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Newa Chhen Restaurant

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Tachupal Tole, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
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Orlando FL
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33 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

It took us nearly a month of hanging in the ancient city of Bhaktapur to discover this gem and it was right under our noses. Definitely recommend going straight to the page of local specialties on the menu. The Newari live here, a culture that takes great pride in its cuisine and we are tickled we found a place to... More 

Thank rhondarecreates
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90 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 16 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 week ago via mobile

Trying out our first newari foods in this restaurant. The staff / owner really nice and explaining to us about the food. We end up trying our 3 dishes. Peanut sandheko, samay baji and forgot the last one - like a pizza thing. The samay baji taste interesting, the white one was not rice some kind of oats maybe. But... More 

Thank pyutrii
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9 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 2 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 March 2017 via mobile

It took me a bit to find because it doesn't look as a restaurant. Once you go upstairs things go better. Staff is nice and helpful, and menu is cleared with pics. Portion are huge, food is tasty and price is good.

Thank Alicia L
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5 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

Had trouble finding good places to eat in bhaktapur and was recommended to Newa Chhen by the owners of Peacock Guest House (which is only a stone's throw away). The interior kind of turned us off but the food compensated for that. The portions were large and the owner even provided a photo album for us to aid in our... More 

Thank 25zenanh
London, United Kingdom
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8 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 15 November 2016 via mobile

Small restaurant at the first floor of an old building. I had chatamari bara (a sort of rice flour pancake with a crispy bottom and a veg or meat topping) - it was great!

Thank VivInWonderland
Penrith, United Kingdom
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41 reviews
22 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
Reviewed 24 July 2016 via mobile

My husband and I both had the non veg Newari set (dhal bhat) and it was very nice indeed. We were the only people in but the staff were very attentive and friendly. The food did take time however we were in no rush with a lovely view into the square and the food was fresh and hot when it... More 

Thank Pea24601
Brighouse, United Kingdom
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112 reviews
59 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 139 helpful votes
Reviewed 12 July 2016

I have taken a photograph of this restaurant which clearly shows that the second floor has completely gone. I assume that this damage occurred during the big earthquake of 2015. Access to the first floor restaurant area is by a steep wooden staircase. Watch how much you drink, it's easier going up than it is coming back down! We waited... More 

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Jakarta, Indonesia
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7 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
Reviewed 3 April 2016

Seems this restaurant was pretty badly rocked by the earthquake.. It certainly looks nothing like the tripadvisor photos that have been uploaded. The tables and chairs look much more.. Simple. And there are no more third floor views as the main photo seems to suggest. When I went it seemed quite dingy and no-frills for sure, and at first I... More 

Thank Anton M
United States
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42 reviews
20 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 20 helpful votes
Reviewed 15 December 2015 via mobile

I stopped here for a quick bite after trekking to Changu Narayan and Telkot earlier in the day. I just had the Newari soup and it's delicious! It's kinda sour with all kinds of veggies, soy beans, potatoes etc. def hit the spot on a cold day!

Thank xiach
Sydney, Australia
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292 reviews
167 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 188 helpful votes
Reviewed 1 December 2015

Newa Cchen Restaurant on Dattatraya Square (Tachupal Tole) is a fantastic place for a meal. It is a small, ‘no frills’ place that is attached to a guesthouse, but the food is excellent and more than a bargain. They cook traditional Newari food, and their delicious peanut sandheko (peanut salad) and vegetable bura (lentil pancake) moved this spot up to... More 

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Lunch, Dinner
Restaurant features
Seating, Reservations, Waitstaff
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Cheap Eats
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Tachupal Tole, Bhaktapur 44800, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Bhaktapur

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