Valentine’s Day is finally here; and after the stressful year that we’ve all had, I’m sure most of us are really looking forward to spending a nice and relaxing day with our Valentine. Once you’ve found the perfect gift for your valentine, the only thing that’s left is going to dinner at a restaurant with a good ambience to spend a romantic evening with your bae.
If you’re still deciding on where to go for Valentine’s, then you’ve come to the right place. Here, we’ve compiled a list of 22 restaurants you can visit for a nice, romantic date this Valentine’s Day.
Also, check out our article on 12 Gorgeous Rooftop Restaurants Around Town
1. Flavors Restaurant and Bar
If you want a nice and serene romantic night outdoors, we highly recommend this place. Located within the Hyatt Regency premises lush greenery and peaceful ambience, this restaurant offers both indoor and outdoor seating facilities. The menu also contains a good variety of both continental and Nepali dishes. Thanks to the spacious outdoor seating, the place feels private and intimate. A dinner at Flavors will allow you and your date to just enjoy each other’s company. If you visit them, do give their Grilled Chicken a go!
Where | Boudha, Kathmandu
Call them | 01-5178231
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/nima2027/
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/flavors_rnb/
2. Mezze by Roadhouse
Mezze is usually one of the more happening and lively places in Kathmandu. But come evening time and it transforms into a place that’s perfect for couples. Located in Durbarmarg, the atmosphere here is bustling and cheery. The food is usually always raved about, but the pizzas and cocktails are the true highlights of this place. Do try their special heart shaped pizzas if you decide to visit this Valentine’s!
Where | Mercantile Plaza, Durbarmarg, Kathmandu
Call them | 01-4223087 / 9843737736
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/MEZZEbyRoadhouse
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/mezzebyroadhouse/
3. The Chimney Restaurant
The Chimney Restaurant is the place to go if you want to spend a chilled, relaxed evening with your beloved. The décor is modern, upscale and fancy, if that’s your thing. This restaurant can be found next to the ‘pink building’ inside the Yak and Yeti premises. The architecture of all the buildings are so uniquely antique, it feels like you’re dining next to a castle. The seating areas, especially the outdoor ones are spacious and elegant. The service here is also excellent with all the staff being friendly and attentive.
Where | Lal Durbar Durbar Marg, Hotel Yak and Yeti, Kathmandu
Call them | 01-4248999
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/TheChimney.Nepal
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/thechimney.nepal/
4. Sushi Hokkaido
Tucked away in a corner in Boudha, this is the perfect place to spend your valentines if you’re both sushi lovers. The place is decorated with Japanese art and Cherry blossoms which give off a romantic and charming feel. The ambience is great with soft music and paper lanterns, something that will make you reminisce about falling in love. The menu also features a variety of authentic Japanese dishes which all taste wonderful.
Where | Bouddha Road, Kathmandu
Call them | 980-8744774
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sushi-Hokkaido-Nepal/659347297834707
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sushi.hokkaido.nepal/
5. Toran Restaurant
If you like the idea of having dinner with your date in a quaint courtyard, then you should visit this place. The garden seating especially, is perfect for a romantic Valentine’s Date. The ambience is wonderful with an almost farmhouse-like rustic décor. Despite being in mid Kathmandu, this place will make you feel like you’ve been teleported somewhere else as you forget about all the city bustle and start to unwind with your beloved.
Where | Pashupatinath The Dwarika’s Hotel, Kathmandu
Call them | 01-4479488
Facebook | N/A
Instagram | N/A
6. Pizza Hut Durbarmarg
I’m sure most of us can vouch for the amazing pizzas at Pizza Hut, but the lovely ambience and the cozy atmosphere makes this place a great place to go for a Valentine’s date too. The seating area is wide and the tables are spread apart which makes the place feel private even when the restaurant is packed with people. The muted lighting is also great at setting a romantic mood for your date. Don’t forget to try their stuffed crust pizzas if you visit.
