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The Rum Doodle

Bhupi Road, Kathmandu 44605, Nepal
+977 1-4421420
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Overview
  • Excellent23%
  • Very good41%
  • Average25%
  • Poor10%
  • Terrible1%
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“steak” (19 reviews)
“pizza” (14 reviews)
“apple pie” (4 reviews)
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Bar, Pizza, International, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$ - $$$
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LOCATION
Bhupi Road, Kathmandu 44605, Nepal
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1 - 10 of 198 reviews

Reviewed 2 weeks ago via mobile

It was so overwhelming to whiteness so many footprints of the achiever’s who have climbed the Everest. This place has got so much positive energy and vibes. They got lot of options for food and drinks, fairly priced. Must visit !!

Thank IamGoutham
Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Enjoyed lunch here on our last day in Nepal. If you are inspired by those who tackle the 8000 meter peaks, then add this to your list of places to eat while in Kathmandu. The history captured in the "footprints" here is worth a visit!

Thank sn0wbird222
Reviewed 5 weeks ago via mobile

Sorry I know this restaurant is famous and has had many well known mountaineers as customers but I was disappointed, again. I last went to this restaurant in 2013 when it was in Thamel. I thought it was lacking then. Rum Doodle was our second...More

Thank Sherperboy
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 4 weeks ago

Dear Sherperboy, We obviously did not meet your expectations and the team is sorry. A proper and through investigation will take place as to what went wrong and why. We will be doing everything we can to improve our offerings and our service and can...More

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
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Dear Lyzee, The team here is happy that we were able to meet your expectations and we have made sure the baker has heard about his pastry and he has improved it already. Do come back and visit us again when you are next in...More

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
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Dear Fedor Thank you for your visit and your review. The team here will be delighted to know that they were able to meet your expectations. Do come back and visit us again. Regards

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
BigBlackYak, Owner at The Rum Doodle, responded to this reviewResponded 28 February 2018

Dear Phil, Thank you for your honest feedback. The move from Thamel was one that was precipitated by the earthquakes of 2015. Our previous location, indeed the whole area is now part of Kathmandu's growing 'Chinatown', which will in time offer its own unique experiences,...More

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

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farrah82
13 November 2017|
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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
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47acentral
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.
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Bouquinistte
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
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$3 - US$10
Cuisine
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, Accepts Credit Cards
Good for
Child-friendly, Kids, Groups, Bar Scene
Open Hours
Sunday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Monday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Tuesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Wednesday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Thursday
10:00 AM - 10:00 PM
Friday
10:00 AM - 12:00 AM
Saturday
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 1-4421420
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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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