welcome to "the cheel"

where we are serving up fresh flavor altitude and farm-to-fork attitude in every scratch-crafted morsel

...from the Himalayas to the Rockies

the cheel is all about the authentic flavors and ancient food preparation techniques of Nepal. Led by owners Barkha and Jesse Daily, both of whom grew up cooking with their families from a very young age - Barkha in Kathmandu, Jesse in Idaho - the cheel is a place for food adventurers, enthusiasts, and aficionados willing to try new things.

At the heart of the menu are “tidbits” or small plates that feature momos, delicate and savory dumplings served with crisp, spicy dipping sauces or aachars. Tamarind, ginger, sesame, timur, jimbu, cumin, mustards, saffron, chili pepper, garlic – these are the heritage ingredients that impart their distinctive tang. Did we mention cilantro, lemon, and lime?

Thali, or feast, is a traditional Nepalese dinner of flavor-infused and lightly grilled vegetables, marinated lamb or wild boar, rice and lentils. Soups, salads, sides, and dal, are here too, all with a Kathmandu spice-route inspired spin.

the cheel is located in downtown Thiensville in a rare 1890's Victorian landmark that has been lovingly restored and re-imagined. The eclectic décor including an original art deco bar, high tops and banquets, and covered 4-season outdoor patio, is suffused with a contemporary Asian feel and metallic accents.

Enjoy any of our sassy-crafty cocktails, our nod to our building’s storied past, made with house infused liquors, fresh pressed juices and exquisite bitters, or choose from a great variety of wine, beer, and non-alcoholic libations.

Quench your thirst for food adventure, taste the heat and feel our passion, for serving up a unique and convivial dining experience where you can relax and just "cheel out."






Party of 8 or more
No reservations

Contact Us




105 s main street
thiensville, wi 53092


    4:00pm - 9pm
    Tuesday - Thursday
    11:30am - 9pm
    Friday - Saturday
    11:30am - 11:00pm

    4:00pm - 10pm
    Tuesday - Thursday
    11:30am - 10pm
    Friday - Saturday
    11:30am - close  


Craft Cocktails



July 2019

Tuesday, 7/16 @ 6:00pm - Kyle Feerick w/ Sean Williamson (the baaree)
Wednesday, 7/17 @ 6:30pm - Dan Dance Trio
Thursday, 7/18 @ 7:00pm - Baaree Comedy Night (the baaree)
Friday, 7/19 @ 6:000pm - Milwaukee Hot Club (the baaree)
Saturday, 7/20 @ 9:00pm - Sainted Patrons
Sunday, 7/21 @ 4:00pm - Maar’Lo, Nicolette w/ Max Jones (the baaree)
Tuesday, 7/23 @ 6:00pm - String Along String Band (the baaree)
Wednesday, 7/24 @ 6:30pm - Smith & Binder Jazz Trio
Thursday, 7/25 @ 7:00pm - Concise Brewing Series w/ David Ryder (the baaree)
Friday, 7/26 @ 6:00pm - Leroy Airmaster (the baaree)

cheelabration 2019 - (5yrs!) - Saturday, July 27th @ Noon - Midnight!
5th Annual Celebration @ the cheel featuring Amazing Food, Live Music, Games and much more! Join us for this day-long, fully-tented, outdoor, family-friendly, community-wide benefit event to celebrate with us!
Featured Music Acts:
- Listening Party (12-3pm)
- Chicken Wire Empire (4-7pm)
- Porky's Groove Machine (8-11)
...set breaks performed by: Jackson-Hull (3-4pm & 7-8pm)

Sunday, 7/28 - Closed for the Day
Tuesday, 7/30 @ 6:00pm - Luke Cerny w/ Buddah (the baaree)
Wednesday, 7/31 @ 6:30pm - Warren Weigratz w/ Mike DeRose

August 2019

Thursday, August 1st @ 7:00pm - A Night of Magic w/ Glen Gerard (the baaree)
Friday, August 2nd @ 6:00pm - Maple Road Blues Band (the baaree)
Saturday, August 3rd @ 9:00pm - Jamfrango (the cheel)
Sunday, August 4th @ 4:00pm - TBD (the baaree)
Tuesday, August 6th @ 6:00pm - Barefoot Duo Series w/ Tom Holland (the baaree)
Wednesday, August 7th @ 6:30pm - Ethan Keller w/ Nathan Pflughoeft (the cheel)
Thursday, August 8th @ 7:00pm - Packers vs. Texans (the baaree)
Friday, August 9th @ 6:00pm - Mambo Surfers (the baaree)
Saturday, August 10th @ 9:00pm - Marvelous Mack & Friends (the cheel)
Sunday, August 11th @ 4:00pm - Colin Loman Open Jam (the baaree)
Tuesday, August 13th @ 6:00pm - Kyle Feerick w/ Aaron Gardner (the baaree)
Wednesday, August 14th @ 6:30pm - Blue Highway (the cheel)
Thursday, August 15th @ 6:00pm - Packers vs. Ravens (the baaree)
Friday, August 16th @ 6:00pm - Madtown Mannish Boys (the baaree)
Saturday, August 17th @ 9:00pm - That’s What She Said (the cheel)
Sunday, August 17th @ 4:00pm - Stella & Me (the baaree)
Tuesday, August 20th @ 6:00pm - String Along String Band (the baaree)
Wednesday, August 21st @ 6:30pm - Spike & April (the cheel)
Thursday, August 22nd @ 6:00pm - Seth Hoffman (the baaree)
Thursday, August 22nd @ 7:00pm - Packers vs. Raiders (the baaree)
Friday, August 23rd @ 6:00pm - Sawdust Symphony (the baaree)
Saturday, August 24th @ 6:00pm - The Bel Airs w/ The Blues Disciples (the baaree)
Sunday, August 25th @ 4:00pm - Andrew Gelles Open Jam (the baaree)
Tuesday, August 27th @ 6:00pm - Tritronics (the baaree)
Wednesday, August 28th @ 6:30pm - Erin Krebs Jazz Duo (the cheel)
Thursday, August 29th @ 7:00pm - Concise Brewing Series w/ Dr. David Ryder (Part 4/4)
Friday, August 30th @ 6:00pm - Duosonic (the baaree)
Saturday, August 31st @ 9:00pm - Cohen, Noden & Kasik (the cheel)


