Kathmandu cafes go digital-first with ‘Made in Nepal’ technology

If you walk into the aptly-named Naulo Restaurant in Kathmandu’s Durbarmarg, you are in for a novel dining experience. Instead of a traditional hostess, five robot servers will welcome you in and instead of thumbing through a menu, you order food through a monitor placed at every table. Naulo might hold the distinction of being Kathmandu’s first automated restaurant but its futuristic vibe isn’t the only thing that’s drawing in diners—unlike a few other restaurants that also employ robots, Naulo’s five servers have all been built in Nepal.