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Lal Durbar | Durbar Marg, The Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
97714248999
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15:00 - 23:45
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6 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
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4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

We went for a late dinner here and we had the whole place to ourselves. Limited wine selection by the glass but both the white and red options were good. We meet with the russian options, borsch and the chicken Kiev, both were fantastic. It's a great option if you are staying at Yak and Yeti or Anapurna Hotel which... More 

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Thank John F
New Delhi, India
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60 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

This is a very well known restaurant in Yak and Yeti hotel. There is variety in menu; however, except for dal makhani, everything else is average.

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Thank DrChandrakant
Chesterfield, United Kingdom
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64 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

The Chimney Restaurant is in the grounds of the Yak and Yeti hotel. We went there on the final night of a 3 week holiday (mainly in Bhutan) and to celebrate our 30th wedding anniversary. We first visited the restaurant 30 years ago when it was a small wooden building - how things have changed! The restaurant is an elegant... More 

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Thank 347liz
Kathmandu, Nepal
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68 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 26 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 31 October 2016

Set in the Yak and Yetii hotel with it's lovely gardens, the Chimney Restaurant is atmospheric, intimate, with attentive service, delicious food and nice touches like in-house chocolates with coffee. It is pricy compared to other up market restaurants in Kathmandu, but worth it for a treat or a special occasion. It is warm in the winter, with a an... More 

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Thank James O
New York City, New York
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 28 October 2016

this restaurant has an amazing ambiance and friendly environment. food is excellent. i highly recommend those who visit in kathmandu for dinning....

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Thank robbert71
Kathmandu Valley, Nepal
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28 reviews
21 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 18 October 2016

An old established favourite in Kathmandu, famous for its historical associations with the old Nepalese royal regimes and days long past, and coupled to the Yak & Yeti Hotel. So much so that its signature dishes are Borscht, Chiclen Kiev and Baked Alaska from the origins with Boris the Ballerina master. Today, service and attention is still exemplary, and avoiding... More 

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Thank allanchrister
Bangalore, India
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140 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 37 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 29 September 2016

This place will attract you as soon as you enter. Its the fine dining restaurant of Yak and yeti hotel which is a huge and beautiful hotel. Rustic charm or what I cant say. The staff inside is senior staff and great to interact. The food is fresh, good taste and very well presented. Ambiance and music adds to the... More 

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Bangkok, Thailand
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38 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 September 2016

Although all the dishes are very good their signature dish is Borscht. Winter it has a 360˚ fireplace, which is best seating. Will turn down music if unwanted. Decent enough wine list.

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Thank Bruce M
Thimphu, Bhutan
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42 reviews
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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 August 2016

A small beautiful restaurant in the giant hotel. Food was amazing and well presented. Highly recommended specially for official events.

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Thank Sannia A
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to express your feedback and liking the food. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in not the distant future. Best Regards, Philippe Belhay More 

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5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 August 2016

Beautiful dining experience and exceptional quality food. Even offers dishes from Ukrainian cuisine!Absolutely recommend!

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Thank Regina F
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this review

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to express your feedback and liking the food. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to welcoming you back in not the distant future. Best Regards, Philippe Belhay More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 25 - US$ 175
Cuisine
French, Russian, European, Italian
Meals
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Validated Parking, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi
Good for
Romantic
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 23:45
Monday
15:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
15:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
15:00 - 23:45
Thursday
15:00 - 23:45
Friday
15:00 - 23:45
Saturday
15:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lal Durbar | Durbar Marg, The Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: 97714248999
Description
At the time when the longest standing restaurant of its quality was created, the path to The Chimney was just a series of dirt lanes winding between stone houses in the jewel of the medieval Kathmandu Valley. In a fairytale land of not so long ago, the infamous Boris Lissanevitch established The Chimney. Boris' name alone conjures up legends of his unheeded extravagance and enigmatic adventures; famed Russian ballet dancer, entrepreneur, and entertainer of royalty, the tradition of the unprecedented Boris and his Chimney Restaurant continues to this day.

By night, the handcrafted, open, copper-shafted fireplace blazes and the vaulted ceilings of The Chimney are illuminated with the shadows of myths as tall as Everest. Boris' original recipes live on as his famous Borstch is served as well as the Smoked Bekti, Chicken a la Kiev, and the flaming baked Alaska Sagarmatha.

Traditional favorites are honored while an inspired international menu at The Chimney achieves distinction of its own. With a palette of fresh ingredients, is refined with masterful innovation. Savor Rack of Lamb with an Eggplant and Sesame Ragout and relish the piquant Tartare of Smoked Salmon with Wasabi, but be warned, new creations are always coming out to tempt you.

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  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?