Top 10 Musical Restaurants in and near Kathmandu- Nepal

Music and Food have always been my weak spots. I simply cannot say no to the offer that I receive in visiting musical restaurants. Just the idea of slow sip of drinks while some of the best bands playing my favorite songs live gives me a kick. Here is the list of Top 10 Musical Restaurants and Bar in Kathmandu- Nepal, dedicated to all foodies out there who love music as much as I do.

Moksh Live Restaurant & Bar

One of the most happening places in town, Moksh is not new to the party goers. Located in Jhamsikhel, this restaurant remains opens from 11:00 am to 11:00 pm. Along with the live musical show for which it is known, Moksh has its own mouth-watering special dishes. Rainbow trout, duck breast and salmon in black bean sauce would be our recommendation. It has ample parking facilities while it accepts debit and credit card. This is the perfect place for meeting with your friends.

Funky Buddha

Located in Thamel, it has been on business since 1999. Funky Buddha serves snacks and bakery items including special children’s menuu for kids. It has the perfect family environment. The spacious restaurant can accommodate up to 300 food lovers. BBQ ranch chicken salad, funky special local platter and stuffed chicken roll are among its special dishes.  It organizes a weekly Trance event with local Nepali DJs. Contact it at 47oo091 for details.

Tamarind Restaurant

Located in Jhamsikhel, this is a spacious restaurant with perfect seating arrangements.  Sea Bass Fillet is its special dish while Duck Breast, Pad Thai Koong and Rack of Lamb are popular. Enjoy the taste of local and imported drinks in its bar area. The restaurant imports sea food from Thailand. This is a popular restaurant for conducting business deals. Take the taste of world class cuisine as you attend the events like  Live Piano nights and salsa events which are frequently conducted by the restaurant.

Electric Pagoda

Electric Pagoda has the serene homely environment where people can get international standard cuisines and cocktails from all over the world in family environment while listening to the live musical events in Kathmandu.  At this  late night bar, you can get Western, Mexican, Continental and Nepali dishes teemed with world’s finest spirits. Their DJ and Live bands are all ready to set you in mood with classical, funk, blues, jazz and other music of your choice. Located in  Thamel,  you can reach them by dialing the telephone number 4700123. It has a seat capacity of 200 person and opens from 7am till 12am.

The Factory

Located in Thamel, this restaurant is popular for its continental dishes. Pork chops,  cheese steek,Pina Colada and Mojito are among its popular dishes. The spacious restaurant can accommodate up to  150 persons. You can choose to sit even outdoors and on terrace. DJ events and Live Band Shows are frequent in The Factory.


Purple Haze

Located in the lively street of Thamel, this is one of the best rock bars in Kathmandu. This bar is popular among late night party goers.  Dance to its beats and give yourself the treats of world class cuisines as you listen live to the songs from your favorite rock bands. Different bands play English and Nepali tracks in this club. Nobody can simply say no to the tempting dance floor  that look so inviting. Purple Haze is all about partying. It can accommodate up to 200 persons.

Reggae Bar

Officially started its business from Thamel since 2008, this bar attracts customers of every group- whether they are locals or hippies or bankers or business personnel. Chicken cordon bleu is its signature dish while Salami Pizza, honey chicken with lemon sauce are popular. Its varieties of cocktails include sex on pub, multiple orgasm and Cuba Libre among others.  It is located opposite to Aqua Java Zing. You can dial 9808317454 for details. If you are into the Reggae Music, then this is the place that you should be in.

Shisha Terrace Bar & Restaurant

As the name suggests, this Restaurant is famous for its 20 different varieties of hookahs/ Shisha that are imported from Duabi. Margarita, Shisha Special Platter and Mojito are its signature dishes. It opens from 7am till 11:30 pm and has a seat capacity of 80 person. If you are wondering how much money should you carry, anywhere in between NRs 200 to NRs 400 will be sufficient to try dishes. This is a rooftop restaurant that offers marvelous views of busy Kathmandu life. Enjoy your weekend by trying Shisha as you listen to the daily live music band that performs on this restaurant. It is located in Chaksibari Marg, Thamel. You can dial 01-4701104 for details.

Heritage Kitchen and Bar

Located in Thamel, this is a Newari Restaurant which also serves International dishes. Tali and Samyebaji from Heritage Kitchen and Bar are popular among the crowd.  With seating capacity of 150 persons, the restaurant has a feel of Newari home. Live musical show is held every friday . The happy hour is in between 5pm and 7pm.

House of Music

This is a live music club located in thamel near to GAA Hall which opens everyday from 2 pm to 12 am. The Restaurant occasionally features popular bands like Mukti N Revival while it regularly conducts special events like Karaoke Night, Open Mic Night, Audition Night and Jam Session. Established on 2008, it gives the perfect escape from the mundane life.  Partly owned by drummer from 1974 AD-one of the most popular bands in Nepal, this restaurant is all about musical events.

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