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The Chimney Restaurant

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Lal Durbar | Durbar Marg, The Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
97714248999
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15:00 - 23:45
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Thane, India
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61 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This restaurant has my full vote as they have great menu, limited but good stuff in its original and authentic way. The owner of the hotel/restaurant is around at all times and so humble that it shows in the food.

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Thank Harriet11C
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

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 welcoming you back in not the distant future. Best Regards, Philippe Belhay More 

La Habra, California
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68 reviews
47 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chimney Restaurant (TCR) is located within the Yak & Yeti Hotel in Kathmandu. A very excellent restaurant with a emphasis of European, French and Russian cuisine. Boris Lissanevitch, famous Russian ballet dancer founded this restaurant in the mid 1980's, renamed the Hotel to Yak & Yeti from his earlier acquisition of the 1950s. The TCR stands on it own,... More 

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Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our hotel. Thank you for highlighting our high class services and facilities. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in not the distant future. Best Regards, Philippe Belhay More 

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66 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

This is a great place to have dinner on a cool or cold evening. Get a table near the actual chimney and you won't regret it. It is cozy, warm, and delightful. The menu offers both French and Russian cuisines. Not many wines by the glass and the bottle offerings, while good choices, are expensive. If alcohol is your thing,... More 

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Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our hotel. Thank you for highlighting our impeccable services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in not the distant future. Best Regards, Philippe Belhay More 

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7 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 November 2016 via mobile

We went for a late dinner here and we had the whole place to ourselves. Limited wine selection by the glass but both the white and red options were good. We meet with the russian options, borsch and the chicken Kiev, both were fantastic. It's a great option if you are staying at Yak and Yeti or Anapurna Hotel which... More 

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Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our hotel. Thank you for highlighting our high class services and facilities. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in not the distant future. Best Regards, Philippe Belhay More 

New Delhi, India
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80 reviews
28 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 November 2016 via mobile

This is a very well known restaurant in Yak and Yeti hotel. There is variety in menu; however, except for dal makhani, everything else is average.

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Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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66 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 19 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 November 2016

The Chimney Restaurant is in the grounds of the Yak and Yeti hotel. We went there on the final night of a 3 week holiday (mainly in Bhutan) and to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We first visited the restaurant 30 years ago when it was a small wooden building - how things have changed! The restaurant is an elegant... More 

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Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding Chimney Fine Dining. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in not the distant future. Best Regards, Philippe Belhay More 

Virginia
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69 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Set in the Yak and Yetii hotel with it's lovely gardens, the Chimney Restaurant is atmospheric, intimate, with attentive service, delicious food and nice touches like in-house chocolates with coffee. It is pricy compared to other up market restaurants in Kathmandu, but worth it for a treat or a special occasion. It is warm in the winter, with a an... More 

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Thank James O
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write a wonderful feedback regarding our hotel. Hotel Yak & Yeti being a five star of Nepal strive to provide value for money to all our guests. Thank you for highlighting our high class services and facilities. It was a pleasure having you with... More 

New York City, New York
2 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 October 2016

this restaurant has an amazing ambiance and friendly environment. food is excellent. i highly recommend those who visit in kathmandu for dinning....

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Thank robbert71
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our dining experience. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in not the distant future. Best Regards, Philippe Belhay More 

Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

An old established favourite in Kathmandu, famous for its historical associations with the old Nepalese royal regimes and days long past, and coupled to the Yak & Yeti Hotel. So much so that its signature dishes are Borscht, Chiclen Kiev and Baked Alaska from the origins with Boris the Ballerina master. Today, service and attention is still exemplary, and avoiding... More 

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Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our hotel. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in not the distant future. Best Regards, Philippe Belhay More 

Bangalore, India
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171 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 41 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 30 September 2016

This place will attract you as soon as you enter. Its the fine dining restaurant of Yak and yeti hotel which is a huge and beautiful hotel. Rustic charm or what I cant say. The staff inside is senior staff and great to interact. The food is fresh, good taste and very well presented. Ambiance and music adds to the... More 

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Thank rohitprakashmathur
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our hotel. Thank you for highlighting our high class services and facilities. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in not the distant future. Best Regards, Philippe Belhay More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 25 - USD 175
Cuisine
French, Russian, Italian, European
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Business meetings, Child-friendly, Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 23:45
Monday
15:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
15:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
15:00 - 23:45
Thursday
15:00 - 23:45
Friday
15:00 - 23:45
Saturday
15:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lal Durbar | Durbar Marg, The Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: 97714248999
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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