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Zombala

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Hong Kong Market, Thimphu, Bhutan
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  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Wonderful food and service

This review is strictly for Zombala 2. The food here is excellent and the staff super nice. We had veg momos, spinach and mushroom datshi and asparagus. The datshi was so good we ordered another. Each were very tasty and the portions just the right size. The price is very inexpensive as well. We... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed May 14, 2015
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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Kathmandu, Nepal
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404 reviews 404 reviews
97 restaurant reviews
306 helpful votes 306 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 14, 2015

This review is strictly for Zombala 2. The food here is excellent and the staff super nice. We had veg momos, spinach and mushroom datshi and asparagus. The datshi was so good we ordered another. Each were very tasty and the portions just the right size. The price is very inexpensive as well. We would definitely return.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 13, 2015

great momos. crispy fried noodles, asparagus in season also good. now known as zombala2, at the traffic circle. the original zombala, near hongkong market is impossible to find.

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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12 reviews 12 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed May 11, 2015

This cafe is super popular with the locals. It's always buzzing with a lot of activity. Must try Barthu (Bhutanese Thukpa) here.

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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed April 15, 2015

After much confusion between zombala and the Bhutan kitchen ,we chose zombala 2 in norzin lam right at the traffic police junction near the clock square for our dinner. Much like many other restaurants in bhutan, this one also looked nice from inside but the entry was via narrow stairs in a not so good looking building. But Once inside... More 

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Sangli, India
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7 reviews 7 reviews
1 helpful vote 1 helpful vote
5 of 5 stars Reviewed April 6, 2015

I visited it 3 times during my Thimphu visit. From MoMo to Pork chops, everything's just awesome but if you want to have authentic Bhutanese cuisine, welcome to ZOMBALA. Ema-Datshi was lust awesome & they can also cook you a customized version on request. You can also try Jasha Tshoem or Jasha Maru. Fried Chilli Pork was like never tasted... More 

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Bengaluru (Bangalore), India
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8 reviews 8 reviews
5 helpful votes 5 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed March 15, 2015

Momos indeed were really good. Ambience is ok. If you sit near the Windows you can get the view of the market. We went for dinner, ordered Chicken manchurian gravy- was very delicious Chicken Fried rice - chicken pieces were fired so much ... couldnt chew them veg momos- very nice Druk 11000 beer - Very light loved , this... More 

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Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
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29 reviews 29 reviews
6 restaurant reviews
22 helpful votes 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed March 8, 2015

They have some of the best momos we have ever had! We had both the beef and the cheese momos and they were fantastic.

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Thimphu District, Bhutan
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12 reviews 12 reviews
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed March 5, 2015

Zombala is known to serve the best momos in town. they have beef and cheese momos that are usually served with hot soup.

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Kolkata, India
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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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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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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

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  • Cuisine: Tibetan

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