the cheel has been listed by Travel Wisconsin as one of the seven destination restaurants in all of Wisconsin.

Read more

3 Dishes: The Cheel's Barkha Limbu Daily

"The cheel definitely embodies and exemplifies my passion for delicious food, especially when it's made with high quality ingredients," says Chef Barkha Limbu Daily, "The restaurant prepares every dish from scratch.

Read more

Lakeland Alumni Guide Current And Potential Students

Lakeland’s 2016 Business Colloquium took place on Tuesday, March 1, bringing four Lakeland alumni who have been successful in business back to their roots.

Read more

Barkha Limbu Daily Shares The Flavors Of Nepal, Burma, Tibet

When Barkha Limbu Daily left her home in Nepal to come to Wisconsin in 2003, her only idea of America was from movies.
Attending Lakeland College, she was the first in her family to come to the United States for school. She loved the school but missed the foods from home.

Read more

Lakeland College Graduate Hosting 2nd SOAR Event At The Cheel

When Barkha Limbu Daily arrived at Lakeland College from Kathmandu, Nepal, more than a decade ago, she quickly discovered a great way to make friends.

Read more

Local Restaurateur Profile: Barkha Daily, The Cheel

Thiensville probably isn’t your first thought when it comes to the Wisconsin food scene, but if Barkha Daily has her way, that will change. 

Read more

Chef Spotlight - The Cheel's Barkha Limbu Daily

When Barkha Daily first came to the United States to attend Lakeland College in Sheboygan, she had plans to become a criminal profiler or psychologist. Instead, she ended up majoring in marketing, 

Read more 

Craft Cocktails: A New World Of Libations

When ordering a cocktail in years past, most of us had one requirement; it simply needed to taste good. Now, since the resurgence of craft cocktails, we are starting to expect more.

Read more

Good-For-You Dishes Are Everywhere

It might seem like everything is breaded and fried or draped in bacon, but restaurant menus do have dishes that a dietary guidelines advisory committee member would order. Good and good-for-you dishes are everywhere, if you look for them; here are a dozen examples:

Read more

Milwaukee's Best New Restaurants Of 2014

A Spanish restaurant, a Nepali restaurant. Restaurants where diners can start their day, and a restaurant where diners can end it with a midnight snack — or an entire dinner.

Read more

The Cheel Offers A Taste Of Nepal In Thiensville

A Nepali restaurant in Thiensville? I heard that more times than I could keep straight after the Cheel opened in summer in the little village's downtown. Everyone was expecting German, maybe?

Read more

Grand Opening Is Friday And Saturday At The Cheel, Thiensville's New Nepalese Restaurant

Reminder: The Cheel, a restaurant serving Nepalese fare and other food from the region around the Himalayas as well as American plates, will celebrate its grand opening this weekend in Thiensville.

Read more

The Cheel Will Open This Weekend

The Cheel, a restaurant specializing in Himalayan fare, will open this weekend on the southwest corner of Buntrock Avenue and South Main Street in Thiensville.

Read more

The Cheel Brings Nepalese Fare To Thiensville

Currently, the building at 105 S. Main St. in Thiensville, is under construction. Paper covers the windows, which are etched with the message: "Cheel out… we're coming soon."

Read more

The Cheel Will Serve Nepalese And American Plates

A restaurant serving dishes from the Himalayas is due in July in Thiensville, apparently the only such brick-and-mortar restaurant in the Milwaukee area.

Read more

HOPE for NEPAL: Thiensville woman starts fundraiser to help earthquake survivors

A local woman spent Saturday morning desperately trying to reach her family members -- many of whom live in the area hardest hit by the Nepal earthquake.

Read more

Himalayan-style fish fry dazzles customers at The Cheel in Thiensville

Taming and Flaming the wild boar with chef barkha limbu daily

Five of the best chefs in Milwaukee, WI, compete in a French restaurant.