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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
Zombala2 in norzin lam thimphu - tasty food good ambience reasonable price

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... read more

4 of 5 starsReviewed April 15, 2015
PriyaRajan
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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26 reviews 26 reviews
3 restaurant reviews
15 helpful votes 15 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
6 restaurant reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
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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12 reviews 12 reviews
5 restaurant reviews
8 helpful votes 8 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
9 helpful votes 9 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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34 helpful votes 34 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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201 restaurant reviews
144 helpful votes 144 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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8 restaurant reviews
7 helpful votes 7 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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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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