We noticed that you're using an unsupported browser. The TripAdvisor website may not display properly.
We support the following browsers:
Windows: Internet Explorer, Mozilla Firefox, Google Chrome. Mac: Safari.

Zombala

Asian, Chinese, Tibetan
Map
Satellite
Map updates are paused. Zoom in to see updated info.
Reset zoom
Updating Map...
Get directions
Hong Kong Market, Thimphu, Bhutan
Improve this listing
Add hours for Zombala and help diners know when to go.
+ Add hours
Dining options: Dinner, Seating, Takeout, Waitstaff

TripAdvisor Reviewer Highlights

Read all 50 reviews
Visitor rating
  • 23
    Excellent
  • 21
    Very good
  • 4
    Average
  • 2
    Poor
  • 0
    Terrible
Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    3.5 of 5 stars
Good but not necessarily the best momos

I was eagerly waiting to try the momos at Zombala, which have the reputation to be the best in town. However, having tasted the momos at the Taj and at a small café just behind the Centenary Farmers Market, I found the momos at Zombola very good but not great. The chili sauce was not a spicy as I... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed 1 week ago
Eleonora_PH
,
Manila, Philippines
Add Photo Write a Review

50 Reviews from our TripAdvisor Community

Traveler rating
Traveler type
Time of year
Language
Manila, Philippines
Level Contributor
117 reviews
84 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 59 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I was eagerly waiting to try the momos at Zombala, which have the reputation to be the best in town. However, having tasted the momos at the Taj and at a small café just behind the Centenary Farmers Market, I found the momos at Zombola very good but not great. The chili sauce was not a spicy as I had... More 

Helpful?
1 Thank Eleonora_PH
Level Contributor
33 reviews
10 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed December 23, 2015 via mobile

We enjoyed the food at zombala so much that we went back there thrice. It is a small restaurant which is pretty crowded at lunch time. The service was quick and the food is mouthwatering. Their "Suja" Tea is a must have. All their bhutanese dishes are delicious. For a newbie to bhutanese cuisine this is a must try restaurant.... More 

Helpful?
Thank Anishuanimu
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Level Contributor
11 reviews
7 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 1 helpful vote
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 29, 2015

Good place for food and drinks. They have all types of food and reasonably testy. Quite a busy place. service needs improvement.

Helpful?
Thank Farooq812
Level Contributor
31 reviews
18 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed October 26, 2015

This is where Bhutanese go for momos. The steamed veg momos are great, the beef ones come with the usual soup, and the place seems always packed. A treat!

Helpful?
Thank Jessica E
Thimphu, Bhutan
Level Contributor
33 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 11 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 21, 2015

Zombala is famous for pork momo.It is located at Hongkong market .People mostly drop in to eat pork momo along with their special bhutanese flavour azay(pickle).

Helpful?
Thank WorldTourPlan
Level Contributor
16 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 14, 2015

The momo tasted good though oily. The Tom Yum soup was yummy. Good food at good price. The decoration was average.

Helpful?
Thank Wajeeha F
Level Contributor
54 reviews
24 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 36 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed October 6, 2015 via mobile

This hole in the wall eatery was hard to find at first.. But not impossible.. We were not impressed at first as we were shoved into a corner seat with barely anyplace to sit.. We placed the order and adjusted ourselves to the surroundings.. Waiting to be surprised, going by most amazing momos tag.. Boy we were delightfully surprised by... More 

Helpful?
Thank prashant1agrawal
Hong Kong, China
Level Contributor
65 reviews
8 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 47 helpful votes
3 of 5 stars Reviewed October 4, 2015

We went to Zombala2, located on the 2/F of a building, and not too far from Zombala. The restaurant is not large and has lots of windows overlooking the street below. The food offer was a mixture of Bhutanese, Thai, and Chinese (but not really Chinese as far as I can tell). One of the dishes that every table had... More 

Helpful?
Thank vacation_day_n_nite
Dhaka City, Bangladesh
Level Contributor
24 reviews
13 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
2 of 5 stars Reviewed September 29, 2015

Not sure if this Zombala is the main Zombala as it was in the corner of Norzin Lam on 1st floor, although they claim to be the same. I wanted to order India food but they ran out of it, so I ordered Chinese food and momos. However, the items were not up to the mark in terms of taste.... More 

Helpful?
Thank OmarDK
Paro, Bhutan
Level Contributor
68 reviews
46 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 13 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed September 26, 2015

Cheese Momo's are must try, this place is primarily famous for Momos but one should also try soup. Overall liked this for quick food.

Helpful?
Thank foodieebyheart

Travelers who viewed Zombala also viewed

Thimphu, Thimphu District
Thimphu, Thimphu District
 
Thimphu, Thimphu District
 

Been to Zombala? Share your experiences!

Write a Review Add Photos & Videos

Is This Your TripAdvisor Listing?

Own or manage this property? Claim your listing for free to respond to reviews, update your profile and much more.

Claim Your Listing
Improve this listing

Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

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

Price and Cuisine

  • Cuisine: Asian, Chinese, Tibetan

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children

Questions & Answers

Questions? Get answers from Zombala staff and past visitors.
Posting guidelines
Typical questions asked:
  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?