Category Archives: Chinese

The Green Valley Getaway

The Green Valley Getaway

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Location: Inside Shivapuri forest, past military checkpoint, just before 30 min of heaven singletrack
Establishment: Nepali, Asian restaurant
Cost: 100 – 500 rps for a meal
Near by walking: Shivapuri National Forest
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Only convenient to those already past the military gate and checkpoint, The Green Valley Getaway is a recent (mid 2012) addition to a small but growing village near the “30 minutes of heaven” singletrack through Shivapuri.
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Constructed almost entirely of bamboo and hard wood, and therefore giving off the appearance that the Professor, Ginger, or Mr. and Mrs. Howell might pop in, the “Getaway” has an amazing view of the southern valley, and three levels from which to view it, including “Bagmir’s Attic” or a similar sounding name.
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The menu might as well be photocopied from the hundreds of whole-in-the wall establishments around town, but the food is decent enough. The chownmein is delectable!20120710-161600.jpg

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Asian Village

Asian Village

Location: Lazimpat
Establishment: Nepali, Asian Restaurant
Cost: 200 – 600 rps for a meal
Near by walking: Tushita, Strawberry Restaurant, Mahaguthi, Radisson, Yak & Yeti Exports
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The only thing worth going to this place for is the Starbuck’s coffee. Avoid the chinese food, everything seems to be flavored with the same lemon pepper…

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Strawberry House

Strawberry House

Location: Lazimpat, south of Police Academy and north of Panipokari, diagonal road heading west
Establishment: Nepali / Japanese Restaurant and Strawberry delivery
Cost: 400+ Nrs for a meal
Near by walking: not much
Info:

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This is not a high class establishment by far, but it’s good for a bite to eat. The japanese set is authentic, and the food is all around decent. The atmosphere will make you think you’re a bit out of the city, nearly in a village.
Small parking lot can accommodate a few vehicles. The staff is friendly. Get their number and have strawberries delivered to your abode while they’re in season!

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Indreni Food Land

Indreni Food Land

Location: Chundevi, right off Ring Road on the inside
Establishment: Nepali restaurant
Cost: 500 Nrs for a meal
Near by walking: Bhatbhateni Super Market, Bar 76, Upstairs Cafe
Info: 4780121

Directly off Ring Road, in an otherwise uninteresting part of town, Indreni Food Land sprang up with all the optimism and naiveté of a Catholic school girl going off to college. This place has multiple levels; a first floor that appears to serve as a cafe/chill-out place for the young, a middle floor with a bar for the young at heart, and a rooftop seating area for those wishing to get outside and enjoy the sunshine.
The Foodland’s menu includes the regular set plates, or Thalis, in veg and non-veg, as well as foods from Chinese, Western Continental, and Indian cuisines.
Avoid the spring rolls, unless you have a hangover and need the grease. The Chicken Tikka Masala is excellent, and rivals Bhumi’s offering. The pakodas are good, though not as excellent as Or2K (though close). The momos are as good as most other places, perhaps a bit spicy to include the standard sauce on the side.
As large a place as this is, one must come back at other times than lunch to experience the cafe and bar aspects of Indreni. Since it pushes into a fresh part of town for such upscale affairs, it should see an immediate crowd, though business may be slow at times.
Of note: Indreni has ample parking, and seems to have western style toilets.

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The Zanzibar Restaurant

The Zanzibar Restaurant

20120103-134333.jpgLocation: Sherpa Mall, top floor on Durbar Marg
Establishment: Chinese Restaurant
Cost: 500-1500 Nrs for a meal
Near by walking: Durbar Marg
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Open 12-10:30pm daily, The Zanzibar Restaurant, bills itself as a full-on Chinese Restaurant, something only a few places in town are willing to do. The Zanzibar Restaurant is located on the top floor of the Sherpa Mall (I’ll leave it to you to figure out if that’s the third or second, depending on your culture) on Durbar Marg.
The food seems authentic enough, enough that I still prefer American-style (sweeter) chinese food, but this was decent enough. Not compelling enough for a second visit…
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Of note, there is wifi available, and a western-style toilet on the floor upstairs. No parking per-se, unless you park across the way where everyone parks.

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