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Amrit Marg | Naxal, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
97712191248
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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London, United Kingdom
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119 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 78 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My first visit since the earthquake to their new location. What happened to the real character and atmosphere of the old place??? This one is just a modern eaterie situated miles from any other attraction, with a huge tv blaring out wrestling whilst we were there! The food was barely edible and service slow and inconsistant. Thankfully the memorabillia of... More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The combination of quantity and festive atmosphere more than offsets the inconsistent food quality, though some of the meats are quite good. When we went with friends the top-round and lamb were very good, the skirt steak and chicken also good. The fish was dreadful, but hey--it's really a meat place! And once you find things you like, you can... More 

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Thank vishal k
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review of the Rum Doodle. We moved location and re-opened in April of 2016 and have been working towards delivering a great dining experience since then. The team here is sorry that your fish was not your liking and our team has noted this and will be working to improve it. Do come back... More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I found the restaurant has huge place with a lot of meals to try. It's a great place in Thamel to visit after tiring treks for weeks. Enjoy having western liquors and western foods that tastes great. I often visit this place and feel enjoyed every time I am here. Great place to hang out with friends!

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Thank NPLGUY
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

I am happy to inform you that we have relocated the Rum Doodle to the Naxal area of Kathmandu, just opposite the Nepal Police HQ. Hope you will visit us again soon. More 

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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 27 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 November 2015 via mobile

At the end of a 14 day trekking holiday it was fitting to spend our last night in this very interesting bar. Having felt as though we'd seen and done it all it was good to put our experience into perspective. There are so many incredible stories here if you can tear yourself away from the noise and crowds to... More 

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Thank TheTennetts
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Classic Nepali tourist bar that is just a fun place to hang with friends and listen to live music. But I may be partial, as my then girlfriend now wife used to sing there.

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Thank JigsGaton
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

We have relocated to the Naxal area of Kathmandu, opposite the Nepal Police HQ. Please visit us again when you are next in town. More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

I've been to the Rum Doodle on several occasions. The atmosphere is always the same, that is, it's filled with a lot of westerners who have come to trek. The atmosphere here is nice and it's fun to spend time reading all of the feet on the wall. The food is above average, and covers several genres. There may be... More 

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle and for your review. After the Earthquakes of April 25, 2015 and May 12, 2015, we have decided to move out of the Thamel district of Kathmandu and will be re-locating to the new Business District of Kathmandu in Naxal. This new area has wide roads, solar street lamps, parks... More 

New Delhi, India
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326 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 16 September 2015

We had heard of the Rum Doodle Bar in Thamel by word of mouth about trekkers who visited from all parts of the world to conquer the Himalayas! This interesting place in Thamel is a trekkers paradise. The theme of the bar is based on mountaineers. You will see pics of Sherpa Tenzing Norgay and other braveheart sherpas who climbed... More 

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle and for your review. We have noted that we fell several notches short of your expectations and will be doing everything to rectify those faults. After the Earthquakes of April 25, 2015 and May 12, 2015, we have decided to move out of the Thamel district of Kathmandu and will... More 

Morpeth, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 September 2015

After trekking to Annapurna base camp our team came here for celebratory meal beautiful steak and Everest beer with amazing surroundings of other treks and summits yeti feet all over the ceilings and walls fascinating stuff!

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Thank Kelly L
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle and for your review. After the Earthquakes of April 25, 2015 and May 12, 2015, we have decided to move out of the Thamel district of Kathmandu and will be re-locating to the new Business District of Kathmandu in Naxal. This new area has wide roads, solar street lamps, parks... More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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38 reviews
15 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 August 2015

The restaurant is very nice restaurant for Nepali Set Meals.All the staff were very frankly and smiling face. Specially, they give you a small foot print paper for write about what ever you like and dish like. Please, don't forget to visit for Hygienic local Nepali food. Thank you.

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Thank Boundlessadventure
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle and for your review. After the Earthquakes of April 25, 2015 and May 12, 2015, we have decided to move out of the Thamel district of Kathmandu and will be re-locating to the new Business District of Kathmandu in Naxal. This new area has wide roads, solar street lamps, parks... More 

New Delhi, India
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34 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 8 August 2015

It was very a good steak last year! It has thousands of "feet" dangling from ceiling and pasted on all the restaurant walls of people who have climbed Mt, Everest. If they bring proof, they get a free meal and their "foot print hung up!

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Thank Touristdidi
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the Rum Doodle and for your very encouraging review. We are glad that we were able to "make the mark" and met your expectations. We are now closed to re-locate to another part of town and will be delighted if you come, visit us and review us again. We will re-open at our new location on... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
USD 3 - USD 10
Cuisine
Nepalese, Pizza, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Reservations, Highchairs Available
Good for
Bar Scene, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amrit Marg | Naxal, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: 97712191248
Description
Begun in 1979, the Rum Doodle is based on the book, The Ascent of Rum Doodle by W.E Bowman. It is a homage to the traveler/ adventurer inside everyone of us.

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