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The Rum Doodle

Bhupi Road, Kathmandu 44605, Nepal
+977 1-4421420
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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“pizza” (15 reviews)
“apple pie” (4 reviews)
“spaghetti” (2 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, International, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
Bhupi Road, Kathmandu 44605, Nepal
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Reviewed 4 days ago

I was really looking forward to coming here however the meal was extremely plain and disappointing. It was the worst meal I had on a three week holiday. The location of Rum Doodle has changed several times over the years however they are still capitalising...More

Thank Betula103
Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Since we had just finished the EBC trek, we stopped by to create our own Yeti footprint and have a few beers. Great bar to hang out at. Fascinating history.

Thank jphite
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear jphite, Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle. Our team is ecstatic that we were able to meet your expectations. Please do visit and review us again when you are next in town! Regards Ashok

Reviewed 3 weeks ago

went for dinner and arrived quite late but we were not rushed in any way, the service was fast and food was good, we shared a pizza and a few side dishes but the portions were large and we ordered too much food, unique decorations...More

Thank brighton-england
Reviewed 28 August 2018

I had the chance of having a meal in 1997. This is where you get to place your signature on a yeti foot when you return from Everest.

Thank Deepal S
Reviewed 19 June 2018 via mobile

Rum Doodle is one of the few oldest restaurants in Kathmandu. Although it's famous specially among trekkers and climbers and has a spacious and nice ambiance, it has average food quality and service.

Thank GovindG89
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 2 weeks ago

Dear GovindG89, Thank you for your visit and review. Our team will be briefed on their short-comings and we hope that you will visit us again. Regards Ashok

Reviewed 5 April 2018 via mobile

It was so overwhelming to whiteness so many footprints of the achiever’s who have climbed the Everest. This place has got so much positive energy and vibes. They got lot of options for food and drinks, fairly priced. Must visit !!

Thank IamGoutham
Reviewed 2 April 2018

Enjoyed lunch here on our last day in Nepal. If you are inspired by those who tackle the 8000 meter peaks, then add this to your list of places to eat while in Kathmandu. The history captured in the "footprints" here is worth a visit!

Thank sn0wbird222
Reviewed 16 March 2018 via mobile

Sorry I know this restaurant is famous and has had many well known mountaineers as customers but I was disappointed, again. I last went to this restaurant in 2013 when it was in Thamel. I thought it was lacking then. Rum Doodle was our second...More

Thank Sherperboy
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 18 March 2018

Dear Sherperboy, We obviously did not meet your expectations and the team is sorry. A proper and through investigation will take place as to what went wrong and why. We will be doing everything we can to improve our offerings and our service and can...More

Reviewed 31 December 2017 via mobile

When we arrived, there were several large trekking groups whom had just completed base camp so my Husband and I listened to their speeches and it was fun. The service was fantastic. Food pretty good. Spaghetti was really nice, reminded me of Home and the...More

Thank Lyzee_travels
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear Lyzee, The team here is happy that we were able to meet your expectations and we have made sure the baker has heard about his pastry and he has improved it already. Do come back and visit us again when you are next in...More

Reviewed 27 December 2017 via mobile

Nice place with nice interior. They had the best Christmas menu with great pumpkin soup and suckling pig. Also nice cocktails. The Rum Doodle Special cocktail is nice and cheap

Thank Fedor I
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 27 February 2018

Dear Fedor Thank you for your visit and your review. The team here will be delighted to know that they were able to meet your expectations. Do come back and visit us again. Regards

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Questions & Answers
13 November 2017|
Response from BigBlackYak | Property representative |
3 Answers. 1. Yes, we have been open since April of 2016. 2. We are now located in the new business district of Naxal opposite to the Nepal Police Head Quarters. 3. Yes, you can have the template but, how do I send it to... More
11 April 2016|
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Response from BigBlackYak | Property representative |
No, not yet. We are putting the finishing touches to the new place. It will no longer be located in Thamel, but in Naxal opposite the Nepal Police Head Quarters.
9 November 2015|
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Response from BigBlackYak | Property representative |
The Rum Doodle ceased operations in the Thamel district as of August 31, 2015 and is now in the process of moving to the Naxal district which is the new Business District of Kathmandu. The new area has wide roads, open... More
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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
  • Value
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Lunch, Dinner, After-hours
Restaurant features
Takeout, Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Television, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Free Off-Street Parking, Wine and Beer, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Kids, Child-friendly, Groups
Open Hours
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 22:00
10:00 - 00:00
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bhupi Road, Kathmandu 44605, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4421420
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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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