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Funky Buddha Kathmandu

Certificate of Excellence
££ - £££
Bar, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
As featured in Nightlife in Kathmandu
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Bhagawot Sthan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
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Perth, Australia
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85 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 38 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 days ago NEW

It was my last night in Thamel and I was by myself. Looking forward to some Nepalese food and not wanting to eat local western food. All the locals want to take you to eat steak or pasta, why? Anyway found this little gem by walking a bit further from the lit up areas of Thamel. Dim lights, cool feel... More 

Thank Mark H
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20 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 days ago NEW via mobile

We had a nice chilled afternoon sat outside in the funky Buddha garden today- the drinks were great and the music/atmosphere was brilliant. A nice change from the busy/ bustling streets of Kathmandu. However the staff weren't very welcoming or friendly in comparison to other places in Kathmandu where they can't do enough for you. Overall a positive experience but... More 

Thank Lorna H
Los Angeles, California
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33 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 1 week ago

I love chicken Pad Thai and I've eaten it at numerous restaurants in the US. The pad thai here was ok. It had eggs on top of it. They need to put more sauce in the noodles. It was a bit dry. The prices are a tad bit expensive for me.

Thank MIKA-E76
Salt Rock, South Africa
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3 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 2 weeks ago

The name Funky Buddha drew me in as we are all about being funky! Lunch time atmosphere was brilliant. Cool tunes great service and clean toilets. Happiness all round. Popcorn snack a fab surprise. Happy hour here from 1pm till 8pm !!!😀 We will frequent this establishment no doubt! Peace Love and Happiness ✌❤🍻

Thank Symantha T
Pokhara, Nepal
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7 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
1 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

Had lunch here. Chicken Cordon Bleu. The chicken was nice, fairly tender. But the sautéed potatoes that came with it were a bit undercooked. Even worse, the 'salad' that came with it was simply shredded white cabbage, with no dressing of any kind on it!! Unbelievable.

Thank Gmc20007
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38 reviews
9 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 10 helpful votes
3 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 4 weeks ago

We went for a drink on a Friday night around 10:30pm and it was completely empty. We were very disappointed as we heard so much about Funky Buddha from our friends. The place is nice to sit and relax.

Thank Anika W
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4 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 5 January 2017

We visited this restaurant twice during our stay; once for dinner and another time for lunch. The wifi signal was strong and they had nice music playing. Our meals were delicious. If you're into a restaurant that radiates cool vibes then come here.

Thank Bec M
Utrecht, The Netherlands
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51 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 14 helpful votes
4 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 14 December 2016 via mobile

I've had a variety of Asian dishes here. Prices are a little above average but all the food was very tasty. Has somewhat of a hip clubby vibe, with a live DJ most nights and electronic music playing. I am reading a lot of mixed reviews for this restaurant. However, when I was there, service and food were actually quite... More 

Thank Ermin K
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4 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
2 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016 via mobile

After hearing good things about the Funky Buddha we decided to go for a meal there. The settings are lovely and the music is thumping- if not a bit out of place in a restaurant setting, better placed in a club. They were severely understaffed and we didn't get seen to for 20 minutes for food or drinks. The cocktails... More 

Thank Zach P
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3 reviews
5 of 5 bubbles Reviewed 9 December 2016

Definately the best Momos in Katmandu. Also the DJ and the music there was great, perfect for evening chillout.

Thank Ania Ł

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Restaurant Details

Rating summary
  • Food
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
  • Value
    4 of 5 bubbles
    4.5 of 5 bubbles
Bar, Asian, Nepalese, Vegetarian Friendly
Lunch, Breakfast, Dinner, Brunch, After-hours
Restaurant features
Outdoor Seating, Seating, Waitstaff, Serves Alcohol, Full Bar, Free Wifi, Takeout, Reservations
Good for
Local cuisine, Groups, Bar Scene
Location and Contact Information
  • Address: Bhagawot Sthan, Kathmandu 44600, Nepal
  • Location: Asia  >  Nepal  >  Central Region  >  Bagmati Zone  >  Kathmandu Valley  >  Kathmandu
  • Phone Number: (0)4700091

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Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?