The more elaborate the official complexes in a vicinity, the more eating joints will be found around it. Harihar Bhawan is one such place. We bring you eateries from around the UN House, located at Harihar Bhawan—our landmark for this week.
With many prominent buildings such as the UN House, the new NTC building, Sajha Petrol Pump, Government quarters for ministers, Bhatbhateni Supermarket and a few banks, Harihar Bhawan is always buzzing with people. However, if you don’t have anything to do with any of these places then there is a possibility that you won’t have the slightest idea about our landmark’s existence. So, on one hand, there is a crowd that is well introduced to Harihar Bhawan, and then there are those for whom the name of the place is alien, even though they may have passed the lanes several times. In case, you belong to the latter group and end up there someday, we have picked out some eateries for you to try. Else, if you are from the former group, take a look at it anyways. This only means more options for you.
Nanglo Bakery Cafe
With one of its most popular outlets situated right in the heart of Jawalakhel, having it’s doppelganger, so to say, at Harihar Bhawan is nothing but convenient. Serving its signature momo and other fast food options such as burgers, sandwiches and sizzlers, their menu features Italian, South Indian, Continental and Chinese dishes as well. With spacious outdoor seating and comfortable indoors, you don’t have to worry about finding adequate tables for even a huge get-together. Open from 11:30 a.m. to 9:30 p.m. all week long, they now also have a Nepali Buffet lunch from Monday to Friday. Providing a more convenient choice for its customers, they also have special combo meals which range from Rs. 175 to Rs. 235. For those with undying craving for barbeque, it is good news that BBQ is available every evening from 5 p.m. onwards. Call them at 5010297 for more queries regarding their service.
Location: Take the street heading west from the UN House. Nanglo Bakery Cafe is a hundred meters in, on your left.
Bombay Masala Fast Food
Dishing out tandoori delights and everything from sandwiches, burgers, momo, and chowmein, to soup, snacks, Indian, Chinese and Continental, Bombay Masala Fast Food offers almost everything any other fast food has to offer and a few more. Their special dishes are Katthi Roll, Biryani, Golden Fried Prawn, Prawn Chilly, Whole Fish and more. To get an idea of what Bombay Masala really is, try their Special Platter- which lets customers taste a little bit of everything on the menu. They make home deliveries and also flaunt a lunch-box service. For those with fondness for Nepali flavors, Bombay Masala also has a Nepali Dinner/Lunch Set.
Location: Situated right across Classic Diamond Jewelers, the fast food is next to Sajha Petrol Pump.
The faded color on the signboard reading its name tells its story. Downtown has been there for a long time and it has proven its worth. There is nothing fancy about the place - neither its interior, nor its menu. Dishing out the usual Chinese, Indian and Continental, the interior offers nothing spectacular either. The place is neat and tidy. Ample seating, with white and blue chair covers, the restaurant is decorated with a few paintings hanging on the wall. They don’t entertain hard drinks, thus making it an ideal family restaurant. You will find Downtown rather packed during lunch hours as this is the destination many office-goers around the area pick for their lunch hour meal.
Location: Head around 150 meters towards Kupondole from the UN House. You will find Downtown on the left beside a book store.
Casa De Cass
A Gourmet Cafe/ Restaurant is how Casa De Cass has been introduced in their Mexican, Spanish, Italian menu card. The place isn’t big and yet not suffocating-cozy. With ample seating space and a couple of comfortable couches, it is more suitable for business over dinner. Serving snacks, main course, desserts and a wide range of in-house cocktails and drinks, the menu price ranges from Rs. 90 to Rs. 695. Open from 8 a.m. to 9:30 p.m., don’t miss out on their specials: Sage Chicken and Salmon Steak. Their desserts are a must-try, according to manager, Madhukar Duwadi - sample a Molten Chocolate Cake, Chocolate Brownie or a Lemon Tart. Free Wi-Fi is available too.
Location: On the same lane as Nanglo, you will reach Casa De Cass before you reach Nanglo. It is on your left.
Firewood Pizza and Thakali
The name says it all. This pizzeria serves out a hundred or more fresh firewood pizzas everyday. Although their menu features all the usual fast-food items and a Thakali set, the eatery is best known for its cheesy, crusty firewood pizza.s Offering 13 different flavors and different toppings, in four different sizes, the Italian favorite comes within a price range of Rs. 170 to Rs. 640. The highest price is for the extra large pizza which is 14 inches long in diameter. With soon to be added Wi-Fi, and ample parking space, this is an ideal place for friends to hangout and family meals. Call them on 5541592 for free delivery but make sure you are within a one kilometer radius of the eatery to use this service.
Location: After you pass Dowtown Restaurant, Firewood Pizza is on the left as well, a few houses away from Himalayan Bank.
Kwality Food Restaurant
It is a fast food restaurant and their specialty is Tandoori and a special platter named ‘Kwality Special’ which comes for Rs. 230. The platter includes a little bit of everything from the menu such as fish, chicken drumsticks, momo, sausage, prawn fries and more. Their menu roams from soups to sizzlers, quick bites like sandwich and burgers to more Indian flavours, and also a few Italian and Continental ones. They also have lunch-box service and make free home deliveries. For services call 5541838.
Location: On the same lane as the UN House, Kwality Food Restaurant is right next to the Classic Diamond Jewelers.