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Black Olives Cafe and Bar

$$ - $$$Cafe, Asian,
| Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 1-4700956
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  • Excellent62%
  • Very good28%
  • Average6%
  • Poor3%
  • Terrible1%
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Closed Now
12:00 am - 11:59 pm Hours
Cafe, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
$$ - $$$
| Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed today

A quiet courtyard with reasonably priced tasty food which was varied. Toilets clean. Pleasant staff. Worth a visit.

Thank robert j
Reviewed today via mobile

The food was really good and the ambiance was nice. Service was good, a bit slow but that’s Nepali time for you. We didn’t mind. The only reason I wouldn’t give it five stars is because they allow smoking at the outdoor tables which almost...More

Thank Mackie B
Reviewed 2 days ago via mobile

We just wanted some simple fish entree as we had enough Nepali set meals. Black Olives had both a sautéed fish and a trout special that looked good. We went with the sautéed fish and were quite pleased. The fish had some fat but overall...More

Thank pglaw
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

The restaurant is beautiful and even though it’s centrally located in Thamel, it is very peaceful. Good spot to relax. Food was great, offering both Nepali and foreign cuisine. Staff were welcoming and helpful.

Thank Katy K
Reviewed 1 week ago

Quiet outdoor seating, friendly patient staff and live music on Fridays. It is in a very central location in Thamel.

Thank Dennis G
Reviewed 1 week ago

Happened to visit the restaurant on a jazz night - enjoyed good food and music. Good local dishes along with Western food (but who needs it if you are in Kathmandu). Tried there several local dishes (Dal bhat the leading one) and was never disappointed.

Thank ronger5
Reviewed 1 week ago

This is a very nice restaurant at the northern end of the Thamel. I went here twice, once with my father and once on my own. I met the owner, Shanker, and he is a very friendly and outgoing person who clearly cares very deeply...More

Thank Amir G
Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

In the few days we were in Kathmandu before and after our trek we became regulars here. They have fantastic coffee, great food and the staff was friendly. The outdoor seating was the perfect place to relax.

Thank trishladish1
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

A very comfortable, outdoor, grove-like oasis just off a busy shopping street wide variety menu, with Indian, Nepalese, Italian, and American items. Live band started at 615pm with traditional local music.

Thank CA_Buck
Reviewed 4 weeks ago via mobile

Black Olives Cafe became my breakfast and dinner place for the few days that I was in Thamel. I gave up my hotel breakfasts to rather have breakfast here because their food was so good (esp cheese and ham omelette on health bread). The staff...More

Thank angelae102
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Questions & Answers
Karen P
31 January 2018|
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Response from AbhiUP14 | Reviewed this property |
I visited on Tuesday and they were playing in the courtyard. But that was 26th December the sign board should be more reliable.
james R
29 August 2017|
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Response from Neil B | Reviewed this property |
You must have ordered it.
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours, Drinks
Restaurant features
Takeout, Reservations, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi
Good for
Groups, Kids, Child-friendly, Special Occasion Dining, Local cuisine, Bar Scene, Romantic
Open Hours
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
12:00 am - 11:59 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
7:00 am - 11:00 pm
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: | Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4700956
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