The success of Yin Yang as Thai restaurant began when in 1996, 25th September it reopened its door for the second time in Thamel after a brief closedown during the 80’s. By that time, Tejendra Shrestha (Trailokya’s son) had taken over the business. It was his interest in Thai food and determination to share the symphony of flavors to the world around, which transformed Yin Yang into what it is today. It took two years for him to build the restaurant from the ground up and next few months for traveling back and forth to Thailand in search of skilled Thai chef for the restaurant. Despite the discontinuation in the middle, Yin Yang in Thamel started off with a record-breaking first day. A queue of people stretched from the door to right around the corner of the street. Eventually, more people began showing a fondness for Thai cuisine because of Yin Yang.
25 years since 1996 in Thamel, it is now known to be the most beloved Thai restaurants in Kathmandu and the oldest to remain in the same location. Today, Yin Yang tradition is continued and developed into the third generation through Ritez Shrestha. Growing up in a family business with an immense love for food, he is inspired to serve delightful recipes to the customers without compromising quality and quantity on both food and service. His focus is on expanding the legacy of Yin Yang to other parts of the country.
Over the last 50 years, Yin Yang has established itself as one of the best restaurants in Nepal. The reason behind which are
1) Great tasting recipes made from scratch with the freshest ingredients and
2) Attention to detail in presentation, maintenance, and customer service.
Part of what makes Yin Yang amazing is its ambiance. Everything you see dates back to 25 years ago, from that picture on the wall, that chandelier hanging down the ceiling to the table you’re served or the custom made fork on the table. Giving you the traditional vibe in a modern context and a menu that serves best of east and west, Yin Yang remains true to its name.
reviewsof our favourite clients
It was our very first visit to this restaurant. As we were looking for a place to have lunch and one of our friends suggested us to go there for Thai Cuisine. It wasn’t so hard to locate it. The restaurant was well furnished and the staffs were courteous. The food was yummy and the atmosphere was good. The only thing which made me sad was that my mint lemonade had no mints in it. Our server was already a bit nervous. Maybe she was new on the job so I just drank my Mint-Less Lemonade. Anyway, we will visit again..
Good choice for Thai Cuisinecustomer
Ate here three times while in Thamel.
Huge menu both Thai and continental. Keep in mind if you don’t do spicy make sure you ask for mild.
Nice courtyard seating with an inside upstairs area as well.
Staff are friendly and attentive - thumbs up to Razin (hope that’s how you spell his name) very patient with annoying foreigners who think their funny
We found this restaurant hidden away in Thanel. It has a fabulous courtyard so in the cool evening you can sit outside. We had green curry which was delicious and quite authentic. The service was quick and very polite.