5 must-visit Newari restaurants in Kathmandu Valley

15, May 2023 | nepaltraveller.com

The intricate spices, rich flavors, and unique cooking techniques make Newari food a true culinary delight. Exploring the diverse and mouthwatering offerings of Newari cuisine is an essential experience for any food lover in Kathmandu.

No matter where you go in Kathmandu, the tantalizing aroma of Newari food is impossible to escape. From cozy bhattis to bustling joints dedicated to this cuisine, the valley is dotted with eateries that specialize in serving the delectable flavors of Newari cuisine. Every corner you turn, you'll find yourself tempted by dishes like the famous samay baji, choila, bara, and yomari. The intricate spices, rich flavors, and unique cooking techniques make Newari food a true culinary delight. Exploring the diverse and mouthwatering offerings of Newari cuisine is an essential experience for any food lover in Kathmandu.

Harisiddhi Newa Suhlee

Harisiddhi Newa Suhlee, a family-run restaurant serving authentic Newari cuisine, has been delighting customers with its friendly atmosphere since 1982 AD. Located away from the bustling city traffic, the restaurant offers a peaceful ambience. Spread across three spacious floors, it provides ample seating for guests. The real draw for loyal food enthusiasts, however, is their legendary sandheko sukuti (marinated dried meat) and chhyang, a potent local rice brew. This combination of flavorful delicacies has earned Harisiddhi Newa Suhlee a reputation among foodies, making it a must-visit destination for those craving an authentic Newari dining experience.

Contact Details:

Degukhya, 9, Harisddhi, Sagal Tole

Newa Ghasa

Newa Ghasa is renowned for serving authentic Newari cuisine and immersing guests in a traditional ambience. We take pride in sourcing all our ingredients from local markets, ensuring an authentic Newari flavor in every dish. What sets us apart is our team of highly experienced local women from Patan, who skillfully prepare the delightful Newari items. Conveniently located in Patan and Kathmandu, Newa Ghasa is a must-visit for those seeking an immersive culinary experience. Come and indulge in the rich flavors and cultural heritage of Newari cuisine, expertly crafted by our talented team.

Contact Details:

Newa Ghasa,Sorhakhutte, Kathmandu, Nepal, 44600

9801126485, 9851278541



Newa Lahana

Nestled within a traditional Newari-style building, Newa Lahana restaurant welcomes visitors with its intricately carved wooden entrance. Stepping inside, guests are transported into the rich cultural heritage of the Newari people, surrounded by captivating artwork and artifacts. At Newa Lahana, the renowned flavors and tastes of Newari cuisine take center stage. Indulge in the delights of Yomari, Chataamari, Bara, Choila, and other traditional Newari dishes, each meticulously prepared using fresh, locally sourced ingredients. Owned and operated by a local Newari family with a longstanding culinary legacy, Newa Lahana is deeply committed to preserving and promoting traditional Newari food and culture. Experience the authentic essence of Newari heritage as you savor the exquisite flavors crafted by generations of expertise.

Contact details:

Kirtipur, Thambahal-1, Kathmandu, Nepal

+977 984-9029966


Paalcha Newari Kitchen

Recognizing that not everyone frequents bhattis (local liquor places) to experience Newari cuisine, the owners of this establishment sought to offer the same delectable food in a more intimate and comfortable setting. They also wanted to provide the people of Kathmandu with something unique, which is why they have included a selection of dishes that are traditionally enjoyed in Newari homes. This place is a hidden gem. With a reasonably priced menu and delicious food, it's no wonder that it fills up during lunchtime. The owners have successfully created a subtle and cozy environment where guests can indulge in the authentic flavors of Newari cuisine, even without visiting a bhatti.

contact details:

Uttar Kuna Shanti Bagaicha Rd., Lalitpur, Nepal

Phone: +977 980-1056357,


Bhatti Jaam

With a local cook at the helm of the kitchen, the food at Bhatti jaam is infused with the rich history and culture of the region. From the affordable price range to the immersive dining experience, it has the potential to become the next prominent spot in Patan. What's even more remarkable is that bhatti jaam pays homage to the old local Newari establishments of Patan, showcasing a genuine appreciation for the culinary heritage of the area. With these elements combined, bhatti jaam is poised to make a significant mark in the dining scene, captivating locals and visitors alike.

Contact details: 

Bhatti Jaam

Luksi, Lalitpur, Nepal

+977 985-1058287

photo credit: Bhatti Jaam, Paalcha Newari Kitchen, Harisiddhi Newa Suhlee, Newa Lahana, Newa Ghasa, The Nepali Food Blog

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