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Mahaaja, Thaitiy, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 981-3603972
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  • Excellent76%
  • Very good21%
  • Average2%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible0%
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“eggplant” (11 reviews)
“tataki” (4 reviews)
“egg plant” (4 reviews)
Restaurant Hours
Japanese, Asian, Nepalese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options
$$ - $$$
Mahaaja, Thaitiy, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We ate here twice during our stay in KTM and absolutely loved everything we ordered, miso eggplant, tataki, pakouda, avo salad, salsa chilli tofu, chicken curry, okonomiyaki. The staff were very relaxed and cool, great vibe. Great for drinks and sharing food with friends.

Thank Joanna S
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Awesome. Fabulous hand made menu - so very appealing. Was greeted warmly on arrival and went upstairs to find a table. Free wifi. Ordered a Caesar Salad and lemon soda and it was just perfect. Japanese family at the next table were enjoying sushi which...More

Thank Pash68
Reviewed 28 July 2017 via mobile

The food here is so delicious! The tofu was unlike any tofu we've had before in the way it was prepared. The wasabi actually has a hit! My mouth waters when I think about the okonomiyaki. Their Japanese green tea was very tasty. We were...More

Thank NZKateNJake
Reviewed 7 June 2017 via mobile

We stumbled across this place thanks to the signs and banner - it was fantastic. Everything we had off the menu was healthy and delicious!

Thank andrew12341
Reviewed 30 April 2017 via mobile

We had dinner here twice during our stay in Kathmandu. A nice break from curries, steaks, pizzas, etc. The food is freshly made and was very tasty. Recommend the salsa chilli tofu, potato croquette, mushroom soup, pumpkin soup and miso eggplant. All was so good!

Thank Violet L
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has newly been renovated and looks really nice. The menu is also changed and it's now a vegetarian restaurant. Good food and cheap.

Thank Emelie S
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was an absolute lucky find, we stumbled across it in Thamel and thank God we did, the food is absolutely delicious. We had the tofu with sals and avocado, the buffalo and yak cheese bolognese, and the spaghetti with pesto oyster mushrooms and...More

Thank blaev
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is a cute small restaurant in the middle of Thamel. The food is prepared freshly and is very tasty. The momos are very good with lots of filling. If you crave for vegetables then have the Chinese style cabbage. It was deliciously prepared with...More

Thank icespark
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stumbled (luckily) on Mahaaja our first evening in Kathmandu. The owner studied culinary arts in Australia. He and his sister run a clean, friendly place. We tried the chattamari (a rice flour pancake topped with potatoes, eggs, mincemeat and cheese. We ordered it without...More

Thank syracusenewyork
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my last meal in Nepal here. Our Nepali friends took us here as the food was Newar fusion. Not the usual fare found in Thamel. It could not have been more perfect, from the food to the ambience. We ate a lot of...More

Thank angie m
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Larry S
14 February 2015|
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Response from Sunil M | Property representative |
We accept Nepalese, Dollar, Euro, Pound, Indian, Chinese, Japanese!! But we normally deal with Nepalese currency!!
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Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
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Child-friendly, Kids
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mahaaja, Thaitiy, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 981-3603972
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