Where | Durbar Marg, Kathmandu
Call them | 01-4226107
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/PizzaHutNepal/
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/pizzahutnepal/
7. Dencheling Garden
A restaurant that is close to nature and has lush greenery, apeaceful surrounding and serves Tibetan and Bhutanese cuisine. Dencheling Garden is a hidden gem in the jam packed roads of Thamel. The ambience of the restaurant is extremely relaxing as you can dine while sitting in the midst of green plants and to the sound of flowing water. The menu is also pretty great as they serve various delicacies from the Tibetan and Bhutanese cuisines.
Where | Keshar Mahal, Thamel
Call them | 01-4512158
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/DechenlingRestaurant/
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/dechenling.garden/
8. Utpala Cafe
If the two of you are vegetarians or just looking for vegetarian options, then we’ve got the perfect place for you. A quaint monastery restaurant in Boudha, Utpala Cafe serves fresh and inexpensive vegetarian food. Their beautiful garden is the optimal place for a quiet and romantic Valentines date. What’s more? They’re selling roses that grew in their garden especially for this day! The food is also delicious and affordable; a wonderful combination of lovely ambience and good food.
Where | Pawo Gompa Road, Kathmandu
Call them | +977 980-1978106
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Utpalacafe/
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/utpala.cafe/
9. Le Trio
If you’re craving for nice jhol momos with your bae then this is the place you should visit. Le Trio has a nice rooftop seating area that allows you to enjoy a lovely view as you dine. If you’re looking for something other than momos, they also serve Thai and continental dishes. They also have an extensive drinks menu and quick service. With muted lighting and (electric) candles, Le Trio can be your idea of a romantic candle-lit dinner.
Where | Durbar Marg, Kathmandu
Call them | 01-4435440
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/trioktm/
Instagram | N/A
10. Carpe Diem
Carpe Diem has it all; a great lounge, a bakery, and great food. The design of this place is really interesting and unique. The ambience is great whether you’re looking for a private dinner or a lively night with your beloved. The service here is often raved about, citing how friendly and helpful the staff are. Apart from the food offerings, you can also visit their bakery to get your dessert fix.
Where | Kaldhara Pipalbot,Thamel
Call them | 01-4389042
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/CarpediemLoungeandBakery
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/carpediem_lounge_bakery/
11. Hankook Sarang Thamel
If you’re craving Korean food then we’ve got you covered for that too! Korean food might not be the first thought that comes to mind for a Valentine’s dinner but Hankook Sarang Thamel has a nice seating area in the back garden which is perfect for a nice date. They serve delicious Korean food of different varieties and big portion sizes. They were the pioneers when it comes to Korean food in Nepal, so you can be assured when it comes to the taste and quality of their dishes. Do try their Samgyeopsal if you decide to visit.
Where | Jyatha, Thamel
Call them | 01-5356615 / 01-4421711 (Tangal Branch)
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/hankooksarangthamel
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/hankooksarangkoreanrestaurant/
12. Trisara Lazimpat
Trisara is the perfect place to visit if you just want to have a chill time with your SO followed by some live music. The ambience and atmosphere is pretty relaxed where the two of you can just have fun. They have a really versatile menu, and a stacked bar if you want to spice up your evening. Do try their Wings Platter if you visit.
Where | Lazimpat Kathmandu
Call them | 01-4410200
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Trisararestaurant
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/trisara_restaurant/
13. Sushi Time
Here’s another destination for you sushi lovers. Located at a somewhat unexpected place in Old Baneshwor, Sushi Time serves delicious sushi at a very reasonable price. They serve a wide variety of sushi that are colorful and attractive that would look great on your instagram feed. The premise is nice and small which is perfect to have a cozy sushi date. Their sushi platters are really good and you should totally give it a go!
Where | Old Baneshwor, Kathmandu
Call them | 986-4396396
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/sushitime.np
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sushi_time.np/
14. Fire and Ice Pizzeria
Pizza lovers are probably well too familiar with this place. Founded by an Italian, the pizzas at this place taste amazing and have a distinct Italian flavor. If you’re both fans of hand-stretched pizzas made with the finest ingredients, then this is a date you’ll really enjoy. The cozy dining area with muted lighting is the perfect place to chat with your loved one while enjoying a delicious pizza.
