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Amrit Marg | Naxal, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
97712191248
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10:00 - 22:00
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Sun - Thu 10:00 - 22:00
Fri - Sat 10:00 - 00:00
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Worcester, United Kingdom
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53 reviews
23 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 40 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 6 days ago NEW via mobile

Situated just round corner from very upmarket Royal Enfield dealership. We were in a group of 30 from UK, Great Rail Journeys. Had an arranged set menu of either veg lasagne, fish and chips or chicken and mash with veg. Was told the reason for the British menu was that early UK climbers wanted taste of home before heading for... More 

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Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom
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26 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 3 weeks ago

Stopped here for a final lunch before leaving Nepal after hearing about its connections to the climbing scene good service and what has to be one of the best Pizza and Veggie burgers in Kathmandu that i found , intriguing to see all the 30 years worth of Yetti footprints signed by fellow travellers good food , good service worth... More 

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting us and for your review. I will let our crew know that their efforts have been appreciated and that they met your expectations. Do come and visit us again when you are next in town. More 

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8 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 15 February 2017 via mobile

I am frequent eater of this restaurant and visited many times while they are in Thamel. After Earthquake may 2015, they moved their restaurant front of Police headquarter, Naxal. Visited this location first time and had a delicious pizza with coffee. It was one of the delicious pizza i ever had in life. They have good food and they able... More 

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Dear Nabaraj T, thank you for visiting us at our new location and for your review. I will let our crew know that they met your expectations and that their services and efforts have been appreciated. Do visit us again when you next have the opportunity. More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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13 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 12 January 2017

Simple but good restaurant with diligent and friendly staff. We went there several times to enjoy either Nepalese or Western style food. Steak and apple pie highly recommended.

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Dear Michel, The team here at the Rum Doodle thank you for your visit and your review. We are very glad that we were able to meet your expectations and look forward to welcoming you back when you next visit Kathmandu. More 

London, United Kingdom
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120 reviews
72 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 83 helpful votes
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 10 October 2016

My first visit since the earthquake to their new location. What happened to the real character and atmosphere of the old place??? This one is just a modern eaterie situated miles from any other attraction, with a huge tv blaring out wrestling whilst we were there! The food was barely edible and service slow and inconsistant. Thankfully the memorabillia of... More 

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting the The Rum Doodle and we are sorry that we fell short of your expectations. One and chief among the many reasons to leave our Thamel location was that we feel that the new business district of Naxal is where the attractions will move to. There are new hotel developments coming up and retail attractions are... More 

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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 13 July 2016 via mobile

The combination of quantity and festive atmosphere more than offsets the inconsistent food quality, though some of the meats are quite good. When we went with friends the top-round and lamb were very good, the skirt steak and chicken also good. The fish was dreadful, but hey--it's really a meat place! And once you find things you like, you can... More 

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you very much for you review of the Rum Doodle. We moved location and re-opened in April of 2016 and have been working towards delivering a great dining experience since then. The team here is sorry that your fish was not your liking and our team has noted this and will be working to improve it. Do come back... More 

Kathmandu, Nepal
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51 reviews
30 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 21 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 22 January 2016

I found the restaurant has huge place with a lot of meals to try. It's a great place in Thamel to visit after tiring treks for weeks. Enjoy having western liquors and western foods that tastes great. I often visit this place and feel enjoyed every time I am here. Great place to hang out with friends!

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Thank NPLGUY
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

I am happy to inform you that we have relocated the Rum Doodle to the Naxal area of Kathmandu, just opposite the Nepal Police HQ. Hope you will visit us again soon. More 

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52 reviews
17 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 29 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 25 November 2015 via mobile

At the end of a 14 day trekking holiday it was fitting to spend our last night in this very interesting bar. Having felt as though we'd seen and done it all it was good to put our experience into perspective. There are so many incredible stories here if you can tear yourself away from the noise and crowds to... More 

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Thank TheTennetts
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61 reviews
41 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 November 2015

Classic Nepali tourist bar that is just a fun place to hang with friends and listen to live music. But I may be partial, as my then girlfriend now wife used to sing there.

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

We have relocated to the Naxal area of Kathmandu, opposite the Nepal Police HQ. Please visit us again when you are next in town. More 

Fargo, North Dakota
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14 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 17 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 24 September 2015 via mobile

I've been to the Rum Doodle on several occasions. The atmosphere is always the same, that is, it's filled with a lot of westerners who have come to trek. The atmosphere here is nice and it's fun to spend time reading all of the feet on the wall. The food is above average, and covers several genres. There may be... More 

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BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this review

Thank you for visiting and dining at the Rum Doodle and for your review. After the Earthquakes of April 25, 2015 and May 12, 2015, we have decided to move out of the Thamel district of Kathmandu and will be re-locating to the new Business District of Kathmandu in Naxal. This new area has wide roads, solar street lamps, parks... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Service
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    3.5 of 5 bubbles
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 bubbles
Average prices
US$ 3 - US$ 10
Cuisine
Nepalese, Pizza, International, Asian, Vegetarian Friendly
Meals
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, Highchairs Available
Good for
Groups, Bar Scene, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 - 22:00
Monday
10:00 - 22:00
Tuesday
10:00 - 22:00
Wednesday
10:00 - 22:00
Thursday
10:00 - 22:00
Friday
10:00 - 00:00
Saturday
10:00 - 00:00
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Amrit Marg | Naxal, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: 97712191248
Description
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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