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The Chimney Restaurant

Lal Durbar | Durbar Marg, The Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
+977 1-4248999
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Overview
  • Excellent53%
  • Very good40%
  • Average4%
  • Poor1%
  • Terrible2%
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CUISINES
French, Russian, Italian, European, Central European, Vegetarian Friendly
PRICE
$$$$
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Lal Durbar | Durbar Marg, The Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Reviewed 23 June 2017

My wife and I had our last dinner here. The last time I had visited was 46 years before. The restaurant since then has changed immensely; however, the central bronze/brass chimney that reaches the roof and is an operational fireplace in the middle of the...More

1  Thank RodMcLeod
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 27 June 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 21 June 2017

We were staying at the Yak and Yeti hotel and decided to give The chimney a visit. We started with soups, I had the French onion soup and my parents both had the pumpkin soup. The soups were served with an assortment of breads. For...More

Thank Swetambara C
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 June 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 2 June 2017

Arriving back from a trek one of us was wanting a chicken Schnitzel. Our trip leader organised a meal of Chicken Kiev at The Chimney. He assured us that this was a very good restaurant. We arrived at 2.30 and talked our way into a...More

Thank PhilJWPenrith
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 June 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 11 May 2017 via mobile

This is probably the oldest restaurant in Nepal. It serves Russian cuisine. Soup is a must try, specially Boris. Service too is very good.More

Thank Rajeshnaxal
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 May 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017 via mobile

Really nice restaurant, feels like you are in an old church or wine cellar in Europe. You sit around a fire pit and it's got a chilled and pleasant atmosphere. The staff were nice and didn't have to wait long for anything. My food was...More

Thank Timoconnor65
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 4 May 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 1 May 2017

The Chimney Restaurant is one of those places where a friend tells you about a wonderful experience and is so sure you will find it equally fantastic, insists on coming along! Being my first trip to Katmandu, the Chimney and the famed Chicken a la...More

Thank Louis S
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 2 May 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 21 April 2017

The Chimney offers a wide range of Russian as well as continental cuisines... the 1976 cozy setup with its intricately carved wooden doors and windows still welcome anyone who comes to socialise.More

1  Thank NirajBhandari
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 23 April 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

Reviewed 25 March 2017

My perfect combination - great food and great atmosphere. Cozy alcove seats right next too the Chimney. Warm and inviting. Loved their signature soup. My husband like everything he order. I remember the warm bread. All of my memories about that evening are warm and...More

Thank Debbieb688
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 28 March 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! It was a great pleasure having you with us and thank you for providing such a wonderful feedback regarding your dining experience at The Chimney Fine Dining Restaurant. Thank you for highlighting our ambiance, menu and...More

Reviewed 28 February 2017

I was on Valentine's day ,the menu exceptionally tasty,the atmosphere great,the service very good,what else can you ask for!!! prices reasonable,not too expensive not cheap either... great experience overall in the heart of Kathmandu at the Yak & Yeti HotelMore

Thank Basilica P
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 3 March 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! It was a great pleasure having you with us and thank you for providing such a wonderful feedback regarding your dining experience at The Chimney Fine Dining Restaurant. Thank you for highlighting our ambiance, menu and...More

Reviewed 11 February 2017

This restaurant has my full vote as they have great menu, limited but good stuff in its original and authentic way. The owner of the hotel/restaurant is around at all times and so humble that it shows in the food.More

Thank Harriet11C
Philippe B, General Manager at The Chimney Restaurant, responded to this reviewResponded 16 February 2017

Dear Guest, Warm Greetings from Hotel Yak & Yeti! Thank you for taking the time to write the wonderful feedback regarding our fine dining. Thank you for highlighting our high class services. It was a pleasure having you with us and we look forward to...More

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    Service
  • Value
    Atmosphere
Average prices
US$25 - US$175
Cuisine
Meals
Dinner, Lunch
Restaurant features
Wheelchair Accessible, Reservations, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Wine and Beer, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Validated Parking
Good for
Romantic, Business meetings, Child-friendly
Open Hours
Sunday
15:00 - 23:45
Monday
15:00 - 23:45
Tuesday
15:00 - 23:45
Wednesday
15:00 - 23:45
Thursday
15:00 - 23:45
Friday
15:00 - 23:45
Saturday
15:00 - 23:45
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Lal Durbar | Durbar Marg, The Yak and Yeti Hotel, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: +977 1-4248999
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Description
At the time when the longest standing restaurant of its quality was created, the path to The Chimney was just a series of dirt lanes winding between stone houses in the jewel of the medieval Kathmandu Valley. In a fairytale land of not so long ago, the infamous Boris Lissanevitch established The Chimney. Boris' name alone conjures up legends of his unheeded extravagance and enigmatic adventures; famed Russian ballet dancer, entrepreneur, and entertainer of royalty, the tradition of the unprecedented Boris and his Chimney Restaurant continues to this day. By night, the handcrafted, open, copper-shafted fireplace blazes and the vaulted ceilings of The Chimney are illuminated with the shadows of myths as tall as Everest. Boris' original recipes live on as his famous Borstch is served as well as the Smoked Bekti, Chicken a la Kiev, and the flaming baked Alaska Sagarmatha. Traditional favorites are honored while an inspired international menu at The Chimney achieves distinction of its own. With a palette of fresh ingredients, is refined with masterful innovation. Savor Rack of Lamb with an Eggplant and Sesame Ragout and relish the piquant Tartare of Smoked Salmon with Wasabi, but be warned, new creations are always coming out to tempt you.
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