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The Rum Doodle

₹₹ - ₹₹₹, Pizza, International
Bhupi Road, Kathmandu 44605, Nepal
+977 1-2191248
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  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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10:00 AM - 10:00 PMAll hours
Bar, Pizza, International, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
₹₹ - ₹₹₹
Bhupi Road, Kathmandu 44605, Nepal
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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
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
Reviewed 18 November 2017

I took some novice trekkers to mark the end of our trek. They all found it interesting to look at the feet. The food was pleasant and plentiful. i had been to the old Rum Doodle which seemed more rustic, This new location will develop...More

Thank PhilJWPenrith
Reviewed 8 November 2017

A Friend recommended this unique restaurant to us, we had done our trek to base camp & it was great to return having an amazing Pizza & local Ghorka beer. The Yeti footprints make the restaurant interesting. Great relaxed atmosphere. Worth a visit if your...More

1  Thank Maddie C
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Maddie C, Thank you for visiting the Rum Doodle and for your review. The team here is delighted that your visit to the Rum Doodle went well and we look forward to having you back with us.

Reviewed 7 November 2017

Not sure what happened. My first time at Rum Doodle before the earthquake, it was an experience to remember. Hot Rum, great food, awesome atmosphere. Didn't quite get replicated at their new place. Dissapointed.More

Thank Greg P
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 14 November 2017

Dear Greg P, Thank you for returning to the Rum Doodle and for your review. Could you please help us here by letting us know what disappointed you this time around. We value or returning customers very much and would like to make sure things...More

Reviewed 26 May 2017 via mobile

The food is fine and prices are ok. It used to be a popular place for all the expeditions to Everest and Himalayas to go. There are more than 40.000 feets with signatures of the expeditions. There is even Tenzing Sherpa and Edmund Hillary signatures...More

1  Thank GTMDreams
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 July 2017

Dear GTMDreams, thank you for visiting and reviewing the Rum Doodle. No, there aren't "40,000 feet with signatures of the expeditions". Actually, no one knows how many feet are up but, they don't all belong to expeditions. Most of the feet are put up by...More

Reviewed 2 May 2017

Interior needs renovation. Cleanniness is not up to standard. Food is good. Stuffs are supportive. Needs more smile. Price and environment don't match.More

Thank Motiul
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Motiul, Thank you for visiting the Rum Doodle and for your review. The team has been briefed on the need to smile more often. We are also glad that we met your expectations on the quality of the food and support from the staff....More

Reviewed 23 April 2017 via mobile

Beautiful place and even better taste. We gone for lunch and had nice salad along with some sandwiches and very nice lime soda. Interior is very unique.

2  Thank CRKMumbai
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 1 May 2017

Dear CRKMumbai, Thank you visiting the Rum Doodle and for your review. The team here is ecstatic that we were able to meet your expectations. Do come back, visit and review us again when you are next in town. All the best in your travels.

Reviewed 6 April 2017

We were with a group of about 20 experiencing this unique, well known, restaurant. I was very disappointed. It is located off a busy road. There was no ambience inside. We were not made to feel welcome, in fact we felt we were intruding. The...More

Thank welltravelled105
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Dear Welltravelled105, We are extremely sorry we failed to meet your expectations and will work hard at changing things here. The team has been made aware that we fell short of the mark and improvements have been made. The Chef has been made aware of...More

Reviewed 17 March 2017 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...More

Thank Murray W
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 9 April 2017

Dear Murray W, We are sorry we fell short of the mark and our team has been apprised of this. Should you visit Kathmandu again, please do visit and review us again. In the meantime, we are also working with your local tour operator to...More

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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, Highchairs Available, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Bar Scene, Groups, Kids, Child-friendly
Open Hours
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bhupi Road, Kathmandu 44605, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-2191248
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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