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Zombala

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Hong Kong Market, Thimphu, Bhutan
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    3.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Most recent review
The best Momos in the world

Sorry if I have hurt the pride of my friends from Sikkim & Darjeeling, but Zombala near the main market in Thimphu surely serves the tastiest momos in the world.

5 of 5 starsReviewed February 18, 2015
Prantar C
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Kolkata, India
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24 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

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Kolkata, India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 18, 2015

Sorry if I have hurt the pride of my friends from Sikkim & Darjeeling, but Zombala near the main market in Thimphu surely serves the tastiest momos in the world.

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Bangkok, Thailand
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14 reviews 14 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed February 6, 2015

A restaurant that specializes in only one or two dishes usually does those dishes exceptionally well... Zombala is no exception to that rule! The momos were incredible, the staff friendly, and the shop packed with locals - all things that make for an incredible experience :)

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Jackson, Wyoming
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40 reviews 40 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
29 helpful votes 29 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed February 4, 2015

It's very small, but without a doubt the best place for fresh momos in Thimphu! All the staff are friendly and their service is excellent. Very reasonably priced, and centrally located just past the Ser Nya Hotel.

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Colorado Springs, Colorado
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295 reviews 295 reviews
182 restaurant reviews
122 helpful votes 122 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 13, 2014

This little place was already packed with locals on the first night of the Thimpu Tsechu, and I prepared for a long wait with 5 other fellow travelers. However, upon seeing our foreign faces in the doorway, the locals immediately consolidated around the tight tables and assembled random chairs together to make a bit space for us. Of course they... More 

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tallinn
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20 reviews 20 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
6 helpful votes 6 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed December 10, 2014

there were places where food, ambiance, choice of drinks etc were better. Zombala was just average but centrally located average, next to hotels I stayed. So it turned out to be the place I went to eat, not to collect one or another experience. It was somewhat dirty, the service was not too fast, there was no wifi but it... More 

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Dhaka City, Bangladesh
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55 reviews 55 reviews
25 restaurant reviews
53 helpful votes 53 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed November 16, 2014

The beef Momos that we had were one of the best that I have ever had. However it is not one of the 'classy' eateries, so maybe if you are too concerned about hygiene better not try it out- you are not gonna miss much, just the best momo money can buy :).

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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28 reviews 28 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 7, 2014

A local from Thimpu suggested this place, luckily close to our hotel. Loved their Cheese and Beef momos. Veg Chowmein (stir-fried noodles) were impressive as well. They ran out of Pork momos, so maybe during our next visit. Only part which was strange that they didn't have/offer any menu card. Definitely worth a visit.

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Senior Contributor
22 reviews 22 reviews
4 restaurant reviews
10 helpful votes 10 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed May 23, 2014

We were here in the afternoon for a quick bite and had a problem in the sense that all of us were strict veggies, but were surprised when we found and menu which had a decent number of veg options which were also served very promptly. Special mention about the Thupka and the Momo. really nice.

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Kolkata (Calcutta), India
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13 reviews 13 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 24, 2014

A small cramped up place. But they make the best momo I have ever tasted! Be it their cheese momo, pork momo or beef momo ... simply mouthwatering! !! A visit to bhutan is simply incomplete without a visit to Zombala.

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Mumbai (Bombay), India
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21 reviews 21 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
26 helpful votes 26 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 16, 2014

After reading so many reviews about this place, I just had to try it out. It was pretty busy but we managed to get the last table. Didn't even wait for the menu and ordered for the veg & cheese momos. I have to agree with the reviews below, they were really delicious! Even the chili sauce that came with... More 

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: Hong Kong Market, Thimphu, Bhutan
  • Location: Asia  >  Bhutan  >  Thimphu District  >  Thimphu

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Tibetan

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