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Utse claims to be the first modern restaurant in Kathmandu, dating back to 1979. Locals and visitors alike gather here to try the famously delicious Tibetan specialties, like gacok — a stew made of meat, vegetables and mushrooms cooked over many hours. Booking a table may come in handy, as it tends to get quite busy.


Nepal's geographic, climate and cultural diversity means that its cuisine is equally varied. The national dish is Dal Bhat Tarkari, a lentil soup (dal) served on boiled rice (bhat) with curry (tarkari). There are countless variations on this staple, so start exploring! The city also offers an emerging fine dining scene where visitors and locals can find top-class cuisine from around the world.