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Chinese, Asian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
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Thamel | Beside the Kubeyra Mahal Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
+977 1-4410026
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144 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 days ago NEW via mobile

This unassuming Tibetan restaurant serves up wholesome and tasty food that even those on the tightest budget can afford. The restaurant itself is a little dingy, but don't let that put you off. I have eaten here on half a dozen occasions and have never been disappointed. My favourite dish is vegetable momo soup. You get 10 steamed monos in... More 

Thank Brian L
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223 reviews
119 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

Came here for our evening meal and we were not disappointed. There was a good mix of locals and tourists in the restaurant. The dal-bhat was very good as was the other food. The staff were very friendly.

1 Thank matt9478
Blue Mountains
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8 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 23 October 2016

Authentic Sherpa/Tibetan cuisine that you have to search to find, but well worth the effort. Great food at a more than reasonable price. Try the Momo Soup, brilliant!

2 Thank NamasteBlueMountains
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17 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

I was introduced to this restaurant by local people. When I was having my lunch at 3p.m. there were still some local people eating there, too. I ordered beef with potato and rice. It was delicious at reasonable price. If you have a chance to be at Thamel, give it a try, you won't disappoint.

3 Thank Melissa Y
2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 May 2016

A well eatery Tibetan restaurant in town. This is the most famous restaurant which serves authentic Tibetan foods. The Sizzler momos are so nice. I will come back soon to have the great taste again.

4 Thank Linda C
Kathmandu, Nepal
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5 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 17 April 2016 via mobile

Me and my friend we eat Momo in Gilingche. There staff are excellent and professional. WOW How tasty Momo. The restaurant also very clean . Thank you Gilingche staff for tasty momo. Highly recommend.

5 Thank dhrubadharel
Jakarta, Indonesia
1 review
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 5 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 April 2016 via mobile

I visited this restaurant on my last day in Kathmandu, and straight after the first bite of my food I regretted why I didn't come there earlier. I passed by the restaurant almost daily!! Oh well... Anyways, if you happen to be in Kathmandu, do yourself a favor and eat there. You won't regret it, really. The restaurant was very... More 

5 Thank Rina M
Bengaluru, India
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73 reviews
31 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 66 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 26 March 2016

My husband and I loved Gilingche. We ate there several times during our stay in Kathmandu. Every single dish we had was delicious. I'd definitely recommend the thenthuk as well as the thongba (thungba).

2 Thank virginiafgreen
Kathmandu, null, Nepal
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12 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 January 2016 via mobile

Located centrally in Thamel,service is very good ,food there is so delicious especially their mo:mo: price is reasonable,highly recommended!

3 Thank Sudarshan S
Mexico City, Mexico
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2 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 11 January 2016

I visited this restaurant together with my friend Upendra from Himalayan Leisure, Inc. This is a small restaurant, separate smoking and non-smoking zones. He ordered Thenthuk and I gave it a try as well, it was awesome! Very hot, very tasty and very hot! Can recommend it to other travelers!

1 Thank Adam D

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4 of 5 bubbles
Chinese, Asian, Tibetan, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Reservations, Waitstaff, Delivery, Takeout, Seating
Good for
Cheap Eats, Child-friendly, Groups
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Thamel | Beside the Kubeyra Mahal Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4410026

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?