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Asian, Nepalese
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Vegetarian Friendly, Vegan Options, Gluten Free Options
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1.1 km from Kathmandu Durbar Square
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Reviewed 28 August 2021 via mobile

Sam’s never fails to disappoint! Apart from the best sizzlers in town, everything on their menu is worth trying. Despite being on the most expensive part or the city, they maintain a very reasonably priced menu. The service is quick. They ambiance is casual yet...comfortable. Perfect for casual meals with family and friends!More

Date of visit: August 2021
Reviewed 2 February 2021

Located at the heart of the city and foods served by differently abled staffs, restaurant is one of the best in town. Foods And services are good, staffs are very generous and No compromise in sanitation.

Date of visit: February 2021
Reviewed 4 December 2019 via mobile

We visited this place out of curiosity as we were searching for a place to eat near our hotel. It was the end of our tour and as we had our fair share of Nepali food, we were in the mood for something more "western."...The Greek salad, spaghetti Bolognese (chicken) and grilled chicken did not disappoint. After the lunch we we shopped a bit for Himalayan coffee to bring home as gifts. We liked the place so much so the following day, when it was time for lunch, coming back to Sam's was a no brainer, this time for chicken cheeseburgers, which tasted great. We appreciated this resto even more because they employ deaf-mute servers. Again, after lunch we shopped at its ground floor for more Nepalese items: Mheecha, a local brand of backpack and bags and some little trinkets. This is a good place to visit - for the food and some souvenir shopping.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 19 November 2019 via mobile

Very happy to stumble upon this restaurant. I went to the Skechers outlet next door and the name catches my attention. One Tree Cafe? Entrance is unassuming, through a sort of store showcasing local products. Then comes the coffee bar with big the tree. A...menu stand makes my decision to try this restaurant. Somebody told me to go "upstairs". Wow.... just wow! Open air terrace with twinkling lights. Beautiful murals. Perfect setting for a night alone, romantic rendezvous with your partner or friends/family get together. Wait staff almost all hearing impaired so just point to the menu items of your choice. Good taste, right portion, reasonable price. Really a gem in overwhelming Kathmandu. A must whenever you are in the city.More

Date of visit: November 2019
Reviewed 17 October 2019 via mobile

A rooftop restaurant that serves excellent local and western food. Good prices and delightful service by the mostly deaf waitstaff. We recommend this for good value and good food.

Date of visit: October 2019
Reviewed 28 September 2019

We visited here as part of a tour group after visiting downtown Kathmandu. This is a large airy cafe/restaurant with, as it says in the title, one large tree growing through the middle of the cafe. The upper deck has a welcome gentle breeze being...an open terrace overlooking a busy intersection of Kathmandu. The service was very good and able to cope with large numbers descending at once. Staff members were cheerful and welcoming and this establishment appears to employ a number of staff with disabilities such as hearing impairment which is good to see and the service was top notch.More

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 26 September 2019 via mobile

The food was delicious, prices very reasonable, and the staff were very helpful. However, PLEASE STOP USING PLASTIC STRAWS!!!! It is so unnecessary and bad for the environment. We Need to preserve Nepal's beautiful natural environments.

Date of visit: September 2019
Reviewed 25 July 2019 via mobile

The environment was great, everyone enjoyed the place. Food was ok-ish. personally I loved sizzler. Very good picturesque place.

Date of visit: July 2019
Reviewed 15 June 2019

This is a wonderful place with a great atmosphere. Food is good and the service is even better. The place is centrally located and the employees are very friendly and courteous. The only unusual thing is the curious cat which keeps coming again and again...to your table especially when you order any fishy dishes. The cat even nudges you to see if you are willing to share some of your food.More

Date of visit: June 2019
Reviewed 19 April 2019 via mobile

Fantastic meal, great service, accommodated our large group without any problem. Highly recommend. Smas employ many hearing impaired waiters who provide great service.

Date of visit: April 2019
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Fried mono, sizzlers, lasagne all good . Menu is outside main door
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Yes, Sam's One Tree Cafe offers takeaway services.

Sam's One Tree Cafe is rated accordingly in the following categories by Tripadvisor travellers:
  • Food: 4
  • Service: 4.5
  • Value: 4