Old House, located at Purano Naikap, is a great place to unwind, away from the hustle and bustle of city life. The outdoor cafe is famous for its breathtaking views of the nearby hills and mountains. You can also get a good bird’s-eye view of Kathmandu from here. What’s great is that the food is good, and it’s affordable too.
The momos are really fantastic here, with Nanglo momos being its specialty. It’s basically a momo platter served in a nanglo (which is a round tray made of woven bamboo). There are all different kinds of momos as well—steam, fried, kothey, and chili. You can also order momos in bulk—in packs of 30 and 50. The price of 30 momos is Rs 460 while that of 50 is Rs 890. If you think you can have momos at any restaurant in Kathmandu, then think again. The momos here are delicious as the meat is really succulent. The blend of spices they use to marinate the filling is, we assure you, unlike anything you have ever tasted.
The chicken khaja set is worth a try as well. It’s quite filling with beaten rice, bhatmas sadheko, aloo ko achar, chicken, egg, papad, and salad. We don’t recommend this for one but if you are there with a friend who doesn’t find sharing his/her food, definitely give this one a go. The sekuwa is pretty decent too. You can let the servers know your preference so that they can grill it to your liking.
Expect the place to be full if you go there in the evening or during lunchtime. The interior is cozy, and there are more than enough tables to accommodate quite a few customers. If you prefer a calmer setting to enjoy your meal, there is also a private room away from the main restaurant area. But if you are planning to visit Old House during the weekend, it might be a good idea to make a reservation.
Chicken Khaja Set
Opening hours: 12 pm to 8:30 pm
Location: Purano Naikap
Online payment: Yes
Meal for two: Rs 1200
Parking space: For bikes only