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Hola Jinks

Hi Jinks (Druk Hotel, Wogzin Lam, Clock Tower Square, Thimphu) — Druk Hotel’s on-site bar is a dimly-lit space that has a lot of character. Early arrivals might be able to score one of the incredibly inviting armchairs by the bar, and proceed to indulge in a drink a two (the drink list features a … Continue reading Hola Jinks

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Club Ace

Club Ace (Phenday Lam, Thimphu) — if you love to dance at nightclubs than this is the best place for you to put your dancing shoes on my friend. Once known as the “Big Bang Club”, Club Ace is one of the most famous nightclubs in Thimphu which is full of energy along with a … Continue reading Club Ace

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Benez Bar

Benez Bar (Jangchhub Lam, Thimphu) – located on the top floor of one of Thimphu’s modern buildings, the mature above-25 crowd comes here for the views, international food options, and drinks. Prominent locals have been known to frequent this bar.

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Zombala

Zombala (Phenday Lam, Hong Kong Market, Thimphu) — located in the middle of the market is the perfect place to charge your batteries after strolling out the markets of Thimphu. The place serves mouth-watering momos, the Ema Datshi with ingredients like mushrooms and chicken. The food is reasonably priced and there’s also an in-house-bar.

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Hotel Ghasel

Hotel Ghasel (Hotel Ghasel, Nordzin Lam, Thimphu) – opened in 1997, this hotel is located by a popular local landmark (the Clock Tower Square). This was the first vegetarian restaurant that opened in the capital and serves both Bhutanese and Indian dishes, such as the vegetarian thali (a selection of small dishes, including rice and … Continue reading Hotel Ghasel

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Swiss Guest House

Swiss Guest House (Kharsumphe, Jakar, Chokor, Bumthang) – this restaurant got its name from the 1970s, when this location was frequented by Swiss nationals who were in the country working for Bhutan’s Dairy and Forest Project. This guest house is run by a Swiss-trained cheese maker, and (to no surprise) Swiss dishes are offered here, … Continue reading Swiss Guest House

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Sonam Trophel

Sonam Trophel (Paro Tshongdue, Paro) —  this is one of the best restaurants in Paro. Here you can enjoy delicious and authentic Thukpa, Datshi and Momos. Sonam Trophel serves vegetarian as well as the vegan meal, so if you are up to try some vegetarian Bhutan food, then it’s going to be the best place … Continue reading Sonam Trophel

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San Maru Restaurant

San Maru Restaurant (Norzin Lam, Thimphu) — run by a Bhutanese-Korean couple, this is the only place in the country you can dine on absolutely delicious Korean food. Here you will find the country’s best Bibimbap along with the barbecued chicken. Like most other places of Bhutan, this restaurant is also immersed in traditional interior … Continue reading San Maru Restaurant

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Olive Restaurant

Olive Restaurant (Nak-Sel Boutique Hotel & Spa, Nkoba Village) – this restaurant, located 8 km from Paro, serves local dishes such as kewa datshi (a curry made with potatoes and cheese), and the yak burger (complemented with spicy homemade mustard), and watercress salad, along with freshly-cut French fries. This eco-friendly and energy-efficient hotel gets high … Continue reading Olive Restaurant

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Galingkha

Galingkha (Galingkha Hotel, Norzin Lam & Dondrub Lam, Thimphu) — this restaurant, located on the first floor of one of the international hotels in the capital, happens to face a busy traffic circle (where white-gloved traffic cops can be seen in action directing traffic – in a country that still doesn’t have traffic lights). Dishes … Continue reading Galingkha