Soup is a must try, specially Boris. Service too is very good.More

Thank Rajeshnaxal
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017 via mobile

Really nice restaurant, feels like you are in an old church or wine cellar in Europe. You sit around a fire pit and it's got a chilled and pleasant atmosphere. The staff were nice and didn't have to wait long for anything. My food was...More

Thank Timoconnor65
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Chimney Restaurant is one of those places where a friend tells you about a wonderful experience and is so sure you will find it equally fantastic, insists on coming along! Being my first trip to Katmandu, the Chimney and the famed Chicken a la...More

Thank Louis S
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Chimney offers a wide range of Russian as well as continental cuisines... the 1976 cozy setup with its intricately carved wooden doors and windows still welcome anyone who comes to socialise.More

1  Thank NirajBhandari
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

My perfect combination - great food and great atmosphere. Cozy alcove seats right next too the Chimney. Warm and inviting. Loved their signature soup. My husband like everything he order. I remember the warm bread. All of my memories about that evening are warm and...More

Thank Debbieb688
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! It was a great pleasure having you with us and thank you for providing such a wonderful feedback regarding your dining experience at The Chimney Fine Dining Restaurant. Thank you for highlighting our ambiance, menu and...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 175
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Validated Parking, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Romantic, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Monday
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Tuesday
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Wednesday
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Thursday
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Friday
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Saturday
3:00 pm - 11:45 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lal Durbar | Durbar Marg, The Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4248999
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Description
At the time when the longest standing restaurant of its quality was created, the path to The Chimney was just a series of dirt lanes winding between stone houses in the jewel of the medieval Kathmandu Valley. In a fairytale land of not so long ago, the infamous Boris Lissanevitch established The Chimney. Boris' name alone conjures up legends of his unheeded extravagance and enigmatic adventures; famed Russian ballet dancer, entrepreneur, and entertainer of royalty, the tradition of the unprecedented Boris and his Chimney Restaurant continues to this day. By night, the handcrafted, open, copper-shafted fireplace blazes and the vaulted ceilings of The Chimney are illuminated with the shadows of myths as tall as Everest. Boris' original recipes live on as his famous Borstch is served as well as the Smoked Bekti, Chicken a la Kiev, and the flaming baked Alaska Sagarmatha. Traditional favorites are honored while an inspired international menu at The Chimney achieves distinction of its own. With a palette of fresh ingredients, is refined with masterful innovation. Savor Rack of Lamb with an Eggplant and Sesame Ragout and relish the piquant Tartare of Smoked Salmon with Wasabi, but be warned, new creations are always coming out to tempt you.
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