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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

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Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant

Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant (Pedzoe Lam, Kawang Jangsa, Thimphu) – for those interested in sampling local (Bhutanese) cuisine, this restaurant is a good start. The extensive menu, which boasts 60 vegetarian dishes and over 100 meat dishes, features such Bhutanese fare as khuli, a pancake made from buckwheat, kekti kewa (spiced baby potatoes) and ja … Continue reading Folk Heritage Museum Restaurant

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Chig-ja-gye en Taj Tashi

Chig-ja-gye at Taj Tashi (Taj Tashi Hotel, Samten Lam, Thimphu) – this is a pure-Bhutanese restaurant, not only its menu but its decor as well. Located within the luxury Taj Tashi Hotel (built with traditional Bhutanese dzong architecture along with more contemporary touches), a wealth of locals dishes are offered here, such as Ema Datshi … Continue reading Chig-ja-gye en Taj Tashi

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Champaca Café

Champaca Café (Main Street, Paro) — thinking of a cup of amazing coffee or scrumptious food? The Champaca Café has it all. The place was designed quite tastefully with high wooden stools taking in the place of usual tables and chairs. The food of this cafe is appetizing; and you can find anything you want … Continue reading Champaca Café