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“Bad Chicken!”

Black Olives Cafe and Bar
Ranked #16 of 764 Restaurants in Kathmandu
Certificate of Excellence
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Restaurant details
Dining options: After-hours, Breakfast, Reservations
Manchester, United Kingdom
Level 6 Contributor
83 reviews
45 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 49 helpful votes
“Bad Chicken!”
Reviewed 10 July 2014

Checking TripAdvisor we found a Black Olives Cafe and Bar rated #4 out of 383 restaurants in Kathmandu. Using this information we went in pursuit for a assumed good food experience. Initially sent down a quiet back-alley according to TripAdvisor’s map, but could not find it. We decided to go for a back-up option on Chaksibari Marg and surprise surprise, we found Black Olives Cafe. As it was the first option we walk right in and was seated in a nice open air dining space. We were presented a single sided laminated A3 size menu with many dish options from Western to Local. The waiter was pleasant but (like other restaurants we have been) was eager to take an order for drinks with out much time to study the options. A safe cold cheap Fanta for us both. After studying the food menu, we chose Vegetable MoMo, Chicken Choila and Chicken Sandaco Kathmandu. The MoMo came first, and was O.K. tasting the sauce it comes with was pleasant, we ate all of them. Near immediately after finishing the last bite of MoMo the mains arrived. Spelling very appealing we grabbed the chapatti and dug in (in high expectation). The flavours of what we where searching for in the Choila where like we have tasted at a Nepalese Restaurant back at home. Sadly the texture of the chicken did not agree to us, It was chewy with loads of joining fat (like the meat was not thoroughly cooked). We rejected the meals and ordered Vegetable Fried Noodles as we were still hungry. Many Apologies were given and the replacement dish came out in good time. The noodles looked more like spaghetti, we ate it anyway. It was well seasoned but nothing special, the vegetables were not great quality, we left nearly all of them. This not so great experience cost ₨561 (about £3.42) we was not charged for the rejected meals.

  • Visited July 2014
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4 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
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“Super value for money”
Reviewed 3 July 2014 via mobile

For my 5 weeks stay in kathmandu I was looking for a nice place with excellent service, good food, Nice location, a lot of variety and a great price (300-400 rs. Main) This place has it all. I'll be back a lot in the upcoming weeks.

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Kathmandu, Nepal
Level 5 Contributor
52 reviews
34 restaurant reviews
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“Reasonable price and excellent service”
Reviewed 26 June 2014

I was very lucky enough to find this place in thamel. The food was amazing and the service was excellent the prices were reasonable too. They have both the indoors and the outdoors seating as well. I will definitely recommend this place.

  • Visited May 2014
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417 reviews
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“Fantastic.”
Reviewed 20 June 2014

This is a great find. The chicken dishes are superb. The atmosphere was nice. You have to try the iced mint tea. A nice reprieve from momos.

  • Visited June 2014
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8 reviews
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“Amazing!!!”
Reviewed 19 June 2014 via mobile

Stayed in Kathmandu for one month and this was our absolute favourite place to eat.

Excellent tasting food, friendly and attentive staff, lovely little garden to sit in, fantastically good value (loads of good quality meat in all the dishes for very reasonable prices). We recommended this place to everyone we met in Kathmandu and visited more times than I can count working our way through the delicious menu.

It is tucked away towards the north end of thamel but definitely worth a visit!

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Thank Stephanie Q
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