What and Where to Eat in Dhulikhel?

Dhulikhel is an ancient compact Newa settlement just outside the Kathmandu Valley, and now an administrative center of Kavrepalanchowk district. Old Newa settlement still has its traditional and cultural charms with old crafted buildings, temples, monuments, and squares. The town, which is popular for viewing wide Himalayan range, is now a growing touristic destination with hotels sprawling all over the area. We stayed in this nice cozy place ‘Dhulikhel Gateway’, which is tucked away in a quiet location with good view of Himalayas (if you get lucky with clear sky) and beautiful landscapes.

Dhulikhel Newa settlement

Ancient Newa settlement of Dhulikhel

dhulikhel gateaway

Dhulikhel gateway- a nice cozy space tucked away in quiet location in Dhulikhel

Before returning to Kathmandu, we meandered through the alleys of the beautiful old Newa settlement and stopped at local Newa eatery for tuck-in. One can’t miss the Newa food while in Newa town. ‘Newa Kitchen’ is a simple clean eatery located in the core area of old town known as ‘Choya Chhen’. We had varieties of Newa food items. Chhoila was really good and we really loved the cooked tomato achaar with flavors of the sesame seed.

Newa foods

Varieties of Newa foods- Chiura, Chhoila, Kachila, Bhutan, Golbheda ko achaar, Selroti, at Newa Kitchen, Dhulikhel


Delicious Chhoila at Newa Kitchen, Dhulikhel

Newa dishes

Varieties of meat dishes at Newa Kitchen

Newa eatery in Dhulikhel

Newa Kitchen- a local Newa eatery located at ancient Newa settlement in Dhulikhel

If you are craving for Nepali daal-bhaat-tarkari, ‘Chhapro Hotel’ is popular with both locals and travelers. They have a simple yet tasty set of daal-bhaat-tarkari. Mutton curry had a delicious flavor. It is located on the main highway near to the junction (map here).

daal bhaat tarkari

Simple yet tasty daal-bhaat-tarkari at Chhapro Hotel, Dhulikhel


  1. Abiral bharijoo's Gravatar Abiral bharijoo
    February 6, 2018    

    There used to be a fameous khasi ko hyakula place in dhulikhel near the statue. It was a long time back prolly 12 yrs back when my uncle took me there, not sure if it still exists but boy that hyakula was a treat

    • Prashanta's Gravatar Prashanta
      February 6, 2018    

      Thank you for the information. I will definitely search next time when I am there.

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