What is a Nepalese "tourist trap" restaurant? YouTuber Karl Rock, who makes travel videos about South Asia, created this guide to help you tell the difference between a good Nepalese restaurant and one designed for tourists.
He says a good restaurant should look like a "home kitchen." He spends some time getting to know the proprietors of a family restaurant (Bhedasingh Khaja Ghar — भेडासिंङ्ग खाजा घर) making some incredible-looking dishes: aloo paratha, cheap, egg paratha, chana, and vegetable curry.
On the other hand, any restaurant with hustlers in front trying to get you to go in is a sign of a tourist trap.