Where | Tridevi Sadak, Kathmandu
Call them | 01-5350210
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/fireandicekathmandu
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/fireandicepizzeria/
15. Sundown KTM
Ever wished you could enjoy a date with your loved one in Santorini, Greece? Well now you can—kind of. Sundown KTM is modeled after the iconic blue and white walls of Santorini. The ambience is nice and relaxing, especially due to the rooftop location and the color choices. This place will give you a feeling of being swayed out to have a nice dinner date in Greece. The place’s interior also gives you and your bae a chance to take lots of pictures with the iconic backdrop here.
Where | World Trade Center, Tripureshwor
Call them | 980-1812003
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/sundownktm
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/sundown_ktm/
16. Salon de Kathmandu
Salon de Kathmandu is a great place to visit if you want a quaint and romantic dinner in a garden under a tapestry. The aesthetic of this place is rustic and minimal which you’ll love if you prefer that vibe. Enjoy a romantic Valentine’s dinner next to a cozy bonfire. Salon de Kathmandu serves a good variety of food and drinks which are all delicious.
Where | Kumari Mai Marg, Lazimpat Kathmandu
Call them | 01-4411820
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/salonmaisonktm
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/salon_de_kathmandu/
17. Fusion Kitchen Restaurant
Another hidden gem amongst the busy streets of Thamel. This place is not that big and can be easily missed, but you should give it a shot. It has both garden and balcony seating and the small size of the place makes it cute and cozy. The staff are very friendly and accommodating. The food is excellent with a big menu for both meals and drinks. They even let you customize your orders, which is a plus!
Where | Jyatha, Thamel
Call them | 01-4250614
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/Fusionkitchen-217682225328663
Instagram | N/A
18. The Old House
The vibes and aesthetic at The Old House are immaculate. The tables and chairs are wooden and the seating area is surrounded by potted plants which make you feel like you’re dining in a cottage. The heated lights and fireplace will keep you toasty and warm even if it’s cold outdoors. Even the indoor seating is nice and classy. The food is delicious and we highly recommend their Beetroot Ostrich. They’re having a live music night this Valentine’s from 7 pm onwards so make sure to visit them!
Where | Durbarmarg, Kathmandu
Call them | 01-4250931
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/theoldhousektm
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/theoldhousedurbarmarg/
19. Gurkhaz Grill
If you’re craving grilled food then this is the place to go. Their steaks are delicately cooked to perfection and bursting with flavor. The garden is also pretty nice if you want to enjoy your meal outdoors. This is the perfect place if you’re both foodies and appreciate a nice, grilled meal. Do try their Lemon Chicken if you visit!
Where | Jhamsikhel, Lalitpur
Call them | 01-5520032
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/gurkhazgrillrestaurant
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/gurkhaz_grill/
20. Le Sherpa
Le Sherpa is an authentic Nepali restaurant that serves great European food. The place is aesthetically pleasing as it has muted lighting and is decorated with paintings. They also offer outdoor seating if you want to dine under the sky. This is the place to go if you want a classy date night. They’re also offering a special menu for Valentine’s Day so make sure to visit them!
Where | Maharajgunj, Kathmandu
Call them | 01-4428604
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/lesherpa.np
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/lesherpa/
21. Calm Restaurant and Bar
This is another potential destination if you want a classy date. This restaurant is cozy yet spacious at the same time. Something about this place feels ‘antique’ and both the outdoor and indoor seating are great in terms of ambience. As the name suggests, this place is perfect if you want a calm and romantic dinner with your beloved.
Where | Tangalwood, Naxal
Call them | 01-4443904
Facebook | https://www.facebook.com/calmrestaurantandbar
Instagram | N/A
22. Melrose Restaurant
The lush greenery and beautiful courtyard garden alone makes this place worth a visit. The place has a cheery and optimistic vibe to it, which is highlighted even more by the wonderful service and friendly staff. The food is incredible, with a lot of options and all of them being great. Overall we recommend this place for a cute lunch date with your beloved.
Where | Amrit Marg, Jyatha, Thamel
Call them | 01-4258861
Facebook | N/A
Instagram | https://www.instagram.com/melrosekathmandu/