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Mahaaja, Thaitiy, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 981-3603972
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13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
Reviewed 7 March 2017 via mobile

The restaurant has newly been renovated and looks really nice. The menu is also changed and it's now a vegetarian restaurant. Good food and cheap.

Thank Emelie S
Lincoln, United Kingdom
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15 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 28 helpful votes
Reviewed 9 November 2016 via mobile

This restaurant was an absolute lucky find, we stumbled across it in Thamel and thank God we did, the food is absolutely delicious. We had the tofu with sals and avocado, the buffalo and yak cheese bolognese, and the spaghetti with pesto oyster mushrooms and yak cheese. Great flavours and very well presented too. You can see the kitchen from... More 

Thank blaev
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24 reviews
14 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
Reviewed 31 October 2016 via mobile

This is a cute small restaurant in the middle of Thamel. The food is prepared freshly and is very tasty. The momos are very good with lots of filling. If you crave for vegetables then have the Chinese style cabbage. It was deliciously prepared with dried chillies and fresh garlic. This is an ideal place for an inexpensive and delicious... More 

Thank icespark
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74 reviews
40 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 48 helpful votes
Reviewed 20 October 2016

We stumbled (luckily) on Mahaaja our first evening in Kathmandu. The owner studied culinary arts in Australia. He and his sister run a clean, friendly place. We tried the chattamari (a rice flour pancake topped with potatoes, eggs, mincemeat and cheese. We ordered it without the mincemeat) and also had veggie momos-delicious. We went back a second time and had... More 

Thank syracusenewyork
Armagh, United Kingdom
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114 reviews
39 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 95 helpful votes
Reviewed 6 October 2016

Thoroughly enjoyed my last meal in Nepal here. Our Nepali friends took us here as the food was Newar fusion. Not the usual fare found in Thamel. It could not have been more perfect, from the food to the ambience. We ate a lot of different dishes between us, sharing every plate and platter seemed the best way to go.... More 

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Reviewed 15 September 2016 via mobile

Amazing respite in busy Kathmandu. Delicious food and great music. Mango lassi= yum! Highly recommend.

Thank A TripAdvisor Member
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7 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 8 September 2016 via mobile

We visited Mahaaja the first night we arrived in Thamel, and fell in love with the veg momos and the salsa chilli tofu instantly! The food here is fantastic, the music is wonderful, and the staff are extremely lovely. We have returned today for the third time in a week and a half and would happily return again even it... More 

Thank James G
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 2 August 2016 via mobile

Ate one of the best burgers I have tasted at this restaurant. Delicious buffalo meat, with a very god sauce, kind of trad. bbq sous but without that smokey taste. Perfectly balanced. The chef looked japanese, witch is a quality sign when it comes to meat. Also a nice menu with real pictures on rice paper.

Thank Øyvind S
Valencia, Spain
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20 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 August 2016 via mobile

When we ordered the hamburger we didn't think it was going to be so good. The only word my wife could say was "A-MA-ZING!", good bread, fresh products, served with potato wedges, kind staff and a clean restaurant. The momos were served with a lightly spicy curry... I'm remembering that burger... Lol. I would come back... Keep on doing it... More 

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12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
Reviewed 18 July 2016 via mobile

A limited but very inspired menu. Small prices for exquisite and reasonable portions. A good surprising balance between Japan and Nepal. We left with the good feeling of an excellent and light dinner.staff could improve its English,a in may locations but that does not hinder understanding .the menu shows realistic colour pictures of the meals .

Thank viroflay e

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Japanese, Asian, Nepalese, Fusion, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol
Good for
Child-friendly, Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Mahaaja, Thaitiy, Thamel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 981-3603972

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?